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Articles with the Tag: Western Montana Area IV Agency on Aging

Classes offered in caregiving, Medicare

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging LAKE AND SANDERS COUNTY — Area VI Agency on Aging continues to offer classes to meet the needs indicated by calls we receive looking for help. In April and May we have the following classes scheduled in Lake, Sanders, and Mineral Counties: “Powerful T...

Are there benefits you could be getting?

News from Area VI  Agency on Aging   LAKE COUNTY — Many Montana seniors are living healthier, longer lives. However these older adults often find it tough to pay for prescriptions, health care, utilities, food, and other basic needs. There are more than 2,500 federal, state and priva...

Briefs for Jan. 6, 2016

Caregivers classes offere d POLSON — “Powerful Tools for Caregivers” classes are scheduled for six Thursdays, Jan. 14 – Feb. 18 in Polson. Time for the class is 10-11:30 a.m. The classes are sponsored by the Area VI Agency on Aging to help caregivers thrive in this most difficult ...

Why are Medicare Part B premiums different?

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging POLSON — There was no increase in Social Security monthly benefits for 2016, so those already having their Medicare Part B premium deducted from Social Security are “held harmless” by law from any increase in Medicare. Their premiums will stay the sa...

Foster grandparents sought

POLSON—The Western Montana Area 6 Agency on Aging seeks low-income seniors that wish to make a difference in the lives of Mission Valley youth. The Agency currently has nine positions open for their Foster Grandparent Program, part of national and federally funded Senior Corps volunteer program. A volu...

Should I get Medicare Part D?

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging POLSON — At the Area VI Agency on Aging we are often asked this question by people who don’t take any prescriptions, or whose drugs are very inexpensive. We did not set these policies; we only try to help people in understanding them. Before 2006 there ...

Are you paying more than necessary?

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging LAKE COUNTY — Medicare Open Enrollment is Oct. 15-Dec. 7. Each year during Medicare Open Enrollment you have the opportunity to compare Prescription Drug Plans and Advantage Plans available in the coming year. Insurance companies change prices, plans offered, an...

Yard sale set at senior center

RONAN – The Lake County Council on Aging, along with the Mission Valley Senior Center, will have a yard sale on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 25-26, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each day at the Mission Valley Senior Center, 528 Main Street, SW. Along with the yard sale, they  will offer spaghetti and meatball...

Grant helps seniors find benefits

News from Area VI Agency on Aging POLSON — The Area VI and Area IX Agencies on Aging have jointly received a grant to continue and expand use of the Benefits Enrollment Center. This computer program can identify assistance programs older consumers may qualify for, of which they may have been unaware...

Still working at 65? Don’t forget Medicare

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging POLSON — These days at lot of people are still working at 65. The Area VI Agency on Aging works with many people who want to know what their options are. At 65, you’ll be automatically enrolled in Medicare if you are already receiving Social Security. If y...


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