The Food and Drug Administration has authorized, and the Centers for Disease Control recommended, a second booster dose for mRNA COVID-19 vaccines for persons 50 years of age and older and immunocompromised individuals ages 12 and older. The Indiana Department of Health has information about booster doses and links for scheduling your vaccine appointment.
Empowering Veterans with Home and Community-Based Services
This Veteran’s Day, we can honor our veterans helping them connect with a diverse array of Home and Community-Based Services (HCBS) designed both to ease their transition to civilian life and empower them to live and age through their retirement years with autonomy, independence and dignity in their own homes and communities. Accessing HCBS for […]
Lifestyle Medicine important part of Older Americans Month
Maybe it’s because Robin Leach’s Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous predominated my young adulthood, but when I heard the term “Lifestyle Medicine” a couple weeks ago, two images popped into my head: guru doctors with celebrity clients and Dr. Oz highlighting the latest unproven wellness theory. I thought it might be one of a long-line of health […]
Aging Unbound in Indiana
Established in 1963, Older Americans Month (OAM) is celebrated every May. Led by the Administration for Community Living (ACL), OAM is a time for us to acknowledge the contributions and achievements of older Americans, highlight important trends and strengthen our commitment to honoring our older citizens. This year’s theme, Aging Unbound, offers an opportunity to […]
Senior Medicare Patrol, or SMP, programs help Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries protect against, detect, prevent, and report health care fraud. In doing so, they not only protect older persons, they also help preserve the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs.