Department on Aging Quarterly Report January - March 2017
Making Sense of Memory Loss - A guide to community resources for people with memory loss in Bay County.
Medicare Part D Clinics - For our Northern Bay County residents 60 years and older, we will be hosting clinics at the Pinconning Library. These clinics will be on every other Thursday starting October 19 thru November 30, 2017 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Pinconning Library, 218 Kaiser St., Pinconning.
To schedule an appointment, please call the Department on Aging at 989-895-4100 or toll free at 1-877-229-9960.
THESE ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. NO WALK-INS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
The following information must accompany you at time of appointment:
*list of current medications and dosages
*Medicare Care (red, white and blue)
*letter from current Prescription Drug Company (if there are any changes to current plan)
If you are under 60 and need assistance with selecting Part D Plan, or you are unable to attend on of our clinics, please call MMAP Central at 1-800-803-7174.
The Secrets of Aging Well - Live long and prosper is something we all want to achieve especially as we age. The Web MD article talks about ways you can fight off Father Time.The Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most comprehensive examinations of aging ever conducted have sited six bullet points to help realize the secret of aging well. continue the storySource: http://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/features/secrets-of-aging-well
Become a Department on Aging Volunteer ~ you choose the program and how often you want to give of your time and talent. We utilize volunteers to help carry out our mission of maintaining independence, offering social opportunities and enhancing quality of life to our Bay County Seniors who need the assistance. Our volunteer core play an enormous effort in achieving that goal. Volunteering has surprising benefits to make it a win-win situation. http://www.helpguide.org/articles/work-career/volunteering-and-its-surprising-benefits.htm. For more information on how you can become a volunteer call the main office at 895-4100. Currently in great need of Food Commodities Distributors - once a month deliver a box of food to homebound seniors.
Osteoporsis Strength Exercise Class -taking names for the Fall Classes. 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 starting in October, 2017.
Call Department on Aging main office at 895-4100 to be put on the wait list for the Fall 2017 Session.
Elder Abuse:Over 50? Mistreated? Help is available. Call the Bay County Department on Aging at 989-895-4100 for information and to learn about available services. If you suspect abuse, call 1-855-444-3911 24 hours/day, 7 days/week. June is World Elder Abuse Awareness Month. Take the quiz and learn more.
Guidelines for Out of Home Placement