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2018 Resource Directory for Those of us 50+


Services for Seniors Home Health

Bariatric Surgery Behavioral Medicine

Hospice

Breast Centers

Hospitals

Breast MRI

Hyperbarics

Cardiac Rehabilitation

Willis-Knighton Medical Center

Cancer Center Cataract Surgery

Knee Surgery The Oaks of Louisiana

Center for Women’s Health

Outpatient Surgery

Chest Pain Center

PET Scans

Community Education Diabetes & Nutrition Center

Laparoscopic Surgery

Physical Therapy Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women’s Health

Diagnostic Services

Physician Network (500+ providers)

Digital Mammography

Physician Referral

Dermatology

Progressive Care Center (skilled nursing)

Emergency Services

Prostate Treatment & Surgery

Eye Care Endoscopy Center

WK Bossier Health Center

Proton Therapy Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Endocrinology Extended Care Center

Radiosurgery

Facial Plastic Surgery

Rehabilitation

Fitness & Wellness Centers (with aquatics) Geriatric Specialists

Regional Transplant Center WK Pierremont Health Center

Spine Institute

Health Center at Live Oak (skilled nursing)

Stroke Center Urgent Care Centers

Health Screenings

Urology Care

Heart & Vascular Institute

Weight & Wellness Solutions

Heart Hospital Hip Surgery

Robotic Surgery

WK Rehabilitation Institute

Wound Care

Caring Throughout the Community • Willis-Knighton Medical Center • Willis-Knighton South & the Center for Women’s Health • WK Bossier Health Center • WK Pierremont Health Center • WK Rehabilitation Institute • The Oaks of Louisiana • Six Fitness & Wellness Centers • Five Quick Care Urgent Care Centers Find A Doctor Physician Referral (318) 212-9562 • wkhs.com

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5 Adult Day Care

32 Libraries

5 Agencies

33 Medical Equipment and Supplies

8 Assistance 12 Assisted Living Facilities 12 Attractions and Entertainment 15 Councils on Aging 18 Dialysis Facilities 18 Disability Services 19 Employment Opportunities 19 Estate Planning and Legal Services 20 Eye Care Providers 20 Financial Planning 20 Funeral Homes 21 Government Services 25 Hearing Care Providers

34 Medicare and Supplement Health Plan Assistance 34 Medicare Health Advantage Plans 35 Medicare Prescription Drug Plans 35 Medigap or Medicare Supplement Policies 36 Mental Health Services 36 Nursing Homes 38 Organizations & Clubs 40 Orthotics and Prosthetics 40 Pharmacies 40 Physicians 40 Prescription Assistance

25 Help Lines

41 Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy

28 Home Care Providers

41 Senior Apartments

30 Home Health Agencies

43 Senior Discounts

30 Home Infusion

44 Support Groups

30 Hospice Care Services

45 Transportation

31 Hospitals

46 Volunteer Opportunities

32 Independent Living Communities


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very year we look forward to presenting Silver Pages and are always gratified by the overwhelming enthusiasm and feedback that we receive. This 17h edition has been the result of a year-long effort by our staff and is intended to provide those of us 50+ with a convenient, userfriendly resource. A wealth of information is conveniently located at your fingertips to help you or a loved one obtain needed services, products and information. Every effort has been made to keep Silver Pages current, but the information could change over time. As you use this directory and find changes in listings, useful resources we may not have included, or have ideas for improvements, we would appreciate hearing from you for future editions. If you have need of the services or products of any of our advertisers, please join us in thanking them, for without their enthusiastic support, this priceless directory would not be possible. Their listings within are in red bold face.

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Adult Day Care An adult day care center is a non-residential facility providing supervised activities for elderly and/or handicapped persons. Most adult day centers operate 10 to 12 hours per week day and provide meals, social/recreational outings, and general supervision. Some facilities provide reminders for taking medications, protect the client from wandering away that could result in serious injury or death, decrease the feeling of loneliness and depression, provide a supervised environment which gives the caregiver/family peace of mind, and provide a needed break in care giving. Legacy Senior Day Center 812 Book Hollow Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 459-9330 VOA Adult Day Health Center 1133 South Pointe Parkway Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 212-1703

Agencies Louisiana Government Louisiana Department of Health Office of Aging and Adult Services Office of Louisiana Medicaid P. O. Box 2031 Baton Rouge, LA 70821 www.dhh.louisiana.gov Aging and Adult Services Info: 1-866-758-5035 Medicaid Information Hotline: 1-888-342-6207 Medicaid Fraud & Abuse reporting: 1-800-488-2917 Home Health Services complaints: 1-800-327-3419 Hospital complaints: 1-866-280-7737 Nursing home complaints: 1-888-810-1819 Case Management complaints: 1-800-660-0488 Service Provider Agencies complaints: 1-800-660-0488 www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com

• Medicaid - Public insurance program that reimburses for health care services provided to lower income elderly, disabled families and children. CommunityCARE is a comprehensive health care delivery system which links Medicaid recipients to a primary care provider • Healthy Louisiana (previously called Bayou Health) – Health care delivery system for Louisiana Medicaid and LaChip recipients in either a “prepaid plan” or a “shared savings plan”. Call 1-855229-6848 or visit https:// www.myplan.healthy.la.gov. Healthy Louisiana Plans available are as follows: Aetna Better Health (1-855-242-0802) www.aetnabetterhealth.com/ louisiana AmeriHealth Caritas (1-888-756-0004) www.amerihealthcaritasla.com Healthy Blue (1-844-521-6941) www.myhealthybluela.com Louisiana Healthcare Connections (1-866-595-8133) www.louisianahealthconnect. com UnitedHealthcare (1-866-675-1607) www.uhcommunityplan.com • Medicare Savings Program – Louisiana Medicaid may help pay part of medical costs including Medicare premiums and other out-of-pocket expenses, call 1-888-544-7996 • Non-Emergency Transportation - For any Medicaid recipient that lacks transportation to medical care, call 1-800-259-7235 • Home Health Services - Part-time skilled nursing services, home health aide services, physical therapy and supplies appropriate for use in the home for homebound person meeting criteria for home health services. • Hospice Services - Dually eligible Medicare and Medicaid residents of nursing facilities

who are terminally ill are eligible for Medicaid payment of room and board when they elect the hospice option under Medicare. • Long Term Residential Care – When a person is in a nursing facility, it may be covered by Medicaid. For information, call 1-877-456-1146 • Long Term-Personal Care Services (LT-PCS) - All Medicaid recipients age 65 or older, or age 21 with disabilities (meeting SSA disability criteria), meet medical standards for admission to nursing facility, and be able to participate in care and direct services provided. Covered services include basic personal care, assistance with ADLs, and other services limited to 56 hours a week. Applicant must require at least limited assistance with at least one ADL. Call 1-877-4561146 or 1-866-229-5222. • Medicaid Waivers - Home and community based care to a limited number of persons at

risk for institutionalization, call 1-877-456-1146 • Elderly and Disabled Adult Waiver Program – Includes Support Coordination Service, Companion Service, Environmental Accessibility Adaptation, Transition Intensive Support Coordination, Transitional Service, and Personal Emergency Response System. Call 1-877-456-1146 or 1-866-758-5035 • Adult Day Health Care Waiver Program - Provision of care for dependent adults in a supervised, protective, congregate setting during some portion of a day. Call 1-877456-1146 or 1-866-758-5035 Louisiana Department of Health Office of Behavioral Health P.O. Box 629 Baton Rouge, LA 70821 225-342-9500; 225-342-2540 www.dhh.louisiana.gov • Crisis Management

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Services - Care services, telephone counseling, referrals, face-to-face screening and assessment, community housing for stabilization, crisis respite and access to inpatient care. • Community Mental Health Centers - Outpatient mental health services provided through network of licensed community mental health centers and their satellite clinics. • Acute Care Psychiatric Units - Psychiatric, psychosocial & medical services in compliance with all licensing & accreditation standards to meet needs of adults who need an inpatient setting. • Specialized Inpatient Services - State psychiatric hospitals which provide health evaluation, treatment and rehab services to adults with severe and persistent mental disorders. • Addictive Disorder Services – Treatment for people suffering from addictions to drugs, as well as support for their families and friends.

Compulsive Gambling Hotline: 1-877-770-7867 or Alcohol/ Drug Hotline: 1-877-6642248 Louisiana Department of Insurance 1702 North Third Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 225-342-0895; 225-342-5900 1-800-259-5300 www.ldi.louisiana.gov Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIPP) - Provides counseling/assistance on health insurance topics, including supplemental and long term care insurance policy comparison, assistance with claims, Medicare Supplement (Medigap), & Medicare appeals. Louisiana Office of Attorney General P.O. Box 94005 Baton Rouge, LA 70804 (225) 326-6079 www.ag.louisiana.gov Consumer Protection

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aterview Court Senior Living is an Independent Living Community for those 55 and up. Our full service community will take away the stress of day-to-day chores, with our restaurant-style dinning, housekeeping, laundry, transportation services and much more. Simplify life and enjoy your Golden Years! For more information call (318) 524-3300 Waterview Court Senior Living 2222 East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71105 www.waterviewcourtseniorliving.com

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Hotline 1-800-351-4889: info about current consumer issues, tips on how to avoid consumer fraud, and submission of consumer complaints. Louisiana Office of Financial Institutions (OFI) Securities Division Investment Fraud 8660 United Plaza Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (225) 925-4512 Fax: (225) 925-4511 www.ofi.la.gov/ SecuritiesInvestorEd.htm Professional speakers available for groups on investment fraud schemes and fraudulent sales practices used in securities fraud. Confidential background checks (called CRD Reports) are available upon written request on investment professionals who are legally registered to sell securities in Louisiana, including out-ofstate solicitors. Verify a security to be purchased is legally registered to be sold in Louisiana or to verify that the security is legally exempt from being registered. Don’t just take the salesperson’s word on this issue. Register a confidential complaint about securities fraud, which OFI will investigate. Access investor tools and investor education articles in the new investor education section of OFI’s web site. Louisiana Department of Public Safety Louisiana Department of Motor Vehicles P.O. Box 64886 Baton Rouge, LA 70896 (225) 925-6146 (318) 676-5858 Shreveport www.dps.louisiana.gov • Discounted Rates for Driver’s License Renewal - Age 70 and above. No late fee for an expired license • State ID Card - Age 60+. No charge. Never expires and no charge for duplicates and replacement cards. Severely handicapped can renew

Mobility Impaired placards by proxy. Louisiana Department of Revenue P.O. Box 201 Baton Rouge, LA 70821 (225) 219-0102 www.rev.louisiana.gov Ongoing Taxpayer Assistance Program - Individual income tax provides that $6000 of annual retirement income received by an individual 65+ shall be exempt from state income tax. Annual retirement income is defined as pension and annuity income, which is included in tax table income. Certain federal, state, and other retirement benefits may be excluded from Louisiana taxable income. Louisiana Workforce Commission 1001 North 23rd Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 225-342-3111; 866-783-5567 www.laworks.net Providing assistance regarding career solutions, licensing guidelines, workers’ compensation, unemployment benefits, job training, labor laws, and Veterans information. Louisiana Rehabilitation Services 950 N 22nd Baton Rouge, LA 70821 225-925-4131; 800-737-2958 www.dss.louisiana.gov • Offers Newsline and Information Service for the Blind, which provides access to national and local newspapers through the phone line, and operates Project COPE. www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com


• Commission for the Deaf insures that LA’s public and private services are accessible to deaf, deaf-blind, hard of hearing, and the speech impaired. Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services 627 North Fourth Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 225-219-9415; 800-256-4650 www.dss.louisiana.gov • Kinship Care Subsidy Program - Aids non-parental custodians of children, including elderly caretakers. Provide cash assistance for each eligible child who resides with a qualified relative other than a parent. • Food Stamp Program Promote welfare and safeguard health and well being by raising levels of nutrition among lowincome households. • Disability Determination Program - Makes eligibility determinations for Supplemental Security Income. Louisiana Housing Finance Agency 2415 Quail Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70808 225-763-8700; 888-454-2001 www.lhfa.louisiana.gov • Low Income Assistance Program - Lessens burden of heating and cooling expenses by making payments to energy companies on behalf of eligible households. • Weatherization Assistance Program - Weatherizes homes to improve heating and cooling efficiency. Reduces energy costs and improves the household comfort level. www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com

Louisiana Department of Wildlife & Fisheries 2000 Quail Drive Baton Rouge, LA 70808 225-765-2800; 800-256-2749 www.wlf.louisiana.gov Fishing and Hunting Licenses - Residents 60 years of age and older can obtain a life-time fishing and hunting license for a one-time fee of $50. A federal duck stamp is needed to hunt ducks. Disabled veterans, national guard members, persons with disabilities, or physically challenged persons, can obtain licenses at reduced or no fees. Louisiana Development Disabilities Council P.O. Box 3455 Baton Rouge, LA 70821-3455 (225) 342-6804 www.laddc.org Disability Referral and Info: 1-800-450-8108 Governor’s Office of Elderly Affairs P.O. Box 80374 Baton Rouge, LA 70898-0374 (225) 342-7100 www.goea. louisiana.gov • Elderly Protective Services - Deals with claims of abuse or neglect of senior citizens 1-800-259-4990. • Long Term Care Ombudsman Program – complaints of residents at long-term care facilities 1-866-632-0922 • Legal Assistance – Legal services for seniors, call 1-800-310-7029

Louisiana Office of State Parks P.O. Box 44426 Baton Rouge, LA 70804-4426 (225) 342-8111 (888) 677-1400 www.lastateparks.com Golden Age Passport provides a 50% discount on camping fees at Louisiana State Parks. Entrance fees to most Louisiana State Parks is free for persons 62+ and is free for disabled veterans with a state park permit.

National Agencies and Organizations Administration on Aging 330 Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC 20201 (202) 401-4634 www.aoa.gov Policy, development, planning, and delivery of supportive home and community based services seniors and caregivers.

Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17 Chicago, IL 60601-7633 (800) 272-3900 www.alz.org Information about Alzheimer’s symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, recent research, and for referrals to state and national services. AARP 601 East Street, NW Washington, DC 20049 (888) 687-2277 www.aarp.org A non-profit organization that advocates for those age 50 and older, providing a range of benefits/services. American Stroke Association 7272 Greenville Avenue Dallas, TX 75231 (888) 478-7653 www.strokeassociation.org Telephone counseling for stroke survivors and their caregivers.

Louisiana Department of Veteran Affairs P.O. Box 94095, Capital Station Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9095 225-922-0500; 800-432-8982 www.vetaffairs.la.gov Provides professional counseling services, nursing and domiciliary care, health care, education, disability benefits, long term care, and burial honors to all eligible veterans and their family members. 2018 Edition  The Best of Times SILVER PAGES 

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American Heart Association (800) 242-8721 www.heart.org A non-profit organization in the United States that fosters appropriate cardiac care in an effort to reduce disability and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke. American Bar Association Comm. on Law & Aging 1050 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington DC 20036 (202) 662-8690 (800) 285-2221 www.abanet.org/aging Responds to law-related needs of older people. Makes referrals and maintains a listing of legal aid offices where older people can get free or low-cost legal assistance.

MEDLINE Plus www.medlineplus.gov Up-to-date health care information from the National Library of Medicine. National Family Caregivers Association DBA Caregiver Action Network 1130 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite300 Washington, DC 20036 (202) 454-3970 www.caregiveraction.org Grass roots organization providing advocacy, support, and info for family who care for chronically ill, older, or disabled relatives.

American Seniors Association 353 6th Avenue West Bradenton, FL 34205 (800)951-0017 www.americanseniors.org

National Institute on Aging 31 Center Drive, MSC 2292 Bethesda, MD 20892-2292 (301) 496-1752 (800) 222-2225 (toll free) www.nia.nih.gov Research on aging processes, disease and the special problems and needs of older people.

