AARP research consistently finds that the vast majority of people age 50 and older want to stay in their homes and communities for as long as possible The AARP HomeFit Guide was created to help people stay in the homes they love by turning where they live into a “lifelong home,” suitable for themselves and…

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The Lions Club of District 11-B1 and CareWell Services Southwest are partnering to provide diabetes testing supplies and education to seniors in Calhoun and Barry counties just in time for World Diabetes Day on November 14, 2019. The Lions Club is donating over $5,000 in supplies to CareWell Services, including an A1C test kit for…

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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…

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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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AARP research consistently finds that the vast majority of people age 50 and older want to stay in their homes and communities for as long as possible The AARP HomeFit Guide was created to help people stay in the homes they love by turning where they live into a “lifelong home,” suitable for themselves and…

Read more

The Lions Club of District 11-B1 and CareWell Services Southwest are partnering to provide diabetes testing supplies and education to seniors in Calhoun and Barry counties just in time for World Diabetes Day on November 14, 2019. The Lions Club is donating over $5,000 in supplies to CareWell Services, including an A1C test kit for…

Read more

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