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.
Celebrating Older Americans in May
Older adults play vital, positive roles in our communities – as family members, friends, mentors, volunteers, civic leaders, members of the workforce, and more. Just as every person is unique, so too is how they age and how they choose to do it – and there is no “right” way. That’s why the theme for […]
Pivot just might be the most frequent word we hear now related to COVID-19. It is the word we have all used to describe the changes we made in our work, home and other daily routines so they could be done remotely, distanced, touchless and otherwise safely. Pivot is how we all survived. In […]
Older Americans Month: Communities of Strength
In tough times, communities find strength in people—and people find strength in their communities. In the past year, we’ve seen this time and again as Hoosier friends, neighbors, and businesses have found new ways to support each other. In Indiana, older adults are a key source of this strength. Through their experiences, successes, and […]
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.