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News from SHINE January 2019

CAN I STILL CHANGE MY MEDICARE COVERAGE? The 2018 Medicare Open Enrollment period ended on December 7, but beneficiaries may still be allowed to change plans. New Medicare Advantage Plan Open Enrollment Period Beginning in 2019 Medicare will have a NEW Medicare Advantage Plan Open Enrollment period.  This new period

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Social Security Resource Center

Social Security Resource Center

Introducing the new AARP Social Security Resource Center Get the answers that are right for you Everyone has questions. Now there’s an easier way to find the information and answers you need for making decisions about your Social Security retirement benefits. The new AARP Social Security Resource Center provides clear,

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ElderCare 2018 Awards

ElderCare 2018 Awards

This past year, the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office & Central Massachusetts Agency on Aging held the 20th Anniversary ElderCare 2018  event. The funds raised during this event have allowed us to award the funds in 13 Mini Grants helping those in our community. Programs submitted included: Fitness programs for people with dementia Healthy Eating/Cooking

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Memory Cafe PSA

Memory Cafe PSA

A new public service announcement (PSA) video in English and Spanish is available from the JF&CS Percolator Memory Café Network. The biggest challenge for most Memory Cafés is getting the word out to community members who could benefit from attending, but who have become isolated due to dementia and may

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Worcester Talking Book Library

Worcester Talking Book Library

The Worcester Talking Book Library provides free services to Massachusetts residents of any age who are unable to read traditional print materials due to a visual or physical disability. The WTBL has access to more than 1.2 million volumes digital books including large type, described videos, braille, and 100 magazine

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How to Cope with Compassion Fatigue: 8 Tips for Caregivers

Article & Image by DailyCaring.com/Editorial Team | Posted 10/24/18 Compassion Fatigue Can Hurt Caregivers Caregiving is an all-consuming responsibility, whether you’re doing hands-on personal care or managing care from a distance. That puts you at risk for compassion fatigue. Compassion fatigue can be a side effect of caring for someone

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