Fall has finally fallen! The corn in the fields is totally brown – dried and ready to harvest. Extended summer weather is very pleasant with warm days and cool evenings.

If you haven’t used all your Farmer’s Market Vouchers, now is a great time to purchase pumpkins or apples for pies. If you try a new recipe and need a taste tester, I’m sure we can find someone here to help you!!

How has your year gone with regard to Medicare Part D? There doesn’t seem to be many problems in our area. Beginning October 15th we will be able to enroll you in a new plan if you so desire. When you come in be sure to bring a complete list of all your current medications, strengths and dosage as they may have changed since last year. Call early to set your appointment. Open enrollment is from October 15th to December 7th. After December 7th will be too late to make any changes for 2019. Don’t procrastinate! Be sure to attend the Medicare 101 information session on Monday, October 22nd. at 7:00pm. Be informed!!

There will be individual meetings sponsored by the various insurance companies in our area - Keystone 65, Humana, and Aetna. Make yourself available to all these informational meetings to be held. You will receive mailings with dates & times. There will also be opportunities to hear about changes in Medicare and Health Insurance. This information may be helpful to you if you are dissatisfied with your current carrier. If you are satisfied with your provider, I will be glad to assist you in filling out your renewal forms. If you have any questions, be sure to stop by my desk and ask, or call to set an appointment. No question is too dumb or insignificant. It is not necessary to renew Supplement Plans. I will be holding a Medicare Update class on Nov.12th at 1:00. Learn about changes & updates.

When coming in for any appointment, be sure to bring everything you have received concerning your need. I’d rather you bring too much than have to send you home for more information.

We are still filing Tax/Rent Rebate Forms. Tax receipts MUST BE HAND STAMPED PAID. Those of you who have filed recently should begin receiving your checks.

Now that Fall is here, don’t wait until the last minute to prepare for winter. Start stocking up on batteries and small cans of food items that don’t need to be heated such as prepared mini-meals — tuna salad, chicken salad, etc. Buying one can a week will give you a good supply by Dec/Jan in time for the first snow storms. Have a great month!


Chester County Fook Bank
Chester County Senior Food Box Program (CCSFBP)

Is a county funded program that helps seniors gain access to nutritious foods so they can better improve their health.

If you or someone you know is at least 60 yrs. old and has low income, please register for the CCSFBP box that is available to qualifying seniors each month.

Each box may contain packaged fruit, non-perishable proteins, vegetables, carbyhydraes & dairy!!

Proof of age is required at sign up. There is no charge for this food. If you qualify then CCSFBP Box can be picked up the 1st Monday of every month between 1:00-3:00pm.

For more information contact

Sally Arter

(610) 932-5244
12 East Locust Street
Oxford, PA 19363




From time to time we all know we need information but have no idea how to find answers.



The Chester County Department of Human Services is pleased to introduce Refer Web, an Information and Referral web-based application. Simply visit their website at www.chesco.org/human. Once on the site, locate the Refer Web icon, click on it and start searching.



Sally is the Center's very own Information & Assistance Specialist. Her responsibilities included helping you find the answers to your questions.



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