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This is the first issue of SCAN Club in 2022 so I’d like to wish you all a very happy and healthy new year. I’m thrilled to be welcoming so many new members to SCAN—from more locations than ever (shout-out to Arizona and Nevada!)—and to welcome back our incredibly loyal long-time members.
Many of us ring in each new year with a champagne toast and a self-promise to be healthier. It’s not long, though, before our commitment loses its fizz and goes as flat as day‑old bubbly.
Most of us have been there at least once: We need to discuss a sensitive health issue with our doctor but are too embarrassed to bring it up. While it might be easier to avoid the topic, doing so could be dangerous to your health.
If a conversation is making you uncomfortable, it can be hard to take in the information your doctor is giving you. That’s just one handy use of the Abridge app, a no-cost benefit for SCAN members.
Every year around this time, Medicare invites some health plan members to share their experiences through a survey. If you’re one of the SCAN members chosen to participate, you have a unique opportunity to make a difference for yourself and your fellow SCAN members.
This checklist includes some of the most important health screenings for people age 65 and older. If you’re under 65, please ask your doctor when you should have them done.
Download the printable PDF here and fill in information in the blank spaces. Then, keep the chart handy for when you need to look at it.