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Staff Report

Next SAR meeting Eagle Scout Program subject at next SAR meeting

Doug Brown, chairman of the Sons of the American Revolution Eagle Scout Committee, will be the guest speaker at the Sept. 6 luncheon meeting of the South Shore Sons of the American Revolution to be held at Freedom Plaza at noon. He will talk about scouting in relation to the other SAR programs designed to honor and encourage young men in their quest to earn the designation Eagle Scout from the Boy Scouts, and emphasize the SAR ideals of patriotism and citizenship. Brown has served as district advancement chairman in four Scout Councils. He is the recipient of the Unit Leader Award, Silver Beaver Award, Daniel Beard Masonic Scout Award and District Award of Merit. He has an associate’s degree in electrical engineering from Penn State University and retired from the Navy Seabees after serving 33 years in the reserves. For information on the luncheon, call Bill Love at (813) 634-2749.

Share your knowledge of Medicare

Learn how to be a Senior Medicare Patrol volunteer in your community. SMP volunteers offer information to seniors on how to protect themselves from Medicare fraud through outreach at community health fairs, senior fairs, expos and/or group presentations. A comprehensive, one-day training will be offered. Cost for transportation is reimbursed and meals are provided. For more information and an application , call (866) 357-6677.

Report this scam

Have you been scammed by Carefree Vacation Services Inc.? If you gave money to this business or a similar business for travel plans and lost money, it’s important that you make contact with local and state agencies to report it. The owner’s name is Jeffrey Fox, and the business is currently closed and has filed for bankruptcy protection in Federal Court, but there are options for you to take action. Eric Olsen of the Hillsborough County Consumer Protection department is working with law enforcement and other agencies, and he needs to hear from you. Contact him at olsene@hillsboroughcounty.org or (813) 903-2238.

Learn all about Medicare

Sun Towers, 101 Trinity Lakes Drive, will host a meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 on Medicare Preventive Services. It will give an overview of the low- or no-cost screenings now available to original Medicare and Medicare Advantage beneficiaries. Another topic will be Bridging the Gap, which will provide information about the coverage gap or “doughnut hole” and techniques and tips on how to deal with it. The presenter will be from the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program, West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging Inc. For more information, call Debbie Caneen at (813) 892-2990.

Mind Boost! seminar is Sept. 30

The Sun City Area Chamber of Commerce, 1651 Sun City Plaza, will host a 90-minute workshop starting at 10 a.m. designed to increase area residents’ awareness of mind/brain health and to encourage them to take active steps to maintain brain wellness. The facilitator will be Edmond Dubreuil of The Community Wellness Center. All are welcome.

The cost for the workshop is $5 per person. Coalition members get in free. The program curriculum was developed by the South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging, with monetary support from the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay and Sun Towers. The nonprofit coalition is continually seeking members, volunteers and donations. Visit www.mentalhealthandaging.org or call (813) 419-4902 for additional information.

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