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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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HealthLink

HealthLink is sponsored by the Rhode Island Alliance for Retired Americans. Its basic goal is to create a community based culture of wellness and prevention that links our members to the professionals who look after them and to the social environment in which they live.

Keep up with the latest News (click below)  RI-ARA link

 

RI-ARA is a state affiliate member 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

5 Great Reasons to See a Geriatrician

As the baby boomer generation enters its senior years, one in five Americans will be over 65. In fact, seniors over age 85 are the fastest-growing segment of the population. If you or any of your loved ones are over 65, being treated by a geriatrician can make all the difference. Geriatricians are primary care doctors who have had additional training in the health care needs of older people.

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Over 60? Time to Move It or Lose It

Older adults who exercise may not be affected by brain damage that can limit mobility

Aging Americans who aren’t physically active may be missing out on a chance to protect their brains from age-related diseases that make walking and moving more difficult, according to a March 2015 study published in the journal Neurology.

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        !! Retiree benefits !!

   Upgraded Visionworks Savings

 Membership open to all retirees, for more Information:

                     Email: New England Senior

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(to join click on "Become a Member" above)


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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