Monday, May 21, 2018
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Train to assist folks with elder issues

COUNTYWIDE

Volunteers are needed to help senior citizens

Volunteers are needed in Hernando County to help with counseling and assistance to seniors regarding Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care planning, prescription drug assistance, supplemental insurance and Medicare fraud. Training will be provided through Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders, a statewide volunteer-based program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs. All training is provided free. An orientation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Jan. 11 at Elder Options, 100 SW 75th St., Gainesville. Registration is required by Friday. A basic training program will be offered Feb. 13 to 15 at Elder Options. Meals are provided and mileage reimbursed. Those who live more than 50 miles from Gainesville have an option of staying in a hotel and receiving full reimbursement during the training. To request a SHINE volunteer application packet, call (352) 692-5264 or toll-free 1-800-963-5337.

BROOKSVILLE

Luminarias offer a brighter relay

Luminaria bags are being sold to be displayed at the American Cancer Society's Brooksville Relay for Life, April 26 and 27 at Hernando High School. Each luminaria is personalized with a name and message. The bags will be illuminated after dark during the Relay for Life to remember loved ones lost to cancer or to honor those battling the disease. Luminarias may also be dedicated in support of a relay participant. Luminarias may be purchased through a donation on relayforlife.org/brooksvillefl (click on the luminaria link). For information about the local relay, call (352) 796-8567. For information about the American Cancer Society, call toll-free 1-800-227-2345 or visit cancer.org.

Today's picks

'Images in Clay and Ink' exhibit: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (closed from noon to 1 p.m.), Hernando County Fine Arts Council, 7468 Horse Lake Road, Brooksville. (352) 799-2627.

VFW Post 9236 Steak Shoot: 1 p.m., VFW Post 9236, 3435 Shoal Line Blvd., Hernando Beach. (352) 596-9236.

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