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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There are a lot of “little things” you can do to prevent falls and stay safe at home.  Falls are a big factor in hospitalizations and permanent, detrimental health issues. Here are some simple tips to make your home a safer place to be: No area rugs! Rugs require you to pick up your feet…

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Living life with chronic conditions is like trying to walk through a revolving door in a hamster’s wheel! Six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic disease, like heart disease and stroke, cancer, or diabetes. Chronic diseases are defined broadly as conditions that last one year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities…

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Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week (held annually on the third week of April) is a time to celebrate volunteers, recognize their impact, and encourage volunteerism in our communities. Community-based organizations across the country celebrate National Volunteer Week as a way to recognize “the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges.”  Volunteering has social, mental,…

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CareWell Services’ Friendly Phone Reassurance Program is back! This program exists to connect older adults who live alone, are homebound, or just need someone to talk to with caring and compassionate volunteers. Each participant will receive regular phone calls at a scheduled time from trained volunteers. The program’s goal is to combat social isolation and…

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by Jen Ozolins Rice Aging is an inevitable journey for everyone. Maintaining a positive attitude, feeling good about yourself, keeping fit and healthy, and seeing each day as an opportunity for adventure and learning are a few of the keys to help make the rest of your life meaningful. Focusing your mindset on happiness and…

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Recently, we have received a number of reports of door-to-door solicitors trying to sign people up for Medicare plans. Some have even gone so far as to attempt to disparage our Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP), saying we leave people confused and uncertain.  We want seniors and those who support seniors to know about these folks…

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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 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

There are a lot of “little things” you can do to prevent falls and stay safe at home.  Falls are a big factor in hospitalizations and permanent, detrimental health issues. Here are some simple tips to make your home a safer place to be: No area rugs! Rugs require you to pick up your feet…

Read more

Living life with chronic conditions is like trying to walk through a revolving door in a hamster’s wheel! Six in ten Americans live with at least one chronic disease, like heart disease and stroke, cancer, or diabetes. Chronic diseases are defined broadly as conditions that last one year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limit activities…

Read more

Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week (held annually on the third week of April) is a time to celebrate volunteers, recognize their impact, and encourage volunteerism in our communities. Community-based organizations across the country celebrate National Volunteer Week as a way to recognize “the power of volunteers to tackle society’s greatest challenges.”  Volunteering has social, mental,…

Read more

CareWell Services’ Friendly Phone Reassurance Program is back! This program exists to connect older adults who live alone, are homebound, or just need someone to talk to with caring and compassionate volunteers. Each participant will receive regular phone calls at a scheduled time from trained volunteers. The program’s goal is to combat social isolation and…

Read more

by Jen Ozolins Rice Aging is an inevitable journey for everyone. Maintaining a positive attitude, feeling good about yourself, keeping fit and healthy, and seeing each day as an opportunity for adventure and learning are a few of the keys to help make the rest of your life meaningful. Focusing your mindset on happiness and…

Read more

Recently, we have received a number of reports of door-to-door solicitors trying to sign people up for Medicare plans. Some have even gone so far as to attempt to disparage our Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP), saying we leave people confused and uncertain.  We want seniors and those who support seniors to know about these folks…

Read more