October is National Fire Prevention Month. The goal of Fire Prevention Month is to raise fire safety awareness, and help ensure everyone’s home and family is protected.  On October 6, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Tekonsha Fire Station and Calhoun County Senior Services will host a Senior Health and Safety Day. The…

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From October 15 through December 7, you can compare, verify, and change your medication coverage for the 2023 year.  There may have been changes to your plan that you want to check on. Keep an eye out for mailings coming from your current insurance company as they are required to notify you of coverage and…

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I have been involved in senior activities and programming for nine years. Encouraging older adults to move, live their best lives, and seek joy is my passion. Beginning this month, I will be offering WERQ classes at Kool Family Community Center and Heritage Commons Senior Center through CareWell Services of Southwest Michigan. The CareWell Team…

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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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October is National Fire Prevention Month. The goal of Fire Prevention Month is to raise fire safety awareness, and help ensure everyone’s home and family is protected.  On October 6, 2022, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Tekonsha Fire Station and Calhoun County Senior Services will host a Senior Health and Safety Day. The…

Read more

From October 15 through December 7, you can compare, verify, and change your medication coverage for the 2023 year.  There may have been changes to your plan that you want to check on. Keep an eye out for mailings coming from your current insurance company as they are required to notify you of coverage and…

Read more

I have been involved in senior activities and programming for nine years. Encouraging older adults to move, live their best lives, and seek joy is my passion. Beginning this month, I will be offering WERQ classes at Kool Family Community Center and Heritage Commons Senior Center through CareWell Services of Southwest Michigan. The CareWell Team…

Read more

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…

Read more

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.…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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…

Read more

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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