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Elder Affairs' SHINE program needs volunteers


state elders program needs volunteers

Volunteers are needed to serve as counselors for the Florida Department of Elder Affairs' SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program. SHINE counselors offer information and assistance with Medicare (including supplemental insurance and prescription drugs), long-term care planning and pharmaceutical assistance programs. Free comprehensive training is provided, and mileage expenses are reimbursed. Basic computer skills are mandatory. Bilingual people are encouraged to apply. For information, call the Elder Helpline toll-free at 1-800-262-2243.


Knights to host dance Sept. 6

The Frankie Dee New York Orchestra will perform at a dance from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 10470 Spring Hill Drive. Tickets are $11 per person. Those attending can bring food and snacks. A cash bar will be available and door prizes will be awarded. Tickets are $11 and can be purchased at the K of C Hall or by calling Mary at (352) 596-9486.

Donate concrete blocks for nursery

The Spring Hill Garden Club is in need of concrete blocks (8 by 8 by 6) for the plant nursery at 1489 Parker Ave. The blocks will be used for a project to provide raised planting beds for handicap access and three-tiered plant displays in the nursery. Donations of blocks can be dropped off at the nursery any time. For help with unloading large drop-offs, call (352) 683-9933. The nursery is open from 9 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Saturdays. Proceeds from sales support the maintenance of the nursery, landscaping at the waterfall entrance at Spring Hill Drive and Commercial Way and the Nature Coast Botanical Gardens that are adjacent to the nursery.

Today's meetings

Hernando County Local Mitigation Strategy Committee, 9:30 a.m., Emergency Operations Center, 18900 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville.

Withlacoochee Long-Term Care Ombudsman Council, 10 a.m., Lake Panasoffkee Parks and Recreation Community Center, West Wing, 1582 County Road 459, Lake Panasoffkee.

Citrus/Hernando Waterways Restoration Council's Hernando County Task Force, 3:30 p.m., Springs Coast Environmental Education Center, 9170 Cortez Blvd., Weeki Wachee.

Today's pick

Adult co-ed volleyball games: 7-9 p.m., Jerome Brown Community Center, 99 Jerome Brown Place, off Darby Lane, Brooksville. $3 per person. (352) 544-5498.

Hernando deaths

Christian, William Francis III

Fiermonte, Sheila R.

Giles, Thomas "Tom"

Gonzales, Roger P.

Harnish, Rosemary

Kay, Nobuko

Kerin, Sylvia C.

Marti, Edwardo

McDougal, Judith A.

Sheren, Edward

Tallman, Mary

This list is from detailed obituaries published in Section B.

Elder Affairs' SHINE program needs volunteers 08/27/08 [Last modified: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 2:20pm]
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