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M4A wants to remind consumers of all ages at all stages to START WITH M4A!  We are the first place to contact to get help, information, and resources. Our Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Specialists are always here to help!

By Leada Gore | lgore@al.com      lgore@al.com

Daylight Saving Time comes to an end this weekend.

DST ends Sunday, Nov. 4, so you should set your clocks back one hour before you go to bed Saturday night. The change officially comes at 2 a.m. local time on the first Sunday in November.

DST started March 11, 2018. It will restart on March 10, 2019.

Sunday’s change means sunrise and sunset will be about one hour earlier on Nov. 4 than it was the day before, meaning there will be more daylight in the morning hours.

M4A is needing to reorder our Project Life Connect red pouches. AARP has graciously partnered with us to provide financial support AND M4A is seeking one more financial sponsor. This is a wonderful tool for individuals to have in case of an emergency AND also a great way for you to get your company/organization logo and information out to thousands of consumers!

If you are interested in this advertisement opportunity, please contact Robyn James of our office at rjames@m4a.org

 
In recognition of National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month AND National Family Caregiver Month, M4A is working with our partners to launch a special campaign during the month of November. We are working with a few key partners and the University of Montevallo to create three short videos this month.  We are excited to share them as soon as they become available.

CHECK OUT OUR AL.COM ARTICLE FOR MORE INFORMATION BY ACCESSING THE LINK BELOW:


https://www.al.com/sponsor-content/?scid=134714&prx_t=ry8EAFs8sAXLkLA
M4A Job Announcement: Case Manager
 
Case Manager, Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging Job Title: Case Manager for Medicaid Elderly and Disabled (E&D) Waiver Program
 
Job Location: Central Region (Blount, Chilton, Shelby, St Clair and Walker counties)
 
Job Status: Full-time - Exempt
 
Job Description: Middle Alabama Area Agency on Aging is seeking qualified candidates for a Medicaid Waiver Case Manager position. Potential candidates should understand ethical behavior and business practices; be able to establish and maintain positive working relationships; communicate effectively; and foster teamwork. Ability to drive an automobile, possess a valid driver’s license and maintain automobile liability insurance is required.
 
  • Case load of up to 40  - overseeing the service delivery of MWS programs benefits
  • Monthly face visits in clients’ homes (and hospital if client is admitted)
  • Oversee and document the service delivery of the MWS Elderly and Disable Waiver
  • Arrange for services through contractors and serve as a liaison with other social service agencies.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, program specific software, and general office procedures/equipment.
 
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in social work, psychology or related field. Preferred past experience in social work, especially the geriatric population.
 
How to Apply: Email cover letter, resume, three references and salary requirements to:

Lisa Adams, LMSW - HR and Operations Manager at LAdams@m4a.org  
(205-670-5770)
 
Applicants who do not submit all requested information may not be considered.
 
Deadline to apply: open until filled.
M4A worked with Jan Neal, our Legal Service Provider, to produce four new Legal Guides covering very important legal matters families face daily:

1. Designing a Long-Term Care Plan;

2. Legal Authority Issues for Caregivers;

3. Dementia Friendly Caregivers & Professionals; and

4. What to do When a Loved One Dies.

The four-book legal guides are available at no cost to you.  Please contact the M4A office if you are interested in receiving them at 205-670-5770.

A special thanks to Author, Jan Neal, for making these Legal Guides available.
Are you or do you know a caregiver looking for a Caregiver Support Group in Alabaster?  If so, M4A's Caregiver Support Program (Alabama CARES) hosts a monthly support group the first Thursday of each month. 

Please help M4A spread the word and share the flyer below with anyone who may be interested in joining this monthly group.
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