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Check out this month's eNews Review topics that range from understanding Meridcare and Medicaid to penalties on signing up late for Medicare to stopping robo calls and right below, the importance of having a "Team" ... 

Having a "Team" for when Needs Change
This is an informative article that encourages seniors to have a support team ready to go before a health incident happens or needs change. Your team which can include family, friends and professionals who can help with decisions on aging issues when needs change.

News Medical Life Sciences
News Medical is an online, open-access medical information website for healthcare professionals, medical researchers and engaged consumers. The medical information found on the website is designed to support, not to replace the relationship between patient and physician/doctor and the medical advice they may provide. Check out their A-Z Directory.

Do you understand what Medicaid is?
Medicaid provides critical, often life-saving, health care, long-term services and community support to millions of children and adults living with disabilities. If you are not sure what the Medicaid program is all about here is an article from Easter Seals.

Understanding Medicare and Medicaid
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with disabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD). Medicare does NOT pay for long-term care such as assisted living and skilled nursing care. Medicare will pay for hospice care.

Understanding Penalties for signing up late for Medicare
Medicare has temporarily changed its rules to offer a reprieve from penalties for people who kept Affordable Care Act policies after becoming eligible for Medicare.

Bob Dylan was Awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature
Boby Dylan has recorded his Nobel Lecture and it is posted on the Nobel Prize website. It is interesting to listen to a musician talk about his art, his writing and his music. You can listed to the talk or read the transcript.

Stop Unwanted Calls, Texts and Faxes
Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, the FCC plays a crucial role in helping consumers stop unwanted calls, text messages and faxes. Unwanted calls, including robocalls and telemarketing calls, are consistently a top consumer complaint the FCC receives each year. The Commission is committed to protecting consumers from unwanted calls and giving them more control over the calls and texts they receive.

Never say "Yes" to an Unknown Caller
The online news website Money-ish has a great article about robo-calls also now known as spam calls. One of the main tips is NEVER SAY 'YES' to a robo-caller. If you answer a suspicious call, or respond to a voice message from an unsolicited caller, do not answer "yes" or offer personal information. If the caller asks something like, "Are you the homeowner?" or "Can you hear me?" politely respond, "Where are you calling from, and why do you need this information?" or just hang up.

And How is Baby Fiona Doing? Very Well!
It is amazing to watch how this baby hippo has grown and adapted since she was born prematurely on January 25, 2017. The Cincinnati Zoo has a blog post web page with her story that shows how she is growing and thriving. - LEARN MORE

What's with Senior Newswire & Savvy Senior
This is a nationally syndicated information column focused on older adults and the families who support them.
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Find Healthy Aging Tips from government websites such as Health and NIH Senior and the National Center on Health, Physical Activity and Disability (NCHPAD).

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Below are event highlights from our Seniors Resource Guide National News & Events webpage. Find more events on our calendar.

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Abilities Expos
Abilities Expos are events where people with disabilities, their families, seniors, vets, caregivers and healthcare professionals gain knowledge and empowerment. The Abilities Expo has customized its offerings to include exhibits, workshops and activities.

Virtual Dementia Tour
The Virtual Dementia Tour is the original and ground-breaking, evidence-based and scientifically proven method of building a greater understanding of dementia through the use of patented sensory tools and instruction based on research conducted by P.K. Beville, M.S., a specialist in geriatrics and the founder of Second Wind Dreams -- LEARN MORE

June 2017 - Alzheimer's Association Classes & Workshops
The Alzheimer's Association can help you get the information you need about memory loss and dementia - LEARN MORE

June 2017 - Find a Walk with a Doc Event
Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle - LEARN MORE

June 2017 - Edible Communities
Edible Communities is striving to transform the way consumers shop for food, cook, eat and relate to locally grown food

June 2017
Heart and Stroke Walk
Instead of just coming to Heart Walk, think of what you will be doing to get #heartwalking all year-long!

June 11, 2017
The Hearing Loss Association of America Walk4Hearing
Clement Park, Littleton, CO
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) invites you to the Colorado Walk4Hearing on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at Clement Park. The HLAA Walk4Hearing is a family-friendly event that raises awareness about hearing loss and coming together to eradicate the stigma associated with it

June 13 - 15, 2017
The Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Summit
Little America Conference Center, Cheyenne, WY
The Rocky Mountain Alzheimer's Summit is scheduled for June 13th, 14th, & 15th, 2017, at the Little America Conference Center in Cheyenne, WY. The theme of the summit is "Making a Difference Now: The Best Care Possible for Individuals with Dementia." June 13th is the Pre-Conference Workshop featuring Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA; one of America's leading educators on dementia. For more information call 307-766-2829.

June 17, 2017
1940's Ball
Boulder Municipal Airport, Boulder, CO
The 1940's Ball is the MUST DO event of the summer. Step back in history and enjoy an unforgettable evening with the Glenn Miller Orchestra, 5 bands, WWII planes and dancing under the stars. From flybys to Rick's Cafe out of Casablanca, enjoy the WWII base camp recreation with re-enactors. Tickets sell out!
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June 21, 2017
The Longest Day
The Longest Day is all about love. Love for all those affected by Alzheimers disease. On the summer solstice, team up with the Alzheimers Association and select any activity you love or an activity loved by those affected to help end Alzheimer's.

June 23 - 25, 2017
Abilities Expo - Chicago
Renaissance Schaumburg Center, Schaumburg, IL
Abilities Expo is a resource where people with disabilities, their families, seniors, vets, caregivers and healthcare professionals gain knowledge and empowerment (and have a little fun!). Abilities Expo also provides an excellent forum for companies with disability products and services to reach out and enhance the lives of this Community. The Abilities Expo has customized its offerings to include exhibits, workshops and activities geared toward seniors.

June 27 - 28, 2017
Digital Summit Denver
Ellie Caulkins Opera House at Denver Performing Arts
Denver, CO
With so many bright minds in one place, this will be a creative, high-energy environment with lots of innovative ideas going around and the perfect place to network, find prospects, and form lasting relationships. Rub elbows with Seth Godin, Morgan Spurlock, and leaders from amazing brands, including Facebook, GoPro, eBay, Amazon, Salesforce, National Geographic, Cisco, Dell, Marketo, and more.
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Stay Safe Online - STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
This website from the National Cyber Security Alliance has tips on staying safe online. 

Here is June's topic, Malware & Botnets
"The Internet is a powerful and useful tool, but in the same way that you shouldn't drive without buckling your seat belt or ride a bike without a helmet, you shouldn't venture online without taking some basic precautions ..."


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Find your Local Area Agency on Aging
For older adults, your local Area Agency on Aging can be a referral source for food resources and other services that help seniors. Call the Eldercare Locator at 1-800-677-1116, Monday through Friday, 9AM to 8PM eastern time. You will be connected to a professional that will help you find your local agency. The website has a searchable database that lists information about different types of senior resources.

Benefits Checkup
Are you wondering if you might quality for programs to help you financially? Benefits Checkup from the National Council on Aging maintains a comprehensive website that helps seniors with limited income and resources look for benefits.

Website for Contacting Elected Officials
Check out this website with tips for contacting your legislators and an easy to use interactive map - LEARN MORE
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