TIMELY TOPICS IN HEALTHCARE @ KML Medicare Fraud and Abuse and Scams

Press Release 11/17/17 (Kent, Connecticut) – Have you ever been puzzled over all that information in your Medicare Summary Notice?  You know, the statement of charges that the government sends you from time to time. Are you concerned by the kinds of scams and abuse that are directed at seniors like you? Would you like to acquire the sort of know-how you can use to defend yourself?  Learn about the newest scams out to get you! Billions of dollars are lost to Medicare fraud each year. Come learn how you as a beneficiary of Medicare can fight back with the aid of Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP).

Join us on Saturday, December 2 at 2:30 p.m. for an informative discussion about Medicare Fraud and Abuse and Scams presented by Amanda Halle, Western CT Area on Aging and a CHOICES counselor assisting individuals to navigate the Medicare maze.

Amanda Halle works at the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging (WCAAA) educating individuals how to protect, detect and report medicare fraud. In addition, she is a CHOICES counselor assisting individuals to navigate the Medicare maze whether they are new to Medicare or wish to learn more about Medicare. Prior to working for WCAAA, she spent over 25 years in the medical education business. Amanda has lived in Salisbury for over 30 years with her husband Peter and two children, Sarah and Tim. She enjoys the outdoors, traveling and cooking.

This is the fourth and final presentation of the series on healthcare “Timely Topics in Healthcare.” This four-part series is presented by Prism Health Advocates of Kent, founded by Deborah M Bain, RN BSN. Prism Health Advocates is a consulting firm specializing in helping patients and families navigate the healthcare system.

This event is free and open to the public. To register or for more information call the Library, 860-927-3761; email kmlinfo@biblio.org; stop by the Library; or visit the Library’s online calendar at kentmemoriallibrary.org. For more information about Prism Health Advocates, go to prismhealthadvocates.com.

 

TIMELY TOPICS IN HEALTHCARE @ KML A Four-part Series

Press Release 10/4/17

(Kent, Connecticut) – The Library is pleased to announce the third part of the series on healthcare “Timely Topics in Healthcare.” This four-part series is presented by Prism Health Advocates of Kent, founded by Deborah M Bain, RN BSN. Prism Health Advocates is a consulting firm specializing in helping patients and families navigate the healthcare system.

Join us on Saturday, October 28, at 2:30 p.m. Diabetes: Our Journey to Our Health presented by Anne Bernardin, Simple Organizing Solutions of Bondsville, MA. Click here to register.

Anne Bernardin didn’t retire from an active, productive lifestyle after a diagnosis of Type I Diabetes. Instead, she added research to her busy schedule, and learned about management tools which would allow her to continue her lifestyle, and now to share that information with people who need these tools.

“I believe if diabetics learn how to manage their disease, the diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of a vibrant lifestyle,” says Bernardin.

Since 2009, Bernardin has been consulting, presenting workshops and speaking to audiences who want the tools gained from her comprehensive research provides.

“I really want to share what I have learned,” says Bernardin. “I have seen dramatic changes in attitude and health once people realize they really can manage the disease through doctor-recommended diet and exercise, controlling blood sugar, learning more about the glycemic index and carbohydrates, as well as getting tips for general good health. All of these tools help to reduce stress, which is also very important.”

Bernardin wants to empower people with basic habits for health, and especially for diabetics.

The fourth and final topic in this series is:

Saturday, December 3, 2:30 p.m. Medicare Fraud and Abuse and Scams presented by Amanda Halle, Western CT Area on Aging and a CHOICES counselor assisting individuals to navigate the Medicare maze.

This event is free and open to the public. To register or for more information call the Library, 860-927-3761; email kmlinfo@biblio.org; stop by the Library; or visit the Library’s online calendar at kentmemoriallibrary.org.

For more information about Prism Health Advocates, go to prismhealthadvocates.com.

The Kent Memorial Library’s mission is to enrich the lives of individuals and the community by providing materials, programs, and services to encourage reading, learning and imagination. The Kent Memorial Library is located at 32 North Main Street, Kent, Connecticut.

