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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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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 …

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SMP Consumer Fraud Alert: COVID-19

As the number of people and communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic grows, so do the scams associated with it. Scammers use public health emergencies as opportunities for new fraud schemes, and because older adults are at greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19, they may target older populations. It’s important to remember that although the Centers for Disease Control …

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STATE OF MICHIGAN

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES LANSING ELIZABETH HERTEL DIRECTOR FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    CONTACT: Chelsea Wuth Oct. 19, 2021                                                                                                                                     517-241-2112 WuthC@michigan.gov MDHHS urges residents to get flu vaccine during upcoming season State sets goal of vaccinating 4 million Michiganders LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is urging Michiganders to get their flu vaccine …

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Using Medicare Benefits Post-COVID

As the world starts to open back up from the public health emergency caused by COVID-19, millions of older adults are looking forward to getting back to social visits and rescheduling missed appointments. If you have Medicare, you’ll want to consider these tips to maximize your coverage and health post-pandemic. Continue to use Medicare-covered virtual visits  The pandemic introduced many people …

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Are you new to Medicare?

If you’re just getting started with Medicare or are in your first year, we have the information you need to help you understand your health care options and get the coverage that best fits your situation. Visit Medicare.gov to get answers to questions like: What are the parts of Medicare? What’s the difference between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage? How do I enroll in …

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4 Things to Consider When Comparing Medicare Plans

Comparing Medicare health and prescription drug plans can be complicated. Keep in mind these 4 things to make your plan choice easier with the Medicare Plan Finder. Total cost for care. It’s important to think about your total out-of-pocket costs, including deductibles, copayments, coinsurance, maximums, and drug costs, that you’ll pay with a Medicare health or drug plan. When you compare plans with Medicare Plan Finder, …

Prostate Cancer Awareness

CDC Has a New Email Service We recently changed email services; new email will be sent from subscriptions@cdc.gov. If you wish to continue to receive emails from us, please sign up at the Manage your subscription page. Should I Get Tested for Prostate Cancer? Many men wonder if they should get screened for prostate cancer. Each man must decide for …