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2021 VIRTUAL OC SENIOR SUMMIT
When: May 1 – May 31, Daily at 8:00 AM & 8:00 PM
Supervisor Lisa Bartlett, the Orange County Office on Aging and Age Well Senior Services cordially invite you to the 2021 Virtual OC Senior Summit. The presentations will share information about Safe & Healthy Senior Living In the Age of COVID-19.
There will be a variety of speakers each day that will enhance this presentation. Click here to see more information about this Summit.
Please note the Summit will be available on Cox Cable or on-line. If you are a Cox cable subscriber, you will be able to watch this series via Cox Channel 39 or, if you do not have Cox cable, the series can be found on-line at OCSeniorsSummitt.com beginning May 1st.
COVID VACCINATION CARD SECURITY
After you get your COVID-19 vaccine, keep your vaccination card safe — scammers are using the COVID-19 pandemic to try to steal your personal information.
Don’t share a photo of your COVID-19 vaccination card online or on social media. Scammers can use content you post, like your date of birth, health care details, or other personal information to steal your identity.
To read additional information about COVID scams, click Protect Yourself.
You should get a COVID-19 vaccination card at your first vaccine appointment. If you didn’t, contact the provider site where you got vaccinated or your state health department to find out how to get a card.
If someone contacts you to buy or sell a vaccination card, it’s a scam.
If you suspect COVID-19 health care fraud, report it online at US Department of Health and Human Services, the Office of the Inspector General or call 800-HHS-TIPS (800-447-8477). TTY users can call 1-800-377-4950.
The County of Orange Health Care Agency has continued to update their web site titled Covid-19 Vaccine Resources to keep the public informed. Please click here to read more.
REAOC BOARD OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS
The REAOC Board will continue to meet on a monthly basis although we will follow the CDC guidelines and not meet in person. Our Board meetings will continue to be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and we will utilize the online Zoom platform. If you have any issues or questions you would like to have us discuss, please contact the REAOC office at (714) 840-3995.
If you move, get a new or change your e-mail address or telephone or if you have a name change, there are actions that are necessary so that you continue to receive your benefits, newsletters, e-mails, etc.
If any of the above pertains to you, you need to notify REAOC, the Orange County Employees’ Retirement System (OCERS) and the County of Orange Employee Benefits Center with the new information.
To contact REAOC – call (714) 840-3995 or go to http://reaoc.org/email-us/ to e-mail the new/changed information.
To contact OCERS – call (714) 558-6200 or go to https://www.ocers.org to go to their website and sign-into “MyOCERS” to update your information.
To contact the County of Orange Employee Benefits Services Center – call (833) 476-2347 or to go to the benefits website by contacting My OC Benefits™ directly through IntraOC, or on the internet at mybenefits.ocgov.com.
NEWS WEEK OF MAY 10, 2021
Extreme drought in nearly all of California
You probably sensed that it would not be long until the Governor expanded the area of California declared to have a drought emergency. CalMatters reported on May 10 that the Governor has expanded the drought emergency area to include 41 of California’s 58 counties. (Read More)
CDC officials made a breakthrough decision on masks. This is what convinced them.
NBC TV news reports “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday said masks and social distancing are no longer necessary for people who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19. It’s a move the agency said was driven by scientific evidence that the vaccines play a major role in curbing both infections and transmission of the virus. – – – – the findings all add to a growing body of evidence that the vaccines are effective at preventing severe illness and death from Covid-19 and that they help prevent people from spreading the virus to others.” (Read More)
The unwitting are the target of COVID-19 falsehoods online
Numerous news sources carried this story on Friday, May 14. This one is from ABC News. It describes how the social web sites are just full of untruths, rumor and deliberate laws in pursuit of an agenda that reaps confusion and distrust on most any subject, in this case COVID-19. People that believe what they read there can be whipped into a frenzy on things like vaccination, masks, and other hot-button issues. (Read More)
ABOUT OUR LUNCHEONS
REAOC luncheons are held for the purpose of bringing Orange County retirees together for an afternoon of camaraderie, entertainment, and information. Friends and family are always welcome! Each luncheon features a different theme, with door prizes, and special gifts. As an added bonus, there is a valuable Progressive Drawing. They also serve as a general meeting for the membership.
The Mile Square Park Banquet Facility located at 10401 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley, California, 92708. For directions, call the Mile Square Banquet Facility at (714) 962-5541 or see map below showing where the Facility is located. Please DO NOT call the Facility to make reservations. Reservations are made by sending in the reservation form in The Informer or by calling the REAOC office at (714) 840-3995.
Luncheons are held the 4th Wednesday of January, March, May and September, and on the first Wednesday of December at Noon. To ensure a parking spot please arrive by 11 a.m. Please carpool if possible as the parking lot at this facility can be quite busy.
Cost for the luncheon is $17.00 per person. A reservation form is provided in The Informer (on the current Luncheon page), in the “Forms” section of the REAOC web site or you may email the REAOC office of your request (firstname.lastname@example.org).
HEMET CHAPTER LUNCHEONS
Luncheons in Hemet have been traditionally held on the second Tuesday during the months of February, April, June, October and December. Attendees arrive around 11:30 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall located at 515 E. Kimball Avenue in Hemet and lunch is served between 11:45 and noon. The cost is $9.50 per person. The Hemet Chapter would like new members and encourages all REAOC members who live in the area or within driving distance to join them for the luncheons.
REAOC’s Hemet Chapter will hold its next luncheon on Tuesday, October 20th at 11:30 AM at the First Presbyterian Church.
Make your reservation for the next luncheon by calling Mary Little at 951-485-7738 or Jane Pabitzky at 951-237-3240 by no later than October 6, 2020.
Below is a map showing the general location of the Mile Square Park Banquet Facility located at 10401 Warner Ave., Fountain Valley, California 92708.
If you need exact directions from your house you can go to MapQuest and click on “driving directions.”
HEALTH PLAN RATES FOR 2021
Please click on the links below for the charts provided by the County for the 2021 Health Plan rates:
Click here to see the Sharewell and Wellwise rates.
Click here to see the HMO and PPO rates.
Click here to contact the Orange County Employee Benefits Resource Center – My OC Benefits™
THE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS RESOURCE LINE – MY OC BENEFITS™
Call the My OC Benefits™ Line toll-free at (833) 476-2347 or they may be reached at mybenefits.ocgov.com
SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE BENEFITS
For information about the supplemental insurance including dental and vision coverage, please click on the link below.
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