6 Awesome Perks of Turning 65

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Turning 65 soon? You've got a lot of perks to look forward to as you enter your golden years. Whether you're nearing retirement or still in the workforce, make sure you keep living your best life and take advantage of these benefits.


1. Sign up for Medicare

If you've started researching Medicare plans, chances are you have questions. Don't worry, that's totally normal. Check out this 2019 annual enrollment guide to learn how and when to enroll in Medicare. Or you can call 1-833-217-8226 (TTY: 711) to talk to a licensed Aetna representative. If you're considering enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan, there are many exciting things to look forward to, including dental and vision benefits, fitness club memberships and more. Keep in mind that Medicare Advantage plans vary. Not all plans offer these benefits.

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2. Get your travel on

Break out your bucket list and take the trip you've always dreamt of. Many airlines offer special discounted prices for people over 65, including American Airlines, Delta, United, Southwest and others. Some discounts can be found on an airline's website, while for others you may need to call their customer service number. Be sure to also check out certain cruise lines for exclusive deals.

3. Save more when you explore

Discounts are everywhere — at restaurants, movies, national parks, retail stores and more. It's worth asking wherever you go if deals are available. Stores like Kohl's offer a 15 percent discount in their stores every Wednesday. You can save up to 30 percent off regular admission at most AMC Theatres. And if you're an outdoors enthusiast, you can explore more than 2,000 federal recreation sites with an annual pass for $20.

4. Expand your education

Interested in learning a new trade? Want to start your own business? Looking to learn a new language? Many public and private institutions across the U.S. offer continued education opportunities. You can take classes for free or at a very low cost. So go ahead and pursue your passion, without having to break the bank.

5. Collect on your retirement plan

If you're 65 and retired from your job, you can finally begin to collect on your retirement plan, without being penalized. This may include a pension plan. You can also start collecting Social Security benefits at age 62 and may be eligible for several extra tax deductions. It can be helpful to talk to your bank or financial advisor about all the available financial benefits.

6. Be social

Senior centers are a great place to meet new people and try out new activities. Many centers offer weekly events to keep you active and engaged. As you get older, it's so important to take care of your body, mind and spirit. Senior centers can help you do that. Simply search the Senior Center Directory to find one near you. You'd be surprised at how many cities and towns have them.

Live life to the fullest

Turning 65 is full of new and exciting opportunities and adventures. Take advantage of discounts and feel great about getting the most out of life while saving at the same time. You've earned it!

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