Posts by Cindy Robinson

Additional DIY Medicare Enrollment Session

The Aug. 13 DIY Medicare Enrollment Session at MAC is now full. Due to a continued high interest in these DIY sessions, an additional program has been added. The details follow. Medicare-eligible State of Maryland retirees will no longer receive prescription drug coverage under the Maryland State health plan, effective Jan. 1, 2019. These Medicare-eligible State…

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Falls Prevention Awareness Day Planned

One in four Americans age 65 or older falls every year. But falls don’t have to be part of aging! A Falls Prevention Awareness Day will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, at MAC. Featured will be Local vendors Refreshments Information on fall prevention strategies and community resources Fall risk…

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The latest on prescription coverage change for MD retirees

The following was released today by the office of Maryland Governor Larry Hogan Governor Larry Hogan, General Assembly Provide Assistance to State Retirees Transitioning to Medicare Part D Will Reimburse Out-of-Pocket Expenses; Provide Additional Aid for Low-Income Retirees ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Larry Hogan, together with Senate President Thomas V. “Mike” Miller and Speaker of the House Michael…

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Additional DIY Medicare session at MAC

The DIY Medicare enrollment training scheduled at MAC on Wednesday, July 18, is full. Another DIY session has been planned for Monday, Aug. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m. at MAC. The DIY session is free and is open to anyone who would like to learn how to visit the Medicare website and sign up…

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Additional Do-it-Yourself Medicare programs offered

Do-it-yourself Medicare enrollment how-to programs are being scheduled throughout the Lower Shore. The programs are open to all Medicare-eligible persons who would like information on choosing and signing up for a Medicare prescription plan themselves.  Advance registration is required for these DIY programs. To register, call 410-742-0505, ext. 113, and leave the following information: Name,…

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Live well, age well

Here’s a nod to May as Older American’s Month, and its theme, “Engage at Every Age.” MAC, Inc., the Area Agency on Aging, and the National Council on Aging are committed to helping all Americans live well and age well. Here are a few ways to improve your life – or the life of an…

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Get help navigating the Medicare maze

Medicare-eligible State of Maryland retirees (age 65 and older) will no longer receive prescription drug coverage under the Maryland State health plan, effective Jan. 1, 2019. These Medicare-eligible State of Maryland retirees have until Dec. 31, 2018, to enroll in a Medicare Part D plan for prescription drugs, at their cost, to ensure there is…

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New Medicare cards are coming

New cards designed to help decrease chance of identity theft Coming soon to a mailbox near you: new Medicare cards for beneficiaries. The new cards are being issued with the goal of decreasing Medicare beneficiaries’ vulnerability to identity theft, by replacing the Social Security-based number from Medicare identification cards with a new and unique Medicare…

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Share the Love with area seniors

On the Lower Shore, many senior citizens are without adequate nutrition. They may lack the funds to purchase food or lack transportation to a grocery store; many are simply too physically frail to be able to stand at a stove and prepare a meal. Seniors suffering from inadequate nutrition can become more vulnerable to falls,…

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Learn coping skills needed to manage your diabetes

A class, Living Well With Diabetes, will be held Wednesdays, Jan. 17 to Feb. 21, from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at MAC, Inc. Participants will get the effective coping skills they need to manage their diabetes. Topics will include healthy eating and managing stress. The class will be led by highly trained peer leaders,…

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