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  Every year Medicare beneficiaries have the opportunity to make changes to their Medicare advantage or Medicare prescription drug plans for the next year. Beneficiar-ies should compare plans to make sure they have the right health and prescription drug coverage for the next year. All plans are required to send you an annual notice of change (ANOC) letter by the end of September. It is important for beneficiaries to review this information. Plans can change the benefits annually including; the drug formulary (the type of drugs they cover), the amount you pay for your premium, and the amount you pay for your deductible. You have the opportunity during Medicare Open Enrollment to switch from your current plan to a more cost effective one. This is the only time during the year that Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their Medicare advantage or prescription drug plans. Medicare open enrollment is October 15 thru December 7, 2014, and plans will go into effect January 1, 2015. The Sedg-wick County Extension Center is now taking appointments for Medicare Open En-rollment. Trained Medicare counselors will be available to help beneficiaries compare plans for 2015. Medicare counselors provide confidential health insurance counseling without conflict of interest, and are not affiliated with the insurance industry. Out-reach events are also scheduled at the following locations: October 29 - Butler County Department on Aging, 2101 Dearborn, Augusta, KS November 5  —  El Dorado Senior Center, 210 E 2nd St, El Dorado, KS November 6  —  Eastminster Presbyterian Church, 1958 N Webb Rd, Wichita, KS November 12  —  Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 600 N Greenwich, Wichita, KS November 13  –   Clearwater Senior Center, 921 Janet Ave, Clearwater, KS November 13  —  Eastminster Presbyterian Church, Wichita, KS November 18  —  Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wichita, KS Continued on page 3 Grace Webb 11/05   Sharyn Morris 11/05   Charles Caddy 11/07    Angie Shaver 11/08   TL Pearson 11/09   Rebecca Estes 11/10   Tony Bailey 11/10   Cindy Peitz 11/10   Twila Desaire 11/12   Rita Gorges 11/15   Jean Stever 11/15   Lola Honn 11/18   Dean Wise 11/19   Rob Matthews 11/19   Ginger Murphy 11/21   Frances Johnson 11/24   Jim Leibold 11/24   RJ Johnson 11/25   Cleta Cornett 11/25   Joann Coy 11/25   Marlene Jacobs 11/25   Grace Godwin 11/27   Kenneth Coy 11/29   Roger Dawson 11/30   M EDICARE  O PEN  E NROLLMENT   BEGAN  O CTOBER   15 TH   THE SCOOP N OVEMBER   B IRTHDAYS   “H OW   OLD   WOULD   YOU   BE   IF   YOU   DIDN ' T   KNOW   HOW   OLD   YOU   ARE ?” S ATCHEL  P AIGE   November 2014 Clearwater Senior Community Center 921 Janet Ave Clearwater, KS 67026 620-584-2332 commcenter@sktc.net INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Upcoming Events Pg 2, 4 Bits & Pieces Pg 3 Senior Lunch Report Pg 6 Calendar Pg 7 Lunch Menu (will be available later this month.) Not listed  UP OMING EVENTS   THANKSGIVING Carry-In-Lunch Join us for a great lunch made by the best cooks in town. We will have speakers who will present dif-ferent topics. We ask that everyone brings in a dish to share and a plate and utensils. The event is free  but donations are accepted. Date: Tuesday, November 11th Time: 12:00 noon Location: Main room at Center Cost: Free but donations for meat are appreciated as this will be our Thanksgiving dinner. Biscuits & Gravy breakfast All you can eat Biscuits & gravy made by Center volunteers. This is open to ALL age groups. It is a nice place to come feed the family when you don’t feel like cooking. Date: Saturday, November 15th Time: 7am-10am Location: Main Room at Center Cost; $4 for adults & $2 for kids Painting Group Come down and paint with friends. This group is for people who already know how to paint. Please call the Center first to register. Date: Every Monday Day: Monday Time: 1pm-3pm Location: Art & Crafts room Cost: Free Tai Chi & Exercise Class Tai Chi is a Chinese system of slow meditative physical exercise designed for relaxation and bal-ance and health. Come down and enjoy this class which is taught by Lew Kellogg. All ages welcome! Date: Every Tuesday & Friday Time: 8:45 am Location: Centers Main Room Cost: $8 per month Blood Pressure Checks Has your Dr told you to monitor your blood pres-sure? Do you not have a blood pressure machine at home? Stop by the Center to have your blood pres-sure checked for free Date: Every Monday   Time: 10 am  –   12 noon Location: Center Main Room Cost: Free Morning Coffee Have you been looking for a place to come have morning coffee and visit with friends? The Center is now offering morning coffee. This is open to everyone. We will have a donation jar out for cof-fee. Date: Every Wednesday morning Time: 9:00 am  —  until you are done Location: Centers Main Room Cost: donations for coffee BIBLE STUDY Pastor Whitlow will be leading a Bible Study on Mondays here at the Center. The group is now going through the book of Acts. Date: Every Monday Location: Craft Room Time 9:30 am BINGO Come down and play BINGO with friends. There will be plenty of prizes to chose from. Bring a friend and come play some good ol fashion BIN-GO. Date: Friday, November 21st Location: Main Room Time 1:00 pm Cost: .25 per card    Schedule of Events  11-7 Planning Meeting  11-11 Carry In Lunch  11-13 Part D Counseling day  11-15 Biscuits & Gravy  11-20 Trip to Infinity Glass  11-21 BINGO  11-27 & 11-28 Closed for Thanksgiving THE SCOOP Page 2  November 19  —  Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Wichita, KS November 20  —  Eastminster Presbyterian, Wichita, KS November 21  —  Walk In Day at Extension-No appt necessary November 25  —  Holy Cross Lutheran, Wichita, KS December 3  —  Andover Senior Center, 410 Lioba Dr, Andover, KS Appointments are required for in office and outreach events. To schedule your appointment call the Sedgwick County Extension Center at 316-660-0107. If you have limited income and resources, you may qualify to get Extra Help paying your prescription drug cover-age costs. People who qualify may be able to get their prescriptions filled and pay little or nothing out of pocket.  