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Saving money on prescription drug costs: Medicare's "Extra Help Program" may help!

Blog credited to Medicare.gov - the Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare Blog

Saving money on prescription drug costs: Medicare's "Extra Help Program" may help!

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2 days 4 hours

Holiday Hints for Alzheimer's Caregivers

Senior Help Desk healthcare blog credited to The National Institute on Aging, part of  National Institutes of Health, (NIH)

Holidays can be meaningful, enriching times for both the person with Alzheimer’s disease and his or her family. Maintaining or adapting family rituals and traditions helps all family members feel a sense of belonging and family identity. For a person with Alzheimer’s, this link with a familiar past is reassuring.

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Senior Help Desk healthcare blog credited to The National Institute on Aging, part of  National Institutes of Health, (NIH)

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2 days 4 hours

The Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, Warns Public About Fraudulent Phone Calls Threatening Arrest or Legal Action

Blog by Andrew Cannarsa, OIG Communications Director,  Social Security Administration’s (SSA)

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The Acting Inspector General of Social Security, Gale Stallworth Stone, is urging citizens to remain vigilant of telephone impersonation schemes that exploit the Social Security Administration’s (SSA) reputation and authority.

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Blog by Andrew Cannarsa, OIG Communications Director,  Social Security Administration’s (SSA)

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2 days 6 hours

In Grandma’s Stocking: An Apple Watch To Monitor Falls, Track Heart Rhythms

 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Rachel Bluth​ and Kaiser Health News

For more than a decade, the latest Apple products have been the annual must-have holiday gift for the tech-savvy. That raises the question: Is the newest Apple Watch on your list — either to give or receive — this year?

At first glance, the watch appears to be an ideal present for Apple’s most familiar market: the hip early adopters. Its promotional website is full of svelte young people stretching into yoga poses, kickboxing and playing basketball.

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 Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Rachel Bluth​ and Kaiser Health News

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4 days 2 hours

Seniors Steamed Over Cuts To SilverSneakers Fitness Program

Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org  ​​

John Garland Graves was taken aback when he walked into his McKinleyville, Calif., gym in October and learned that his SilverSneakers membership was being canceled.

Since 2014, Graves, 69, has enjoyed free access to the gym through SilverSneakers, the nation’s best-known fitness program for seniors. He was disturbed by the news, as are many other people who have recently learned they’re losing this benefit.

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Seniorhelpdesk.com Healthcare Blog by Judith Graham and Kaiser Health News    http://khn.org  ​​

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4 days 3 hours

Holiday Blues or Something Else

 

“When you’re not quite feeling yourself this holiday season.”

By Linda Ziac

The Caregiver Resource Center

December 6, 2018

www.CaregiverResourceCenter.com

 

This time of year the air waves are full of holiday songs, movies with happy endings and scenes of family and friends coming together to share a meal, fond memories and good cheer.

Keep in mind that not everyone fits into this idyllic representation of the holiday season.

 

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“When you’re not quite feeling yourself this holiday season.”

By Linda Ziac

The Caregiver Resource Center

December 6, 2018

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6 days 2 hours

Caregiver Circle Presents: Medicare 101

For more information contact:

Lori Contadino

Director

Town of Greenwich

Commission on Aging

203-862-6700

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For more information contact:

Lori Contadino

Director

Town of Greenwich

Commission on Aging

203-862-6700

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1 week 5 hours

Happy Hanukkah

Happy Hanukkah

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Happy Hanukkah

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1 week 5 days

If anyone needs some resources for Drumming with Seniors here is a link to our blog

1 week 5 days

Therapeutic Drumming and How it Helps Dementia, By Steve Benedetto

Many evolutionary biologists believe music was fundamental іn our аbіlіtу to function as humans and hоld tоgеthеr large communities of people, as music is capable of producing oxytocin, i. е., bоndіng and sharing emotions, on a massive ѕсаlе. Ovеr the past decade, researchers investigating treatments for dementia аnd Alzhеіmеr’ѕ have discovered the benefits of music аѕ thеrару. Thе 2014 documentary “Alive Inside” demonstrates thе rеmаrkаblе benefits muѕіс can have on patients with dementia.

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Many evolutionary biologists believe music was fundamental іn our аbіlіtу to function as humans and hоld tоgеthеr large communities of people, as music is capable of producing oxytocin, i.

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1 week 6 days

Planning for Your Evolving Needs

Planning for Your Evolving Needs

Advance Directives 101

By Linda Ziac
November 27, 2018
The Caregiver Resource Center
www.CaregiverResourceCenter.com

Making my healthcare choices known with written advance directives.

What would happen if a medical emergency left you unable to speak or communicate?

This nightmare can happen to anyone of any age; as the result of a sports injury, fall, car accident, stroke, heart attack or illness.

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Planning for Your Evolving Needs

Advance Directives 101

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3 weeks 3 days

Happy Thanksgiving

The Caregiver Resource Center

Greenwich, CT

www.TheCaregiverResourceCenter.com

203-861-9833

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The Caregiver Resource Center

Greenwich, CT

www.TheCaregiverResourceCenter.com

203-861-9833

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3 weeks 6 days

Setting SMART Goals

 

By Linda Ziac

November 13, 2018

The Caregiver Resource Center

www.TheCaregiverResourceCenter.com

 

 

It takes more than just wishing - to make your goal a reality.

 

If you’ve ever told yourself you wanted to make a change in your life, you know that your best intentions alone aren’t enough to make it happen. 

 

 

WHAT IS A GOAL

 

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By Linda Ziac

November 13, 2018

The Caregiver Resource Center

www.TheCaregiverResourceCenter.com

 

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1 month 2 days

Minimizing Conflict with Effective Communication

 

By Linda Ziac

November 8, 2018

The Caregiver Resource Center

www.TheCaregiverResourceCenter.com

 

 

Mastering Effective Communication & Conflict Resolution

 

 

“A pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”    - Winston Churchill

 

 

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By Linda Ziac

November 8, 2018

The Caregiver Resource Center

www.TheCaregiverResourceCenter.com

 

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1 month 3 days

Time To Talk with Jen Graziano - WGCH

 

Wednesday 11/7/18 at 9:30 am

 

Join Us for a Discussion on Hospital Discharge

 

 

​Join Jen Graziano on Wednesday 11/7/18 at 9:30 on 1490 WGCH or on Facebook when Jen sits down with Linda Ziac of The Caregiver's Resource Center.

 

Jen and Linda will be discussing the importance of a patient having a solid discharge plan in place, before they leave the hospital.

 

 

WHAT IS DISCHARGE PLANNING?

 

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Wednesday 11/7/18 at 9:30 am

 

Join Us for a Discussion on Hospital Discharge

 

 

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1 month 2 weeks

16th National RX Drug Take Back Day - 10/27/18

By Linda Ziac

The Caregiver Resource Center

October 26, 2018

www.CaregiverResourceCenter.com

 

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

 

Saturday, October 27, 2016

10:00 am - 2:00 pm

 

 

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By Linda Ziac

The Caregiver Resource Center

October 26, 2018

www.CaregiverResourceCenter.com

 

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