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Staying Healthy Together

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November is National Family Caregivers Month and Care Improvement Plus, Iowa’s leading health plan solution for Medicare beneficiaries with chronic illnesses and the National Family Caregivers Association (NFCA) welcome Council Bluffs seniors with chronic conditions and their loved ones to participate in a free and fun educational event called, “Staying Healthy Together.” Local seniors and their family caregivers will have the opportunity to learn key strategies for maintaining their health and how to navigate challenging healthcare issues including medication management, communicating with health providers, and managing transitions of care. Highlights of the event include: - Caregiving support and resource information - Heart-healthy caregiver luncheon - Educational giveaways for caregivers and their loved ones - Low impact exercise demonstrations Why? Eight out of every 10 Americans age 65 or older live with a chronic illness such as diabetes or heart failure, and more than 65 million family caregivers provide care for such individuals. Recent surveys conducted by NFCA highlight the need to provide family caregivers and their loved ones with additional resources on effective management of chronic illnesses and tips for navigating the healthcare system. About Care Improvement Plus. Care Improvement Plus (http://www.careimprovementplus.com), a Medicare health plan owned and operated by XLHealth (http://www.xlhealth.com), is committed to delivering quality health care benefits and serving the underserved. Focused on improving patient outcomes and reducing health care spending, Care Improvement Plus provides comprehensive Medicare coverage and a Part D prescription drug benefit, plus additional services such as dental and vision coverage, and care management support. About the National Family Caregivers Association. The National Family Caregivers Association educates, supports, empowers and speaks up for the more than 65 million Americans who care for loved ones with a chronic

Occurs once: Nov 3, 2011 (10:00 AM to 1:00 PM)
Location:

Amelia House
57 West Ferndale Drive, Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Ticket Price: FREE
Ticketing Phone: 1-866-769-1597 (TTY: 711)

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