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You have questions on topics that matter to you, and we went directly to the experts to get your answers.
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Healthy Living Video 2. Denise Andreas talks about what type of home-delivered meals are available for local seniors and what a difference they can make in client’s lives in our latest video.

Healthy Living Video 1. This Denise Andreas talks about home-delivered meals and what a difference they can make in client’s lives in our latest video.

Marie Allen Black History Month This month, we’re celebrating Black History month by remembering our past and celebrating how far we have come. Hear a powerful story from our Executive Director Marie Allen, and then stay tuned to hear from others in the coming days.

SWCAA clients have seen so many changes in their lifetimes. We talked with Doris about her life experiences and how society’s views on race have evolved over her lifetime.

SWCAA clients have seen so many changes in their lifetimes. We talked with Erma about her experiences coming to the United States from Jamaica and how society’s views on race have evolved.

Consider Tai Chi for any fitness level. Want a way to build muscles at any fitness level? Consider Tai Chi. Instructor Alma Weinberg walks us through the benefits in our latest video.

What’s the best way for seniors to start an exercise routine?Miriam Shaw, a senior fitness instructor who now teaches her classes via Zoom, talks about how exercise can help keep your bones and muscles strong at any age. Watch her video to learn more.

Marie Allen-Health and Wellness There are wonderful health benefits of staying active as we age. Our Executive Director, Marie Allen, walks us through some of the latest offerings in our area and how they can help us do just that.

Miriam Shaw Interview Miriam Shaw, a senior fitness instructor who now teaches her classes via Zoom, talks about how exercise can help keep your bones and muscles strong at any age. Watch her video to learn more.

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CHOICES volunteers offer unbiased Medicare assistance for seniors and their families. You know SWCAA can get you connected to a CHOICES volunteer for unbiased Medicare assistance, but who are these volunteers? We talked with longtime CHOICES volunteer Marna Schirmer about what type of training they receive.

How do people get in contact with CHOICES volunteer? CHOICES volunteers offer unbiased Medicare assistance for seniors and their families and anyone can talk to them. We spoke with longtime CHOICES volunteer Marna Schirmer about the types of service these amazing volunteers offer.

Why is important to get unbiased advice for Medicare?CHOICES volunteers offer unbiased Medicare assistance for seniors and their families, but why is that important? We spoke with longtime CHOICES volunteer Marna Schirmer.

Little known options. Are there little known options when comparing plans?

Common mistakes. What are common mistakes people go through when not looking for advice.

What information is needed during meetings? What type of information do people to bring when speaking with a volunteer?

What are some of the most common mistakes people make during Medicare Open enrollment? We asked CHOICES coordinator Claire Volain to share her thoughts in this video interview.

What is Medicare open enrollment and who can help you through it? What is Medicare open enrollment and who can help you through it? We sat down with our CHOICES coordinator, Claire Volain as she answers some of your most common questions on this topic.

What should you do if you need emergency care? We sat down with Jeanette Bogdan – RN, MBA, Director of Ambulatory Care Coordination with Northeast Medical Group and SWCAA Board Member – to learn about how to address an emergency in the age of COVID-19.

Advice to families. What is some advice to family members who are walking seniors through this process?

How should you prepare for the fall and a possible resurgence of COVID-19? We asked Jeanette Bogdan – RN, MBA, Director of Ambulatory Care Coordination with Northeast Medical Group and SWCAA Board Member – what seniors can do now to prepare for cold and flu season.

When is a Telehealth visit is the right choice? Confused about whether a virtual doctor visit is the right choice for you? We sat down with Jeanette Bogdan – RN, MBA, Director of Ambulatory Care Coordination with Northeast Medical Group and SWCAA Board Member – to learn more about telehealth visits and when they are appropriate.

What are medical offices doing to keep you safe when you visit? We sat down with Jeanette Bogdan – RN, MBA, Director of Ambulatory Care Coordination with Northeast Medical Group and SWCAA Board Member – to learn about the extra precautions medical facilities are taking in the age of COVID-19.

Should I keep my regular healthcare appointments during a pandemic? We sat down with Jeanette Bogdan – RN, MBA, Director of Ambulatory Care Coordination with Northeast Medical Group and SWCAA Board Member – to learn about why it’s vital that seniors keep healthcare routines in place despite COVID-19.

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