Health & well-being: Flu shots offered in Chester; expert to assess your Medicare coverage; and learn about Alzheimer’s

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Oct. 19: Flu shot clinic at Chester Senior Citizen’s Club

C hester Senior Citizens Club is hosting a flu shot clinic to be held from 9 to 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 19, at the Chester First Baptist Church on 162 Main St. At 11:30 a.m. the group will hold its luncheon meeting and invites anyone to stay for the club meeting. A Chinese Auction is planned. Bring your place setting, if possible a dish to share, and a friend.

Oct. 19: Medicare expert will assess your coverage

From Thursday, Oct.  15 to Monday, Dec. 7, all those with Medicare coverage can change their Medicare health plans and prescription drug coverage for the following year to better meet their needs.

Marguerite Mason, a Medicare insurance expert, will meet with those interested on Monday, Oct. 19 to review Part D insurance plans at Neighborhood Connections, at 5700 Route 100 in Londonderry. Appointments begin at 10 a.m. and are scheduled for every half hour.

To make an appointment with Mason call Neighborhood Connections at 802-824-4343. Bring a list of your prescription drugs or your pill bottles. If you cannot make it into Neighborhood Connections, call her for consultation at 802-824-5057.

Neighborhood Connections is a community-based non-profit social services agency serving individuals and families in the mountain towns of south-central Vermont. Visit its website at

Oct. 20: Alzheimer’s disease discussed at Newsbank

The Managing Life’s Final Decisions symposium continues on Tuesday, Oct. 20 with a presentation on Alzheimer’s. Martha Richardson from the Vermont Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association will speak from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Newsbank Conference Center, 352 Main St. in Chester.

The symposium is designed to help seniors, families and support networks begin discussions difficult topics. The speakers have extensive experience in helping to define the questions and seeking their answers.

The schedule continues:
Nov. 3: Funeral/Memorial Decisions by Scott Page, director, Davis Memorial Chapel
Nov. 17: Financial and Legal by attorney William Dakin, Dakin and Benelli, and Ron Theissen, Skygate Financial Group LLC

Admission is free. Call 802-875-6341 for more information or transportation arrangements.

— Compiled by Susan Lampe-Wilson

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