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2013 Resource Directory for Those of Us 50 +

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Bariatric Surgery Behavioral Medicine Breast Centers Breast MRI Cardiac Rehabilitation Cancer Center Center for Women’s Health Chest Pain Center Community Education Programs Diabetes & Nutrition Center Diagnostic Services Digital Mammography Dermatology Emergency Services Eye Surgery Endoscopy Center Endocrinology Extended Care Center Facial Plastic Surgery Fitness & Wellness Centers Geriatric Specialists Health Screenings Heart & Vascular Institute Heart Hospital Hip Surgery (minimally-invasive) 2

Home Health Hospice Hospitals Hyperbarics Willis-Knighton Medical Center

Laparoscopic Surgery Knee Surgery (minimally-invasive) Outpatient Surgery PET Scans

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

Physical Therapy Physician Network (300+ providers) Physician Referral

WK Bossier Health Center

Progressive Care Center Prostate Treatment & Surgery Pulmonary Rehabilitation Radiosurgery

WK Pierremont Health Center

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  Four Fitness & Wellness Centers  Three Quick Care Urgent Care Centers Health+Match Physician Referral (318) 212-9562 wkhs.com

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elcome to the completely updated and totally redesigned 2013 edition of Silver Pages, northwest Louisiana’s premier resource directory. You are holding the most valuable annual published in our area. It’s widely acknowledged by our loyal readers that this directory is an indispensable source of comprehensive, accurate, and up-to-date information. As an added bonus this year, we’ve included a new section - Senior Discounts - that should prove to be extremely beneficial during these difficult economic times. Thanks to all for your kind comments of overwhelming enthusiasm and approval for past editions. As always, we welcome your feedback and encourage you to let us know how we can improve next year’s version. Please support and thank the businesses and organizations that care enough about “those of us 50+” to make this valuable resource directory possible. Their listings within are in red bold face.

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Adult Day Care Agencies (Louisiana Government) Agencies (National) Assistance Assisted Living Facilities Attractions & Entertainment Disability Services Employment Opportunities Estate Planning and Legal Services Eye Care Providers Financial Planning Services Funeral Homes Government Services Hearing Care Providers Help Lines Home Care Providers Home Health Agencies Home Medical Infusion Hospice Care Services Hospitals Independent Living Communities Medical Equipment and Supplies Medicare Health Plans Medicare Prescription Drug Plans Medigap Policies Mental Health Services Miscellaneous Businesses Nursing Homes Organizations & Clubs Orthotics & Prosthetics Pharmacies Physicians Prescription Assistance Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy Senior Apartments Senior Discounts Support Groups and Agencies Transportation Volunteer Opportunities

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Money talks. What’s it saying to you? The mortgage is paid but the upkeep is hitting you where it hurts. An affordable apartment home or garden apartment home at The Oaks of Louisiana is your alternative to the headaches and expense of home maintenance. Make good on the promises you made to yourself years ago and enjoy a fulfilling, uncomplicated life. No longer:  Pay rising utility costs and homeowner’s insurance costs  Tie yourself to chores and expense of home maintenance and upkeep  Heat and cool unused rooms  Mow yards and weed flowerbeds Why pay all these bills when most of your monthly living expenses are included in your lease at The Oaks?

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Adult Day Care

A non-residential facility providing activities for the elderly and/or handicapped persons. Most centers operate 10 to 12 hours per day and provide meals, social/recreational outings, and general supervision. Adult day care centers enable caregivers to work or to have a break from their care-giving responsibilities. Comfort and Joy Adult Day Center 211 North Thomas Drive Shreveport, LA 71117 (318) 670-3933 VOA Adult Day Center 1700 Buckner # 150 Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 212-1703

Agencies Louisiana Government The following offer support services and information. LA Department of Education P.O. Box 94064 Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064 225- 342-0444; 877-453-2721 www.doe.louisiana.gov • Honorary High School Diploma is available to WWII veterans that enlisted in the service before graduating high school. • College or University Residents age 55+ who register for courses at a state college or university are tuition exempt. 50% off the cost of books. (Only granted if funds appropriated by legislature.) • Technical College - Age 60+ are tuition free on space available basis. Louisiana Dept. of Health & Hospitals; Office of Aging and Adult Services and Office of Louisiana Medicaid P. O. Box 2031 Baton Rouge, LA 70821 www.dhh.louisiana.gov Aging and Adult Services Information:1-866-758-5035 www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com

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 • 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 • Bayou Health – Health care delivery system for Louisiana Medicaid and LaChip recipients in either a “prepaid plan” or a “shared savings plan”. Call 1-855-229-6848 or visit www.bayouhealth. com. Bayou Health Plans available as of 2/1/2012 are: Amerigoup RealSolutions (1-800-600-4441); Community Health Solutions (1-855-247-5248); LaCare (1-888-756-0004); Louisiana Healthcare Connections (1-866595-8133); UnitedHealthcare (1-866-675-1607) • 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 1-877-456-1146 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 LA Department of Health & Hospitals Office of Behavioral Health P.O. Box 629 Baton Rouge, LA 70821 225-342-9500; 225-342-2540 www.dhh.louisiana.gov • Crisis Management Services - Care services, tele-

phone counseling and 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: 1-877664-2248 LA 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. LA Office of Attorney General P.O. Box 94005 Baton Rouge, LA 70804 (225) 326-6079 www.ag.louisiana.gov Consumer Protection Hotline 1-800-351-4889: info about current consumer issues, tips on how to avoid consumer fraud, and submission of consumer complaints.

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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-of-state 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. LA Dept. of Public Safety and Dept. 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. LA 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

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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. LA Rehabilitation Services 950 N 22nd Baton Rouge, LA 70821 225-925-4131; 800-737-2958 www.dss.louisiana.gov • For the blind- Offers Newsline and Information Service for the Blind, which provides access to national and local newspapers through the phone line, and operates Project COPE. • 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. LA 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

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Program - Makes eligibility determinations for Supplemental Security Income. LA 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. LA 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 – com-

plaints of residents at long-term care facilities 1-866-632-0922 • Legal Assistance – Legal services for seniors, call 1-800-310-7029 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. 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 Administration on Aging 330 Independence Ave, SW Washington, DC 20201 (202) 619-0724 www.aoa.gov Policy, development, planning, and delivery of supportive home and community based services to older persons and their caregivers. Alzheimer’s Association 225 N. Michigan Ave., Flr 17 Chicago, IL 60601-7633 312-335-8700 800-272-3900 www.alz.org Information about Alzheimer’s symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, recent research, and for referrals to state and national services.

