* The Auxiliary of The Atlas Senior Center / The Department of Family Support Services
 
Contact
Friends of the
79th Street
Seniors at

robin.tillotson@
cityof
chicago.org

312-745-4401
 
Friends of 79th Street Seniors
Auxiliary
Committee
Doris Burton
Lorren Dogan
Brenette Jelks
Ruby Larkin
Sandra Ragan
Najlah Tamir
Olive Waugh
 
FAVORITE
SENIOR LINKS
 


Little Brothers:
Friends of the Elderly


The Northwestern Alzhiemer's
Disease Center

 
FRIENDS OF THE * 79TH STREET SENIORS
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Help Seniors Find the Resources They Need

After spending time with my grandmother recently, I am still amazed at how sharp she continues to be -- and she’s been through plenty with breast cancer and then the loss of my grandfather. What worries me, though, is how she will fare as she continues to age. Like many seniors, my grandmother is contending with the issues that come up as we get older and have more limitations. But just because seniors have limitations doesn’t mean they can’t be prepared.

At Elder Action, we do our best to offer as many valuable resources as possible to seniors in hopes of helping them stay connected and maintaining a sense of control over their lives.

We try to share as much information as possible to help seniors continue to enjoy what life has to offer.  I can tell from your website that you are equally invested in senior care. Can I trouble you to post some of the valuable resources I am sharing below?


(to visit these websites, copy and paste each link into your internet browser and hit "enter")

http://seniornet.org/blog/10-pieces-of-technology-seniors-should-embrace/

https://www.senioradvisor.com/blog/2016/12/15-home-modifications-make-aging-place-safe/

http://www.improvenet.com/a/diy-safety-tips

https://www.helpguide.org/articles/senior-housing/assisted-living-facilities.htm

http://www.homeadvisor.com/r/dementia-alzheimers-signs/

http://www.apa.org/pi/aging/resources/guides/older.aspx

http://www.treehouserehab.org/a-sobering-diagnosis/

https://www.caregiver.org/taking-care-you-self-care-family-caregivers

https://www.redfin.com/blog/2016/09/preparing-your-home-for-a-loved-one-with-alzheimers-a-caregivers-guide.html


Thank you for your help in contributing to the efforts of helping seniors. We want them to make the most of their golden years.

All the best,
Caroline James


The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and Medicare:
New Free Preventive Services
(other information links are below this article)

The Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as "health care reform" was signed into law
in March 2010. The law made several changes to Medicare, many of which are already
in place. These changes include new FREE Preventive Services. Preventive services
are medical tests and screenings to help you stay healthy and find any health problems.

People with Medicare now get certain pentive screenings for free.  Some of these
screenings include:

Bone Mass Measurement

Cardiovascular Disease Behavioral Therapy

Cardiovascular Screening

Colorectal Cancer Screening

Diabetes Screening

HIV Screening

Mammograms

Medical Nutrition Therapy

Obesity Screening and Counseling

Pap Test

Pelvic Examination

Sexually Transmitted Infections
Screenings and Counseling

Tobacco Cessation Counseling

Vaccines (Flu, Pneumonia, Hepatitis B)

          "Visit www.Medicare.gov or call 1-800-Medicare for a full list of preventive screenings.

People on Medicare also receive a free Annual Wellness Visit.  During this visit, your doctor can talk to you about your health risks, review your medical history, and screen for depression, cognitive impairment, height, weight, blood pressure, and body mass index.  Your doctor can also set a screening schedule for you for the next few years.
*   You will not pay anything for these services (no co-pays or deductibles)
*   You may have to pay an office visit co-pay for screenings if the screenngs are    not done during the annual wellness visit.

Every year, take a wellness checklist to your doctor, and ask what screenings are important to you.  This is on page 51 of the 2013 "Medicare and You" book.  You can also visit www.MyMedicare.gov to print your own personalized list of preventive services.  Bring the checklist to your doctor during your wellness visit to talk about the preventive services you may need.


Click on the links below to get information about other Medicare related programs


The Affordable Care Act (ACA): New "Adult" Medicaid
The New Health Insurance Marketplace
Health Care Reform Scams
The Flu and You
Important Information:  Changes In Certain Services



SUPPORT GROUPS

"Too Much On Your Plate?"
Second & Fourth Monday Mornings
10:00am - 11:00am
If you have forgotten how to relax, have too much to do and not enough time to do it, are feeling overwhelmed and want to handle stress better and take better care of yourself, then
this support group is geared for you.

  The support group is facilitated by Jane Stolowich, LCSW, Bowmen Health Center, Rush University Medical Center, every first & third Monday. For more information, please call 312/745-4401.
FREE


"Grand Family"
1st Thursday of the month
10:30am - 12:30pm
This support group is for grandparents
and other relatives taking care of children.  Monthly meeting facilitated by the

Salvation Army.
Contact us at 312.744.4016.

Support Groups are "drop-in".
No reservations required.


Medicare Changes
Have You Confused?


Volunteer Counselors with the
Senior Health Insurance program
(SHIP) offer free, one-on-one
insurance counseling at our
Atlas Center
Call for an appointment
312-747-0189


INTERGENERATIONAL ACTIVITIES
AT THE ATLAS SENIOR CENTER

(Click HERE to view photos)

Five Reasons To Keep Fit
As You Age

Healthy lifestyles . . .

1. increase bond density and limits osteoporosis.
2. help seniors stay independent.
3. increase metabolism
4. reduce senior's risk for falls.
5. make seniors more flexible.

To read more click
HERE


Volunteer Opportunity
Senior Health Insurance
Program - SHIP
View


You Are Never Too Old
To Exercise

Read more ... Click HERE


Tips To Avoid
Medicare & Medicaid Fraud

Read more ... Click HERE


Information and Assessment Services
For Programs and Services
Click
HERE

 


HEALTH TALKS &
WELLNESS  PRESENTATIONS
(see the Events page for further information)

WELLNESS NURSE:
Marcia Murphy
MS, APN/ANP-BC
Every Tuesday,
8:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M.


SOCIAL WORKER:
Daniela Mitchem
MSW, LSW First and Third
June 5 and 19



PHARMACIST:
Amina Gassam
PharmD
First Thursdays
9:30 - 11:30 A.M.
June 1



DIETITIAN:
Kristin Gustashaw
MS, RD, CSG
Second Fridays,
9:30 - 11:30 A.M.
June 9

BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING:
First and Fourth Tuesdays
10:30- 11:30 A.M.

June 5 and 26


RULES OF THE ROAD

Wednesday,
Next dates TBA
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Secretary of State Jessie White’s Office is providing a
Rules of the Road class. It will provide information
to assist you with taking
your driving test and also
provide information on highway safety. Bring your
driver’s license or state I.D.
to attend. Handouts
will be available. Please call (312)747-0189 x. 103
to register

 

AARP DRIVER SAFETY
EDUCATION

Wednesday & Thursday,
June 21 & June 22, 2017

9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Instructor: Gloria Andrews

This approved course is taught by AARP for Accident Prevention.
You must be at least 55 years old and a
$20.00 fee is required

Please register with
Instructor at
(773) 551-7977
between the hours of
9am and 5pn.

Senior Health
Insurance Program (SHIP)

"Medicare Changes Have You Confused?"
Volunteer counselors with SHIP offer free,
one-on-one insurance counseling at the Atlas Center.  To make an appointment call 312.747.0189


Social Services
(Click HERE to view)


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Open Kitchen Menu Calendar

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