September & October 2019 Program Guide
The September-October 2019 Program Guide is now available. Registration opens on Tuesday, August 13 for members and Tuesday, August 20 for non-members. Please note that all Community Events are open for registration on August 13.
To view the Program Guide, please click here.
Recent Programming Changes
Please be advised that there have been some changes to programs in the July-August 2019 Program Guide which are listed below, if you have any questions, please call the NSC Front Desk at 847-588-8420. We apologize for any inconvenience.
- Low Impact Exercise - Classes cancelled for July & August
- Hot Air Balloons NSC Rebels Trip - Date has been changed to Wednesday, Sep 11
Volunteer Opportunity - These Feet Were Made for Walking
The Niles Senior Center is looking for a volunteer to lead our walking club, please contact Chrisann Fahy 847-558-8436 or firstname.lastname@example.org. We want to lift our mood and our feet through a free senior walking club.
Niles Community Block Party Volunteers Needed
Volunteer Orientation will be held on Wednesday, September 4 at 3:30 P.M.
Please contact Jaymi at (847) 588-8420 if interested.
Holiday Decorating Committee
Volunteers are needed for a holiday decorating committee. We are looking to transform the large party room into an amazing space.
F, Sep 20 & F, Oct 18 | 11:30am
Craft Fair & Vendor Fair
Niles Senior Center is looking for vendors to host a craft fair & vendor fair. *If you are interested in reserving a table as a vendor, please call Chrisann at 847-588-8436 as soon as possible. A $5.00 donation per table is required at the time of reservation. All donations will go to a family in need during the Holiday Season. Table reservations are on a first come, first serve basis.
Saturday, Nov 16 • 9:00am-2:00pm
Medicare Open Enrollment - What is Open Enrollment?
The Medicare Open Enrollment Period is an annual period of time (Oct 15-Dec 7) when current Medicare users can choose to re-evaluate part of their Medicare coverage (their Medicare Advantage and/or Part D plan) and compare it against all the other plans on the market. After re-evaluating, if you find a plan that is a better fit for your needs, you can then switch to, drop or add a Medicare Advantage or Part D plan. Medicare Advantage is also known as a “Part C” plan.
For more information, or assistance with reviewing your current plan, please contact the Senior Center.
Medicare Medicaid Alignment Initiative
The Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative (MMAI) is one of Illinois’ managed care programs. The program is for seniors and persons with disabilities who have full Medicaid and Medicare benefits. It operates in the Greater Chicago and Central Illinois Regions.
MMAI allows eligible beneficiaries in Illinois to receive their Medicare Parts A and B, Medicare Part D, and Medicaid benefits from a single Medicare-Medicaid Plan. Plans must provide all necessary Medicare and Medicaid covered services, including Medicaid waiver services.
For more information, please contact the Senior Center.
Register Early: A lot of planning goes into creating quality programs for our
members and guests. If you are interested in a program, please sign up early to ensure that your class is not cancelled. Registration may be made by cash, check, Visa, Mastercard or Discover. Credit card payments can also be made online. Registration by phone can only be made when an account credit is available to cover the entire cost.
Effective May 1, 2018, all program fees must be paid in full at time of registration. We are no longer able to hold a seat without payment. Individuals on a waitlist will be called if there is an opening and given 48 hours to provide payment. Waitlist payments must be made in person. If payment is not received, the next individual on the list will be contacted.
Fight Fraud: Guard Your Medicare Card
If you have Medicare, you can protect your identity and help prevent health care fraud by guarding your Medicare card like you would a credit card.
Identity theft from stolen Medicare Numbers is becoming more common. Medicare’s here to help by removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare cards and replacing them with a new, unique number for each person with Medicare. Medicare will mail new Medicare cards with the new numbers between April 2018 and April 2019.
Here are some important steps you can take to protect yourself from the identity theft that can lead to health care fraud:
• Don’t share your Medicare Number with anyone who contacts you by telephone, email or in person, unless you’ve given them permission in advance. Medicare will NEVER contact you (unless you ask us to) for your
Medicare number or other personal information.
• Don’t ever let anyone borrow or pay to use your Medicare Number.
• Review your Medicare Summary Notice to be sure you and Medicare are only being charged for actual items and services received.
If you’re looking to enroll in a Medicare plan:
• Remember there are no “early bird discounts” or “limited time offers.”
• Don’t let anyone rush you to enroll by claiming you need to “act now for the best deal.”
• Be skeptical of free gifts, free medical services, discount packages or any offer that sounds “too good to be true.”
If someone calls you and asks for your Medicare Number or other personal information, hang up and call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). To learn more about protecting yourself from identity theft and health care fraud, visit www.Medicare.gov/fraud or contact your local Senior Medicare Patrol (www.smpresource.org).
This message is brought to you by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If you have an account and an email address on file at the Niles Senior Center you may now register online for programs and events. Simply click on the "Online Registration" link to the left side of the page for further instructions and to register for events. If you do not have an account or email address on file at the NSC, please call us for assistance.
Tue Sep. 17Paint & Party Community Event
You don't have to be an experienced artist to create a work of art. We will learn how to paint a simple painting with step-by-step instructions, while enjoying dinner and two glasses of wine. Paint & Party is the perfect time to get together with family and friends. This is a Community event, everyone is welcome! September dinner includes a grilled chicken Caesar salad, roll and dessert.
Mon Sep. 23Flu Shot Clinic
First come, first serve basis. CVS accepts most insurance cards. High dose vaccine available for 65 and over and is covered by Medicare. Quadrivalent vaccine for 18 and over is covered by most insurance plans. Penumonia vaccine, including Prevnar, is available for 65 and over and is covered by Medicare.
Fri Sep. 27Free Hearing Screening - Lions of Illinois Foundation
The earlier it is detected, the better the chances are for a successful treatment. The van will be here on the day of the Fall BBQ.