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.... THE WALSH COUNTY PRESS WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016 Pase 3 Walsh County Spotlight The merchants below are proud to announce: Sunshine Hospitality Home WalshTeam Meeting, Park River Team Walsh County of the Sunshine Hospitality Home will meet Wednesday, May 18 at 5:00pm at the Alexander House, Park River. Food & refreshments will be available. Volunteers from Park River, Grafton, Minto and Walsh County areas are welcome to attend to learn how they may help this cause. For more info aboutTeam Walsh County, contact Mandi Johnson at: dr.mandi.johnson@outlook.com COUNTY Park River PO Box 49 Park River titan 301 County Road 12B Park River Implement AUTO PA__ RTS 2841631 6 Park Adams ~ 944-2231 Grafton 352-3668 T I N TEO Michigan 259-2112 ' Bank & Insurance Hoop-le ~ 894-6123 Crystal ~ 657-2168 110 4th St. E Park River Jim's Super Valu 101 3rd St. W Park River For all your dinner needs! "Where Quality is Standard" RESIDENTIAL & COMMERCIAL NEW WORK OR REMODEL EMERGENCY SERVICE AVAILABLE Call 701 - 331 l 15 79 Scott Wedel, Owner saelectric. 14@g mail .com 6625145 Ave. NE 6rafton, ND COURT Park River, ND and 2 Bedroom A *Income Basq *ALL Utilities Paid *No Steps *Laundry on Site Call Katie @ 701-331-2939 -Walsh County Veterans Service Office Can veterans get i Questions i'evolving around hearing aids are among the most com- mon items that advocates discuss with veterans. The souring costs of assistive hearing devices over time has rendered some veterans inca- pable of being able to atIbrd the cost. In an attempt to try and make this processclear the main question that needs to be answered is: As veterans who can get hearing aids and what does that process look like? The best starting place for veterans to get hearing aids provided to them is through their VA healthcare provider. Veterans who are en- rolled in the VA healthcare system can go to their primary care physi- cian at VA clinic or VA medical center and ask to get a referral to audiology for hearing aids. The doctor will probably have your. ears cleaned and then if necessary they can provide a reconamendation to have you go to Fargo to start the process of testing of your hearing. The next option for veterans is for those veterans that are service connected at 0% or above for a hearing condition or 10% or above for any condition. These veterans can receive hearing aids from the VA directly. Those service connected veterans do not need a referral and can call and schedule themselves for an appointment through the Fargo VA audiology. The last resort for veterans is :'through a grant program that the North Dakota Department of Veterans Affairs has to provide hearing aids to veterans with low income. This grant program is available to all veterans that qualify based off of their financial situation. The Walsh County Veterans Service Office remains dedicated to assisting veterans with this process and providing information and guidance to you and your dependents. Please reach out and call the Walsh County Veterans Service Office at 701,352-5030 or stop by for a visit at 638 Cooper Avenue Suite 5 Grafton, ND 58237. Thank you for your service. Chris Kratochvil * WaLsh County Veterans Service Officer Administrative Building, 638 Cooper Ave Ste 5, Grafton By Jim Miller Dear Savvy Senio l'm approaching 65 and am in- terested in a Medicare Advantage plan to cover my health care and medications. What tips can you provide to help me pick a plan? Medicare Shopper Dear Shopper, miums and deductibles. Compare the maximum out-of-pocket costs plus the copays and coinsurance charged for doctor office visits, hospital stays, visits to specialists, prescription drugs and other medical services. This is important because if you choose an Advantage plan, you're not allowed to purchase a Medicare Advantage plans have Medigap policy, which means you'll become increasingly popular among be responsible for paying these ex- retirees over'the' 10 y ars aSI' e'n Ses out of your: own pocket. more than 30percent ofMediea ...... 'cdvei i e" Checi the'glan's participants are now enrolled in ah o ........ " formulary - the.list of prescription Advantage plan: Here are some tips and tools to help you pick a plan drugs covered - to be sure all the medications you take are covered that fits your needs, without excessive co-pays or re- First, let s Start with a quick re: quirements that you try less expen- view. Medicare Advantage plans (also known as Medicare Part C) are sive drugs first. govermnent approved health plans Dental, vision and hearing: Some sold by private insurance companies Advantage plans come with dental, that you can choose in place oforig- vision and laearing benefits, but are inal Medicare. The vast majority of often limited. Get the details on what Advantage plans are naanaged-care exactly is covered. policies sucla