Posts by Cindy Robinson

“Technology Tools for Caregivers” can help with every day life

Family caregivers manage health emergencies, juggle priorities and suffer isolation – and all that was before COVID-19. The pandemic brings even more challenges for family caregivers. The good news: there’s technology that can help with everyday life for caregivers, from special telephones and video communication systems, to big button TV remotes, medical alert systems, and…

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Adopt a grandparent for the holidays!

Not even a pandemic can stop the holidays from coming to the homes of vulnerable MAC clients, via the Adopt-a-Grandparent program! The program will look a little different, however, due to COVID-19. Here’s the plan: Needed are gift bags specifically for a male or female. Bags should be 18-by-12 inches, or smaller, so they are…

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Finding Joy as a Caregiver During the Holidays & COVID-19

What do the holidays typically mean to you? Has the pandemic prompted you to do anything differently to prepare for this holiday season? Is the joy of the holiday season present within you and in your home? The holiday season is nearing and COVID-19 is still a pressing matter for us all. A virtual discussion…

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Feeding Your Loved One: Tips for Caregivers

In conjunction with Malnutrition Awareness Week, Administration for Community Living National Nutritionist Judy Simon shares the following strategies to ensure your loved one is eating well. Feeding Your Loved One: Tips for Caregivers Approximately 85% of people with dementia and chronic illness are cared for exclusively in their own homes, and one major worry for…

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Senior employment program marks 55 years

73-year-old Ray Seals loves working. Before he joined the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) a year ago, he was unemployed, and was finding it difficult making ends meet on Social Security alone. “I really found myself in a rut,” he said. Seals is a recent addition to the SCSEP team at MAC. He mans…

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Medicare Open Enrollment 2020: Call now for an appointment

Attention Medicare beneficiaries: Do you feel like you’re paying too much for your medications? Do you want to explore other Medicare prescription plans? The State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) at MAC is ready to help. As part of the annual Medicare Part D Open Enrollment, the team of specially trained SHIP counselors at MAC will…

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2020 Census: The Power of 10

10 minutes, 10 questions, 10 years of impact You probably already know that the Census is only 10 questions and takes about 10 minutes to complete. But did you know that your response will have an impact over the next 10 years? The 2020 Census data will influence how federal funding flows into your community…

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Emergency Preparedness: Even More Important During COVID-19

By Kathleen Votava, Aging Services Program Specialist at the Administration for Community Living What’s the plan? That’s the question we ask ourselves every September as we observe National Preparedness Month. Having an emergency plan is important at any time, but especially during a pandemic. The challenges of COVID-19 make thinking about preparedness and planning more…

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Education, fitness classes to help prevent falls

FALLS PREVENTION AWARENESS WEEK IS SEPT. 21-25, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things. One thing that’s still the same is that falling is NOT a normal part of aging. Falls are one of the greatest causes of serious injuries and death among people over age 65, but most falls can be…

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