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Know Your Rights:

Know your rights under the Medicare Program. Keep current through the Medicare Rights Center (click below):

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Know About HealthLink's CDC Report:

Read or download executive summary of HealthLink's CDC report.

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Know Your Medications:

Concerned about the drugs you are taking? Be sure you know about their benefits and potential side affects.

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Community Service

HealthLink is also co-sponsored by the Rhode Island Alliance for Retired Americans.  The basic goal is to create community netwroking that has the dual goal of community activism and service.

Keep up with the latest News from Rhode Island (click below)

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RI-ARA and MA- ARA are  state affiliate members of the Alliance for Retired Americans, a nationwide organization founded in May 2001, with three million members working together to make their voices heard in the laws, policies, politics, and institutions that shape our lives.

National ARA has a history that goes back to the administration of John F. Kennedy. Its predecessor organization "National Council of Senior Citizens" was formed and sucessful in lobbying for the original passage of Medicare in 1965.

Email: Info@NewEnglandSenior.com

The 14 Most Common Health Concerns for Seniors

People in America today can expect to live longer than ever before. Once you make it to 65, the data suggest that you can live another 19.2 years, on average. For many, then, senior living includes carefully managing chronic conditions to stay healthy. “You need to be physically active and eat a healthy diet" and also make healthy lifestyle choices, like quitting smoking and losing weight, to avoid senior health risks, explained Jeanne Wei, MD, director of the Institute on Aging at the University of Arkansas Medical School in Little Rock. Also, including a geriatrician, a doctor who specializes in the health concerns of aging,

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Dry Eye: When Tears Don't Do Their Job

Teardrops serve an essential function for your eyes — they keep them moist and clean and provide them with essential nutrients. But when your eyes don't produce enough, you may develop a condition known as dry eye.

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        !! Retiree benefit for ARA members!!

   Upgraded Visionworks savings at no cost

                     Email: New England Senior

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The Physician, the Community and Health Care Reform 

Report by Dr. Joseph Boffa 

Since 2000 the Rhode Island Alliance for Retired Americans fostered HealthLink Wellness a program committed to reducing the risk of chronic disease among retirees by promoting health screening, health education and exercise. Its strategy has been to develop partnerships that engage the retiree through their social networking. Starting in 2010 we added a network of primary care physicians who provided medical back up for community based outreach efforts.

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