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Medical Transportation Problem

September 2nd, 2017 by Vivi

Some time ago, I wrote about one of our members experiencing outrageous bills for:

  1. Transportation to Kingston Emergency by what she found out to be a private company ambulance.
  2. Transportation from Kingston Hospital to Benedictine
  3. air transportation to an Albany hospital (which simply dismissed her as being okay--now get home yourself).

I'm hoping you will be able to read this report on this subject by Consumer Reports. If not, I will try to get a copy out to all SSIP groups. Alternatively, you can read it at the library. It's from May 2017.

August Business Meeting Minutes

August 16th, 2017 by Gloria Sender

The SSIP209 monthly meeting was held on August 12, 2017 at DiBella's  restaurant in Kingston, New York.

Attending were Vivi Hlavsa, Laurie Silver, Marcia Clark, Millie Meyers, and Gloria Sender. Our guest speakers were Eleanor Minsky and Nancy Schaefer.
 
The topic was explaining available choices in Medicare apprising the group of little known choices of federal programs pertaining to health.

Minsky explained that the Ulster County Office of the Aging services people over the age of 60 and anyone who is disabled.  She gave us the names and numbers of people we can call:
 
  • Get Help for long term services and support  Gloria Ferraro-334-5307 
  • Neighbor to Neighbor (Senior Transportation) : 443-8837
  • Volunteer Program (Volunteers needed!): Pat McDonough 802-7935
  • Ulster Check in (volunteers call to homebound seniors): Pat McDonough 802-7935
  • Medicare:  Robert Meci 340-3456
  • Legal:  call for appointment at 340-3456
 
Eleanor spoke about the Medicare and Medicare Insurance Programs, and told us to be aware of changes coming to the Programs. She also spoke about the various health plans for Seniors.
 
It was a very informative meeting.
Respectfully submitted, Gloria Sender


Cost of Senior Pass for National Parks going Skyhigh

August 14th, 2017 by Vivi

Senior Pass


  • Cost: $10 lifetime pass (see note in "how to purchase" for more details)
  • Available for: U.S. citizens or permanent residents age 62 or over. Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship.
  • How to purchase:
  • Additional information:
    • The Senior Pass may provide a 50 percent discount on some amenity fees charged for facilities and services such as camping, swimming, boat launch, and specialized interpretive services.
    • The Senior Pass generally does NOT cover or reduce special recreation permit fees or fees charged by concessioners.
    • Golden Age Passports are no longer sold. However, these passes will continue to be honored according to the provisions of the pass.

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The Senior Leader from Rosendale wanted to share this great transportation service with other seniors.

Home Delivered Meals

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