05 Mar August 2018 – Case Manager News
August – Case Manager News
A big thanks to our case manager Kim for her compassion and dedication to those we serve. She’ll be missed, but I know she will do great in her new position. Thank You Kim!
In the event of a power outage or another emergency, and if you rely on oxygen or have a medical condition that limits you to safely exit your home independently, call me and I will relay this information to the Dane County Communication Center (911). They will add this information to your address so first responders are aware.
Make sure that the physician or specialist you are going to is a preferred provider in your insurance network. Recently, I have run into a few clients that have been seeing doctors that they thought were in network, and they weren’t, which caused them unnecessary out of pocket costs. Unless you have Medicaid or a managed care plan such as Care Wisconsin, double check that your doctors are in your preferred insurance network. Call me if you’d like me to review it with you.
???? Remember that time 5 years ago when you were really upset? Does it really matter now? What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you? Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right thing? If you could give your younger self advice, what would it be? If life is short, then why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
“We make our world significant by the courage of our questions and by the depth of our answers.” – Carl Sagan
It was a very difficult decision but I have accepted a job with the Department of Corrections and my last day at the Senior Center will be July 13.
The Verona Senior Center is truly a special place, which I recognized when I was an intern here in 2015-2016. It is the reason that I continued to be connected to the organization as a volunteer for the evening caregiver’s support group and offering free therapy services during my last year of graduate school.
I accepted the Case Manager position in March. I have enjoyed helping and connecting with the wonderful seniors and volunteers at the Center and representatives in the local community.
The staff, Board, and seniors here are committed and dedicated to making the Center a wonderful place with great programs, activities, and services. The Center helps all of you remain physically and mentally active and connected, allowing you to age with dignity, support, and health.
I will miss you and wish you all the best (and don’t be surprised if you see me around again as a volunteer or just visiting friends).
Kim, Thank you and best wishes on all your future endeavors! Mary Hanson