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AARP 601 East Street, NW Washington, DC 20049 1-888-687-2277 www.aarp.org A non-profit organization that advocates for those age 50 and older, providing a range of benefits/services. American Bar Association Comm. on Law & Aging 740 15th Street, NW Washington DC 20005-1022 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. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 7500 Security Blvd Baltimore, MD 21244-1850 1-877-262-2323 (toll free) 1-800-633-4227 (Medicare) cms.gov; medicare.gov Agency within US Dept of Health and Human Services responsible for Medicare, HIPAA, and CLIA and works in partnership with state governments to administer Medicaid. Eldercare Locator 1-800-677-1116 (toll free) www.eldercare.gov Nationwide assistance helping elderly and caregivers locate resources. MEDLINE Plus www.medlineplus.gov Up-to-date health care information from the National Library of Medicine. National Family Caregivers Association 10400 Connecticut Ave. #500 Kensington, MD 20895-3944 1-800-896-3650 www.nfcacares.org Grass roots organization providing advocacy, support, and info for family who care for chronically ill, older, or disabled relatives. www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com

National Institute on Aging 31 Center Drive, MSC 2292 Bethesda, MD 20892-2292 301-496-1752; 800-222-2225 www.nia.nih.gov Research on aging processes, disease and the special problems and needs of older people. Social Security Administration 6401 Security Blvd Baltimore, MD 21235 1-800-772-1213 (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.

Assistance Basic Needs 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 4221 Linwood Ave. Shreveport, LA 71108 318-865-9545 www.louisianaredcross.org The nation’s premier emergency response organization to provide relief to victims of disasters and response to emergencies. Caddo Community Action Agency 4055 St. Vincent Ave Shreveport, LA 71108 318-861-4808 Rental and utility assistance.

Centerpoint Community Services 2121 Fairfield Shreveport, LA 71104 318-227-2100 or 211 www.centerpt.org Offers persons information and links to local area social service organizations and agencies to assist in meeting basic and special needs, including housing, shelter, utility assistance, healthcare, prescriptions, food, and crisis intervention 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. Community Renewal International 838 Margaret Place Shreveport, LA 71101 318-425-3222 www.communityrenewal.us A non-profit organization working to restore safe and caring communities through personal relationships. Martin Luther King Health Center 827 Margaret Place Shreveport, LA 71101 318-227-2912 Offers free medical services and medicines for individuals managing chronic illnesses

A Professional Bindery offering restoration and hand binding of: • Genealogy papers • Bibles • Project reports • Tabloids • Newspapers/Magazines • Church Hymnals • Courthouse Record Books • Bulletins

Specializing in custom made clamshell boxes for maps, musical scores, and the restoration of rare books!” Over 20 years of experience in restoration binding!

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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. NWLA Interfaith Pharmacy 1725 Elizabeth Street Shreveport, LA 71101 318-425-3553 Offers life sustaining medicines for those that have no other access to free medicines. Shreveport- Bossier Rescue Mission 901 McNeil Shreveport, LA 71101 318-227-2868 www.sbrescuemission.com Provides homeless intervention 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. Society of St. Vincent de Paul 3500 Fairfield Avenue Shreveport, LA 71105 318-865-7807; 318-349-2873 Provides emergency financial assistance, food programs, rent/ mortgage assistance, and services to those in any way challenged.

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The Pool of Siloam Medical Ministry 4110 Greenwood Road Shreveport, LA 71109 318-631-2212 www.poolofsiloam.org Medical services & medicines for those with no other access. 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 – N LA 360 Jordan Shreveport, LA 71101 318-221-2669 www.voanorthla.org Offering assistance to children, families, and seniors. 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.

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LSU Ag Center – Shreveport 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 Online health information you can trust on procedures, operations, diseases, conditions, medicines, and lab tests. LSUS University One University Place Shreveport, LA 71105 318-797-5000 www.lsus.edu Shreve Memorial Library 424 Texas Street Shreveport, LA 71101 318-226-5897 www.shreve-lib.org Shreveport Parks & Recreation 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.

Legal Assistance Legal Services of North Louisiana, Inc. (Legal Aid) 720 Travis Street Shreveport, LA 71101 318-222-7186; 800-826-9265 www.lsnl.org Provide free legal services to people below poverty guidelines 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.

Tax Filing Assistance AARP Tax Aide Locator Toll Free 1-800-227-7669 Louisiana Department of Revenue 1525 Fairfield 6th Floor Shreveport, LA 71101 318-676-7505

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Internal Revenue Service 1-800-829-1040 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 24hour supervision and an array of support services to ensure residents health, safety, and well-being.. An Assisted Living Facility helps 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 Emeritus at Shreveport 7110 University Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 524-2100 Assisted living with dementia

care suites, courtyard suites, rehab and therapy services, and weekly housekeeping services. Small pets are welcomed. Scheduled transportation. Horizon Bay Brookdale Living Center 2540 Beene Blvd Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 747-2114 Savannah at The Oaks 600 East Flournoy Lucas Road Shreveport, LA 71115 (318) 212-6257 www.oaksofla.com Residents have a unique opportunity to experience the individualized and special attention when some assistance with daily activities is needed or desired. Spacious studio, one-bedroom 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. The Arbor and Terrace of Bossier 4770 Brandon Blvd Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 549-1001

Attractions & Entertainment

Shreveport and Bossier City are blessed with an abundance of attractions and a wide range of entertainment opportunities.

Discover Bossier City/Shreveport’s ♦ 24-hour slot & table game action ♦ Over 500 hotel rooms ♦ Competitive room rates available 7 days a week ♦ Three sensational restaurants

All Star Bowling Lanes 9130 Mansfield Road Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 687-3676

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. Goldern Gamers discounts/promotions for persons 50+ with players card.

