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Care N’ Care announced today that it has partnered with two Tarrant County YMCAs to jointly offer a host of weekly programs designed to increase independence, reduce isolation and encourage healthy living of local-area seniors.

The weekly programs – open to all seniors in the area – are being held at the Airport Area YMCA in Bedford and at the Northwest YMCA in Fort Worth. The activities vary greatly from week to week, depending on the needs and wants of the participants. Some programs stress physical activity, such as water aerobics; some are strictly social, such as adult coloring classes or organized breakfast and lunch groups; and some are educational, such as safety tips from local police or healthcare tips from local doctors and nurses.

On July 19 the Airport Area YMCA in Bedford, along with Care N’ Care, will host a “Beat-the-Heat” party that will include water aerobics, Zumba, and chair yoga, along with a hot dog cookout and presentations from the Bedford police department, Texas Health Resources and Care N’ Community.

All of the programs are part of a new grassroots effort launched last month by Care N’ Care under the banner “Care N’ Community.” Its aim is to work hand in hand with local community partners to create an intergenerational support system for seniors. “We’ve designed Care N’ Community with the core belief that we are not meant to grow old alone and that our elders are a shared responsibility of a community,” said Kelli Blackwelder, Care N’ Care’s community engagement manager. “It’s wonderful to already see the tremendous response from participants, and we are so thankful to both YMCAs for lending their support and encouragement in this effort.

For information on the July 19 event or a calendar of YMCA/Care N’ Community activities, email social@carencommunity.com or call the Care N’ Community office at 817-632-3024.

Care N’ Care is a local Medicare Advantage health plan providing North Texas Medicare beneficiaries in Tarrant, Johnson, Dallas, Collin, Denton, Rockwall and parts of Parker County affordable alternatives that improve and simplify Medicare coverage. With both PPO and HMO health plans, Care N’ Care offers all of the traditional benefits included in original Medicare plus additional benefits and services, including a personal Healthcare Concierge to serve as the single point of contact and trusted partner throughout the member’s healthcare experience. For more information about Care N’ Care and its Medicare Advantage health plans, call 877-665-2622 or visit cnchealthplan.com.

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