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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

6 Simple Ways to Regain Your Balance and Prevent Falls

The key to maintaining balance lies with three major sensory contributors. Vision provides you with a sense of where you are in relation to your environment and gives you clues that keep you from tripping over obstacles. Nerve receptors in the fluid-filled semicircular canals of the inner ear send balance messages to the brain when your head moves side to side or up and down. The third contributors to good balance are proprioceptors, which are nerves embedded in muscles and tendons that tell the brain when a movement occurs so the body can shift to maintain its equilibrium.

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In Temporary Victory for Seniors, Trade Deal Fails to Advance in House

It contained a provision to cut a total of $950 million from Medicare to fund the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program to assist workers displaced by trade – a key sticking point in the larger controversial debate over whether the House should provide fast track authority for trade deals such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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        !! Retiree benefit for ARA members!!

   Upgraded Visionworks savings at no cost

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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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