If you have BOTH Medicare and full Medicaid with no spend down, you are considered a “dual eligible” beneficiary.  Dual Eligible beneficiaries in several Michigan counties have the option to receive coverage from a MiHealth Link health insurance program. These programs are similar to Medicare Advantage plans. They include hospital, medical, and prescription benefits, plus…

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Winter is in full swing, and with it comes flu season, icy roads, and cold temperatures! With colds, flu, and a new strain of COVID-19 going around, you may not consider the colder temperatures to be of concern, but it’s important to stay warm.  As we age, we tend to lose body heat more quickly.…

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Membership makes Heritage Commons tick. It is that simple. Without the active participation of members, there is no senior center. Your passion and zeal for sharing exercise, euchre, bingo, lunch and learns, craft experiences, interactive bake offs, and many other things gives Heritage Commons life and sparkle. These things are only possible if you join…

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From CareWell’s Daily Active Living Newsletter Older adults’ risk of falling may have increased during the pandemic due to declines in physical activity and mobility, along with increased isolation, a University of Michigan poll shows. Many also became more fearful of falling, which, in turn, can increase the risk. “Taking steps now to reduce fall…

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The brief December respite from Medicare Advantage Plan TV commercials is over.  Starting January 1, Medicare Advantage insurance plans have until March 31 to convince current plan users to switch between Medicare Advantage Plan companies. For these first three months in 2021, Medicare Advantage plan users can switch either to another Medicare Advantage Plan, or…

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By Carl A. Gibson For some people at certain points in time, being a part of the senior center community exemplifies a jigsaw puzzle experience. The emphasis, however, is not on the game as puzzling, but on coming together with new and long-standing friends, all of whom were new at some point in time. These…

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When starting your genealogy search, it is important to understand what you are up against. Our histories are a fickle thing. Sometimes individuals may be looking for their parents or other long lost family members. Others think they know all about where they came from, only to find out that they were given inaccurate information.…

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Maintaining healthy eating habits is important at all stages of life, but as we age we may experience some unexpected barriers that make these habits more difficult. There are several ways to make healthy eating easier as we adapt to changes in schedules, health, and ability. Here are a few tips to incorporate as we…

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If you qualify, Original Medicare covers vaccinations at 100% of the Medicare-approved amount when you receive the service from a participating provider. This means you pay nothing (no deductible or coinsurance).  Medicare Advantage Plans are required to cover vaccinations without applying deductibles, copayments, or coinsurance when you see an in-network provider and meet Medicare’s eligibility requirements for the service. Always ask if a provider participates with…

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On Thursday, December 9, 2021, Forks Senior Center (FSC) will be holding their Annual Membership Meeting. All Forks Senior Center members are encouraged to attend. The meeting will take place at the Forks Senior Center at 101 N. Albion Street in Albion at 3:00 p.m. in the Multi-Purpose Room. If members are unable to attend…

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