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Open Enrollment Editorial

Medicare’s open enrollment is October 15 – December 7. 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
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Fall Prevention: Simple tips to prevent falls

Falls put you at risk of serious injury. Prevent falls with these simple fall-prevention measures, from reviewing your medications to hazard-proofing your home. By Mayo Clinic Staff Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it's important. As you get older, physical changes and health conditions — and sometimes the medications used to treat
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Musician Fest

  AgeSmart and local Senior Centers are beginning a great new collaboration that will benefit older adults.  “Musician Fest”.   A unique effort to provide age-friendly musical performances for older adults throughout Southern Illinois recently brought together several leaders in the region. As the older adult population grows and becomes more diverse,
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The New Senior Center

Local Senior Centers working with AgeSmart are reinventing their programs to help modernized their services.  AgeSmart offered Innovation Grants to help centers re-develop their programs to better meet the needs of today’s older adults.  The Bond County Senior Center, Clinton County Collaborative, Millstadt Senior Services, Seasoned Circle Café run by
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HEAT ADVISORY- Information and Cooling Sites

Heat indices for the Greater St. Louis Metro area are expected to be around 110 degrees today.  For a list of cooling centers in Illinois click one of the image below or go to http://www.211helps.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/MO-Cooling-Sites-w-KC-7.17.19.pdf,  this list includes cooing sites for St. Louis Metro East area.  For more information on what