JOIN US for these events and programs! AT CUERO REGIONAL HOSPITAL, we’re committed to helping our senior citizens remain as vital as possible. That’s why Medicare patients in the greater DeWitt County area now have two additional programs to help them stay healthy. Chronic Care Management All five of our clinics are offering the first program, which is called Chronic Care Management. It’s for people who have at least two chronic health conditions. The program can help people with problems like arthritis, asthma, diabetes, heart disease or high blood pressure maintain their health between doctor’s visits. “I think it’s recognition of not what a patient does in the office, but rather what they do outside the office that helps keep them healthy,” says Betsy Harris, Vice President of Revenue Solutions for Revenue Maximization Group, which directs the program for the Cuero clinics. According to Harris, a personal Care Coordinator will connect with the Medicare patient over the phone to create a care plan, which includes goals specific to the patient’s conditions, as well as potential barriers to those goals. “That could include simple things like taking your medicines and whether you’re able to get to a pharmacy to pick up your medications,” Harris says. “Your Care Coordinator could help you find a way to get to the pharmacy if the need arises.” Free Annual Wellness Visit The second program for Medicare patients is a free Annual Wellness Visit. It’s a yearly checkup in which your Care Coordinator assesses your risk factors for disease, develops a personalized prevention plan and sets up a screening schedule for the year. Parkside Family Clinic and Cuero Medical Clinic began offering Annual Wellness Visits in January 2018. They’ll begin at Yorktown, Goliad and Kenedy clinics in March. To learn more about this service, call 833-242-3627 . New clinic programs help older adults stay healthy Healthy seniors. To learn more about these programs to help you stay healthy, call 833-242-3627 . Walk With a Doc • First Thursday of each month, 1 to 2 p.m. • Bfit Cuero Wellness Center, 701 N. Esplanade St. For more information, call 361‑275‑9355 . Diabetes Education Classes • Monthly Presented by CRH and Texas A&M Health Science Center Corpus Christi. To register for this class, call 866-524-1408 (toll free). Bilingual instructors available. CRH Childbirth Classes 2018 • Wednesdays, May 9 and 16, Sept. 19 and 26, 5 to 7:30 p.m. All classes consist of two sessions. Classes are free to those who deliver at CRH. To register, call 361‑275‑0527 . Dueling Pianos Summer 2018 Weekend Wind Down • Friday, July 20 • The Venue on Church St., Cuero Call 361-524-6103 for more information on upcoming ticket sales.