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…

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As we age, our skin becomes drier, thinner, itchier, easily irritated, slower to heal, easily bruised, and blotchy due to the thinning of our protective fat layer and thinning blood vessels. I swear I find a new “fine line” or spot every day and I’m only 31. I know most of these are nothing to…

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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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Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) is extra insurance you can buy from a private company that helps pay your share of costs in Original Medicare. You need both Part A and Part B to buy a Medigap policy. Some Medigap policies offer coverage when you travel outside the U.S. Generally, Medigap policies don’t cover long-term care…

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Mental health can mean different things to different people. To me, mental health means being at peace in the moment. For someone that has struggled with anxiety and depression for more than half of their life, the feeling of being settled, still, and at peace is what matters most to me in this chaotic world…

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Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM). The focus for 2022 is aging in place – how older adults can plan to stay in their homes and live independently in their communities for as long as possible. The theme for 2022 is Age My Way,…

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Region 3B Area Agency on Aging, d/b/a CareWell Services Southwest, is seeking inputfrom the public about the needs of and available services for seniors in Barry andCalhoun counties as a part of its FY 2023-2025 Multi-Year Plan (MYP) with the Bureauof Aging, Community Living and Supports, MDHHS-Health and Aging ServicesAdministration. All interested parties are invited…

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You may have heard that Medigap companies are raising their premium rates.   Most plans use “attained age” pricing tiers–as you age, your premium prices increase. This is because the odds of developing chronic health issues, needing health maintenance tune-up surgery, or supporting long-term health conditions with monitoring or rehab increases as you age.  You can…

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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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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

As we age, our skin becomes drier, thinner, itchier, easily irritated, slower to heal, easily bruised, and blotchy due to the thinning of our protective fat layer and thinning blood vessels. I swear I find a new “fine line” or spot every day and I’m only 31. I know most of these are nothing to…

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

Medicare Supplement Insurance (Medigap) is extra insurance you can buy from a private company that helps pay your share of costs in Original Medicare. You need both Part A and Part B to buy a Medigap policy. Some Medigap policies offer coverage when you travel outside the U.S. Generally, Medigap policies don’t cover long-term care…

Read more

Mental health can mean different things to different people. To me, mental health means being at peace in the moment. For someone that has struggled with anxiety and depression for more than half of their life, the feeling of being settled, still, and at peace is what matters most to me in this chaotic world…

Read more

Every May, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) leads the nation’s observance of Older Americans Month (OAM). The focus for 2022 is aging in place – how older adults can plan to stay in their homes and live independently in their communities for as long as possible. The theme for 2022 is Age My Way,…

Read more

Region 3B Area Agency on Aging, d/b/a CareWell Services Southwest, is seeking inputfrom the public about the needs of and available services for seniors in Barry andCalhoun counties as a part of its FY 2023-2025 Multi-Year Plan (MYP) with the Bureauof Aging, Community Living and Supports, MDHHS-Health and Aging ServicesAdministration. All interested parties are invited…

Read more

You may have heard that Medigap companies are raising their premium rates.   Most plans use “attained age” pricing tiers–as you age, your premium prices increase. This is because the odds of developing chronic health issues, needing health maintenance tune-up surgery, or supporting long-term health conditions with monitoring or rehab increases as you age.  You can…

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