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Ability Center launches lending program for assistive technology

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Our Community

Assistive technology (AT) is growing in popularity as local families adjust to social distancing and virtual community activities. The Ability Center has launched a new program, Tech for REC (recreation, education, employment, and community), which allows people to borrow assistive technology. This lending closet of adaptive items was developed to serve the seven-county service area of Lucas, Ottawa, Wood, Fulton, Henry, Defiance, and Williams.

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Sunset’s Sylvania campus offers a wealth of amenities and a sense of community

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Located in a tranquil suburban setting—but just a stone’s throw from downtown Sylvania with all its shopping and dining opportunities, entertainment, and rich cultural attractions—Sunset Retirement Communities’ Sylvania campus has plenty to offer older adults who are seeking a vibrant environment to call home as well as the ability to choose different levels of care as needed.

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How to make the most of Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period

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October 15 through December 7 is Medicare’s Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), the timeframe during which individuals who are already enrolled in Medicare have the opportunity to change their plan for the following year if they so desire. Of course, those who are happy with their existing plan have the option of simply keeping what they already have.

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Swanton snowbirds overcome COVID, convalesce at The Laurels

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Swanton residents Barb and Jim Rieben are classic snowbirds—Northern retirees who head south during the winter months to escape the inclement weather and frigid temperatures. Their annual destination is the sunny state of Florida, specifically the city of Ruskin, near Tampa. In previous years, this pilgrimage provided a pleasant reprieve for Barb and Jim. However, their most recent Florida visit this past winter and spring took a decidedly unpleasant turn.

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Stronger together: Sunset and Otterbein join forces for mutual benefit

Written by Healthy Living News. Posted in Our Community

Sunset Communities and Otterbein SeniorLife have a lot in common. Both are senior-care non-profit organizations that provide a wide array of senior services, including independent and assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, and rehabilitative care and hospice. Recognizing that their respective organizations share a very similar focus and philosophy, Sunset and Otterbein have announced an affiliation, with the resulting entity being even stronger than the sum of its parts. The intent behind the partnership for both organizations is to drive up synergy and drive down the cost of operations, while maintaining outstanding care and customer service.

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