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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Get a FREE “Here to Stay” home maintenance guide

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 this “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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No one is exempt from COVID-19 scams

One would think that being at home would keep all of us completely safe! Unfortunately, people are using COVID-19 as a way to scare us into complying with their requests or demands, and far too often the targets of these scams are older adults. Deborah Cox-Roush, director of Senior Corps, offered this information on the…

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New Care Watch is reaching out to seniors amid COVID-19 crisis

MAC, Inc., is reaching out to seniors during the COVID-19 crisis, through the new Care Watch program.   Care Watch can help Lower Shore seniors who: Live alone and are feeling isolated, lonely or depressed Are worried about getting food or medications Need some type of assistance to help them continue living safely and independently at…

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Marylanders required to wear face coverings

A reminder that all Marylander’s are now required to use face covers while in essential retail locations, such as grocery stores and pharmacies, or while on public transportation. This order applies to both employees and customers in these locations. All businesses must post signs indicating face coverings are required before entry and while inside.  …

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Do you have an Advance Directive?

Everyone has the right to make their own healthcare decisions. But what if you are sick or injured or otherwise unable to make your own decisions regarding medical treatment? You can make your healthcare wishes known by creating an Advance Directive. This document details what medical treatment you do – and don’t – want in…

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Is a loved one in a nursing home? Questions you should ask

If you have a loved one in a nursing home, you may be concerned about their safety amid the COVIC-19 pandemic. AARP has consulted with leading nursing home experts to offer the following key questions to ask of nursing homes: Has anyone in the nursing home tested positive for COVID-19? This includes residents as well…

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