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Deb Taylor, CEO Says “Thank You” to Donors

Thank you to our insightful and understanding donors!      ~ Deb Taylor, CEO You're not the only one coping with aging and caregiving!  Our amazing donors helped to provide support to nearly 24,000 older adults and those family caregivers who cared for them in 2016!  These insightful donors understand the opportunities and challenges that go with aging and caring for our aging loved ones.   Senior Community Services' mission to develop, coordinate and provide services for older adults meet the needs of older adults and support their family caregivers is realized ...

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carenextion helps family caregivers stay connected

              By: Adele Mehta, Director of Senior Outreach & Caregiver Services November is National Caregiver Month and one of the ways that Senior Community Services honors caregivers is to help make their lives easier through our free, web-based service, CareNextion.org.  Caregivers can access a list of services by community or consult with an experienced social worker by phone, but the feature that caregivers here and throughout the country are finding most helpful is the site’s care team tool. ...

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5 steps you can take right now to support MN seniors on Give to the Max Day

              Schedule your Give to the Max Day gift today! http://seniorcommunity.org/give-max-12-easy-steps/ RSVP (and invite your friends!) to our Give to the Max Day Facebook event to stay on top of all the action on November 17! https://www.facebook.com/events/171117046669699/ Take a picture of yourself with our Give to the Max Day Printable Giving Page. Then share it on social media to let your friends know why you support Minnesota seniors! http://seniorcommunity.org/wp-content...

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how to give to the max in 12 easy steps

              1. Click the "donate now" image below to be directed to Senior Community Services GiveMN page: 2. Locate the donation section on the right hand side of the page 3. Select a donation level from the list provided or an amount of your choosing 4. Select your donation frequency from a one-time option or make a selection from the drop-down menu for ongoing payments 5. Click the green "donate" button 6. Complete the form with your name, email address and street address 7. select whether you would ...

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Give to the Max Day Frequently asked questions

              What is Give to the Max Day? Created as a launch party for GiveMN.org in 2009, Give to the Max Day has turned into Minnesota’s giving holiday. It is a special 24-hour period to highlight the work and worth of nonprofits and schools all across Minnesota, and a day for generous Minnesotans to give back what they can to the causes and organizations that mean the most to them. And as a bonus, GiveMN offers thousands of dollars in prizes to provide a little excitement, start some friendly competiti...

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medicare open enrollment period has arrived

              By: Dawn Lund, Director of Medicare Programs Another Medicare Open Enrollment period has arrived!  This is the time of year when Medicare beneficiaries can review the options for 2017, and make changes for the upcoming year.  Medicare’s open enrollment takes place on the same dates each year.  It starts on October 15th and goes through December 7th.  This is the busiest time of year for the Medicare Programs at Senior Community Services.  There are so many choices for people to make, it is ...

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4 steps you can take to reduce fall risks

              By Jon Burkhow, Director of HOME Did you know that according to the National Council on Aging one-third of Americans aged 65+ falls each year?  What can you do to help prevent a fall?  With the annual fall prevention awareness day just around the corner on September 22nd, now is the time to take some simple steps to reduce your risk of falls. Find a good balance and exercise program. Many local community centers offer classes especially for seniors.  Also consider a Matter of Balance ...

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10 things to do at the great minnesota get together for seniors

The Great Minnesota Get Together comes but once a year for twelve days of food, fun and freebies. Here are the top 10 things to do to at the fair for seniors: Stop by the Ramberg Senior Center stage to see some free entertainment: Click here to view the 12 day schedule Take a tour of a granny pod from NextDoor Housing located outside the Wiser Living Building. Catch the stunt dog show daily at 11AM, 2PM and 4:30PM. Make sure to catch the daily parade at 2PM. Watch two seniors be crowned Outstanding Senior Citizen on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 at 10:30 a.m. ...

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Benefits of life long learning

By: Allison Bendickson, Communications & Fundraising Assistant Whether you’re 7 or 97, everyone can benefit from life-long learning. It broadens your horizon and keeps you involved as an active contributor to society. Here are just a few additional benefits you can receive from choosing to be a life-long learner: Make new friends and establish valuable relationships Lead and enriching, self-fulfilled life Better adapt to change On October 14, 2016, Senior Community Services is providing the community with a life-long learning opportunity at our ...

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HAppy Feet: The importance of Footcare for seniors

Foot pain is very common. In fact, about 75% of Americans admit to having foot pain at some point in their lives. Most of which is caused by shoes that do not fit properly or that force feet into unnatural shapes. The foot is a complex structure of 26 bones and 33 joints, layered with an intertwining web of more than 120 muscles, ligaments and nerves. The foots main purpose is to support weight, act as a shock absorber, serve as a lever to propel the leg forward and help maintain balance by adjusting the body to uneven surfaces. Because the feet are so small in comparison ...

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