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Helpful Links

Administration for Community Living (ACL): The official site of the agency that oversees federal policy concerning seniors, including the Older Americans Act. The site includes a listing of Area Agencies on Aging with web sites. – www.acl.gov American Society on Aging – www.asaging.org Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) – www.cms.hhs.gov Elder Law of Michigan, Inc. – www.elderlawofmi.org Health …

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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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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 …

Easily find medical equipment and supplies

When you or a loved one needs medical equipment like a wheelchair, hospital bed, or walker, it may be hard to know where to start, and what suppliers carry the equipment you need. That’s why we’ve launched an improved supplier directory to help you more easily search for suppliers of Medicare-covered equipment and supplies. Medicare’s improved supplier directory includes new features and functionality to …

National Influenza Vaccination Week

December 6–12 is National Influenza Vaccination Week. It’s a good reminder to roll up your sleeve and get your yearly Medicare-covered flu shot. Each year, thousands of people are hospitalized from flu-related illness. When more people get the flu shot, more people are protected. Flu prevention tips Make sure you take these simple steps to help stop the spread of viruses, like the …

These Free State Programs Help Millions of Seniors Navigate Medicare Open Enrollment Each year

By Rachel Christian Last Modified: October 16, 2020 7 min read time This page features9 Cited Research Articles Each year from October 15 to December 7, current Medicare recipients get a chance to evaluate and make changes to their health care and drug coverage. This annual opportunity is known as the open enrollment period. But navigating this process without guidance can be complicated, …

Running Essential Errands

Grocery Shopping, Take-Out, Banking, Getting Gas, and Doctor Visits What you need to know • Stay home if sick. • Use online services when available. • Wear a cloth face covering when running errands. • Use social distancing (stay at least 6 feet away from others). • Use hand sanitizer after leaving stores. • Wash your hands with soap and …

App helps Veterans manage chemotherapy symptoms

“Many positive responses.” “Easy to do.” Posted onTuesday, January 21, 2020 9:50 am Posted in Health, Inside Veterans Health by VAntage Point Contributor 474 views Veterans with cancer who undergo aggressive therapies often endure adverse effects. The worst symptoms usually happen at home following chemotherapy or other treatment. As a result, a team at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center in …