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 Barnwell Garden & Art Center 601 Clyde Fant Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 673-7703 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 Chimp Haven 13600 Chimpanzee Place Keithville, LA 71047 (318) 925-9575

East Bank Theatre and Gallery 630 Barksdale Blvd Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 741-8310 Eighth Air Force Museum 88 Shreveport Road Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 456-3067 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

Premier Luxury Casino Resort ♦ Large relaxing outdoor pool ♦ Full-service spa & fitness center ♦ Full-service RV Park ♦ Family fun arcade room ♦ 22,000 square feet of meeting space

711 DiamondJacks Blvd ✦ I-20, Exit 20A Phone 1-318-678-7777 ✦ Toll-Free 1-866-5JAXMAX (552-9629)

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Must be 21 or older to gamble. ©2013, Legends Gaming, LLC.

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Horseshoe Casino and Hotel 711 Horseshoe Blvd Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 742-0711 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 Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum 3201 Centenary Blvd. Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 861-7615

MeadowLake Golf Club 5730 Meadowlake Country Club Road Keithville, LA (318) 925-9547 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

Shreveport Country Club 3101 Esplanade Avenue Shreveport, LA 71109 (318) 631-4511 Shreveport Little Theatre 812 Margaret Place Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 424-4438

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

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

River City Repertory Theatre 2829 Youree Drive, Suite 4 Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 868-5888

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

R. W. Norton Art Gallery 4747 Creswell Avenue Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 865-4201

LA State Oil and Gas Museum 200 S. Land Avenue Oil City, LA 71061 (318) 995-6845

Sam’s Town Hotel and Casino 315 Clyde Fant Parkway Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 424-7777

Marjorie Lyons Playhouse 2911 Centenary Blvd. Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 869-5242

Sci-Port – Louisiana’s Science Center/IMAX Theatre 820 Clyde Fant Memorial Parkway Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 424-3466 www.sciport.org Sci-Port: Louisiana’s Science Center provides a fun, educa-

Meadows Museum of Art 2911 Centenary Blvd Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 869-5169

tional environment for people of all ages to explore and actively engage in the world of mathematics, science and technology. Sci-Port serves to spark curiosity about the world around us, provides hands-on tools for using scientific discovery in everyday life, and encourages a passion for life-long learning.

Shreveport Symphony Orchestra 619 Louisiana, Suite 400 Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 227-8863 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 Captains Baseball 2901 Pershing Blvd Shreveport, LA 71109 (318) 636-5555

Shreveport Ghost Walk Tours Downtown Shreveport Area (318) 200-0711 Southern University Museum of Art 610 Texas Street, Suite 110 Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 760-6631 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 Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71108 318-673-7784 Spring St. Historical Museum 525 Spring Street Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 424-0964

IMAX film . One topping yogurt . Permanent galleries only

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Stage of Stars Museum 705 Elvis Presley Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 220-9434 Strand Theatre 619 Louisiana Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 226-1481 The Davis HomePlace 804 Wilkinson Street Shreveport, LA 71104 (318)221-3881 The Robinson Film Center 617 Texas Street Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 424-9090

Westwood Executive Golf Course 5006 Jefferson Paige Road Shreveport, LA 71109 (318) 636-3162

Disability Services

Offering those with disabilities support services necessary to participate fully in their environment. They work closely with clients to develop selfawareness and independence, learn self-advocacy, and create a network of resources.

Touchstone Wildlife Museum 5011 East Texas St. Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 746-5792

Betty & Leonard Phillips Deaf Action Center Of Louisiana 601 Jordan St. Shreveport, LA 71101 318-425-7781 www.deafactioncenter.org

Vivian Railroad Station Museum 100 North Front Street Vivian, LA 71082 (318) 375-5300

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

Hearing Aids – LA Rehab Services 1525 Fairfield #708 Shreveport, LA 71101 318-676-7155 Hearing Units (State Disability Determination) 2920 Knight Street Shreveport, LA 71105 318-869-6576 LA Association For The Blind 1750 Claiborne Ave. Shreveport, LA 71103 318-635-6471 Louisiana Assistive Technology Access Network (LATAN) 820 Jordan Suite 120 Shreveport, LA 71101 318-841-1548 Mollie Webb Speech & Hearing Clinic 3735 Blair St. Shreveport, LA 71103 318-632-2015

New Horizons Independent Living Center 8508 Line Avenue, Suite D Shreveport, LA 71106 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 transitioning from a nursing home or other institution.

Employment Opportunities

Community Development 1237 Murphy Street Room # 210 Shreveport, LA 71101 318-673-7500 www.shreveportla.gov To make available to the

Information and Referral

Hearing Aids

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 American Sign Language Interpreting

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 Employment Services

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customer an array of employment, education, training and workforce development services, so that individuals and employers can make informed choices about their needs. LA Department Of Labor 2900 Dowdell Street Shreveport, LA 71103 318-676-7788 www.laworks.net Job Placement, unemployment insurance, training programs, labor market info and referral to other agencies. North Louisiana Goodwill Industries 800 W. 70th St. Shreveport, LA 71106 318-869-2575 www.goodwillnla.org Red River Sanitors, Inc 1522 Corporate Drive Shreveport, LA 71107 (318) 746-6724 Red River Sanitors is looking for employees who want to work

part time in the evenings for 3-4 hours cleaning offices. Apply Now! 318-746-6724. Senior Employment Program/ Ayuda 820 Jordan St. Suite #310 Shreveport, LA 71101 318-221-7611 www.servicelocator.org Project Ayuda/SCSEP enhances employment opportunities for low-income seniors 55 and older and promotes them as a solution for businesses seeking trained, qualified, and reliable employees.

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. George H. Mills, Attorney 331 Milam Street Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 222-0337 John E. Settle, Jr., Attorney 1915 Citizens Bank Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 742-5513 The Elder Law Attorneys Joseph R. Gilsoul and 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.

