January 18, 2022

Generations: How to get help from Social Security | lifestyles

A MESSAGE FROM THE SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION: How to get help from Social Security – Social Security is here to help. We want you to know how to get the service you need and be prepared for it so we can help you as quickly and safely as possible.

• Go online to SSA.gov – our website is the best way for most people to get help.

• If you are unable to use our website, please call our national 800 number (1-800-772-1213) or your local Social Security office for assistance.

• If necessary, we will schedule an appointment for you to be of service by telephone or in person.

What you need to know if you need to visit an office:

• You must have an appointment to visit an office.

• Masks are mandatory for all office visitors and employees, regardless of vaccination status.

• Visitor capacity is limited to follow physical distancing requirements. This means you may have to wait outside, so be prepared for cold or inclement weather.

• We ask that you come alone, unless you need help with your visit. If you need assistance, we can only allow one person to accompany you.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

HOW TO SET FITNESS GOALS FOR THE NEW YEAR: The start of a new year is a great time to set a new fitness goal! Setting goals can help you set up a fitness routine, track your progress, and stay on track.

• Short-term goals are tasks that you can accomplish in the present or in the very near future. For instance:

• Have the right shoes and clothes for exercising

• Find a fitness class you can safely participate in

• Start a training log or worksheet to track your progress

• Long-term goals should focus on where you want to be in the future. They should be realistic, personal and important to you. For instance:

• Be able to walk or swim a mile by the end of the year

• Lose a certain weight in six months (if recommended by your doctor)

• Improve your overall fitness in two years

To learn more about ways to set fitness goals, visit nih.gov.

GENERATIONS MAGAZINE: Our magazine is aimed at adults in the pre-retirement and retirement years and promotes active aging and preventive health. It comes out three times a year and is free to subscribers. All we need is your name and address. To receive future copies of the magazine, please contact Brenda Hancock at 812-888-5146 or [email protected].

Generations, Area 13 Agency on Aging & Disability, is a program of the Community Services Department at Vincennes University. Our agency connects individuals and caregivers with community resources and options for long-term care and home services. For more information, call 1-800-742-9002 or 812-888-5880 or visit our website at: www.generationsnetwork.org

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