Studies have shown that seniors with untreated hearing and vision loss reported a lower quality of life than those whose hearing and vision loss has been treated with hearing aids and eyeglasses. Hearing and vision loss can add to the perception that an older person is “slow” or is losing their faculties, which is usually not the case. This negative perception from others can lead to negative self-perception, withdrawal, and feelings of isolation, which can result in lower self-esteem, frustration, and even depression.
CareWell Services is here to help! Our HearWell and SeeWell programs provide free hearing exams, hearing aids, eye exams, and glasses to Calhoun County residents, age 60 and over. These programs are funded by the Calhoun County Senior Millage and offered by CareWell Services Southwest. Complete an application online by calling (269) 441-0930 to complete an application online. Applicants must meet income requirements to qualify.