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By this time of year many seniors on Medicare Part D realize that they are in the donut hole. They have maxed out in their prescription coverage for the year and are now required to pay the full price for their medicines.

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An advance directive is a written statement that explains how you want medical decisions to be made if you are unable to make them for yourself.  It is important to think about who should be responsible and what choices they should make on your behalf.  Some states have a standardized or sta…

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The annual Line Dance Jamboree is coming up soon at the DeKalb County School Coliseum, 1504 Main Street E. Hwy. 35, Rainsville.  It will be April 9 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  The Council on Aging is taking registrations now through March 18 at the Fort Payne DeKalb County Senior Center.  This i…

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New medicines are available from the drug manufacturers for the Senior Rx program. As old name brand medicines turn to generics for a lower price; newer, more advanced medicines are approved by the FDA. These medicines often treat more than one disease. A drug for one specific disease may be…

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Many people on Medicare are unaware of the Medicare Appeals Process. There are two types of appeals — Original Medicare Appeals and Medicare Advantage Appeals.