Membership makes Heritage Commons tick. It is that simple. Without the active participation of members, there is no senior center. Your passion and zeal for sharing exercise, euchre, bingo, lunch and learns, craft experiences, interactive bake offs, and many other things gives Heritage Commons life and sparkle. These things are only possible if you join…

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From CareWell’s Daily Active Living Newsletter Older adults’ risk of falling may have increased during the pandemic due to declines in physical activity and mobility, along with increased isolation, a University of Michigan poll shows. Many also became more fearful of falling, which, in turn, can increase the risk. “Taking steps now to reduce fall…

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The brief December respite from Medicare Advantage Plan TV commercials is over.  Starting January 1, Medicare Advantage insurance plans have until March 31 to convince current plan users to switch between Medicare Advantage Plan companies. For these first three months in 2021, Medicare Advantage plan users can switch either to another Medicare Advantage Plan, or…

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By Carl A. Gibson For some people at certain points in time, being a part of the senior center community exemplifies a jigsaw puzzle experience. The emphasis, however, is not on the game as puzzling, but on coming together with new and long-standing friends, all of whom were new at some point in time. These…

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When starting your genealogy search, it is important to understand what you are up against. Our histories are a fickle thing. Sometimes individuals may be looking for their parents or other long lost family members. Others think they know all about where they came from, only to find out that they were given inaccurate information.…

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Maintaining healthy eating habits is important at all stages of life, but as we age we may experience some unexpected barriers that make these habits more difficult. There are several ways to make healthy eating easier as we adapt to changes in schedules, health, and ability. Here are a few tips to incorporate as we…

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If you qualify, Original Medicare covers vaccinations at 100% of the Medicare-approved amount when you receive the service from a participating provider. This means you pay nothing (no deductible or coinsurance).  Medicare Advantage Plans are required to cover vaccinations without applying deductibles, copayments, or coinsurance when you see an in-network provider and meet Medicare’s eligibility requirements for the service. Always ask if a provider participates with…

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On Thursday, December 9, 2021, Forks Senior Center (FSC) will be holding their Annual Membership Meeting. All Forks Senior Center members are encouraged to attend. The meeting will take place at the Forks Senior Center at 101 N. Albion Street in Albion at 3:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. If members are unable to attend…

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Mental health plays a considerable role in overall health and wellbeing, and only recently are many of these conditions being normalized brought to the forefront in the media.  Many challenges surround the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions including identifying risk factors, increasing awareness, receiving proper treatment, removing the stigma, eliminating health disparities, and…

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The annual Part D Deductible for 2022 may be as high as $480 for some Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage with Part D drug plans. In 2021, the highest deductible was $445. A deductible, in simplest form, is the amount you must pay out of your pocket before the insurance will kick in and…

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Membership makes Heritage Commons tick. It is that simple. Without the active participation of members, there is no senior center. Your passion and zeal for sharing exercise, euchre, bingo, lunch and learns, craft experiences, interactive bake offs, and many other things gives Heritage Commons life and sparkle. These things are only possible if you join…

Read more

From CareWell’s Daily Active Living Newsletter Older adults’ risk of falling may have increased during the pandemic due to declines in physical activity and mobility, along with increased isolation, a University of Michigan poll shows. Many also became more fearful of falling, which, in turn, can increase the risk. “Taking steps now to reduce fall…

Read more

The brief December respite from Medicare Advantage Plan TV commercials is over.  Starting January 1, Medicare Advantage insurance plans have until March 31 to convince current plan users to switch between Medicare Advantage Plan companies. For these first three months in 2021, Medicare Advantage plan users can switch either to another Medicare Advantage Plan, or…

Read more

By Carl A. Gibson For some people at certain points in time, being a part of the senior center community exemplifies a jigsaw puzzle experience. The emphasis, however, is not on the game as puzzling, but on coming together with new and long-standing friends, all of whom were new at some point in time. These…

Read more

When starting your genealogy search, it is important to understand what you are up against. Our histories are a fickle thing. Sometimes individuals may be looking for their parents or other long lost family members. Others think they know all about where they came from, only to find out that they were given inaccurate information.…

Read more

Maintaining healthy eating habits is important at all stages of life, but as we age we may experience some unexpected barriers that make these habits more difficult. There are several ways to make healthy eating easier as we adapt to changes in schedules, health, and ability. Here are a few tips to incorporate as we…

Read more

If you qualify, Original Medicare covers vaccinations at 100% of the Medicare-approved amount when you receive the service from a participating provider. This means you pay nothing (no deductible or coinsurance).  Medicare Advantage Plans are required to cover vaccinations without applying deductibles, copayments, or coinsurance when you see an in-network provider and meet Medicare’s eligibility requirements for the service. Always ask if a provider participates with…

Read more

On Thursday, December 9, 2021, Forks Senior Center (FSC) will be holding their Annual Membership Meeting. All Forks Senior Center members are encouraged to attend. The meeting will take place at the Forks Senior Center at 101 N. Albion Street in Albion at 3:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. If members are unable to attend…

Read more

Mental health plays a considerable role in overall health and wellbeing, and only recently are many of these conditions being normalized brought to the forefront in the media.  Many challenges surround the diagnosis and treatment of mental health conditions including identifying risk factors, increasing awareness, receiving proper treatment, removing the stigma, eliminating health disparities, and…

Read more

The annual Part D Deductible for 2022 may be as high as $480 for some Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage with Part D drug plans. In 2021, the highest deductible was $445. A deductible, in simplest form, is the amount you must pay out of your pocket before the insurance will kick in and…

Read more