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Staying informed, staying healthy, staying independent as you age ain’t easy! And the complexity of local, state and federal programs designed to help don’t always make it any easier! Fortunately, CCOA is focused on advancing the cause of the elderly in our community, serving their needs and supporting their caregivers.  We offer highly trained and caring counselors that are up-to-the-minute on services and resources. It's good to have someone that's always on your side!

     We ask that you take a closer look at the valuable services; the expertise of our helpful staff, and, if your situation permits, please consider supporting one or all of our programs like: Meals On Wheels, Ombudsman, Caregiver Respite, ADRC and others.  Give a little, or, give a lot: EVERY PENNY COUNTS!  We will work hard to stretch your donation dollars by keeping overhead costs low and leveraging the power of volume discounts to reach more of the seniors, right here at home, who are in need.

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Caddo Council On Aging [CCOA] is critically important to people of all ages, of all social and economic means and all levels of ability to find and secure the services they need. CCOA offers a “single point of entry” for clients and families to get their questions answered in one place by experts. But what's really unique about your CCOA is we're available to speak with you FACE TO FACE. In an age of 'auto-response' and recorded menus, we offer an expert staff you can sit across a desk from, Monday - Friday, 52 weeks a year!

      We ask that you take a closer look at the valuable services; the expertise of our helpful staff, and, if your situation permits, please consider supporting one or all of our programs like: Meals On Wheels, In-Home Services, Family Caregivers, ADRC and others.  Give a little, or, give a lot: EVERY PENNY COUNTS!  We will work hard to stretch your donation dollars by keeping overhead costs low and leveraging the power of volume discounts to reach more of the seniors, right here at home, who are in need.

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Summer @ CCOA!
What's New?

Senior Activity Center:
@ Randle T Moore Center [RTMC]

 

Every Thursday: MAKE A CONNECTION!

Join your neighbors over 60 in the heart of Shreveport’s historic Fairfield District [map] for a wide variety of presentations, programs, exhibits, workshops and more!

Every Thursday: LIVE! And LEARN!

The future of Advanced Age is amazing. There have never been so many opportunities, options, choices and chances for people over 60. But, HOW to make sense of it all, WHERE to turn for reliable information?  Caddo Council On Aging is your ‘one-stop’ source for all age related info!  And the Randle T Moore Center is right next door!

Every Thursday: TELL A FRIEND!

If you, or someone you know, is looking for the Activity Center of the future; LOOK NO FURTHER!  Connect with a growing family of active, involved seniors eager to learn and grow.  JOIN US EVERY THURSDAY.

Check out our calendar of events!

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Tech-Talk
@ Randle T Moore Center [RTMC]

 

Every FRIDAY: It’s TechTalk: You spoke! We listened! Now you have a place to learn about computers, laptops, smart phones, internet and Social Media that’s FREE!

LEARN AT YOUR OWN PACE!

We only cover the basics and there’s even 1on1 time for every pupil.

LEARN FROM EACH OTHER!

Can’t teach an old dog new tricks? Nonsense! Some of our best tutors are over 60 themselves, and know firsthand the challenge of adapting to new technology. Who knows! You may even become a tutor in time!

KNOWLEDGE IS POWER!

Learn how to be safe online. Learn tips and tricks for maintaining privacy on sites like Facebook & Twitter. And learn how to hide all those awful kitten photos friends post! [And post some of your own!]

JOIN THE CONVERSATION!

The internet is a powerful resource and offers a world of information. Let YOUR voice be heard and learn what others have to share with you!

CLICK HERE to read a recent Shreveport Times article.

CLICK HERE, to visit our Tech-Talk page.

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Meals On Wheels

Delivering OVER 1000 meals a day!

The generous support of donors, area businesses, churches and service organizations has helped CCOA and our Meals On Wheels program fight hunger for more seniors than at any time in our history. We are working hard to stretch every dollar of large and small contributions as well as keeping overhead costs low!  As of June 1st, 2013 we have the smallest waiting-list in 3 years!  The need in our community is growing, but TOGETHER we are making a difference in the lives of seniors at risk of hunger!

