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Improvements in Medicare in Arizona for 2017

Medicare continues to grow, while offering seniors and people with disabilities stable premiums and improved quality of care.

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Help with Medicare annual Open Enrollment

Fall Open Enrollment in Medicare is from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, 2016 and it’s the time of year when people with Medicare can make unrestricted changes to their coverage options.

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Kale, the celebrity of vegetables

The Healthy Foodie

Kale is the new ‘It’ veggie.

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Coconino County Health warns against spread of Hantavirus

Increased rodent activity due to cooler weather may add to risk

The Coconino County Public Health Services District (CCPHSD) is reminding individuals to take precautions to protect against Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). The disease is transmitted to people who come into contact or breathe infected urine, droppings and/or saliva of wild mice (primarily deer mice).

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Time to review your Medicare coverage

Sometime in late October, I’ll host the 12th Annual Friends of Elaine Kortzeborn Medicare Open Enrollment Party.

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Know your Medicare rights

As a person with Medicare, you have important rights. One of them is the right to appeal.

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Special programs planned

Special programs on dementia caregiver training and Banner Brain Health scheduled.

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Is cheese or wine better? Such a dilemma!

I once dated two men at the same time. Hardest thing I’ve ever done because I’m a monogamous kind of gal. But each of these guys had something cool about them. Mike was intellectual and cultured. Bob was adventurous and a great cook.

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Understanding your options as a Medicare beneficiary

Medicare provides choices to beneficiaries as to how they receive their benefits. It’s an important decision and merits careful consideration. All too often people rush into a decision, which might be a poor decision for their needs.

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Falling into fall - Ready, steady, balance

The leaves are just beginning their annual morph from green to gold before the stems let go of the branches and they drift to the ground. The change of season has arrived in the Rim Country, but don’t be like a leaf and fall into it literally.

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National Institute on Aging makes September Go4Life month

It’s never too late to see the real-life benefits of exercise. No matter your age, being active can help you manage chronic conditions, as well as keep doing the activities of daily life most important to you, like carrying groceries, gardening, driving or keeping up with the grandchildren.

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Guide to caring for a loved one

Becoming a caregiver for an aging relative is a profound expression of love. You may find that you will begin to take on many of the responsibilities they might have had while raising you.

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Strategies to settle an estate

When a parent passes away, it’s usually left to their offspring to manage and disperse the remaining estate. In the wake of such a loss, emotions can run high, and the sheer amount of paperwork can quickly become overwhelming.

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Sheriff’s volunteers vital to resident safety, preparedness

“There is simply no way to do the job without them,” says Gila County Sheriff Adam Shepherd of the department’s more than 180 volunteers. Gila County Sheriff’s Office volunteers play a vital role in keeping residents safe and prepared for emergencies.

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September is National Preparedness Month

Since its inception in 2004, America’s National Preparedness Month (NPM) has been observed in September of each year, serving as a reminder that we all must take action to prepare, now and throughout the year, for the types of emergencies that could affect us where we live, work and visit.