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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Next Savvy Caregiver workshop begins Oct. 15

The next session of the Savvy Caregiver workshop will meet Thursdays, Oct. 15 to Nov. 19, at MAC. The free workshop is designed for dementia caregivers and will help participants: • Understand the impact of dementia on both the caregiver and the person you are caring for • Learn the skills needed to manage daily…

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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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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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