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i lI i me THE FLORALA NEWS - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2015 PAGE 5 m People who are eligi- ble for Medicare can re- ceive free help in choos- ing among Medicare medical and prescrip- tion drug plans for 2016 at enrollment events on Wednesday, November 18 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), at the Andalusia Senior Center (420 Church Street, 222-4608); on Thursday, November 19 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.), at the Florala Senior Center (1338 Fourth Street, 858-3310); and on Monday, November 23, (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.), at the Opp Senior Cen- ter (107 MaAin Street, 493-7121). Medicare benefi- ciaries are especially urged to evaluate their plan options this year because many of the plans have large de- creases and others have large increases in the cost of premiums and co-payments for 2016. Some plans have also removed numerous im- portant drugs from their coverage lists for next year. The State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) and the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), sponsored by the Southern Alabama Regional Council on Ag- ing (SARCOA), provide information and assis- tance concerning health insurance issues to Medicare beneficiaries of all ages. In addition, people over fifty-five who do not have Medi- care or Medicaid or ff they are on disability or have medical evidence of disability at any age but do not have Medi- care yet, can apply for free help obtaining pre- scription drugs through the SARCOA Senior Rx Program. People who are over age sixty can also receive help with legal issues. People should bring their prescription con- tainers, Social Security cards, Medicare and any other health or pre- scription cards (if they have any), date of birth, and income informa- tion. Those who cannot attend, may receive free help by telephone by calling SARCOA's SHIP contractor, Da- vis & Associates, at (334) 671-3990 or 1-888-671-5246. During the annual openenrollment period (October 15 through De- cember 7), all Medicare beneficiaries can enroll in whatever Medicare medical and prescrip- tion drug plan they choose for 2016. Those eligible for Medicare whose house- hold incomes are below $1491.25 monthly (one person household) or $2011.25 monthly (two person household) may be eligible for extra help that could greatly reduce the cost of their medical and prescrip- tion drug coverage. The income limits for larger household are increased $520.00 monthly for each additional person in the household who is financially depen- dent on the Medicare beneficiary. Persons may enroll at one of these events or tele- phone (334) 671-3990 or 1-888-671-5246 to de- termine whether they qualify for any of these extra benefits. In addition, anyone having problems with the medical or drug plan in which they are enrolled or who suspect mistakes or fraud has occurred with any Medi- care or other health in- surance claim, should attend one of the events or request help by tele- phone. Legal assistance will also be available at the events or by tele- phone to people over sixty years of age (re- gardless of income) who need help with non- criminal legal matters, such as a simple will or power of attorney. Call (334) 671-3990 or 1-888-671-5246 and ask for help from the legal assistance program. The Tri-Cities Chamber of Commerce will be hosting the annual Christmas Parade for Florala, Lockhart, and Pax- V ton. The event will be held Saturday, December 12 at 5p.m. To sign up to enter the pa- rade, contact the Chamber office at 334-858-6252. Dead- UILT FUNDRAISER line for entry is Saturday, De- cember 5. There is no entry feel The Paxton Garden Club is hold its yearly quilt raffle to raise money for community service work, food Everyone is invited to take baskets for needy at Thanksgiving, fruit baskets at Christmas and Christmas lighting. Chances are $1.00 part in making the holidays each or 6for $5.00. even happier with a big, beau- The quilt is a beautiful fan pattern which is pieced and quilted by hand at the Florala Senior Center tiful, and colorful Christmas [ ~ ladies (shown are, l-r) Estelle Norman, Eloise Cawthon, Jeledia Pittman and Nell Davis. Tickets may parade. Everyone is invited ~ be purchased from any Paxton Garden Club member including President Jerleen Skirven, Vice Presi- dent Dorothy Deason, Secretary Armelda Orme, Treasurer Estelle Norman, Chaplin Mary Sweat and "~} to take part in making the pa- (~ Social "Director Mary Wilkerson/Sandy Hossack. Meetings are held the second Tuesday from September rude the bets one ever. Theme through May. l of the parade is "Down Home ,xr "-'- II 'Recipe " Fiorala Senior Center Lunch Menu Wednesday, November 18 - BBQ chicken drummies, country corn, parslied baby carrots, fresh fruit, Texas bread, margarine, cherry gelatin Thursday, November 19- Orange/pineapple juice, vegetable plate: macaroni & cheese, blackeyed peas, collard greens, cornbread, margarine, sugar cookies, milk. Friday, November 20 - Smoked sausage, O'Brien potatoes, green beans, marinated slaw, diced onions, hot dog bun, mustard, oat- meal creme pie, milk. Monday, November 23 - Cranberry juice, chicken cacciatore, Delmonico potatoes, spin- ach, whole wheat bread, margarine, marble cake, milk. Tuesday, November 24 - Hamburger/bun, baked beans, potato salad, lettuce, tomato, on- ion, ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, hot peach cobbler, milk. *Complimentary meal for seniors age 60 and over FROM PAGE 4 busier than they once were. But, to take a few minutes to learn who your neighbors are and to be reacquainted with those we seldom see, is really refreshing. We welcome anyone even if you may live a few miles "up the road". If you have any questions you can call me at 334-858-3540. Hope to see you there, Lynda Truman EASY CHICKEN CASSEROLE 6 chicken breasts 1 can cream of chicken soup 8 oz. sour cream 1 stack Ritz crackers 1/2 stick butter Cook chicken and cut into bite-size pieces. Mix chicken, soup and sour cream. Put in casserole dish. Crush crackers. Melt oleo and pour over crackers. Mix well and put over chicken mix- ture. Cook at 350 until bub- bly. ABOUT WHICH PART D PLAN IS BEST FOR YOU???? LET'S GET TOGETHER FOR A MEDICARE PART D WORKSHOP!!!! PLACE: FLORALA LIBRARY ~ NOVEMBER 2015 DATE: Nov. 24th - 2:00-3:00 BRING YOUR BOOKS AND YOUR QUESTIONS AND WE WILL PUT OUR HEADS TOGETHER AND FIND YOU THE BEST POSSIBLE PLAN!! i I I I i I I I I I I @ 6:00 I II Everyone Please Bring a Covered Dish to Eat Afterward. / \