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Crawford County COA News: November 2022

CRAWFORD COUNTY – Crawford County Commission on Aging & Senior Center (CCCOA) news for November. For more information on any of the following, please call 989-348-7123. The Senior Center is located at 308 Lawndale Street in Grayling.

Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period runs through Dec. 7 and is the time of year when you can make certain changes to your Medicare coverage. For help exploring plans, please call Tammy Findlay, Advocacy and Resource Coordinator at the CCCOA.

A friendly Euchre Group meets every Tuesday at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center. Easy to learn and fun to play, Euchre offers both beginners and experienced players the opportunity to develop valuable card playing strategy and techniques.

Meet and walk together with the COA Indoor Walking Group every Thursday starting Nov. 3 from 10:30-11:30 a.m. at Kirtland’s gym on 4-Mile Road. There is a $2 walk fee to use the indoor walking path.

The community is invited to the CCCOA Curbside Thanksgiving Luncheon Nov. 17 from 11:30 a.m.–1 p.m. On the menu will be turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, stuffing, harvest vegetables, fruit cup and pumpkin pie for dessert. RSVP before the luncheon by calling the office. The suggested donation of the luncheon is $6.00 for those under 60 and $3.50 for those 60 or older.

The public is welcome to join Pauline Hardacre to learn and practice sound healing. This healing and meditation session will be Nov. 18 from 10-11 a.m. at the Senior Center. We will begin with a discussion and taking a moment to get into a comfortable seated position (feel free to bring a blanket). This is followed by a guided meditation that leads into listening to the sounds of a variety of instruments being played throughout the room.

A Foot Care Clinic is offered the fourth Monday of every month from 12-4 p.m. at the COA building. Call the office for an appointment which are provided by Comfort Keepers. A nurse will soak the feet, trim and file toenails, lotion feet, provide foot care tips, and inspect feet for injury and circulation. The cost of the service is $25. Please bring your own towels (2) and a foot basin to soak feet.

The CCCOA, in conjunction with the Alzheimer’s Association – Greater Michigan Chapter, offers a support group for friends and caregivers of people who have Alzheimer or other related dementias. This support group is designed to provide an outlet for caregivers to talk, share, get support, learn coping skills, and get education about these dementias. Conducted by trained facilitator, Sherry Haag, meetings are the 3rd Wednesday of each month at the Brook of Grayling, 503 Rose St. at 11 a.m. There is no charge to attend. If you are unable to leave your loved one alone, Respite Care services are available by contacting the COA.

The Senior Center has a supply of free N95 and cloth masks available to those in need. Also, Americans with Medicare Part B, including those enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, now have access to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved, authorized, or cleared over-the-counter COVID-19 tests at no cost. People with Medicare can get up to eight tests per calendar month from participating pharmacies and health care providers for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency. Based on policy and preferred pharmacy, get them at the following locations: Medicine Shoppe, Family Fare and Walgreens.

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