Trust me. I couldn’t have missed this birthday if I tried. For months now Medicare supplement insurance companies (and funeral plan offers) have filled my mailbox with “helpful” information about their services. Since I’m blessed with a job I love, I don’t plan to start taking social security until my full retirement age, which is 66, because that’s when I’m allowed to work and take SS. Of course I’m fully aware the powers that be could change the retirement age before then. It’s being discussed.
For now, I’m going to celebrate turning 65! Others pay special attention to the birthdays that end with zero, but for me, this is the only marker worth noting. I’m going to love being 65. I’m going to take advantage of every advantage offered me—even Medicare. My card is on its way.