Veterans Coffee Update

Posted on 01. Dec, 2017 by in Information & Referral, Peer Support

    Don Timmons, Veteran, Army, 1969 & 1970 Hospice & Palliative CareCenter and Rowan Hospice & Palliative Care Community Partnership and Veterans Support Coordinator If you have questions about Hospice care, please call or email: 336 331-1309   don.timmons@hospicecarecenter.org   We are winding down the year and it has been another great one for the […]

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Don’t Be a Shot Dodger! Join Team Flu Dodger!

Posted on 01. Dec, 2017 by in Community Education & Awareness, Information & Referral

The Division of Public Health’s Immunization Branch has launched a new ad campaign encouraging seasonal flu vaccination. The campaign debunks the common excuses people use to “dodge the shot” and avoid getting a vaccination. Watch the ads on the DHHS YouTube channel and find out where you can get a vaccination at flu.nc.gov.

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N.C. Aquariums to Offer Reduced Admission for Low-Income Families Starting Nov. 1

Posted on 08. Nov, 2017 by in Community, Information & Referral

Beginning Nov. 1, admission fees at North Carolina aquariums will be reduced for patrons presenting an Electronic Benefits Transfer, or EBT, card along with a valid form of photo identification. Under the new program, adult admission will be $3 and $2 for children ages 3-12. Up to four individuals can be admitted with each EBT […]

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October is Disability Employment Awareness Month

Posted on 17. Oct, 2017 by in Advocacy, Community, Community Education & Awareness, Information & Referral

  Congress designated each October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). The Office of Disability Employment Policy has the lead in planning NDEAM   activities and materials to   increase the public’s awareness of the contributions and skills of American workers with disabilities. Various programs carried out throughout the month also highlight the specific      employment barriers […]

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In Memory of Our Dear Friend Ken

Posted on 16. Oct, 2017 by in Community, Information & Referral

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Social Security Benefits to get A Small Boost in 2018

Posted on 13. Oct, 2017 by in Information & Referral, News

Millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2 percent increase in benefits next year. It’s the largest increase since 2012 but comes to only $25 a month for the average beneficiary. The Social Security Administration announced the cost–of-living increase Friday. The COLA affects benefits for more than 70 million U.S. residents, […]

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VET COFFEE MEETING

Posted on 03. Oct, 2017 by in Advocacy, Community, Community Education & Awareness, Information & Referral

  Special November Veterans Events & Activities Friday, November 10 @ 11 am – Veterans Day Ceremony @ Hospice & Palliative CareCenter (FOLLOWED BY A LIGHT LUNCH) 101 Hospice Lane, W-S.  Saturday, November 11, Veterans Day Parade downtown Winston-Salem Saturday, November 11, Veterans Day Parade, Mooresville (special invitation to female Veterans to walk or ride […]

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Don’t Give Out your Social Security Number Just Because Someone Asks

Posted on 02. Oct, 2017 by in Community, Community Education & Awareness, Information & Referral, News

According to the Social Security Administration, you are not required to give out your SSN except to employers and financial institutions, which use them for tax reporting purposes. “Giving the number is voluntary even when asked for the number directly,” SSA  If requested, the Administration suggests that consumers ask why and how the number is […]

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Congress Is Back – Help Protect Our Rights.

Posted on 05. Sep, 2017 by in Advocacy, Information & Referral

Congress Is Back – Help Protect Our Rights. Congress has returned from recess and it’s time for us to gear up for another round of the fight. We may have defeated the healthcare bill, but Medicaid is still in danger. The proposed budget would cut $610 billion from Medicaid and $72 billion from Social Security […]

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Governor Cooper Signs Law to Make Traffic Stops Safer for Deaf, Hard of Hearing

Posted on 04. Aug, 2017 by in Community, Information & Referral, News

Aug. 3, 2017 — Legislation that allows Deaf and Hard of Hearing citizens to request a designation for their driver’s license from the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles was signed into law last week by Governor Roy Cooper. The bill, HB 84, passed with unanimous, bi-partisan support and will make interactions between law enforcement and […]

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