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November 2019

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Cut Health Costs with Generic Prescription Drugs Many who are under 65 do not have Medicare, causing them to struggle sometimes with covering their prescription costs. Shopping for generic prescriptions available at local pharmacies may relieve this burden even for those who have Medicare or other insurance. This HEB Generic Medication listing includes some of the most commonly prescribed medications for older adults. Other pharmacies may also offer similar prices for

Since 1971 the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) provides diverse opportunities for seniors to volunteer in their communities. Some examples of volunteering include tutoring, home renovations, disaster assistance, and helping others live independently. By giving back to their communities, older Americans benefit from a more active and healthier lifestyle and may gain new skills during their service. For more information, download the Hill Country Community Action (HCCA) RSVP brochure

The 28 Texas Area Agencies on Aging conducted a series of town halls to collect opinions from community members about what matters most to the older adults and caregivers who live in our region. Responses will guide the Area Plans for Aging Services and help determine the programs and services offered. Some of the important issues discussed at our regional town halls included: Transportation - how to improve transportation concerns

Connecting Older Adults to Services Online We are proud to announce that our new, updated website launched this week! While our old site was only a few years old and comprehensive in sharing our tools and resources, the format lacked some features to make it as user-friendly as it should have been. Our overall goals for the new website include making it easier to navigate, more accessible for our audience, and

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,