SENIOR SERVICES & STORIES

Community Living Services – November 2020

COMMUNITY LIVING SERVICES: 
HIGH COST OF SOCIAL ISOLATION FOR THE ELDERLY

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By Eva Veitch, Region 10 Community Living Services Program Director. Human beings are social creatures; our human connections help us survive and thrive. COVID-19 and the social distancing that has been put in place to protect us have had a huge unintended consequence, hitting the elderly especially hard. Learn how you can help.

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COMMUNITY LIVING SERVICES: 
Connection Matters

By Sandy Walker, Lead LTC Ombudsman – Region 10.  Connection Matters now more than ever. The months of restrictions on visitation in long-term care and the inability of residents, families and friends to be together during the pandemic has emphasized the importance of connection, of relationships, and the impact they have on our well-being.  [Read story]

SENIOR SERVICES: 
Medicare Open Enrollment October 15 – December 7, 2020

By Judy Dietrich and Eva Veitch, Region 10 Community Living Services.  It’s time for Medicare open enrollment which is October 15th thru December 7th. Now is the time to review your Part D Medicare Prescription plan and Medicare Advantage Plans. Unless you are new to Medicare: this is the only time you can make changes, enroll or switch plans to become effective January 1, 2021. The S.H.I.P. (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) volunteers at Region 10 are available to assist you reviewing your choices. [Read more]