Volunteers sought for SHINE program
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs needs volunteers in Hernando County for its SHINE program (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders), a statewide volunteer program offering counseling and assistance with Medicare, Medicaid, long-term care planning, prescription drug assistance, supplemental insurances and Medicare fraud. Volunteers attend six days of training.
The introductory training session will begin at 9:30 a.m. and last no later than 4:30 p.m. Jan. 27 at the Elder Options office, Suite 222, 5700 SW 34th St., Gainesville. Phase I training is Feb. 8-10; Phase II is Feb. 23-24.
Mileage is reimbursed at the state rate. Lunch will be provided. Registration required. Call toll-free at 1-800-963-5337.
Support group forms for lesbians, gays
An organizational meeting of PFLAG/Hernando (Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays) will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 10 in the fellowship hall at Spring Hill United Church of Christ, 4244 Mariner Blvd.
The purpose of the meeting is to establish the local chapter for education and support of people facing issues related to sexual orientation or gender identity.
PFLAG is a national, nonprofit organization. Another meeting will be at 7 p.m. Jan. 24.
For information, call (352) 597-4041, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or visit online at pflag.org.