From the desk of Tammy Roehrs, Division on Aging Director ~
Master Athletes Have Superior Brain Function - years of exercise preserve cognitive abilities. Study shows the benefit of exercising and being out with other people, enhancing the brains function....the message here...it is never to late to start. We at the Division on Aging offer activities to get you started or many other programs to keep you motivated to stay healthy and challenged throught out your life. It is all about your personal best. Be watching for more information on our Senior Olympic Games ~ May 28 - June 13, 2014. To be put on the mailing list for a Senior Olympic Packet call 895-4100. Do your best and forget the rest.
Nutrition 101 - Healthy eating and a smart diet is vital for everyone of all ages.
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 Fall, 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 Fall, 2014.
Announcement of Grant Awarded from the Banfield Charitable Fund: see announcement letter
Elder Abuse Program Grant Update - 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. Click on the event flyer in quick links for the details. Chair Yoga and Fit in 30 with Beth will resume in September....Have a great summer.
Bay County pharmacies participating in the Yellow Jug/Old Drugs program - for more information and disposal sites see flyer. Special note: Bay City Police Department collects in the months of April and October. Watch for announcement in the Bay City Times.