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Savvy Set

  • AARP chapter to meet Dec. 16

    The monthly meeting of AARP Local Chapter No. 2133 will be held Tuesday, Dec.16, in the Lodge House of Otter Springs, starting at 10:30 a.m.

    Janice Rogers, program chair, announced that entertainment will be provided by Dick Grillo, director of Community and Church Outreach, Advent Christian Village at Dowling Park. He will also answer any inquiry you might have about the facilities at Advent Christian Village.

  • Elder Option hearing

     Elder Options will host a public hearing at 3 p.m. Dec. 22 to inform participants of an Older Americans Act service that Elder Options is proposing to provide directly through its Area Plan on Aging Update for 2015 (2013-2015 cycle). The service is the Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program (aka Tai Chi for Arthritis). Participants will have the opportunity to make public comments.

    Persons with disabilities should contact Elder Options at least 48 hours prior to the meeting in order to request any special assistance.

  • Need help with Medicare?

    Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs?

       Can't afford to have the Medicare Part B Premium come out of your check every month?

       Are you new to Medicare and not sure of your options?

       Whether you are a Medicare beneficiary, family member or caregiver, SHINE, a volunteer program under the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, provides free, unbiased and confidential information.

       For assistance, please call the Elder Helpline at 1-800-262-2243 to have

  • Free phones for the hearing impaired

    The Suwannee River Economic Center will host the Center for Independent Living Free Phone Giveaway for hearing impaired people from 9:15 a.m. until noon, Dec. 17, at the Chiefland Senior Center, 305 S.W. 1st St.

       A 5-minute hearing test is available for those who are not sure if they qualify.

     

    Loud and clear and free

       FTRI offers a variety of amplified phones — Free to qualified applicants.

  • Medicare Part C (Health) and Part D (Drug) Plan for Year 2015

    SHINE, a volunteer program with the FL Dept of Elder Affairs, is here to assist you in making the best informed decision for your 2015 Medicare Part D Drug Plan or Medicare Advantage Plan. Each site will have a short presentation followed by individual counseling. SHINE provides free, unbiased, and confidential counseling.

    Low Income Medicare beneficiaries should ask about Extra Help (LIS) to help pay for your 2015 Medicare Prescription Drug Plan costs.

  • Need Help with Your Medicare Costs?

    Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs?

  • SHINE volunteers can help with questions

    Want to see if you can save money on your prescription drug costs? Can't afford to have the Medicare Part B Premium come out of your check every month? Are you new to Medicare and not sure of your options?

  • For older drivers, study finds, one drink may be one too many

    From UF News

  • Learn about Medicare from SHINE volunteers

    Learn everything you wanted to know about Medicare, but were afraid to ask, such as:
    • How does Medicare work?
    • What Part D Plan saves me the most $$$?
    • Where do I find supplemental insurance rates?
    • How does my employer’s insurance work with Medicare?
    • Are there any programs to help pay for my Part B premium?

  • Serving wounded warriors and the survivors of our fallen heroes

    By KAY LOUDER
    Social Security District Manager, Gainesville

    It’s an American tradition to pay tribute to the men and women of the Armed Forces each Memorial Day — especially honoring those who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country.