Learn the basics of the current Medicare program

Published 7:01 am Sunday, April 19, 2015

If you are turning 65 or going on Medicare, here is an opportunity for you to get the information you need.

At 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, we are hosting a Medicare Basics The ABCD’s class. This class will cover the parts of Medicare, hospital, medical and drug options; including original/ traditional Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare advantage plans, Part D prescription drug coverage and preventive benefits.

Also included is information about Medicare savings programs, drug assistance, preventing fraud, waste and abuse, and other resources to help you make informed decisions.

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Instructor is a certified State Health Insurance Program Counselor with the Senior LinkAge Line.

At 2 p.m. on Thursday, at the Senior Center, The Cedars is hosting an open house featuring Birdland Productions Total Entertainment and Chef Jack’s spring appetizers and drinks.

Bringing the Legends to Life. Enjoy great music from the legendary voices of yesteryear with Jonny Bird, the Man of Many Hats. From Sinatra to Como to Martin, as well as country legends including Robbins, Pride, Jennings and more, the Man of Many hats has a hat for every style. This is Free and open to the public.

Friday we have the pleasure of hosting Tony Oliva. He was a three-time American League batting champion, five-time hit leader, and 1964 AL Rookie of the Year. Playing his entire 15-year baseball career for the Minnesota Twins (1962-1976), the left-handed batting/right-handed throwing Oliva was an eight-time All-Star and strong-armed Gold Glove fielder. He was arguably the best player in the American League from 1964 to 1971.

Tony is coming down to spend the day in Austin. He will be at the Senior Center from 1 to 2:30 p.m. You are invited to come and get pictures, autographs and listen to Tony reminisce about the old days. He will answer any questions you might have about playing baseball. This is your chance to meet a real celebrity. We are very excited he will be here, I’m sure you are too.

We look forward to seeing you at our many programs at the Senior Center. Don’t forget our coffee shop where every day you can have homemade soup for $1 and a sandwich for 50 cents. Tuesday we are having tuna noodle hotdish for only $2.

 Upcoming Events

Monday: Blood pressure checks, 9 a.m.; Naps, 9:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evie’s Friends, 1 p.m.

Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 9 a.m.; scalloped potatoes and ham, 11:30 a.m.; Cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; ping pong, 3 p.m.

Wednesday: Wood Carvers, 8:30 a.m.; Weight Watchers, 12:15 p.m.; cards (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; open chess, 1 p.m.; Weight Watchers, 5:30 p.m.

ABC’s of Medicare, 5:30 p.m.

Thursday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evies Friends, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle), 12:30 p.m.; open chess, 1 p.m.; Man of Many Hats (Hosted by the Cedars ), 2 p.m.; Zumba/ZumbaToning, 5:45 p.m.;

Zumba/ZumbaToning, 7 p.m.

Friday: (Duplicate Bridge, Pinochle, Cribbage), 12:30 p.m.; defensive driving, 12:30 p.m.; Tony Oliva, 1 p.m.; ping pong, 3 p.m.

 Weekly Card Results

Monday Bridge

April 6, two tables

1st Russ Vaale, 2nd Bob Kraushaar, 3rd Carolyne Higgins, 4th Arnie Lang, 5th Anna Dvorak

Tuesday Duplicate Bridge

April 7, five tables playing

1st Vandy Newman, 1st Rick Stroup; 2nd Edna Knobe, 2nd John Liesen; 3rd Gene Muchow, 3rd Ron Peters, 3rd Bud Higgins, 3rd Arnie Lang; 4th Gail Schmidt, 4th Ray Schmidt

Tuesday 500

April 7, four tables

1st Dave Solomonson, 2nd Gene Rauen, 3rd Dorothy Stern, 4th Hilton Henschen


Jaynard Johnson

Friday Bridge

April 10, three tables

1st Russ Vaale, 2nd Jim Fisher, 3rd Dave Solomonson, 4th Carolyne Higgins, 5th Arnie Lang

Wednesday Cribbage

March 25, 1.5 tables

1st Hilton Henschen, 2nd Loretta Nelson, 3rd Russ Vaale

Friday 500

No Results

Friday Cribbage

No Results