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Check out this month's eNews Review topics that range from new approaches to senior living such as home sharing and senior cooperatives to what does it take to program a care robot and more ...

Medicare Open Enrollment runs from Oct. 15 - Dec. 7
It is the time to compare plans for 2018 and make sure you have the coverage that is right for you. The website has resources to help in your research.

Another Great Place to Get Information on Medicare Open Enrollment is with "SHIP"
State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs) provide free, in depth, one-on-one insurance counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries, their families, friends, and caregivers. SHIPs operate in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, and are grant-funded projects of the federal U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL).

More Information on Signing up for Medicare
This is an information web page for people getting started with Medicare. The web page includes information about eligibilty for Medicare, whether you get Medicare automatically, your Medicare coverage choices, and how Medicare works with other insurance.
Learn More - CLICK HERE

What is Medicare's Quality Improvement
Organization (QIO) Program?
Medicare's Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Program is Medicare's efforts to improve the quality of care and health outcomes for beneficiaries. KEPRO is the Beneficiary and Family Centered Care QIO (BFCC-QIO) for more than 30 states and Livanta serves the remainder. Both organizations offer information and assistance to providers, patients, and families regarding beneficiary complaints, discharge appeals, and Immediate Advocacy. The organizations manage all beneficiary complaints and quality of care reviews to ensure consistency in the review process while taking into consideration local factors important to beneficiaries and their families. They also handle cases in which beneficiaries want to appeal a health care provider's decision to discharge them from the hospital or discontinue other types of services.
Learn More - CLICK HERE

And Something Interesting - Galápagos islands Explored with Google Street Views
Under Google's sponsorship scientists and researchers are using Google Street View imagery to study the land, coast, and sea of the Galápagos islands - LEARN MORE

Explore the World with Google Street Views
Google and their Street Views technology has been all over the world and explored so many different types of locations. Visit this Google Street View website and explore the world.

An Apple Watch Saves a Life
This person was wearing an Apple smartwatch which monitors vital signs with the Heartwatch app and he noticed his heart rate spiking. It ended up being something very serious - LEARN MORE

Wearable Fitness Watches and Apps
Smartwatches are all about tracking your fitness and worksouts, but it is the additional apps that make a smartwatch truly "smart."
Learn More - CLICK HERE

A New Approach to the Opioid Addiction Problem
Interesting to see is a new approach to opioid addiction which is to hold the pharmaceutical companies responsible for downplaying the risk of addiction - LEARN MORE

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 resources online such as:

Support for Caregivers - CLICK HERE

Stay Active -  CLICK HERE

A-Z Health Topics from National Institute on Aging - CLICK HERE

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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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One Day University Live Talks & Events
One Day University brings stars of the academic world to cities across the country to give thought provoking talks. Events feature award-winning speakers - LEARN MORE

Edible Communities
Find links to healthy eating resources and organizations from more than 90 local Edible magazines and websites across the U.S. and Canada. Look around, and see how to cook, eat, and drink like a local - LEARN MORE

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.

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

Walk to End Alzheimer's
Held annually in communities nationwide, the Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer's is the world's largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer's care, support and research - LEARN MORE

October 7 - 8, 2017
Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival
Western Museum Mining & Industry, Colorado Springs, CO
The Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival will take place October 7th & 8th from 10:00AM to 4PM. Looking for a way to celebrate the beauty of fall? Bring your family to the Western Museum of Mining & Industry (WMMI) for the annual Reynolds Ranch Harvest Festival. WMMI will open up the historic 27 acres located at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains -   LEARN MORE

October 8, 2017
Village Cooperative Senior Housing Seminar
Sioux City, IA
Village Cooperative senior housing communities are designed for active seniors who want an entirely maintenance-free lifestyle with all the financial benefits of home ownership.

October 15 through December 7
Medicare Open Enrollment runs from Oct. 15 - Dec. 7
It is the time to compare plans for 2018 and make sure you have the coverage that is right for you. The website has resources to help in your research.

October 9, 2017
Boomers Leading Change Information Session
The Forum Building, Denver, CO
Hour long information session from 10AM to 11AM for an overview of Boomer volunteer activities, the Boomer Advocacy Academy, the AmeriCorps Encore program, Projects with a Purpose and the excellent training available to support you in your volunteer choice. Boomers Leading Change is a non-profit organization.

October 18,2017
Oktoberfest at Foothills Place
Foothills Place, Tucson, AZ
Join us for our Oktoberfest Celebration at Foothills Place Senior Living community from 4PM to 6PM. Stop by for delicious bratwurst, German potato salad and beer, and traditional German music. Take a tour of our beautiful community.

October 20 - 22, 2017
World Wide Antique & Vintage Show
Denver Mart, Denver, CO
The World Wide Antique & Vintage Show, held in Denver CO is a 43 year tradition. Each show features between 85-100 antique & vintage dealers from around the United States.

October 25, 2017
Advance Care Planning Unravel the Confusion
Denver, CO
Join us as we explore placement and referral industry in the senior industry. Topics include pending legislation in some states, awareness of the professional association, the National Placement and Referral Alliance.

October 27, 2017
Jolene Brackey FREE Seminar on Alzheimer's
Doubletree Hotel Conference Center, Chesterfield, MO
Nationally Known Alzheimer's and dementia expert Jolene Brackey, the author of "Creating Moments of Joy" is a guest speaker for a free community outreach seminar from 1:30PM to 4PM on "How to respond to a loved one who has Alzheimer's or any other dementia related illnesses". This seminar may be very useful for family members with loved ones suffering from dementia related illnesses. See how to creatively and effectively turn challenging situations into moments of joy. For questions please call 314-965-8491.
Learn More - CLICK HERE

October 29, 2017
One Day University
Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver, CO
One Day University brings together professors from the country's top schools to present thought provoking talks and countless fascinating ideas. There are not grades, no test, no homework. Just the joy of learning. Class is $195. Register online.
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Stay Safe Online - STOP. THINK. CONNECT.
This website from the National Cyber Security Alliance has tips on staying safe online. 

This month's topic is Securing Key Accounts and
Devices - LEARN MORE


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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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