Eileen Doherty: Focus On Senior Issues – Page 2

Medicare Beneficiairies Who Switch To Plan G Could Save Hundreds Of Dollars

Denver, CO.  A Colorado resident recently reported that he saved almost $200 per month in premiums when he took advantage of the special enrollment period to switch from his Medicare Supplement Plan F to a Plan G.  That is a savings of $2400 per year.

Housing – A Pressing Problem For Colorado Seniors

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ DENVER, Colo. – Housing is expensive, especially for low income individuals, but for middle income individuals as well.  Rent, mortgage payments, taxes, utilities, and maintenance of a home or apartment are costly.

How To Successfully Age In Place

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. –  Surveys generally show that older adults want to age in place.  Older adults value living in their own home and the community.  Living in one’s own home often contributes to a longer life. Two factors are often essential when considering if you can stay in your own […]

Vaccines: The next step in the pandemic

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – We as a global society have endured a year of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our lives have changed, our economy has faltered, but many relationships, are stronger.  We have lost loved ones. Many of us continue to grieve.  Many have found new opportunities to reach out and touch […]

Medicare Supplement Special Enrollment Period

Changing Your Medicare Supplement To A Place D, G Or G+ ~ By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – Colorado Medicare beneficiaries who have a Medicare Supplement Plan C, F, or F+ should consider changing to a Plan D, G, or G+ between now and June 30, 2021 during a special enrollment period approved […]

Cap on Insulin for Medicare Beneficiaries

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, CO.  According to the Centers for Disease Control, the sixth leading cause of death is diabetes among individuals age 65 and over.  Type 1 diabetes means the body does not produce insulin, while Type 2 diabetes means the body is processing insulin incorrectly.  Twenty percent of people over age 65 […]

Medicare Monday and Other Medicare Programs Go Virtual and Come to Your Home

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. –  Enrolled in Medicare and trying to keep up with the changing policies and guidelines? Overwhelmed. New to Medicare. More overwhelmed. Join the Colorado Gerontological Society this fall for our virtual Medicare Monday educational programs and other support services on 2021 changes and Medicare Parts A, B, C […]

Flu Vaccine Protects You and Helps In the Fight for COVID-19

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – Fall is flu season.  The flu affects adults age 65 and over as well as residents in nursing homes and long-term care facilities and people of all ages with chronic diseases and medical diseases more frequently. Older adults are also especially at high risk of complications from […]

Colorado Gerontological Society Presents Salute To Seniors

A Virtual Senior Expo A New Way, A New Look ~ Living Longer Living Healthier Living Life To The Fullest

Colorado Gerontological Society Turns 40 During COVID-19

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo – The founders of the Colorado Gerontological Society could not have imagined COVID-19 in 2020 on June 8, 1980 when the official documents were delivered in the U.S. Mail, now known as snail mail, confirming the incorporation of a new organization to provide services to professionals in aging.  […]

Time To Share, Time To Care, Time To Act

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – Safe at Home orders in which adults age 60 and over were instructed to stay at home have been particularly difficult in this period of COVID-19. Staying at home has been even more difficult for individuals in senior living facilities. Many people who live in their own […]

Working Our Way Through Covid-19

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – People are resilient.  People have many experiences to call on in times of crises.  People know how to cope and make do.  In this time of COVID-19, we are all needing to use our skills and past experiences to meet the challenges of staying home, being dependent […]

Covid 19 Update – How It Affects Older Adults And Those Working With Them And Their Families

The Governor has been very proactive in working with advocates to create an environment that has the needs of older adults in the forefront of this pandemic.  Although I don’t have any inside information, Dianne Primavera, our Lt Governor who is an older adult and who is a cancer survivor, I can’t help but think […]

Hazel Miller, The Long Run to Headline Salute to Seniors April 4

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. – Looking for a day of fun, cultural experiences, and great information for older adults, join the Colorado Gerontological Society at the 31st Annual Salute to Seniors on April 4, 2020 at the Colorado Convention Center, Denver.

Low Income Colorado Seniors Get More Help

By Eileen Doherty, MS ~ Denver, Colo. –  Everyone can use a few extra dollars.   Older adults age 65 and over or individuals who are disabled and who own property or who rent may be eligible to receive a PTC 104 rebate.  

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