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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by Jen Rice, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator Fighting cancer is a team effort that involves family, friends, and your care team. Don’t underestimate the strength that can come from having your support network by your side. Three out of four newly diagnosed patients say that they remember or understand little of what their healthcare team…

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from Active Daily Living Everyone knows cleaner air means healthier bodies, but new research suggests it might also help aging minds. “Our study is important because it is one of the first to show that reducing air pollution over time may benefit the brain health of older women by decreasing their likelihood of developing dementia,” said study…

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Have you or someone you know been the target of a phone scam? Identifying common warning signs of scams, and knowing how to report scammers, can help you protect your identity and your finances. Phone scammers may call and pretend to be a representative from Medicare, the Social Security Administration, a charity, your doctor’s office,…

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Evidence-Based Programs (EBPs) offer proven ways to enhance health and prevent disease among older adults. Each program is backed by solid research. EBPs are based on a study of the effects or outcomes of specific interventions or model programs. They demonstrate reliable and consistent positive changes in important health-related and functional measures. In simpler terms,…

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If you are nearing 65 and may be eligible for Medicare, you likely have questions about the coverage and benefits. MMAP has some answers for you! If you are still working and have insurance through your workplace, talk to your HR director at work first about how their plan works with Medicare. If you have…

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CareWell Services Southwest, the Area Agency on Aging covering Calhoun and Barry counties, has completed another Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) in Marshall at the Heritage Commons Senior Enrichment Center with the generous support of the Marshall Community Foundation, Oaklawn Hospital, and the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. Sadly, many people stride into their retirement adventure with…

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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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by Jen Rice, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator Fighting cancer is a team effort that involves family, friends, and your care team. Don’t underestimate the strength that can come from having your support network by your side. Three out of four newly diagnosed patients say that they remember or understand little of what their healthcare team…

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from Active Daily Living Everyone knows cleaner air means healthier bodies, but new research suggests it might also help aging minds. “Our study is important because it is one of the first to show that reducing air pollution over time may benefit the brain health of older women by decreasing their likelihood of developing dementia,” said study…

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Have you or someone you know been the target of a phone scam? Identifying common warning signs of scams, and knowing how to report scammers, can help you protect your identity and your finances. Phone scammers may call and pretend to be a representative from Medicare, the Social Security Administration, a charity, your doctor’s office,…

Read more

Evidence-Based Programs (EBPs) offer proven ways to enhance health and prevent disease among older adults. Each program is backed by solid research. EBPs are based on a study of the effects or outcomes of specific interventions or model programs. They demonstrate reliable and consistent positive changes in important health-related and functional measures. In simpler terms,…

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If you are nearing 65 and may be eligible for Medicare, you likely have questions about the coverage and benefits. MMAP has some answers for you! If you are still working and have insurance through your workplace, talk to your HR director at work first about how their plan works with Medicare. If you have…

Read more

CareWell Services Southwest, the Area Agency on Aging covering Calhoun and Barry counties, has completed another Aging Mastery Program® (AMP) in Marshall at the Heritage Commons Senior Enrichment Center with the generous support of the Marshall Community Foundation, Oaklawn Hospital, and the Michigan Health Endowment Fund. Sadly, many people stride into their retirement adventure with…

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