Council on Aging Medicare Event Attracts Many Shareholders

Nearly 200 shareholders attended a Medicare information session sponsored by the Golden Age Foundation on April 29 in Clubhouse 2. Council on Aging Orange County (COAOC) representatives provided current information about Medicare to a responsive audience.  Through it’s Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP), the Council helps seniors understand the often complex world of Medicare.

The program highlighted the new Benefits Enrollment Center in Clubhouse 5 where shareholders can learn about their eligibility for several benefits. Benefits Enrollment Centers assist low-income Medicare eligible seniors and persons with disabilities find, and apply for benefit programs. The Leisure World Benefits Enrollment Center is supported by the Golden Age Foundation. Refreshments for the meeting were also provided by Golden Age and served by Hospitality volunteers.

Linda Walton, HICAP Program Manager, gave a number of examples of Leisure World residents who have been helped by this program. A lively question and answer program followed the presentation. COAOC Counselors met at separate tables after the meeting to provide further information.

To schedule an appointment at the new HICAP office in Clubhouse 5, shareholders can call 562-472-0275.

 

April Board Meeting Agenda

Our  monthly Board meetings are held on the 4th Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Main Conference Room, Administration Building , 2nd Floor). All Golden Age Foundation members are invited as our guests to observe our Board meetings. Come find out what we’re up to!

GOLDEN AGE FOUNDATION BOARD  MEETING AGENDA

APRIL 27, 2016

ROLL CALL

INTRODUCTION OF GUESTS

APPROVAL OF MINUTES

PRESIDENT’S COMMENTS/CORRESPONDENCE…….Maureen Habel

CORRESPONDING SECRETARY REPORT……………… Lynn Vienna

FINANCIAL REPORT……………………………………………..Mary Wood

 

COMMITTEE REPORTS

Environmental Program………………………………………….Joyce Reed

Flu Clinic…………………………………..…………………..Marge Dodero

Graphic Arts………………………………………………………..Ren Villanueva

History Book/Sunshine………………………….…………..…….Grace Kim

Hospitality Center………………………………………………………Gail Levitt

Legacy Program……………………………………………………………Nicki Bly

Membership Board………………………………………………..Dolores Parker

Membership General………………………….………………………..Gui Baker

Mobility Aids/Message Coordinator…………..Bruce Humes/Linda Johnson

Publicity/Website…………………..……………………………………..Anna Derby

Social Activities……………………………………………………..Rosa Carrillo

Tax Program…………………………………………………………Phyllis Mackey

Volunteer Hours ……………………………….………………Linda Johnson

OLD BUSINESS: By-Laws Committee Report – Board Membership procedures – Boeing grant – Council on Aging April 29 information session – April 23 Expo report – September 22 movie publicity

NEW BUSINESS: May 21 Seal Beach Expo – Website update – Golden Rain Foundation lease

DATES TO REMEMBER: April 29 Council on Aging Enrollment Center Event – May 21 Seal Beach Expo – June 23 Volunteer Luncheon

NEXT MEETING-May 25, 2016

 

Shareholders Get New Benefits through Golden Age

ORANGE COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING BENEFITS ENROLLMENT CENTER
The Foundation provides financial support for an on-site Orange County Council on Aging Benefits Enrollment Center (BEC) The BEC office is located in Clubhouse 5, next to the Cafe. Assistance is available in both English and Korean. You may be eligible for one of  following programs:

1) Medicare Part D Extra Help/Low Income Subsidy – pays for Part D plan premiums, reduces drug co-pays and eliminates the Donut-Holeinsurance costs and program benefits

2) Medicare Savings Program -pays Medicare premiums

3) Medi-Cal for People with Medicare – supplements Medicare by paying deductibles and co-pays

4) Cal Fresh/Food Stamps – access nutritious food and alleviate hunger

5) Utilities Assistance – access saving to help heat and cool your home

You can schedule an appointment in the office without the need to travel outside our community. To inquire about these programs, call the HICAP (Health Insurance Counseling and Advocacy Program) office at (562) 472-6275, ext. 275.