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AARP DRIVER SAFETY: This class, developed by AARP, is designed especially for senior motorists. Participants 55 and older who complete the course will qualify for a reduction in their insurance premiums. Discounts and duration of discounts vary by insurance companies. The course covers a wide range of driving situations. There are no tests. A nominal fee of $14 per person is required. AARP members (proof of membership required) can receive a $2 discount. Class size is limited and they are offered on a first come first serve basis, so pre-registration is required. Most classes are 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. unless otherwise noted. Attendance on both days is required for course completion. To register, or for further information, call the phone number listed for the class you would like to attend. Next classes are July 16th and 17th at the Ocean Shores Convention Center. For more information call Joe Reason (360) 589-3012.

NORTH BEACH SENIOR RESOURCE CENTER: The North Beach Senior Resource Center is offering a clearing house of information for seniors, advising what services are available for their use and how to get access to them. They are available to family members and caregivers of those seniors who need help finding resources, including information on Veteran affairs. The center has arranged to provide information by personal visit or call (360) 289-3352 and leave a message for the volunteers. The center is open on Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the Ocean Shores United Methodist Church, 557 Pt. Brown Ave. NW. Also, volunteers from SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) will be available on the first, second and third Thursdays of the month from noon to 2:00 p.m. to assist you with your Medicare and other Health Insurance related questions.

PINOCHLE GAMES: The Hoquiam Senior Center will be hosting pinochle games on Mondays and Fridays and the Aberdeen Senior Center on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 1:00 p.m. All seniors are welcome. Please call the Hoquiam Senior Center at (360) 532-5868 for more information.

SENIOR NUTRITION: Meals, sponsored by Coastal Community Action Program, are served Monday through Friday at 12:00 p.m. at the Aberdeen (360) 533-3311, Hoquiam (Emerson Manor) (360) 532-5868 and Elma (360) 482-2377 senior centers, in Grays Harbor, and Raymond (360) 942-5739 and Ilwaco (360) 642-3990 in Pacific County, for all senior citizens 60 years of age and older. Hot/frozen Meals-on-Wheels services are available throughout Grays Harbor and Pacific County. These meals are for seniors, 60 years of age and older, who are homebound and/or unable to fix their own meals. A donation of $3.50 per meal is suggested, although no one will be denied a meal. For more information please call the CCAP office at (360) 533-5100, Ext. 119 for details.

WESTPORT SENIOR CENTER: Meals are served daily at 12:00 p.m. (cost $1.00). Open to everyone (360) 268-0156.

OCEAN SHORES GOOD NEIGHBOR CENTER (SENIOR CENTER): 805 Ocean Shores Blvd. Lunch Mon. thru Sat., 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Sunday breakfast 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. Open to everyone. A $4.00 donation is suggested; however no one will be turned away. Please call the Sr. Center at (360) 289-2801 for more information or if you would like to become a Senior Center volunteer.

SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION: You can help a loved one apply for retirement benefits in as little as 15 minutes or Medicare in as little as 10, with a visit to www.socialsecurity.gov. There are a number of other things you can help your loved ones do online. Use the Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool to see whether they qualify for benefits. Or use the Retirement Estimator for an instant and personalized estimate of their retirement benefits. Take advantage of the information and services available online at www.socialsecurity.gov.

SENIOR INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE/O3A: We look forward to serving you from our offices located at 2700 Simpson Ave., Aberdeen. You supply the questions and we supply the information. We are an information resource for seniors 60 and older. You may stop by for assistance and/or a Senior Resource Directory for Grays Harbor or Pacific County, or call our office at (360) 532-0520 or 1-800-801-0060 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. You may access additional information by visiting our web site, http://www.o3a.org/. Thank you for your support.

DIABETES INFORMATION: SeaMar Comm. Health Center is offering a Diabetes Support Group meeting every Monday at 5:30 p.m. at the clinic, 1813 Sumner Ave, Aberdeen. For more information please call (360) 537-4213.

HOME CARE REFERRAL REGISTRY: The Home Care Referral Registry serves consumers/clients receiving in-home care services through the Department of Social and Health Services or those on the COPES (Community Options Program Entry System) program. They are also helping clients receiving services through the Division of Developmental Disabilities find the right Individual Provider. The Referral Registry matches pre-qualified, pre-screened, individual providers with Medicaid eligible clients who need in-home care services. Please stop by their Aberdeen office located at 2700 Simpson Ave., Suite 207. If you have questions or need an application please contact Katrine at (360) 538-8875 or Chris at (360) 538-2440. The Referral Registry also serves Pacific County at the O3A Raymond office, located at 430 3rd St., Raymond, WA. Please call Linda at (360) 942-2177.

MEDICARE HEALTH INSURANCE: The Olympic Area Agency on Aging and SHIBA (Statewide Health Insurance Benefits Advisors) provide answers to Medicare Health Insurance Questions. Are you happy with your current health insurance coverage? Does your current Medicare plan meet your needs? We supply free information on Medicare, Medicare prescription drug plan options, and Medicare Advantage plans. Please call either (360) 538-2443 or (360) 538-2444 for additional information.

HOTLINE/ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES: If there is any questionable abuse or neglect, do not hesitate to call toll free at 1-877-734-6277.

Meetings hosted by Olympic Area Agency on Aging provides sites which are accessible to persons with disabilities. Reasonable accommodations for people with disabilities can be arranged with advance 7 day notice by contacting Paulette at 1-866-582-1487 or (360) 538-2457 or by email at dodgepj@dshs.wa.gov.

Source: Olympic Area Agency on Aging and Senior Information & Assistance. Please visit our website at http://www.o3a.org/