Published Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Senior Living: Home Helpers to have program on Medicare

From Staff Reports

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Many seniors who are entitled to Medicare benefits do not fully understand them. The reasons are plenty. Some may not be aware of what is available, others may not understand the Medicare rules for enrollment periods, and still others may not realize the financial value of the services.

The 2012 Enrollment period ends early this year: Dec. 7.

On Nov. 16, Home Helpers of Georgia will have a Medicare expert on hand to answer questions. The session will run from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at the Carnegie Library in Newnan.

For more information or to RSVP call Angela at 770-328-8201 or email homehelpersofgaal@bellsouth.net .

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• AARP Class Nov. 15

An AARP safe driver course for active, retired, and dependent military service members will be Nov. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Toyota of Newnan.

The month of November is a no charge for the certificate for the above group to receive an insurance discount when taking the AARP safe driver course.

The course instructor will be Roger Echols. To register, call Mr. Echols at 770-927-1693.

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• Senior Friends to have November meeting

Piedmont Newnan Hospital Senior Friends invites everyone aged 50 and older to join the group for its regular meeting Wednesday, Nov. 14 at the Coweta Country Fairgrounds Exhibit Hall. The Fairgrounds is located at 275 Pine Rd. and the meeting runs from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. A full hot luncheon is catered and costs $7. The guest speaker will be Senior Friends member John Byrd. John served as a supply officer in Germany during World War II. After the war he returned home for a few weeks leave, then re-enlisted and was assigned to mortuary services. For the next few years, Byrd served in Belgium, Holland and France, where his division hunted, identified and returned home the remains of our soldiers killed in action.

Any senior may attend a Senior Friends meeting one time without joining, but everyone planning to attend must make reservations by calling 770-400-2374.

Annual membership is $15 per year, or $25 for a couple. Special multiple-year memberships are available at a discount and there are other benefits for members. To make reservations, or get more information about the organization, please contact the Senior Friends office at 770-400-2374 or Louise Swint, president, at 678-423-9289.

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• Coweta has several centers for seniors

The Tommy Thompson Senior Center in Newnan offers fun daily activities, and is located at 29 Hospital Rd. Upcoming activities include a Purple Cow auction (Bring your items in) for Nov. 12, a Bible study on Nov. 13 and the pumpkin-themed birthday party on Friday, Nov. 16. For details on center programs, call 770-683-8600.

Panther Creek Senior Center, located at 2285 W. Hwy. 16 in Sargent; The East Coweta Center, located at 300 Howard Rd. in Senoia; and the Welcome Center, located at 1792 Welcome Rd. in Newnan, all have regular weekly programs for seniors. For information on weekly programs at the East Coweta, Panther Creek or Welcome senior centers, call 770-252-6429.

The Grantville Senior Center is located at 123 LaGrange St. in Grantville. For information on daily activities or special events, call 770-583-2706.

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