Information received from the Sedgwick County Extension Centers October Newsletter. Vol 5 Issue 11 closer and closer to colder months and we have some Seniors who are interested in learning how to play BUNKO. It is a nice activity for inside. If you are interested please call 620-584-2332. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED We are wanting to start some new activities here at the Senior Center. In order to do this we will need some leaders to step up and lead the class. We are needing the following people.  A singing instructor. (ex. Retired music or choir teacher)  A painting instructor.  BUNKO instructor/player. If interested please call 620-584-2332. SAFE HOUSE NEEDS Betty Jo Embry who works with the Safe House in Wichita, KS, states that there is a need for small snack items that homeless chil-dren can put in their back packs. Also there is a need for boys and men’s pants and blankets. If you would like to donate some items they may be dropped off at the Senior Center. VOLUNTEER DRIVERS If you would be interested in being a volunteer driver for our Meals on Wheels program in Clearwater please contact Cindy at 620-584-2332. We are currently needing back up driv-ers for when others can not make it. BUNKO PLAYERS Calling all BUNKO players. We are getting B ITS  & P IECES   November 2014 Page 3 C ONTINUED   FROM   PAGE  1 C RANBERRY  S AUCE   “Its easy to make a buck. It is a lot tougher to make a difference.”  -Tom Brokaw Directions: 1. Combine all ingredients except the cranberries in the Crockpot. Stir well. 2. Add cranberries and evenly coat. 3. Turn on the Crockpot to high for 3 hours, stirring the cranberries every hour. 4. After three hours on high, mash the cranberries. Continue to heat on high with the lid off, for 45 minutes. 5. Let cool and transfer to serving dish. Tips: Make this the day before Thanksgiving. The house will smell amaz- ing and you’ll have something finished!   Ingredients:  1/2 Cup Brown Sugar 1/2 Cup White Sugar 1/4 tsp cinnamon 1/2 Cup Orange Juice 1/2 Cup Water    City of Clearwater Senior Community Center    Mission Statement:   The Clearwater Senior/Community Cen-ter is here to provide, maintain, and ex-pand to the Community the social, edu-cational, physical, nutritional, health, recreational, spiritual, and intellectual well being of each senior in our commu-nity.   Goals:   1. Keep and Maintain a warm and friend-ly center.   2. To increase the activities and growth at the Center.   3. To maintain the newsletter promoting all activities at the Center.   Objectives:   1. Improve community involvement by newsletter, telephone, email, TV access channel with information on all Senior  Activities.   2. Implement new ideas, programs, and activities as they develop.   3. Maintain and keep accurate records of attendance.   4. Maintain current facility and plan for growth.   Staff    Clearwater Senior Community Center    Pamela Riggs, Director    Farol McMillan    Administrative Assistant   Advisory Committee Members   Terry Sullivan -  Chairperson   Joan Fleming -  Co - Chair    Barbara Hufford – Member at Large   James Charles -  Member at Large   Marlene Hand -  Member at Large   Planning Committee Members   Vacant -  Chairperson   Vacant -  Co - Chair    Marlene Parret  -  Secretary   Cheryl Wright – Member at Large   Vacant – Member at Large   Farol McMillan -  RSVP Program   Clearwater Senior Community Center    921 Janet Ave   Clearwater, KS 67026   620 - 584 - 2332   commcenter@sktc.net   UP OMING EVENTS   Square Dancing Class With all its moving, twisting, and turning, square dancing provides more than the daily dose of heart- and bone-healthy physical activity. Remembering all the calls -- from do-si-do to 'alemand' -- keeps the mind sharp, potentially staving off age-related memory loss, experts say. And the companionship that regular square dancing offers is an antidote to depression and loneliness, a statement con-firmed by square-dancing advocates everywhere. John Chitwood will again be leading a class that will teach the  basics of square dancing. The class will open for people to come and try for the first 4 weeks in order to be fair to the rest of the dancers. Date: Every Friday starting in November Time: 7:00 pm Location: Main Room Cost: donations for coffee Medicare Part D Counseling We will have 2 SHICK trained counselors on site to assist with helping people com-pare their Medicare Part D plans to other available plans. Due to the high number of people and the time it takes we are taking appointments for this. Date: Thursday, November 13th Time: by appointment only Location: Main room   Trip to Infinity Glass We will be taking a trip to Infinity Glass in Benton, KS. We will get to meet Scott who owns the glass blowing shop. He will give us a tour of the facility and allow us to watch him blow some glass pieces. He is doing this for our group at no cost. There will be pieces available for sale if you are interested. Date: Thursday, November 20th Time: Location: meet at the Center before heading to Benton, KS Cost: bring some money for your lunch   THE SCOOP Page 4
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