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January 21, 2014

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ABWA

 The regular monthly meeting of the American Business Women's Association (ABWA) was held Jan. 13 at the Kinsloe House. President Suzanne Plyer called the meeting to order. After the invocation and Pledge of Allegiance, the club welcomed guests Stephanie Sanders and Christina Smith of Double Trouble Duds, Glenda Brooks of Texas Farm Bureau in Fairfield and Sylvana Nzang of Marathon Oil in Fairfield.

The business meeting was conducted after dinner. ABWA member Lou Ann Allen advised the group that planning is underway for the club's annual golf tournament which will be held April 12 at the Corsicana Country Club. Proceeds from this fundraiser provide scholarships. ABWA member Betty Stokes presented names of spring scholarship recipients for approval. Members voted to award $1,000 scholarships each to LaVonna Phillips, Emily Davis, Katilyn Miles and Morgan Burnett.

Program for the evening was IOOF Event Center coordinator Amy Roberts. Amy gave a very informative presentation on the event center and the many different activities that have and can be held in the center.

Next month's meeting will be Feb. 10 at the Kinsloe House beginning at 6 p.m.

Piecemakers’ Quilt Guild

The Piecemakers’ Quilt Guild of Corsicana will gather at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4 for “meet and greet.” The regular session begins at 10 a.m. with a short business meeting followed by a program. Well-known quilt instructor and author, Winnie Fleming, will present a lecture.

After a short lunch break Fleming will teach our members a class on mitered borders.

Guild meetings are held at the Westhill Church of Christ on the first Monday of the month. Visitors are welcome. Please join us and enjoy the knowledge, fellowship and fun.

For questions or more information, call Judy Dulworth (972-825-6364) or Sue Cochran (903-695-0589)

NARFE

Tina Rider, the North Texas Long Term Care Ombudsman, spoke at the recent NARFE meeting on an array of programs available to the aging population. Rider supervises the ombudsmen in the Area Agency on Aging (AAA) in a 14-county area in North Central Texas and operates as part of the North Central Texas Council of Government (NCTCOG). The program she supervises provides residents in long-term care facilities with an objective resource to assist with any concerns they have about their care. She talked about Nursing Homes and Independent Living facilities and their different missions and goals. There are some good and some bad facilities in Texas and advised to closely research a facility before making a final decision.  As the Ombudsman, she monitors the quality of services and needs of the aging population in her area of responsibility. She always puts the needs of the residents before anything else, and claimed her calling is to protect and serve the resident. Rider spoke about the North Central Texas Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) in Ellis County which helps people get connected to services. There is no cost for ADRC services. They help with eligibility services, benefits counseling, care coordination, caregiver support, legal assistance, grandparents raising grandchildren, meals and light housing keeping. The Long Term Care Ombudsman helps residents in nursing homes and assisted living facilities who have concerns about their quality of care. If you want to know about services in your community call 2-1-1, you can learn of federal, state and local services for older adults and their family caregiver. There was a question and answer following her outstanding presentation. NARFE members greatly appreciated her candor and dedication for her valuable service to the community.

For NARFE membership information please contact the closest NARFE representative to you, in Corsicana call 903-874-3092, in Ennis call 214-949-6197, in Waxahachie call 214-850-4783, in Red Oak call 412-722-3607, and in Midlothian call 972-775-2463.  

NARFE is the only organization dedicated solely to protecting and preserving the benefits of all federal workers and retirees. NARFE informs you of any developments and proposals that affect your compensation, retirement and health benefits, and provides clear answers to your benefit questions.

 

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