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A Second Chance to Switch Medicare Advantage Plans

A Second Chance to Switch Medicare Advantage Plans | NCOA

A new opportunity to switch Medicare Advantage/Part C plans is happening right now. The annual Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period (MA OEP) runs from Jan. 1 to Mar. 31 and offers anyone enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan an opportunity to: Switch from one Part C plan to another, or Switch from a Part C plan to Original Medicare and add Part D prescription drug …

A Second Chance to Switch Medicare Advantage Plans 2019-03-18T22:47:10-04:00

When It Comes to Exercise, Every Movement Counts

When It Comes to Exercise, Every Movement Counts

For many, the phrase physical activity conjures sweaty runs or powerlifting sessions at the gym. But the latest federal guidelines support a much broader definition of what it means to be active: one that includes less obvious pursuits like taking the stairs, raking leaves and even bird-watching.

This article was curated and recommended by Carol Kurtz.

When It Comes to Exercise, Every Movement Counts 2018-12-12T00:31:16-04:00

You Snooze, You Lose: How Insurers Dodge The Costs Of Popular Sleep Apnea Devices

You Snooze, You Lose: How Insurers Dodge The Costs Of Popular Sleep Apnea Devices

Last March, Tony Schmidt discovered something unsettling about the machine that helps him breathe at night. Without his knowledge, it was spying on him. From his bedside, the device was tracking when he was using it and sending the information not just to his doctor, but to the maker of the machine, to the medical supply company that provided it and to his health insurer.

You Snooze, You Lose: How Insurers Dodge The Costs Of Popular Sleep Apnea Devices 2018-11-21T16:44:46-04:00

Parkinson’s Disease: Seeking a Cure Together … A Walk Around the Park

October 27, 2018 participants in the 3rd annual Walk Around the Park.

Fearrington Cares Parkinson’s Support Group held its third annual “Walk Around the Park” for a cure for Parkinson’s Disease on Saturday morning, October 27, 2018. See the photo gallery.

The goal of the Walk is to raise awareness of  Parkinson’s and funds for a cure. This year’s Walk included 80 family, friends, village neighbors, a yoga class, and Fearrington Dutch folk who all joined members of the Parkinson’s Support Group. Donations of $1,500 were accepted for the Parkinson’s Foundation but were not requiredTo also donate, go to the National Parkinson’s Foundation, use this link.

The group is now raising funds to participate in the Parkinson’s Moving Day NC Triangle Walk on November 03, 2018. For more details, to join their team (Beltie MOOvers), go to movingdaywalk.org/MOOvers, or email Doug Zabor at the address below.

Beltie MOOvers team members will be able to purchase a Beltie t-shirt for half-price!

28 Fearrington supporters and people living with Parkinson’s Disease walked in the 2017 “Moving Day, NC Triangle” an annual fundraising walk event for Parkinson’s support. They plan to walk in 2018; contact Doug (jdzabor@gmail.com) for details.

For information contact Doug Zabor
JDZabor@gmail.com
919-929-2301

Parkinson’s Disease: Seeking a Cure Together … A Walk Around the Park 2018-10-29T15:52:51-04:00
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