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COVID19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions

State of Illinois - Illinois Department of Public Health A safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine is a critical component of the U.S. strategy to reduce COVID-19-related illnesses hospitalizations, and deaths. Easy access to COVID-19 vaccines is equally important. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is working with public health departments,
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Health Experts Warn Seniors to Prepare for Tough Holiday Season & How You Can Help

The holiday season poses an additional challenge for seniors during this pandemic. As older Americans are the most high-risk population, seniors need to be particularly careful this upcoming holiday season.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 1 million coronavirus cases have been reported since November
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Taking Care of Yourself: Tips for Caregivers

Dealing with Feelings of Frustration and Guilt Caregiving, especially from a distance, is likely to bring out many different emotions, both positive and negative.  Feeling frustrated and angry with everyone, from the care recipient to the doctors, is a common experience. Anger could be a sign that you are overwhelmed or that
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Caregiver Grief Comes in Many Forms

Article Shared from https://caregiveraction.org/caregiver-grief-comes-many-forms Mom has some dementia. We moved her to assisted living just a few months before the whole pandemic thing started. She had just started to show signs of agitation - but whenever I visited her she would calm down. But then, all of a sudden, I couldn’t
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WHY OPEN ENROLLMENT FOR MEDICARE IS IMPORTANT TO YOU

Medicare’s Open Enrollment is October 15-December 7 Let AgeSmart Community Resources help you find your way through the ever-changing world of Medicare Open Enrollment. Beginning 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
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How to Fight the Social Isolation of Coronavirus

ARIEL SKELLEY/DIGITALVISION/GETTY IMAGES Loneliness is a real health issue — and these steps can help save lives by Erwin Tan, M.D., AARP, March 16, 2020  En español | A recent scientific report elevates social isolation and loneliness to the level of health problems, associating them with a significantly increased risk for early death from
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When — and Where — to Get Your Flu Shot

Experts say the flu vaccine is key to avoiding 'twindemic' by Sarah Elizabeth Adler, AARP, August 27, 2020  En español | The latest worry for doctors and health experts across the country is the possibility of a “twindemic” — an overlap between coronavirus outbreaks and flu cases during the upcoming 2020-2021 flu season — that
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PRESS RELEASE: AgeSmart Community Resources Receives Prestigious Aging Innovations Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a)

For Immediate Release                                       Date:  September 24, 2020 O’Fallon, IL - AgeSmart Community Resources announces that its Senior Skip Day Program recently received a 2020 Aging Innovations Award from the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), the highest honor presented by n4a to member agencies. The awards program is supported by
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