Association of Mature American Citizens 5 Orville Drive, Suite 400 Bohemia, NY 11716 (888)262-2006 www.amac.us

National Association of Conservative Seniors 172 Williamson Road, #5182 Mooresville, NC 28117 (800) 570-7769 www.naocs.us

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 7500 Security Blvd Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 (877) 262-2323 (toll free) (800) 633-4227 (Medicare) cms.gov; medicare.gov; healthcare.gov Agency within US Department of Health and Human Services responsible for Medicare, HIPAA, and CLIA and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid.

RxAssist Program www.RxAssist.org National database to find free medications through drug companies’ patient assistance programs.

Eldercare Locator (800) 677-1116 (toll free) www.eldercare.gov Nationwide assistance helping elderly and caregivers locate resources.

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Social Security Administration 6401 Security Blvd Baltimore, MD 21235 (800) 772-1213 (toll free) TTY 1-800-325-0778 www.ssa.gov A social insurance program consisting of retirement benefits, survivors benefits, disability insurance, & supplemental security income. The National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Senior Pass Program Box 25286 Denver, CO 80225 (888) 275-8747 www.usgs.gov Senior Pass is available to US citizens who are 62 years of age or older and can be used at over 2,000 Federal recreation sites across the nation. Cost is ninety dollars ($90). Applicants must provide documentation of age and residency or citizenship. The Well Spouse Foundation (800) 838-0879 www.wellspouse.org This national group offers support to the wives, husbands, and partners of chronically ill or disabled people.

Assistance Basic Needs Acadian On Call Personal Emergency Response Systems (PERS) P. O. Box 91430 Lafayette, LA 70509 800-259-1234

Aging and Disability Resource Center 1700 Buckner Street, Ste. 240 Shreveport, LA 71101 318-676-7900; 800-256-3003 www.caddocoa.org Info and counseling on available long term care support options. They can help with crisis intervention, applications for Prescription Assistance Program, Medicare counseling and assist with Part D selection, find health and social support options, support families in caring for their loved ones, ensure that clients understand their long term care option. American Red Cross NWLA Chapter 805 Brook Hollow Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 318-865-9545 www.louisianaredcross.org Emergency response organization to provide relief to victims of disasters and respond to emergencies. Angel Food Ministries 214 West 70th Street, Suite 201 Shreveport, LA 711106 318-869-1204 www.angelfoodministries.com Food is available for seniors at greatly discounted prices. Please call to order Bossier Council on Aging 706 Bearkat Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318-741-7490 www.bossiercoa.org Provides services to seniors (over 60) of Bossier Parish that allow them to remain independent and to remain active in the community. Caddo Council on Aging 1700 Buckner Street, Ste 151 Shreveport, LA 71101 318-676-7900 Ext 239 www.caddocoa.org CCOA is a local aging program that provides information and services on a range of assistance for older adults and those who care for them. www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com


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Caddo Community Action Agency 4055 St. Vincent Ave Shreveport, LA 71108 318-861-4808 Rental and utility assistance. Catholic Charities of Shreveport 331 East 71st Street Shreveport, LA 71103 318-865-0200 Assist the needy and less fortunate. Christian Service Program 1244 Sprague Street Shreveport, LA 71101 318-221-4857 christianserviceprogram.org Reaching out to persons who lack the basic necessities of life. Community Development 401 Texas Street Shreveport, LA 71101 318-673-5900 www.shreveportla.gov/dept/cd Seeks to develop the citizen’s

ability to identify community programs, set goals, encourage liaisons with outside agencies, stimulate community interaction, and bring groups together to respond to a wide range of economic development, human resource development and quality of life issues.

Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana, Inc. 800 West 70th Street Shreveport, LA 71106 318-629-5910 Offering resources for youth, seniors and others to learn important job skills that will make them marketable employees.

Community Renewal International 838 Margaret Place Shreveport, LA 71101 318-425-3222 www.communityrenewal.us Working to restore safe and caring communities through personal relationships.

Martin Luther King Health Center NWLA Interfaith Pharmacy 865 Olive Street Shreveport, LA 71104 318-227-2912 Offers free medical services and medicines for individuals managing chronic illnesses

Free Smoke Detector Program Shreveport Fire Prevention Bureau 505 Travis Street, Suite 510 Shreveport, LA 71101 318-673-6740 Provides free smoke detectors for residents of the City of Shreveport.

Meals on Wheels Caddo Parish: 318-676-7900 Bossier Parish: 318-741-3802 Hot meals delivered for homebound seniors who are living alone or are disabled.

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Noel Neighborhood Ministries 520 Herndon Street Shreveport, LA 71101 318-424-0434 Services include: The Food Pantry program which provides supplemental food assistance; The Highland Craft program offers the opportunity for women in poverty to earn a small additional income; and Adopt-A-Family provides apartment start-up kits to homeless families moving from transitional shelters to permanent housing. ReNesting Project, Inc. 1331 Driftwood Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318-747-5520 www.renestingprojectinc.org Collaborating with social services to provide gently used furniture and household goods. Shreveport- Bossier Rescue Mission 901 McNeil Shreveport, LA 71101 318-227-2868 www.sbrescuemission.com Provides homeless interven-

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tion services, work assistance programs, and women and family services. Salvation Army of Shreveport/ Bossier 200 E. Stoner Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101 318-424-3200 www.salvationarmyusa.org Provides services to meet human needs including food, shelter, and clothing. Social Security Admin. 1240 South Pointe Parkway Shreveport, LA 71105 877-319-3074 www.socialsecurity.gov Society of St. Vincent de Paul 3500 Fairfield Avenue Shreveport, LA 71105 318-865-7807 Emergency financial assistance, food programs, rent/ mortgage assistance, and services to those in any way challenged. S.O.S (Sheriff’s Operation Safeguard (Caddo Parish) 1000 Grimmett Drive Shreveport, LA 71107 318-681-0871 A program designed to help identify and reunite lost, memory-impaired persons with their family members. S.O.S (Sheriff’s Operation Safeguard (Bossier Parish) 2510 Airline Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318-965-3500 A program designed to help identify and reunite lost, memory-impaired persons with their family members. The Pool of Siloam Medical Ministry 4140 Greenwood Road Shreveport, LA 71109 318-631-2212 www.poolofsiloam.org Medical services & medicines for those with no other access. www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com


Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) 4055 St. Vincent Ave Shreveport, LA 71108 318-861-4808 Weatherizes homes to improve heating and cooling efficiency. Volunteers of America – North Louisiana 360 Jordan Shreveport, LA 71101 318-221-2669 www.voanorthla.org Programs include disability, employment, mental health, veteran transitional living, and residential services.

Educational Assistance Bossier Parish Community College 1701 Old Minden Road Bossier City, LA 71111 318-678-6015 www.bpcc.edu Literacy Volunteers 2911 Centenary Boulevard Shreveport, LA 71104 318-869-2411 www.shreveportliteracy.org Free tutoring to those with literacy deficiencies. LSU Ag Center – Shreveport Office 2408 East 70th Street Shreveport, LA 71105 318-226-6805 www.lsuagcenter.com Provides educational programs on diet, health, nutrition, family development, and financial topics. LSU Health Shreveport Medical Library 1501 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71130 318- 675-5455 www.healthelinks.org LSUS University One University Place Shreveport, LA 71105 318-797-5000 www.lsus.edu www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com

Shreve Memorial Library 424 Texas Street Shreveport, LA 71101 318-226-5897 www.shreve-lib.org

Shreveport City Police Forgery and Fraud Unit 1234 Texas Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101 318-673-6985

Shreveport Parks and Recreation (SPAR) 7401 Jewella Shreveport, LA 71108 318-673-7727; 318-673-7845 www.myspar.org Offering seniors many programs at each of its community centers including arts and crafts, computer classes, aerobics, sewing, dominoes, cards, dancing, bowling, ceramics, quilting, and other fun-filled activities.

Senior Care Advocacy 850 B Olive Street Shreveport, LA 71104 www.ywcanwla.org Free counseling, referral services, and case management to provide information on safety and encourage empowerment by providing advocacy in circumstances of past or present trauma or victimization to 65 and older senior ladies.

Elder Abuse Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office Elder Services 2510 Viking Drive Bossier city, LA 71111 318-965-2203 Caddo Sheriff’s Office Elderly Crime Victim Assistance 1000 Grimmett Drive Shreveport, LA 71107 318-681-0869

Legal Assistance Legal Aid of North Louisiana, 720 Travis Street Shreveport, LA 71101 318-222-7186 800-826-9265 www.lsnl.org Provide free legal services to people below poverty guidelines and seniors with civil matters.

Louisiana Secretary of State - Living Wills P.O. Box 94125 Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9125 225-922-0309 www.sos.louisiana.gov/ Living Wills, Cost of $20 for filing, and $5 for Revocation. Northwest Louisiana Pro Bono Project 401 Market St. Suite 930 Shreveport, LA 71101 318-213-8300 The Pro Bono Project refers indigent and low-income residents of Caddo and Bossier Parishes to private attorneys who volunteer their time but handles only civil, non-fee generating cases. Professional Civil Law Notaries Association of N. LA. 476 Debroeck Road Shreveport, LA 71106 318- 797-4396 www.pclna.org The Louisiana Civil Law

Louisiana Elderly Protective Services Toll Free 800-898-4910 Providing services to protect adults who cannot physically or mentally protect themselves and to protect those who are harmed or threatened with harm through action or inaction by themselves or by the individual responsible for their care. Shreveport City Police Crime Prevention 1234 Texas Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101 318-673-6940 Shreveport City Police Crime Victim Assistance 1234 Texas Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101 318-226-6794 2018 Edition  The Best of Times SILVER PAGES 

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Notary can draft, prepare and execute affidavits, acknowledgements and authentic acts. Using an experienced Notary can be an extremely cost effective and convenient alternative for legal document preparation. The Louisiana Civil Law Notary has broad powers usually reserved for attorneys in other states.

Tax Filing Assistance AARP Tax Aide Locator (800) 227-7669 Louisiana Department of Revenue 1525 Fairfield 6th Floor Shreveport, LA 71101 318-676-7505 Internal Revenue Service (800) 829-1040 www.irs.gov

Assisted Living Facilities A combination of housing, personalized supportive services and health care designed to respond to the individual needs of those who require help with activities of daily living (ADLs), but wish to remain as independent as possible. An intermediate level of care between independent living and nursing homes, assisted living facilities are for those who are not able to care for themselves, but do not require constant care. Most facilities offer 24-hour supervision and an array of support services. Assist residents with personal care, such as: bathing, dressing, toileting, eating, grooming, getting around and medication assistance. Residents and/or families pay for services, although private insurance may pay for some services. Azalea Estates of Shreveport 516 E. Flournoy Lucas Road Shreveport, LA 71115 (318) 797-2408

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Bloom at Bossier 4828 Medical Drive Bossier City, LA 71112 (318) 746-0470 Brookdale Shreveport 7110 University Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 524-2100 Brookdale Bossier City 2540 Beene Blvd Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 747-2114 Montclair Park Assisted Living 9100 East Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71115 (318) 797-1114 Savannah at The Oaks 600 East Flournoy Lucas Road Shreveport, LA 71115 (318) 212-6257 Residents have a unique opportunity to experience the individualized and special attention when some assistance with daily activities is needed or desired. Spacious studio, onebedroom and two-bedroom apartments provide flexible options. More than a place of luxury and serenity, Savannah at The Oaks offers residents a wide range of activities to appeal to virtually every interest. Savannah Grand Assisted Living and Memory Support Residence 4770 Brandon Blvd Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 549-1001 The Blake at Bossier City 2000 Blake Boulevard Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 752-6611 The Blake features a full continuum of services in richly appointed Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care residences. All of those options will be housed within one resort-style community. If needs change, the people who live here stay here.

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The Gables at Spring Lake 8622 Line Avenue Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 861-2266

Attractions & Entertainment All Star Bowling Lanes 9130 Mansfield Road Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 687-3676 American Rose Center 8877 Jefferson Paige Road Shreveport, LA 71119 (318) 938-5402 ArklaTex Sports Museum 400 Caddo Street Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 221-8445 ArtSpace 710 Texas Street Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 673-6535 Barksdale Global Power Museum 88 Shreveport Road, Bldg 5088 Barksdale AFB, LA 71110 (318) 456-5553 Boomtown Casino and Hotel 300 Riverside Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 746-0711 Bossier Parish Library Historical Center 2206 Beckett St. Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 746-7717 Bossier Tennis Center 1651 Mondello Way Bossier City, LA (318) 213-2108 CenturyLink Center 2000 CenturyLink Center Drive Bossier City, LA 71112 (318) 752-6730 Chimp Haven 13600 Chimpanzee Place Keithville, LA 71047 (318) 925-9575

Crooked Hollow Golf Club 8667 Elysian Fields Road Greenwood, LA 71033 (318) 938-5060 DiamondJacks Casino and Resort 711 DiamondJacks Blvd Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 678-7777 www.diamondjacks.com Conveniently located along I-20 on Exit 20A in Bossier City. Offering 24 hour slot and table games. Over 500 luxurious rooms and suites, resort-style outdoor pool, first class restaurants, and full service RV park. Golden Gamers discounts/promotions for persons 50+ with player’s card. East Bank Theatre and Gallery 630 Barksdale Blvd Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 741-8310 East Ridge Country Club 1000 Stewart Drive Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 868-6571 Eldorado Resort Casino 451 Clyde Fant Memorial Pkwy Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 220-0711 Emmett Hook Performing Arts 550 Common Street Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 429-6887 Harrah’s Louisiana Downs 8000 East Texas Street Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 742-5555 Holiday Lanes 3316 Old Minden Road Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 746-7331 Horseshoe Casino and Hotel 711 Horseshoe Blvd Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 742-0711

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Hurley School of Music 2802 Woodlawn Avenue Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 869-5235 J. Bennett Johnston Waterway Regional Visitor Center 700 Clyde Fant Parkway Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 677-2673

Multicultural Center of the South 520 Spring Street Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 424-1380 Municipal Auditorium 705 Elvis Presley Ave. Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 841-4000

Logan Mansion Tours 725 Austin Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 459-2285

Olde Oaks Golf Course 60 Golf Club Drive Haughton, LA 71037 (318) 742-0333

Louisiana State Exhibit Museum 3015 Greenwood Road Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 632-2020

Pioneer Heritage Center LSU Shreveport Shreveport, LA 71115 (318) 797-5339

LA State Oil and Gas Museum 200 S. Land Avenue Oil City, LA 71061 (318) 995-6845 Margaritaville Casino and Resort 777 Margaritaville Way Bossier City, LA 71111 (855) 346-2489 Marjorie Lyons Playhouse 2911 Centenary Blvd. Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 869-5242 Meadows Museum of Art 2911 Centenary Blvd Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 869-5169

Red River Revel 101 Crockett Street, Suite C Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 424-4000 Also presenting CORK Wine Festival, BREW, & Shreveport Farmer’s Market River City Repertory Theatre 2829 Youree Drive, Suite 4 Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 868-5888 R. W. Norton Art Gallery 4747 Creswell Avenue Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 865-4201 Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino 315 Clyde Fant Parkway Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 424-7777

Shreveport Aquarium 601 Clyde Fant Memorial Pkw Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 383-0601 Shreveport Little Theatre 812 Margaret Place Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 424-4438 Shreveport Symphony Orchestra 616 Jordan Street Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 227-8863 or (318) 222-7496 Shreveport Opera 212 Texas, Suite 101 Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 227-9503 Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet 6654 St. Vincent Avenue Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 865-9916 Shreveport Water Works Museum 142 North Common Street Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 221-3388 Shreveport Ghost Walk Tours (318) 200-0711

SPAR Public Golf Courses • Huntington Park 8300 Pines Rd Shreveport, LA 71129 (318) 673-7765 • Querbes Park 3500 Beverly Place Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 673-7773 • Jerry Tim Brooks Park 2200 Milam Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 673-7782 SPAR Public Tennis Centers • Bill Cockrell Tennis Center 4109 Pines Road Shreveport, LA 71119 318-673-7790 • Querbes Tennis Center 3507 Beverly Place Shreveport, LA 71104 318-673-7787 • Southern Hills Tennis Center 1000 Bert Kouns Shreveport, LA 71108 318-673-7784 Splash Kingdom 7670 West 70th Street Shreveport, LA 71129 (318) 938-5473

Southern Univ. Museum of Art 610 Texas Street, Suite 110 Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 760-6631

Spring Street Historical Museum 525 Spring Street Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 424-0964

Southern Trace Country Club 200 Southern Trace Parkway Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 798-8300

Stage of Stars Museum 705 Elvis Presley Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 220-9434

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State Fair of Louisiana 3701 Hudson St. Shreveport, LA 71109 (318) 635-1361 StoneBridge Golf Club 301 StoneBridge Blvd Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 747-2004 Strand Theatre 619 Louisiana Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 226-1481 Talbot Medical Museum WK Innovation Center 2105 Airline Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 212-2512 The Robinson Film Center 617 Texas Street Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 424-9090

tion requested. Medical Alert - Senior emergency response system provided by Acadian on Call for a $22 monthly fee. System gives immediate access to medical care in case of accidents. Sitter - Personal care and lite housekeeping provided weekly for homebound seniors. Congregate Meals - Activities and lunch, Suggested $3 donation. • A.B. Palmer Community

Center, 547 E. 79th St., Shreveport. 673-5336. Monday - Friday 9 am - 1 pm. Lunch @ 11:00 • Airport Park Community Center, 6500 Kennedy Dr., Shreveport. 673-7803. Monday - Friday 9 am - 1 pm. Lunch @ 11 am. • Cockrell Community Center, 4109 Pines Road, Shreveport. 629-4185. Monday - Friday 10 am - 12 noon. Lunch @ 10:30 am.

