Rummage sale benefits center
The Center for Independence, which works with people who have developmental disabilities, will have a benefit rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the center's office, 13910 Fivay Road. For information, call (727) 809-3243.
Half-price sale at Second Chance
The Second Chance Thrift Shop will have a half price sale on glasses and dishes throughout September. The shop is at Faith United Methodist Church, 12128 State Road 52. For information, call (727) 856-5000, ext. 4.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Church's thrift shop plans sale
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church's Thrift Shop, will have a half-price sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays Thursday through Sept. 9 at the shop at 5326 Charles St. Closed Labor Day. For information, call (727) 846-1378.
NEW PORT RICHEY
Prayer conference starts Thursday
New Beginnings Christian Ministry Inc. has planned a prayer conference this week at the church, 6432 Delaware Ave. The conference begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday and ends Saturday evening. A prayer breakfast is at 8:45 a.m. Saturday.
Topics include praying in the spirit, intercessory prayer and faith and prayer. For information or reservations, call Mother Lena Dixon at (352) 688-4158.
Medicare information, help offered before enrollment
The Medicare annual enrollment period runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Those 65 or older who qualify for Medicare should take time now to review their current health care and prescription drug coverage to decide if changes are needed.
Information is available from SHINE — Serving the Health Insurance Needs of the Elderly — a program by Florida Area Agency on Aging. The group has planned two Medicare seminars from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 13 and Oct. 12 at CARES Musunuru, 12417 Clock Tower Parkway. Representatives from SHINE will answer questions about Medicare parts A, B, C and D and about the 2011 open enrollment period. For information, call CARES at (727) 863-6868 or SHINE toll-free at 1-800-861-8111.
Paul Hall, a trained volunteer for SHINE, will be at the Pasco County Extension office at the county fairgrounds in Dade City every Friday and available for one-on-one counseling appointments.
Those interested should provide a list of prescribed medications, providers (doctors, pharmacies, etc.) they currently use or want to use, and any notices from an existing plan (i.e., Annual Notice of Change). To make an appointment, call the toll-free Elder Helpline at 1-800-963-5337.