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Visit the CareWell Kiosk to Connect to Better Health Today
By: Liz Lawson Young, Marketing Specialist, CareWell Services SW
Online you can find assessments, information, and quick tips about common health concerns and conditions. You can also sign up for a weekly health e-newsletter
Kinship Korner
Family Enrichment Center
415 S. 28th Street Battle Creek, MI 49015
Sharon Dewey, Kinship Coordinator Email:
Ph: (269) 660-0448
Fx: (269) 963-0160
Families can access Disability Benefits through Social Security for children under certain circumstanc- es. They may qualify if they have a parent who is disabled or if the child is disabled. Social Security has two programs that pay benefits to disabled children: Social Security Disability Insurance and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
To qualify for benefits due to a disability of their own, the child must prove financial need. If receiving SSI the children cannot receive FIP or a child only grant. These benefits con- tinue as long as the child is disabled and has low income.
Children are considered disabled if they have a physical or mental con- dition or combination of conditions that result in" and "severe functional limitations." The condition must have an expectancy of long-term disability or death.
You can apply on-line at www. ssa,gov go to your local SS office. You will need:
• Childs SS#
• Birth certificate
• Proof of income for family and child • Medical records of child
• Names of teachers, doctors, thera-
pists, family members • School records
The Family Enrichment Center is offering the following support groups and activities for families caring for family children.
All events take place at Westlake Presbyterian Church, 415 S. 28th St., Battle Creek:
September 3 – Kinship Support Group, 12:30-2pm. Food bags will be distributed after meeting.
September 19 – Kinship Support Group, 6:30-7:30pm. $10 gift cards bags will be distributed after meeting – Childcare is available with RSVP.
September 21 – Saturday Parenting Series - Correcting Children’s Behavior, 9am-12pm. RSVP (269) 660-0448. Childcare available.
September 21 – Aunt Beezers Art Activity, 6-12 yr olds, 9am-12pm. RSVP (269) 660-0448. Childcare available.
We have Binder Park Zoo tick- ets until gone. We still have Meijer Garden tickets available.
CareWell Services Southwest is here to help older adults and caregivers by offering services and resources that promote health, independence, and choice in their everyday lives. One
way we promote better health is through our Active Daily Living service.
and choose what topics you would like regular information about. Health topics include arthritis, blood pressure, cancer, healthy diet, pain management, and more. Caregivers can also sign up for an e-newsletter focused on caring for yourself and your loved one.
Active Daily Living (ADL) is a digital health resource for older adults and caregivers.
You can find the ADL resources and sign up for your personalized newsletter on our website at
Need help connecting with health or community resources? Need help connecting with health or community resources?
Stop in and see us at the Kiosk! Stop in and see us at the Kiosk!
August 2 from 11:00am–3:00pm September 6 from 11:00am–3:00pm
August 12 @ Veteran’s Day September 14 from10:00am–12noon
August 16 from 1:00pm–4:00pm September 21 from 10:00am–5:00pm
August 2 from 11:00am–3:00pm
@ Family Farm and Home, Urbandale
August 12 @ Veteran’s Day @ the Calhoun County Fair
August 16 from 1:00pm–4:00pm @ Bailey Park
@ Family Farm and Home, Urbandale @ Family Farm and Home, Urbandale
@ Miles for Memories Event, Wave Square,
@ Festival of the Forks, Albion @ Bailey Park
@ the Calhoun County Fair Battle Creek
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@ Forks Senior Center, Albion September 20 from 1:00–4:00pm
August 9 & 10 @ Delton Founder’s Fest @ the Calhoun County Fair @ W. Columbia Plaza
*Services provided include health screenings, resou@rceBnaivliegyatPioanr,kim, BmautntilzeatCiornese, kWIC information, and more. Services vary by date.
*Services provided include health screenings, resource navigation, immunizations, WIC information, and more. Services vary by date.
What You Need to Know About Medicare
By: Micki Ogilbee, Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Counselor, Forks Senior Center
I never thought that seeing 1954 as a birth date would be important to me. Now when I see it, it propels me into action. This year, people born in 1954 are turning 65 and are eligible for Medicare.
Social Security.
Enroll in Part A (Hospitals), B
80% of your medical costs after a deductible. It is up to you to cover the other 20%.
It is important to make this decision as soon as you can because insurance companies are obligated to enroll you in a policy without penalty during this period near your birthday month.
There are things that people new to Medicare need to do. For some people, it is very worrisome. My job is to explain Medicare and the few important tasks that must be done around your 65th birthday.
(Doctors) and D (Prescriptions). You are legally obligated to have all three. That means if you do not enroll in Part B and D, you will be penalized by increased premiums. You have a period
Look for your Medicare
card in the mail. It will have an effective date on the first day of your birthday month. If you do not get it or did not realize what you threw away, call Medicare or
of time surrounding your birth month to easily enroll in these parts of Medicare. If you have worked and paid FICA wages, enrollment in Part A and B should be automatic for you. You must enroll in Part D even if you are not currently prescribed any medicine.
If you live in eastern Calhoun County, please feel free to call and make an appointment at Forks Senior Center to discuss your Medicare tasks and options. The phone number is (517) 629- 3842. If you live in other areas you can call 800-803-7174 to
Decide how you want to fill in the gap of Medicare coverage. Medicare covers approximately
be directed to a local Medicare counselor.

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