Volunteers needed for older adult Reassurance Program

Family Service Association of Bucks County is now accepting volunteer applications for their Reassurance Program, a free, confidential telephone service offering reassurance, socialization and safety checks to older adults living in Bucks and Montgomery Counties. Following training, volunteers are responsible for making regular calls to specific individuals.

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How to deal with a deceased loved one’s debt collectors

submitted by E. Garrett Gummer, III, Esquire, and Maureen L. Anderson, Esquire, www.GummerElderLaw.com

The last thing anyone wants after a death in the family is calls from debt collectors. So it’s important to know what a person’s creditors can (and cannot) legally do, and how to protect yourself and your family from improper or deceptive practices.

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RSVP recognizes the valuable service of its volunteers

by June Portnoy

During the 40th Annual RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) Recognition Luncheon on May 15th, county officials joined RSVP staff in honoring the agency’s 550 Bucks County volunteers. The event was held at the Buck Hotel in Trevose.

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Some helpful tips on long-term care insurance

submitted by Rosemary G. Caligiuri, CASL™, President, Harvest Group Financial Services

Your goals and priorities will probably change as you plan to retire. Along with them, your insurance needs may change as well. Retirement is typically a good time to review the different parts of your insurance program and make any changes that might be needed.

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Corn knee high by the Fourth of July

Spring Village at Floral Vale, a secured memory care community in Yardley, known for innovative resident enrichment, has announced their plans for a “Farm To Table” project right in their backyard. Under the direction of their Executive Director, Deb Bodnar and their Dining Services Coordinator, Chef Chris Behm, their goal is to provide residents with a hands-on, visual and culinary experience. The hope is that residents will be enjoying the fruits of the community’s labor right on their dining tables this summer season at Spring Village.

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2014 Middletown Seniors’ bus trips

The Middletown Senior Citizen’s Association offers a travel program for all ages. Buses depart from Middletown Senior Citizen’s Association, 2142 Trenton Road, Levittown. Make checks payable to M.S.C.A. and mail to above address.

Include traveler’s name, phone number, address, and partners. Call for further details at 215-945-5345 or 215-945-2920.

  • Tuesday, July 15th: Resorts Casino Atlantic City, NJ “SUMMER LOVIN’,” A Bobby Darin & Connie Francis Tribute, Buffet and $20 Slot Play. Cost is $65. Leave 9:45am, return 7:15pm.
  • Thursday, August 21st: Ace in the Hole’s “SENIOR DAY,” at The Brownstone, Paterson, NJ. 40’s & 50’s band, comedian, family style lunch, Happy Hour, door prizes and more. Cost is $80. Leave 9:00am, return 5:30pm.
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Sharks win Winter Northampton Senior Center Billiards Championship

Team Sharks won the Winter League Billiards Championship on April 21st during the tournament held at the James E. Kinney Senior Center.

The Sharks, represented by players (pictured from left) Bob Pavie, Janet Tomkins, Mike Parry and Lou Costello beat the Sticks in the final best of three round, 2-0.

To see the winning shot by Lou Costello, go to http://youtu.be/31DlYQjT4rk online.

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Northampton seniors participate in National Walk@Lunch Day®

The rain didn’t stop the seniors who came to participate in the National Walk@Lunch Day® at the James E. Kinney Senior Citizens Center in Richboro on April 30th. National Walk@Lunch Day® is designed to complement – not compete with – a persons busy lifestyle. Created to improve personal health and decrease the costs of healthcare for employers and employees, National Walk@Lunch Day® is the start of a new daily walking routine, helping you to improve your health step by step.

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Chandler Hall holds Volunteer Appreciation Night

Chandler Hall recently held its annual Volunteer Appreciation Night to acknowledge the hard work that many dedicated volunteers put forth every day to enrich the lives of residents and participants. Held in Wright Meeting Hall, the event featured hors d’oeuvres, dessert and great company, as staff and volunteers gathered together to celebrate the joys of volunteering and to thank those who choose to do it.

Speakers at the event included Lynette Killen, CEO of Chandler Hall; Patty Burgess-Brecht, Founder of Teaching Transitions; and Kathie Parry, President of the Chandler Hall Auxiliary. Afterward, each volunteer was individually recognized for his or her important service to the community.

There are many ways to volunteer at Chandler Hall. To learn more, contact Volunteer Coordinator Christine Godshall at 215-860-4000 x 1394, or visit http://chandlerhall.org/volunteers.php.

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What to do if Medicare refuses to pay for your treatment

submitted by Garrett E. Gummer, III, Esquire and Maureen L. Anderson, Esquire, www.GummerElderLaw.com

Sometimes Medicare will decide that a particular treatment or service isn’t covered and will deny your claim. The good news is that if you believe you should have been paid, you can appeal.

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