Lebanon County Edition | August 2017 â€˘ Vol. 12 No. 8
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World’s Fair Collectibles
The Great Exhibition of the Works • A n Ingersoll pocket watch with of Industry of All Nations was the the Cascades pictured on the dial formal name of the very first World’s from the 1904 Louisiana Purchase Fair. It was held at the Crystal Palace Exhibition in London, England, in 1851. • A Jim Beam bottle Of course, the in the shape of the event had crowds of city’s landmark attendees, impressive Space Needle, which exhibits, and all types was erected for the of souvenirs. The 1962 Seattle World’s promise of bringing Fair home something rare, • Parker Brothers’ exotic, and unusual World’s Fair board from the World’s Fair game highlighting remains an exciting the adventures attraction for many. of two young Today, World’s people visiting the Fair collectibles are famed Trylon and popular, and some are Perisphere and other very valuable on the attractions at the market. World of Tomorrow These massive World’s Fair, the events, hosted by second largest fair, major cities around held in New York the globe, highlighted City in 1939-40 innovations in various industries, The most valuable mounted large art A Jim Beam bottle from the World’s Fair 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle. and science exhibits, collectibles are items staged entertainment that highlight the spectacles, and hosted millions of most famous aspects or attractions visitors. of a particular fair. Many World’s Some of the most interesting Fairs erect temporary architectural World’s Fairs, when it comes to buildings and landscaped areas collectible objects, were the fairs throughout the fair site. held in: London, 1851; Paris, 1889; Look for objects that recall the Philadelphia, 1876; Chicago, 1893; St. Louis, 1904, which was the largest immense project of the fairgrounds and important landmarks that world’s fair; San Francisco, 1915; New York, 1939, and again held there debuted at the fair, such as: the Eiffel in 1964; Seattle, 1962; and Montreal, Tower in Paris; Daniel Burnham’s Great White City, temporary 1967. buildings made of staff, a mixture of Some valuable World’s Fair plaster, cement, and jute fiber; and collectibles include: Frederick MacMonnies’s Columbian Fountain in Chicago. • A n admission ticket to the 1876 Many of these World’s Fair Centennial International Exhibition collectibles have sold ranging in Philadelphia 1876 from a few hundred to several • Ferris wheel toys from the 1893 tens of thousands of dollars on the World’s Columbian Exposition collectibles market. in Chicago, where George Ferris’s Common collectibles that every famous amusement ride debuted man could afford include ruby glass www.50plusLifePA.com
cut-to-clear mugs embossed with a patron’s first name and the year of the fair, such as “Louise – World’s Fair 1893,”or objects to be used by guests as they walked the fairgrounds, such as a 1939 Perisphere collapsible seat. These items were inexpensive and popular with fair guests and could be used long after the fair ended. Look for unique, unusual, hardto-come-by, or exotic World’s Fair collectibles that were first introduced at a specific World’s Fair, such as ice cream cone advertisements in 1904, admission tickets to the 1939 fair, Tiffany stained-glass lamps, Eiffel Tower snow globes in 1889, Patek
Philippe gold pocket watches made especially for the 1893 fair, etc. It is wise to collect those World’s Fair collectibles that feature Photo by Max Mordecai a specific Photograph of the New York World's Fair host city or 1964/1965 as viewed from the Observation Towfocus on a ers of the New York State Pavilion. particular
specialty attraction. The best of the best were also offered for purchase as souvenirs of the World’s Fair. The World’s Fair was the place where visitors could
obtain rare and unusual pieces, and some of the most coveted and collectible were rare jewels, furniture, and fine art. Celebrity appraiser Dr. Lori Verderame is an author and award-winning TV personality who stars on History channel’s The Curse of Oak Island, Discovery’s Auction Kings, and FOX Business’ Strange Inheritance. With a Ph.D. from Penn State University, Dr. Lori offers appraisals, keynote speeches, and live appraisal events to worldwide audiences. Visit www.drloriv.com or call (888) 431-1010.
