(FORT WORTH, Texas – May 13, 2019) — During Older Americans Month in May, Care N’ Care (HMO/PPO) Health Plan is encouraging seniors in North Texas to take advantage of the many resources and activities available in their communities.
“Keeping active and engaged are important elements of healthy aging, but sometimes people just don’t know where or when to begin,” said Kelli Blackwelder, community engagement manager at Care N’ Care. “Older Americans Month is a great time to try something new; to get out into the community and meet new people; make connections; and do something good for your mind, body and spirit.”
Presently 10,000 baby boomers nationwide, including many in North Texas, are turning 65 every day, and it is expected to remain that way until 2029. For many of these seniors, isolation and loneliness are serious concerns that can directly affect their health.
Through its Care N’ Community program, Care N’ Care teams up with local organizations to offer programs and activities that increase independence, reduce isolation and encourage healthy living. A variety of activities have been planned by Care N’ Care during Older Americans Month, including:
Balance Builder Workshops with Silver Sneakers:
May 22 at 1 p.m.
Lake Worth Senior Center
7005 Charbonneau Road, Lake Worth
May 29 at 3:30 p.m.
Legacy Oaks of Azle
1364 Southeast Pkwy., Azle
Senior Health Fairs:
May 29, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Hood County YMCA
1475 James Road, Granbury
May 31, 9 a.m. to noon
Allen Senior Center
451 St. Mary Drive, Allen
Summer Cookout Party:
May 31, 12:30 to 2:30 p.m.
5315 Boat Club Road, Fort Worth
“These programs are fun, easy ways to take charge of your health and wellness,” added Blackwelder. “And they are a great way to not only honor yourself during Older Americans Month but for all of us to say thank you for all you do to make our communities a better place to live.”
First signed into law in 1976 by President Gerald Ford, Older Americans Month is observed every May to recognize the contributions of older adults across the nation. This year’s theme of “Connect, Create, Contribute” encourages older adults to connect with friends; engage in activities that promote personal enrichment; and contribute time, talent and life experiences to benefit others.
Care N’ Care is a Medicare Advantage health plan providing North Texas Medicare beneficiaries in Tarrant, Johnson, Dallas, Collin, Denton, Rockwall, Hood, Wise and Parker counties affordable alternatives that improve and simplify Medicare coverage. With both PPO and HMO health plans, Care N’ Care offers all of the traditional benefits included in original Medicare plus additional benefits and services, including a personal Healthcare Concierge to serve as the single point of contact and trusted partner throughout the member’s healthcare experience. For more information about Care N’ Care and its Medicare Advantage health plans, visit cnchealthplan.com.
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