Senior man making barbeque for his friends during party at backyard
June 23, 2022
Written By:
Brian Goldman
Retirement Specialist, Financial Adviser

June 2022 Newsletter

June is one of our absolute best months — certainly thanks to the beautiful weddings happening everywhere and the almost always fabulous weather.

It's also a great time to raise your awareness of a number of key healthcare issues. Read on for information from American Senior Benefits... and note that our recipe section has entered grilling season!

Men and Their Health

If you have a husband, male significant other, father, brother or son, this month can have special meaning for you.

June is Men's Health Month — celebrated annually to cast light on conditions and behaviors that present dangers to the health and lives of men.

Just consider...

More boys than girls are born every year in the U.S. But that "lead" doesn't last. Women "are just healthier than men," some experts say.

Reports consistently show that of the 15 leading causes of death, men lead women (except Alzheimer's disease, a disease which many men don't live long enough to develop).

Some of the particular risks to the LIFE AND HEALTH of the men in your life can include the following: Prostate cancer, depression, and heart disease.

Plus, we've got to remember that at all ages, men use tobacco more than women.

So, take advantage of this opportunity to become more aware of the health dangers facing the men who are so important to you.

If you lack protection for dental, vision, or other specialized care, we have solutions. Contact me anytime for more information.

Don't Fear Downsizing in Retirement

Downsizing is something that sounds simple — until you try to do it.

As a retiree, you may find yourself looking to sell a house you loved for many years and replace it with something much smaller that still meets all your same needs.

Downsizing can be physically hard. It's an emotional experience, too. You may spend a lot of time seeking out answers from real estate professionals, contractors, even lawyers.

SENIORS: Here are some tips for making downsizing less work and maybe less frustrating.*

Pass on to your children what they'll take. (It's no news, many younger people want no part of China sets and other traditional items).

Sell what you can. It would be great making a few dollars on old stuff.

Donate items to charities you know.

Also, don't think you can do it all in one moving session. Spread the work out over time.

* "Downsizing in retirement," Life Enriching Communities, (accessed May 8, 2022)

Good Taste, Good Health

Grilled Chicken Breast

Grilled Chicken Breast
Grilled Chicken Breast

This traditional dish is tasty, juicy, and healthy.


  • 2-3 lbs boneless/skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 large lemon zest and lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 grated garlic cloves        
  • 2 tsp dried oregano        
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS: Cut chicken breasts into halves lengthwise to make them thinner. Place in a large bowl along with lemon zest and juice, olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Stir with tongs and let sit for 30 mins or marinate up to 24 hours.

Preheat grill on medium-high (450°-500°) and rub with oiled paper towel. Place chicken on the grill, close the lid and grill for 8-10 min turning once. Remove from the grill, cover with foil and let rest for 5 min. Serve with a side of grain and salad.



  • Start slowly, no need to go cold turkey.
  • Supplement meals with fresh foods.
  • Use fewer sugar-sweetened beverages.

Intense Headaches

Migraine pain is an intense, severe pulsing from within your head. It can last for days and make it almost impossible to live your normal life.

Migraine pain usually throbs on one side of the head. People with migraine headaches are often sensitive to light and sound. Nausea frequently occurs. If you experience any of these symptoms it is important to contact a medical professional to discuss treatment options.

Good news: Medicare will cover migraine services that are deemed medically necessary by your doctor. Ask us how to take advantage of these benefits.

Additional "Awareness" Months in June:

  • Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month
  • Cataract Awareness Month
  • National Aphasia Awareness Month

Senior Financial Glossary

Volatility Ratio is a technical measure used to identify price patterns and "breakouts."

What is Volume? Volume is the amount of an asset or security that changes hands over some period of time, often over the course of a day.

What is Volume Analysis? Volume analysis is the examination of the number of shares or contracts of a security that have been traded in a given time period.

What is Voluntary Bankruptcy? Voluntary bankruptcy is a type of bankruptcy where an insolvent debtor brings the petition to a court to declare bankruptcy because they are unable to pay off their debts.

Source: Investopedia

Did you know this about June?

The average number of wedding guests on the guest list for a June wedding is 144 (Zola).

June 6, 1944 - D-Day, the largest amphibious landing in history, began in the early-morning hours Allied forces landed in Normandy on the northern coast of France.

First mint in America opened in MA on June 10, 1652.

Birthdays: Marilyn Monroe (June 1), Jill Biden (3), Kanye West (8), Elon Musk (28)

Source: Famous Birthdays
"I think careful cooking is love, don't you?"
— Julia Child

This summer have maximum fun, but for safety's sake, limit the amount of time you spend in the sun.

Brian Goldman
Retirement Specialist, Financial Adviser