• David Raines Community Center, 2920 Round Grove Lane, Shreveport. 673-5342. Monday – Friday 9 am - 1 pm. Lunch at 11:30 am. • Hattie Perry Community Center, 4300 Ledbetter, Shreveport. 673-7810. Monday – Friday 9 am – 12 pm. Lunch @ 11:00 am. • Lakeside Community Center, 2200 Milam St., Shreveport. 673-7812. Opening soon.

Caring for someone with Alzheimer’s isn’t easy. Reaching us is.

Touchstone Wildlife Museum 5011 East Texas St. Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 746-5792 Vivian Railroad Station Museum 100 North Front Street Vivian, LA 71082 (318) 375-5300

Councils on Aging Caddo Council Information and Assistance – Call 318.676.7900 for info, services and resources. View resource directory at caddocouncilonaging.org. Caregiver Respite - Shortterm temporary relief care is provided for caregivers so that they may have a break from senior care. Homemaker -A trained worker will perform light household tasks for homebound seniors. Legal Services – Provide referrals for individual counseling Meals on Wheels – Deliver 5 meals weekly to homebound seniors unable to shop or cook for themselves. $5 weekly donawww.TheBestOfTimesNews.com

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• Mamie Hicks Community Center, 200 Mayfair Dr, Shreveport. 673-6416. Monday - Friday 10 – 12 pm. Lunch served @ 11 am • Martin Luther King Community Center, 1341 Russell Road, Shreveport. 6707671. Monday – Friday 9:30 am - 1:30 pm. Lunch @ 11:30 am. Transportation available on a limited basis. Call for more info. • Mooringsport Community Center, 603 Latimer St., Mooringsport. 318-519-5505. Tuesday and Thursday. 9 am 12:30 pm. Lunch @ 11:30 am. • New Hill, 8725 Springridge Texas-Line Rd, Keithville. 925-0529. Tuesday and Thursday 9 am - 12 noon. Lunch @ 11:00 am. • Oil City Community Center, 110 Furman St., Oil City. Monday & Friday - 9 am 12:30 pm. Lunch @ 12:00 pm. • Southern Hills Community Center/Senior Center, 1002 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport. 673-7818. Monday - Friday 10 am - 12:30 pm. Lunch @ 12:00 noon • Valencia Park Community Center, 1800 Viking Drive, Shreveport. 673.6433. Opening

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soon Senior Related Presentations, Speakers, and Activities - Randle T. Moore, 3101 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. 6767900. Thursday Coffee @ 9:30 am. Program @ 10 am. Tech Talk – Introduction to laptops, smart phones, tablets, internet, and social media. Fridays at Randle T. Moore, 3101 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport 10 a.m. - noon Sheriff’s Operation Safeguard - Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office helps reunite persons with Alzheimer’s who have become lost. Participants are given a special ID bracelet containing info stored in the Sheriff’s Office database. Call 318.681.0875 to register. Free. Aging & Disability Resource Center of Northwest LA - Serving seniors & disabled adults in Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Red River, Natchitoches, Sabine, and Webster Parishes. • Assist with applications for programs to assist with Medicare costs, including Low Income Subsidy and Medicare Saving Programs including QMB Medicaid. 1.800.256.3003 or 318.676.7900

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• Long Term Care Resources & Options - Help navigate complex system of Long Term Care • Medicare Counseling - Answer Medicare coverage questions • Medicare Part D Application - Assistance finding the best plan through medicare.gov • Medicine Assistance - Help seniors and disabled adults complete applications to drug companies free or discounted prescriptions. • Nursing Home Ombudsman - Advocate will investigate and resolve senior’s nursing home complaints. Serving Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Claiborne, DeSoto, Red River, and Webster Parishes. Call 1.800.256.3003 or 318.676.7900. Bossier Council Info & referrals - 318-741-8302 Caption Call System - Hard of hearing telephone system available @ no cost. Must have landline & internet services. Caregiver - Support services are provided for family caregivers including in-home respite care for the caregiver, education for the family, and material aid and sitter services for the patient. $3/visit suggested. Home Delivered Meals - Provided Monday – Thursday for homebound seniors in Bossier parish. $2/meal suggested. Homemaker - Trained employees provide light housekeeping for seniors having difficulty maintaining their homes. $3/visit suggested. Legal Services - Education on elder legal issues. Counseling for individuals with a local lawyer or by referrals. Medicaid Food Stamp Applications - Application center and assistance filling out the forms. By appointment only. Medical Alert - With a referral from BCOA, an auto dial unit is available for installa-

tion on your phone. Necklace, wristband, or pocket clip styles provided. Press the button for immediate help. $22/per month. Outreach - Home visits are made to help identify seniors for services. Personal Care - provided for homebound seniors that have no caregiver support Senior Centers - Recreation, crafts, educational seminars, and health information. Also: day trips, extended trips, exercise/dance classes, bingo, cards, dominoes, health screenings, exercise equipment room, games and Thursday night dances with a live band. Hot, nutritious meals served at 11:30 AM at the sites. $2 per meal is suggested. • Bearkat Site (741-8302), 706 Bearkat Dr., Bossier City. Monday through Thursday 8 am - 4:30 pm; Friday 8 am 2:30 pm. • Plain Dealing Site (3265722), 101 E. Oak St., Plain Dealing, 10 AM - 2 PM, Monday - Thursday. • Benton Site (965-9981), 202 Sibley, Benton, 10 AM - 1 PM, Monday - Thursday. Transportation - Wheelchair accessible vans available to transport seniors to grocery shopping, senior centers & BX (with military ID). $3 suggested contribution. Medical appointment transportation provided with a $10/roundtrip charge. Also contracts with Medicaid for referrals. Zumba classes - Monday & Wednesday @ 5:30 pm, Sat. @ 9 am. Open to the public, free for seniors.

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Springhill Senior Center (539-2510), 301 West Church St., Springhill; 8 am to 4 pm Congregate Meals – nutritionally balanced meals for persons 60+ and spouses provided at senior centers, served 5 days a week. Family Care-Giver Support – support services that provide a temporary break in the tasks of care-giving. For family caregivers who are providing care for an older individual who is determined to be functionally impaired because of inability to perform instrumental functions of daily living without substantial supervision and assistance. Provided to persons caring for a homebound relative 60+, for a relative 60+ caring for a homebound child or grandchild. Home-Delivered Meals – Noon meal delivered to eligible home-bound elderly (illness, disability or while caring for spouse who is), 5 days a week. Homemaker services – Provided to those meeting specific requirements. Information and Assistance – Provides the individual with current information on opportunities and services within the community. Legal Assistance – providing legal advice, counseling, and representation by an attorney. Lectures are scheduled on a quarterly basis. Medicaid enrollment center – take initial Medicaid applications

Medical Alert – linking clients with in-home emergency response system. Recreation – Art, crafts, hobbies, games, and trips. Transportation – transporting older persons to and from community facilities and resources. Assisted transportation also provided and must be scheduled weekly in advance. Wellness – designed to support/improve the senior’s mental/physical well-being through exercise, physical fitness, and health screening.

Dialysis Facilities Offering Medicare approved dialysis services in the area. For comparison information regarding dialysis facilities, please visit medicare.gov. DAVITA – Broadmoor 1815 East 70th Street Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 797-7940 DAVITA – Red River 9205 Linwood Avenue Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 603-0548 DCI -Shreveport 1322 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 226-1020 DCI- North Shreveport 1515 N. Hearne Avenue Shreveport, LA 71107 (318) 220-7012

DCI – East Shreveport 102 Ardmore Avenue Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 861-5051 FMCNA - Shreveport Regional 1800 Buckner Street, # A100 Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 227-9765 FMCNA- Dialysis Center of Shreveport 3949 Southern Avenue Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 869-3016 FMCNA – North Shreveport Dialysis 990 Aero Drive Shreveport, LA 71107 (318) 425-7371 FMCNA -Bossier Regional 2907 Plantation Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 746-8440 FMCNA-South Bossier 3087 Stafford Street Bossier City, LA 71112 (318) 741-5167 FMCNA – Pierremont 2240 East Bert Kouns Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 524-9906

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Willis Knighton Rehabilitation Institute Outpatient Renal Dialysis 1111 Line Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 716-4545 Outpatient Renal Dialysis provides an enhanced environment for patients who require this service. There are 13 private patient stations focused on safety, comfort, and privacy which are easily accessible to patients.

Disability Services Offering those with disabilities special support services, information and the assistive technology necessary to participate fully in their environment. Betty & Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center Of Louisiana 601 Jordan St. Shreveport, LA 71101 318-425-7781

FMCNA – South Shreveport 410 Ashley Ridge Blvd Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 868-8320

Hear Now –LSUHSC ENT Clinic 1501 Kings Hwy Shreveport, LA 71103 318-675-6262

FMCNA – Southwest Shreveport 9076 Kingston Road Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 683-3296

Hearing Aids – LA Rehab 1525 Fairfield #708 Shreveport, LA 71101 318-676-7155

FMCNA- West Shreveport 4338 Pines Road Shreveport, LA 71119 (318) 621-0750

Hearing Units (State Disability Determination) 2920 Knight Street Shreveport, LA 71105 318-869-6576

Willis Knighton Medical Center Dialysis Center 2716 Portland Avenue Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 212-4339 Offering inpatient dialysis

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for kidney failure at all WillisKnighton hospitals. Outpatient dialysis is offered at the Dialysis Center on the campus of Willis-Knighton Medical Center and at the Willis-Knighton Rehabilitation Institute.

LA Association For The Blind 1750 Claiborne Ave. Shreveport, LA 71103 318-635-6471

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Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network (LATAN) 820 Jordan Suite 120 Shreveport, LA 71101 318-841-1548

transitioning from a nursing home or other institution.

Mollie Webb Speech & Hearing Clinic 3735 Blair St. Shreveport, LA 71103 318-632-2015

Bossier Career Solutions 4000 Viking Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318-741-7360

Employment Opportunities

New Horizons Independent Living Center 1111A Hawn Avenue Shreveport, LA 71107 318-671-8131 www.nhilc.org A non-profit, non-residential facility that offers info, referral, peer counseling, & skills training. Services include assistive technology, transportation, mental health counseling, attendant training program, and attendant services to people with disabilities. They provide support for people with disabilities who are considering

Community Development 1237 Murphy Street # 210 Shreveport, LA 71101 318-673-7500 Jean Simpson Personnel Services, Inc. 1318 Shreveport Barksdale Highway Shreveport, LA 71105 318-869-3494 Jobs for Veterans 2121 Fairfield Avenue, Suite 100 Shreveport, LA 71104 318-676-7748

Kelly Services 429 Ashley Ridge Blvd Shreveport, LA 71106 318-869-0835 LA Department Of Labor 2900 Dowdell Street Shreveport, LA 71103 318-676-7788 North Louisiana Goodwill Industries 800 W. 70th St. Shreveport, LA 71106 318-869-2575 Manpower 2750 Shed Road Bossier City, LA 71111 318-631-4242 Senior Employment Program/ Ayuda 820 Jordan St. Suite #310 Shreveport, LA 71101 318-221-7611

Estate Planning and Legal Services Through estate planning, individuals can determine how and by whom assets will be managed during your lifetime if you ever become unable to manage them yourself; when and under what circumstances it makes sense to distribute assets during your lifetime, how and to whom assets will be distributed after death, how and by whom your personal care will be managed, and how health care decisions will be made during your lifetime if you become unable to care for yourself. Gilsoul & Associates, LLC Joe Gilsoul and Lee Aronson 2950 Fairfield Avenue, Suite 300 Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 524-9966 Estate planning, Medicaid and VA benefits planning,

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successions (probate), interdictions (guardianship), trusts and asset protection planning, particularly for the elderly. We take pride in customizing every client’s plan to their unique needs–cookie-cutter planning is not what we offer. The Elder Law Attorney Kyle A. Moore 912 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 222-2100 www.weems-law.com Offers a full spectrum of services, considering all options to develop an effective, flexible, and protective plan for a family’s specific needs. Specializing in estate planning, long-term care planning, special needs planning, and successions. John E. Settle, Jr., Attorney 1915 Citizens Bank Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 742-5513

Eye Care Providers Ophthalmologists are medical doctors who deliver total eye care, including performing a complete eye examination, prescribing eyeglasses and contact lenses, diagnosing and treating eye diseases, and performing surgery. Optometrists perform eye examinations and can determine the presence

of vision-related problems, prescribe eyeglasses and contact lenses. Opticians are trained in filling prescriptions for eyeglasses and contact lenses. David Raines Community Center 1625 David Raines Road Shreveport, LA 71107 (318) 425-2252 Dr. Bryan Vekovius 450 Ashley Ridge Drive Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 675-3733 Willis Knighton Eye Institute • North 2611 Greenwood Road Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 212-2020

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7607 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 212-3937

• South 2530 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop #116 Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 212-5901 Three convenient locations for the treatment of all eye conditions. From fitting glasses and contacts to treating diabetic eye disease to routine and complex cataract eye surgery, they provide comprehensive eye care for the entire family.

