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River Valley Senior Center

OCTOBER NEWSLETTER

 

Text Box: Volume 18, Issue  10                      					                         October  2018

 

 

Branson Spectacular

Nov. 4th thru 7th, 2018

 

A reminder† for those who have signed up for this great trip, a luncheon will be served† on Oct. 16 at† 11:00 at the Centerís upper level† Lorrie Hawkins will present the itinerary and will have final information pertaining to the trip.† It is important that you attend. Final payment is due October 10th.† If you have any questions, please call the Center 469-4556.†

 

Flu Vaccines

 

Flu Vaccines will be given at River Valley Senior Center in October and November.† Anyone is eligible to participate.† I am able to bill Medicare and Medicaid.† Please bring your insurance card and a valid identification.† If you are uninsured, underinsured or under age 65 please call and speak with Kathy.† If you are homebound and would like a flu vaccine, Kathy will be making home visits on Tuesday October 23.† Flu shot clinics (no appointment necessary) will be held on the following dates in October:

Friday 10/5, 11-3

Tuesday 10/9, 10-2

Tuesday 10/16, 10-2

Friday 10/19, 11-3

If you would like a flu shot in October and are unable to attend one of the clinics, please call Kathy to schedule an appointment.†

 

Board Of Directors Meeting

Wed, October 31st at 9:00

 

The River Valley Senior Center Board of Directors will hold their monthly meeting in the upper level of the Senior Center on the third Wednesday of each month.† This month because the annual meeting is on the 17th the Board meeting has been scheduled for the 31st.

 

Health News By Kathy Steinke

Medicareís Open Enrollment is the time of year when you can make changes to your Medicare coverage.† Medicareís Open Enrollment runs from October 15 through December 7, and any changes you make will take effect on January 1 2019. The changes you can make include joining a new Medicare Advantage Plan or Part D prescription drug plan, switching from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan and switching from a Medicare Advantage Plan to Original Medicare. You may be able to receive better health and/or drug coverage at a more affordable price. Regardless of how you receive your Medicare coverage, you should consider access to the health care providers and pharmacies you want to use, your access to benefits and services you need, and the total costs for insurance premiums, deductibles, and cost sharing amounts.† If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan or a stand-alone Part D plan, read your planís Annual Notice of Change and/or Evidence of Coverage for your plan in 2019. Pay special attention to any changes in: A) the planís cost; B) the planís benefits and coverage rules; C) the planís formulary, which is a list of drugs your plan covers.† Make sure that your drugs will still be covered next year and that your providers and pharmacies are still in the planís network.† If you are unhappy with any of your planís changes for 2019, you can switch to another plan.† If you want assistance reviewing your options, contact River Valley Senior Center, 469-4556, for an individual appointment.

 

 

River Valley Senior Center

Annual Meeting -† Oct. 17th at 10:00

The River Valley Senior Center will hold its Annual Meeting On October 17th at 10:00 a.m.† The Nomination committee will present their recommendations to fill the open and expired seats on the Board of Directors. The Board will open the floor for nominations. also† The financial report will be given by Rebecca Gloe of† Advantage Accounting and the Board will recap their activities of the past year and the plans for the future.†

 

 

 

 

 

 

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