Forbes speaks to AARP

| 29 Sep 2011 | 09:51

    MILFORD - Pike County Commissioner Harry Forbes was the guest speaker at the October meeting of AARP Chapter 3455 in Milford. Forbes spoke about many programs which concern seniors including tax reform, electricity (Pike County Power and Light) and the Caremark prescription program. He also answered many questions from the members. The Caremark Prescription Program bus has recently visited Milford. Commissioner Forbes said forms will be available in November for seniors to sign up for this program. It would be in addition to your Medicare part D. This program should cover about 20% of the difference seniors pay above and beyond what Medicare part D pays for. There is no cost to seniors and if they are totally covered by a plan from a former employer, you do not need it. For information on this program call 888-4PPA-NOW. Many announcements were made at this meeting. After sixteen years of heading the Hospitality Committee, Rose Kearns will be stepping down next spring and is going to pass her cake knife to another member. “She has done a wonderful job which has been appreciated by all the members over the years,” said spokeswoman Anne Ryan. The chapter is looking for another person to fill this important position. Katherine Ruzanski is still looking for volunteers to help her for the chapter’s 25th anniversary dinner which will be held on Apr. 19, at the Erie Trackside Manor. The restaurant has been reserved, but she needs help for decorations, prizes. Call her at 570-491-2290. The Senior Center in Blooming Grove is holding their Halloween Party on Oct. 31. Come to eat lunch and wear a costume but call for a reservation at 570-727-5550 or 800-233-8911. Those who signed up to go to Lukan’s Farm on Nov. 3 for an early Thanksgiving dinner and have questions, can call either Joe or Fran Mastromarino at 570-828-8219. The USO Canteen Party for Nov. 29, which includes a bus, lunch and show for $58 per person is almost filled up. For further information call Dorothy Ames at 973-293-8465. Claire d’Esposito is taking reservations for the annual Christmas Party which will once again be held at Mt. Haven. The date is Friday, Dec. 9 at noon and the cost is $22. Call her at 570-588-6016 to save your space. The next AARP meeting will be held on Friday, Nov. 17 at St. Patrick’s on High Street in Milford. For information on membership call Beth Stickle at 570-828-7984.