Senior Notes

August 15, 2007

Savings available on prescriptions

Anne Arundel County residents can get significant savings on prescription medications through the Department of Health's Prescription Discount Program.

Program participants can receive a discount card that offers an average discount of 25 percent. County residents enrolled in Medicare Part D can use the card for savings on prescriptions that are not covered by their Medicare Part D program.

The card also could provide discounts on routine vision and hearing care, which is not covered by Medicare.

This discount program, which should not be confused with insurance, has no enrollment cost or monthly fees.

Information: 410-222-4464 or www.aahealth.org. You also can call the Senior Health Insurance Program.

Hospice to present talks on grief, loss

Laurel Burnett, a bereavement counselor from Hospice of the Chesapeake, will present "Growing Strength in the Seasons of Life: The Journey of Grief," from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. at the Pascal Senior Center, 125 Dorsey Road, Glen Burnie, on these dates:

Today: Cumulative Loss.

Aug. 22: The Power of Reminiscing. Take a bag lunch or eat at the center.

Registration. 410-222-6680.

Coupons are good at farmers' markets

Farmers' market coupons are available this summer for seniors age 60 and older who meet income eligibility guidelines.

Seniors must provide proof of enrollment in an assistance program.

A proxy form will be available for seniors who are allowed the benefit, but need a caregiver or family member to shop for them.

Sign-ups are available at Department of Aging and Disabilities' offices at 2666 Riva Road, Suite 400 in Annapolis, and 7320 Ritchie Highway in Glen Burnie.

The coupons are good for produce at all six county farmers' markets or at authorized markets throughout Maryland.

Information: 410-222-4464 or 410-222-6707.

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