The Elders/Caregiver program provides a healthy lunch and social interaction for elders five days a week. Lunch is served Monday-Thursday and breakfast on Fridays. Every Wednesday lunch is served at Tribal Administration building where blood pressure checks and diabetes counseling are offered from the Samish Health Nurse.
Samish Elders and Caregiver Program
*Lunch: Monday-Thursday at 11:30
*Breakfast Friday at 9:00
*Free Blood Pressure Checks
Wednesday’s the Elders beading group and cribbage club meet at the Samish Indian Nation Administration building. Tuesday’s are soup and salad bar and Friday’s we serve Breakfast at the Longhouse. We provide medical and nutritional resource and referral services. We had several clinics this year including several diabetes foot clinics, a dementia lecture, and a women’s heart health lecture.
Please remember that Samish tribal members eat free and that non-members are asked to pay $3.00 to help support the program. Thank you to Sue for preparing the program’s delicious meals each day, and especially now with our fresh and healthy choices! Hope to see you all come by!
Medicare Open Enrollment Information
The Open Enrollment Period for changing your Medicare coverage is from October 15, 2012 through Dec 7, 2012. This means this is the time when you can change how you receive your Medicare…with Original Medicare A and B or through a Medicare Advantage Plan. It is also when you can change the Part D (medication) coverage that you have.
If you need assistance sorting through the options available to you, you can get help from Joanne or Erin in Contract Health Services at (360) 899-5454. They have been trained by the Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner to be able to offer this assistance to you. Please call for an appointment.
The above link is another resource for those who may be elderly, households with children, foster care, taking care of a relative. Has information about food assistance, prescription medicine assistance and other needs.