General Membership Meeting on Dec. 6 at CSA Educational Leadership Conference
The Retiree Chapter will hold its general membership meeting in conjunction with CSA's Educational Leadership Conference on Dec. 6 at the NY Hilton Midtown. (Registration for the meeting is now closed.)
If you are attending the meeting, please go directly to the Mercury Ballroom on the third floor to register for the day's events.
(Take the escalator from the ground floor near the 54th side of the building.)
The Retiree Chapter will honor Assemblywoman Catherine Nolan, the chair of the Assembly Education Committee and a longtime supporter of the city's schools and labor.
Later in the day, at the CSA Conference luncheon, CSA President Ernest Logan will present RC Treasurer Bill PInkett with the Peter S. O'Brien Award for his service to the union. The award is named for a former President of CSA who work tirelessly on behalf of his colleagues.
The Retiree Chapter membership meeting will begin after breakfast, which will give you plenty of time for chatting with your colleagues.
Antiques Roadshow to Air in January
Last August, CSA Retiree Chapter members volunteered to help during the filming of PBS' Antiques Roadshow.
WNET has just told us that the episodes from New York’s event will be the season premiere of Antiques Roadshow’s 19th season and will air in three parts on THIRTEEN:
· Monday, January 5, 2015 at 8 pm – New York, Hour 1
· Monday, January 12, 2015 at 8 pm – New York, Hour 2
· Monday, January 19, 2015 at 8 pm – New York, Hour 3
WNET once again thanked our volunteers for their support.
2015 Retiree Chapter Workshops on Medicare and Services for the Elderly
Looking ahead to spring: Felice Hannah, the former Outreach Coordinator for the Retiree Chapter and an expert on Medicare and related benefits, will present three workshops next spring (and one next fall).
March 10: Representatives from a variety of government offices and CSA will make presentations. These offices include Medicare, Social Security, the city Office of Labor Relations Health Benefits Unit, the CSA Retiree Welfare Fund and the Veteran's Administration.
April 14: Representatives from the NYC Department for the Aging and Access-A-Ride will discuss resources and benefits available for seniors as well as applying for transportation services.
May 19: Retiree Chapter member Michael Fisher will review the Explanation of Benefits and the Medicare Summary Notices as well as teach you how to avoid being a victim of Medicare fraud. Ms. Hannah will also discuss Medicare Part A/B and Part D. She will also explain health coverage provided through Medicare.
Sept. 16: We'll have an attorney specializing in estate planning and elder law talk about protecting your assets and related areas. Ms. Hannah will also teach participants how to get their papers in order.
To register and/or for more information, call the Retiree Chapter at (212) 823-2020 or email Alana Segura at firstname.lastname@example.org
At Home But Never Alone!
CSA has teamed up with My Alarm Medical Alert System to bring you a special price for a home monitoring system that provides peace-of-mind for older people living alone as well as their relatives.The system provides those who live alone an easy way to contact someone if help is required, 24 hours a day. When you order, ask for Susie Goodman. Call (800) 619-9114.
As always, we’ll keep you posted
through our email updates. If you are not receiving them, please send an email to Alana Segura at email@example.com
. You can also reach her at (212) 823-2020, x 2075.
Of course, if you have any questions, please email Retiree Chapter Director Mark Brodsky at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at (201) 341-8811.