At Your Fingertips Helpful numbers, hotlines, and local businesses and organizations eager to serve you—all just a phone call away. Emergency Numbers Poison Control Center (800) 222-1222 Food Resources Food Stamps (800) 692-7462
CONTACT Helpline (717) 652-4400
PennDOT (800) 932-4600
Kidney Foundation (717) 652-8123
Pennsylvania Crime Stoppers (800) 472-8477
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (717) 652-6520
Recycling (800) 346-4242
Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging Meals on Wheels (717) 273-9262
Lupus Foundation (888) 215-8787 Hearing Services
Social Security Information (800) 772-1213
Lebanon County Christian Ministries (717) 272-4400 Salvation Army (717) 273-2655 Funeral & Cremation Services Cremation Society of Pennsylvania Serving Lebanon County (800) 720-8221 Health & Medical Services Alzheimer’s Association (717) 651-5020
Melnick, Moffitt & Mesaros ENT Associates 927 Russell Drive, Lebanon (717) 274-9775 Pennsylvania Office for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (800) 233-3008 V/TTY Hospitals Medical Society of Lebanon County (717) 270-7500
American Diabetes Association (717) 657-4310
WellSpan Good Samaritan Hospital 252 S. Fourth St., Lebanon (717) 270-7500 Hotlines Energy Assistance (800) 692-7462
American Heart Association/ American Stroke Association (717) 207-4265
Environmental Protection Agency Emergency Hotline (800) 541-2050
American Lung Association (717) 541-5864
IRS Income Tax Assistance (800) 829-1040
Arthritis Foundation (717) 274-0754
Medicaid (800) 692-7462
Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services (717) 787-7500
Medicare (800) 382-1274
American Cancer Society (717) 231-4582
Office of Aging Lebanon County Area Agency on Aging (717) 273-9262 Pharmacies CVS/pharmacy www.cvs.com Senior Centers Annville Senior Community Center (717) 867-1796
United Way of Lebanon County 2-1-1 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (800) 827-1000 Housing Assistance Housing Assistance & Resources Program (HARP) (717) 273-9328
Maple Street Senior Community Center (717) 273-1048 Myerstown Senior Community Center (717) 866-6786 Northern Lebanon County Senior Community Center (717) 865-0944 Palmyra Senior Community Center (717) 838-8237
Lebanon County Housing & Redevelopment Authorities (717) 274-1401 Lebanon HOPES (717) 274-7528, ext. 3201 Independent Living Communities Country Acres Manufactured Home Park 1600 Kercher Ave., Myerstown (717) 866-5496 Insurance Medicare Hotline (800) 638-6833 Legal Services Pennsylvania Bar Association (717) 238-6715
Senior Center of Lebanon Valley (717) 274-3451 Veterans Services Governor’s Veterans Outreach (717) 234-1681 Lebanon VA Medical Center 1700 S. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon (717) 228-6000 or (800) 409-8771 Volunteer opportunitIes RSVP of the Capital Region (717) 454-8647
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It was a phenomenon, a trendsetter, a way of culture for teenagers across the country, and it all came to life on a television show named American Bandstand. The concept included playing popular music geared toward teens, having them dance to it, and televising it. In 1952, this was the birth of the show emanating from WFIL-TV in Philadelphia, initially called Bandstand. Hosted by Bob Horn, it caught on immediately. After making an impact and having a few successful years, Horn was dismissed from the show due to numerous ongoing infractions with the law. On July 9, 1956, taking the reigns as show host was 26-yearold Dick Clark, who had been an announcer for WFIL radio. Later dubbed “the guy with the Dentyne smile,” Clark was not fully in tune with rock ’n’ roll music but aligned himself with the most popular disc jockeys and record promotion men, thus gaining a “pulse” on the new sounds. “Dick figured out how to bring rock ’n’ roll into the living rooms of America and made the music acceptable to a mass audience, including the parents,” said Ed Salamon, partner with Dick Clark in a series of radio networks for 15 years. The ratings of the show soared, and by Aug. 5, 1957, now known as American Bandstand, it was being seen by millions of viewers on the ABC-TV network. From coast to coast, teenagers tuned in daily, not only for the music, but also because they identified with the dancers who
Above, top: Chubby Checker’s dance craze “The Twist” premiered on Bandstand. Above, bottom: Dick Clark suggested Danny and the Juniors change their song “Do the Bop” to the more modern “At the Hop.”
became regulars, including Arlene Sullivan and Kenny Rossi, Justine Carrelli and Bob Clayton, Bunny Gibson and Ed Kelly, and Carmen and Yvette Jimenez, plus numerous others. “I was a shy kid, and really surprised, because I wasn’t the best-looking kid, wasn’t a fashion plate—people liked me for some reason, and it took me out of my shell,” Sullivan said. Portrayed as “the kids next door,” show regulars began appearing in teen publications, such as 16 Magazine, Photoplay, and others. This affected the way viewers dressed and, of course, the dance trends they demonstrated. With newfound fame came fan clubs, which generated an incredible amount of mail, explained Dave Frees, president of the American Bandstand Fan Club since 1970.