Every Penny COUNTS!

If you have recently contributed to our urgent mission, please accept our sincere'THANKS!'   If it's been a while and you'd like to help us bring hope and a hot meal to the door of your Caddo Parish neighbors, it's EASY & SAFE!

DONATE NOW: CLICK HERE

Your TIME is more precious than gold!

Did you know:  Volunteer meal-delivery drivers represent an $84,558.00 ASSET on the CCOA balance sheet?!

Do you have 1 hour, 1 day a week?  If so, contact us [email or M-F @ (318) 676-7900] and find out how easy it is to be part of our mission to turn back the tide of elder hunger.  After a short orientation you can start bringing hope and good nutrition to the door of a neighbor at risk of hunger.
We make it easy, YOU MAKE IT HAPPEN!

VOLUNTEER NOW: CLICK HERE

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Fan Drive 2013

100,000 citizens over 60 live with no AC in the 9 NWLA parishes served by CCOA.  These individuals are at special risk during the period: Jun 1 to Sep 1

  • Circulating air helps perspiration cool the body & lower body temperature.  Learn more HERE.

YOU CAN HELP:  DROP-OFF or DONATE TODAY!

  • DROP-OFF:  Media partner, KSLA News 12, will accept any BOXED electric fan at their studio located at: 1812 Fairfield Av during regular office hours Mon - Fri until Sept 1st.
  • DONATE:  Your $10, $20, $40 (or more) donation allows CCOA, together with retail partner Lowe's, to buy direct at a discounted rate long lasting box fans which we distribute directly to the homes of NWLA seniors over 60 who struggle to maintain independence in their own home.

DONATE NOW: CLICK HERE

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@caddocoa

 

 

 

 In This Issue:

  • Medicare Open Enrollment For 2013
  • Work With An Expert
  • Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage
  • The Power Of Words

 

Medicare Open Enrollment For 2013:

Each year, you have a chance to make changes to your Medicare Advantage or Medicare prescription drug coverage for the following year.

WHEN is Open Enrollment:

October 15 to December 7, 2012

WHAT can I do:

  • Change from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage Plan.
  • Change from a Medicare Advantage Plan back to Original Medicare.
  • Switch from one Medicare Advantage Plan to another Medicare Advantage Plan.
  • Switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan that doesn't offer drug coverage to a Medicare Advantage Plan that offers drug coverage.
  • Switch from a Medicare Advantage Plan that offers drug coverage to a Medicare Advantage Plan that doesn't offer drug coverage.
  • Join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan.
  • Switch from one Medicare drug plan to another Medicare drug plan.
  • Drop your Medicare prescription drug coverage completely.

Work With An Expert:

CCOA & ADRC offer trained counselors

Medicare Original and Medicare Advantage are complex programs. Having a thorough understanding of your rights, coverage, premiums, deductibles, exclusions, exceptions, etc. is a formidable challenge.

Caddo Council On Aging [CCOA] and our Aging & Disability Resource Center [ADRC] offer you FACE TO FACE access to a Benefits Counselor. A friendly, expert who has extensive training, many years of experience and maintains up-to-the-minute updates on every aspect of public and private health insurance coverage.

Open Enrollment is your ONE CHANCE to precisely match your own health insurance needs to the best coverage for the coming year. Make certain you have taken advantage of ALL the valuable resources we offer at CCOA through our ADRC program.  ALL AT NO COST!

You don't have to do this alone.

We can help.  Just ask!

Contact us TODAY and make an appointment to talk in person with one of our experts.

 

Original Medicare vs.
Medicare Advantage:

Just the facts

Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans are two different ways that someone with Medicare can get health care coverage. When you first enroll into Medicare, you start off with Original Medicare. Thereafter, you can choose to keep Original Medicare, which is when you get health insurance through the government, or you can sign up for a Medicare Advantage plan, which is when you get Medicare coverage through a private insurance company.

