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 Medicare Open Enrollment ends December 7th
 Flu Season is Here!
 February is American Heart Month
  Medicare provides two cardiovascular preventive benefits! Small steps may reduce your risk for heart disease.
 Become a CHOICES Volunteer
  Apply to participate in one of the 2018 CHOICES Volunteer Trainings.
 Advance Care Planning can be added to your annual wellness visit.
  Medicare beneficiaries can now receive free advanced planning assistance at their annual wellness visit to document medical treatments they may not want if they lack the capacity to make those decisions.
 January is Cervical Health Awareness Month
  Medicare and the CT Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program offer free screenings for eligible women. Make a resolution to get screened this year!
 Medicare has approved HPV testing as a preventive benefit.
  Medicare will now approve testing for the Human Papillomavirus Virus (HPV) during a regular pap smear for females between the ages of 30 to 65 years old.
 Medicare Preventive Benefits Information
 Report
 Behavioral Health Unmet Needs Report for Older Adults news release
  Meeting the Needs of Older Adults with Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Disorders
 November is National Diabetes Month
  Raising awareness and helping Medicare beneficiaries to understand their diabetes coverage.
 May is National Stroke Awareness Month
  Did you know that smoking puts you at risk for having a stroke? Medicare Part B benefits may cover visits with a qualified doctor to help you quit smoking.
 July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month
  Medicare covers mental health services, including depression screenings.
 CHOICES and SMP Conference: Registration is now closed!
 August is National Eye Exam Month
  Glaucoma screenings are one of Medicare’s Preventive Benefits
 Medicare Preventive Tip
  Header: March is National Kidney month. How does Medicare help beneficiaries with Kidney Disease?
 Medicare & You Videos
 Connecticut’s Medicare Savings Program (MSP) Update
  The 2018 MSP Income Limits have been restored.
 May Medicare Premium Billing Notices
  What you need to know about your Medicare Premiums and the new Medicare cards.

Elder Justice
 Elder Justice Coalition
 Elder Rights and Protections
 Coalition for Elder Justice in CT soliciting agencies and organizations.
  Join our multidisciplinary statewide partners as Coalition members to prevent elder abuse and protect the rights, independence, security, and well-being of vulnerable elders.

Healthy Aging
 Health and Wellness Resources
 Live Well
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Programs
 The Connecticut Statewide Respite Care Program
 Benefits Checkup
 Caregiving
 Health Insurance
 SMP Program - Senior Medicare Patrol
 Employment
 GAPS
 Housing
 Legal Services Development  
 National Family Caregiver Support Program
 Housing Options
 Senior Community Service Employment Program
 CT Partnership for Long Term Care holding information forums.
 IRS Impersonator Scammers are at it again
 CT Energy Assistance Program (CEAP)
 CT Collaboration for Fall Prevention Statewide Initiative
 Evidenced-Based Health & Prevention Programs
  "Empowering Older People to Take More Control of their Health Through Evidenced-Based Prevention Programs: A Public-Private Collaboration
 Connecticut's Nursing Home Diversion Modernization Project
  "Choices at Home"
 Aging Services Division Projects & Initiatives
 United States Veterans & Veterans Resources
 CT Pro Bono Network
  Helping CT Families Cope With Personal Financial Management Issues
 Fraud & Scams - Information & Tips to Protect Yourself
 Aging Services Division Presents "Choices at Home" Cash & Counseling Resources for Caregivers and Consumers
  New Video on Self-directed care!
 Silver Alert System in CT
 Introducing the National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
 Medicare Open Enrollment
  Medicare Open enrollment is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Contact CHOICES 1-800-994-9422 to review your coverage or attend an open enrollment event for assistance.
 Profile of Senior Centers in Connecticut
 CT Triad Program Information Guide
  New publication!
 The Connections Project
 The Connecticut Veteran's Directed Home and Community Based Services Program
 Programs Serving Older Adults
 Alzheimer's Task Force Releases Final Report
  The Alzheimer’s Task Force co-chaired by Commissioner Prague and Representative Joseph Serra issued a final report on the care provided to persons diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in the state.
 LGBT Healthy Aging Toolkit Available
  The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging offers an LGBT Healthy Aging Toolkit.
 Caregiver - Program Instructions
 Health & Wellness - Program Instructions
 Nutrition - Program Instructions
 General (title to be determined) - Program Instructions
 Fiscal - Program Instructions
 Administration - Program Instructions
 Third Annual Edith G. Prague Compassionate Caregiver Award
  The State Department on Aging is now accepting nominations.
 Volunteer Opportunities: protect yourself and help others!
  The SMP is seeking retired professionals to help combat Medicare Fraud.