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Happy New Year and we wish everyone a great 2014! We have a nice selection of News snippets and events for you to review. We hope you enjoy this issue.
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  • Whatever your New Year's resolutions are, you should add injury prevention. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have a section of their website focused on Injury Prevention
  • Take charge of your financial health with a little extra help from This website is a product of the Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission
  • And from Shield HealthCare - January is National Blood Donor Month. This special monthly designation is meant to encourage people to make a lifesaving donation of blood
  • And just as a reminder for those of you not on Medicare Insurance, people can still sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act and State insurance exchanges. Open enrollment ends March 31, 2014
    -  CLICK HERE  
  • Check out these videos about the Affordable Care Act
    (And remember if you are on Medicare Insurance, you do not need insurance through the Affordable Care Act). 

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Personal Health Records (PHRs) and Electronic Health Records (EHRs) Are Not the Same Things
"A personal health record (PHR) is a health record that is initiated and maintained by an individual. Typically it would provide a complete summary of the health and medical history of a person by gathering data from multiple sources and making this information accessible online to approved individuals ..."

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Jan 17 - Creativity Matters! with Susan Perlstein - Utah
Jan 19-24 - Death as Homecoming - Tampa, Florida
Jan 18-19 - ideal-LIVING Resort & Retirement Expo - Illinois
Jan 23 - Caregiver Connections Fair Azura Memory Care - CO
Jan 25 - 50Plus & Baby Boomers Expo - Vermont
Feb 6 - Jane W. Barton Book Signing "Caregiving for the GENIUS"
Feb 9-12 - International Conference on Positive Aging - Florida
Feb 19 - Meeting Alzheimer's: Effective Communication - CA
Feb 22-23 - ideal-LIVING Resort & Retirement Expo - New Jersey
Feb 28 through March 2 - Abilities Expo - California
March 8-9 - ideal-LIVING Resort & Retirement Expo - PA
March 14-16 - Abilities Expo - Georgia
March 29-30 - Scottsdale Super Expo Boomer Health Fair - AZ
April 16 - National Healthcare Decisions Day
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More about Abilities Expo
Did you know ... that even if you cannot make it to an expo or health fair, you can visit the event's website and learn more about the exhibitors. As an example visit Abilities Expo website and click into their Abilities365 - and you will find companies that are exhibiting at the show. Here is a link to the site directory

Meridian Health Services Network
Caregiving resources can be a tremendous help to the family caregiver. Meridian HSN has assembled a network of caregiving resources from classes such as the Alzheimer's Association essentiALZ™ Certification Program, HealthCare Interactive, Medifecta and other resources such as IdentiMed, Meals at Home programs and more - CLICK HERE
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