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Information outside of our usual Senior Sphere.
What is Contact Tracing?
What to know about contact tracing If you’ve been in close contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, you may be contacted by a contact tracer or public health worker from your state or local health department in an effort to help slow the spread of the disease. Here’s what to know if […]
Budget-Friendly Gardening Resources for Seniors
Photo via Pexels Many seniors enjoy soothing activities like gardening, which allows them to spend more time outdoors while getting low-impact exercise. However, some seniors may be concerned that tending to a typical garden will cause back and joint pain. And if you have limited space in your yard, you might be wondering if you […]
New Medicare News
We are making it easier for those already enrolled in Medicare to conduct business with us! To assist beneficiaries who have stopped working and are seeking immediate enrollment into Medicare Part B, we have developed an online option to complete and submit their enrollment forms. Medicare beneficiaries can now apply online for Medicare Part B, […]
https://www.facebook.com/HCSC1981/videos/262750988489382/ In this time of Social distancing… We are looking for some help. Please call Harvard Community Senior Center if you are interested in giving us a hand. 815.943.2740. Or email: Info@harvardseniorcenter.org. Here is our Volunteer Application if you want to fill it out right away and email it in. Volunteer Application FormDownload
Guard Your Medicare Number
Guard your Medicare Number Scammers may use the COVID-19 pandemic as an opportunity to steal your identity and commit Medicare fraud. In some cases, they might tell you they’ll send a Coronavirus test, masks, or other items in exchange for your Medicare Number or personal information. Don’t fall for it; it’s a scam. It’s important […]
Mental Health Resource Guide 2020 is Here!
Here is the PDF Northwest Herald Insert that was in Saturday’s publication. Throughout May the Northwest Herald will be running digital promotions.
Food Help for Homebound Seniors
HCSC and the city of Harvard are working together to deliver meals to homebound seniors during Covid-19. If you want to enroll in this FREE program, please send an email to email@example.com and include your name, age, address, number in their household. Or, call city hall and ask to be added to the list. HCSC […]
New Guidance for COVID-19
Just a web link to some new information. https://www.cdc.gov/aging/covid19-guidance.html?deliveryName=USCDC_944_DM27862
May is #MentalHealthMonth!
Do You Know Your Tools2Thrive? While 1 in 5 people will experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. The good news is there are practical tools that everyone can use to improve their mental health and increase resiliency – and there are ways that […]