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. Bossier Eye Institute 2300 Hospital Drive, #140 Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 746-2020

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Bossier Family Eye Care 927 Benton Road Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 747-0302 David Raines Community Center 1625 David Raines Road Shreveport, LA 71107 (318) 425-2252 Duncan Optical Dispensary 4843 Line Avenue Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 869-3488 Dr. Bryan Vekovius 450 Ashley Ridge Drive Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 675-3733 www.drveko.com An expert in aesthetics and treatment of diseases and syndromes involving the eye and eyelid, tearing system, and the optic nerve and is considered an expert in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery having performed close to two thousand procedures over the past six years on the eyelid alone. Eye Institute South 2530 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop #116 Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 212-5901 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 whole family. Lusk Eye Specialists 451 Ashley Ridge Drive Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 222-5555 Pierremont Eye Institute 7607 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 212-3937 Founded in 2003 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 whole family. www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com


Red River Eye Center 2400 Hospital Drive, # 100 Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 212-7860 Regional Retina 7330 Fern Ave., #702 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 798-6699

eye surgery, they provide comprehensive eye care for the whole family. Zaffater Eye Center 2300 Hospital Drive, Suite 300 Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 747-5838

Financial Planning Services

Dr. Sam Silverblatt 1803 East 70th Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 798-4000 Shreveport Eye Clinic 471 Ashley Ridge Dr. # 300 Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 861-4009 WK Eye Institute 2611 Greenwood Road Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 212-2020 www.wkhs.com Founded in 2010 for the treatment of all eye conditions. From fitting glasses and contacts to treating diabetic eye disease to routine and complex cataract

A financial consultant prepares financial plans for clients. Some financial planners 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 910 Pierremont, Suite 410 Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 861-8607 Evans Financial Group 7600 Fern Ave., Bldg 1200 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 629-4852

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

Executive Financial Group 8848 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71115 (318) 795-0660

McDaniel Financial 2001 East 70th, Suite 407 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 798-9022

French Financial Group 7607 Fern Avenue, Ste 902 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 670-8796

S.A.F.E. Planning, Inc. 920 Pierremont, Suite 105 Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 869-3133

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

Serio Financial Services 6969 Fern Loop, #206 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 221-0889

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

TFG Financial 1754 East 70th Street Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 424-1116

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

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Pierremont Eye Institute

WK Eye Institute

Christopher L. Shelby, md

Stephen W. Lewis, od

David D. Bryan, md

2611 Greenwood Road, Shreveport  (318) 212-2020

J. Paul Swearingen, Jr., md

Eye Institute South

Ashley Wheat Sipes, md

Janusz Luka, od

Wyche T. Coleman, III, md

7607 Youree Drive Shreveport (318) 212-EYES (3937)

2530 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Suite 116 Shreveport (318) 212-5901

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Williams Financial Advisors 6245 Youree Dr., Suite 180 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 798-1112

Heavenly Gates 1339 Jewell Street Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 222-8010

Funeral Homes

Hill Crest Funeral Home 601 Hwy 80 East Haughton, LA 71037 (318) 949-9415

Funeral homes arrange burial services in accordance with the wishes of the family and the deceased. They takes care of necessary paperwork, permits, and other details, such as making arrangements with the cemetery, and providing obituaries to the news media. Many offer prearrangement services for those who wish to prepare their own funeral services before death. Aulds Funeral Home 7849 East Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 797-8124 Boone Funeral Home 2156 Airline Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 742-5361 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 Good Samaritan Funeral Home 2200 Laurel Street Shreveport, LA 71133 (318) 221-7337

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J. S. Williams & Son Funeral Home 1104 Pierre Avenue Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 221-6169 LA Funeral and Cremation Care 3903 Meriwether Shreveport, LA 71109 (318) 688-5509 Osborn Funeral Home 3631 Southern Avenue Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 865-8426 Rose-Neath Funeral Homes 1815 Marshall Street Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) (318) 222-0348 www.rose-neath.com 2201 Airline Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 746-2543 www.rose-neath.com 2500 Southside Drive Shreveport, LA 71108 (318) 687-1256 www.rose-neath.com Family-owned Rose-Neath Funeral Homes and Cemeteries is dedicated to providing the compassionate care families need when a loved one dies.

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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 318-741-8500 Bossier Clean City Committee 318-741-8409 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 Mayors Office – The Mayor 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 Water Bills: 318-741-8757

City of Shreveport Citizen & Neighborhood Assistance - 318-673-5669 City of Shreveport: 318-673-5463 Community Development 318-673-5900 Community Support Program 318-865-1422 Council Offices: 318-673-5262 Fraud Hotline: 318-222-5698 Mayors Office • Citizen Concerns 318-673-5013 • The Mayor: 318-673-5050 Neighborhood Assistance Team: • Area 1 (North): 318-673-6936 • Area 2 (East): 318-673-7397 • Area 3 (West): 318-673-7359 • Area 4 (South) 318-673-7399 Office Of Environmental Affairs 318-673-7660 Parking Tickets: 318-222-0290 Police Department • Emergency - 911 • Non-Emergency 318-673-2583 Public Assembly & Recreation (SPAR) - 318-673-7727 Public Works Emergency Assistance - 318-673-7600 Shreveport/Bossier Community Renewal - 318-425-3222 Fire Department • Emergency - 911 • Fire Prevention Bureau 318-673-6740

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• Non-Emergencies 318-673-6650 Shreveport Police • Crime Stoppers 318-673-7000 • Forgery & Fraud Unit 318-673-6985 • Non-Emergencies 318-673-7300 SB Convention & Tourist Bureau - 318-222-9391 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 Bossier Parish Animal/Rat Control 318-965-3752 Bossier Community Service 318-747-1045 Bossier Parish Civil Department 318-965-2368 Bossier Parish Clerk of Court 318-965-2336 Bossier Parish Fire District 318-949-9440 Bossier Parish Health Unit 318-741-7314 Bossier Parish Police Jury 318-965-2329 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 Social Services Needs and Information - 211 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 318-226-6596 www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com

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 Social Services Needs and Information: 211

