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2013 Savvy Senior

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Capital Health Plan is proud to present our monthly Savvy Senior programs. These lunch and learn programs are designed to be educational and promote Living Well for older adults. The Physician Group of Capital Health Plan physicians, guest speakers, and other Capital Health Plan health care professionals will be presenting the programs this year.

The Savvy Senior program has become so popular we now hold it twice each month - on the first and third Fridays. We are very fortunate to have Anna Johnson-Riedel host the programs. They start at Noon and usually last an hour.
We invite you to come out, join the group, meet new friends, and become a Savvy Senior. It is open to the public and anyone is welcome to attend.

Upcoming programs:




April 5 & April 19 Disuse Atrophy: Use It or Lose It Henry Gunter, M.D.
May 3 & May 17 Chronic Kidney Disease Robert Chapman, M.D.
June 7 & June 21 Diabetes Suma Dondapati, M.D.
July 5 & July 19 High Blood Pressure James Thomas, M.D.
August 2 & August 16 Skin/Wound Clinic TBA
September 6 & September 20 Volunteer Leon LeKendra Cunningham
October 4 & October 18 TBA Tara Loucks, ARNP
November 1 & November 15 Eye Care Daniel Lazar, O.D.
December 6 & December 20 Falls & How to Prevent Them Sheetal Deo, M.D.

If you are unable to attend in person you can always view a Podcast of the program on our website by clicking here.

If you plan to attend please be sure to RSVP by calling 850-523-7441 or 1-877-247-6512 (TTY 850-383-3534 or 1-877-870-8943) 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., seven days a week, October 1 – February 14; 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m., Monday – Friday, February 15 – September 30. State of Florida members call 1-877-392-1532, 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Advantage Primetime: The Savvy Senior

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Capital Health Plan presents Savvy Senior programs each month for older adults who want to learn more about how to live healthy, happy and active lifestyles.

We repeat the programs each month in Leon, Gadsden, Wakulla, and Jefferson counties. The events are free and open to anyone. Call 850-523-7333 to RSVP or to find out about dates and times for programs in Gadsden, Wakulla, or Jefferson County.

If you are unable to attend in person, check out the podcast of these events on our website,

Below are upcoming Savvy Senior programs held at Capital Health Plan’s Governor’s Square Health Center, 1491 Governor’s Square Blvd., Tallahassee.

Friday, October 1, 2010

  • Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Preventing Falls
  • Mary Goble, R.N.

Friday, November 5, 2010

  • Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Medicare Advantage Update
  • Melissa Dancer-Brown

Friday, December 3, 2010

  • Noon to 1 p.m.
  • Five Wishes
  • Mary Goble, R.N.

Listen to what seniors are saying about The Savvy Senior:

“Outstanding program for general public!”
“Excellent - I always come away with some new information.”
“Very helpful and informative”
“I give you five stars for this program. You said it like it is.”
“As always, I am pleased to report that your programs are superb.” “The Savvy Senior program is an excellent educational tool.”
“The information was very helpful and understandable.”

Savvy Senior Programs

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Now Available on Podcast

Are you one of our Savvy Seniors? If so, I know you are interested in keeping up with the latest in health care, wellness and prevention. You may have attended one of our monthly Savvy Senior programs. If you have been unable to attend a Savvy Senior program in person, you can now view and hear the presentation through a Podcast on Check out what you have missed at


The Savvy Senior programs are health related and geared toward older adults. Each program is thoughtfully prepared and presented by a CHP physician or other health care professional. The programs are held monthly in each county of our four-county service area – Gadsden, Jefferson, Leon and Wakulla. For upcoming programs, visit the Community Events Calendar on our Web site or call Member Services at 850-523-7441. We can give you the time, location and topic of our next program and add you to our mailing list. Or just go to, and view the Podcast in the comfort of your home.


Join the Trend with Colon Screening by Tara Loucks, ARNP-C

Communicating Effectively with your Physician by Mary Goble, RN, BSN

Depression and Older Adults by Dr. Esaias Lee

Get Smart: How to Improve Your Brain Health as You Age by Dr. Nancy Van Vessem






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A Healthy To-Do List for 2009

Do you know that CHP is offering a new benefit, Posit Science InSight®, to members 65 and older in 2009? Do you remember the many other benefits of your membership? A good way for Capital Health Plan members, both new and old, to begin 2009 is to look over the following list. Take advantage of these benefits and tools, maximize your membership, and Live Well!

  • Health Coaching: For questions and educational materials, you can telephone a health coach 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, at 850-383-3400 or 1-888-372-6608 (TTY users call 1-888-277-1586).
  • Primary Care Physician: The most important decision you can make is choosing a Primary Care Physician (PCP). If you have not chosen one yet, please check here for a list of those currently accepting new patients.
  • CHPConnect: Sign up for your secure online electronic personal health record (see instructions for new users).
  • Savvy Senior Programs: Attend one of CHP’s four monthly Savvy Senior Programs, which meet in Leon, Gadsden, Jefferson, and Wakulla counties. See the Medicare Event Calendar for more information.
  • Posit Science InSight®: Sign up now to receive your brain fitness benefit, exclusively for members age 65 or over, at no extra cost. Call toll-free 1-877-582-1852, 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to order your copy of the software (TTY 850-383-3534 or 1-800-955-8771).
  • Eyeglasses: Schedule your annual routine eye exam. Take advantage of the $150 eyeglass benefit available to Medicare Advantage members every two years.
  • Fitness Reimbursement: Join a health and fitness center. Medicare Advantage Plan members can receive a $150 per year reimbursement for health and fitness center membership.
  • CHP Urgent Care: If you want to avoid long wait times and high copayments and do not have a debilitating or life-threatening injury, consider calling CHP’s Urgent Care Center. Urgent Care is open 11 a.m to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on the weekends. Call for an appointment at 850-383-3382.
  • Medicare Advantage Plan Meetings: If you are not yet a member of CHP Retiree Advantage, CHP Advantage Plus, or CHP Preferred Advantage, come to an informative meeting. See the Medicare Event Calendar for dates and RSVP by calling 850-523-7333.

For more information about Capital Health Plan’s programs, contact Member Services at 850-523-7441 or 1-877-247-6512 (TTY 850-383-3534 or 1-800-955-8771), 7 days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Capital Health Plan is a health plan with a Medicare contract. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy, network, premium, and/or copayments/coinsurance may change each year. Please contact Capital Health Plan for details.