Alzheimer’s Association

Garrett County residents receive support from the Greater Maryland Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association to provide support for Maryland residents whose lives have been touched by Alzheimer’s Disease. They offer a number of resources such as: 24/7 Helpline, Support Groups, Care consultations, education programs as well as conferences and trainings for caregivers throughout the year.Continue reading “Alzheimer’s Association”

Volunteers Needed!

We are looking for volunteers to assist with the Groceries to Go (G2G) program in Oakland and Grantsville. This program helps ensure that our communities food-insecure seniors receive the assistance they need and running this program takes a village! That is why we are reaching out to our neighbors and friends to ask for volunteersContinue reading “Volunteers Needed!”

Medicare: Cervical Health Awareness

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers Pap test and pelvic exams to check for cervical cancer.  Here is the information posted by CMS (Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services) Cervical & vaginal cancer screenings Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers Pap tests and pelvic exams to check for cervical and vaginal cancers. As part of the pelvicContinue reading “Medicare: Cervical Health Awareness”

National Glaucoma Awareness Month

Medicare covers a glaucoma test once every 12 months for people at high risk for glaucoma.  All people with Part B who are at high risk for glaucoma are covered.  Here is the information posted by CMS (Center for Medicaid and Medicare Services). Glaucoma tests Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers glaucoma tests once every 12Continue reading “National Glaucoma Awareness Month”

Busting the Myths About Flu Shots

Busting the Myths About Flu Shots for Older Adults While much of the world’s focus this year has been on the coronavirus, it’s once again time for the influenza virus to begin making the rounds. Like COVID-19, older adults are at higher risk for contracting it. According to the Centers for Disease Control and PreventionContinue reading “Busting the Myths About Flu Shots”

What to Expect After a COVID-19 Vaccine

After getting a COVID-19 vaccine, you may have some side effects, which are normal signs that your body is building protection against COVID-19. Call your healthcare provider if redness or tenderness increases after 24 hours, if your side effects are worrying you, or if they do not seem to be going away after a fewContinue reading “What to Expect After a COVID-19 Vaccine”