Savvy Senior: How Medicare Covers Alzheimer’s Disease

Dear Savvy Senior,What exactly does Medicare cover when it comes to Alzheimer’s disease? My husband was recently diagnosed with early-stage Alzheimer’s, and we would like to find out what’s covered and what isn’t.Planning Ahead Dear Planning, I’m very sorry to hear about your husband’s diagnosis, but you’ll be happy to know that most medical costs … Read more

Masks urged indoors in Lehigh and Northampton counties with ‘high’ COVID level

Lehigh and Northampton counties are experiencing “high” community levels of COVID-19, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says, based on calculations released Thursday. That means the CDC recommends: Wear a mask indoors in public. Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines. Get tested if you have symptoms. Additional precautions may be needed for … Read more

Health Check is Back!

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, Health Check is back! Free and low-cost health screenings will be available in Bedford and Dundee areas soon. Health Check is a United Way and ProMedica sponsored service that has been popular in Monroe County for over 30 years and was just taking off in Lenawee County after … Read more

Superpower requires another or others at your side

By Bernard J. Rabik To begin, John Donne’s “No Man is an Island” causes me to pause and reflect. For it is about the connection between all of humankind. Give essentially argues that people need each other and are better together than they are in isolation because every individual is one piece of the greater … Read more

Charlottesville-area buildings to light up green in honor of Mental Health Month | Local News

FROM STAFF REPORTS Several Charlottesville-area buildings will light up green between sunset and sunrise from May 16 until May 20 in honor of Mental Health Month, with a ceremony May 16 kicking off the week. Albemarle County’s County Office Building, Charlottesville City Hall, the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, University of Virginia Hospital, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital … Read more