During Fall Open Enrollment (October 15-December 7), you may make changes to your health care coverage if you have Medicare. One of the changes you can make during this time is switching from Original Medicare to a Medicare Advantage plan and vice versa. You can make as many changes as you like, and the last change you make will take effect on January 1, 2013.

Keep in mind that it’s important to think about your health care needs when making choices about your health care coverage.

Original Medicare
The traditional fee-for-service Medicare coverage you get through the federal government. Original Medicare consists of Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance). Most people who have Original Medicare need to sign up for a stand-alone Part D plan (prescription drug coverage). If you have Original Medicare, you should use the Original Medicare red-white-and-blue card whenever you go to the doctor’s office or a hospital.
Below are some important things to know if you have Original Medicare:

  • You can see any doctor in the country, as long as he/she accepts Medicare
  • You are not required to get a referral from your primary care doctor before seeing other doctors or specialists
  • Medicare pays 80% of the cost of most medical services and you must pay the remaining 20% coinsurance
  • Medicare doesn’t cover certain services such as vision, dental, and hearing care
  • You can purchase a Medigap plan, which helps fill gaps in Medicare health coverage and may help pay your out-of-pocket costs
  • You should join a stand-alone Medicare drug plan (Part D), if you need prescription drug coverage

Medicare Advantage
These plans offer Medicare benefits and are sold by private insurance companies. Most Medicare Advantage plans include health and drug coverage. These plans must offer at least the same benefits as Original Medicare, but each plan has different costs and restrictions. If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, you should use the card your plan gives you, whenever you go to the doctor’s office or a hospital.
Below are some important things to know if you have a Medicare Advantage plan:

  • You are typically required to see a doctor or health care provider that’s in the plan’s network or service area
  • You may need to get a referral from your primary care doctor before seeing other doctors or specialists
  • Your deductible, coinsurance and copay amounts vary, depending on the plan
  • Rules and coverage restrictions vary, depending on the plan
  • The plan may cover health care services that Original Medicare does not cover
  • The plan must have a maximum limit on out-of-pocket costs (after you spend a certain amount, your care will be free or very low-cost)
  • You cannot have a Medigap plan if you have a Medicare Advantage plan
  • You should choose a Medicare Advantage plan that includes drug coverage, if you need prescription drug coverage

Remember:
You cannot have both Original Medicare and a Medicare Advantage plan.
You must choose how you want to receive your Medicare health care benefits.
Click here for a chart that shows the main differences between Original Medicare & Medicare Advantage.

 

The Power Of Words:

Learn the vocabulary

Understanding Medicare means understanding the meaning of many unfamiliar terms. For your convenience, below is a link to a list of definitions of words and acronyms that are frequently used in Medicare, or are important to give you a better understanding of how Medicare works.

Glossary of Medicare Terms

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In This Issue:

  • CCOA On Facebook
  • 2012 CCOA | KSLA Fan Drive
  • Meals On Wheels
  • Medicare/Medicaid Open Enrollment

 

Join the conversation on Facebook:

Users over 50 are the FASTEST growing demographic online

The internet is brimming with valuable information that can (and does) change lives. 

The challenge is to cut throught the noise and get straight to the facts relevant to your needs.  The team at CCOA scours the web to find resources and referrals related to the future of Advanced Age.

Facebook is a dynamic and powerful platform that allows the experts at CCOA to keep you up to the minute on developments and advances important to the caregiver, the volunteer, the advocate, the loved one of anyone who is aging.

Here are a few examples of our latest posts:

Facebook is where we share personal stories about the clients, volunteers and donors who inspire us

Enjoy these photo galleries:

CHECK US OUT on Facebook.

If you're already a Fan, TELL A FRIEND!

