Senior Services

Acting Commissioner Mary O’Dowd Promotes New Preventive Benefits of Medicare Part B to Seniors
On May 25, 2011, NJDHSS Acting Commissioner Mary O’Dowd met with 100 seniors at the Cedar Glen Homes Recreation Hall in Manchester to highlight new preventive benefits available in Medicare Part B.  She also urged seniors to take a “Wellness Pledge” below.

Acting Commissioner O'Dowd promotes new prvention Benefits of Medicare Parts B to Seniors

The Wellness Pledge
Now that I know about the new, free and reduced cost preventive benefits offered to individuals enrolled in Medicare Part B, I pledge to call my doctor within the next 30 days to make an appointment for my first free annual wellness visit. At that appointment, I will ask my doctor which preventive benefits are right for me.

For more information on the Wellness Pledge and the preventive services that are covered at free or reduced costs, please visit: http://web.doh.state.nj.us/apps2/seniorpledge/index.aspx.  Additional information is also available at the NJ Division of Aging and Community Services at 1-800-792-8820, or at www.aging.nj.gov and at http://www.state.nj.us/cgi-bin/dhss/njnewsline/view_article.pl?id=3715.

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