Welcome to Medicare Birthday Celebrations!
Free information session for newcomers into Medicare
Welcome to Medicare! If you are turning 65 and want to learn about your Medicare benefits, you need to attend the Trident Area Agency on Aging’s Welcome to Medicare Birthday Celebrations. The sessions are available throughout the Lowcountry and will include information on Medicare benefits; the enrollment process, prescription drugs, and assistance with paying for Medicare Part B and D. State Health Insurance and Assistance Program counselors provide free, unbiased one-on-one insurance counseling and community education regarding Medicare options and prescription drug assistance for elders, their family and caregivers. Individuals often experience changes in their health that may alter the kind of care they need. This could directly affect their need for more or less health insurance, the types of prescription drugs they require or their access to particular doctors or pharmacies. Health changes can also increase costs, which can be particularly critical for Medicare beneficiaries on fixed incomes. For a full calendar of events go to www.tridentaaa.org or call Trident Area Agency on Aging at 554-2279. Space is limited, register today.
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WTMA Interview with Stephanie Blunt, Executive Director and Linda Naert, Resource Coordinator of your Trident AAA.
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Support our ROCKIN’ TEAMs and their CAUSES!
IT IS AS EASY AS 1 2 3
- Our ROCKIN TEAMs are competing to raise the most funds for their cause, donate to support their CAUSE!
- Support your favorite ROCKIN’ TEAM at fundraising activities!
- Come to the ROCK A THON to cheer and donate to your team.
The team that raises the most funds for their CAUSE will win a prize packet to share with their teammates!
Older Americans: Connecting the Community
Every May since 1963, people in towns and cities across the country have come together to celebrate the enormous contributions of older Americans—borne of wisdom, experience, and the will to realize their dreams and speak their minds. Trident Area Agency on Aging supports our seniors as they continue to enrich and strengthen our communities. The theme of this year’s celebration—Older Americans: Connecting the Community—pays homage to the many ways in which older adults bring inspiration and continuity to the fabric of our communities. Their shared histories, diverse experiences, and wealth of knowledge have made our culture, economy, and local character what they are today. The theme also highlights the many ways technology is helping older Americans live longer, healthier and more engaged lives.
In fact, older Americans are more active in community life than ever before, thanks in part to advances in health care, education, technology, and financial stability over the last several decades that have greatly increased their vitality and standard of living. Older adults are out and about giving back and making a difference in their community.
Older Americans step up to help one another as well. Across the country, seniors connect with other seniors by delivering meals, helping with home repair, assisting with shopping, and offering companionship, counseling, and care. Their efforts remind us that when older adults are active and engaged in their communities, everyone benefits.
Help Trident Area Agency on Aging celebrate Older Americans Month, by allowing us to provide information sessions about seniors in our community.
Contact Trident Area Agency on Aging to find out about our Long-Term Ombudsman Program, Family Caregiver Support Program, Alzheimer’s Disease and Supportive Services Program, Senior Medicare Fraud Project, and Information and Referral Assistance to Seniors.
We think you will discover that when you help seniors thrive in your community, you gain far more than you give.
The Trident Area Agency on Aging in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Social Services will be issuing free coupons to low income individuals age 60 and older that may be used to purchase fresh produce at local participating farmers’ markets. Each eligible person will receive $25 worth of coupons that may be used at participating markets from June through October 15, 2011. The coupons will be issued on a first come first served basis until the supply is exhausted.
Applications must be submitted in person. Proof of identity and residence in Berkeley, Charleston or Dorchester County is required in order to receive the free coupons. Applicants must also meet household income eligibility limits. Information regarding the income of all household members is required to determine eligibility.
Individuals wishing to apply for homebound seniors must provide a statement or a copy of the Power of Attorney from the senior granting permission to submit an application on their behalf. Individual picking up vouchers must have the senior’s proof of identity (picture ID; proof of income (copy of check, SSA statement or bank statement) for the homebound senior must be presented at the time of application.
This program is called the Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program and the goals of the program are to supplement the diets of low-income seniors with fresh, nutritious produce and to support South Carolina’s small farmers.
For more information, call 843-554-2275
Contact: Angela Edwards
In accordance with Federal law and USDA policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TTY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
The coupons will be issued in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties:
|St. Stephen Senior Center||June 13 & 14||8:30am-12:30pm|
|South Berkeley Senior Center||June 15||8:30am-12:30pm|
|Moncks Corner Senior Center||June 16 & 17||1pm-3:30pm|
|Cainhoy Community Center||June 16||9am-11am|
||June 2 – June 17
||843-554-2275 or 554-2279|
|Mt. Horry AME Church||June 2||9am-12 noon|
|Mt. Pleasant Senior Center||June 3||9am-2pm|
|Low Country Senior Center||June 6||9am-2pm|
|Charleston Area Senior Center||June 7 & 16||9am-3pm|
|Mt. Pleasant Senior Center||June 10||9am-12 noon|
|Johns Island Senior Center||June 8||9am-2pm|
|Park Circle Community Center||June 9||9am-2pm|
|Edisto Island Senior Center||June 17||9am-12 noon|
|Washington Park Community Ctr.||June 13||9am-12 noon|
|South Santee Senior Center||June 15||9am-12 noon|
|Awendaw Senior Center (Mt. Nebo)||June 15||1pm-3pm|
|Faith Sellers Senior Center||June 13 & 15||8am-12 noon|
|David Sojourner Senior Center||June 14 & 16||8am-12 noon|