Pets are companions for a lifetime, but pet care treatment costs are not cheap. In fact, there are many pros and cons to owning pet (according to environmental-conscience.com), like: Pro: Can help with emotional pain Con: Care can be time-consuming Pro: Can reduce stress levels Con: You may need a veterinarian Pro: Keeps you company…

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From CareWell’s Active Daily Living Newsletter Most people know to be careful about the heat when heading outside on a hot day, but it’s just as important to stay cool indoors, especially for older adults. According to the CDC, people aged 65 and older are at an increased risk for heat-related health problems such as…

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Are you looking for a fun activity this summer? Head to the county fair! Both the Barry and Calhoun County Fair have Senior Days, where Seniors can enjoy all the festivities of the fair at a reduced ticket price.  The Barry County Fair will take place on July 19 through the 24 at the Barry…

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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…

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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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