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October 2019

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Delegates from 28 Districts Sworn in at the 18th Texas Silver-Haired Legislature Press Release by Texas Silver-Haired Legislature (TSHL) The 18th Texas Silver-Haired Legislature (TSHL) convened on the floor of the House of Representatives in Austin, Texas, July 14- 18 this summer. Eighty delegates from 28 districts in Texas were sworn in for a two-year term by the Honorable Donna Howard, Texas Rep. District 48. This five-day meeting was the first of three TSHL sessions

Protecting Yourself and Your Medicare Coverage Article by Texas Senior Medicare Patrol Genetic testing scams are currently a widespread issue throughout the country. Scammers are offering Medicare beneficiaries cheek swabs for genetic testing to obtain their Medicare information for identity theft or fraudulent billing purposes. What is Genetic Testing Fraud? Genetic testing fraud occurs when Medicare is billed for a test or screening that was not medically necessary and/or was not ordered by a

Health Care Scams Cost Medicare Beneficiaries Billions Article by Senior Medicare Patrol The Medicare program and Medicare beneficiaries lose an estimated $60 to $90 billion each year to health care fraud as older adults are increasingly targeted by scam artists. This fact sheet provides basic information and tips you can use to help prevent health care fraud in your facility. Senior center and senior housing staff are in a unique position to help

If you need assistance with long-term care costs, Medicaid coverage may be available. Learn about the eligibility requirements for Medicaid Long-Term Care, transfer of assets, spousal protections, and more at this free seminar. Guest speaker is attorney Cara M. Chase from Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLC. Please RSVP to this free event at 254-770-2330 or 254-770-2342. The event will be held on August 22, 2019, at 10 A.M. to noon,

Reduce Energy Costs with Help from Hill Country Community Action, Inc. If you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI), VA Means-Tested Program Income, or otherwise qualify for assistance, you could receive free installation of weatherization materials and education. Services you may qualify for include: Ceiling, wall, and floor insulation Caulking/weather stripping Duct sealing/air infiltration measures Tune up or replacement of inefficient heating & cooling systems/appliances Refrigerator Energy Star Windows Water heater insulation

Learn the differences between types of Medicare coverage, prescription drug coverage, Medicare Advantage, and more at the Welcome to Medicare seminar. Guest speaker is Sheryl Schroeder, Public Affairs Specialist at the Social Security Administration - Dallas Region. If you have Medicare and are lost when it comes to your coverage, or if you are looking to enroll and don't know where to start, this seminar is for you! The event will

"Not in This Alone" - Caregiver Class Reviews We wrapped up our latest Powerful Tools for Caregivers class at Seton Medical Center in Harker Heights last night. It was a great class filled with sharing and eagerness to learn. Here are a few of the reviews from the class participants: "I wish it was longer so we could have more sessions. I will continue to read the book and get more information.