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Counseling offered on many medical insurance topics

Link to article in OurLife  

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Families tap free CareNextion for help with senior caregiving

Link to Article in Walker Pilot Independent  Guest Column by Deb Taylor Many of Minnesota’s 720,000 older adults, and the millions of family members and friends who love and care for them, are able to benefit from an Internet site with a high calling — keeping seniors healthy and safe. It’s called CareNextion.org, a free and easy-to-use web tool developed by statewide nonprofit Senior Community Services. This secure and confidential internet resource mobilizes family, friends, and neighbors to help communicate and coordinate care for an older adult. The website ...

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Age is just a number … with a little help

Link to article in Eden Prairie News Guest Column by Deb Taylor The so-called golden years can be a rich time of life to enjoy. Here’s the opportunity to truly enjoy the benefits of free time and your lifetime of accumulated experiences and skills: to pursue a new hobby, take a class, visit loved ones or volunteer to help others. Studies show that older adults are happier, more content and more forgiving. The later years represent a special time that we can’t afford to waste. With it, of course, comes the inevitable aches and pains, some reduced mobility, and ...

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The Day Mom Didn’t Know Me

Link to article in Crookston Times Guest Column by Deb Taylor The day is seared into my memory - October 22, 2015. I was with my Mom at her doctor's appointment when she was asked, "Who is with you today?" My mom looked at me and smiled, but couldn't recall my name. Mom had been diagnosed with Alzheimer's Disease eight years earlier, and I knew the day would come when she would no longer recall the names of those most dear to her. I understood the disease, but experiencing this new reality left me with palpable feelings of sadness and grief. Mom has always 'been ...

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Tackling dementia with support and humor

Link to article in Lakeshore Weekly News Lynn’s mother, Edna, developed dementia in her 70s. An early clue was when Edna placed her electric rice cooker on the stovetop burner and turned the burner on high. The plastic in the rice cooker quickly melted producing strong, noxious fumes. Thankfully, Edna was able to turn the stove off at that point in her disease. Later, Lynn noticed her mother using a toothbrush to comb her hair; they had a good laugh about it and moved forward. Edna’s symptoms grew more pronounced. Unable to self-manage, she would forget to eat, ...

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Helping Around the house

Link to article in Minnesota Good Age (pgs. 24-25) https://issuu.com/mngoodage/docs/mga_0416_issuu

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Senior Community Services Volunteer, David Delzer, inducted into WCCO Popp Communications Good Neighbor Hall of Fame

Listen to audio of David Delzer being inducted into WCCO Popp Communication Good Neighbor Hall of Fame here. "Having a good neighbor is a blessing. The absence of a good neighbor is depressing." - Bill Popp, Popp Communications On May 26, 2016, Senior Community Services Medicare Counselor Volunteer, David Delzer, was inducted into the WCCO Popp Communications Good Neighbor Hall of Fame. David Delzer has been volunteering with Senior Community Services since 2005. He is a Medicare Health Insurance Counselor. David meets face to face with people at different ...

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Nonprofit Senior Community Services embraces new business model

Link to article in the Star Tribune In 2013, when I became CEO of Senior Community Services, a nonprofit established in 1950, it was clear that a more business-focused approach was needed to better address growing and emerging needs. Senior Community Services provides a variety of services to assist seniors and their caregivers. We strive to help seniors maintain independence through home maintenance assistance, to help reduce medical debt and health insurance costs, and to help manage complex senior care. We operate under a current budget of $2.2 million and use ...

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Medicare and Financial Counseling: Reduce Costs, Maximize Coverage

Link to article in MN Healthcare News (pgs. 14, 15 and 32) https://issuu.com/mppub/docs/mn_healthcare_news_may_2016  

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Access to Democracy: Deb Taylor, CEO Senior Community Services and Reimagine Aging Institute

CEO, Deb Taylor discusses the Reimagine Aging Institute, the public awareness initiative of Senior Community Services, with host Alan Miller.

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