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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Stepping On Falls Prevention: New Session

The bad news: One in four people age 65 or older has a fall each year. The good news: Falls are preventable! Stepping On, a FREE 7-week workshop, can help you build confidence and reduce falls. The workshop will meet from 9 to 11 a.m., on Wednesdays, Aug. 19-Sept. 30, at MAC. For more information…

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Cooling center open at Civic Center, July 20-22

A cooling center will be opened at the Midway Room at the Wicomico County Civic Center from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, July 20th; Tuesday, July 21st; and Wednesday, July 22nd. The Civic Center is located at 500 Glen Avenue Salisbury, MD 21804. Masks will be required for entry. Residents will need to…

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MAC Wellness Center gym is open!

The Richard A. Henson Wellness Center gym is open! Gym hours will be Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The gym is operating at 50% capacity in accordance with Gov. Hogan’s executive order on the reopening of fitness centers in Maryland, and for the safety of its members. Please note there are a…

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Can you spot the signs of elder abuse?

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. The following information is from the National Center for Elder Abuse website: Elder abuse is a growing problem. While we don’t know all of the details about why abuse occurs or how to stop its spread, we do know that help is available for victims. Concerned people,…

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New class: Powerful Tools for Caregivers

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a 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 locate…

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Older Americans make their mark every day; Read some of their stories

May is Older Americans Month. This year’s theme, “Make Your Mark,” celebrates the countless contributions that older adults make in their communities. It highlights the difference everyone can make – in the lives of older adults, in support of caregivers, and to strengthen communities. The following are stories of just a few Lower Shore residents who have…

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