State of Louisiana Bayou Health Plans (Medicaid & LaChip): 855-229-6848 Commissioner of Public Service 318-676-7464 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 Dept. - 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 225-342-7100 LA Council on Developmental Disabilities: 800-922-3425 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 Representatives: • District 1: James Morris 318-995-6852 • District 2: Roy Burrell 318-676-7137 • District 3: Barbara Norton 318-632-5887 • District 4: Patrick Williams 318-676-5990 • District 5: Alan Seabaugh 318-676-7990 • District 6: Thomas Carmody - 318-862-9956 • District 7: Richard Burford 318-925-9588 • District 8: Jeff Thompson 318-741-2850 • District 9: Henry Burns 318-949-2463 • District 10: Gene Reynolds 318-371-3092 Senators: • District 36: Robert Adley 318-965-1755 • District 37: Barrow Peacock 318-741-7180

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U.S. Congressman John Fleming 318-798-2254 U.S. Senator David Vitter 318-861-0437 U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu 318-676-3085 United States Railroad Retirement: 318-676-3022 VA Medical Center 318-221-8411 Veterans Affairs/Benefits Information: 800-827-1000

Buffington 318-687-4820 • District 39: Gregory 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

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

Ear, Nose and Throat Center 8575 Fern Ave, #103 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 798-0759 www.entcenter.md

Audibel of Shreveport 701 Jordan, Suite D Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 425-5417

2121 Line Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 226-9441 www.entcenter.md Ear, Nose and Throat Center provides specialized care in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Audiology and hearing aids, and maintain a full-service allergy testing and treatment clinic as well as an on-site CT scanner.

Beltone Hearing 1701 Old Minden Road, Suite 17F Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 629-4187 Better Hearing Systems 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

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/complaints to the Mayor 673-5013 SHV; 741-8501 BC • Domestic violence 6736985 SHV; 741-8641 BC • Forgery and Fraud 673-6985 SHV; 741-8641 BC • information to Crimestoppers: 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

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• 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 • natural gas leaks or gas 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 Seeking information about: • citizen or neighborhood assistance: 673-7397 SHV; 741-8352 BC • Event or tourist attraction: 222-9391 • home ramps for disabled person: 673-7528 SHV; 741-8560 BC • Liftline services for a disabled person: 673-5316 • non-emergency contact with police department: 673-2583 SHV; 741-8611 BC • obtaining a building permit: 673-6100 SHV; 741-8571 BC • parking ticket information: 222-0290 SHV; 741-8687 BC • recycling information: 673-6300 SHV; 741-8461 BC

Parish Services C = Caddo Parish B = Bossier parish Reporting: • animal/rat problems: 226-6624 C; 965-3752 B • civil & criminal situations: www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com

675-2170 C; 965-2203 B • consumer credit complaints: 888-525-9414 • elderly abuse or neglect: 676-5200 • mosquito problems: 226-6627 or 226-6801 • nursing home problem: 676-7900 C; 676-7900 B • public services complaints: 676-7464 • property tax problem: 681-0638 C; 965-3400 B • unfair or deceptive products/services: 800-351-4889 Seeking information about: • accessing needed social services: 211 C; 227-2100 B • assistance for an elderly crime victim: 681-0871 C; 965-2203 B • assistance with transportation needs: 676-7900 C; 741-8302 B • Assistance in purchasing handicapped accessible vehicles: 225-379-1100 • death investigation: 226-6881 C; 742-0579 B • driver’s license: 225-925-6146 • event or tourist attraction: 222-9391 • food assistance: 675-2400 • food stamps: 676-7600 • general parish issues: 226-6900 C; 965-2329 B • Homestead Exemption: 226-6705 C; 965-3400 B • library services: 226-5897 C; 746-1693 B • marriage license: 226-6789 C; 965-2336 B • Meals on Wheels: 676-7900 C; 741-8302 B • Parks and recreation: 929-2806 C • public health issues: 676-5222 C; 741-7314 B • vehicle registration: 225-925-6146 • vital and birth records: 676-5201 C; 965-2336 B • voter registration: 226-6891 C; 965-2301 B

318-862-9899; 800-256-3068 • concerns to Governor of Louisiana: 225-342-0991; 800-256-7777 • consumer product safety concerns: 800-638-2772 • consumer complaints: 800-351-4889 • domestic violence hotline: 800-799-7233 • forest fires: 800-242-3473 • future digging on property: 811; 800-272-3020; 225-275-3700 • homeland security concerns: 425-5351 • insurance policy problems or complaints: 800-259-5301 • public utility company problems: 318-676-7464; 800-256-2412 • quality of care problems in a health care facility: 800-433-4958 • railroad crossing problems: 800-232-0144; 800-453-2530 • drug helpline: 800-662-4357 • suicide prevention lifeline: 800-272-8255 • suspected fraud & abuse: 800-477-8477; 800-488-2917 • toxic or oil spills: 800-424-8802 Seeking information about: • assistance for a chronically developmentally disabled person: 318-741-7455; 800-862-1409 • assistance for a Louisiana veteran: 318-677-7540; 800-827-1000 • assistance in filing a state income tax return: 318-676-7500; 800-829-3071

• assistance while traveling on highways: 318-741-7411; 800-259-4929 • boat registration: 318-676-7594; 318-371-3050 • disability determinations: 318-869-6400; 800-256-2266 • Elderly Medicaid Waiver assistance & LT-PCS: 800-660-0488; 866-229-5222 • fishing and hunting license: 800-344-9453 • insurance comparison information and guides: 800-259-5301 • Louisiana tourism events or attractions: 318-938-5613 • mental health services: 318-676-5111; 866-416-5370 • reducing telemarketing calls to home phone: 800-676-0773 • senior services: 225-342-7100 • senior health insurance information program: 800-259-5301 • state police: 747-7411 • taxpayer assistance: 676-7500 • veterans affairs office: 676-7540 Federal Government Services Reporting: • concerns to the President of The United States: 202-456-1111 or 202-456-1414 • concerns to US House Representative John Fleming: 318-798-2254; 202-225-2777 • concerns to US Senator Mary Landrieu: 318-676-3085; 202-224-5824

