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Prevent Isolation and Loneliness

As we age, circumstances in our lives often change.  We retire from a job, friends move away or health issues convince us to eliminate or restrict driving.  When changes like these occur, we may no fully realize how they will affect our ability to stay connected and engage and how much they will affect our ability to stay connected and engaged and how much they can impact our overall health and well-being. We need social connection to thrive - no matter our age - but recent research shows … Read More

Save Medicare

Save Medicare ACTION NEEDED: Ask your U.S. Senators and Representative to protect Medicare. ADVOCACY ALERT! Save Medicare - Dec. 16, 2016 Background Most everyone is likely familiar with President-elect Trump’s campaign promise to "repeal and replace Obamacare" (The Affordable Care Act). Trump also promised during the campaign not to cut Social Security and Medicare. What you may not know, however, is that Speaker Paul Ryan’s "Better Way" health care plan not only repeals Obamacare, but … Read More

SCAM ALERT

SCAM ALERT: On Sunday 9-11-2016 the police department took a report from a resident that a subject had called her stating that she had missed jury duty and as a result a warrant had been issued for her arrest and that she needed to make 2 $200 money transfers and appear in court on 9-22-2016 or she would be locked in jail. The caller advised her to go to Dollar General and purchase the pay pal vouchers. When the resident advised that she had no means of transportation, the caller stated he … Read More

June 15th is Elder Abuse Awareness Day

ADRC of Eagle Country and Adult Protective Services Commemorate World Elder Abuse Awareness Day June 15 is “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day” (WEAAD). ADRC of Eagle Country and  Adult Protective Services are commemorating WEAAD by displaying a banner and pinwheels on the lawns of our government buildings.  The theme: “One person. One action. One Nation. United against elder abuse” aims at raising awareness around the world. Did you know that every day 10,000 people turn 65 in the US alone? … Read More

Scam Alert!!

We have been made aware of a current scam involving scammers posing as the ADRC and contacting residents telling them that the ADRC will help them file their taxes. The scammers receive personal information and then demand money from the person for the assistance in filing the taxes. Please know: The ADRC Staff will not contact you and offer to assist you with your taxes. We do provide information for you to access tax services through AARP. Should you receive a phone call in which the … Read More