What’s new with Valley Senior Services?
Valley Senior Services is participating in the 2021 Caring Catalog! This online giving campaign runs from November 29-December 13. All proceeds donated to Valley Senior Services go to our Secret Santa for Seniors Program. Learn more and donate.
Secret Santa for Seniors
Every year in November, we run our Secret Santa for Seniors program. Valley Senior Services has identified seniors who are in need of a little extra holiday cheer this season. These seniors currently work with Valley Senior Services and may be celebrating the holidays alone or are unable to travel to see family due to their health. They were asked to complete a gift wish list for their holiday season and starting on November 16, you can get a wish list by calling the Valley Senior Services Main office at 701-293-1440 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valley Senior Services Resource Specialists are conducting annual Medicare Part D comparison sessions. Appointments for the sessions can be made via telephone for 2022 Medicare Part D Prescription drug plans during the open enrollment period. Session appointments must be scheduled in advance by calling 701-293-1440. Learn more by following this link.
Valley Senior Services and YMCA Expand Community Lunch for Seniors
We are partnering with the YMCA of Cass and Clay Counties to provide Senior Meals at the Schlossman YMCA location (4243 19th Ave. S, Fargo)! Area seniors ages 60 and older, along with their spouse of any age, can now pick up a healthy meal every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11:00 am-12:00 pm. Stay and eat with other seniors or take it to go! Lunch is a free will donation and open to all – no need to sign up in advance (if you want to donate, a suggested donation is $4).
Northern Plains Conference on Aging October 13-14
Join us at the Northern Plains Conference on Aging October 13-14 at the Avalon Events Center! Registration is now open, this conference is for regional professionals and senior members of the community. The event features speakers, breakouts, networking & resources. Topics range from ethics to self-care with an emphasis on aging and current issues. Learn more and register.
Meal Sites Reopen
Welcome back seniors, we missed you! Meal sites reopened for community dining on Tuesday, June 1 in accordance with CDC guidelines. Learn more about meal sites opening. Our hearts are happy, we love hearing all the laughter and catching up being done.
Scam Alert: COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Survey Emails
There are reports of a new COVID-19 vaccine email scam where people are asked to complete a survey. The email claims to be Pfizer offering a free reward but ask people to pay a nominal fee “to cover shipping.” Do not respond to COVID-19 Pfizer Vaccine Surveys, learn more about the scam by following this link to a flyer. Please contact North Dakota Senior Medicare Patrol (ND SMP) at (800) 233-1737 if you have responded to a similar vaccine survey email.
Upcoming Events: All events listed in the latest Silver Quill.