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• concerns to US Senator David Vitter: 318-861-0437; 202-224-4623 • discrimination & employment issues: 800-669-4000 • mail service problems/ concerns : 318-677-2235; 800-275-8777 • problems to Food and 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 Information: 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 • SSA Hearings & Appeals: 318-676-3850 • Veterans Benefits: 318-676-7540; 800-827-1000 Miscellaneous Reporting: • cable television service problems : 318-213-4130; 318-747-1688 • comments or suggestions to The Best of Times: 318-636-5510 • consumer/business complaints: 318-222-7575 • obscene or harassing telephone calls: 318-557-6222

• problems with daily newspaper delivery: 318-459-3322; 318-747-7900 • product safety issues: 800-638-2772 • suspected domestic violence situation: 888-411-1333 800-799-7233 • suspected drug & narcotic problems : 318-677-8862; 800-662-4357 • suspected gambling problems: 877-770-7867 Seeking information about: • Alcoholics Anonymous: 318-865-2171; 800-729-6686 • area tourism and events: 318-222-9391; 800-551-8682 • Benefits Check Up: Help find benefit programs that can help pay for medications, health care, food, utilities and more. www.benefitscheckup.org • donating furniture, clothing, and other items: 318424-3200; 318-869-2571 • Elder Care Locator: Service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting seniors to services. 1-800-677-1116 or www.eldercare.gov • Foster grandparent volunteer program: 318-676-7913 • free legal assistance: 318-222-7186; 800-960-9109 • free or low cost legal representation: 318-221-2205 • local volunteer opportunities: 318-676-5186 • locating senior housing, meals, transportation, home health, etc.: 800-677-1116 • obtaining flu/pneumonia shots: 318-865-9545 • poisoning information or assistance: 800-256-9822 or 800-222-1222 • senior advocacy concerns: 318-227-6186; 800-960-7705 • senior services: 318-676-7900 or 800-256-3003

Home Care Providers

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ties of daily living in the client’s place of residence (i.e. home, hospital, assisted living, or nursing home). These providers are not generally certified or licensed home health care agencies and generally are not able to provide services which are reimbursed by the Medicare program, some Medicaid programs, and some private insurance programs. Care is generally provided on an hourly basis by trained caregivers. All About Care Home Services 2529 East 70th Street, Suite 306 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 797-2100 Bayou Companion Care 9301 Wallace Lake Road Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 683-0026 Bayou Companion Care is a home care provider which is a local family owned agency with extensive experience in health care services since 1993. Comfort Keepers 910 Pierremont Road, Ste 410 Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 934-0090 www.comfortkeepers.com Helping seniors live happy, healthy lives in the comfort of their own homes by providing quality, compassionate care and safety technology solutions to preserve independence and contribute to a better life. Elite Health Solutions, LLC 7591 Fern Ave., Suite 1601 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 213-5483 Entrum Care, Inc. 6235 Hwy 157 South Haughton, LA 71037 (318) 949-1828 Family Care Services 7623 Pines Road Shreveport, LA 71129 (318) 671-1799 Interim Healthcare Staffing 2323 Old Minden Rd Suite 500 Bossier City, LA 71112 (318) 741-3776 www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com


New Horizons Independent Living Center 8508 Line Avenue, Suite D Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 671-8131 www.nhilc.org Enabling people with disabilities to live independently. A non-profit and non-residential service provider offers independent living services, assistive technology services, transportation services, mental health counseling services, an attendant training program, and attendant services to people with disabilities in the 29 parishes of North Louisiana.

Gentiva Health Services 920 Pierremont, Ste 520 Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 865-8865

Preferred Care at Home of Northwest Louisiana 2625 Line Avenue, Suite 101 Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 861-4632 (800) 784-6944 www.preferhome.com/nwla Since 1984, Preferred Care at Home has been providing quality non-medical inhome 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.

National Homecare Services 3007 Knight Street, Suite 200 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 221-8799 Professional Home Health Services 3601 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 861-3900

Louisiana HomeCare of Shreveport 920 Pierremont, Ste 220 Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 219-9549 Medistar Home Health 2103 Old Minden Road, Ste A Bossier City, LA 71112 (318) 742-4028

Smart Health Care 127 Honeysuckle Lane Haughton, LA 71037 (318) 747-1965

Southland Home Health of Shreveport 9301 Wallace Lake Rd. Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 683-1190 STAT Home Health 820 Jordan, Suite 110 Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 424-5365 Supra Home Care 8889 Jewella, Ste D Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 865-3111 Synergy Home Care 2533 Bert Kouns, #117 Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 550-0285 Thompson Home Health 2529 East 70th, Suite 110 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 797-9392 Trinity Home Care 3825 Gilbert Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 861-0306

Home Health Agencies

Home health agencies are licensed by a state to provide care to a patient in the patient’s residence. Care must be prescribed by the patient’s attending physician as part of a written plan of care. The patient must be generally homebound. They 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 on an intermittent basis may include: skilled nursing; home health aide services; physical therapy; occupational therapy; speech therapy; social worker services, personal hygiene care, and light housekeeping. Ark-La-Tex Home Health 2090 Stockwell Road Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 747-6180 Christus Home Care 1700 Buckner, Ste 200 Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 681-7200 www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com

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United Home Health Care of Shreveport 9400 Village Green Drive Shreveport, LA 71115 (318) 798-7777 unitedhomehealthcare.com United Home Health Care of Shreveport’s mission is to assist patients and their families to recover from an illness and be self-sufficient in the comfort of their homes or places of residence and in familiar surroundings at the lowest cost compared to hospitalization and

nursing homes. Willis Knighton Home Health 3300 Albert Bicknell #4 Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 212-4180 www.wkhs.com 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,

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Home Infusion

Home medical infusion provides safe, effective administration of medication or vital fluids to patients in their own home or in an outpatient setting. CarePoint Partners 4859 Shed Road, Suite 300 Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 747-5080 IV Plus of Shreveport 2535 Bert Kouns Industrial Suite 211 Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 683-5139

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including physical therapy, occupational therapy, lymphedema therapy, and speech therapy. Other services provided are a medical social worker and certified nursing assistants.

