December 9, 2019

Medicare Scam Alert: Genetic Testing Fraud

Fraud, letters, scrabble

Genetic testing fraud is when Medicare is billed for a screening or test that is not medically necessary and/or has not been ordered by a physician who is treating you. This type of fraud is commonly advertised under some of the following names: Cancer screening/ testing DNA screening/ testing Genetic screenings/ testing Parkinson’s disease screening/…

December 2, 2019

Caregiver Tip: Handwashing

Hand washing, germ prevention

Hand-washing is one of the best and easiest ways to protect yourself and those around you from getting sick.  It is especially important that you remember to  wash your hands during these key times when the risk of spreading infection is high: Before handling, preparing, and eating food, as well as during and after preparing…

November 22, 2019

Walk with Ease to Reach Your Fitness Goals

Walk with Ease

Happy Holidays! As we move into this holiday season, physical activity becomes more important. Have you considered your diet and exercise goals to help you through this holiday season? Our Walk with Ease program will help you with your physical activity goals. It’s not too late to register for our Walk with Ease program. The…

November 21, 2019

November: Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

 Some memory loss is normal as we age, but memory loss that causes a disruption in your daily life could be a symptom of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Know what signs and symptoms to look out for, and schedule an appointment with your doctor if you notice any of them. Memory loss that disrupts…

November 13, 2019

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Christmas Wreaths

Thank you to all who participated in our Christmas Wreath Workshop this week! We’d also like to thank the White Hall Community Center for providing space for us to hold this event. November is National Family Caregiver Awareness Month AND National Home Care Month! Keep an eye on our website for upcoming events, including…

November 4, 2019

Walk with Ease: Say YES to Your Health!

Group of adults outdoors. Learn to manage your diabetes.

Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease: a 6-Week Walking Program Presented By: South Central Center on Aging – UAMS Participation is FREE! Walk with Ease was developed for adults with arthritis but it is also good for anyone who wants to be more active.  The only pre-requisite is to be able to be on your feet for…

October 18, 2019

Next CNA Fast Track Starts Monday, Nov. 4

New students have two weeks left to enroll in our next CNA Fast Track Class, which starts Monday, November 4, 2019. The deadline to register is Friday, November 1. Learn the skills needed to pass the state CNA exam in just 15 days! This class will graduate on Friday, November 22. Classes are held Monday-…

October 15, 2019

Medicare Open Enrollment Scams

Medicare Open Enrollment Scams

Medicare recipients may change their Medicare health and prescription drug plans during the yearly Open Enrollment period from October 15- December 7. Scam artists also typically seek to prey on Medicare recipients during this time. Know what to watch for to avoid falling victim to these scams. A common scam is a caller offering you…

October 9, 2019

Senior Day at the Fair in Pine Bluff

Senior Day at the Fair- Pine Bluff

Nicole Bates and Mary Beth Clark represented the South Central Center on Aging at Student and Senior Citizen Day at the Southeast District Fair in Pine Bluff last Thursday, Oct. 3. They had a great time with members of the Pine Bluff community, empowering seniors to avoid scams and recognize and report suspicious Medicare billing….

October 4, 2019

Medicare Open Enrollment Starts Oct. 15

Medicare, Medicare Fraud, Open Enrollment

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period runs October 15 through December 7 and is the time of year when you can make changes to your Medicare coverage. You can make as many changes as you need to your Medicare coverage during Medicare’s Open Enrollment. The last change you make will take effect on January 1, 2020. Take…

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