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Month: October 2019

RSVP Luncheon (2019)

SeniorCare and RSVP Volunteers of the North Shore honored our dedicated volunteers at our Annual Volunteer Recognition Luncheon and Business Showcase Event at Danversport on Wednesday, October 30, 2019. 200 volunteers, many who are age 55 and older, attended the luncheon, which includes a business showcase, a full course lunch, volunteer awards, and raffles. Thank you to…
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Post Polio Syndrome

Oct 25, 2019 World Polio Day was earlier this week– on October 24, 2019.  Many people do not realize that polio still exists.  There are currently two countries that are polio endemic—Afghanistan and Pakistan. Efforts toward the complete eradication of this disease are continuing and, as of October 16, the Global Polio Eradication Initiative reports…
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Medicare Open Enrollment

Oct 18, 2019 Medicare’s Open Enrollment for 2020 began this week on October 15, and will continue until December 7, 2019.  During this time period, Medicare beneficiaries may make changes to their health care and prescription drug plans, which will take effect January 1, 2020. Except for special circumstances, this is the only time Medicare…
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The REAL ID, part 2

Oct 11, 2019 Last week, I wrote about the REAL ID and the need to have a REAL ID or valid passport by October 1, 2020, if you travel domestically or visit federal buildings. I learned about the REAL ID about six months ago. Since I do not have a passport, I started looking into…
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The REAL ID, part 1

Oct 4, 2019 You may have heard about a change to drivers’ licenses called “Real ID.”  Do you know what this is?  Do you know how it will impact you? Congress passed the REAL ID Act in 2005. This act changed the U.S. federal law concerning security and procedures for state driver’s licenses and identity…
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