Social connections help people maintain their health, both mentally and physically. There is mounting evidence showing that socializing can provide many benefits to your health. People who are socially connected may live longer, have a stronger immune system, and experience improved brain health. The pandemic has been an isolating event in our lives. Many people…

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COVID vaccinations are being administered to seniors throughout Calhoun County thanks to large-scale participation and support from various organizations and volunteers in the community. As of February 12, over 8,000 people have received the vaccine at clinics organized by the Calhoun County Public Health Department (CCPHD) with the help of partners like CareWell Services, the…

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Understanding safe online practices while shopping and using the internet can prevent you from losing your identity or your money to scammers! Here are a few tips: Do not open or respond to emails from people you don’t know claiming that you have won a prize.  Be cautious about opening attachments and downloading files from…

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Thanks to Valentine’s Day, February tends to be all about matters of the heart. While you may be celebrating your significant other, the love of friends or family, or cherishing the memories of a lost love, this month is also a good time to pay attention to your heart muscle and make sure you’re doing…

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Commission to help educate Michiganders on safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine   LANSING, Mich. — Today, Governor Gretchen Whitmer appointed new members to the bipartisan Protect Michigan Commission. The appointees represent a diverse array of industries, professions, and backgrounds. Housed within the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), the commission will help raise awareness of the safety and effectiveness of an approved COVID-19 vaccine, educate the people of this state, and help…

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Winters in Michigan can feel cold, dark, and very long. With many making the effort to stay safe at home during the pandemic, this winter may feel even longer, especially if you have a caregiver who is unable to visit you as frequently. Don’t worry, there are several Assistive Technology devices to help you get…

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Getting a good night’s sleep is important to overall health. As we age, many factors get in the way of quality sleep. Changes in schedules, chronic pain, anxiety, depression due to isolation, and many other things contribute to disruptions in sleep patterns.  Environmental changes and medical conditions aren’t the only factors that impact sleep. Studies…

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January begins the annual General Enrollment Period for Medicare Parts A and B. If you have to buy Part A and didn’t take it when eligible, or didn’t take Part B medical coverage when first eligible, or if you cancelled your Medicare and you now want it back, you may sign up between January 1-March…

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Simple living may look different for each person, but generally a simplified life means getting rid of any extra mental and physical clutter, so you can have more time for the things that actually matter to you.  This sounds great, but life is complicated sometimes, and simplifying things can feel overwhelming—which, of course, is exactly…

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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…

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