 

2012 CCOA | KSLA Fan Drive:

Donors have already contributed over 300 fans

June got started with a BANG! The wonderful folks at Libby Glass threw in 100 fans to get us started.
We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of compassion from our neighbors, area businesses and organizations.
Here are just a few:

  • Military Employee Processing Station
    ~  45 fans
  • Amisted Radio Group
    ~  40 fans
  • Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
    ~  16 fans
  • Barksdale Federal Credit Union
    ~  35 fans

MAKE YOUR CONTRIBUTION TODAY!

DROP OFF:  1212 Fairfield Ave, Shv LA 71101
Mon - Fri  8am to 3pm

DONATE:     caddocoa.org/FanDrive

100k citizens over 60 live with no AC in NW LA

People 65 years and older are more prone to heat stress than younger people for several reasons:

  • Elderly people do not adjust as well as young people to sudden changes in temperature
  • More likely to have a chronic medical condition that changes normal body responses to heat
  • More likely to take prescription medicines that impair the body's ability to regulate its temperature or that inhibit perspiration

Heat Stroke:

  • Occurs when the body loses its ability to sweat, and it is unable to cool down.
  • Body temperatures rise to 106°F or higher within 10 to 15 minutes.
  • Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not provided.

 

 Meals On Wheels:

Year-To-Date Online & Direct Mail Campaigns have raised $94,201

Each day brings more news of reduced local, state and Federal subsidies aimed at fighting hunger in our elderly communities.

At the same time, the population of Caddo citizens over 60 who face a shortage of food grows at an alarming rate.

These conflicting forces mean that to maintain (and even grow!) the number of plates delivered per day, we must seek supplemental revenue from the community.

The generosity from our community has been overwhelming!

THANK YOU DONORS!!

Remember: It's not whether you give a little, or give a lot.
EVERY PENNY COUNTS!

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Staying informed, staying healthy, staying independent as you age ain’t easy! And the complexity of local, state and federal programs designed to help don’t always make it any easier! Fortunately, CCOA is focused on advancing the cause of the elderly in our community, serving their needs and supporting their caregivers.  We offer highly trained and caring counselors that are up-to-the-minute on services and resources. It's good to have someone that's always on your side!

     We ask that you take a closer look at the valuable services; the expertise of our helpful staff, and, if your situation permits, please consider supporting one or all of our programs like: Meals On Wheels, Ombudsman, Caregiver Respite, ADRC and others.  Give a little, or, give a lot: EVERY PENNY COUNTS!  We will work hard to stretch your donation dollars by keeping overhead costs low and leveraging the power of volume discounts to reach more of the seniors, right here at home, who are in need.

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Caddo Council On Aging [CCOA] is critically important to people of all ages, of all social and economic means and all levels of ability to find and secure the services they need. CCOA offers a “single point of entry” for clients and families to get their questions answered in one place by experts. But what's really unique about your CCOA is we're available to speak with you FACE TO FACE. In an age of 'auto-response' and recorded menus, we offer an expert staff you can sit across a desk from, Monday - Friday, 52 weeks a year!

      We ask that you take a closer look at the valuable services; the expertise of our helpful staff, and, if your situation permits, please consider supporting one or all of our programs like: Meals On Wheels, In-Home Services, Family Caregivers, ADRC and others.  Give a little, or, give a lot: EVERY PENNY COUNTS!  We will work hard to stretch your donation dollars by keeping overhead costs low and leveraging the power of volume discounts to reach more of the seniors, right here at home, who are in need.

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Effective JUL 1, 2012:
Our "per plate" expense increased to: $5.17

  • That's a 4% increase from 2011.
  • Our management team at CCOA works hard every day to leverage our bulk buying powers to stretch every dollar.
  • We fight to keep overhead and expenses low. 
  • We're proud that  91¢  of every donation dollar goes directly into delivering a hot meal.

Effective JUL 1, 2012:
We INCREASED service to 1028 plates per day

  • That's an 11% increase from 2011.
  • This increase lowers the Waiting List to its lowest in 2 years.
  • "One time" funding sources will have to be replaced to continue this level of service.

