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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 PatrolGenetic 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 PatrolThe 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