CareWell Services Southwest, the Area Agency on Aging covering Calhoun and Barry counties, recently received recognition from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) with a 2019 Aging Innovations Award, the highest honor presented by n4a to member agencies. The awards program is supported by WellCare Health Plans. CareWell Services was among the…

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Do you make insurance decisions for a Medicare or Medicaid beneficiary? Filing proper forms with government agencies will save you lots of frustration!  For Medicare, you need legal authorization anytime you’re acting on behalf of a beneficiary. You can’t enroll another person in Medicare, a Prescription Drug Plan, or a Medicare Advantage Plan–even your spouse–unless…

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July is National Recreation and Park month! I want to tell you about a best-kept secret right here in Calhoun County: the Calhoun County Trailway. This is one “secret” you should be sure to tell all your friends!  The Calhoun County Trailway system has been in existence for 16 years. During that time, the trails…

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Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury for adults over the age of 65? One in four older adults fall every year. These falls can result in hip fractures, broken bones, and other injuries. For many, the fear of falling becomes greater during aging, and this fear can lead to reduced…

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Summer is upon us, and with it there is an increase of vehicle and foot traffic in our neighborhoods. Some of this traffic is likely to be solicitors, and even scammers, so it’s important to be aware of the signs so we can avoid scams. Seniors, specifically, are targeted by scammers. Older adults may be…

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Yesterday U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and John Boozman (R-AR) introduced bipartisan legislation that would direct federal agencies to set national standards for healthy aging and creating age-friendly communities.   The Age-Friendly Communities Act would amend the Older Americans Act by requiring departments across the federal government to develop a national set of goals on…

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Spring is here, and while the warmer weather is very welcome, it tends to bring with it door-to-door scammers posing as contractors promising affordable home improvements. Unfortunately, these types of scams are on the rise, but knowing the signs of contractor scams can prevent you from losing a lot of money. Oftentimes, scammers posing as…

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May is Older Americans Month! This year’s theme is Connect, Create, Contribute. During this month, we want to encourage older adults to connect with friends, family, and the community; create by participating in activities that encourage learning, health and enrichment; and contribute to their community by sharing time, wisdom, and life experience. If you are…

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CareWell Services SW, provides services and funding to promote health, independence and choice for seniors, persons with disabilities and their caregivers in Barry and Calhoun counties. As part of its multi-year planning process for October 2019 through September 2022, the agency is accepting Request for Proposal (RFP) applications from organizations interested in applying for three…

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  Michigan MMAP clients seen starting March of 2019 may be subject to a quality improvement survey call. This is not a Medicare scam call! These surveys are funded by our national funder, the Administration for Community Living (ACL), and the surveys rotate through different states each year.  This year it is Michigan’s turn. Each…

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CareWell Services Southwest, the Area Agency on Aging covering Calhoun and Barry counties, recently received recognition from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) with a 2019 Aging Innovations Award, the highest honor presented by n4a to member agencies. The awards program is supported by WellCare Health Plans. CareWell Services was among the…

Read more

Do you make insurance decisions for a Medicare or Medicaid beneficiary? Filing proper forms with government agencies will save you lots of frustration!  For Medicare, you need legal authorization anytime you’re acting on behalf of a beneficiary. You can’t enroll another person in Medicare, a Prescription Drug Plan, or a Medicare Advantage Plan–even your spouse–unless…

Read more

July is National Recreation and Park month! I want to tell you about a best-kept secret right here in Calhoun County: the Calhoun County Trailway. This is one “secret” you should be sure to tell all your friends!  The Calhoun County Trailway system has been in existence for 16 years. During that time, the trails…

Read more

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of injury for adults over the age of 65? One in four older adults fall every year. These falls can result in hip fractures, broken bones, and other injuries. For many, the fear of falling becomes greater during aging, and this fear can lead to reduced…

Read more

Summer is upon us, and with it there is an increase of vehicle and foot traffic in our neighborhoods. Some of this traffic is likely to be solicitors, and even scammers, so it’s important to be aware of the signs so we can avoid scams. Seniors, specifically, are targeted by scammers. Older adults may be…

Read more

Yesterday U.S. Senators Gary Peters (D-MI) and John Boozman (R-AR) introduced bipartisan legislation that would direct federal agencies to set national standards for healthy aging and creating age-friendly communities.   The Age-Friendly Communities Act would amend the Older Americans Act by requiring departments across the federal government to develop a national set of goals on…

Read more

Spring is here, and while the warmer weather is very welcome, it tends to bring with it door-to-door scammers posing as contractors promising affordable home improvements. Unfortunately, these types of scams are on the rise, but knowing the signs of contractor scams can prevent you from losing a lot of money. Oftentimes, scammers posing as…

Read more

May is Older Americans Month! This year’s theme is Connect, Create, Contribute. During this month, we want to encourage older adults to connect with friends, family, and the community; create by participating in activities that encourage learning, health and enrichment; and contribute to their community by sharing time, wisdom, and life experience. If you are…

Read more

CareWell Services SW, provides services and funding to promote health, independence and choice for seniors, persons with disabilities and their caregivers in Barry and Calhoun counties. As part of its multi-year planning process for October 2019 through September 2022, the agency is accepting Request for Proposal (RFP) applications from organizations interested in applying for three…

Read more

  Michigan MMAP clients seen starting March of 2019 may be subject to a quality improvement survey call. This is not a Medicare scam call! These surveys are funded by our national funder, the Administration for Community Living (ACL), and the surveys rotate through different states each year.  This year it is Michigan’s turn. Each…

Read more