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Making The Most Of Medicare

Many Medicare plans work with pharmacies to lower co-pays for prescription medications.

If you’re one of the 30 million Americans with a new Medicare card, you may take a healthy interest in how best to benefit from it.

One of the first and most important things to consider now that your new plan is in effect is prescription drug coverage. Perhaps the best way to save on medication costs is to utilize a pharmacy that’s within your Part D plan’s preferred network. Walgreens, for example, is a part of preferred networks with some of the nation’s largest plans, such as Coventry, Humana, SmartD Rx and UnitedHealthcare.

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Building Bridges Between Generations

St. George Village resident Kathleen Mayer is served high tea by Annaleah Fernandez, a junior at Blessed Trinity Catholic High School.

St. George Village is all about building relationships — not only the relationships between  staff and residents and their families, but also in the fostering of friendships among residents and in building partnerships between SGV and the community. One such partnership brings students in from neighboring Blessed Trinity Catholic High School to participate in activities with SGV residents.

The teens help out with a variety of regular activities like serving refreshments at weekly parties and as callers on Bingo night, but they’re also a wonderful resource for special events that entertain and inspire residents.

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Going Red to Support Healthy Hearts

SGV residents and staff are wearing red in recognition of National Heart Health month and the American Heart Association's Go Red for Women campaign.

In recognition of February as National Heart Health month, North Fulton Hospital is sponsoring Go Red, North Fulton!, a campaign that encourages women to be proactive about their health by learning more about heart disease risks and making heart-healthy changes in their lives. St. George Village staff and residents recently dressed in red to show their support for the hospital and Go Red, North Fulton!

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Eat Safer…and Ward Off Tummy Troubles

Thoroughly rinsing fresh produce before eating it is one of the best ways to avoid getting sick.

It’s been making headlines across the country this week: the norovirus, first spotted in Australia, is now sweeping the U.S. And, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), contaminated food is one of the primary culprits in spreading the virus.

Did you know that 76 million people get sick from food borne illnesses in the United States every year? As we age, our bodies change – including our immune systems — making older people more susceptible to food borne illness and food poisoning.

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