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NCRGEA Open Enrollment Is Now thru October 25th!
Dental & Vision Open Enrollment!
FOR YOUR INFO:
YouTube live webinar with our Dental and Vision Insurance representatives answering your questions is on our YouTube channel.
FOR MAIL-IN ENROLLMENT:
Please see our mailed September – October newsletter issue of Living Power that contains the enrollment forms for 2022.
NCRGEA Members met in Districts 1, 2, and 6 and we thank the members and our guests who attended! It was great to see faces, both in person and virtual. To view the recordings of several district meetings, please watch on our YouTube channel. Keep checking in on the District Community Connections web page for more happenings!
NEW WAY TO PLAY:
Read the NCRGEA Trivia question and search the NCRGEA website for answers!
GAME PERIOD: Trivia responses will be accepted from the 1st to the 30th of each contest. Every contest, we will provide a new question.
WINNERS: At the end of the 30-day contest period, one winner will be chosen from all entries. Your prize will be mailed to you, so be sure we have your correct address by completing all the information on the Trivia form.
PRIZE: The winner will receive a gift card and will be featured in an article in the next issue of Living Power.
**Only NCRGEA Members are eligible to win prizes.**
Thank you for playing NCRGEA Trivia!
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Tip & Tools for Financial Health in Retirement
A YouTube Webinar Offered by NCRGEA on May 27th
Click here to view the webinar
Click here to watch our April 8 webinar “The Multi-Billion Dollar Elder Fraud Industry Has Its Eyes on You” presented by David Kirkman. 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.
Kirkman is the author of “Elder Fraud Wars,” which describes many of the cases he handled during his career. “Elder Fraud Wars” can be order through Amazon.com.
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 and answer a couple of 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 vaccination 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.
Bringing Humana to You (BH2U) Online Events
State Health Plan Humana plan members, please join Humana for the Bringing Humana to You (BH2U) webinar events! These online events will be held April-June and will help you learn about how you can improve your health and well-being through education events, Humana resources, and how to get involved in activities.
Humana representatives will share information about steps you can take to become the best version of yourself. The Bringing Humana to You (BH2U) online events are broken up into three categories.
Get Involved Events (Tuesdays) allow you to participate in events and activities that encourage you to develop your overall well-being through Virtual Volunteering, Cooking Demonstrations, and Virtual Craft events.
Resource Spotlight (Wednesdays) takes a deeper look into the resources available with your Humana Medicare Advantage PPO plan at no extra cost to you. Each session will highlight a specific Humana resource such as Pharmacy, Humana Neighborhood Centers, Go365, SilverSneakers, and more.
Education Workshops (Thursdays) focus on educational topics such as the health benefits of getting a good night’s sleep, simple steps to boost your immunity, how to decompress from stress, foods to boost your brainpower, and cooking for one, just to name a few.
Be on the lookout for a postcard that will be mailed to your home that will include registration instructions. Information about these events is also available on the custom Humana State Health Plan website here.
You may also register today for one of the webinars; just click here.
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.
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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