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Senior Times - October 2020Update on your
Helen Guzzo, Special to Senior Times
for one person equates to a monthly income of $2,127 or for two people,
a monthly income of $2,873. To see
if you qualify, contact Community Action’s intake line at (269) 965-7766.
With fall comes the annual Medicare Part D Open Enrollment, October 15 through December 7.
As the days grow shorter and we move closer to cold weather, it is a good idea to run through a check-up of yourself, your health, your house, and your Medicare.
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While it can be tempting to stay inside and sit around as the weather gets colder, it is important to keep moving year-round. As long as the weather cooperates, Senior Health Partners will continue to offer walking clubs throughout the county, and those interested can call (269) 441-0948 to register for a session. Senior Health Partners has also been posting exercise videos to their Facebook page (‘Like’ Senior Health Partners of Battle Creek, Michigan) for folks to watch and fol- low along with at home. County Parks, Ott Biological Preserve and Historic Bridges Park, offer a great place to take a walk and enjoy fall colors. COVID-19 is still a concern so please keep your masks handy when around others and maintain distance from oth- ers not sharing your household.
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Everyone enrolled in Medicare Part D should evaluate their Prescription Drug Plans and supplemental insur- ance every year to make sure they are in the best plan for their individual sit- uation. Each year plans and situations change so either go to yourself to compare plans or call for unbiased counseling to help you make the best choice. Due to COVID-19, this year’s open enrollment will look different than previous years. As much as possible, counseling will be con- ducted over the phone.
 With a chill in the air comes the need to fire up your furnace again. Remember to change your furnace filter and schedule a maintenance check of your furnace. If you are over 60, low-income, and live in Calhoun County, if your furnace or water heater stop working, assistance is available through the Senior Minor Home Repair program at Community Action, funded by your Senior Millage dollars. Or, if your furnace is working, but you are unable to afford your utility bills, Senior Millage also funds a Home Heating Assistance program through Community Action. Community Action also has other funding available to help with utilities. Finally, if your house could use upgrades to become more energy efficient, Community Action runs a Weatherization program. These programs are all capped at 200% of the federal poverty limit, which
COVID-19 has made 2020 a strange year of canceled plans and new ways of doing things. It seems like a life- time ago when we walked freely without masks on and went out to dinner with friends to celebrate life’s milestones. It seems like we are living through an important historical event. Unfortunately, it isn’t over, and we
still must take measures to protect our- selves and loved ones against COVID- 19. With the regular flu season right around the corner, these actions are doubly important. Remember to do your fall check-ups and stay as active as possible while staying safe to limit community spread of the coronavirus.
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Legal Advice
Helen Guzzo, LMSW, is the Manager of Calhoun County Senior Services, which funds 22 different ser- vice programs for residents age 60 and over with Senior Millage tax dollars
to promote health, safety and wellness. Call (269) 781-0846 or email for more information.
   for Seniors
By: Alisa Parker, Managing Attorney
The Legal Services of South Central Michigan-Battle Creek office will conduct interviews for legal advice and possible representation, without charge, OVER THE TELEPHONE to interested seniors who reside in Calhoun County. If you wish to speak with an attorney, please call (269) 224-5040, on one of the following days and times::
• Tues, Oct 6, 2-4pm
• Wed, Oct 21, 10-11am
• Wed, Oct 28, 11am-12pm
• Farmers Market, Festival Market Square, Battle Creek, 3-7pm.
Whiskey Creek, Springfield, 10-5pm.
12-16: Library I-Spy – A library will post a picture from one of the Branches- guess which library and win, 17: What the Same Hill- Virtual Run, Marshall (269) 789-3942,
22: Local author- Patrice Johnson, winner of the talk to guests live on Zoom, 6pm,
29: Adolf Lohner – WWII Talks are live events, 6:30pm,
31: Coldwater Halloween Parade, Downtown Coldwater, 7:30pm,
(517) 278-8812 waterholidayparade.
• 8th Annual M-60 Corn Maze, Union City. SUNDAYS
• Pumpkin Train, Little River Railroad,
Coldwater, 11-2pm, (517) 227-5488,
5: Seed Envelop (recorded) Make your
own envelope to hold your seeds until Spring. Materials are available at Branches for pick up prior to the event, Jackson,
10: Flea Market & Then Some 2020, JB’s

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