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Register Now - April 8 at 3 p.m. - Learn about Elder Fraud
The Multi-Billion-Dollar Elder Fraud Industry Has Its Eyes on You
Be a Scam Stopper!
Learn How to Protect Yourself!
April 8, 2021
David Kirkman is a retired Special Deputy Attorney General for the State of NC who spent three decades in the Consumer Protection Division prosecuting frauds and scams of all types.
Hear about the fairly new, multi-national elder fraud industry, the twelve vulnerabilities it seeks out in seniors, and the techniques it employs to scam older Americans out of billions each year. He will also describe how certain types of scams (e.g., Sweepstakes, Sweetheart, Grandparent, Tech Support, IRS Agent) come from particular countries while others (Home Repair, Driveway Paving) are committed by people living here in North Carolina. Learn tips on how to protect yourself and others from these highly skilled criminals.
Kirkman is the author of “Elder Fraud Wars,” which describes many of the cases he handled during his career.
Be An NCRGEA Super Advocate!!
As a local voice in your community, you can support NCRGEA by educating and advocating with state and local leaders in your community about matters important to retirees across North Carolina.
NCRGEA will provide training and talking points to support your efforts to raise awareness of retirees’ needs with our local and state elected officials.
Click on this link https://ncrgea.wufoo.com/forms/r1ng668s0qgh9ac/ and answer a couple questions, and we will be in touch with you to get you started.
Find Your Nearest Location to Get Your COVID Vaccine
The NC Department of Health and Human Services has posted a searchable link to assist you in finding a location and set up an appointment to get your COVID vaccine shot. For more information, take a look at these videos.
REMINDER: After your get your vaccine shot, be sure to keep your certificate of vaccication in a safe place.
Reverend Darryl Warren Aaron of Providence Baptist Church, Greensboro on the importance of taking the COVID-19 shot.
Click here to view more videos.
Humana New Member Orientation Online Events (For State Health Plan Members)
Humana New Member Orientation Online Events
North Carolina State Health Plan Humana plan members, please join Humana for a New Member Orientation webinar event! These online meetings will be held in March and they will help you learn more about your Humana Medicare Advantage PPO plan.
Humana representatives will share information about your Humana Medicare Advantage PPO plan benefits as well as extra programs and services such as SilverSneakers, Go365, the In-Home Wellness Assessment (IHWA) program, Humana Well Dine®, and more! You can also learn about various technology resources such as MyHumana online account setup, the custom Humana State Health Plan website, and online tools to help you find a doctor or pharmacy in your area as well as lookup your medications.
Information about these events is also available on the custom Humana State Health Plan website here. (https://our.humana.com/ncshp/additional-information)
You may also register today for one of the webinars, just click here. (http://huma.na/ncshp)
After registering for a webinar, you will receive a registration confirmation email with instructions on how to log into the webinar on the day of the event.
It's NCRGEA Trivia Time!!!!!
It’s Time to Play!!!!!
HOW TO PLAY: Click on this link NCRGEA Trivia! Read the Trivia question and go find the answer somewhere on our NCRGEA website.
GAME PERIOD: Trivia responses will be accepted from the 15th to the 30th of each month. Every month, we will provide a new question. Trivia answers can be found by searching our website: www.ncrgea.com
WINNERS: The first 50 members who submit the correct answer will receive a prize. Your prize will be mailed to you so be sure we have your correct address by completing all the information on the Trivia form. The Trivia game prize changes every month – so try to win them all!
BIG QUARTERLY PRIZES: At the end of each quarter, we will place the names of all Trivia participants in a drawing for a $100 gift card. Each quarterly winner will be featured in a future newsletter to showcase our membership.
Thank you for playing NCRGEA Trivia!
NCBAM Helps Older Adults Locate Vaccine Providers
Information and Referral Specialists at North Carolina Baptist Aging Ministry’s (NCBAM) Call Center are available to help older adults 65+ locate COVID-19 vaccination providers, transportation assistance, and other community resources related to the pandemic. The NCBAM Call Center is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (877.506.2226).
Call Center Director Melanie Beeson explains, “The state does a good job of linking all its programs and resources on the Internet. But many older adults don’t own computers or they are not skilled at navigating the web. We help by accessing the regularly updated resources provided by North Carolina’s Department of Health and Human Services as well as other state programs that may be available in certain communities.” For example, in addition to assisting callers locate vaccination providers and transportation assistance, NCBAM Call Center staff can advise callers how to connect with the state’s COVID Support Services Program which is currently available in 29 counties to help people successfully quarantine.
NCBAM’s Call Center also reaches out to Baptist churches to help with special needs in their communities. Recently, a 79-year-old Boone resident phoned the Call Center. Beeson explains, “His driveway was covered in snow the day before his vaccination appointment. We can’t always find volunteers so quickly, but thankfully, an ASU student was able to clear the driveway and the man got his vaccination. We were all very grateful, and so was the caller. His wife made cookies for the student as thanks.”
NCBAM’s director, Dr. Sandy C. Gregory, maintains strong partnerships with North Carolina’s Aging Services Network. Says Gregory, “More than a million North Carolinians are at highest risk for complications and death from COVID-19. Now more than ever, NCBAM wants to do everything possible to assist in meeting their needs and obtaining vaccinations.”
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