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Medicare Open Enrollment Opportunity to Review, Change Plan

PCACS-Medicare-Open-Enrollment-Opportunity-to-Review-Change-PlanMedicare participants can change their plans during the annual Medicare Open Enrollment period through Dec. 7.

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Franciscan Health Dyer: New Wellness Center Keeps Seniors Healthy, Home

Franciscan-Health-Dyer-New-Wellness-Center-Keeps-Seniors-Healthy-HomeFranciscan Senior Health and Wellness aims to keep seniors in their homes and out of nursing homes and hospitals.

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Franciscan Health: Seniors Shown the Path to Healthier Living

Franciscan-Health-Seniors-Shown-the-Path-to-Healthier-LivingSamuel West, MD, of Franciscan Physician Network, addresses the topic, Pathway to Healthy Living, during a Franciscan Health-sponsored, free Senior Health and Wellness Fair recently at the Stardust Event Center at Blue Chip Casino in Michigan City.

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Franciscan Alliance Hosts Health and Wellness Theme of Senior Program

Franciscan-Alliance-Senior-ClassesRachael Hofer, an instructor at Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness in Chesterton, demonstrates a sitting relaxation exercise to participants at a Senior Health and Wellness Fair, offered by the Franciscan Alliance Accountable Care Organization, at the Briar Ridge Country Club in Schererville Sept. 14. She told the group that even a small amount of exercise is beneficial, and that it can be built upon over time to increase the benefits.

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Franciscan Alliance: A Fair Day of Fun for Seniors

Franciscan-Alliance-A-Fair-Day-of-Fun-for-Seniors-01Hundreds of participants crowded the Showcase Tent at the Lake County Fair Aug. 8 to take part in the annual, Franciscan Alliance-sponsored, Senior Citizens Day. The program offered information regarding the Accountable Care Organization, Franciscan Senior Promise, Franciscan Senior Health and Wellness, Franciscan Insurance Services, outpatient services, stroke awareness and palliative care.

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In Time of Need, FirstLight HomeCare's Lacresha Clark Was There


When someone passes when we are not with them, our wish is that whoever was there with them helped them go in comfort, dignity, and peace.

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12.3 Million Veterans May Be Eligible for a VA Pension

Avalon-Springs-VA-Pension-Flyer-2016Avalon Springs Health Campus is hosting a free educational workshop about the VA Aid and Attendance benefit on Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. This event is open to the public and will take place at the community, which is located at 2400 Silhavy Road, Valparaiso, IN 46383. Please call 219-462-1778 to register.

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Symphony of Dyer: A Place of Refuge for Rehabilitation Patients


Symphony of Dyer is one of the newest medical resorts in Northwest, Indiana. They offer senior living apartments and medical resorts for rehabilitation care. According to one recent medical resort patient who has now recovered, Symphony of Dyer was a place of refuge.

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Franciscan Alliance: 7 Ways for Seniors to Beat the Heat

Tips for avoiding heat stroke and exhaustion.

Franciscan-Beat-the-Heat-seniorsHot weather is dangerous, and seniors are particularly prone to its threat. Heat stroke and heat exhaustion are a real problem. In fact, a recent University of Chicago Medical Center study found that 40 percent of heat-related fatalities in the U.S. were among people over age 65.

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FirstLight Home Care of Valparaiso Receives National Honor in 2016

firstlight-jim-michelleFirstLight Home Care of Valparaiso, an award-winning provider of non-medical in-home care, today announced it has received FirstLight Home Care’s 2016 Franchisee of the Year award. The Valparaiso, Indiana office was selected from more than 110 FirstLight locations and was one of only three offices nationwide to receive the honor. The award was presented to Jim and Michelle Alex, local owners of FirstLight Home Care of Valparaiso.

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Trilogy Foundation's Grateful Families Program Provides a Way to Thank Caregivers in 2016

grateful-families-program-2016If you have ever wanted to acknowledge a caregiver at our campus, the Trilogy Foundation now has the perfect way for you to do so. The Grateful Families Program provides an opportunity for you to say “thank you” to caregivers in a more personal and meaningful way.

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