What is Care Management and Why Do I Need It?

You might be interested in tomorrow’s webinar offered by the Sibley Senior Association, “What is Care Management and Why Do I Need It?”   Friday, May 29, 3-4 PM via Zoom.
You can join the live Zoom webinar on line or over the phone, or you may listen to the recording after the event. In Zoom webinars, you are muted on entry, and may enter questions in the Q&A box.
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Or call  301-715-8592  (enter meeting ID: 938 3190 1833 and Password: 274067) to listen to the presentations over the phone.

Aging Mastery Guide to Aging Well

Created by the National Council on Aging, Aging Mastery is a guide to building a playbook for aging well and making the most of the gift of longer life.

Aging Mastery comes in two formats.  Click on format below to learn more:

Both versions provide a comprehensive and fun approach to positive aging by focusing on key aspects of health, finances, relationships, personal growth, and community involvement. Central to the Aging Mastery philosophy is the belief that modest lifestyle changes can produce big results. Mastery comes from turning these lifestyle changes into habits that lead to improved health, stronger economic security, enhanced well-being, and increased societal participation.

Results show that program participants have increased their physical activity levels, healthy eating habits, use of advanced planning, social connectedness, and participation in evidence-based self-management programs.



Mental Health Support for Medicare Beneficiaries

If you’re feeling anxious or depressed during these stressful and uncertain times, make sure you call your doctor or a healthcare professional. Medicare covers a number of services to support you, including outpatient mental health services like a depression screening, individual and group psychotherapy, and family counseling.

Counseling services via telehealth may be available to you. Be sure to check, as some healthcare providers and plans are reducing or waiving the amount you pay for telehealth visits during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Always take care of your mental health, and call your healthcare provider if stress gets in the way of your daily activities for several days in a row.

Visit Medicare.gov or CDC.gov for more information.



Resources for Participation in the Upcoming Maryland Election


The Maryland Primary is June 2. You should have your mail-in ballot by now.  If you have not received it yet please open this link and call the numbers given. https://d3n8a8pro7vhmx.cloudfront.net/lwvmc/pages/1/attachments/original/1588359119/Voter_Hotline_flyer_with_vote411_logo.pdf

This great website that has clear usable information for each state about voting deadlines, registration deadlines and includes information on how to ask for an absentee ballot, etc.  There are relevant deadlines in May for each DMV jurisdiction so this is a good time to get this out. The organization is called Election Protection:866ourvote    https://866ourvote.org/state/washingtondc/

Check your voter registration at https://voterservices.elections.maryland.gov/VoterSearch

The highly respected non-partisan Voters’ Guide from the League of Women Voters will be coming soon in both an English and a Spanish version. Check our website for updates or go to vote411.org now. http://www.lwvmocomd.org/

Resources for Getting Benefits or State or Governmental Assistance Due to Covid-19


The first coronavirus relief stimulus payments have been issued. Here’s what you need to know about how much you and your family could receive.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/04/15/stimulus-checks-how-much-when-everything-else-you-want-know/

If you are self employed or normally would not be eligible for Unemployment Insurance you will now be eligible under the Cares Act in Maryland (check DC and VA for their requirements by Googling Cares Act DC or Va.) This link will tell you how and where to file. Filing in MD begins today, April 24.   https://mailchi.mp/60fc53320bd3/covid-2980565?e=ade2626c66

MD, DC and VA have suspended the processing of evictions and foreclosures during this pandemic. They will however resume once this emergency is over. In the meantime contact your mortgage holder or your landlord and try to come terms with them for the duration of the pandemic.  https://mdcourts.gov/media/news/2020/pr20200318a

Everything you need to know about paying your rent or mortgage during the pandemic.  https://www.npr.org/local/305/2020/04/13/833321521/everything-you-need-to-know-about-paying-your-rent-or-mortgage-during-the-pandemic?utm_campaign=npr&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_term=nprnews