Extra Help is a Medicare program to help people with limited income and resources pay Medicare prescription drug costs. You may qualify for Extra Help, also called the low-income subsidy (LIS) if your yearly income and resources are below the following limits in 2013:
· Single person—Income less than $1493. Per month and resources less than $13300
· Married person living with a spouse and no other dependents—Income less than $1939 and resources less than $26,580
Resources include money in a checking or savings account, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, and Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs). Resources don’t include your home, car, household items, burial plot, up to $1,500 for burial expenses (per person), or life insurance policies. If you qualify for Extra Help and join a Medicare drug plan, you will get the following:
· Help paying your Medicare drug plan’s monthly premium, yearly deductible, coinsurance, and copayments
· No coverage gap
· No late enrollment penalty
· You automatically qualify for Extra Help if you have Medicare and meet one of these conditions:
· You have full Medicaid coverage
· You get help from your state Medicaid program paying your Part B premiums (in a Medicare Savings Program)
· You get Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits
Area Five will help you see if qualify for these and other programs. Call 574-737-2100 today.
March 19th at the Area Five Senior Center, 1801 Smith St Logansport. Join us for lunch and a talk by Cindy Wagoner on RX Mix and Match, What’s safe and what’s not, a community education program on polypharmacy,( use of multiple medications). Reserve your spot for lunch by calling 722-4451, ext 500.
Rally for Independence!
AARP Indiana and the Indiana Association of Area Agencies on Aging will host a Rally for Independence at the Indiana Statehouse in Indianapolis, March 26, 2013.
The rally is in response to proposed budget cuts in the funding for the CHOICE program, which provides home- and community-based services in Indiana.:
"Fully funding CHOICE services is a proven and common sense use of taxpayer dollars even in tough budget times. These home and community based services provide meals, in-home care, adult day care, personal care attendant services, transportation, and many other life-sustaining support services at a fraction of the cost of nursing home care."
Statehouse tours will be available during the day. If you want to take advantage of this opportunity please let me know how many in your group are interested and what tour time fits your schedule best.
o Tours are available at 9:00 am, 10:00 am, 12:00 am, 1:30 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:30 pm
Members of the General Assembly have been invited to meet and speak with the activists and supporters.
Boxed lunches will be served at 11:15am, with the rally beginning in the North Atrium at 12:00pm.
Call to reserve a ride and lunch, 800-654-9421 ext 245. No later than March 22, 2013
Senior Games is having a raffle for those wanting to participate! Fernbaugh Jewelry Store in Logansport donated this beautiful tennis bracelet to help with the rising cost of service for the elderly.
Raffle tickets are 1 ticket for $5, 3 tickets for $10, and 7 tickets for $20.
Help support Aging Services programs at Area Five Agency on Aging and Community Services
Last year over 20,000 senior citizens in our area were served by one of our programs!
Contact Cindy Wagoner at 574-722-4451 for any details
Area you a grandparent raising your grandchildren? If yes, we have a program for you!
Food Finders Mobile Pantry
Food Give-Away Days
Please bring a laundry basket or box to carry food home
Food items include: frozen meats, baked goods, beverages, vegetables, snacks & cereal (while supplies last)
The Mobile Pantry is a program available to those who meet the income guidelines below
Food will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.
165% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines
HOUSEHOLD HOUSEHOLD HOUSEHOLD HOUSEHOLD
SIZE INCOME SIZE INCOME
Monthly Annually Monthly Annually
1 $1,487 $17,968 4 $3,073 $36,877
2 $2,023 $24,271 5 $3,598 $43,180
3 $2,548 $30,574 6 $4,123 $49,483
Upcoming Dates & Locations
Wednesday August 18th, 2012 at First Baptist Church of Galveston
207 S Sycamore St Galveston, IN
Begins at 11:00 a.m. - while supplies last
Sponsored by Thompson Totes
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