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5 Ways to Make the Most of Medicare

Medicare provides health insurance to nearly all Americans age 65 and older, and covers a significant portion of hospital stays, doctor’s visits and prescription drug costs for retirees. Here’s how to make sure you are taking advantage of all that Medicare has to...

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A Prescription You Can Write For Yourself

By Tom Lowrey, Education Assistant "For people who think there's nothing to live for and nothing more to expect from life, the question is getting these people to realize that life is still expecting something from them."  ~Viktor Franklin “Eat more vegetables,” we...

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Our Handyman Can Help

Many older adults have to give up the independence of living in their home simply because the home has not been modified for their safety. Senior Services Team of Handymen to the rescue! A volunteer team helps seniors maintain their homes by making them safe and...

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The Toughest Mission

By Trena Winans, Senior Services Education & Outreach Director Recently, I had the opportunity to hear an interview with Rear Admiral Deborah A. Loewer, US Navy (retired.) This is a woman who rose through the ranks, including serving as Director of the White House...

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The Health Benefits of Sunlight Exposure

Most people are familiar with the risks of unprotected sun exposure, such as sunburn, wrinkles, freckles, eye damage and skin cancer. Although overexposure to the sun is bad for your health, getting enough exposure to sunlight is necessary and beneficial. Adequate...

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Doug Behr: “Father of the Ziploc”

By Tom Lowrey, Senior Services Education Assistant “In 1951, a company called Flexigrip, Inc. was formed to develop and market a plastic zipper. The initial products for the Flexigrip were loose-leaf binder inserts and flat briefcases. Thereafter, the marketing...

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Medicare Update: Medical Equipment Fraud

Medicare Part B covers durable medical equipment (DME), which is equipment that serves a medical purpose, is able to withstand repeated use, and is appropriate for use in the home. There have been many recent reported instances of DME fraud, errors, and abuse, so it...

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Severe Weather Tips

Make sure you are ready in case severe weather strikes. Here are some helpful tips: Always take weather warnings seriously. Watching the forecast for the week can tell you if there may be a chance of severe weather so you can be prepared. If you have a radio that uses...

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