From the desk of Tammy Roehrs, Division on Aging Director ~
Medicare Part D Assistance Program moving to Division on Aging's main office beginning Tuesday October 15 and continuing to December 3, 2013.
Are you turning 65, new to Medicare, and need a Prescription Drug Plan? Is your old plan not working for you any longer? Do you want to review your old plan to make sure it is insuring you the way it needs to? If you have answered yes to any of these questions and you are 60 or older, this program can benefit you. "Help sessions" are by appointment only and must be made ahead of time by calling (989) 895-4100 or toll-free at 1-877-229-9960. At time of appointment being scheduled be sure to ask what information is needed to successfully complete your paperwork day of scheduled appointment.
If you are under the age of 60 and need assistance selecting a Medicare Part D Plan or unable to attend the Tuesday afternoon sessions at Division on Aging, you may call the Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program (MMAP) at 1-800-803-7174 to make an appointment.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have sent out important information regarding people with Medicare who think they need to inquire about the New Health Insurance Marketplace also known as Obama Care. Frequently asked questions. The Health Insurance Marketplace is designed to help people who don't have any health insurance. You have health insurance through Medicare. The Marketplace won't have any effect on your Medicare coverage. Your Medicare benefit's aren't changing. Be careful you could receive information through the mail or a phone call asking for your business. Again, you already have Medicare. You will not have to make changes. It is against the law for someone who knows that you have Medicare to sell you a Marketplace plan. For futher clarification call the Division on Aging main office to speak with a Case Manager on duty at (989) 895-4100.
Osteoporsis Strength Exercise Class -taking names for the Winter, 2014 class session. This class concentrates on the bones and muscles that deteriorate due to age, disease and lack of use. An award winning class for ages 60 and over with or without limitations. Our instructor is from the In Patient Rehabilitation Unit at McLaren's West Campus. She brings an enormous amout of knowledge and humor to the class. Classes are held twice a week on Monday and Wednesday for 6 weeks. Call Division on Aging main office at 895-4100 to be put on the wait list for Winter, 2014.
Announcement of Grant Awarded from the Banfield Charitable Fund: see announcement letter
Elder Abuse Program Grant - Thanks to all who helped distribute surveys, along with those who completed the survey. We exceeded our goal of 390 surveys completed. This valuable information gathered will be used for long range planning at the September 11, 2013 meeting of the Elder Abuse Coordinated Committee Response Team.
Bay County Health Department - 2012 Annual Report
Collaberation with the Bay County Recreation Department ~ with the new addition of Beth Trahan, Bay County Recreation Assistant more emphasis will be put on Exercise/Class opportunities for our senior population in Bay County ~ Be watching for these new and exciting opportunities. In the event information section a new Water Stretch Class is being offered. Click on the event flyer in quick links for the details.