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 By Linda Howard    Opinion    April 1, 2021

No-cost phone legal document clinic

This month I would like to share with you an excellent state program to assist with completing your estate planning documents – Phone Legal Document Clinic. The Montana Legal Services Developer...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    March 4, 2021

Join with the team and keep neighbors fed and safe

Thank you to all in the Seeley Lake community who have supported our local Meals on Wheels (MOW) program over the years. This March we are once again launching March for Meals, a month-long campaign t...

 

Update on senior meals in Seeley and Swan

We are fortunate in the Seeley Swan Valley to have both the Mission Mountains Mercantile (MMM) in Condon and the Seeley Lake Senior Center (SLSC) in Seeley Lake providing meals for seniors. The...

 

COVID-19 vaccination protocol and testing in Seeley

Greetings, If you were wondering about current vaccination protocol, the Missoula City-County Health Department has a new web address, https://www.missoulainfo.com/ that will keep us up to date about...

 

Prevent T2 - Preventing diabetes through creating healthy lifestyles

The Missoula Public Health City-County Health Department is offering a National Diabetes Prevention Program called Prevent T2 starting Jan. 20, 2021. It will continue through December 2021. Prevent T2...

 

Medicare's Open Enrollment in full swing

We are now in Medicare's Annual Open Enrollment Period, Oct. 15 – Dec. 7. It is time to think about your Medicare coverage for 2021. Open enrollment is when Medicare beneficiaries should review...

 

Open Enrollment season starts this month

What season is it? It is Medicare's Annual "Open Enrollment" Oct. 15 – Dec. 7. It is coming up quickly! What can you do during "Open Enrollment"? • Change from Original Medicare to a Medicare Ad...

 

iRide and caregiver programs enhance lives

This September I'd like to highlight three excellent programs available to us which can enhance our lives and those we care for. First, Missoula Aging Services is offering two Virtual Caregiver Support Groups which offer a safe place for caregivers...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    August 6, 2020

Personal care attendant program available locally

Dear Seeley-Swan Residents, I want to let you know about our current client availability for Missoula Aging Services, In-Home Support Services, Personal Care Attendant Program. Missoula Aging...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    July 2, 2020

Senior Farmers' Market Coupon program available

Along with our gorgeous summer weather, we in the Seeley-Swan Valley have something to celebrate! Seniors who are 60 years of age and older, residents of Missoula County and meet federal income...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    June 4, 2020

How to enroll in Medicare during COVID-19

What is Medicare? Medicare is federally supported health insurance for: • People age 65 or older • Anyone on Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) • Anyone with End-Stage Renal Disease or... Full story

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    May 7, 2020

The TeleCare Program offers social connection

Dear friends in Seeley-Swan, Missoula Aging Services introduced a new program called TeleCare. The TeleCare Program matches clients with volunteers for friendly assurance calls. Volunteers provide a...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    April 2, 2020

Resources for these challenging times...

Dear Seeley Swan friends,​ I am writing this note from my home office and feel somewhat removed as I expect you all do too. These are extremely challenging times for all of us and can feel scary. I...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    March 5, 2020

Three important things you need to know about in March

Hear the band? Join the March...for Meals 2020 Join us as we march into spring with our local Meals on Wheels (MOW) campaign. With your help, we can meet our 2020 goal of $5,000. March for Meals ...

 

No cost financial and estate planning workshops

In recent years, Marsha A. Goetting, Montana State University Extension Family Economics Specialist, has presented programs and provided individual appointments in Seeley Lake about the need for all...

 

Get your taxes done at no cost to you

Now that the holidays are over, it's that time of year to think about tax season which is just around the corner. This year Missoula Aging Services/Seeley-Swan Resource Center has coordinated with...

 

What is Adult Protective Services (APS)?

During the holiday season of joyous celebrations with family and friends it is important for us to continue to be mindful of the older adults and those with disabilities in our community. We should...

 

Apply for Medicare Savings 2019-2020 income updates

It's a great time to save money on Medicare by applying for the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) a program through the State of Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. If you have or...

 

Annual Medicare open enrollment starts Oct. 15

It's that time of year again to review your health insurance needs and look at options. Get ready for Annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period (AEP) Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, Medicare's next annual open...

 

Estate planner offers no cost appointments, Oct. 30

In past years Dr. Marsha A. Goetting, Montana State University Extension Family Economics Specialist, has presented programs about the need for all Montanans to take action and plan their estates. If...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    August 1, 2019

It's time to think about your Medicare coverage!

As we approach Medicare's Open Enrollment Period, Oct. 15 – Dec. 7, 2019, it's time again to start thinking about your Medicare coverage. Open enrollment is when Medicare beneficiaries should...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    July 4, 2019

2019 Senior farmers' market coupons now available

Happy Fourth of July! Along with our gorgeous summer weather, we in the Seeley-Swan Valley have something new to celebrate! Seniors who are 60 years of age and older, residents of Missoula County and...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    June 6, 2019

Apply for the Medicare Savings Program

The beautiful weather is finally here and we can get outside and enjoy! It's also a great time to save money on Medicare by applying for the Medicare Savings Program (MSP)! If you have or qualify for...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    May 2, 2019

What is the Veteran Directed Care Program?

With Memorial Day coming up, I am acutely reminded of all the benefits we enjoy in our country due to the service and sacrifices of United States Veterans. The purpose of today's Note from Linda is...

 
 By Linda Howard    Opinion    April 4, 2019

Prevent loneliness from wrecking your retirement

Dear friends, Retiring in Seeley-Swan Valley? What does that look like? We know it is an extraordinarily beautiful landscape. We absolutely love it here for many reasons: fishing, hunting, hiking,...

 

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