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THIS MONTH’S HOT TOPICS
South County Senior Day
State Senator Pat Bates and State Assembly Bill Brough will be co-hosting the annual FREE resource event for seniors.
Senior Day will include a complimentary continental breakfast and lunch, medical screenings from the UCI School of Nursing, breakout sessions and more! All are welcome, but space is limited.
When: Friday, March 9th | 8:00AM – 12:00PM
Where: Norman P. Murray Senior Center | 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA 92692
To register for this event: Click Here
Keith L. Concannon Scholarships
The period to apply for and submit an application for the Scholarships begins January 1, 2018 until April 2, 2018. Please click here for additional information.
Applicants must allow sufficient time to submit the electronic scholarship by the April 2, 2018 deadline. Also the letter of reference and the official transcripts that are required as a part of the application process must be postmarked by the deadline date of April 2, 2018.
Click here to read the latest newsletter from the California Retired County Employees Association (CRCEA).
WHAT’S IN THE NEWS – WEEK OF FEBRUARY 12, 2018
OC Cal Optima expands low income senior program
The Orange County Register reports that CalOptima, the county’s Medi-Cal authority is partnering with five adult health care centers to expand a program that serves low income seniors with chronic health conditions. The article says the expanded program will provide seniors with “routine medical services at facilities in Anaheim, Santa Ana, a second location in Garden Grove, and Laguna Woods.” (More)
Federal Judge forces county, cities to deal with riverbed homeless
In what some might describe as a federal judge becoming a social worker with authority, federal Judge David Carter succeeded in forcing the county and several cities to commit to providing emergency shelter and more intensive services to the riverbed homeless in order to be allowed to clear out the messy and unhealthy riverbed campers. Carter even took the initiative to contact the Veterans Administration in Long Beach to bring in representatives to serve those in the campground who are veterans. Read about it in this Orange County Register story. (Editor’s Note: So, who is the County’s homeless coordinator now?) (More)
Court upholds OC Executive Manager’s pension cut
The Voice of OC reports that after the Orange County Employee’s Retirement System (OCERS) cut the pension of former Public Works executive Carlos Bustamante following his criminal convictions for sexually assaulting women who worked for him at the county a Superior Court Judge has just ruled that the OCERS cut was appropriate under the law. The Judge is quoted as saying that “pensions are for those who faithfully give service to the public” and that “faithful service to the public and a felony conviction related to that service are incompatible.” (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.
Luncheons for 2018 are listed below:
January 24 March 28 May 23 September 26 December 5
Please Note: Reservations by phone or mail for the January 24th luncheon must be at the REAOC office by Wednesday, January 17th, 2018.
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 (email@example.com).
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 (please note the new location) located at 515 E. Kimball Avenue in Hemet and lunch is served between 11:45 and noontime. 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, February 20th at 11:30 AM at the First Presbyterian Church in the Fellowship Hall (please note the new location) located at 515 E.Kimball in Hemet.
Make your reservation by calling Mary Little at 951-485-7738 or Jane Pabitzky at 951-237-3240 by no later than February 13th,2018.
Luncheons for 2018 are listed below:
February 20 April 17 June 19 October 16 December 18
MAP TO MILE SQUARE PARK
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 2018
If you have any questions regarding your health plan, please contact the County’s Employee Benefits section at (800) 858-7266.
Please click on the links below for the charts provided by the County for the 2018 Health Plan rates:
Below is a link to the County PPO Blue Shield website. It’s a great website, retirees can track their claims (once they register), find network providers, get plan information, price prescriptions, etc.
On the bottom left corner of the find a provider page is a place to check the network outside of Ca.
Blue Shield of Ca contracts for the Blue Cross Nationwide network so the provider options outside of CA are very good.
The County of Orange also provided this Retiree Services and Resources for REAOC. Please click here to access this document.
For information about the supplemental insurance including dental and vision coverage, please click on the link below.
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