JOIN OUR URGENT CAUSE:  DONATE NOW!
 

Medicare Open Enrollment Period:

OCTOBER 15th to DECEMBER 7th

This 45 day period is the ONLY time that changes/additions/deletion may be made to coverage that takes effect on JAN 1, 2013

There are changes to coverage/premiums/deductables. GET THE FACTS!

Talk in person with a trained counselor at CCOA Mon-Thur  9am to 3pm.  (By appointment only)

To request an appointment or more information, CLICK HERE

Who qualifies for Medicare coverage?

  • Must be at least 65 or disabled to qualify
  • Must be a legal resident or citizen
  • Either you or your spouse must have worked in Medicare-covered  employment for at least 10 years.
  • Anyone with ESRD (end stage renal disease)

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CCOA eNewsletter  (vol.1 iss.3)

Below, you'll find an 'E' version of a recent letter we mailed to thousands of our kind donors/supporters which describes the enormous challenges our Meals On Wheels program faces.

We ask that if you are able to contribute any amout, large or small, that you take advantage of our PayPal service and help us deliver hope to our neighbors over 60 who face a nutrition shortage.

Or, simply forward this urgent appeal to friends & family in your contact list.

Gratefully,


To DONATE NOW:  CLICK HERE


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 CCOA eNewsletter  (vol.1 iss.2)

 Our Motto:  Knowledge is power! 

In this issue: 

  • March For Meals Campaign
  • Senior Rx Prescription Assistance Program
  • Volunteer Focus: Merrilee Streun Leatherman
  • Coming Up

March For Meals Campaign

Join the parade!

  • WHO:     Caddo Council On Aging and our Meals On Wheels Program
  • WHAT:    Procession down Texas St to Red River Entertainment District
  • WHERE:  Courthouse Square (Tx St side) to Red River Entertainment District
  • WHEN:    Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 @ Noon
  • WHY:      Every year your CCOA and Meals On Wheels join thousands of communities across the nation to march and raise awareness of our friends and neighbors over 60, right here in Caddo Parish, who suffer from a shortage of food, the plight of isolation and the loss of their independence
  • HOW:      Come and join the parade!

CLICK HERE to enjoy a few pics from March 2010

CLICK HERE to donate online now!

Monopoly For Meals :

  • An action-packed evening of fun and fundraising based on the MONOPOLY board game
  • Hosted by Eldorado Resort & Casino and our community partner Chesapeake Energy along with many local shops and businesses
  • Exquisite prizes, delicious food, thrilling competition all combine to make it a SELL OUT every year
  • Saturday, March 26th, 2011 at 6:00pm
  • Admission: $60  CLICK HERE to buy tickets online now

CLICK HERE to enjoy a few pics from Monopoly Night 2010

Watch Our 2011 Meals On Wheels Video:

Senior Rx Prescription Assistance Program

Who Qualifies:

  • Any NW LA resident who:
    • has a disability, or
    • is over 60 years of age
    • Does NOT currently have Medicare coverage
    • Does NOT have other primary insurance coverage
    • Can document limited household resources/income
    • Fall into Medicare 'Donut Hole' or 'Gap'
    • Vets who cannot obtain certain prescriptions through VA

Requirements:

  • Paperwork
  • Verification
  • Appointment
  • Documentation

ADRC Support:

  • Speak in person with a friendly knowledgeable counselor
  • We'll walk you step-by-step through the application process
  • Follow-up support at Open Enrollment Period (Nov 31 to Dec 31)

CLICK HERE to schedule your appointment, or learn more!

Volunteer Spotlight

Merrilee Streun Leatherman

"...you want to help yourself?  Help someone else, get one-on-one with real people."

Away in the distance, Shreveport native Merrilee Leatherman noticed the 'Golden Years' quietly approaching.  As an active member of her church, a busy freelance writer and community volunteer Merrilee wondered; "What's next?"