Lusk Eye Specialists 451 Ashley Ridge Drive Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 222-5555

Garcia Financial Services 1605 Benton Road, Suite H Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 742-4437

Planchard Eye and Laser Center 2400 Hospital Drive, # 100 Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 212-7860

Horton Financial Services 120 North Hardwick Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 222-8600

Shreveport Eye Clinic 471 Ashley Ridge Dr. # 300 Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 861-4009

IM Financial 1945 East 70th Street Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 629-1170

Zaffater Eye Center 2449 Hospital Drive, Suite 460 Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 747-5838

JPJ Investments 3201 Dee Street Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 222-8999

Financial Planning Services A financial consultant prepares financial plans for clients. Some assess every aspect of an individual’s financial life including savings, investments, insurance, taxes, retirement, and estate planning - and help develop a detailed strategy for meeting financial goals. Argent Financial Group 333 Texas Street, Suite 699 Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 673-1920 Cornerstone Financial Services, LLC 960 Sheridan Avenue, Suite B Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 221-8888 Evans Financial Group 7600 Fern Ave., Bldg 1200 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 629-4852 Executive Financial Group 8848 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71115 (318) 795-0660 French Financial Group 7607 Fern Avenue, Ste 902 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 670-8796

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McDaniel Financial 2001 East 70th, Suite 407 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 798-9022 S.A.F.E. Planning, Inc. 920 Pierremont, Suite 105 Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 869-3133 Serio Financial Services 6969 Fern Loop, #206 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 221-0889 TFG Financial 1754 East 70th Street Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 424-1116 Williams Financial Advisors 6245 Youree Dr., Suite 180 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 798-1112

Funeral Homes Funeral homes arrange burial services in accordance with the wishes of the family and the deceased. They take care of necessary paperwork, permits, and other details, such as making arrangements with the cemetery, and providing obituaries to the newspaper. Many offer prearrangement services for those who wish to prepare their own services before death.

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Aulds Funeral Home 7849 East Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 797-8124 Boone Funeral Homes & Crematory • 2156 Airline Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 532-4873 • 3903 Meriwether Shreveport, LA 71109 (318) 532-6172 Centuries Funeral Home 8801 Mansfield Road Shreveport, LA 71108 (318) 686-4334 Forest Park Funeral Home 1201 Louisiana Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 221-7181 For almost 100 years, we have provided professional funeral home services and cemetery property to the citizens of Shreveport and Bossier City area. Our family looks forward

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to serving you and your loved ones for another 100 years. Good Samaritan Funeral Home 2200 Laurel Street Shreveport, LA 71133 (318) 221-7337 Heavenly Gates 1339 Jewell Street Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 222-8010 Hill Crest Funeral Home 601 Hwy 80 East Haughton, LA 71037 (318) 949-9415 J. S. Williams & Son Funeral Home 1104 Pierre Avenue Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 221-6169 Osborn Funeral Home 3631 Southern Avenue Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 865-8426

Rose-Neath Funeral Homes • 2201 Airline Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 746-2543

• 2500 Southside Drive

Shreveport, LA 71108 (318) 687-1256

• 1815 Marshall Street Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 222-0348 Since 1932, Kilpatrick’s Rose-Neath Funeral Homes, Crematorium and Cemeteries, Inc. have been serving northwest Louisiana families during the most difficult of times. This family-owned company is dedicated to providing the compassionate care families need when a loved one dies. Winnfield Funeral Home 3701 Hollywood Avenue Shreveport, LA 71109 (318) 631-0203

Government Services City of Bossier Animal Control: 318-741-8499 Billing Permits and Inspections 318-741-8985 Bossier City – Main Number 318-741-8501 Bossier Clean City Committee 318-213-2100 Bossier City Council Office: 318-741-8520 • At Large – David Montgomery 318-424-1414 • At Large – Timothy Larkin 318-425-2300 • District 1 – Scott Irwin 318-742-2190 • District 2 – Jeffery Darby 318-742-6910 • District 3 – Don Williams 318-747-5320 • District 4 – Jeff Free 318-549-4554 • District 5 – Thomas Harvey 318-549-3206

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Community Development 318-741-8560 Community Oriented Policing 318-741-8352 Community Property Standards 318-741-8578 Fire Department • Emergency - 911 • Fire Prevention Bureau 318-741-8704 • Non – Emergencies 318-741-8700 Mayor’s Office: 318-741-8501 Metropolitan Planning Commission: 318-741-8824 Parking Tickets and Traffic Fines 318-741-8835 Parks and Recreation 318-741-8463 Police Department • Emergency - 911 • Non Emergency - 318-741-8611 • Crime Stoppers - 318-424-4100 Public Works: 318-741-8402 SB Convention & Tourist Bureau - 318-222-9391 Sewer Repairs: 318-741-8466 Street Department: 318-741-8402

• Area 2 (East): 318-673-7397 City of Shreveport • Area 3 (West): 318-673-7359 Citizen & Neighborhood • Area 4 (South) Assistance - 318-673-5669 318-673-7399 City of Shreveport: Office Of Environmental 318-673-5050 Affairs: 318-673-7660 Community Development Parking Tickets: 318-222-0290 318-673-5900 Police Department Community Support Program • Emergency - 911 318-865-1422 • Non-Emergency Shreveport City Council Office: 318-673-2583 318-673-5262 • District A: Willie Bradford Public Assembly & Recreation (SPAR) - 318-510-4768 318-673-7727 • District B – Jeff Everson Public Works Emergency 318-673-5289 Assistance - 318-673-7600 • District C – Oliver Shreveport/Bossier Community Jenkins 318-673-5287 Renewal - 318-425-3222 • District D – Michael Shreveport Fire Department Corbin 318-678-3513 • Emergency - 911 • District E – James Flurry • Fire Prevention Bureau 318-510-4765 318-673-6740 • District F – Stephanie • Non-Emergencies Lynch 318-532-3326 • District G - Jerry Bowan, 318-673-6650 Shreveport Police Jr. 318-510-4716 • Crime Stoppers Fraud Hotline: 318-222-5698 318-673-7000 Mayors Office Citizen • Forgery & Fraud Unit Concerns 318-673-5013 318-673-6985 The Mayor: 318-673-5050 • Non-Emergencies Neighborhood Assistance 318-673-7300 Team: SB Convention & Tourist • Area 1 (North): Bureau - 318-222-9391 318-673-6936 Transportation (SPORTRAN) 318-673-7425 Water Bills - 318-673-5510 Water OFF and ON Meter Services - 318-673-7626 Weed & Seed • Area 2 (Olive St.) 318-673-7390 • Area 3 (Midway St.) 318-673-7357 Zoning Enforcement 318-673-6440 Water Bills: 318-741-8757

Bossier Parish Animal/Rat Control 318-965-3752 Bossier Community Service 318-747-1045 Bossier Parish Civil Depart. 318-965-2368 Bossier Parish Clerk of Court 318-965-2336 Bossier Parish Fire District 318-949-9440

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Bossier Parish Health Unit 318-741-7314 Bossier Parish Police Jury Office 318-965-2329 • District 1 - Bob Brotherton: 318-987-3337 • District 2 – Glenn Benton 318-949-0851 • District 3 – Wanda Bennett: 318-985-2940 • District 4 – Sonny Cook 318-326-5557 • District 5 – Jack Skaggs 318-746-8309 • District 6 – Rick Avery 318-747-4185 • District 7 – Jimmy Cochran: 318-746-0174 • District 8 – Doug Rimmer 318-773-3359 • District 9 – Fred Shewmake, Jr: 318-752-8573 • District 10 – Jerome Darby: 318-742-6910 • District 11 – Tom Salzer 318-658-9080 • District 12 – Paul M. Plummer: 318-742-7489 Bossier Parish Registrar of Voters: 318-965-2301 Bossier Parish Sheriff Substation: 318-747-8600 Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office 318-965-2203 Bossier Parish Tax Assessor 318-965-2213 South Bossier Parish Fire District: 318-987-2555

Caddo Parish Animal/Rat Control 318-226-6624 Caddo Community Action Agency: 318-861-4808 Caddo Parish Commission Office 318-226-6596 • District 1 – Douglas Dominick: 318-375-5297 • District 2 – Lyndon B. Johnson: 318-218-0778 • District 3 – Steven Jackson: 318-226-6596 • District 4 – Matthew Linn 318-402-1132 • District 5 – Jerald Bowan 318-210-3141 • District 6 - Lynn D. Cawthorne: 318-213-6451 www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com


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Consumer Credit Complaints 888-525-9414 Dept of Housing & Urban Development: 318-676-3440 Do Not Call Program 800-256-2397 Elderly Protective Services 318-676-5200 Group Benefits Office 318-676-7026 Justice Department - Attorney General: 318-227-3790 LA Dept. of Health & Hospitals • Home & Community Based Waivers: 318-741-2700 • Toll Free:800-660-0488 • Office of Mental Health 225-342-5774 LA Dept. of Insurance (Toll Free): 800-259-5300 LA Dept. of Justice Consumer Protection: 225-339-5191 Consumer Protection Toll Free: 800-351-4889 LA Dept. of Motor Vehicles 225-925-6146 LA Dept. of Revenue Taxpayer Assistance: 225-219-2448 LA Dept. of Trans and Development: 225-379-1100 LA Housing Finance Agency 888-454-2001 LA Office of the Governor • Department of Veteran Affairs: 225-922-0500 • Office of Disability Affairs: 225-219-7550 • Office of Elderly Affairs State of Louisiana 225-342-7100 Healthy Louisiana (Medicaid & LA Council on Developmental LaChip): 855-229-6848 Disabilities: 800-922-3425 Commissioner of Public Service 318-676-7464

Watts: 318-226-6596 • District 8 – Mike Middleton: 318-226-6596 • District 9 – John Atkins 318-226-6596 • District 10 – Mario Chavez: 318-226-6596 • District 11 – Jim Smith 318-686-7146 • District 12 – Louis Johnson: 318-751-1774 Caddo Parish Coroner’s Office 318-226-6881 Caddo Parish Fire: • District 1: 318-929-3575 • District 2: 318-425-2712 • District 3: 318-938-5290 • District 4: 318-925-2200 • District 5: 318-797-4111 • District 6: 318-925-8791 • District 7: 318-995-7114 • District 8: 318-375-3233 • District 9: 318-861-9210 Caddo Parish Food Stamp Office: 318-676-7600 Caddo Parish Health Unit 318-676-5223 Caddo Parish Office of Vital Records: 318-676-5201 Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office 318-675-2170 Department of Motor Vehicles 225-925-6146 Driver’s License Bureau 225-925-6146 Mosquito Control: 318-226-6628

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Medicare Beneficiary Hotline 800-433-4958 Mental Health Advocacy Service: 318-676-7332 Mental Health Office 318-676-5111 NW Reg. Center For Addictive Disorders: 318-632-2040 Office for Citizens With Disabilities: 318-741-7455 Office of Elderly Affairs 318-676-5200 Office of Family Support 318-676-7600 Public Health Office 318-676-7470 State Police Office: 318-747-7411 State House of Representatives: • District 1: James Morris 318-995-6852 • District 2: Samuel L. Jenkins, Jr.: 318-632-6970 • District 3: Barbara Norton 318-632-5887 • District 4: Cedric B. Glover: 318-221-7775 • District 5: Alan Seabaugh 318-676-7990 • District 6: Thomas Carmody: 318-862-9956 • District 7: Lawrence Bagley: 318-925-9588 • District 8: Rayond J. Crews: 318-716-7532 • District 9: Dodie Horton 318-949-2463 • District 10: Gene Reynolds: 318-371-3092 State Senators: • District 36: Ryan Gatti 318-746-0861 • District 37: Barrow Peacock: 318-741-7180

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Tarver: 318-227-1499 Taxpayer Assistance 318-676-7500 Veterans Affairs Office 318-676-7540

U. S. Government 1-800 FED-INFO 800-333-4636 Food & Drug Administration (FDA): 318-676-3343 Health & Human Resources 318-676-3850 Housing - FHA: 318-676-3401 Housing Counseling Home Buyers & Renters: 800-358-6216 Local HUD-FHA General Information: 318-676-3385 Medicare Part B Information 800-462-9666 Postal Service: 800-275-8777 Shreveport Vet Center 318-861-1776 Social Security Administration 318-676-3173 U.S. Congressman Mike Johnson: 888-216-3005 U.S. Senator John N. Kennedy 202-224-4623 U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy 202-224-5824 United States Railroad Retirement: 318-676-3022 VA Medical Center: 318-221-8411 Veterans Affairs/Benefits Information: 800-827-1000

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Hearing Care Providers An otolaryngologist is a medical doctor that has specialized in problems of the ear, nose, and throat. Audiologists treat hearing loss through hearing aids and identify and refer any conditions that require treatment by an ENT physician. Hearing instrument specialists are trained to perform hearing evaluations and dispense hearing aids. Associates of Ear and Throat LSU Health Sciences Center 1501 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71130 (318) 675-6262 Audibel of Shreveport 701 Jordan, Suite D Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 425-5417 Beltone Hearing 1701 Old Minden Road, Suite 17F Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 629-4187 Better Hearing Systems of NW Louisiana 1000 Chinaberry Dr., Ste 103 Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 747-9191 David Raines Community Health Center 1625 David Raines Rd Shreveport, LA 71107 (318) 425-2252 Ear, Nose and Throat Center 8575 Fern Ave, #103 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 798-0759 Ear, Nose and Throat Center 2121 Line Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 226-9441 Genesis Hearing Center 425 Ashley Ridge Blvd. Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 797-3311 www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com

Miracle Ear Hearing Center 5737 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 219-4156 Shreve Hearing Aid Service 1810 East 70th Street Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 797-7733 Willis Knighton The Center for Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders 2300 Hospital Dr, Suite 460 Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 212-7953

Help Lines City Services SHV = Shreveport BC = Bossier City Reporting: • a missing person: 673-7020 SHV 741-8641 BC • a stolen automobile: 673-6985 SHV 741-8641 BC • citizens concerns or complaints to the Mayor: 673-5013 SHV 741-8501 BC • Domestic violence: 673-6985 SHV 741-8641 BC • Forgery and Fraud: 673-6985 SHV 741-8641 BC • information for Crime- stoppers: 673-7000 SHV 424-4100 BC • junk cars or other debris on property: 673-6219 SHV 741-8571 BC • electric service problems: 888-218-3919 • event for convention or tourist attraction: 318-222-9391 • garbage collection problems: 673-6369 SHV 741-8461 BC • high grass or weeds on property: 673-6219 SHV 741-8571 BC • local telephone problems: 877-737-2478 2018 Edition  The Best of Times SILVER PAGES 

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• boat registration: 318-676-7594 Reporting: 318-371-3050 • concerns or problems • disability determinations: with a licensed health care 318-869-6400; provider: 318-862-9899; 800-256-2266 800-256-3068 • Elderly Medicaid Waiver • concerns to Governor of assistance & LT-PCS: LA: 225-342-0991; 800-660-0488 800-256-7777 • consumer product safety 866-229-5222 • fishing and hunting concerns: 800-638-2772 license: 800-344-9453 • consumer complaints: • insurance comparison 800-351-4889 • domestic violence hotline: information and guides: 800-259-5301 800-799-7233 • Louisiana tourism events • forest fires: Seeking information about: or attractions: 800-242-3473 • accessing needed social 318-938-5613 • future digging on services: 227-2100 • mental health services: property: 811 • assistance for an elderly 318-676-5111; 800-272-3020 crime victim: 681-0871 C; 225-275-3700 866-416-5370 965-2203 B • reducing telemarketing • homeland security • assistance with calls to home phone: concerns: 425-5351 transportation needs: 800-676-0773 • insurance policy problems 676-7900 C; 741-8302 B • senior services: or complaints: • Assistance in purchasing 225-342-7100 800-259-5301 handicapped accessible • senior health insurance • public utility company Seeking information about: vehicles: 225-379-1100 information program: problems: 318-676-7464; • citizen or neighborhood • death investigation: 800-259-5301 800-256-2412 assistance: 673-7397 SHV 226-6881 C; 742-0579 B • state police: 747-7411 • quality of care problems 741-8352 BC • driver’s license: • taxpayer assistance: in a health care facility: • Event or tourist attraction: 225-925-6146 676-7500 800-433-4958 222-9391 • event or tourist attraction: • veterans affairs office: • railroad crossing problems: • home ramps for disabled 222-9391 676-7540 800-232-0144 person: 673-7528 SHV • food assistance: 800-453-2530 741-8560 BC 675-2400 Federal Government • drug helpline: • Liftline services for a • food stamps: 800-662-4357 Services disabled person: 673-5316 676-7600 • suicide prevention lifeline: Reporting: • non-emergency contact • general parish issues: 800-272-8255 • concerns to the President with police department: 226-6900 C; 965-2329 B • suspected fraud & abuse: of The United States of 673-2583 SHV • Homestead Exemption: 800-477-8477 America: 202-456-1111 741-8611 BC 226-6705 C; 965-3400 B 800-488-2917 202-456-1414 • obtaining a building • library services: • toxic or oil spills: • concerns to US House permit: 673-6100 SHV 226-5897 C; 746-1693 B 800-424-8802 Representative Mike 741-8571 BC • marriage license: Johnson: 888-216-3005 • parking ticket info 226-6789 C; 965-2336 B Seeking information about: 202-225-2777 222-0290 SHV • Meals on Wheels: • assistance for a chronically • concerns to US Senator 741-8687 BC 676-7900 C; 741-8302 B developmentally disabled Bill Cassidy: • recycling information: • Parks and recreation: person: 318-741-7455; 202-224-5824 673-6300 SHV 929-2806 C 800-862-1409 • concerns to US Senator 741-8461 BC • public health issues: • assistance for a Louisiana John N. Kennedy: 676-5222 C; 741-7314 B veteran: 318-677-7540; 202-224-4623 • vehicle registration: Parish Services 800-827-1000 • discrimination and 225-925-6146 or C = Caddo Parish • assistance in filing a state employment issues: 318-688-6807 B = Bossier Parish income tax return: 800-669-4000 • vital and birth records: Reporting: 318-676-7500 • mail service problems or 676-5201 C; 965-2336 B • animal/rat problems: 800-829-3071 concerns: 318-677-2235; • voter registration: 226-6624 C; 965-3752 B • assistance on highways: 800-275-8777 • civil & criminal situations: 226-6891 C; 965-2301 B 318-741-7411 • problems to Food and 675-2170 C; 965-2203 B 800-259-4929

