Author: Janae Smith

Alabama Senior Health Insurance Plan

  Choosing a Medicare Plan can be very confusing.  Open enrollment starts October 15th and will continue through December 7th.  This is the time that you can compare plans and make the best decision for you or your loved one. SHIP , the Alabama Senior Health Insurance Plan, provides counselors who are NOT affiliated with any health care plans.  They…

Alabama SenioRx – Prescription Assistance

Being a caregiver is not always easy.  About 50% of all caregivers get no outside help.  When someone asked if there is anything they can do to help, most of us usually say, “Oh no, that’s ok, I’m doing fine”.  Learning to accept help early in your transition to being a caregiver will make it easier down the road. There…

Alabama Cares – Support for Caregivers

Being a caregiver is not always easy.  About 50% of all caregivers get no outside help.  When someone asked if there is anything they can do to help, most of us usually say, “Oh no, that’s ok, I’m doing fine”.  Learning to accept help early in your transition to being a caregiver will make it easier down the road. There…

Dementia Friendly Alabama

With 10,000 people daily turning 65, and age being the greatest risk factor for dementia, Alabama is committed to raising awareness throughout the state, striving to reduce stigma and fostering individual engagement through training and participation with a “dementia friendly community”. Imagine a community where people with dementia feel included, respected and valued, where they can participate in activities that…

CENTRAL ALABAMA AGING CONSORTIUM (CAAC)

CENTRAL ALABAMA AGING CONSORTIUM (CAAC) is a part of a state-wide aging network that provides a variety of Home and Community based services to the region’s senior and disabled populations and their caregivers.

CAAC coordinates services for these targeted populations in Autauga, Elmore, and Montgomery counties. The primary goal is to develop, coordinate, and support services in the community that promote an active and independent life- style where those we serve can live and thrive. To find out about all the services available through CAAC click on the link. Categories: Parenting Your Parents

Shepard’s Table

We interview a representative of Shepard’s Table to find out how they have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how donations are allocated. Categories: Hope for the Hungry Testimonials

Elmore County Food Pantry

We interview a representative of The Elmore County Food Pantry to find out how they have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how donations are allocated. Categories: Hope for the Hungry Testimonials

Faith Crusade Montgomery Rescue Mission

  We interview a representative of The Faith Crusade Montgomery Rescue Mission to find out how they have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and how donations are allocated. Categories: Hope for the Hungry Testimonials

Additional Mental Health Resources

Call 2-1-1 for crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation. Visit their site for more information: http://www.211connectsalabama.org/ Suicide Prevention Hotline    1-800-273-TALK  1-800-273-8255 Visit their site for more information: https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ Hands on River Region Visit their site for more information: https://www.handsonriverregion.org/ Montgomery County Sherriff’s Office Visit their site for more information: https://www.montgomerysheriff.com/ Categories: Mental Health…

Council on Substance Abuse (COSA)

COSA’s mission is to reduce the incidence and prevalence of the disease of alcoholism, other drug addiction diseases, and related problems. As a member of the Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America (CADCA), COSA’s programs and services designed to: PREVENT or DELAY the onset of substance use disorders and related behavioral health issues. EDUCATE and INFORM the public on substance use disorders and related behavioral…