Open Enrollment for Medicare beneficiaries begins October 15 and ends December 7. This is the perfect time to review how you want your healthcare and drug coverage. Go to Medicare.gov to review your choices. Available Medicare Advantage ... READ MORE
Every year the Federal government makes changes to Original Medicare cost-sharing deductibles and premiums.
For 2022, the standard Medicare Part B premium will be $170.10 a month. This is an increase of nearly $22 a month over the standard ... READ MORE
The holiday season is a time of celebration and sharing meals with family and friends. During holiday get-togethers, snacks and meals are frequently left out throughout the gathering. When food is sitting at room temperature for more than two ... READ MORE
The CDC has developed guidelines to help navigate Halloween, providing ideas to make Halloween activities more creative, and reducing the risk for getting COVID. So, classic door to door trick-or-treating and large in door costume parties are ... READ MORE
In the United States, 30.3 million people have diabetes, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). According to the CDC, 8.9% (7,639 individuals) of adults in Nassau County have diabetes. A key ... READ MORE
Diabetes touches almost every part of your life. It’s a serious, lifelong condition, but there’s a lot you can do to protect your health. You can take charge of your health—not only for today but for the coming years.
Take Charge of ... READ MORE
Medicare Recipients Be Aware!
A new scam has emerged as a result of COVID-19. Scammers use public health emergencies as opportunities for new fraud schemes, and because older adults are at greater risk for serious illness from COVID-19, ... READ MORE
The Health Insurance Marketplace is the government site for uninsured individuals to enroll in health insurance plans that offer reduced (subsidized) insurance premiums. Reduced premiums are based on income and household size.
A household ... READ MORE
The Power of Partnership – During COVID-19
The COVID-19 Pandemic impacts on health, livelihoods, and food systems have been devastating. Slowly these areas are rebuilding. The Nassau County Cooperative Extension Service Family and Consumer ... READ MORE
Questions and Answers About COVID-19 Vaccination
Q Do I need to wear a mask after I am vaccinated?
A Yes! Keep masking and distancing!
Q Am I immune as soon as I’m vaccinated? Can I get still COVID-19?
A After you’re vaccinated ... READ MORE