Archive for April 2012

Senior Adult Prom- Thursday at 6:30pm

Katie Kluesner

Katie Kluesner

What: Senior Adult Prom- Hollywood
When: Thursday, April 19th, 6:30-8:30pm
Where: Black Hawk Middle School Gym (1402 Wyoming Way, Madison, WI)

It’s time to pull the party dress from the mothballs and start practicing that Foxtrot—Prom Night is right around the corner!
Students from Blackhawk Middle School’s Leadership Club (a community service oriented club) and the North/Eastside Senior Coalition are working together to put on a Senior Prom, themed “Hollywood,” for the senior adults in the community.

The dance will be held at Blackhawk Middle School in the gym, Thursday, April 19, 2012. Light refreshments will be served along with music and lights by Sound and Light DJ and Hollywood-themed decorations.

Limited transportation is available, please call Katie for more information, 608-243-5252.

See you all there!!!

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What is Prior Authorization?

Porsia Vang

Porsia Vang

Prior authorization is a feature of your prescription benefit plan that ensures the proper use of selected prescription drugs. As new medications are developed, it is important to make sure seniors with dementia who have accompanying conditions are getting the medications they need. Physicians are prescribing medications which they know to be less effective, or ineffective, than other medications at slowing the progression of the patient’s dementia.  Some prescription plans will require the patient to try another drug first and fail on it, while other plans will allow the physician to make a case for why patients should get the needed medications. It is important for seniors with dementia who have a Part D plans to look at what medications they are taking and compare that with the preferred drug list for the plan they are selecting.

Upcoming NESCO Events

Pam Bracey

We have some fun events going on this month that I encourage all of you to take advantage of, starting off with our annual “Senior Adult Prom.” This event will take place at Black Hawk Middle School gym (1402 Wyoming Way, Madison.) The theme for this year is “Hollywood.” Come as you are or dress for the theme. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a DJ, and limited transportation is available. That’s Thursday, April 19, 2012 from 6:30-8:30pm.

The African American Cultural Diversity Diabetes Support Group will have a speaker from the Endocrinologist Department with Meriter Hospital to talk about the link between diabetes and heart disease on Thursday, April 26, 2012, 2-4pm, 540 W. Olin Ave. in the community room. Transportation is available.

Save-the-date for our free Multicultural Health Fair at Warner Park; receive a variety of free health screens and visit over 20 informational booths. A healthy lunch will be served at 11:30am and bingo will start after. Transportation is limited and you will need to sign-up for lunch by May 10th at Noon, call 608 243-5252.

Remember: “Nobody can take care of you like you can, but if someone wants to try, let them.”