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National Pharmacy Services of Shreveport 8860 Quimper Place Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 797-9517

Hospice Care Services

Hospice is a method of caring for the terminally ill that helps provide comfort and support to patients and their 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 a specific illness. Agape Hospice 806 Brook Hollow Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 868-2750

Wellcare Pharmacy and Infusion 4160 Airline Drive Bossier Ciy, LA 71111 (318) 212-9990

Christus Schumpert Hospice and Grace Home One St. Mary Place Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 681-4605

WellNecessities Pharmacy and Infusion 8835 Line Avenue Suite 500 Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 222-0885

Circle of Life Hospice, Inc. 920 East 70th Street, Ste B Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 869-4012 circleoflifehospiceinc.com Circle of Life Hospice

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provides a team of doctors, nurses, CNAs, chaplains, social workers, bereavement staff and volunteers for terminally ill patients and their families during end of life care. 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

Willis Knighton Hospice of Louisiana 616 East Flournoy Lucas Road Shreveport, LA 71115 (318) 212-2170 www.wkhs.com 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.

Hospitals

Types of hospitals include: • General hospitals have many specialized departments with highly trained doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals. They are generally set up to 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.

Jordan’s Crossing Hospice 624 Travis St., Suite 700 Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 631-6788 LifePath Hospice Care Services 8720 Quimper Place #100 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 222-5711 www.lifepathhospicecare.com LifePath Hospice Care Services is a licensed, certified Hospice serving Northwest Louisiana since 2002. Their mission is to provide comfort and care to individuals and families facing a life-limiting illness. Odyssey HealthCare 8508 Line Ave., Suite 6A Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 868-8788 Regional Hospice Care Group 8660 Fern Avenue, Suite 145 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 524-1046 Regional Hospice Care Group is a licensed and certified hospice which provides hospice care services to patients within a 50 mile radius. SouthernCare Hospice 2924 Knight St,#324 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 227-9160 St. Joseph Hospice 688 Jordan Shreveport LA 71101 (318) 222-8723 www.stjosephhospice.com St. Joseph Hospice is a spiritually driven hospice with many years of experience providing emotional, spiritual, and physical support to patients facing a terminal illness and their loved ones. www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com

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

Christus Schumpert One St. Mary Place Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 681-4500

LSU Health Sciences Center 1501 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71130 (318) 675-5000

Christus Schumpert Highland 1453 E. Bert Kouns Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 798-4300

Minden Medical Center #1 Medical Plaza Minden, LA 71055 (318) 377-2321

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

North Caddo Memorial 1000 South Spruce Street Vivian, LA 71082 (318) 375-3235

Lifecare Hospital - Linwood 9320 Linwood Avenue Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 688-8504 Lifecare Hospital - North 2550 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 212-6860

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

Promise Specialty Hospital of Bossier City 2525 Viking Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 841-2525

WK Bossier Health Center 2400 Hospital Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 212-7000 www.wkhs.com 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 Medical Center 2600 Greenwood Road Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 212-4000 www.wkhs.com 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

Willis Knighton South and the Center for Women’s Health 2510 Bert Kouns Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 212-5000 www.wkhs.com 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

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

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Brentwood Hospital 1006 Highland Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 678-7500 brentwoodbehavioral.com Brentwood Hospital helps individuals and families achieve optimal mental health, resulting in improved quality of life. A dedicated professional team provides individualized treatment, meeting the personal needs of our customers in a safe and nurturing environment.

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rated one of the top 100 hospitals in the US. WK Pierremont Health Center 8001 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 212-3000 www.wkhs.com 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.

Independent Living Communities

Independent Living communities are a group of variable sized apartments that provide seniors with the opportunity to experience as much freedom as they choose among their peers 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.

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Garden Apartments at the Oaks 600 East Flournoy Lucas Road 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. Glen Stiles Apartments 403 East Flournoy Lucas Road Shreveport, LA 71115 (318) 797-6810 Glenview Gardens 4828 Medical Drive Bossier City, LA 71112 (318) 746-0470 Summerfield Estates 9133 Baird Road Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 688-9525 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 first-of-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. The Waterford at Shreveport 2222 East Bert Kouns Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 524-3300 www.waterfordatshreveport. com Offers ten floor plans, 3 full meals a day in a beautifully appointed dining room, weekly housekeeping and linen service, complimentary transportation, full social and recreational programs, 24 hour emergency call system, and 24 hour staffing.

Medical Equipment & 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 outcomes desired by their doctor. Accucare Medical 9011 Linwood Ave Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 687-1444

Allmed Mobility 303 North Market St. Suite B Shreveport, LA 71107 (318) 222-2860 Allegiance Medical Supply 1532 Irving Place Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 865-7111 ArkLaTex Medical Services 3825 Gilbert Ave, #142 Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 861-5907 Ashley Medical Equipment & Supplies 1435 Hawn Ave Shreveport, LA 71107 (318) 676-0881 Associated Medical and Oxygen Supply 8870 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71115 (318) 798-6004 Medical Technology, Inc. 8860 Quimper, # 200 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 798-5140 Physician’s Choice Home Medical 1509 Doctors Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 746-6288 Regional Medical Rental and Sales 9422 Kingston Road Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 686-5277

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Samaritan Home Medical & Respiratory 9162 Mansfield Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 687-2809 Shreveport Diabetic Shoes and Medical Supplies 8837 Kingston Road Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 687-7317 Southern Rehab and Home Medical Equipment 2207 California # 9A Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 747-6118 WellNecessities 8835 Line, Suite 500 Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 222-0885

Medicare Health Plans

The following offer Medicare Health Plans (also known as Medicare Part C or Medicare Advantage Plans) for persons living in Caddo/Bossier parishes (according to www.medicare. gov as of 2/1/2013). These health plan options are part of the Medicare program. If you join, you generally get all 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. Please visit www.medicare.gov to compare plans.

