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 2022 through September 2025, the agency is accepting Request for Proposal (RFP) applications from organizations interested in applying for grants for…

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From CareWell’s Active Daily Living Newsletter Getting a COVID-19 booster shot can significantly increase an at-risk person’s immunity and protect against the contagious Omicron variant. New research focusing on nursing home residents and their caregivers found a third dose of vaccine boosted antibodies by more than 85%, with high levels of Omicron-specific immunity. The study…

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Each year in the fall Forks Senior Center collaborates with the Albion NAACP to collect school supplies for a back-to-school event and backpack giveaway for the students at Harrington Elementary. Supplies are collected by the Senior Center and then picked up and sorted into each backpack. At this year’s back-to-school event on August 22, students…

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BATTLE CREEK, MI (August 2, 2022)––The Policy Board of Directors for CareWell Services Southwest have officially approved Stacy Wines as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Region 3B Area Agency on Aging, as of August 1, 2022.  “The Board of Directors of CareWell is delighted to appoint Stacy Wines as the CEO,” said Stephan…

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After nearly a year of construction, the freshly built Heritage Commons building in Marshall Plaza has been unveiled and is ready to welcome the community into its halls. The Grand Opening, held on July 21, was a success! Over 150 members of the community came to tour the facility, find out about all the amenities…

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Elder Abuse remains a serious public health problem in the United States. Per a recent MDHHS MiHealthLink newsletter, 1 in 10 Americans age 60+ have experienced some form of abuse. For every 1 case of Elder Abuse reported, 44 go unreported. The annual loss by survivors of Financial Abuse is estimated to be between $2.6…

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Pets are companions for a lifetime, but pet care treatment costs are not cheap. In fact, there are many pros and cons to owning pet (according to environmental-conscience.com), like: Pro: Can help with emotional pain Con: Care can be time-consuming Pro: Can reduce stress levels Con: You may need a veterinarian Pro: Keeps you company…

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From CareWell’s Active Daily Living Newsletter Most people know to be careful about the heat when heading outside on a hot day, but it’s just as important to stay cool indoors, especially for older adults. According to the CDC, people aged 65 and older are at an increased risk for heat-related health problems such as…

Read more

Are you looking for a fun activity this summer? Head to the county fair! Both the Barry and Calhoun County Fair have Senior Days, where Seniors can enjoy all the festivities of the fair at a reduced ticket price.  The Barry County Fair will take place on July 19 through the 24 at the Barry…

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Did you know you are able to receive many FREE preventive services through your Medicare? Preventive services are provided without charging your annual part B deductible or the typical 20% coinsurance.  Medicare preventive services and screenings are tools you can use to help self-manage your health. Getting health screenings on a regular schedule helps find…

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 2022 through September 2025, the agency is accepting Request for Proposal (RFP) applications from organizations interested in applying for grants for…

Read more

From CareWell’s Active Daily Living Newsletter Getting a COVID-19 booster shot can significantly increase an at-risk person’s immunity and protect against the contagious Omicron variant. New research focusing on nursing home residents and their caregivers found a third dose of vaccine boosted antibodies by more than 85%, with high levels of Omicron-specific immunity. The study…

Read more

Each year in the fall Forks Senior Center collaborates with the Albion NAACP to collect school supplies for a back-to-school event and backpack giveaway for the students at Harrington Elementary. Supplies are collected by the Senior Center and then picked up and sorted into each backpack. At this year’s back-to-school event on August 22, students…

Read more

BATTLE CREEK, MI (August 2, 2022)––The Policy Board of Directors for CareWell Services Southwest have officially approved Stacy Wines as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Region 3B Area Agency on Aging, as of August 1, 2022.  “The Board of Directors of CareWell is delighted to appoint Stacy Wines as the CEO,” said Stephan…

Read more

After nearly a year of construction, the freshly built Heritage Commons building in Marshall Plaza has been unveiled and is ready to welcome the community into its halls. The Grand Opening, held on July 21, was a success! Over 150 members of the community came to tour the facility, find out about all the amenities…

Read more

Elder Abuse remains a serious public health problem in the United States. Per a recent MDHHS MiHealthLink newsletter, 1 in 10 Americans age 60+ have experienced some form of abuse. For every 1 case of Elder Abuse reported, 44 go unreported. The annual loss by survivors of Financial Abuse is estimated to be between $2.6…

Read more

Pets are companions for a lifetime, but pet care treatment costs are not cheap. In fact, there are many pros and cons to owning pet (according to environmental-conscience.com), like: Pro: Can help with emotional pain Con: Care can be time-consuming Pro: Can reduce stress levels Con: You may need a veterinarian Pro: Keeps you company…

Read more

From CareWell’s Active Daily Living Newsletter Most people know to be careful about the heat when heading outside on a hot day, but it’s just as important to stay cool indoors, especially for older adults. According to the CDC, people aged 65 and older are at an increased risk for heat-related health problems such as…

Read more

Are you looking for a fun activity this summer? Head to the county fair! Both the Barry and Calhoun County Fair have Senior Days, where Seniors can enjoy all the festivities of the fair at a reduced ticket price.  The Barry County Fair will take place on July 19 through the 24 at the Barry…

Read more

Did you know you are able to receive many FREE preventive services through your Medicare? Preventive services are provided without charging your annual part B deductible or the typical 20% coinsurance.  Medicare preventive services and screenings are tools you can use to help self-manage your health. Getting health screenings on a regular schedule helps find…

Read more