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problems: 800-551-8261 • potential fire hazard situation: 673-6740 SHV 741-8704 BC • potential zoning violation: 673-6440 SHV 741-8703 BC • Property crimes: 673-6985 SHV 741-8641 BC • street sign or traffic signal problems: 673-6181 SHV 741-8411 BC • unsafe structure on property: 673-6219 SHV 741-8571 BC • stray or noisy animals: 226-6624 SHV 741-8499 BC • water or sewer leaks: 673-7600 SHV 741-8466 BC • water bills problems: 673-5510 SHV 741-8757 BC

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Drug Administration: 318-676-3343 • tips on suspected terrorists: 318-221-8439; 504-816-3000 Seeking information about: • Barksdale Retirees Benefits: 318-456-5976 • Completing federal income tax forms: 800-829-1040 • Federal Government services: 800-688-9889 • Federal Housing Info: 318-676-3385 800-358-6216 • Medicare Claims: 800-462-9666 • Medicare benefits: 633-4227 800-932-7644 • Medicare Savings Programs: 318-862-9862 888-544-7996 • National & local weather forecasts: 318-635-7575 318-631-3669 • Obtaining a US Passport: 318-677-2216 504-670-2416 • Railroad retirement benefits: 318-676-3022 800-724-5995 • Reducing telemarketing calls to home phone: 888-382-1222 • Social Security Benefits: 318-676-3209 800-772-1213

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• SSA Hearings & Appeals: • obscene or harassing 318-676-3850 telephone calls: • Veterans Benefits: 318-557-6222 318-676-7540 • problems with newspaper 800-827-1000 delivery of Shreveport Times: 866-979-6397 • problems with Miscellaneous newspaper delivery of Reporting: Bossier Press Tribune: • cable television service 318-747-7900 problems in Caddo Parish: • product safety issues: 318-213-4100 800-638-2772 • cable television service • suspected domestic problems in Bossier violence situation: Parish: 318-747-1666 888-411-1333 • satellite television service 800-799-7233 problems with Dish • suspected drug & Network: 855-318-0572 narcotic problems: • satellite television services 318-677-8862 problems with DirectTV 800-662-4357 800-531-5000 • suspected gambling • electricity problems with problems: 877-770-7867 AEP SWEPCO

home health, etc.: 800-677-1116 • obtaining flu/pneumonia shots: 318-865-9545 • poisoning information or assistance: 800-256-9822 800-222-1222 • senior advocacy concerns: 318-227-6186 800-960-7705 • senior services: 318-676-7900; 800-256-3003

Home Care Providers

Home care providers (or private duty care companies) provide care in the client’s place of residence (i.e. home, hospital, assisted living, or nursing home). These providers are not 888-216-3523 certified home health care agen• natural gas problems with Seeking information about: cies and are not able to provide • Alcoholics Anonymous: Centerpoint Energy services which are covered and 318-865-2171 866-275-5252 reimbursed by the Medicare 800-729-6686 • garbage collection program, some Medicaid • area tourism and events: problems in Shreveport programs, and some private 318-222-9391 318-673-6300 insurance programs. Care is 800-551-8682 • garbage collection generally offered on an hourly • Benefits Check Up: problems in Bossier City basis. Home care providers Assistance finding benefit 318-741-8461 which have a license from the programs that can help • Recycling issues in Louisiana Department of health pay for medications, Shreveport: 318-868-6222 and Hospitals may provide health care, food, utilities, • Recycling issues in Bossier assistance with activities of www.benefitscheckup.org City: 318-741-8461 daily living: bathing, toileting, • donation of furniture, • comments or suggestions clothing, and other items: grooming, eating, dressing, to The Best of Times: transferring, continence care, 318-424-3200 318-636-5510 companionship, light house 318-869-2571 • general consumer/business keeping, meal preparation, pet • Elder Care Locator: complaints: 318-222-7575 care, and incidental transporta Service of the U.S. Administration on Aging tion. Non-licensed sitter or companion service agencies connecting seniors to services. 1-800-677-1116 may not provide any hands-on care but may provide compan www.eldercare.gov ionship, light housekeeping, • Foster grandparent meal preparation, pet care, and volunteer program: incidental transportation. 318-676-7913 • free legal assistance: Always Best Care Senior 318-222-7186 Services 800-960-9109 4700 Line Avenue, Suite 111 • free or low cost legal Shreveport, LA 71106 representation: (318) 424-5300 318-221-2205 • local volunteer Bayou Companion Care opportunities: 9301 Wallace Lake Road 318-676-5186 Shreveport, LA 71106 • locating senior housing, (318) 683-0026 meals, transportation,

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Comfort Keepers 6039 Five Oaks Drive, #B Shreveport, LA 71129 (318) 934-0090

background checks available to client. Private pay/Long-Term Care policies accepted. Available 24/7.

Companion Home Services 8039 Line Avenue, Suite 1C Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 429-7482

Entrum Care, Inc. 6235 Hwy 157 South Haughton, LA 71037 (318) 949-1828

D and K Care Services 3200 Hollywood Avenue Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 631-0805

Exceptional Client Care Services 835 Margaret Place Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 221-1161 Family Care Services, Inc. 7603 Pines Road Shreveport, LA 71129 (318) 671-1799

Divine Healthcare 2944 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 869-1330 Elite Health Solutions, LLC 7591 Fern Ave., Suite 1601 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 213-5483 Providing caregivers to those in need. Experienced employees that are insured/screened annually. Drug screens/

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Home Assistance Services 2533 Bert Kouns Shreveport, LA 71108 (318) 682-8182

New Horizons Independent Living Center 1111A Hawn Avenue Shreveport, LA 71107 (318) 671-8131 A non-profit, non-residential facility that offers info, referral, peer counseling, & skills training. Services include assistive technology, transportation, mental health counseling, attendant training program, and attendant services to people with disabilities. They provide support for people with disabilities who are considering transitioning from a nursing home or other institution. Preferred Care at Home of Northwest Louisiana 8321 Line Avenue, Suite 200 Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 861-4632 Since 1984, Preferred Care at Home has been providing quality non-medical in-home care. We are committed to

improving the quality of life for our clients and safeguarding their dignity and independence. We do this by providing experienced, reliable, compassionate and affordable caregivers who are specifically matched to the needs and wishes of our clients. Professional Sitter Services 708 Milam Street, Suite 202 Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 226-5678 St. Genevive Health Care Services, Inc. 6009 Financial Plaza, Suite 101 Shreveport, LA 71129 (318) 221-2566 St. Genevive offers better quality of life to our clients by providing individualized non-medical in home care. We provide trained caregivers, companions, and private duty attendants, including Certified Home Health Aides.

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Home Health Agencies Home health agencies are licensed and certified by a state to provide care in the patient’s residence. Care must be prescribed by the patient’s physician as part of a written plan of care. The patient must be generally homebound. These agencies are certified to provide care services that may be reimbursed by Medicare, Medicaid, or private insurance. Home health care services provided by a licensed and certified home health agency is offered on an intermittent basis and may include: skilled nursing; home health aide services; physical therapy; occupational therapy; speech therapy; social worker services, personal hygiene care, and light housekeeping. One can visit the website www. medicare.gov to compare Medicare certified home health agencies in the area.

Amedisys 425 Ashley Ridge Blvd, #246 Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 865-8865 Ark-La-Tex Home Health 2090 Stockwell Road Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 747-6180

National Homecare Services 4211 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 869-2625 Smart Health Care 127 Honeysuckle Lane Haughton, LA 71037 (318) 747-1965

Christus Home Care 1700 Buckner, Ste 200 Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 681-7200

Southland Home Health 9301 Wallace Lake Rd. Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 683-1190

Kindred Home Care 2533 Bert Kouns, #117 Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 550-0285

STAT Home Health 8039 Line Avenue, Suite 1B Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 861-1965

LA HomeCare of Shreveport 6425 Youree Drive #290 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 219-9549

Thompson Home Health 2529 East 70th, Suite 110 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 797-9392

Medistar Home Health 2103 Old Minden Road, Ste A Bossier City, LA 71112 (318) 742-4028

Trinity Home Care 3825 Gilbert Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 861-0308 United Home Health Care of Shreveport 9400 Village Green Drive Shreveport, LA 71115 (318) 798-7777 Willis Knighton Home Health 3300 Albert Bicknell #4 Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 212-4180 Willis-Knighton Home Health is a full-service program providing skilled nursing for disease and pain management; infusion therapy, chemotherapy, total parenteral/enteral nutrition and wound care. Home Health also provides rehab services, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, lymphedema therapy, and speech therapy. Other services are a medical social worker and certified nursing assistants.

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Hospice Care Services Hospice is a method of caring for the terminally ill that helps provide comfort and support to patients and family members when an illness no longer responds to cure-oriented treatments. Hospice neither prolongs life nor hastens death. The primary goal is to improve the quality of a patient’s last days. Hospice care can be provided in the home, hospice facility, nursing home, or hospital. Medical, social, spiritual, and counseling services can all be part of hospice care. Medicare and many private health insurance programs cover hospice care but require specific patient eligibility, including certification by a physician that the patient is terminally ill with 6 months or less to live based on knowledge about the normal course of the illness. Aime Hospice 8950 E. Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 868-2780 www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com


“Hospice Honors Elite Award” recipient for 2017. SouthernCare Hospice 2103 Old Minden Road, Suite A Bossier City, LA 71112 (318) 227-9160

Amedisys Hospice 425 Ashley Ridge Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 868-8788 Christus Schumpert Hospice and Grace Home One St. Mary Place Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 681-4605 Circle of Life Hospice, Inc. 10508 Keysburg CT Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 798-6297 Harmony Life Hospice 2529 East 70th, #306 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318)798-5775 Hospice of Shreveport/Bossier 3829 Gilbert Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 865-7177 LifePath Hospice Care 8720 Quimper Place #100 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 222-5711 Nightingale Hospice 4530 Barksdale Blvd, Suite A2 Bossier City, LA 71112 (318) 402-2300 Regional Hospice Care Group 9301 Wallace Lake Road Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 524-1046 Regional Hospice Care Group is a licensed and certified hospice which provides all hospice care services. We provide end of life care for residents in the Caddo, Bossier, Webster, Claiborne, Desoto, Red River, Lincoln, and Desoto Parishes. We are proudly a www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com

St. Joseph Hospice 8039 Line Avenue, Suite 1A Shreveport LA 71106 (318) 222-8723 Willis Knighton Hospice of Louisiana 616 East Flournoy Lucas Rd Shreveport, LA 71115 (318) 212-2170 Willis-Knighton Hospice of Louisiana provides skilled services and compassionate support from a team of professionals that includes the attending physician, medical director, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, home health aides, music therapy, auxiliary services and volunteers.

Cornerstone Hospital of Bossier City 4900 Medical Drive Bossier City, LA 71112 (318) 747-9500

Overton Brooks Veterans Administration Hospital 510 Stoner Avenue Shreveport, LA 71130 (318) 221-8411

Lifecare Hospital - Pierremont 8001 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 212-3200

Promise Specialty Hospital of Shreveport 1800 Irving Place Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 425-4096

Lifecare Hospital - North 2550 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 212-6860 LSU University Hospital 1501 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71130 (318) 675-5000 Minden Medical Center #1 Medical Plaza Minden, LA 71055 (318) 377-2321 North Caddo Memorial 1000 South Spruce Street Vivian, LA 71082 (318) 375-3235

Promise Specialty Hospital of Bossier City 2525 Viking Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 841-2525 Willis Knighton Medical Center 2600 Greenwood Road Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 212-4000 A 369 bed acute care hospital providing various medical treatments, therapies, and surgical care and staffed with doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals. Willis Knighton Health System

Hospitals General hospitals have many specialized departments with highly trained doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals. They generally deal with many kinds of disease and injury, and typically have an emergency department to deal with urgent threats to health. Specialized hospitals include rehabilitation hospitals, children’s hospitals, geriatric hospitals, veteran’s hospitals, and hospitals for dealing with specific medical needs. Brentwood Hospital 1006 Highland Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 678-7500 Christus Schumpert Highland 1453 E. Bert Kouns Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 798-4300

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(WKHS) has been rated one of the top 100 hospitals in the US. WK Bossier Health Center 2400 Hospital Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 212-7000 A 114 bed acute care hospital providing various medical treatments, therapies, and surgical care and staffed with doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals. WKHS has been rated one of the top 100 hospitals in the US. Willis Knighton South and the Center for Women’s Health 2510 Bert Kouns Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 212-5000 A 186 bed acute care hospital providing various medical treatments, therapies, and surgical care and staffed with doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals. WKHS has been rated one of the top 100 hospitals in the US. Willis Knighton Pierremont Health Center 8001 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 212-3000 A 112 bed acute care hospital providing various medical treatments, therapies, and surgical care and staffed with doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals. WKHS has been rated one of the top 100 hospitals in the US. Willis-Knighton Rehabilitation Institute 1111 Line Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 716-4545 The region’s only rehabilitation hospital with 65 beds features physical rehabilitation, behavioral rehabilitation, and outpatient dialysis.