“In the end of 1960, I had taken over a fan club for the Jimenez sisters, and mail the regulars received was amazing— some got 1,000 letters a week!” he said. Dancing on American Bandstand was the highlight; kids would line around the building of WFILTV at 46th and Market streets in Philadelphia, hoping to get in and see their favorite artists lip synching the top hits of the day. Many of the latest dance crazes would premiere on the show: “The Twist,” “Mashed Potato Time,” “Bristol Stomp,” and others recorded by Philly’s Chubby Checker, Dee Dee Sharp, and the Dovells, respectively. Bandstand also featured a legion of talent who recorded for a number of the most prominent record labels in the Quaker City, including Cameo/Parkway, Jamie/ Guyden, Chancellor, and Swan records. The song “At the Hop”—and the act who recorded it in 1957, Danny and the Juniors—can attribute their success to Dick Clark. Clark suggested that the tune, originally titled “Do the Bop,” have a slight lyric change, as the “bop” was becoming passé. American Bandstand was also a grooming ground for many regional acts in Pennsylvania. The word was: If you got your record on Bandstand, your career was on its way. Of those were the Jordan Brothers, hailing from Frackville, Pennsylvania, who performed three times on the show. Clark enjoyed their talent so much that in 1959 they appeared on his first “Caravan of Stars” nationwide tour. The group’s Frank Jordan recalled Clark’s humorous side. “Dick held up a stool once, in an effort to keep the girls from trying to get at us!” Jordan said. In late 1963, a major change came when the show moved its www.50plusLifePA.com
As producer, he created the United Stations Radio Networks, and his Dick Clark’s Rockin’ New Year’s Eve became a yearly tradition starting in 1972; the show continues today with host Ryan Seacrest. Shortly after Clark’s passing, the former Studio B in Philadelphia— where tapings were done during American Bandstand’s heyday—was officially opened to the public, paying homage to the TV show and featuring a wealth of memorabilia for permanent viewing at the building now known as the Enterprise Center. The show has truly lived on, with many reunions, tributes, books, and periodicals heralding its legacy. Of recent particular note is Bandstand Diaries (www. bandstanddiaries.com) by show regular Arlene Sullivan with journalists Sharon Sultan Cutler and Ray Smith. The book is a potpourri of behind-the-scenes looks at the Bandstand days through the eyes of those who were a part of it—and who have kept its memory hoppin’ for six decades.
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Cover photos, clockwise from center: Dick Clark publicity photo, 1961.
Dick Clark, left, interviewing Myrna Horowitz, one of Bandstand’s original dancers, on the show’s 17th anniversary in 1970. From left, Dick Clark, dancer Bob Clayton, and dancer Justine Carrelli with jukeboxes they won for the 1957 Jitterbug Contest. Photo courtesy of Bandstand Diaries.
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base from Philly to California. Clark, a fledging entrepreneur, felt there was more on the business horizon for him and took American Bandstand to Hollywood. The move altered the show’s previous hometown charm and camaraderie, and its air schedule changed from daily to a Saturdaymorning run. “I knew once Dick left Philly, it was never going to be the same,” Sullivan said. Nevertheless, the AB logo was prominent, and ratings kept the show in place through the 1970s and ’80s. In 1989, shortly after shifting from ABC to the USA network, Dick Clark left as host, with David Hirsch assuming duties until the final episode aired Oct. 7, 1989. Over the years, many of music’s iconic names would grace American Bandstand, with the exception of only a few, namely Elvis Presley, Ricky Nelson, and the Beatles. Even Dick Clark could not predict the advent of Beatlemania. In the summer of 1963, Bernie Binnick, head of Swan Records, asked Clark to listen to a record he was going to release, entitled “She Loves You,” by a group from England known as the Beatles. In late September 1963, Clark reluctantly featured the song on Bandstand’s “Rate a Record” segment, where it received a No. 73. But within five months, Beatlemania and the music of the British Invasion were prominently featured on American Bandstand. On April 18, 2012, at age 82, the world’s oldest teenager, Dick Clark, entered the gates of rock ’n’ roll heaven. After imprinting American Bandstand as a household word, Clark flourished in numerous capacities, including game show host for Pyramid and other programs.