Then, a notice in her St. Joseph bulletin offered a clue:
"Needed: Volunteer drivers for St Vincent de Paul Society Meals On Wheels routes" 

It wasn't long at all till Merrilee was active in getting the St Vincent routes set up and delivering TWICE a week to grateful folks in Highland never dreaming how much she would get back from the endeavor!

"I'm the one who benefits." insists Merrilee.  "The gratitude, the warmth... These folks are like family to me."

That was four years, hundreds of miles, hundreds of door knocks, hundreds of hugs and hundreds of meals ago and you still couldn't find a bigger advocate for the CCOA and Meals On Wheels mission!

"... another plus is the leadership team at Caddo Council.  I have always felt strongly that my time and money were in the hands of good stewards and doing great good in my community."

Merrilee also shared with me: "... on any special occasion, my friends all know what to do. Make a donation to Meals On Wheels in my honor.  I have all the 'stuff' I'm ever going to need. Let your kindness do some good for a person in need."

All of us at CCOA, on behalf of the lives that are touched by tireless volunteers like Merrilee want to say: THANK YOU!

There are countless stories of volunteers like this one out there.

PLEASE SHARE your stories with us so we may inspire and enlist the next generation of generosity.

CLICK HERE to share a volunteer story

Here's how YOU can get involved:

  • ASK at work, church or school if there's a Meals On Wheels delivery program. No? We can help you start one!
  • CLICK here to learn more about volunteering to deliver meals
  • CALL 318.676.7900 to learn more about Meals On Wheels
  • DONATE as little as $43 to bring TWO WEEKS of hot, nutritious meals to the door of a Caddo senior

Coming Up:

Centennial Celebration

  • WHO:       Every citizen celebrating 100 birthdays OR MORE!
  • WHAT:     Ceremony and events to honor this extraordinary accomplishment! 
  • WHEN:     Tuesday, May 10th, 2011 at 2:00pm 
  • WHERE:   St Paul's Episcopal Church, 275 Southfield Rd, Shv LA 71105

CLICK HERE to request additional information

May is Older American's Month

  • Q2 eNewsletter will feature profiles of Caddo citizens over 60 making a difference and how YOU can too
  • CLICK HERE to join the conversation online with CCOA and others about issues and ideas related to advanced age

Fan Drive 2011

  • Campaign Kick-Off Friday, May 27th, 2011 @ 3:30pm
  • Libby Glass will get things rolling with their annual contribution
  • Campaign Goal: 5000 fans distributed to our neighbors over 65 in need

CLICK HERE to request additional information

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Introducing CCOA eNewsletter  (vol.1 iss.1)

Our Motto:  Knowledge is power! 

The internet is a powerful tool for Caddo Council to:

  • INFORM donors and volunteers of needs and resources connected to aging,
  • INSPIRE the compassionate to contribute and the able to volunteer and,
  • ENLIST every citizen in the urgency of our cause.

Our Method:  Communicate!

This quarterly eNewsletter is focused on Caddo Council's efforts to:

  • FEED  the senior at-risk of hunger,
  • PROTECT  the safety and dignity of long-term care residents,
  • ASSIST  independent living in advanced age; the caregiver in their mission and
  • ADVANCE  the volunteer's desire to serve.

November Fund Raising Campaign

Who, What, When, Where & Why:

  • Meals On Wheels delivers over 5000 meals each week to Caddo Parish seniors at risk of malnutrition.
  • 300 volunteers, cover 852 sq. miles in Caddo Parish to deliver a hot, balanced meal, life-sustaining social contact, and valuable safety-net to isolated recipients.
  • Twice a year (March & November) Caddo Council launches a Fundraising Campaign to benefit Meals On Wheels.
  • Home meal delivery empowers a senior to stay in their homes longer, maintaining independence and dignity.
  • The warmth and gratitude of our clients strengthen and inspire the volunteers who give so generously of their time and energy.

