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WA LSH COUNTY PRESS - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER I0, 202i w. .. .--.n..... Pae3 Here'and ready to fill your needs, Wr’nr Glut Locally owned and operated, Grafton Drug is more than a pharmacy. We offer a unique selection of giftware, puzzles, candy, kitchen items, cards, and more. Gift wrap with purchase. Wals h Cou n‘ry S potl ig hf The merchants below are proud to announce: Rinde Family benefit, Hoople A benefit for the Stacie Rinde Family will be held from 4.00 800 pm. on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Gully's Bar and Grill in Hoople, N.D. If you can't attend the benefit but would still like to donate, here are some other options: Checks can be made out to Fight for Sta- cie. Monetary donations can be mailed to Gate City Bank, 3909 |3th Avenue South, Fargo, ND 58l03. Online donations are boosted by 20% at htqasJ/Ienda- handup.org, search for Stacie Rinde. Park River PO Box .49 , 284-6333 Park River 301 County Road 128 284-71 1 5 @7337 AUTO PARTS ALSH COUNTY ESS Gpod . amanran society“ Pam: RIVER Park River Implement 284-631 6 Park River 284-7244 \——¥—— gamer-ea ra on ~ 1FIRST UNITED M'Iilchi an 33293123 2 i 00 e ~ 110 4th St. E Park River 284-7221 284-6433 Jim’s SuperValu ‘ 101 3rd St. w Park River For all your dinner needs! New Menu Items and Daily Specials Monday through Friday Highway 17 East - Park River 701 -2847007 " By Jim Miller '- Dear Savvy Senior; Do you know of any financial as- sistance program that can help sen- iors with home improvement proj- ects? would like to help my grand- parents make a few modificatrbns to their house so they can continue liv— ing there safely, but money is tight. Searching Grandson Dear Searching, Yes! There are a number of fi- nancial aid programs available that can help seniors with home modi— fications and improvement projects for aging-in—place, but what’s avail- able to your grandparents will de- pend on their financial situation and where they live. Here are some dif- ferent/options to explore. ‘ Medicare Advantage benefits: While original Medicare does not typically pay for home improve- ments, if your grandparents are en— rolled in a Medicare Advantage (Part C) plan, it may offer some aid , for modifications based on need. Contact their Medicare Advantage provider to see if this is available. Medicaid waivers: Ifyour grand- parents are low-income and eligible for Medicaid, most states have Medicaid Home and Community Based Services waivers that provide financial assistance to help seniors avoid nursing homes and remain liv- ing at home. Each state has differ- ent waivers, eligibility requirements and benefits. Contact your Medicaid oflice (see Medicaid. gov) for in- formation. ‘ Non-Medicaid government as- sistance: Many state governments and several agencies within the federal government have programs that help low to moderate income seniors, who aren’t'eligible for‘ Medicaid with home modifications. For example, the Department of Housing and Urban Development offers HUD Home Improvement Loans by private lenders. Contact a HUD approved counseling agency (call 800-5 69—4287) to learn more. And the US. Department of Agriculture has a Rural Develop— ,ment program that provides grants and loans to rural homeowners. Your local USDA service center (see oflices.sc.egov.usda. gov) can give you more for information. Many states also have financial assistance programs known as nurs- ing home diversion programs. These programs, which‘may include grants or loans or a combination, helps pay for modifications that enable the eld- erly and disabled to remain living at home. Modifications covered typ- ically include accessibility im- provements like wheelchair ramps, ’which can be used for home im- Kartes graduates from Marine boot Camp: Crystal man was one of 47 I recruits in platoon 1049 SAN DIEGO —- Private Caleb J. Kartes age 18, of Crystal gradu- ated from the United States Marine Corps boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego on Oct 29. Kartes, a 2021 graduate ofVal- Icy-Edinburg successfully com- pleted basic training at MCRD San Diego as one of 47 recruits in Training Platoon 1049. He will re- port to Camp Pendleton for 29 days after a 10 day leave. He will receive orders for his Military Oc- cupation Specialty (MOS) and then report to MOS school. He is the son of Jeremy Kartes (Crystal) and Mary Kartes (Grafton), Grandpar— ents, Gail Kartes (Edinburg) and Betty and Dave Brurri (Syracuse NY), Great Grandparent Ivy Kartes (Walhalla). Edinburg’ brings in 19 volunteers EDINBURG, N.D. —— Edinburg community hosted a blood drive with Vitalant on October 4 at Edinburg Community Center which helped col- lect a total of 17 units of blood products for patients in need. Atotal of 19 individuals volunteered to donate blood and 14 individuals were able to donate at the Vitalant blood drive on October 4. A total of three donors also came forward to donate Power Red Cells (2RBC) which collects two units of red blood cells while returning platelets, plasma and a saline solution back to the donOr. , Vitalant expressed their gratitude to Lynette Langerud and Beverly Ham- mer, who co-coordinated the drive, and American Legion Auxiliary which sponsored the blood drive, Edinburg Community Center for providing the location, as well as others who assisted the day of the drive: Judy Geir for her help with refreshments. Living through a pandemic can lead to many uncertainties, although one thing we are sure of, is that the need for blood never ceases. Blood is" only useable for 42 days, so a‘ constant Supply is always needed; no matter the season. Each day in this region to keep up with patient needs including preemies, surgery patients, accident Victims and those battling cancer, 250 volunteer blood donors are needed daily! Donors can make a convenient appointment to give blood at donors.vitalant.org or by calling 877-25-VITAL. Withzeach donation, donors receive a free total cholesterol test and earn reward points! Blood donation takes about an hour from check-in to refreshments, while