Posts by Cindy Robinson

Get the information you need to understand Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s and other dementias cause changes in memory, thinking and behavior that interfere with daily life. MAC’s Life Bridges program and the Greater Maryland Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association have teamed up to bring you an important education series. You may register for just one or as many as you wish. This free five-part virtual…

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Take steps to prevent falls

September is Falls Prevention Month! Falls are among the most serious and common problems that threaten independence and quality of life for older adults, ages 65 and older. Falls are not an inevitable part of aging, and many falls can be prevented. Fall prevention tips: • Talk to your healthcare providers about your fall risks…

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Powerful Tools for Caregivers: Learn to reduce stress, establish balance

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a free 7-week series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of adults with chronic conditions to take better care of themselves. The tools learned in the series benefit caregivers by helping them reduce stress, improve caregiving confidence, establish balance in their lives, communicate their needs, make tough decisions and…

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Help available for navigating telehealth appointments

In the age of COVID-19, many healthcare providers are relying more on telehealth appointments. Telehealth is a great way to keep up with medical appointments, from the safety of your home. But using today’s technology doesn’t come easily to all people. Technical assistance with these telehealth appointments is one of the many services offered by…

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Stage 3 Re-opening: MAC continues to serve the community

Maryland is entering Stage 3 of re-opening, as of 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4. Here’s what that means at MAC, your Area Agency on Aging: MAC continues to serve the senior community, with staff available to provide information and services via telephone. Limited services will be offered by appointment only within the MAC building. All…

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“Free” public Wi-Fi comes with a hefty price

Public Wi-Fi is convenient for you … and scammers! From the AARP Fraud Watch Network There’s nothing not to like about free public Wi-Fi. That is, if you don’t mind giving scammers easy access to all of your data. How It Works • Scammers can set up an “evil twin” network — a Wi-Fi network…

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Free book filled with home maintenance guidelines

We all want to continue living at home and in our communities as we age. One way to do that is with proper planning and timely home maintenance. The AARP Foundation has developed a “Here to Stay” guide filled with home maintenance recommendations that will help us continue to live comfortably in our homes for…

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News from the MAC gym: Tai Ji Quan, treadmill classes

New classes at MAC’s Richard A. Henson Wellness Center gym: Find your balance! An exciting new Tai Ji Quan class is now being held from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Beat the heat and walk inside with us! A new treadmill class is now being held at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. on Mondays,…

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Tips to help prevent Medicare fraud

Four tips to help prevent Medicare fraud: 1. Protect your Medicare number and medical information. 2. Learn more about Medicare coverage rules. Call the State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) office at MAC at 410-742-0505. 3. Do not accept services you do not need, even if they are free. 4. Be skeptical! Ask questions and use…

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Pausing in Phase 2: Limited Services

As Maryland pauses in Phase 2 of reopening, limited services will be offered by appointment only within the MAC facility. All visitors are asked to enter the building at the main entrance, and should expect go through COVID-19 temperature screening. Please wear a mask and maintain social distance when in the building. MAC will also…

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