Value:

  • NINETY ONE CENTS of every Meals On Wheels donation dollar goes directly to putting hot food on the table of a senior citizen at risk of hunger!
  • Caddo Council works hard every day to reduce overhead expenses.
  • This eNewsletter is one more example of that commitment.
  • We'd be so grateful if you forward it to other potential donors and volunteers.

Donate Now!

  • Research shows we have less than 60 seconds to "close the deal" and inspire a donor to join this worthy cause.
  • CLICK HERE NOW and donate online to Caddo Council's fight to turn back the tide of elder hunger.

Medicare Part D, Open Enrollment Period

Dates:

  • November 15th to December 31st, 2010
  • Effective January 1st to December 31st, 2011

Federal Changes:

  • Plans  (32)
  • Premiums  (Increased)
  • Deductible  (Increased)
  • Prescriptions   (Increased)

Caddo Council Services:

  • Let us help you with your Coverage Review
  • We can assist you with Medicare Enrollment
  • By appointment Only

CLICK HERE to schedule your appointment, or learn more

Volunteering

Meals On Wheels:  Be part of the cure.

Drivers & Runners

  • Drivers pick up meals at a central location then follow a specific route to deliver to recipients.

Special Events

  • All Meals On Wheels programs have events and fundraisers that require extra help - including planning and organizing, publicity, onsite setup and staffing and much more. Contact us to learn more about upcoming events.

Office Help

  • Meals On Wheels programs have an administrative side.  Volunteers provide administrative and clerical support to keep the office running smoothly.

Prep & Packaging

  • Volunteers assist in organization, packing "hot-boxes" and vehicles for delivery.

Telephone Calls

  • Volunteers make regular phone calls to the seniors to check up on them. This is often a great opportunity for volunteers looking to participate from their own homes on a flexible schedule.

Senior Center Aides

  • Meals On Wheels provides congregate meals in addition to home delivered meals  (serving meals at a central location)  where seniors can come to eat together.  Opportunities are available for those interested in helping with activities, meal service and other tasks.

CLICK HERE to volunteer, or learn more!

RSVP:  Lead with experience!

  • You've gained a lifetime of experience. Now put your skills and talents to good use by volunteering through RSVP.
  • RSVP is America's largest volunteer network for people age 55 and over.
  • Join RSVP and you join nearly 500,000 volunteers across the country tackling tough issues in their communities.
  • RSVP offers a full range of volunteer opportunities with thousands of local and national organizations. With RSVP, you choose how and where you want to serve. You choose the amount of time you want to give. And you choose whether you want to draw on your skills or develop new ones. Find the opportunity that's right for you.
  • With RSVP, you'll receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization where you serve, and supplemental insurance while on duty.
  • Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends.

CLICK HERE to volunteer, or learn more!

Foster Grandparents:  Share today. Shape tomorrow.

  • When you share your love, time, and experience, you have the power to help a child who needs you. If you're 55 or older and want to share your experience and compassion, you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent.
  • As a Foster Grandparent, you're a role model, a mentor, and a friend.  You help children learn to read, provide one-on-one tutoring, and guide children at a critical time in their lives.  You give the kind of comfort and love that sets a child on the path toward a successful future.
  • Foster Grandparents can serve up to 40 hours per week.  Some volunteers may qualify to earn a tax-free, hourly stipend.  With Foster Grandparents, you'll receive pre-service orientation, training and supplemental accident and liability insurance while on duty.
  • When you volunteer, you're not just helping others - You're helping yourself.
  • Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends.

CLICK HERE to volunteer, or learn more!

Coming Up:

501 (3)c Charitable Contribution Statement

  • January 15th, 2011
  • Complete, individualized 2010 Tax-Deductable Donation Report

March For Meals 2011

  • Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011 @ Noon
  • Caddo Courthouse Sq. (Texas St side) down Market St to Shv.Ent.Dist.

Monopoly Night 2011

  • Saturday, March 26th, 2011@ 6pm
  • Eldorado Resort & Casino

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