Read Issue 1 - 2020
Whoever decided that exercise is an unpleasant experience must have forgotten what it was like to be a child. Remember begging to go outside and play—to swing, ride a bike, roller skate or play over-the-line with friends? Being active wasn’t a chore; it was fun! It was a bonus that it also happened to keep us healthy and fit.
You can find the fun in your fitness again by building an exercise plan around what you love to do most.
Our senior advocates were new SCAN members themselves at one time, and they talk to many other members in their jobs at SCAN. So, they have a good idea of what can be helpful for you to know. Here are their best tips for new members.
SCAN and the doctors and other providers in our network are committed to making sure that you can receive timely and appropriate care for all your healthcare needs. While scheduling varies depending on the office, here are some general guidelines.
SCAN member Rose M. received a letter from The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (Medicare) letting her know she’d been chosen to fill out a survey about her healthcare experiences. But Rose is happy on the whole with SCAN, her doctor and the care she receives, so when the survey arrived a few weeks later, she figured there was no reason to fill it out.
Talk about feeling their age! Last November, Long Beach firefighters experienced for themselves some of the physical and emotional losses many seniors face. They took part in SCAN’s popular Trading Ages® senior sensitivity program to gain a better understanding of seniors’ unique needs and challenges, and how to better serve them.