Volune LIIIJanuary 2006Number 1

Need Help?
Outreach is Here.

Although the Outreach Program is located at the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, we receive calls and assist individuals throughout the United States. Please take a minute to look at a sampling of some of the services we provide:
Consumer Education and Advocacy
You probably have heard of the new Medicare D Prescription Plan that will be implemented on Jan. 1, 2006. These plans are being offered through private insurers, not the government. They must meet a standard of coverage set by Medicare; however can vary on:
  • Which pharmacy they participate with
  • Which prescriptions they cover
  • What they charge as far as a deductible and monthly premium.
So here are a few tips to consider:
Enrollment is open until May 15, 2006, so there is no need to make a hurried decision. Sift through the sales pitches. Make a list of the current prescriptions you take and the pharmacy that you want to use. Become familiar with your current healthcare coverage. Ask questions. A great resource is the Apprise program available to you by calling your local county Office of Aging.
Information and referral to appropriate agencies and services for a variety of issues and needs
Financial assistance to eligible Pennsylvania Masons
Information on ways to reduce or subsidize the rising cost of medications
Caregiver Support and Education Group
Durable Medical Equipment Loan Closet.
We accept and loan out from our limited supply of wheelchairs, walkers and hospital beds to individuals with short-term needs.
COMPASS - Panel of Attorneys with certain specialties who volunteer to assist Outreach in providing direction to individuals in need of legal assistance.
Presentations specific to Outreach Services and Admissions for your Lodge
Adult Daily Living Center - adult day care
Bleiler Caring Cottage - a home for adults with mild to moderate mental retardation
The Outreach Program has a wealth of information to share. If you or someone you know may benefit from our program or would like more information, call toll-free (800) 462-7664 or in the Lancaster area at (717) 361-5080.

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