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On Life and Love after 50
Recent Widower Tries Dating, Finds it’s Too Soon
Often, widowers contact me with questions about mature dating. Last month, Steve, a recent widower, emailed. He wrote, “I just ‘stumbled’ onto your Finding Love after 50 website, trying to educate myself to prepare for dating and my next phase in life. I became a widower in January of this year after a terrific 40-year marriage (together 44, married 40). “I am 66, still working, and live just across the Pennsylvania border in New York state. My wife suffered an accidental death. She was an only child and I am now responsible for her parents, aged 94 and 93. “To get myself moving, I have gone on a couple of dates. The dates went OK, but I have no plans to continue calling those women because I see no
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willingness on their part to continue dating, let alone have a relationship. “My guy friends say I am wrong
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to give up. I say, let the women ‘get motivated.’ I would like opinions from both genders.” I asked my On Life and Love after 50 e-newsletter readers for their opinions and shared them with Steve. The consensus among the responders: Steve needs to grieve and heal before getting involved with another woman. Nikol, a widow of 10 years, wrote, “I was in a widow and widower support group. My experience with new widowers was they were all in the same big panic to replace their wives. This panic usually lasted two years. He needs healing time.” Stella said, “Steve, whoa, whoa, whoa! At seven months widowed, the full impact hasn’t even hit you yet. Allow yourself time to go through all the stages of grief. Your time will come …” Another widow, Maria, said, “I’d be scared off if I was asked out by a guy whose partner died seven months before.” Tom’s thoughts: Likely, the two women that Steve dated sensed he wasn’t ready for a relationship. After all, he had been with his wife since he was 20 years old. What often happens when a new widower begins dating is that a nice
woman falls in love with him. A little later, he realizes it’s too soon and pulls the rug out from under her, resulting in a broken heart for her. Not good. Socializing with new people is important, and Steve is taking steps to do that. He recently sent an update. He said, “I have a 1964 Pontiac GTO. I travel to Central Pennsylvania for work—and pleasure, since Central Pennsylvania is the car collector capital. We have Hershey in the fall, and of course the famous Carlisle swap meets, which run from spring through fall. “I was worried that the stress from my situation would rapidly age me, but when people tell me I look way younger than 66—well, I am not about to argue! I’ve read that widowers tend to fall into poor health and age rapidly after the loss of their wives, and I am determined not to become part of that statistic. “On Father’s Day, I took my elderly in-laws to visit a new assisted living facility 2 miles from their home in Pennsylvania. I arranged a tour of the facility and we then had dinner there. “Next year the GTO Association of America is having their national convention in Valley Forge. The event is normally the last week in June into the first week in July. Since this event is [near] where I live, I will be there with my car, of course!” Already, I see signs of Steve healing. It is great that he has an interest in his GTO and in helping his in-laws. These interests will help him keep busy and get out with new people. If you’d like to email Steve, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will forward your message to him. For dating information, previous articles, or to sign up for Tom’s complimentary, weekly e-newsletter, go to www. FindingLoveAfter50.com.
