Read Issue 2 - 2021
“We all need something to retain some sort of normalcy and keep from withdrawing any more than we have to.” –SCAN member Jim E.
Ask Member Services
Q: Since SCAN HEALTH tech provides help using technology for health-related issues, can they help me set up an appointment online for my COVID-19 vaccination or other care?
What are you looking forward to once you are vaccinated and things open up again?
We know you’ve been thinking about where you want to go, who you want to see and what you want to do once it’s safe again. Is it the gang’s weekly game of Texas Hold ’Em? Seeing live performances? Cheering in the stands for your favorite team?
Minding Your Mental Health
“I’m generally a glass-half-full kind of person. I mean, I tend to think there’s a silver lining somewhere to be found in most situations. But after being separated from family and friends for so long, the doom-and-gloom news reports and constant worry over getting COVID, I have to admit it’s been a real challenge to stay positive and not feel overwhelmed by it all.”
Move This to the Top of Your Healthcare To-Do List
It’s never too soon to start thinking about advance care planning. In fact, the sooner the better. We understand that an advance directive is one of those things that’s easy to put off, so we’ve broken down into these steps.
You Speak; SCAN Listens
One important way to give us feedback is to respond to the different healthcare surveys that come your way. From your doctor’s office, for example, or from Medicare. There's also another way for you to weigh in on various topics throughout the year: Join SCANListens.
Is the Pandemic Affecting Your Mental Health?
So much of our regular behavior has had to change over the past year that you might not even notice the changes that could be signs of a mental health issue. Everyone responds to stressful situations in different ways but there are some things to be on the lookout for.