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nities provide seniors with the opportunity to experience as much freedom as they choose in a secure setting. These communities are designed for those who are relatively physically and socially independent. The major benefits are maintenance free living, socialization opportunities and numerous activities. Other amenities may include housekeeping services, pest control, apartment maintenance, parking, utilities, cable television, transportation and one or more meals served in a common dining area. These communities do not provide custodial or medical care. Costs are covered by the individual. Garden Apartments at the Oaks 600 East Flournoy Lucas Rd. Shreveport, LA 71115 (318) 212-2000 www.oaksofla.com Garden Apartments at The Oaks offers 119 garden apartments, all on one level with many overlooking a lake and most with parking just outside the door. A number of studio and one-bedroom garden apartments with interior access to the Alta and John Franks Community Centre also are available. The Glen Retirement System 403 E. Flournoy Lucas Road Shreveport, La 71115 (318) 798-3500 www.theglensystem.org Live a life of fulfillment at The Glen, the premier choice for retirement living. Delight in an engaging setting with all the comforts of home on The Glen’s beautiful campus. With options for independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, rehab therapy and memory care, tour The Glen and plan for your future. Summerfield Estates 9133 Baird Road Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 688-9525

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The Blake at Bossier City 2000 Blake Boulevard Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 752-6611 The Blake features a full continuum of services in richly appointed Independent Living, Assisted Living and Memory Care residences. All of those options will be housed within one resort-style community. If needs change, the people who live here stay here. Tower at The Oaks 600 East Flournoy Lucas Road Shreveport, LA 71115 (318) 212-6257 www.oaksofla.com Offers 124 residences for active adults, age 55+ ,a firstof-its kind for Shreveport. The Tower is nestled in a park-like setting surrounded by beautiful vistas – trees, water, walking trails and spacious lawns. The luxurious multistory building is the nucleus of a concierge community with resort amenities such as flexible dining options and a spa and wellness center. Waterview Court Senior Living 2222 East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71105 318-524-3300 Full service Independent Living Community for those 55+. Take away the stress of day-to-day chores, with our restaurant-style dinning, housekeeping, laundry, transportation services, and much more. Simplify life and enjoy your Golden Years!

Libraries Caddo Parish Libraries Shreve Memorial Library (Main) 424 Texas Street Shreveport, LA 71101 Phone: 318-226-5897 Fax: 318-226-4780

Shreve Memorial Library Atkins Branch 3704 Greenwood Road Shreveport, LA 71109 318-635-6222 Shreve Memorial Library Belcher Branch 409 Charles Street Belcher, LA 71004 318-378-4567 Shreve Memorial Library Blanchard Branch 344 Alexander Blanchard, LA 71009 318-929-3163 Shreve Memorial Library Broadmoor Branch 1212 Captain Shreve Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 318-869-0120 Shreve Memorial Library Cedar Grove/Line Avenue Branch 8303 Line Avenue Shreveport, LA 71106 318-868-3890 Shreve Memorial Library David Raines Branch 2855 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive Shreveport, LA 71107 318-222-0824 Shreve Memorial Library Gilliam Branch 12797 Main Street Gilliam, LA 71029 318-296-4227 Shreve Memorial Library Hamilton/South Caddo 2111 Bert Kouns Ind. Loop Shreveport, LA 71118 318-687-6824 Shreve Memorial Library Higginbotham Branch 9359 Greenwood Road Greenwood, LA 71033 318-938-1451 Shreve Memorial Library Hollywood/Union Branch 2105 Hollywood Avenue Shreveport, LA 71108 318-636-5520 www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com


Shreve Memorial Library Hosston Branch 15478 U.S. Highway 71 Hosston, LA 71043 318-287-3265 Shreve Memorial Library Means/Ida Branch 7016 E. Magnolia Lane Ida, LA 71044 318-284-3416 Shreve Memorial Library Mooretown Branch 4360 Hollywood Avenue Shreveport, LA 71109 318-636-5524 Shreve Memorial Library Mooringsport Branch 603 Latimer Street Mooringsport, LA 71060 318-996-6720 Shreve Memorial Library North Caddo Branch 615 N. Pine Street Vivian, LA 71082 318-375-3975 Shreve Memorial Library North Shreveport Branch 4844 North Market Street Shreveport, LA 71107 318-674-8172 Shreve Memorial Library Oil City Branch 102 Allen Oil City, LA 71061 318-995-7975 Shreve Memorial Library Rodessa Branch 10093 Main Street Rodessa, LA 71069 318-223-4336 Shreve Memorial Library Wallette Branch 363 Hearne Avenue Shreveport, LA 71103 318-425-3630 Shreve Memorial Library West Shreveport Branch 4380 Pines Road Shreveport, LA 71119 318-635-0883 www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com

Bossier Parish Libraries Benton Library 115 Courthouse Drive Benton, LA 71006 (318) 965-2751 Plain Dealing Library 208 East Mary Lee Ave Plain Dealing, LA 71064 (318) 326-4233 Aulds Library 3950 Wayne Avenue Bossier City, LA 71112 (318) 742-2337 Bossier Central Library 2206 Beckett Street Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 746-1693 Historical Center 2206 Beckett Street Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 746-7717 East 80 Library 1050 Bellevue Road Haughton, LA 71037 (318) 949-2665 Haughton Library 116 West McKinley Haughton, LA 71037 (318) 949-0196 Koran Library 5413 Highway 527 Haughton, LA 71037 (318) 987-3915

Medical Equipment and Supplies Durable medical equipment suppliers provide equipment, supplies, and services that help patients stay active, achieve a better quality of life, and remain safe in their home. Suppliers work closely with physicians, caregivers, nurses, discharge planners, social workers, and pharmacists to insure that the right products are provided to meet the medical needs of the patient to accomplish the desired outcomes. 2018 Edition ďƒź The Best of Times SILVER PAGES ďƒž

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Accucare Medical 9011 Linwood Ave Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 687-1444

Medical Technology, Inc. 8860 Quimper, # 200 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 798-5140

Allmed Mobility 303 North Market St. Suite B Shreveport, LA 71107 (318) 222-2860

North Highlands United Methodist Church Ramp Ministry Program 835 Poleman Road Shreveport, LA 71107 (318) 221-4716

ArkLaTex Medical Services 3825 Gilbert Ave, #142 Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 861-5907 Associated Medical and Oxygen Supply 8870 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71115 (318) 798-6004 FastServ Medical 1329 Driftwood Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 741-9586 Lincare 4907 Monkhouse Shreveport, LA 71109 (318) 636-9991

OrthoRX 7925 Youree Drive, Suite 230 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 798-5583 Physician’s Choice Medical Supply 1509 Doctors Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 746-6288 Red Ball Medical Supply 501 West 67th Street Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 424-8593

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Regional Medical Rental and Sales 9422 Kingston Road Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 686-5277 Samaritan Home Medical & Respiratory 9162 Mansfield Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 687-2809

Medicare and Supplement Health Plans Assistance services Susan Johnson Booze Medicare Insurance Specialist (318) 518-7090 Email: SJBinsurance@ comcast.net We offer assistance and consultation regarding your Medicare choices. We answer your benefit and plan questions with ongoing support and personalized service. We go above and beyond in service and never charge you a fee. Please contact us at (318) 518-7090 or (318) 795-9311.

Medicare Health Advantage Plans The following offer Medicare Health Plans (also known as Medicare Part C or Medicare Advantage Plans) for Caddo/ Bossier parishes according to Medicare & You 2018 Handbook and www.medicare.gov as of 2/1/2018. These health plan options are part of the Medicare program. If you join, you generally get all of your Medicare-covered health care through that plan. Coverage can include prescription drugs. Other plans may be available by calling 1-800-633-4227. TTY: 877-486-2048. Visit www. medicare.gov to compare plans. Aetna Medicare Freedom Plan (H5521-178) Toll Free 855-338-7027 www.aetnamedicare.com Medicare Health Plan

available: Preferred Provider Organization(PPO) Coventry Health Care (H3928) Toll Free 855-338-9551 www.la.chcadvantra.com Medicare Health Plans available: Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) – Caddo parish residents only Humana Health Benefit Plan of Louisiana, Inc. (H1951) Toll Free 1-800-833-2364 TTY 1-877-833-4486 www.humana-medicare.com Medicare Health Plans available: Private Fee for Service; Health Maintenance Organization (HMO); Special Needs Plans for persons having both Medicare and Medicaid or certain chronic or disabling conditions Humana Insurance Company (H6609 and R6609) Toll Free 1-800-833-2364 TTY 1-877-833-4486 www.humana-medicare.com Medicare Health Plans available: Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) UnitedHealthcare. (H5435) Toll Free 1-800-555-5757 www.uhcmedicaresolutions. com Medicare Health Plans available: Private Fee for Service Vantage Health Plan, Inc (H5576) Toll Free 1-866-704-0109 TTY 1-866-524-5144 www.vantagemedicare.com Medicare Health Plans www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com


SilverScript Insurance Company (S5601) 1-866-552-6106 Symphonix Value RX (S0522) 1-855-283-2958 1-800-753-8004 UnitedHealthcare (S5820 or S5921 1-888-867-5564 available: Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) with Point of Service (POS) option

Medicare Prescription Drug Plans The following companies offer Medicare Prescription Drug Plans (also known as Medicare Part D plans) or persons living in Louisiana according to the 2017 Medicare and You Handbook. Some of these plans may not be available in all Louisiana parishes. Other Medicare prescription drug plans may be available by visiting the website at www.medicare.gov or calling 1-800-633-4227 (TTY: 877486-2048). To compare plans visit www.medicare.gov Aetna Medicare (S5810) 1-855-338-7030 Cigna-Healthspring RX (S5617) 1-800-735-1459 EnvisionRx Plus (S7694) 1-866-250-2005 Express Scripts Medicare (S5660) 1-866-477-5704 First Health Part D (S5768) 1-855-389-9688 Humana Insurance Company (S5884) 1-800-706-0872 Megellan Rx Medicare (S4607) 1-800-424-5759 www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com

WellCare (S4802) 1-888-900-4307

Medigap Supplement Policies A Medigap policy (also known as Medicare supplement plan or policy) covers patient-responsible amounts of Medicare benefits. The following offer Medicare MediGAP policies for Louisiana residents according to www.medicare. gov website as of 2/1/2018. Other plans may be available by calling 1-800-633-4227. (TTY: 1-877-486-2048). Please visit www.medicare.gov to compare plans.

Gerber Life Insurance Company 1-877-778-0839 www.gerberlife.com

Medico Corp Life Insurance Company 1-866-891-9365 www.completeplus.com

Globe Life & Accident Insurance Company 1-800-801-6831 www.globecaremedsupp.com

Medico Insurance Company 1-402-391-6900 www.gomedico.com

Governmental Personnel Mutual Life Insurance Co. 1-866-242-7573 www.gpmlife.com Humana Health Benefit Plan of Louisiana, Inc. 1-800-872-7294 www.humana-medicare.com Humana Healthy Living 1-888-310-8482 www.humana-medicare.com Liberty National Life Insurance Company 1-800-331-2512 www.libnat.com

Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company 1-800-354-3289 www.mutualofomaha.com Order of United Commercial Travelers of America 1-800-848-0123 www.uct.org Physicians Mutual Insurance Company 1-800-228-9100 www.pmic.com Reserve National Insurance Co. 1-800-654-9106 www.ReserveNational.com

AARP HealthCare Options (United Healthcare Insurance Company) 1-800-523-5800 www.aarphealthcare.com Americo Financial Life 1-800-231-0801 www.americo.com Assured Life Association 1-877-223-3666 www.denverwoodmen.com Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA 1-800-258-3365 www.bcbsla.com Colonial Penn Life Insurance 1-800-800-2254 www.colonialpenn.com Equitable Life & Casualty Insurance Co 1-800-264-4000 www.equilife.com 2018 Edition ďƒź The Best of Times SILVER PAGES ďƒž

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Sentinel Security Life Insurance Company 1-800-247-1423 www.sentinellife.org State Mutual Insurance Co. 1-877-872-5500 www.statemutualinsurance.com Sterling Life Insurance Company 1-800-688-0100 www.sterlingplans.com Thrivent Financial for Lutherans 1-800-847-4836 www.thrivent.com United American Insurance Company 1-800-331-2512 www.UnitedAmerican.com

Mental Health Services There are many forms of treatment for older adults in need of mental health or psychiatric services, including talk therapy, medication therapy, electroconvulsive treatments, and substance abuse therapies that can be provided by

doctors, therapists, and other professionals on an inpatient or outpatient basis. If you or someone you are concerned about are in a crisis and at risk to yourself or others, call 911 or go to the emergency room of a local hospital. Alzheimer’s Agency of Shreveport/Bossier Inc. P. O. Box 4038 Shreveport, LA 71134 (318) 780-7906 www.alzagency.org A non-profit organization made up of individuals who have been directly affected by Alzheimer’s disease and/or dementia. We help individuals, family members, and caregivers find the resources and support they need to overcome the daily challenges this disease brings. Alzheimer’s Association 910 Pierremont Rd, Suite 410 Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 861-8680 www.alz.org The Alzheimer’s Association works on a global, national and local level to provide care and support for all those affected by Alzheimer’s and other demen-

tias. We are here to help. Brentwood Hospital 1006 Highland Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101 318-678-7500; 877- 678-7500 www.brentwoodhospital.com LearningRX Shreveport-Bossier 8856 Youree Drive, Suite D Shreveport, LA 71115 (318) 797-8523 Many struggles with learning, reading, memory, and attention are caused by weak cognitive skills. At LearningRx, we identify weak skills using a comprehensive Cognitive Assessment, and then we target and train those skills by pairing clients with personal brain trainers for fun, challenging exercises for the brain. We call it brain training. Our clients call it life changing. Red River Behavioral Center 2800 Melrose Avenue. Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 549-2033 Samaritan Counseling Center 1525 Stephens Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 221-6121 Shreveport Mental Health Center 1310 North Hearne Shreveport, LA 71107 (318) 676-5111 VA Medical Center 510 East Stoner Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 221-8411 Willis Knighton Institute of Behavioral Health 2510 Bert Kouns Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 212-5200 www.wkhs.com Institute for Behavioral Medicine offers inpatient, partial hospitalization and outpatient programs. Services include geriatric psychiatric Care, adult psychiatry and individual and

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family therapy. The Institute’s Addiction Recovery Center has an excellent record in the treatment of substance abuse among adults with inpatient medical detox, outpatient and evening programs. The Institute’s team includes psychiatrists, other physicians, psychologists, licensed counselors, social workers, nurses, occupational therapists and family therapists.

Nursing Homes A place of residence for people who require constant nursing care and have significant deficiencies with activities of daily living. Residents may be unable to provide for their own needs and safety without assistance. In addition to skilled nursing services and certified nursing assistant services, the nursing home resident can also receive physical, occupational, speech, and other rehabilitative therapies following an accident or illness. Nursing homes that participate in the Medicare and Medicaid programs are subject to federal requirements regarding staffing and quality of care for residents. Medicare covers nursing home services for 20 to 100 days for beneficiaries who require skilled nursing care or rehabilitation services following a hospitalization of at least three consecutive days. Visit medicare.gov to compare Medicare certified skilled nursing facilities in the area. Booker T. Washington Nursing Home 7605 Line Avenue Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 219-2688 Bradford Guest Care Center 3050 Baird Road Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 688-1010 Claiborne Healthcare Center 1536 Claiborne Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 631-3426 www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com


Colonial Oaks Guest Care Center 4921 Medical Drive Bossier City, LA 71112 (318) 742-5420 Cypress Point Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 2901 Douglas Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 747-2700 Garden Court Nursing Home 4405 Airline Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 747-5440 Garden Park Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center 9111 Linwood Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 688-0961 Guest Care Center at Spring Lake 8622 Line Avenue Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 868-4126 Harmony House Nursing Home 1825 Laurel Street Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 424-5251 Health Center at Live Oak 600 East Flournoy Lucas Rd Shreveport, LA 71115 (318) 212-6257 Multifaith health center serving seniors since 1982. Medicare skilled nursing services with semi-private and private rooms available. Heritage Manor - South 9712 Mansfield Road Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 687-2080 Heritage Manor of Bossier City 2575 Airline Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 746-7466 Heritage Manor Stratmore 530 Stratmore Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 524-2202 www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com

Heritage Manor West 7060 Cottonwood Blvd Shreveport, LA 71129 (318) 686-1400 Highland Place 1736 Irving Place Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 221-1983 Highland Place of Shreveport is “Caring from the heart”. Our staff is available 24 hours a day to assist you or your loved in transitioning to our facility. Our facility offers 24 hour skilled nursing in our short-stay Medicare rehabilitation unit. We have a registered respiratory therapist, full time wound care team, and other health care professionals on staff to provide needed specialty services. Landmark Nursing Center 9105 Baird Road Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 688-6691 Magnolia Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 1411 Claiborne Avenue Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 868-4421 Pierremont Healthcare Center 725 Mitchell Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 868-2789 Pilgrim Manor Guest Care 1524 Doctors Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 742-1623 Riverview Care Center 4820 Medical Drive Bossier City, LA 71112 (318) 747-1857 Roseview Nursing Center 3405 Mansfield Road Shreveport. LA 71103 (318) 222-3100 Southern Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 1524 Glen Oaks Place Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 221-0911

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r In You ood Call today for orh more information Neighb at (318) 221-1983. Vicki Ott, Executive Administrator Highland Place Rehab & Nursing Center 1736 Irving Place, Shreveport, LA 71101 www.highlandplacernc.com Main Number: (318) 221-1983 Admissions: (318) 841-8704 Highland Place welcomes all persons in need of our services without regard to race, age, disability, color, national origin, religion, marital status, gender and will make no determination regarding admissions or discharges based upon these factors. We comply with Section 504 of the Civil Rights Act. 2018 Edition  The Best of Times SILVER PAGES 

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Shreveport Manor Guest Care Center 3302 Mansfield Road Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 222-9482 The Guest House 9225 Normandie Drive Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 686-0515 Village Health Care at the Glen 403 E. Flournoy Lucas Road Shreveport, LA 71115 (318) 798-3500 Live a life of fulfillment at The Glen, the premier choice for retirement living. Delight in an engaging setting with all the comforts of home on The Glen’s beautiful campus. With options for independent living, assisted living, skilled nursing, rehab therapy and memory care, tour The Glen and plan for your future. Veterans Nursing Home 3130 Arthur Ray Parkway Bossier City, LA 71112 (318) 741-2763 WK Progressive Care Center 2715 Albert Bicknell Dr. Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 212-8200 Willis-Knighton Progressive Care Center offers comprehensive 24 hour nursing, in-house rehabilitation services, infusion

therapy, and wound care with private and semi-private rooms. Willis-Knighton Extended Care Center 2550 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 212-6820 Willis-Knighton Extended Care Center offers specialized rehabilitation care for patients requiring extended care treatments.

