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

Five Wishes: making care decisions

RONAN — There are many things in life that are out of our hands. The Five Wishes gives you a way to control something very important – how you are treated if you get seriously ill.  The Lake County Council on Aging will be sponsoring a workshop on the Five Wishes, Putting Your House in Or...

Polson mayor honors volunteers Polson mayor honors volunteers

POLSON — Heather Knutson, Polson’s mayor, “walked the walk” after she proclaimed April 7 Polson’s Mayor’s Day for National Service Recognition at the Polson Senior Citizens Center; she poured coffee for the lunch crowd. “This is a day to thank those who serve and ...

Agency on Aging serving growing population

News from Area VI Agency on Aging POLSON — As 2014 draws to a close, we at Area VI Agency on Aging look back on our year with a mixture of pride and frustration. We are a charitable 501 (c) 3 non-profit with the goal of helping our senior and disabled population with the challenges of remaining heal...

Medicare cost savings during open enrollment available

News from Western Montana Area VI Agency on Aging You may be paying more than necessary for your Medicare Prescription Plan or Advantage Plan. We encourage all Medicare beneficiaries to use the Planfinder tool to evaluate whether you have the most economical prescription drug plan or advantag...

Scammers not letting up

  News from the Western Montana Area VI Agency on Aging, Inc.  LAKE COUNTY — Western Montana continues to be a target of the phone fraud racket. Apparently the fraudsters see Montana as a growth market. The IRS phone scam is widespread throughout the nation, and the IRS Inspector Gen...

Shingles is serious health threat

News from the Western Montana Area VI Agency on Aging, Inc. LAKE COUNTY — There are an estimated 1 million cases of shingles every year in the United States. The risk increases as you get older. About half of all cases occur in men and women age 60 or older. People who have medical conditions affect...

Senior mil levy aims to tackle elder services deficit Senior mil levy aims to tackle elder services deficit

LAKE COUNTY – On June 3 county voters have a chance to tax themselves and help alleviate an eldercare crisis that officials say is growing more prominent as the population of senior citizens continues to boom at a pace unmatched by funding support from the federal and state government. A senior mil ...

Shred documents, dispose of prescriptions

News from Western Montana Area VI Agency on Aging, Inc. POLSON — Community Bank is partnering with Montana Senior Medicare Patrol and Polson Police to sponsor a free community shred day on Friday, May 16. It will be at the Community Bank Polson Branch from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Staff will be on hand...

‘Mayors Day of Service’ to recognize volunteers

News from the Retired Senior Volunteer Program, Lake County POLSON — The Mayors Day of Recognition for National Service will take place on Tuesday, April 1. The goal is to highlight the impact of AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and other national service programs in tackling local problems and managing vo...

Governor to honor centenarians

News from the Area VI Agency on Aging KALISPELL — The 46th Annual Governor’s Conference on Aging will be held in Kalispell on May 6-7. All Montanan’s who will turn 100 years old or older as of December 31, 2014 will be honored at a luncheon on May 6 at the Red Lion Hotel. All centenarian...

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