Your Life by the Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center

Your Life by the Kenosha County Aging and Disability Resource Center
Your Life is a publication brought to you by the Kenosha ADRC and Happenings Magazine and the Smart Reader.  
In an effort to broaden their reach the ARDC  have partnered with Happenings Magazine and the Smart Reader to create a new section called Your Life.  Your Life features articles relevant to Kenosha with information such as Medicare, Social Security, Senior Dining, and upcoming events and workshops. Look for the Your Life section inside each edition of the Smart Reader as well as some stories published here. If you have suggestions or questions regarding the Your Life section, please contact Paula Clark at the Kenosha County ADRC, 262-605-6616.

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This content originally appeared in the February 11th, 2021 print edition of The Smart Reader.

 

ADRC offers two Family Support Groups

Caregiver Coffee Club and Family Caregiver Lunch Bunch

Stay connected and join fellow caregivers at home or from work.

Kenosha County Aging & Disability Resource Center, together with Walworth County, is offering two virtual support groups to help family caregivers stay connected and informed.  Join others engaged in helping their loved ones manage day to day living, to relax, chat and learn helpful tips and strategies.

The Caregiver Coffee Club meets the first Wednesday of each month from 10-11 a.m. To accommodate employed caregivers, as well as those at home, the Family Caregiver Lunch Bunch conveniently meets from 12-1 p.m. on the first Thursday of the month.

Available by video conferencing or phone. Facilitated by Dementia Care Specialists from the ADRCs of Kenosha and Walworth County. To register contact the ADRC in your county: Kenosha County ADRC: call 262-605-6646 or Walworth County ADRC: call 262-741-3273.

Need Help with Medicare Costs?

Many people with Medicare find it difficult to afford all their monthly expenses. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify for help paying your Medicare related costs. Medicare Savings Programs (MSP) are federally funded programs administered by each individual state. These programs help pay some, or all, of the Medicare premiums, deductibles, copayments and coinsurance for those who are eligible. There are different MSP levels of assistance, with different income and asset eligibility limits.

You may qualify for a MSP if your monthly income is at or below $1,449 ($1,959 for a married couple) (*2021 income limits) and your assets are under $7,970 ($11,960 for a married couple). If you are enrolled in a MSP, you automatically qualify for Part D Extra Help, a Medicare program that helps people pay for their Medicare prescription drug coverage. To learn more, or for assistance in determining if you are eligible, contact the Kenosha Aging & Disability Resource Center at 1-262-605-6646 or 1-800-472-8008. Article credit: Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR).

This information, and more, can be found in the ADRC’s quarterly Benefit Specialist newsletter, Inside Source. If you would like to receive Inside Source, call Heather Vanoss at the ADRC, 262-605-6652.