— The following article was written and submitted by Sherry Ostrout, Government Initiatives, Connecticut Community Care   The Connecticut Healthy Living Collective aims to make healthy living a bit easier and more fun.  In doing so, The Collective has launched a website –http://www.cthealthyliving.org/ – which provides easy access and connection to interactive learning opportunities across the state known as Live Well and Aging Mastery Programs®. What Programs are right for you? Live Well Programs Evidence proves that these programs live up …

— AARP Connecticut is working with the Department on Aging Long Term Care Ombudsman Program to help recruit and train Volunteer Resident Advocates who help residents of skilled nursing facilities, residential care homes and assisted living facilities solve problems and voice their concerns. The Volunteer Resident Advocate, along with the Regional Ombudsman, helps provide a voice to residents’ concerns and empowers residents to have a voice in ensuring their rights. This is accomplished through individual consultation and complaint resolution and also …

— Did you know that each year, Medicare loses billions of dollars as a result of fraud, waste and abuse?  If you’re like most Medicare beneficiaries, you’ve probably had questions about your Medicare statements, called Summary Notices, and have often wondered what all of those numbers and codes mean.  Sometimes it’s difficult to tell whether you are being billed correctly for the services you’ve received.  That’s why AARP has developed new tools to help you better understand your Medicare statements and …