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Calendar of Events
Community Programs/Support Groups Free and open to the public
Senior Center Activities
Aug. 23, 6-7 p.m. Alzheimer’s and Dementia Family Support Group Linden Village 100 Tuck Court, Lebanon (717) 274-7400
Annville Senior Activity Center – (717) 867-1796 200 S. White Oak St., Annville Aug. 9, 12:30 p.m. – Summer Musical Revue at the Timbers Aug. 17, 4:30 p.m. – Summertime Supper Club Meeting at Kugo’s Hibachi Bar Aug. 23, 10 a.m. – End-of-Summer Picnic at Tunnel Hill Park
Aug. 31, 6-7 p.m. Concert: Michael Kitchen & the Family Reunion Hill Farm Estate 200 Kauffman Road, Annville (717) 867-5176
Library Programs Annville Free Library, 216 E. Main St., Annville, (717) 867-1802 Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m. – AFL Knitters Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m. – Adult Coloring Club Lebanon Community Library, 125 N. Seventh St., (717) 273-7624 Matthews Public Library, 102 W. Main St., Fredericksburg, (717) 865-5523 Myerstown Community Library, 199 N. College St., Myerstown, (717) 866-2800 Palmyra Public Library, 325 S. Railroad St., (717) 838-1347 Richland Community Library, 111 E. Main St., Richland, (717) 866-4939
parks and recreation All events held at the Park at Governor Dick unless noted. Aug. 6, 8 a.m. – Fitness Hike Aug. 6, 1-4 p.m. – Music on the Porch Aug. 12, 9-11 a.m. – Volunteer Work Day
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Try These Creative Hiding Places for Valuables Although your chances of being burglarized are low, it does happen. Unless you have a safe guarded by laser beams for your priceless heirlooms, try some of these tricks for hiding your valuables: Bookcases. Many bookcases have a few extra inches of space beneath the bottom shelf, hidden behind some molding. Remove the molding and store valuables there. Light switches and electrical outlets. Turn off your power and remove the plate. You’ll find a small space where you can deposit small items for safekeeping. Ironing boards. You can hide important documents between the board and the padding. Also, the hollow area inside the legs (pull off the rubber or plastic pads) can be used to store rolled-up cash or small items.
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Spice jars. Pour the spice into a bowl. Then coat the inside of the jar with glue. Refill the jar and then empty it again. Make sure the jar looks like it’s full of oregano (or whatever you used) and place money, credit cards, or other valuables inside. Trash cans. Place important items at the bottom; then use a liner to conceal them. Dirty clothes hamper. Most thieves won’t want to sift through soiled clothes.
Maple Street Senior Community Center – (717) 273-1048 710 Maple St., Lebanon Aug. 11, 10 a.m. – Carpool to Scoops for Mini Golf, Lunch, Ice Cream Aug. 16, 10:30 a.m. – Carpool to Red Lobster for Lunch Aug. 24, 12:30 p.m. – Meet and Mingle: Burger Bash Myerstown Senior Community Center – (717) 866-6786 Myerstown Baptist Church, 59 Ramona Road, Myerstown Aug. 10, 4 p.m. – Dinner at Gabby’s Bistro and Mini Golf at Yogi’s Aug. 22, 10 a.m. – Senior Center Picnic at Myerstown Fish Dam Aug. 23, 7:45 a.m. – Breakfast Club at Brickerville House Northern Lebanon Senior Community Center – (717) 865-0944 335 N. Lancaster St., Jonestown – www.jonestownpa.org/senior.html Aug. 8, 11:30 a.m. – Lunch and Carpool to Root’s Aug. 18, 11:30 a.m. – Carpool to Green Dragon Aug. 31, 11:30 a.m. – Lunch: Pizza Day Palmyra Senior Community Center – (717) 838-8237 101 S. Railroad St., Palmyra Aug. 7, 12:30 p.m. – Line Dancing with Sue Keller Aug. 30, 11:30 a.m. – Carpool to Timbers for Dinner Show Aug. 31, 10:45 a.m. – Discussion on Fraud Schemes Prevention
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Such is Life
Just Another Routine Day
If I ignore the simple things, I’ll be ignoring most of my life. My husband, Bob, never ignores the simple things. Instead, he thrives on monotony. It intensifies his lunacy. Now, before you think, “Saralee always makes her husband look nuts,” please know that he is. And before you think, “Poor Bob. He’s such a good sport,” please know that when I talk about him in a column, he soaks it right up. If I don’t include him, he mopes around the house for days. Last week at the supermarket, Bob shouted from the other end of the fruit and veggie aisle, “Saralee, smell this!” He was holding up a tomato. Shoppers were staring. Begrudgingly I ambled over, smelled the tomato, and remarked, “There’s no smell.” “Are you kidding me?” So he picked up one fruit after another—a banana, a cantaloupe, a strawberry—and held them in my face, saying way too loudly, “Feel the smell. Relish the smell. Be the smell!” Shoppers flew out of our aisle to get as far away from him as they could. I took an obligatory sniff and then kept shopping. He grabbed my arm. “You walk right by so many things without even noticing them.” “Bob, we’ll never get through shopping if you keep smelling every single thing.” He said, “Just look around us. We’re so lucky to be here, where foods from all over the world are available. You never appreciate it. www.50plusLifePA.com
How many people in the world would be ecstatic to walk down these aisles and pick out anything they wanted?” He was right. He walked up to a store manager and solemnly said, “I appreciate your potatoes.” The manager stared blankly. When I was a practicing psychotherapist, a patient taught me, “We spend over 50 percent of our lives doing chores. We might as well enjoy them.” While driving home, Bob said, “Tonight, I’ll be giving thanks for such a special day, when you and I were together buying food.” I thought to myself, “While Bob’s immersed in gratitude, I’ll be thinking about how we did nothing important. Just a few chores. Bob, though, will be thinking that even if a day was routine, every day counts.” I looked at my husband, suddenly realizing that it wasn’t how we spent the day that mattered. It was, instead, all about our attitudes—our different ways of thinking about the very same activity. Bob’s mindfulness versus my nonchalance. I don’t want to skip over days, no matter what we do. It was only then I fully understood what he meant when he said, “Today was a day dreams are made of.”
