Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Medicare Premiums: Rules for Higher-Income Beneficiaries

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>>Click here to Download or Print Life Changing Event Form  >>

You may use this form if you received a notice that your monthly Medicare Part B (medical insurance) or prescription drug coverage premiums include an income-related monthly adjustment amount (IRMAA) and you experienced a life changing event that may reduce your IRMAA.  

Monday, June 11, 2018

Alzheimer's Association Activities - Ideas for Sharing Your time Together!

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daily routine of exercise and activities can help the person with Alzheimer’s retain his sense of positive self-esteem. To decide which activities are appropriate, start with some of the following ideas:

Friday, April 20, 2018

MassHealth for seniors

MassHealth offers a broad range of health-care services by paying for part or all of a MassHealth member's health insurance, or paying medical providers for services given to MassHealth members.

Click below to link to Senior Guide to Health Care Coverage and for persons of any age needing long term care.

Senior Guide to Health Care Coverage [SACA-1 (01/18)] 

Application for Health Coverage for Seniors and People Needing Long-Term-Care Services [SACA-2 (04/18)  pdf format of Application for Health Coverage for Seniors
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>>Click here to download PDF or Printable version of The Health Safety Net>>

Thursday, April 19, 2018

How much does Part B cost?

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>>Click here for more info on Medicare Part B>>

Monthly premium:

In 2018, most people pay the Part B premium of $134.00 each month.
However, if your modified adjusted gross income as reported on your IRS tax return from 2 years ago is above a certain amount, you may pay more.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Resources for Senior Citizens

We are a library of resources for seniors and their families.  

All Publications are available in our online library as well as in print in our lobby at the Senior Center

AT THE CROSSROADS...Family Conversations about Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia & Driving - Publication by The Hartford

Safe Driving for a Lifetime - Family Conversations with Older Drivers - Publication by The Hartford

Clear horizonsA Quit-Smoking Guide for People 50 and Older - by The National Cancer Institute

Your Options for Financing Long-Term Care: A Massachusetts Guide - Division of Insurance

A Guide to Nursing Home Care - Publication by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

MassBar Association 2014 Elder Law Education Program - by Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys together with the Massachusetts Bar Association

MEDICARE HOSPICE BENEFITS - by Department of Health & Human Services

The Calm Before the Storm..Disaster Planning, Alzheimer’s Disease and dimentia  - Publication by The Hartford

THE CONVERSATION PROJECT - Created by the Conversation Project and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement

PLANNING YOUR LEGACY - A Guide to Planning Your Will and Trust

If you have questions about the Library or resources for seniors, please contact Sheila at 978-531-2254 x118.

The Conversation Project Starter Kit - Wishes for end-of-life care