From The Community Partnership on Aging
Released: 10/3/2013
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If you are in need of some minor home modifications like the installation of hand railings or grab bars, please consider applying for the Safe at Home Program. You may also benefit from an environmental assessment, a part of this program that identifies potentially hazardous areas that may put the homeowner at increased risk for falls. Please call our office for more information.
 
This year, Medicare open enrollment (October 15 - December 7) is made more confusing because it falls within the enrollment for the new Healthcare Exchange/Marketplace (Oct 1, 2013- March 31, 204). The Marketplace is for those with no insurance coverage. Medicare recipients should not attempt to change or add insurance through the marketplace. This will also be a time of increased scams, due to the confusion about the process. As a reminder, NEVER give out your Medicare number or Social Security to someone calling you! If you would like to review your Medicare plans or have questions about the Marketplace, please call our office.
 
Seasonal Volunteers Needed! Individuals and groups of all ages are urgently needed to assist older adults, many of whom are on a fixed income, during the fall and winter months. Leaf-raking projects will take place in the month of November. Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own rakes and assist for a two-hour time frame which fits into their schedules. Then, beginning in December, both adults and families are invited to conduct light snow shoveling (walkways and steps only) and/or trash can removal as part of the Adopt an Older Adult Program. Volunteers will be matched with an older adult in need throughout the winter. If you would like to help with either of these valuable services, please call Corinne Dunn, Volunteer Coordinator, at 216-291-3902, ext. 213, for more information.


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The City of Lyndhurst, Ohio @ www.lyndhurst-oh.com

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