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6 Ways to Eat Well as You Get Older

Jackie Thomas Senior Content Strategist at NCOA Key Takeaways March is National Nutrition Month, a perfect time to learn about healthy eating habits. Eating a balanced, nutrient-dense diet is critical across the lifespan, helping us feel our best and reduce our risk of chronic diseases. Our infographic offers six tips to help you eat well as you age. Nutrition is important …

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Social Isolation Resources

Social isolation among older adults is a serious issue, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one-third of adults ages 45 and older feel lonely. This group is at an increased risk of social isolation due in part to having less nearby, immediate family or a chronic illness. Many organizations have created …

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Beware of Fake COVID-19 Test Sites, Kits

January 21, 2022 Scammers have created fake and unauthorized at-home testing kits, and they’re still at it with fake COVID-19 testing sites. They’re not giving people the help they need to stay healthy. The Federal Trade Commission gives things to keep in mind about buying fake COVID tests online and about looking into testing sites. A consumer alert from the Senior Medicare …

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Living with Vision Loss: Practical Tips for Safety and Independence

Key Takeaways Low vision is very prevalent in people over 60.  People with visual impairments can learn adaptive strategies to cope and live independently. Vision loss impacts the entire family, not just the person experiencing the eye condition. Vision loss is a growing challenge for older Americans. According to the American Foundation for the Blind, 3.2 million people—age 65 and older—experienced visual …

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Volunteers Needed!

Hi, I’m Jo Murphy, Executive Director for MMAP (Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program) we are seeking people who like to solve puzzles, enjoy meeting and working with people, who love a challenge, are familiar with computers and the internet, and are interested in helping other Michigan citizens in their area. MMAP is a free, unbiased, volunteer-staffed service that assists Medicare beneficiaries who …

Social Isolation Resources

Social isolation among older adults is a serious issue, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one-third of adults ages 45 and older feel lonely. This group is at an increased risk of social isolation due in part to having less nearby, immediate family or a chronic illness. Many organizations have created …

2021 MMAP Recognition and Training

The Recognition was held virtually due to Covid 19 virus. Regional Coordinator of theYear award went to: All of MMAP’s Regional Coordinators Site Coordinator of the Yearaward went to: Tamora Findlayfrom Region 9 Area Agencyon Aging Team Spirit award went to:Region VII Area Agency on Aging Team of the Year award wentto: All of our Volunteers at MMAP Team Member …

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MDHHS urges Michiganders to choose right place of care, get vaccinated to alleviate burden on health care systems

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Dec. 17, 2021 CONTACT: Chelsea Wuth, 517-241-2112 LANSING, Mich. – In order to take every measure necessary to relieve the burden on our state’s health care systems, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is reminding Michiganders to choose the right place of care for medical needs. Michigan’s health care systems continue to be overburdened …

Seniors Tricked into Buying Policies

Sandy Morales from the California Senior Medicare Patrol explained that a misleading TV commercial enticed seniors with new benefits that include dental, vision, transportation, and even Social Security money; however, beneficiaries who called for information were “erroneously enrolled into a plan that they never gave permission to enroll into.” In other states, one beneficiary felt threatened from a caller who …