Introducing the Summer Edition of Seasons Magazine

Introducing the Summer Edition of Seasons Magazine

It’s finally here! Yesterday, the summer edition of Blair Senior Services, Inc.’s Seasons magazine was distributed in the Altoona Mirror, and it is still available at senior centers throughout Blair County and at select local businesses. Seasons is a quarterly magazine that explores topics of interest for Blair County seniors and their families. It also discusses many of the useful services that Blair Senior Services, Inc. provides to local seniors, their families, and for people of all ages.

On Page 14, you’ll find the cover story, “No Place Like Home,” which is all about Domiciliary Care, or Dom Care. Dom Care is a home-like living arrangement that helps consumers stay in the community, rather than going to a long-term care facility such as a nursing home. Dom Care is available to adults aged 18 and over who are unable to care for themselves independently. For consumers who need help with daily living, yet don’t require skilled nursing care, Dom Care is an intimate and friendly alternative. Dom Care providers open up their homes and help consumers with routine tasks like bathing, dressing, and grooming. They also provide three meals a day, constant supervision, and they can manage medications and finances. Of course, all Dom Care facilities are inspected annually to ensure health and safety standards, and Dom Care is one of many long-term care options scrutinized by Ombudsmen to ensure that the consumer’s rights are being respected. In this story, you’ll read about Wanda McCarron, a Dom Care provider with twenty years of experience, and the three consumers who live with her, Sandy, Barb, and Mary. You’ll also hear about opportunities to become a Dom Care provider, and the many reasons to consider doing so!

Inside the summer edition of Seasons, you will also find lots of helpful information for seniors. This includes a schedule of events at Blair Senior Services, Inc.’s Senior Centers, so you can be sure to participate in all of the Agency’s terrific summer programming. You’ll also find an editorial from Attorney Jeff Fleming about the need to prepare for your future through estate planning and other legal preparation. And, on page 18, you’ll learn about a Blair Senior Services, Inc. program to help you shop for fresh produce at any of the farmers’ markets in Blair County, including a listing of those markets. While you’re there, be sure to pick up the ingredients you’ll need to enter Blair Senior Services, Inc.’s Treasured Family Recipe Contest! This new contest, whose first winner is announced in Seasons, awards one local senior each month who submits a family recipe. The winner gets a $25 gift card, and the recipe will be shared on Facebook and in the next edition of Seasons.

As a special treat, this edition of Seasons also features a six-page bonus spread about APPRISE, a free counseling program that helps local seniors with their questions about Medicare. Topics covered in APPRISE counseling sessions include Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Advantage, Medigap coverage, long-term care, prescription drug coverage, and any other questions you may have. Inside the article, you’ll read about Melissa Hey, one of Blair Senior Services, Inc.’s well-trained APPRISE counselors. You’ll also read about one local senior who took advantage of APPRISE and was blown away by the level of service and attention she received. Let’s face it: Medicare is confusing. But with rising healthcare costs and a shifting health insurance landscape, it has never been more important that seniors get all they can out of their Medicare, at a price they can afford. No senior’s health or finances should be put at risk by a complicated Medicare system. That’s why information about APPRISE in the summer edition of Seasons is so timely and important. To sign up for a free APPRISE counseling session, call Blair Senior Services, Inc. at 814 946-1235.

Seasons is available for free at any of Blair Senior Services, Inc.’s senior center locations throughout Blair County. It is also available at select local businesses. Or, you can view a digital copy of Seasons by clicking right here! We know you’ll enjoy it!

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