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NEW!  Medicare Open Enrollment
October 15 to December 7 is when all people with Medicare can change their Medicare health plan and prescription drug coverage for 2017. People with Medicare can call 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or visit www.medicare.gov for additional plan information. If a person is satisfied that their current plan will meet their needs for next year, they don't need to do anything. For more information on how the Office on Aging can help, please click here.

NEW!  Important Hurricane Resources
+ General Hurricane Preparedness Information 
        - Family Disaster Plan 
        - Family Emergency Kit 
        - Resources for Citizens with Functional Needs 
        - Pet Safety 
        - NOAA Weather Radio Information
+ Hurricane Guide
+ Hurricane Evacuation Routes
+ State Office Closings & Delays
+ Shelter Locations
+ Emergency Management Contacts by County

Healthy Connections Prime Ombudsman Program
Healthy Connections Prime Ombudsman services provided through the Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging are available for Healthy Connections Prime members in a Medicare-Medicaid plan.  The advocate for the Healthy Connections Prime Program is called the Healthy Connections Prime Ombudsman.  Healthy Connections Prime provides the same benefits as Medicare and Healthy Connections Medicaid.  Extra benefits that are not usually covered by those programs may be available through the selected Healthy Connections Medicare-Medicaid plan.  The additional benefits and services vary by Healthy Connections Medicare-Medicaid plans.  Contact the Healthy Connections Prime Ombudsman Program for assistance at 1-844-477-4632 (TTY: 711) Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or visit www.healthyconnectionsprimeadvocate.com for more information.

Senior Pet Program
The Lieutenant Governor's Office on Aging is working hard to develop a program to support seniors' pets.  Please click here to learn more about the initiative - and how you can get involved by becoming one of "Boots' Buddies".

Senior Fraud Alert
The Lieutenant Governor’s Office on Aging has been alerted to a scam in South Carolina involving lotteries and sweepstake contests that targets senior citizens. If you, or a loved one, ever receive a letter or telephone call announcing that you have won the lottery or a sweepstakes contest -- DO NOT PROVIDE ANY PERSONAL OR FINANCIAL INFORMATION. For more information, visit our Senior Fraud page.


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