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A Visit to Las Vegas that is Très Magnifique By Andrea Gross
Aha! There it is, the Eiffel Tower. Around the corner, the Arc de Triomphe. And right nearby, a row of quaint shops on a cobblestoned street. Voilà, this is Paris, n’est-ce pas? Actually, it’s Paris Las Vegas, a French-themed hotel and casino that’s done a remarkable job of bringing the famous landmarks of the governmental capital of France to the entertainment capital of the United States. Although at first it’s a bit The 460-foot Las Vegas Eiffel Tower, disconcerting to see Parisian an almost-exact half-scale replica of the landmarks sitting amidst the original, was built using Gustav Eiffel’s high-rise hotels and brightly lit plans for the original. casinos, it’s also très magnifique. that the famous landmarks were The architects and designers reproduced as accurately as possible. responsible for creating the Paris Las Their greatest coup was securing Vegas Hotel, which opened in 1999, the original plans that Gustav Eiffel went to great lengths to make sure
than 40 stories) into the desert sky. The major difference, aside from size, has to do with safety. Rather than joining beams with rivets as in the original, modern builders felt that welding would produce a stronger structure. Then, to ensure an authentic look, they overlaid the welding with cosmetic rivets. The concern for accuracy even extended to the lighting The Arc de Triomphe, replicated in 2/3 scale, system. In 1989, 100 years honors soldiers who fought with Napoleon. after the original tower was built, lights were added to brighten the Paris sky. Ten used to build his monument for the years later the same experts Paris Exposition in 1889. The Las were hired to install the lights in the Vegas tower is an almost-exact halfLas Vegas reproduction. scale replica, soaring 460 feet (more The Eiffel Tower is the first sign
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Dear Savvy Senior, I just received my Medicare card in the mail and was surprised to see that the ID number is the same as my Social Security number. I know it’s a bad idea to carry
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Dear New, Many people new to Medicare are surprised to learn that the ID number on their Medicare card is still identical to their Social Security number. After all, we’re constantly warned not to carry our SSN around with us, because if it gets lost or stolen, the result could be identity theft. But the card itself tells beneficiaries to carry it with you when you are away from home so you can show it at the doctor’s office or hospital when you need medical care. Here’s what you should do to protect yourself. New Medicare Cards For starters, you’ll be happy to know that the government is in the process of removing SSNs from Medicare cards, but with 58 million beneficiaries, it’s a huge undertaking that will be implemented gradually. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will start sending the new cards in April 2018, but it will take until December 2019 before SSNs are removed from all cards. Under the new system, a randomly generated 11-character Medicare beneficiary identifier will replace the SSN-based health claim number on your new Medicare card, but your Medicare benefits will not change. You will receive information in 2018 letting you know about the new Medicare card, with an explanation of how to use the new card and what to do with your old one. You can start using your new Medicare card with the new number as soon as you receive it, and there should be a transition period in 2018 and 2019 when you can use either the old card or the new card. Protect Your Identity Until your new Medicare card is issued, here’s what you can do to protect your SSN on your current card.
The Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a national consumer resource on identity theft, recommends that you carry your Medicare card only when you visit a healthcare provider for the first time, so the provider can make a copy for their files. Otherwise, make a photocopy of your card and cut it down to wallet size. Then take a black marker and black out the last four digits of your SSN, and carry that instead in case of an emergency. If your Medicare card does happen to get lost or stolen, you can replace it by calling Social Security at (800) 772-1213 or contacting your local Social Security office. You can also request a card online at www.ssa.gov/ myaccount. Your card will arrive in the mail in about 30 days. If your Medicare card that contains your SSN gets lost or stolen, you’ll need to watch out for Medicare fraud. You can do this by checking your quarterly Medicare summary notices for services or supplies you did not receive. You can also check your Medicare claims early online at MyMedicare. gov (you’ll need to create an account first) or by calling Medicare at (800) 633-4227. If you spot anything suspicious or wrong, call the Inspector General’s fraud hotline at (800) 4478477. Also, watch for other signs of identity theft. For example, if someone uses your Social Security number to obtain credit, loans, telephone accounts, or other goods and services, report it immediately to the Federal Trade Commission at IdentityTheft.gov or (877) 4384338. This site will also give you specific steps you’ll need to take to handle this problem. Jim Miller is a regular contributor to the NBC Today show and author of The Savvy Senior Book. www.savvysenior.org
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of age for Lebanon, Lancaster, York, Adams, or Franklin County residents (RSVP regulations). Volunteers should also be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time, bend and reach, and lift up to 20 pounds. Volunteers can serve in two- to fourhour time slots during days, nights, and/or weekends, depending on their availability. Orientation and job training are provided. RSVP insures all volunteers for excess liability, accident, and auto. Any RSVP volunteer age 55 and over needing transportation supports to volunteer is eligible for up to $35 per month. For further information, contact RSVP of the Capital Region at (443) 619-3842 or yorkadamsfranklin@ rsvpcapreg.org.
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RSVP of the Capital Region and the United Service Organization at Fort Indiantown Gap need 50 volunteers to fill 50 USO center positions. Volunteer jobs available include: greeting, signing in and assisting guests; phone assistance to callers, providing directions and information; preparing and arranging food and beverages; and keeping the USO clean and tidy. Volunteers must be reliable, have professional communication skills, be detail oriented, and use problemsolving and decision-making skills. Volunteers must also adhere to all health and safety regulations. A criminal background check will be required at the USO’s expense. Individuals must be at least 18 years of age if living in Dauphin, Perry, or Cumberland counties or 55 years
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Volunteer Spotlight NY Native Brings Love of Sports, Volunteering to Lebanon and grandchildren. The August RSVP He moved to Lebanon Volunteer of the Month for Lebanon County is County from Brooklyn with his wife and Robert Goonan. mother. Unfortunately, Goonan served in the both passed away a few U.S. Navy from 1968years after the move. 70 and has an extensive hobby background Goonan served as a director and in sports: 48 years in treasurer for American baseball and 10 years in Legion baseball hockey. He served as a and other nonprofit baseball scout with the organizations. He Los Angeles Dodgers currently serves as an for more than 15 years. Robert Goonan Goonan volunteered assistant baseball coach and statistician at with a number of youth Palmyra High School. organizations as a coach, manager, Goonan looks forward to his life director, and commissioner. He in Palmyra. He has met many good helped several boys get into college people, particularly those from the through baseball and American Interfaith Manor Senior Center, Legion programs, and some played for major league teams. where he served for eight years as In addition, he helped with senior activity director. citizen programs in Brooklyn and For more information on volunteering with RSVP of the organized their first hockey league. Capital Region, contact Margie After retiring eight years ago Groy at (717) 454-8647 or lancleb@ from a major bank, Goonan planned to spend time with his sons rsvpcapreg.org. Do you know a 50+ volunteer who gives selflessly to others? Tell us what makes him or her so special and we will consider them for 50plus LIFE’s Volunteer Spotlight! Submissions should be 200 words or fewer and photos are encouraged. Email preferred to email@example.com or mail nominations to 50plus LIFE, Volunteer Spotlight, 3912 Abel Drive, Columbia, PA 17512.
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Volunteer opportunities for Seniors 55+ throughout Lebanon County, with non-profits, schools, agencies and community service organizations. Contact for further information:
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