Organizations and Clubs Providing a wide range of benefits, services, and social opportunities for people age 50+. Air Force Assn., Chap. 159 2891 E. Linton Road Benton, LA 71006 318- 965-2057 American Legion Post #14 5315 South Lakeshore Drive Shreveport, LA 71119 318- 636-9276 AARP of Louisiana 301 Main St, Suite 1012 Baton Rouge, LA 70825 866-448-3620 AARP Bossier Chapter Bossier Council on Aging 706 Bearkat Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318-742-6179

AARP Greater Shreveport Chapter Randle Moore Center 3101 Fairfield Avenue Shreveport, LA 71104 318-742-6179 AARP Rose City Chapter 1002 Bert Kouns Shreveport, LA 71108 318-222-6738 ArkLaTex Genealogical Association P. O. Box 4463 Shreveport, LA 71134 Broadmoor Masonic Lodge 271 Southfield Road Shreveport, LA 71105 318-868-5442 El Karubah Shrine Temple 6230 Lakeshore Drive Shreveport, LA 71119 318-631-1594 Elks Club and Lodge No. 122 310 E Preston Avenue Shreveport, LA 71105 318-868-5301 Friends of Genealogy, Inc. P. O Box 17835 Shreveport, LA 71138 318- 742-3809 GENCOM – The Computer Genealogy Group 2066 Lovers Lane Shreveport, LA 71105 318-773-7406 www.gencomla.wordpress.com Krewe of Elders 3212 Newman Lane Shreveport, LA 71119 318-635-4901 A non-profit incorporated Mardi Gras organization for those age 50+ in Northwest Louisiana. New members are welcomed to be part of the fun Mardi Gras brings to the area. Loyal Order of Moose Shreveport Lodge No 2239 9113 Industrial Drive Shreveport, LA 71109 318-688-6733

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Masonic Lodge No. 384 F & AM 714 Benton Road Bossier City, LA 71111 318-746-4916 National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter #1178 909 Modica Bossier City, LA 71112 318-742-5092 National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter #137 8820 St. Clair Shreveport, LA 71118 318-671-1714 National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter #1622 331 Yolanda Shreveport, LA 71105 318-865-6730 NW Louisiana Senior Olympic Games, Inc. 4282 Medical Drive, Apt #314 Bossier City, LA 71112 318 - 658-3811 www.nwlsog.org This organization brings to the area an annual multisport event promoting fitness and wellness and a vibrant lifestyle for adults aged 50+, encouraging competition amid fellowship and fun. The Red Hat Society, Inc. 431 S. Acacia Avenue Fullerton, CA 92831 866-386-2850 Toll Free www.redhatsociety.com Contact the headquarters about joining a local chapter nearby where you live Shreveport Bridge Association Unit #170 of the American Contract Bridge League 7625 East Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71105 318 - 797-0855 www.bridgewebs.com/ shreveport/ Play & instruction available. www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com


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Union Masonic Board 5632 Hearne Avenue Shreveport, LA 71108 318- 631-9818

Shreveport Prosthetics, Inc. 745 Olive Street, Suite 111 Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 734-7933

Woman’s Department Club 802 Margaret Place Shreveport, LA 71101 318- 222-4186

Snell’s Orthotics and Prosthetics 1833 Line Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 424-4167 www.snellsonline.com Snell’s Orthotics and Prosthetics has been Ark-LaTex’s leading artificial limbs and braces provider since 1911. Our full service practice treats all ages, with one objective in mind: serving clients and patients with the best quality possible.

Orthotics and Prosthetics Orthotics is concerned with the design, development, fitting and manufacturing of devices that support or correct musculoskeletal deformities and/ or abnormalities of the human body. A prosthetic provider is a professional who creates artificial limbs or orthopedic braces. Certified Limb and Brace 3227 Portland Avenue Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 636-9145

Pharmacies Medical entities that employ professionals trained to prepare, distribute and give information about medicines per a prescription from a licensed physician or other authorized health care professional. A compounding

pharmacy makes particular prescription medicines to fit the unique needs of the individual. Boudreaux’s Compounding Pharmacy 2551 Greenwood #110 Shreveport, LA 71108 (318) 631-2005 David Raines Community Health Center Pharmacy 1625 David Raines Road Shreveport, LA 71107 (318) 227-3355 Drug Emporium 5819 East Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 861-7898 Line Avenue Pharmacy 1822 Line Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 221-5114 Medic’s Compounding Pharmacy 1847 Line Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 222-8477 National Pharmacy Services of Shreveport 8860 Quimper Place Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 797-9517

Our staff of qualified, dedicated and trained professionals are adept at providing compassionate, quality care tailored to prevent institutionalization of the elderly and/or disabled individual.

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Physicians Arthritis and Rheumatology Arthritis & Rheumatology Clinic Robert E. Goodman, M.D. 740 Jordan Street Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 424-9240 www.arthdoc.com Robert E. Goodman, M.D. is a Board-Certified Rheumatologist who has been caring for patients in the Ark-La-Tex for 32 years. Dr. Goodman blends

the latest scientific information with personalized patient care to provide the very best in specialized rheumatology healthcare to you. Our entire team of caring medical professionals is honored to partner with you in your healthcare. Dr. Goodman accepts new patients, and no physician referral is necessary. Call us for an appointment at 318-424-9240.

Ophthalmology Willis Knighton Eye Institute • North 2611 Greenwood Road Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 212-2020 • Pierremont 7607 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 212-3937 • South 2530 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop #116 Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 212-5901 Three convenient locations for the treatment of all eye conditions. From fitting glasses and contacts to treating diabetic eye disease to routine and complex cataract eye surgery, they provide comprehensive eye care for the entire family.

Prescription Assistance Assistance in obtaining prescription medications. Aging and Disability Resource Center 1700 Buckner St., Suite 240 Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 676-7900 www.louisianaseniorrx.org Martin Luther King Health Center NWLA Interfaith Pharmacy 865 Olive Street Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 227-2912 www.mlkhealth.org

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The Pool of Siloam Medical Ministry 4140 Greenwood Road Shreveport, LA 71109 (318) 631-2212 www.poolofsiloam.org www.RxAssist.org National database to find free medications through drug companies. Patient assistance programs.

Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy Rehabilitation services help restore some or all of the patient’s physical, sensory, and mental capabilities that were lost due to injury, illness, or disease. Physical therapy helps regain strength and mobility; occupational therapy helps with daily activities of living; and speech/language therapy help with speaking swallowing. Bayou State Therapy 457 Ashley Ridge Drive Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 219-7737 Brewer Physical Therapy 663 Jordan Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 222-8892 Eberhardt Physical Therapy 820 Jordan, Suite 150 Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 222-7442 Highland Place 1736 Irving Place Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 221-1983 Highland Place of Shreveport is “Caring from the heart”. Our staff is available 24 hours a day to assist you or your loved in transitioning to our facility. Our facility offers 24 hour skilled nursing in our short-stay Medicare rehabilitation unit. We have a registered respiratory therapist, full time wound care team, and other health care professionals on staff to provide needed specialty services.

Willis-Knighton Rehabilitation Institute 1111Line Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 716-4545 The Willis-Knighton Rehabilitation Institute serve patients who need physical rehabilitation (inpatient rehabilitation & outpatient rehabilitation) or behavioral rehabilitation. Moving these inpatient services from other Willis-Knighton campuses and incorporating them in a centrally-located hospital designed for rehabilitation better accommodates the needs of these patients. In addition to rehabilitation services, this location also features the Outpatient Dialysis Department.

Senior Apartments Senior apartments are usually age-restricted 55+ or 62+ and follow HUD regulations which allow for such “age discrimination”. If 55+, at least one person in the apartment must be at least 55 and the community must have no more than 20% of all residents under age 55. If 62+, all residents must be at least 62. Exceptions are made by HUD for younger renters if they are handicapped. Some rentals are income based and may be eligible for government subsidies or vouchers. Arbor and Terrace Apartments 4770 Brandon Blvd Bossier City, LA 71111 318-549-1001 Barton Drive Manor 1625 Barton Dr. Shreveport, LA 71107 318-221-3351 Bentley Apartments 6760 Raspberry Lane. Shreveport, LA 71129 318-687-2007

Berkshire Apartments 2120 North Hearne Ave. Shreveport, LA 71107 318-221-4622

for rent have the amenities you want. Spacious closets, vinyl composite tile floors, and refrigerators to name a few.

Blanchard Place Apartments 3900 Roy Rd. Shreveport, LA 71107 318-929-7359 Blanchard Seniors II Apts. 246 Phelps Ave. Blanchard, LA 71009 318-309-9111 Blanchard Seniors III Apartments 231 N. Main Blanchard, LA 71009 318-929-9117

Canaan Village Apartments 1915 Patzman St. Shreveport, LA 71101 318-221-6663 Cloverdale Plaza Apartments 2213 Shed Rd. Bossier City, LA 71111 318-742-6202

Bridgestone I & II Apartments 3852 Hwy. 171 Gloster, LA 71030 318-933-8594. Brookhaven Elderly Apts. 2705 Stanberry Dr. Shreveport, LA 71118 318-687-8894 Cedar Hills Apartments 7401 St. Vincent Shreveport, LA 71106 318-861 6915 Cedar Hills Apartments is an independent living retirement community for seniors located in Shreveport, LA. We pride ourselves and aim to provide all our residents with affordable, safe and comfortable independent living for seniors over 62 years old with their rent based on income. Cedar Hills is set on just over 5 acres of peaceful, naturally landscaped grounds. Canaan Towers Apartments 400 N. Dale Shreveport, LA 71118 318-222-4230 Our community is designated for those aged 62 and better, with comfort and affordability in mind. Canaan Towers offers studio and one bedroom apartments. Our prices are based on your income. Uniquely designed, our senior apartments

Coventry Place Apartments 4565 North Market St. Shreveport, LA 71107 318-425-7913 Devonshire Apartments 2130 N. Hearne Ave. Shreveport, LA 71107 318-424-4775 Evangeline Foundation Apts. 3875 Line Ave. Shreveport, LA 71106 318-861-1177


Fair Park Terrace Apartments 3401 Mertis Ave. Shreveport, LA 71109 318-631-5502

Jefferson Apartments 907 Louisiana Ave. Shreveport, LA 71101 318-221-7505

Galilee Eden Gardens Apts. 1500 Park Ave. Shreveport, LA 71103 318-226-9734 Galilee Majestic Arms Apts. 525 Sycamore St. Shreveport, LA 71103 318-222-4810 Garden Apartments at The Oaks 600 East Flournoy Lucas Shreveport, LA 71115 318-212-2000 Garden Apartments at The Oaks offers 119 garden apartments, all on one level with many overlooking a lake and most with parking just outside the door. A number of studio and one-bedroom garden apartments with interior access to the Alta and John Franks Community Centre also are available.

Jordan Square Apartments 625 Jordan St. Shreveport, LA 71101 318-227-2591 Jordan Square Apartments is a 170-Unit High Rise independent senior living retirement community. We pride ourselves in providing our residents with an affordable, safe and comfortable community for seniors over 62 years old with their rent based on income. Our apartments feature large, double and single bedroom units, as well as studios, all which have generous living space and new appliances.

Greenwood Apartments 9224 Greenwood Road Greenwood, LA 71033 318-938-1496 Greenwood Elderly Apartments 8910 Greenwood Rd. Shreveport, LA 71033 318-938-0038 Holy Cross Villas West 9333 Normandie Dr. Shreveport, LA 71118 318-688-8051

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King Garden Apartments 1510 David Raines Rd. Shreveport, LA 71107 318-222-0805 Mooring Manor Apartments 1008 Old Mooringsport Rd. Mooringsport, LA 71060 318-996-6193 North Parke Apartments 100 North Parke Drive Doyline, LA 71023 318-745-2686 Northside Villa 4585 N. Market St. Shreveport, LA 71101 318-221-2876

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Old Salem Village 6725 Buncombe Rd. Shreveport, LA 71129 318-687-2378 Park Place Manor 3231 Mertis St. Shreveport, LA 71109 318-635-2416 Rebel Road Apartments 106 Rebel Rd. Vivian, LA 71082 Phone: 318-375-5365 Shreveport Garden Elderly Apartments 235 E Stoner Ave Shreveport, LA 71101 318-678-8900 South Pointe Place Apartments 1133 South Pointe Parkway Shreveport, LA 71105 318-212-1703 Southwood Gardens Apts. 3550 Cedar Creek Rd. Shreveport, LA 71118 318-682-4022 Southwood Square Apartments 9085 Dean Road Shreveport, LA 71118 318-671-1888 Spring Forest Apartments 6759 Colquitt Rd. Keithville, LA 71047 318-925-2630 The Village Apartments 420 North Sibley Benton, LA 71006 318-965-9258

The Gables at Spring Lake 8622 Line Avenue Shreveport, LA 71106 318-861-2366 Tower at The Oaks 600 East Flournoy Lucas Shreveport, LA 71115 318-212-6257 Offers 124 residences for active adults, age 55+ ,a firstof-its kind for Shreveport. The Tower is nestled in a park-like setting surrounded by beautiful vistas – trees, water, walking trails and spacious lawns. The luxurious multistory building is the nucleus of a concierge community with resort amenities such as flexible dining options and a spa and wellness center. Vivian Elderly Apartments 344 Red Bud Lane Vivian, LA 71082 318-375-2454 Twin Oak Apartments 609 Redbud Courts Vivian, LA 71082 318-375-2381 Waterview Court Senior Living 2222 East Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71105 318-524-3300 Full service Independent Living Community for those 55+. Take away the stress of day-to-day chores, with our restaurant-style dinning, housekeeping, laundry, transportation services, and much

