Entries by Erica Schott

The Sandwich Generation Survival Guide

Caring for an elderly parent while raising children can sometimes be overwhelming. To help “the sandwich generation,” the Minnesota Board on Aging and the Area Agencies on Aging have partnered with KARE11 to discuss and explore the issues the sandwich generation faces in day to day life in the weekly segment The Sandwich Generation that […]

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Apply for a Live Well at Home Grant

The Request for Proposal for the 2016-17 Live Well at Home grant proposal is now on line. http://www.mn.gov/dhs/partners-and-providers/continuing-care/grants-rfps/apply.jsp Responders conference is scheduled for April 7th.  Application due date is April 22nd.  Please contact Elaine Spain (espain@mnraaa.org) for technical assistance. Purpose: To develop and /or provide services for older Minnesotans to live in the community. Allow local communities to […]

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Crime and Older People

Older people and their families worry about crime.  Though older people are less likely to be victims of crime than teenagers and young adults, the number of crimes against older people is hard to ignore.  It is often highly publicized.  Each year, over two million older people are victims of crime.  Older people are often […]

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June is Dairy Month

Are you increasingly concerned about your bone health?  You should be.  It is estimated that 10 million Americans currently suffer from osteoporosis, a debilitating condition that commonly results in weakened bone tissue, hip fractures and compression fractures of the spine.  Due to hormonal changes that occur during menopause, women are much more susceptible to osteoporosis.  […]

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Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Some change in memory is normal as we grow older, but the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease are more than simple lapses in memory.  People with Alzheimer’s experience difficulties in communicating, learning, thinking and reasoning – problems severe enough to have an impact on an individual’s work, social activities and family life. The Alzheimer’s Association believes that it is […]

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Exercise for Better Brain Function

Older people who exercise regularly are more likely to maintain brain function used for everyday tasks like following a recipe and keeping the pills they take straight. A study by Ohio State University examined the exercise habits of 28 people with chronic lung problems for more than a year found that routine workouts help stave […]

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Lower Prescription Drug Costs

Three Ways to Lower Your Prescription Costs   Consider Switching to Generics or Other Lower-Cost Medications You may wish to talk to your doctor about the medications you are currently taking to find out if there are generic or less expensive brand-name medications that would work just as well as the ones you’re taking now.  […]

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How Do I Replace My Medicare Card?

The Medicare card is your proof that you have Medicare health insurance.  If your card is lost, stolen or damaged, you can ask for a new one by calling Social Security at 1-800-772-1213 or visiting the Social Security website at www.ssa.gov .  You will need the name that appears on your card, your social security […]

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