Press Release 7/24/17
(Kent, Connecticut) – The Library is pleased to announce the second part of the series on healthcare “Timely Topics in Healthcare.” This four-part series is presented by Prism Health Advocates of Kent, founded by Deborah M Bain, RN BSN. Prism Health Advocates is a consulting firm specializing in helping patients and families navigate the healthcare system.

Join us on Saturday, August 19, at 2:30 p.m. Find Your Wellness Within: Learn to Tap into the Tools that are there to Serve You presented by Mary Ann Van Valkenburg, Wellness Coach, Reiki Practitioner, and owner of Inscape Awareness of Kent.

Van Valkenburg is a graduate of the Institute for Integrated Nutrition and a member of the Association of American Drugless Practitioners, Mary Ann is currently enrolled in the Center for Advancement in Cancer Education’s Health Professionals Certification Program and a Robbins-Madanes Certification Student. She works with clients to set a foundation for optimal health and balance through lifestyle changes, stress reduction, nutritional adjustments, and realizing the meaning of mindfulness as well as helping each client to meet their own personal goals. A cancer survivor, Mary Ann knows all too well that our future is uncertain and we should be compelled to take our health into our own hands and make the changes necessary to live a full, healthy and vibrant life. The foundation of her practice is looking within as to how we fuel our body and how to practice self-care. Our body is our home and the mind is directly connected to that structure. To find the health that lies within, it’s important to visit that structure often, practice balance and care for it well. A healthy mind means a healthier body. Mary Ann is passionate about making a difference in the lives of her clients.

“We only have one life, let that life be full of passion and contentment. Taking your health into your own hands will help you to live that life to the fullest.” says Van Valkenburg.

Mary Ann lives in Kent, Connecticut with her husband Michael, their two children, a couple of cats and her horse Gunner. For more information about Inscape Awareness, go to inscapeawareness.com
The third and fourth topics in this series are:

Saturday, October 28, 2:30 p.m. Diabetes: Our Journey to Our Health presented by Anne Bernardin, Simple Organizing Solutions of Bondsville, MA.

Saturday, December 3, 2:30 p.m. Medicare Fraud and Abuse and Scams presented by Amanda Halle, Western CT Area on Aging and a CHOICES counselor assisting individuals to navigate the Medicare maze.

This event is free and open to the public. To register or for more information call the Library, 860-927-3761; email kmlinfo@biblio.org; stop by the Library; or visit the Library’s online calendar at kentmemoriallibrary.org.

Press Release 5/17/17

(Kent, Connecticut) – The Library is pleased to announce a new series on healthcare “Timely Topics in Healthcare.” This four-part series will be presented by Prism Health Advocates of Kent, founded by Deborah M Bain, RN BSN. Prism Health Advocates is a consulting firm specializing in helping patients and families navigate the healthcare system. The topics in this series are:

Saturday, June 3, 2:30 p.m. Nutrition and Lifestyle Strategies to Optimize Cognitive Function at all Ages presented by Dr. Katherine Layman, Naturopathic Family Physician of New Milford.

Saturday, August 19, 2:30 p.m. Find Your Wellness Within: Learn to Tap into the Tools that are there to Serve You presented by Mary Ann Van Valkenburg, Wellness Coach and Reiki Practitioner of Kent.

Saturday, October 28, 2:30 p.m. Diabetes: Our Journey to Our Health presented by Anne Bernardin, Simple Organizing Solutions of Bondsville, MA.

Saturday, December 3, 2:30 p.m. Medicare Fraud and Abuse and Scams presented by Amanda Halle, Western CT Area on Aging and a CHOICES counselor assisting individuals to navigate the Medicare maze.

This event is free and open to the public. To register or for more information call the Library, 860-927-3761; email kmlinfo@biblio.org; stop by the Library; or visit the Library’s online calendar at kentmemoriallibrary.org.

For more information about Prism Health Advocates, go to prismhealthadvocates.com.