Generations is looking for a part-time Volunteer Coordinator for our AngelWorx Program. If you are a “people-person,” and enjoy coordinating projects and individuals, then our agency might be the perfect fit for you!
Generations serves the six-county area of Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Knox, Martin and Pike and service delivery area could vary. For more information, please visit www.vinu.edu. The job posting is listed under the employment tab under Human Resources.
PECANS FOR SALE
Generations Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is once again selling pecans for all of your holiday baking needs. These pecans are fresh from Georgia from
the most recent pecan crop. Prices are $10 per bag with your choice of either a 16 ounce bag of small pieces, or a 12 ounce bag of halves. Money raised from sales support projects that benefit our local community such as Children’s Vision Screening, Little Elves Workshops, Love-A- Bears, Pet Pad Program and more. To purchase pecans, please contact Patti Dreiman at 1-800-742-9002 or come by our office on the third floor of the Young Building at 1019 N. 4th St.,
FIGHT FRAUD: GUARD YOUR MEDICARE CARD
If you have Medicare, you can protect your identity and help prevent health care fraud by guarding your Medicare card like you would a credit card.
Identity theft from stolen Medicare numbers is becoming more common. Medicare is here to help by removing social security numbers from Medicare cards and replacing them with a new, unique number for each person with Medicare. Medicare will mail new Medicare cards with the new numbers between April 2018-19.
Here are some important steps you can take to protect yourself from the identity theft that can lead to health care fraud:
• Don’t share your Medicare number with anyone who contacts you by telephone, by email or in person unless you’ve given them permission in advance. Medicare will NEVER contact you (unless you ask us to) for your Medicare number or other personal information.
• Don’t ever let anyone borrow or pay to use your Medicare number.
• Review your Medicare Summary Notice to be sure you and Medicare are only being charged for actual items and services received.
If you’re looking to enroll in a Medicare plan:
• Remember there are no “early bird discounts” or “limited time offers.”
• Don’t let anyone rush you to enroll by claiming you need to “act now for the best deal.”
• Be skeptical of free gifts, free medical services, discount packages or any offer that sounds too good to be true.
• If someone calls you and asks for your Medicare number or other personal information, hang up and call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). To learn more about protecting yourself from identity theft and health care fraud, visit Medicare.gov/fraud or contact the Indiana Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) at 317-205-9201 or iaaaa.org/smp. This message is brought to you by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This holiday season, Generations is sponsoring its ninth annual Build-A-Basket project to help provide for the basic needs of Generations’ clients while bringing them some holiday cheer. Generations serves older adults in Daviess, Dubois, Greene, Knox, Martin and Pike counties. These older adults are on fixed incomes and often cannot afford the everyday necessities that many of us take for granted. A total of 782 baskets were turned in last year and delivered to individuals in need. This project is open to schools, churches, businesses and individuals and involves purchasing a plastic laundry basket and filling it with items such as dish soap, deodorant and toothpaste. Some individuals decorate their baskets to make them more festive. Baskets must be completed by December 16. Participants will be given a drop off location prior to that date. Generations’ staff and volunteers will deliver the gift baskets to the clients. To register for the project and to receive a complete list of basket items, contact Alma Kramer by calling 800-742-9002 or 812-888-4527 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Generations, Area 13 Agency on Aging & Disability, is a program of Vincennes University’s Community Services Division. Our agency connects individuals and caregivers to community resources and options for long-term care and in-home services. For more information, call 1-800-742-9002 or 812-888-5880 or visit our website at www.generationsnetwork.org.