It is easy to get lost in the noise of television, social media, and everything going on around us. You are not alone in this. No matter what situation you find yourself in, remember that taking care of yourself mentally, physically, and emotionally plays a big part in your overall health.  Ongoing stress makes us…

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from The Calhoun County League of Women Voters of Kalamazoo Area Given the spread of Covid in Calhoun County, it is wise to have a voting plan outside of voting at the polls. The Calhoun County League of Women Voters Kalamazoo Area, along with several other organizations throughout the State of Michigan site (www.mi.gov/vote), are…

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Due to the continued efforts to stop the spread of COVID-19, the Medicare and Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) of CareWell Services Southwest will not offer face-to-face benefits counseling initially during open enrollment. The MMAP program provides education and benefits counseling to empower Michigan’s older adults, individuals with disabilities, and caregivers to make informed health benefit…

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If you are feeling isolated and alone, don’t wait for others to reach out and call you, call someone today. Find a way to check in with other friends or family members. It doesn’t matter what you discuss, just let them know how you are doing. Reaching out can be a restorative  and therapeutic act.…

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If you are a Caregiver or next-of-kin, it is important to file proper forms with government agencies in advance of health emergencies.  For Medicare, you need legal authorization anytime you’re acting on behalf of a beneficiary. You can’t enroll another person in Medicare, a Prescription Drug Plan, or a Medicare Advantage Plan–even your spouse–unless you…

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Life has changed drastically for many of us over the last several months. The pandemic and all that has come with it have highlighted areas that were weak in our world, nation, community, and families, as well as provided opportunities for growth and incredible acts of kindness along the way, both large and small. During…

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In May, the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services announced a new nationwide Medicare prescription $35 cap on insulin co-pays, even during “the donut hole.” This is good news for many insulin-using Medicare beneficiaries, but there are some things to know about this new cap. The insulin savings does not take effect until 2021.  Not…

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One big aspect of remaining independent is being able to make healthy food for yourself. As we age, our ability or energy to safely prepare meals in the kitchen may decrease. There are many ways to adjust and use kitchen gadgets to help you continue to feed yourself healthy meals without stress! One helpful kitchen…

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CareWell Services operates on a foundation of five core values, among these core values are integrity, respect, and compassion. Each employee has committed to these values as we work together to carry out our mission of promoting health, independence, and choice for seniors, persons with disabilities, and caregivers. We seek to create a community where…

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Region 3B Area Agency on Aging, d/b/a CareWell Services Southwest, will hold an electronic Public Hearing through Zoom, to seek input from the public about the needs of and available services for seniors in Barry and Calhoun counties as a part of its Fiscal Year 2021 Annual Implementation Plan (AIP) with the Michigan Aging &…

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