Activities from Claremont’s senior program
Trivia Night—Save the Date!
Enjoy a lively evening of friendly team competition and refreshments. The event will be held on Wednesday, August 30 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Garner House, 840 N. Indian Hill Blvd. Presented by Inter Valley Health Plan and Community Senior Services. Pre-registration is required by calling (800) 251-8191, extension 625.
Instructors, activity leaders wanted
Do you have a passion you would like to share with the community? The Claremont Senior Program is seeking activity leaders, particularly qualified Spanish and Tai Chi instructors, who can provide free or low-cost activities during the week. Set your own hours and curriculum. Call (909) 399-5488.
Scam alerts for Medicare cards
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have announced that new Medicare cards are due out next year. AARP warns that some Medicare recipients have received calls from scammers who tell them they must pay for the new card and then ask them for their checking account and Medicare card numbers. AARP cautions beneficiaries not to give out either number.
General information about the new cards:
CMS will begin mailing the cards to beneficiaries in April. The cards will automatically be mailed to all 58 million current beneficiaries. The new cards will no longer display Social Security numbers, a move designed to protect against fraud and identity theft. The new cards will feature a randomly assigned Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI) made up of 11 letters and numbers. Visit cms.gov for more information.