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Senior Center News, Nov. 30, 2018


November 30, 2018

North Central Senior Citizens Center, Dec. 3-7

Monday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Tuesday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; bingo at 1:15 p.m.

Wednesday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m; TOPS at 8 a.m..

Thursday — Transportation from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Walmart shopping from 1 to 4 p.m.

Friday — Medical transportation will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. but people must make a request at least 24 hours in advance.

March Menu by Earlene DeWinter

(Subject to Change)

Monday — Meatballs with gravy, rice, peas, pudding

Tuesday — Salad, pork chops, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn, rolls, spice cake

Wednesday — Creamy Swiss steak, mashed potato, beets, dessert

Thursday — Lasagna, salad, bread sticks, fruit

Friday — Soup, salad bar, chef’s choice, dessert, milk

Have you started checking your home and vehicle, preparing them for the upcoming winter? Get everything checked so you’re safe and warm for the winter.

The Power of Pets: The unconditional love of a pet can do more than keep you company. Pets may also decrease stress, improve heart health, and even help children with their emotional and social skills. If your goal is to increase physical activity? Then you might benefit from owning a dog. If your goal is reducing stress, sometimes watching fish swim can result in a feeling of calmness. Dr. Ann Berger works with people who have cancer and terminal illnesses. She teaches them about mindfulness to help decrease stress and manage pain. The foundation of mindfullness include attention, intention, compassion and awareness. “All of those things are things animals bring to the table. People have to learn it. Animals do this innately,” Berger said. Animals can become a way of building a bridge for many social interactions, and animals can serve as a source of comfort and support for many different kinds of people with many different problems.

What if you didn’t get your new Medicare Card? Your new Medicare card should have arrived in the mail by now. If you didn’t get it, here’s what to do:

1. Remember that your new Medicare card will come in a plain white envelope from the Department of Health and Human Services.

2. If the card didn’t arrive, call us at 1-800-MEDICARE. Our call center representatives can check the status and help you get your new card.

In the meantime, use your current Medicare card to get health care services.

Medicare Open Enrollment runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. We are approaching the deadline. Be sure to call and make an appointment to get your plan checked.


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