APPRISE can help during Medicare's Annual Open Enrollment Period, October 15-December 7

During Open Enrollment, Medicare beneficiaries have the option to compare and switch their current Medicare Advantage Plan or Part D Prescription Drug Plan with new upcoming plans for 2020.

Perfect time to Call Rent-A-Kid!

This is the perfect time to request a Rent-A-Kid!  The leaves are falling, and soon the snow will be too!  

Fall Health & Wellness Class Schedule Announced

The York County Area Agency on Aging hosts FREE classes for older adults on fall prevention, diabetes and chronic disease, and healthy aging.  

Learn how you can prevent falls this Fall

Falls are not a normal part of aging, and most falls are preventable. Learn how you can reduce your risk of falling by visiting the Falls Free area at the 50plus EXPO on September 25th at the York Expo Center.

FallsFree of York County 800x510The Falls Free Coalition of York County community partners will again staff a designated unique area to emphasize the importance of preventing falls in older adults.

Healthcare providers, consisting of nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, exercise specialists, educators, as well as other professionals, will provide the following free screenings and services:

  • Falls risk assessment
  • Balance and gait testing
  • Cane and walker checks
  • Exercise demonstrations
  • Brown bag medicine review (bring your medications or list with you to the booth)
  • Information about A Matter of Balance (falls-prevention classes)
  • Demonstration of helpful assistive devices
  • Tips for caregivers and what to do when a fall occurs
  • Depression resources

The 50plus EXPO will be held at the York Expo Center, Memorial Hall East, 334 Carlisle Avenue in York, from 9 am until 2 pm.

The mission of the Falls Free Coalition of York County is to partner with the community to increase fall prevention awareness for York county older adults. Membership includes the following organizations – Amramp, City of York-Bureau of Health, Cognitive Health Solutions, Drayer Physical Therapy, Encompass Home Health, Martin Foot and Ankle, OSS Health, rabbittransit/3P Ride, Self Determination Housing Project, SpiriTrust Lutheran®, Transitions Healthcare Gettysburg, UPMC, WellSpan Health, York County Area Agency on Aging, York County Coroner’s Office.

 


 

Hot Weather Safety Tips

People of all ages are sensitive to extremes in temperature. But as you age, your body may become less able to respond to extremely hot or cold temperatures. In addition, taking certain types of medications can affect how your body responds to heat.