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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Town Hall on “Innovations in Aging at Home” is July 17

  Maryland Secretary of Aging Rona E. Kramer invites the public–especially older adults, adult children of aging parents, caregivers, and professionals in the field of aging–to a Town Hall meeting on Innovations in Aging at Home to be held from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM on July 17th at Delmarva Community Services, 2450 Cambridge Beltway,…

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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

MAC offers multiple free information sessions 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, the Maryland Department of Budget and Management, Employee Benefits Division has announced. These Medicare-eligible State of Maryland retirees have until Dec. 31, 2018,…

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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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19th Annual St. Paddy’s Day 5K Run/2-Mile Walk: The Details

Planning is now under way for the 19th Annual St. Paddy’s Day 5K Run/2-Mile Walk, to be held Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Salisbury Elks Lodge. The theme of the run/walk is “Racing For a Reason.” All proceeds will support MAC, Inc., programs and services for those living with Alzheimer’s Disease, and their family…

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