Medicare’s annual open enrollment period will be Oct. 15. 15 thru Dec. 7.. This is the only time most individuals will be allowed to change Part D drug plan or Medicare Advantage plan to one that may better suit an individual’s needs. Currently for 2017, St. Johns County has 20 “stand alone” drug plans that work with Original Medicare. The premiums range from $18 to $174 per month with an average of $66. There are 10 Medicare Advantage plans that include drug coverage (4 HMOs and 6 PPOs).
If you currently have a Part D drug plan you should get three booklets regarding your plan: a Notice of Changes, a Formulary and an Evidence of Coverage. These will explain your 2018 plan. If you would like to explore other choices, COA’s Prescription Assistance Program can help. Dick Wallis is available each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon in the Partner’s Office at River House, 179 Marine St. Call 904-209-3655 for an appointment
THE PLAYERS COMMUNITY SENIOR CENTER: 175 Landrum Lane, Ponte Vedra Beach announce a new class being offered on Monday morning and Friday afternoon.
Starting Monday, Aug. 21 from 9 to 10a.m. and Friday Aug. 25 from 1 to; 2:30 p.m. ESOL classes are back at THE PLAYERS.
In addition to ESOL Classes they also teach Citizenship for those wishing to become American Citizens. The ESOL Mission is: To decrease barriers to employment and higher education, improve quality of life, and prepare individuals for community and civic participation.
ESOL classes help our non-English speakers to learn English and become better writers and speakers of English.
The classes are free of charge. There is a fee for books.
If you, or anyone you know, is interested in taking advantage of these classes please contact us or visit on the day/time of the class RSVP to 904-280-3233.
Ageless Grace is a cutting-edge brain fitness program based on neuroplasticity that activates all 5 functions of the brain – analytical, strategic, kinesthetic learning, memory/recall, creativity and imagination – and simultaneously addresses all 21 physical skills needed for lifelong optimal function. The movements are designed to be performed seated in a chair. Almost anyone can do them, regardless of most physical conditions. This 4-week session will begin Tuesday, Sept. 5 (5, 12, 19, and 26) from 2-30 p.m., at River House, 179 Marine Stt. Cost for each class is $4 for members and $5 for non-members. Call 209-3655 for reserve your place.
Join Cami for a fun day of learning the techniques of what is known today as “Faux Calligraphy” or Hand Lettering. The class is planned Thursday, Sept. 21 from 10a.m. – noon at River House, 179 Marine St. No experience is necessary and all supplies are included in the cost. Cost for members is $50 and $55 for non-members. Space is limited and advanced payment and reservations are required by Monday, Sept. 11. Call 209-3655 to register.