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Understanding Medicare Supplement Plans

A Medicare Supplement Plan, also known as Medigap, helps fill the “gaps” in original Medicare and is sold by private companies. Medicare pays for much, but not all, of the costs for covered health care services and supplies. A Medicare Supplement Plan (Medigap) policy...

Senior Housing Options: What’s the Right Choice for You?

As people get older they’re eventually faced with the decision on where to live out their golden years. For some the decision is simple – they want to stay in their existing home throughout their lives. For others, finances, health issues and other factors may sway...

Dining Room Heroes Bless Others With Nourishing Food

‏When businesses closed their doors in March, it left a lot of people unable to do their jobs. With so many people working from home, Chef Edith Jerald of the Regions Bank Corporate Dining Team found there weren’t many people to feed at the headquarters’ kitchens....

Senior Companion’s Family Album Spotlight Volunteer Deborah Perry

Each day our community grows stronger because of caring people like Deborah Perry who continue to do the right thing to meet the needs of others, regardless of the news and rules about the COVID-19 pandemic.   Deborah Perry has been with the Senior Companion...

Volunteer Spotlight

Shirley Spain  RSVP Profile Although Shirley Spain has been involved with RSVP since 1974, it wasn’t until she retired in 2004 that she finally had the opportunity to volunteer on the other side of the organization. “Before it was RSVP the group came under the...

Affordable Ways Seniors Can Stay Happy and Healthy During COVID-19

As a result of the coronavirus restrictions, staying home is the new normal. While self-isolating is important for keeping yourself healthy and preventing the spread of COVID-19, this change in routine can have a negative impact on your overall well-being. Seniors, in...

Busting the Myths About Seniors and Exercise

Just because we are aging, it’s not time to sit down! In fact, it’s just the opposite. Now more than ever, it’s important for seniors to maintain an active lifestyle in order to reap maximum health benefits.  There are many reasons that people become more sedentary as...

The Benefits of Intergenerational Mentoring

The Benefits of Intergenerational Mentoring A third of today’s youth lack mentors, according to a recent report from mentoring.org. In the meantime, there are countless older adults who are isolated, lonely and in need of companionship. It only makes sense to bring...

Family Album Spotlight

Lillie Davis lives her life by the Golden Rule, to do unto others as you would have them do unto you. For more than 21 years, she has been a volunteer with the Senior Companion Program, serving more than 24,000 hours.  An Alabama native, Lillie graduated from R.B...

Financial tips for making the most of your senior years while living on a fixed income.

People over the age of 65 often have financial trouble. The problem has been called a “silent crisis” because so many seniors simply do without basic needs and remain quiet out of pride or hopelessness. The good news is that there are plenty that seniors can do to deal with monthly cash shortages and even long-term fiscal troubles. Here are a few tried-and-true tips that can bring a measure of relief to those struggling to survive and thrive on fixed incomes.

Volunteer Spotlight

Shirley Spain  RSVP Profile Although Shirley Spain has been involved with RSVP since 1974, it wasn’t until she retired in 2004 that she finally had the opportunity to volunteer on the other side of the organization. “Before it was RSVP the group came under the...

Busting the Myths About Seniors and Exercise

Just because we are aging, it’s not time to sit down! In fact, it’s just the opposite. Now more than ever, it’s important for seniors to maintain an active lifestyle in order to reap maximum health benefits.  There are many reasons that people become more sedentary as...