stretch of Alt. U.S. 19 to close for two weeks
Alt. U.S. 19 between State Road 580 in Dunedin and Sunset Point Road in Clearwater will be closed Monday through Sept. 24 for ongoing stormwater drainage repairs. Traffic will be rerouted along those two east-west streets and onto the north-south Patricia and Highland avenues. View a detour map at dunedingov.com/Docs/orangewood/alt19_detour.pdf.
History program begins today
The Pinellas County Historical Society will begin its 12-month program, "Pinellas by the Decades," at 2 p.m. today at Heritage Village, 11909 125th St. N, Largo. The program is being conducted to coincide with the Pinellas County centennial and its independence from Hillsborough County. The first installment is "From Punta Pinal to Peerless Pinellas,'' and will focus on the early settlement along the Pinellas Peninsula from the Armed Occupation Act of 1842 through the years before independence from Hillsborough County. For a list of upcoming lectures and more information, visit pinellascounty.org/heritage.
Seminars offered on Medicare
Clearwater's Aging Well Center, in cooperation with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs agency SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders), will host three seminars for older adults who have questions regarding their Medicare choices for the coming year. In conjunction with the annual Medicare election period from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, SHINE officials will discuss Medicare coverage Oct. 11, Nov. 8 and Dec. 6 at 2:30 p.m. at the Aging Well Center, 1501 N. Belcher Road. Pre-registration is recommended. Please call (727) 562-3070. For those who have individual concerns, SHINE volunteers will also provide assistance at the Aging Well Center by appointment only from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday beginning Oct. 4. Those seeking help should bring along a list of their medications, names of health care providers they would prefer, and any applicable documentation from their existing providers such as an annual notice of change regarding costs and coverage for the upcoming year. For more information, call (727) 562-3070.
Seniors center to host discussion
The Senior Citizens Services Center, 1204 Rogers St., Clearwater, is holding "Medicare Choices Simplified,'' at 11 a.m. Thursday. The program will include discussion on Medicare Part A through Part D, and the options included with each one. For more information, call the center at (727) 442-8104.
'Young at Heart' event Thursday
The Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, 1500 16th St., will host its annual "Young at Heart" Senior Fun Fest from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. The free event will feature health screenings, pneumonia and flu shots (with proper insurance), bingo and treats. For more information, call (727) 771-6000, or visit www.phrec.org.
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