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Winter 2018

Health & Wellness News

Winter Edition 2018

Checking in with Your Goals this New Year

By Krishna Dholakia, MS, RD, CDE, CDN and Anna Molin, CFP®

A SMART approach can move you beyond setting goals — it can move you toward reaching them.

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Articles in This Issue

Do This, Remembering Me – A Book Review

By The Rev. Jerry Kolb

What’s the most difficult pastoral care visit you’ve had to make? Many would say it is with a person that has advanced dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.

EyeMed Insight

Beginning in 2018, members who are enrolled in a Medical Trust active or retiree health plan will receive their vision benefits through EyeMed Vision Care’s Insight network.

Book Look: How Then Shall We Live?

Preacher, priest, ethicist, and author, Samuel Wells, has never been one to shy away from the difficult questions, and invites readers to think about a wide-range of issues.

Healthy Recipe: Apple and Caramel Crisp

Snuggle up on the couch with a mug of your favorite hot beverage and a serving of this delicious, fragrant, satisfying, and best of all, low-calorie version of a dessert classic.

Important Information

Did You Know?

According to the Hearing Loss Association of America, about 20% of Americans report some degree of hearing loss, and that number rises to over 30% by age 65. It is the third most common physical condition after arthritis and heart disease.*

For active members in a Medical Trust health plan, Amplifon Hearing Health Care offers a hearing discount program.

For retired members enrolled in a Medical Trust Medicare Supplement Health Plan, you have a hearing aid benefit, in cooperation with Amplifon Hearing Health Care and UnitedHealthcare. Amplifon Hearing Health Care provides access to a network of providers, hearing aid services, and supplies at discounted rates.

Learn more about Hearing Benefits from Amplifon.

* https://www.hearingloss.org/hearing-help/hearing-loss-basics/

What’s New in the eLearning Library!

If eating healthier is one of your goals for 2018, take our new nutrition course, Your Next Meal: Finding Real Nourishment for Body and Soul.

Clergy, click here to check it out. Lay employees, click here.

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