Caring for an older adult family member or friend can be a daunting task. So many times, the caregiver can exhaust themselves. You do not have to go it alone. AgeSmart can help with services and resources to help you make this very important role of a caregiver easier. Caregiver Resource Specialist AgeSmart’s Caregiver Resource Specialists can
Adapted from AARP Bulletin, December 2019 Older Americans were much more likely than younger adults to be victimized by several common scams last year, a report by the Federal Trade Commission shows. And when they were hit, the oldest victims lost more money. Those 60-plus were nearly five times more likely than those ages 20 to
Recently AgeSmart Community Resources had the opportunity to assist a Veteran who had previously been enrolled in our Veterans Directed Care Program through the Veteran’s Administration. This veteran had no support from family and friends, and no pre-arranged burial plans. The veteran was ill and the home aide arrived just in time to find out that
Why open enrollment for Medicare is important to you. Let AgeSmart Community Resources help you find your way through the ever-changing world of Medicare Open Enrollment. Beginning on October 15 all people with Medicare may change their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage for the following year to better meet their needs. Information for
November is National Family Caregivers Month! Read these helpful tips from Caregiver Action Network.
Chad Buder – Coast Guard Veteran, Paralyzed Veteran’s of America Board Member, AgeSmart Client Meet Chad Buder. Chad was born and raised in Madison County. He graduated from Edwardsville High School, joined the Coast Guard in 1998, and became an Electronics Technician. Chad was injured in a motor vehicle accident in 2001 while serving on
Hip Hop and Happening Senior is a new segment that allows us to celebrate a senior in our service area that is living his or her best life. Merle Boswell, 91 years old, of Lebanon, Illinois is our first Hip Hop and Happening senior. Originally from Pensacola, Florida, Merle and her husband, now deceased, moved
The Gateway Region YMCA is celebrating its annual Healthy Senior Day on Thursday, October 24, 2019. This community event, free and open to all, is designed to provide Active Older Adults age 55 and up with opportunities and resources that can help them live with greater health and happiness. At the YMCA, we believe in building overall
Join us for a meal at AgeSmart on October 24 at 11:30 am sponsored by The Esquiline and AgeSmart Community Resources. Donations suggested. Please RSVP in advance. #SoleToSoul #OFallonIL #AgeSmart
Join us for AgeSmart's annual "Take the Fright Out of Aging" Halloween Party on October 23!