Announcements on this page
are geared for "Seniors Events". For announcements pertaining to the
over-all general congregation please click on the "Bulletin Board"
navigation button on the left side of the screen to go to that section
of the website.
FREE MEDICAL AND DENTAL
Recently, during a local radio talk show, information concerning a free
clinic within the Jefferson City area was shared. I believe it is
called "Jefferson City Free Medical and Dental Clinic". If
I understood the information correctly, if you have no health insurance,
Medicare or Medicaid coverage, free medical and dental care may be
available to you on Thursday evenings at this clinic, provided by area
physicians and dentists. The free
clinic also has a short "medical only" clinic each week, on
Monday afternoons. In addition, staff provides assistance in applying to
pharmaceutical companies, who in some circumstances will assist you
with your prescription drugs. The telephone number of the clinic is
(573) 632-2777. It is my understanding that when you call the
clinic, if you
get a recording, staff will return your call when you leave a
If you do not have insurance coverage, Medicare, or Medicaid that
helps with the coverage of your prescription drugs.......you may be able
to get assistance from the drug manufacturer themselves. There is a
website where major pharmaceutical companies have listed their names,
drugs covered, and pertinent information on how to apply for assistance.
To receive this type of assistance, most companies ask that you have
someone (other than yourself) make the request. This can be a doctor,
nurse, personal attendant, caretaker, social worker, family member,
etc. Each manufacturer will state their guidelines, and requests
for application can be started online, by phone, or by mail.
If you, or anyone you know, needs assistance with being able to afford
their prescription drugs, this sight is highly recommended to provide
you with the precise information needed to contact the manufacturers of
your specific medications, and to help you understand the necessary
steps to making application for assistance to those companies. There is
also a host of other information made available at this site
The web address is: www.needymeds.com
Quick help for checking to see
if your prescription medication has an assistance program available:
1. At the website click on "Drug List" (on the left
hand side of the page).
2. Choose the letter of the alphabet that
the name of your prescription drug starts with. 3.
Click on your specific prescription medication name.
*** This should provide you with a page
that will first list all medications available from that manufacturer;
then (at the bottom of that page) the manufacturers name, contact
information, and guidelines for available assistance programs are
The following information was included in
the AARP Magazine:
How are cheats able to
charge calls to my phone?
First they call you, often posing as
service technicians "testing" your phone line, or as police officers
or emergency room workers. Depending on your service, they'll ask
you to dial *72, 72# or 90#, which activates your call-forwarding
function, and then a phone number. Scammers can then make
long-distance calls from that number and bill them to you. This
ruse, doable on landlines or cell phones, "surrenders" your phone
number to the scammers until you deactivate call forwarding, usually
by dialing *73.
SENIORS ALERT PERTAINING TO SCAM
frequently referred to as "Gypsies" or "Travelers," are often
teams of travelers, part of a network of roving teams offering
drive-by promises of cheap home repairs or pretending to be
servicemen from local utility companies.
intermarry and create massive families of scammers that go from
town to town, often preying on the elderly.
Scammers like to
stress that the repair must be made immediately.
Their work is
shoddy, e.g., they may use watered-down paint, or oil as
driveway sealant that washes away in the first rain.
Often, after they
start they jack up the price, claiming their original price
quote only related to labor, material is extra.
When the customer
objects, these people can sometimes be intimidating.
legitimate repairmen and contractors don't knock on your
door looking for business. Good, reputable contractors are
usually so busy they never quote low-ball prices for their
vehicles typically have out-of-state license plates; if they
have a business name, it is usually a generic one such as
"Asphalt Paving" or "Do It Rite Paving," spelled out in
stick-on vinyl lettering. Some vehicles are pulling a
listen to their voice. Travelers often speak in a cant, a
use last names such as Small, Harrison, Galvin, Holden,
Stanley and Cooper; and claim an Irish, Scottish, English,
German or Romanian heritage.
return to the same area year after year.
In many states
legitimate contractors carry their licenses. (NOTE: I
recently learned that workers having a business license
is not always a source of great comfort because licensing
agencies don't always do a good job of verifying information
on the application for the business license.)
If approached by
a drive-by repairman, it may serve you and neighbors well if
you notify the police ASAP (as soon as possible).
information on "Travelers," go online to the Office of the
District Attorney for Colorado's 4th Judicial District at
dao2.elpasoco.com, click on "Consumer Alerts and Tips," and
then on "Gypsies or Travelers--Home Repair."
TO PROTECT PRIVATE INFORMATION:
The following hints for
maintaining your private records was recently provided to me.
According to the source, these hints come from an attorney.
The hints may or may not be helpful to you. They are as follows:
(1) The next time you order checks have only your initials (instead of
first name) and last name printed on the checks.
If some takes your check book they will not know if you sign your
check with just your initials or your first name, but your bank will
know how you sign your checks.
(2) When you are writing checks to pay on your credit card accounts, do
not put the complete account number on the “For” line of the check.
Instead, put the last four numbers.
The credit card company knows the rest of the number and anyone
who might be handling your check as it passes through all the check
processing channels won’t have access to it.
(3) Put your work telephone number on your checks instead of your home
telephone number. If you
have a P.O. Box number use it instead of your home address.
Never have your Social Security Account Number printed on your
checks. If you need to use
it you can always write it in.
(4) Make a photocopy of records you normally carry with you in your
wallet (both sides), i.e., drivers license, social security number,
credit cards, insurance cards etc.
Maintain the photocopy in a safe place so you can easily retrieve
it if you need to report loss, theft etc. We have been informed that
when our credit cards are lost or stolen we should cancel them
immediately. But the key is
having the toll free numbers and your credit card numbers handy so you
know to whom you should report the loss or theft.
YOU AGE 55 OR ABOVE?
The "Seniors Program" consists of
Fairgrounds Road Church of
Christ members who are age 55 years old or above, and their spouses. If
you have reached this age group, please contact the Fairgrounds Road Church of
Christ office to assure that your records (name, address, telephone,
date-of-birth, etc.) is up to date. We would very much like for you to
join us in our work here at Fairgrounds Road. If you are uncertain what the
"Seniors Program" is about, please take one of the
"Seniors Program" brochures from one of the pamphlet racks,
go to the Seniors
Program page. Won't you please come
For questions or further information, please
Larry Murphy / Deacon - Seniors Program
/ Elder - Seniors Program