as HMOs or PPOs that Coverage while traveling: Most require you to get your care within Advantage plans limit you to using a network of doctors, in-network doctors only within a If you join an Advantage plan, the plan will provide all of your Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical insurance) coverage. Some plans even offer extra benefits like vision, dental and heating, and most plans include Part D prescription drug coverage too. You also need to know that the monthly premiums for many Ad- vantage plans are cheaper than if you got original Medicare, plus a sepa- rate Part D drug plan and a Medigap policy, but their deductibles and co- pays are usually higher. That makes these plans better suited for health- ier retirees. service area or geographic region, so find out what's covered if you need medical care when you're away from home. Out-of-network coverage: Check to see what's covered if you want to see a specialist in a hospital that is not in a plan's network. You can get a list of doctors and hospitals that take part in a plan on the plan's web- site. Retiree benefits: If you have employer-based retiree health cov- erage, be sure you speak with the benefits manager, because signing up for Medicare Advantage may void your coverage. How to Pick How to Enroll To help you pick a plan, a good Once you've selected a plan you first step is to call the office man- can enroll either on the agers of the doctors you use and find Medicare.gov website, over the out which Advantage plans they ac- phone at 1-800-MEDICARE, di- cept, and which ones they recom- rectly with your chosen plan or mend. Then go to the Medicare Plan through an insurance broker. Finder tool at Medicare.gov/find-a- If you need some help choosing plan and type in your ZIP code or a plan contact your State Health In- your personal information to corn- suranceAssistance Program (SHIP) pare health plans with drug cover- at Shiptacenter.org. Also see the age in your area. HealthMetrix Research Cost Share This tool also provides a five-star rating system that evaluates each Report atMedicareNewsWatch.com plan based on past customer satis- that lists the best Advantage plans fiaction and quality of care the plan based on health status. delivers. When comparing, here Sendyourseniorquestionsm:SavvySenio~; are some key points to consider: Pc), Box 5443, Nonmm, OK 73070, or v~sit &nvv- Senioroty. Jim Miller is a conOibulor to the NtJC Total costs: Look at the plan's en- ~)a,v sho~, and author of "The Samy Senior" tire pricing package, not just the pre- book Photos: Submitted Left: Darde Seboe-Einarson. Right: Jeremy Curran CAVALIER, N.D. -- Einar- She is excited to serve Pembina, son Law Office, PC has opened an Cavalier and Walsh County and to office at 119 Main Street West in expand her firm to offer more Cavalier. Einarson Law Office, varied services. She is licensed to PC's principal office location is at practice in Minnesota and North 640 Hill Avenue in Grafton. Cav- Dakota. alier hours are currently Mon- Einarson isjoinedbyCrookston days and Wednesdays. More ex- native, and North Dakota lawyer, panded hours are available at the Jeremy Curran. Mr. Curran has Grafton location, been with the firm since Decem- The firm currently has two at- ber of 2014. He has practiced ex- tomeys, Darcie Seboe-Einarson tensively in the family court area and Jeremy Curran. They areand hopes to focus more in the area hoping to announce the addition of of criminal defense while in Cav- an additional attorney soon. alier. Curran is presently licensed Seboe- Einarson was born and in ND and will be certified in me- raised in Park River, North Dako- diation this month. ta. The finn accepts cases in the ar- Darcie has focused for the past eas of divorce, custody, wills and many years on family practice planning, real estate, criminal de- matters. Seboe-Einarsonis acer- fense, mediation, guardian- tiffed mediator and also serves as ship/conservatorships and juvenile the municipal judge in Grafton. court services. What are you celebrating? Let us help share your excitement. Charges apply for open house invitations. That "Dabble" along for Dell's party Was a real exciting day Getting cards, seeing people and phone calls Deserves a thank you, I must say Oh, how the time does fly :, With stories told and pictures of the past Made lots and lots of memories That will always last and last The biggest surprise of all Were those who came from far away The Shindele's, .Dahlby's, Hankey's, Jean, May's, Jane, Mary Jo, and Judy Which made this a very special "Happy Birthday" I can't forget my nieces Who worked hard and planned this 90th party And also, a gracious thanks to all who came Making this go down in history Again, thanks to everyone God love you all, Adele Hankey Correction: The ending of the Savvy Senior column from last week was cut off. 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