the blood draw typically taking less than 10 minutes. Donors can save about 20 minutes by completing their Health History Questionnaire the day they donate on www.vita1ant.org/health er fope Santa Saturday, seeks vendors PARK RIVER, N.D. —Afi:er a long 2020, we are excited to be planning for Super Santa Saturday 2021! The Holiday Mall is sched- uled for Dec. 4, 2021 from Noon to 4:00 pm. Please note the time SAWY I 2!. handrails and grab bars. To find out if there are pro- grams in your grandparent’s area, contact the city or county housing authority, the local Area Aging Agency (800-677-1 116) or the state housing finance agency — see NC- SHA.org/housing-help. Veteran benefits: Ifyour either of your grandparents is a veteran with a disability, the VA provides grants like the SAH, SHA and HISA grants that will pay for home mod- ifications. See Benefitsvagov/ben— efits/factsheets/homeloan's/sahfact— sheetpdf fordetails and eligibility requirements. Some other VA programs to in- quire about are the “Veteran-Di- rected Care” program and “Aid and Attendance or Heusebound Benefits.” Both programs provide monthly financial benefits to eligi— ble veterans that can help pay for home modifications. To learn more, visit VA. gov/ geriatrics or call 800- 827-1000. ' - Nonprofit organizations: De— pending on where your grandpar— ent’s live, they may also be able to get assistance in the form of finan- cial aid or volunteer labor to help with modifications. One of the most noteworthy is the organization Rebuilding Together (Rebuilding- Togethemrg, 800-473-4229), which offers three programs: Safe at Home, Heroes at Home, and National Re- building Day. ~ . Another option is community building projects, which provide seniors with volunteer labor to help . them make home improvements. To search for projects in your grand- parent’s area, do web search con- taining the phrase “community building project” followed by their “city and state.” Reverse mortgage: Available to seniors 62 and older who Own their own home and are currently living there, a reverse mortgage will let your grandparents convert part of the equity in their home into cash Photo: Submitted provements that doesn’t have to be paid back as long as they live there. But reverse mortgages are ex- pensive loans, so this should be a last resort. For more information on these and other financial assistance pro- grams, go to PayingForSenior— Care.com and click on “Senior Care” followed by “Home Modifi- cations.” Send our senior estions to: Sa Senior, P. . Box 5443, orman, OK 73093: or visit Sa ‘otorg. Jim Miller is a con- tributor to the NBC Today show and author Setup will begin at 10:00 am. The doors will open to the public at noon. We want to create some ex- citement and don’t want shoppers walking around while vendors are of “The Savvy Senior” book. PARK RIVER, N.D. ~ The Walsh County Press had a wonderful turn out for the North Dakota Wheat Commission “It’s Pasta Time” word search! People from Fordville, Edinburg, Langdon, Milton, Grand Forks, Law- ton, Lankin, Grafion, Park River, and even Rushford, Minn, sent their fin- ished puzzles in. Our winners are as follows: Melanie Pokrzywinski, Irene Hodek, Vanessa Hancock, Orville Aune, Kay Alkofer, Jan Haslekaas,.Bon- nie Halldorson, Emma Meberg, Emma Hagen, and Elaine Cudrnore. Thank you to everyone who sent in! . Pasta Month sponsors include Dakota Growers Pasta and the US. Du- rum Growers. Lifefine The [eacfer In Personal Response ana’Support Services How Lifeline Works To Get You Help Fast; If you need help,» push your personal help button, g which automatically dials the Lifeline Response Center. Trained Personal Response Associates who have instant access to your pertinent information will contact you immediately to see what help you need. Even if you can’t answer, Lifeline will send the help you need right: away and will follow—up to ensure that help did arrive and you lF YOU ARE AT RISK CALL are being cared for. Good . . . @smt‘é‘rtiff arias Lifeline PH" ml Good Samaritan Campus change this year. This will be held in the Park River City Hall. Area vendors are invited to pro- mote their products in time for the holiday season. In order to provide a wide variety from shoppers, we will limit the number of vendors selling the same product to one reg- istration per company. Registra- tion is on a first-paid, first-served ba- sis so be sure to register early. We are providing serval rental rate options. End spaces provide twice the selling exposure as inside spaces, and are priced at a higher rate. We have 16 end rentals and they will be issued on a first-paid ba- sis. Prices are as follows: - 8’x6’ Inside space with chair (no table provided) — $25 ’ 8’x6’ End space with chair (no table provided) $30 - 8’x2 -6” table rental — $10 - Electrical Surcharge a $5 - Early setup fee — $100 setting up. Advertising for the H01- iday Mall will state that it is open from noon to 4:00 pm. We want shoppers to be able to shop until the very end. Please do not take down until 4:00. Sunshine Kids will also be serv— ing lunch, bars, and coffee in the basement. Committee members will be mingling throughout the mall. Feel free to stop one of us if you’d like to place a lunch order. The Holiday Mall and other Su- per Santa Saturday events will be advertised through posters, radio ads, Facebook, local newspapers, and the City of Park River website. There are several activities going on around town; many begin soon af- ‘ter the mall clOses. We invite you to stick around downtown and enjoy the evening with your family. Contact Amber Helt at arnberhelt @gmail.com for registration form and questions. Monetary donations from members of the community to help in cov- ering the cost of this meal can be made to: Western Walsh County Min- isterium and mailed to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, PO Box 110, Park Riv- er ND 58270. For those attending the noon meal, St. Mary’s church is loCated at 505 Park St E, just west of CENEX and north of Dollar General. What are you celebrating? 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