Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans with Prescription Coverage runs October 15 to Dec 7 annually.  Each September, Medicare beneficiaries are mailed important information from their current drug plan, called an Annual Notice of Change Letter (ANOC). This letter tells you what costs will be changing with your…

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Our BeWell Programs are great ways to stay active and fit while having fun! We’re happy to introduce our new BeWell Activities Coordinator, Colleen. To let you get to know her, we asked her a few questions. You can read her responses below. Fun fact: I am an ordained minister by the Universal Life Church.…

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Seniors are at increased risk for being targets of scams and financial exploitation, the theft of money, property, or belongings. Scammers see seniors as safer targets because they often have a steady income and limited experience with technology if they are being targeted over the phone or computer. Additionally, age can bring cognitive impairments that…

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The CareWell Services Calhoun and Barry County Medicare Medicaid Assistance Program team received awards at the first post-pandemic MMAP Statewide Recognition event, held July 20, 2022 in Lansing.  Awards for the number of hours served, going “Above and Beyond” to support beneficiaries and their communities, and Volunteer of the Year were presented. Local winners included…

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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…

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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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After nearly a year of construction, the freshly built Heritage Commons building in Marshall Plaza has been unveiled and is ready to welcome the community into its halls. The Grand Opening, held on July 21, was a success! Over 150 members of the community came to tour the facility, find out about all the amenities…

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Elder Abuse remains a serious public health problem in the United States. Per a recent MDHHS MiHealthLink newsletter, 1 in 10 Americans age 60+ have experienced some form of abuse. For every 1 case of Elder Abuse reported, 44 go unreported. The annual loss by survivors of Financial Abuse is estimated to be between $2.6…

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