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more. Simplify life and enjoy your Golden Years! Wellington Square Apts 1812 Jewella Rd. Shreveport, LA 71109 318-635-5867 Wilkinson Terrace Apts. 2725 Southern Ave. Shreveport, LA 71104 318-221-5286 Windsor Village Apartments 1920 North Hearne Ave. Shreveport, LA 71107 318-424-0067 Woodcrest Apartments 100 Village Manor, #33 Haughton, LA 71037 318-949-1229 Yorkshire Apartments 2020 North Hearne Ave. Shreveport, LA 71107 318-424-4775

Senior Discounts The following senior discounts are subject to change and may not be valid in all locations, so do verify discount prior to visit. Some discounts require showing proof of age or a senior association membership card. Consider the following tips to get the best senior discount: (1) Ask for senior discounts while shopping with the merchant; (2) Ask the merchant to match the senior discount for the same or similar product/service that might be

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offered by another business; (3) Keep a list of senior discounts offered by local area merchants; and (4) Join senior membership associations who offer senior discounts as one of its benefits, such as AARP, Association of Mature American Citizens (AMAC), or American Seniors Association (ASA). Please send any updates of the listed senior discounts or details about newly discovered senior discounts to gary.calligas@gmail.com

Entertainment • Cinemark/Tinsletown

Theaters: Every Monday is Senior Day with discounted tickets $6.00 for persons 62+ • DiamondJacks Casino in Bossier City - Golden Gamers discounts and promotions with Players Card for persons 50+ • Regal Cinemas: up to $3.00 off for popcorn and soda combo for AARP members (55+)

Grocery • Albertsons: 10% off first

Wednesday of each month (55+) • Kroger: 10% off on Kroger brands every Tuesday (55+) • Family Dollar Stores: discounts are available with use of AARP membership card • Fred’s Stores: discounts are available with use of AARP membership card

Hotel/Motel

• Baymont Inns and Suites : save up to 20% for AARP members • Best Western Hotels: save up to 10% for AARP members • Cambria Suites: save up to 10% for AARP members • Clarion Hotels: up to 10% off for AARP members (55+) • Comfort Inn: up to 10% off for AARP members (55+) • Comfort Suites: up to 10% off for AARP members (55+) • Conrad Hotels and Resorts: save up to 5% with advance reservations for AARP members • Days Inn: up to 20% off for AARP members (55+) • Doubletree hotels: up to 5% saving for AARP members • EconoLodge hotels: up to 10% saving for AARP members • Embassy Suites: up to 5% saving for AARP members • Hampton Inns & Suites: up to 10% off for AARP members • Hawthorn Suites: up to 20% off for AARP members • Hilton Garden Inn: up to 10% off for AARP members • Holiday Inns: discounts for persons 62+ • Homewood Suites: up to 10% off for AARP members • Howard Johnson Hotels: up to 20% off for AARP members • Knights Inn: up to 20% off for AARP members

• La Quinta Inns and Suites: up to 10% off for AARP members • Le Meridien: between 5 % to 15% off for AARP members • Mircotel Inns and Suites: up to 10% off for AARP members • Motel 6: 10% off for persons (60+) • Quality Inn: up to 10% off for AARP members(55+) • Ramada Worldwide: up to 20% off for AARP members (55+) • Rodeway Inn: 10% off for persons (60+) • Sheraton Hotels: between 5% to 15% discount for AARP members • Sleep Inn: up to 10% off for AARP members (55+) • Super 8 Hotels: up to 20% savings for AARP members • Travelodge hotels: save up to 10% for AARP members • Westin Hotels and Resorts: save between 5% to 15% for AARP members • Wingate hotels: save up to 20% for AARP members • Wyndam Hotels and Resorts: up to 20% off for AARP members (55+) Restaurants

• Applebee’s 10-15% off (varies by location) may require golden apple card(60+) • Bonefish Grill: 15% off every Day for AARP members • Bubba Gump Shrimp Company: 10% discount for AARP members

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• Burger King: discount for AARP members • Captain D’s Seafood: “Happy Wednesday Offer” choice of 8 meals + drink for $4.99 or less- varies by location. (62+) • Carrabba’s Italian Grill: 15% off every Day for AARP members • Chart House: discount for AARP members • Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee (55+), depending on location. • Chili’s: 10% off for persons 55+ but varies by location • Denny’s: 15% off for AARP members (55+) • Dunkin’ Donuts: Get donut with purchase of large coffee for AARP members (55+) • Golden Corral Restaurants: 10% off for seniors (62+), but varies by location • IHOP: Special Senior meals at discounted prices (55+)

• KFC: Free small drink with any meal (55+) • Landry’s Seafood: get 10% for AARP members • McDonalds: discounts on coffee for senior citizens, but varies by location • McComicks & Schmicks: get 10% off for AARP members • OutBack Steakhouse: save 15% on Mondays and Thursdays for AARP members • Piccadilly Restaurants: Seniors 55 and older receive 10% on regular meal every Monday to Saturdays from 2 to 5 pm • Rainforest Café: discount for AARP members • Saltgrass Steakhouse: 10% off for AARP members (55+) • Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+) varies by location • Subway: Free small drink or 10% off at selective locations (60+) • The Chart House: 10% off for AARP members • Taco Bell: 5% off or free beverages (65+)

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• Waffle House: 10% off on Mondays for persons 60+ • Wendy’s: Free drink with purchase (62+), but varies by location Retail and Apparel • Banana Republic: 10% off

for persons 62+ • Beall’s: 20% off first Tuesday of each month for Club 50 plus members(50+) • Belk’s: 15% off first Tuesday of each month (55+) • Kohl’s: 15% off every Wednesday (60+) • Michaels: up to 10% off on Tuesdays for AARP members(55+) • Reebok Shoe Outlet Stores: 20% off total purchase everyday for AARP members • Rite Aid: Use of Wellness+ card on certain items qualifies for additional discounts on other products • Stein Mart: 20% off of red dot/clearance items on first Monday of each month for persons 55+

Transportation

• Amtrak Rail service: 15% discount on the lowest available rail fare for persons 62+ • American Airlines: various discounts for persons 65+ • United Airlines: various discounts for persons 65+ • Avis Car Rental: Up to 20% off for AARP members (55+) • Budget Rental Cars: up to 20% off for AARP member (55+) Vacations

• Collette Vacations: $200 off per couple for AARP members • Nexus Holidays: various discount tours to China and other destinations • Norwegian Cruise Line: 5% saving for AARP members

Support Groups and Agencies Support groups and agen-

cies are made up of people with common interests and/ or experiences and are a place for people to give and receive emotional and practical support as well as to exchange information, tips and resources. A Place That Warms the Heart - Grief 318-746-5775 Alzheimer’s Agency of Shreveport/Bossier Inc P. O. Box 4038 Shreveport, LA 71134 318-780-7906. www.alzagency.org Alzheimer’s Association 910 Pierremont Rd, Suite 410 Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 861-8680 www.alz.org Bereavement Support Group 318-212-4697 Bi Polar Support Group 318-949-2159 Breast Cancer Support Group 318-681-4421 Cancer Support Group Willis Knighton Health Center 318-212-8225 Cancer Support Grawood Baptist Church 318-798-2380 Caregiver Support Group Noel Memorial 318-221-5207 Dementia/Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group 318-865-7177 Feist-Weiler Cancer Center/La. Cancer Control Partnership 318-813-1461 Fibromyalgia Support Group Willis Knighton Heart Institute 318-212-4720 Grandparents as Parents (GAP) 318-865-2070 www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com


Grief Support Group Hospice Of Shreveport/Bossier 318-865-7177 Heart to Heart Support Group 318-212-8225 Laryngectomy - New Voice Club V.A. Medical Center 318-990-5390 Louisiana Association on Compulsive Gambling 318-227-0883 Lymphedema Support Group at WKHS 318-212-8110

Suicide Support Group 318-518-7239 WK Strokers Support Group 318-212-4828 VA Support Groups 318-990-5074

Transportation Various types of transportation are listed below and are subject to change and limited availability. All prices and charges noted are subject to change. Please confirm availability and charges with the individual agency or business.

Air Medical Transport

Muscular Sclerosis Support Group 318-212-4720

Accredited Air Ambulance 800-558-5387

NWLA Scleroderma Support Group 318-373-3459

ACLS Advanced Air Ambulance 800-633-3590

Overeaters Anonymous 318-677-4002

Aero Med Express P.O. Box 1568 Rogers, AR 72757-1568 800-842-8555

Parkinson’s Caregiver Support Group 318-549-9744 Parkinson’s Support Group WKHS Steen Hall Auditorium 318-675-6142 Post-Polio Support Group WKHS Steen Hall Institute 318-212-6826 Prostate Cancer Group Regional Urology 318-868-9781 WKHS Prostate Support Group 318-212-8225 Self Help For Hard Of Hearing 318-868-7603 Shreveport-Bossier Ostomy Support Group 318-688-4830

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Ground Transportation AmPm Medical Transportation (318) 686-3314, cell 426-6709 Lift capable. $10 -$15 round trip; $15 one-way, $30 roundtrip for wheelchair. Monday - Friday 5am - 6pm; Saturday - Dialysis only Angel Medical Transportation (318) 686-7381 Medical only/non-emergency. $7.50 one-way, $15.00 round trip. Monday-Saturday 5:30 am - 7:00 pm. Balentine Ambulance Service 3516 Mansfield Road Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 222-5358 Caring, a family tradition. 24 Hour service, basis and advance life support, Medicare and Medicaid approved. Providing transportation to and from hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation services, and

medical appointments. Bossier Council on Aging (Lift Capable) - (318) 741-7358 Bossier Parish Residents 60+.Transportation for doctor appointments and shopping in Bossier Parish. Donations of $3. Medicaid accepted Bossier Office of Community SVS (transportation) (318) 747-1045 Louisiana transit. Lift capable. Bossier Parish Only/ Medicaid or cash. $5.00 city round trip, $10.00 Parish Disabled Vets (DAV) (318) 221-8411 Ext. 7025 No lift available. Transportation to VA Medical Center for disabled vets. LIFTLINE (SporTran) (318) 673-5316 Lift capable. Medical and non-medical. Must qualify under ADA guidelines. 5:30 am - 12:15 am weekdays; 7:15 am - 12:15 am Saturdays; 8 am - 5 pm Sundays. $2 - one-way trip Louisiana State Medicaid Transport 1-800-259-7235 Lift capable. Medical only. Have Medicaid number available when calling. 8 am to 5 pm Monday-Friday. M&J Transportation 318-687-3712 318-572-1232 Lift capable Medical and non medical. $18 walk-on/ round trip; $30 wheel chair/ round trip

Hollywood/Mooretown area only- District D. Donations requested. 8:30 - 3:00 Monday - Friday VA/Veterans (318) 221-8411 Ext. 6856 Transportation for veterans (lift & stretcher capable). Willis Transportation 318-658-9133 Medicaid provider for Caddo and Bossier Parishes only

Public Transportation (Air) Allegiant Airlines 702-505-8888 American Airlines 800-433-7300 Continental Airlines 800-525-0280 Delta Airlines 800-221-1212 Northwest Airlines 800-225-2525 Glo Airlines 855-435-9456

Public Transportation (Land) A-1 Charter Service 318-621-0700 Action Taxi: 318-222-8294 Ace Cab: 318-425-3325

Quality Transportation 318-424-7559 Call 24 hours in advance. $10 one-way in town or $20 roundtrip. Socialization Services (318) 687-9696 Medical and non-medical. Low income seniors 60+ living in the Cedar Grove/ 2018 Edition  The Best of Times SILVER PAGES 

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All American Shuttle 318-272-0444 Anytime Limousine 318-470-1429 Amtrak Train Service 800-872-7245 Bossier City Limousine 318-746-5466 City Link: 318-469-5175 Dixie Tours: 318-470-9757 Excalibur Limousines 318-742-6500 Golden Stripe Cab 318-675-0411 Greyhound Trailways 318-221-4205 iShuttle: 318-677-4388 J&L Limo Services 318-686-2467 Lyft – via APP only on apple and android devices People Haulers 318-636-2005 Red River Coaches 318-221-5797 SporTran Bus: 318-673-7425 Tri-City Charter 318-747-4754 Twin City Express 318-207-2838 Uber = via APP only on apple and android devices Yellow Checker Cab 318-425-7000

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Public Transportation (Rental) Avis Rent a Car 800-331-1212 Budget Car Rental 318-636-2846

Literacy Volunteers 2911 Centenary Boulevard Shreveport, LA 71104 318-869-2411 www.shreveportliteracy.org

American Red Cross, NWLA Chapter 805 Brook Hollow Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 318-865-9545 www.louisianaredcross.org

Louisiana Senior Medicare Patrol Program 8440 Jefferson Highway, Suite 101 Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (877) 272-8720 (225) 248-7077 www.stopmedicarefraudla.org Senior Medicare Patrol programs help Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries prevent, detect and report health care fraud. It welcomes volunteers to be part of their programs.

Bossier Council on Aging 706 Bearkat Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318-741-7490 www.bossiercoa.org

Renesting Project, Inc. 1301 Driftwood Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 318-747-5520 www.renestingprojectinc.org

Caddo Council on Aging 1700 Buckner Street, Ste 151 Shreveport, LA 71101 318-676-7900 Ext 239 www.caddocoa.org

Shreveport Bossier Convention and Tourist Bureau 629 Spring Street Shreveport, LA 71101 318-222- 9391 www.shreveport-bossier.org

Enterprise Rent a Car 318-631-8999

Volunteer Opportunities

Caddo/Bossier Foster Grandparent Program 2510 Line Avenue Shreveport, LA 711104 (318) 676-7884 Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) 900 Jordan Street Shreveport, LA 71101 318-221-2272 www.vyjla.org Food Bank of Northwest LA 2307 Texas Ave. Shreveport, LA 71103 318-675-2400 www.foodbanknla.org A variety of opportunities to suit individual interests. Habitat for Humanity 106 East Kings Highway, Suite 206 Shreveport, LA 71104 318-868-8040 www.nwlahabitat.org

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Shreveport Bossier Community Renewal 838 Margaret Place Shreveport, LA 71101 318-425-3222 www.sbcr.us Shreveport Green 3625 Southern Ave Shreveport, LA 71104 318-219-1888 www.shreveportgreen.org Shreveport Metropolitan Ballet 1324 North Hearne Avenue, Suite 202 Shreveport, LA 71107 www.shreveportmetroballet.org Shreveport Symphony Volunteer Program 616 Jordan Shreveport, LA 71101 318-222-7496 www.shreveportsymphony.com

Shreveport Little Theatre 812 Margaret Place Shreveport, LA 71101 318- 424-4438 www.shreveportlittletheatre. com The Best of Times – Events P. O. Box 19510 Shreveport, LA 71149 318-636-5510 www.thebestoftimesnews.com Volunteers are requested to assist during the annual Senior Health and Fitness Expo held in March and at the annual Senior Day Expo at the Louisiana State Fair in Shreveport held in October. Please email your availability to be a volunteer at one or both of our events to gary.calligas@gmail.com. The Community Foundation - LINCC 401 Edwards Street, Suite 105 Shreveport, LA 71101 318-221-0582 www.cfnla.org The Strand Theatre Volunteer Usher Corps 619 Louisiana Shreveport, LA 71101 318-226-1481 www.thestrandtheatre.com Ushers are asked to work at least 50% of the shows, including Strand season shows. Strand presented shows, rentals, and concerts. Usher orientation is held approximately 2 weeks prior to the opening of a new season. New volunteers are always welcomed. United Way of NW Louisiana 820 Jordan, Suite 370 Shreveport, LA 71101 318-677-2504 www.unitedwaynwla.org Volunteers of America – N. LA 360 Jordan Shreveport, LA 71101 318-221-2669 www.voanorthla.org

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The 2018 edition of Silver Pages is Northwest Louisiana's premier senior resource directory. It is widely recognized as an indispensable sou...

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