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Arcadian Community Care Toll Free 1-888-261-1061 TTY 1-866-573-8613 arcadiancommunitycare.com Medicare Health Plans available: Plus Humana Health Benefit Plan of Louisiana, Inc. 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 Humana Insurance Company Toll Free 1-800-833-2364 TTY 1-877-833-4486 www.humana-medicare.com Medicare Health Plans available: Preferred Provider Organization Universal American Toll Free 1-800-996-8867 TTY 1-800-777-9083 www.todaysoptions.com Medicare Health Plans available: Private Fee for Service Universal Health Care Insurance Company, Inc. Toll Free 1-800-965-7034 TTY 1-800-617-0177 www.univhc.com Medicare Health Plans available: Private Fee for Service Vantage Health Plan, Inc 1-888-823-1910 Ext 1 TTY 1-866-524-5144 www.vantagemedicare.com Medicare Health Plans available: Health Maintenance

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Medicare Prescription Drug Plans

The following companies offer Medicare Prescription Drug Plans for persons living in Louisiana (according to the 2013 Medicare and You Handbook 8/2012). 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: 877-486-2048). To compare plans visit www.medicare.gov. Aetna Medicare (S5810) 1-800-832-2640 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana (S5937) 1-800-593-9735 CIGNA Medicare 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 (S5670) 1-877-815-8163 First Health Part D (S5768) 1-877-815-8163

HealthMarkets Medicare(S0128) 1-888-625-5531 HealthSpring Prescription Drug Plan (S5932) 1-877-357-1685 Humana Insurance Company (S5884) 1-800-706-0872 SilverScript Insurance Company (S5601) 1-866-552-6106 SmartD Rx (S0064) 1-855-976-2781 Unicare (S5960) 1-877-541-7382 United American Insurance Company (S5755) 1-866-524-4169 UnitedHealthcare (S5820 or S5921) 1-888-867-5564 WellCare (S5967) 1-888-293-5151 Windsor Rx(S4802) 1-888-900-4307

Medigap Policies

A Medigap policy covers patient-responsible amounts of Medicare benefits. The following offer Medicare MediGAP policies for Louisiana residents (medicare.gov as of 2/1/2013).

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Other plans may be available by calling 1-800-633-4227. (TTY: 1-877-486-2048) Please visit www.medicare.gov to compare plans. AARP HealthCare Options (United Healthcare Insurance Company) 1-800-523-5800 www.aarphealthcare.com American Family Life Assurance Company of Columbus 1-800-992-3522 www.aflac.com Assured Life Association 1-877-223-3666 www.denverwoodmen.com Bankers Fidelity Life Insurance Company 1-800-241-1439 www.bflic.com Blue Cross Blue Shield of LA 1-800-258-3365 www.bcbsla.com Central States Indemnity Co. of Omaha 1-866-644-3988 www.csi-omaha.com Colonial Penn Life Insurance 1-800-800-2254 www.colonialpenn.com Combined Insurance Company of America 1-800-544-5531 www.combined.com

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

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans 1-800-847-4836 www.thrivent.com

Order of United Commerical Travelers of America 1-800-848-0123 www.uct.org

United American Insurance Company 1-800-331-2512 www.UnitedAmerican.com

Forethought Life Insurance Co 1-877-492-5870 www.forethought.com

Physicians Mutual Insurance Company 1-800-228-9100 www.physiciansmutual.com

United Healthcare Insurance Co-Secure Horizons 1-888-202-4340 www.securehorizons.org

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

Reserve National Insurance Co. 1-800-654-9106 www.ReserveNational.com

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

Sentinel Security Life Insurance Company 1-800-247-1423 www.sentinellife.org

United of Omaha Life Insurance Company 1-800-354-3289 www.mutualofomaha.com

Governmental Personnel Mutual Life Insurance Company 1-866-242-7573 www.gpmlife.com

Standard Life and Accident Insurance Company 1-888-350-1488 www.slaico.com

Humana Health Benefit Plan of Louisiana, Inc. 1-800-872-7294 www.humana-medicare.com

State Farm Mutual Auto Insurance Co 1-800-855-1212 www.statefarm.com

Liberty National Life Insurance Company 1-800-331-2512 www.libnat.com

State Mutual Insurance Co. 1-877-800-1264 www.statemutualinsurance.com

Continental Life Insurance Co. of Brentwood, Tennessee 1-800-264-4000 www.cont-life.com Equitable Life & Casualty Insurance Co 1-800-352-5150 www.equilife.com

Loyal Amer. Life Insurance Co. 1-866-459-4272 www.loyalamerican.com Marquette National Life Insurance 1-800-934-8203 www.marquettenationallife.com

Sterling Investors Life Insurance 1-877-896-6434 www.sterlinginvestors.com Sterling Life InsuranceCompany 1-800-688-0100 www.sterlingplans.com

USAA Life Insurance Company 1-800-531-8722 www.usaa.com World Insurance Company 1-402-496-8000 www.worldinsco.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.

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Worried about the upcoming move of an elderly family member?

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This is our bundle package which you select one or more of the following tasks for us to do for you: Packing and unpacking, load and unload furniture and place them, set up kitchen and bathroom, make the bed, hang clothes in the closets

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Alzheimer’s Association 910 Pierremont Rd, Suite 410 Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 861-8680 www.alz.org The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. Alzheimer’s Agency of Shreveport/Bossier Inc. 3825 Gilbert, Ste 151 Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 861-5985 www.alzagency.org Brentwood Hospital 1006 Highland Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101 318-678-7500; 877- 678-7500 www.brentwoodhospital.com Brentwood Hospital helps individuals and families achieve optimal mental health, resulting in improved quality of life. A dedicated professional team provides individualized treatment, meeting the personal needs of our customers in a safe and nurturing environment. Center for Families 864 Olive Street Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 222-0759 Gary Booker, MD 851 Olive Street Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 227-9600 www.jgarybookermd.com Dr. Gary Booker has conducted over 100 clinical trials in psychiatric and central nervous system disorders over the last 16 years and is among a select group of physicians currently conducting clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, bipolar and major depressive disorders. Dr. Booker describes his treatment team as caring, personable and dedicated to providing the best patient care possible. His research team exhibits the same dedication to running sound, ethical clinical trials.

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 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.

Miscellaneous Businesses

Advantage Benefits Consultants, LLC 106 E. Kings Hwy, Suite 114 Shreveport, LA 71104 318-219-2227 877-219-2221 (toll free) www.abc4ins.net Approaching a birthday? Insurance premiums going up? Use our 25+ years of experience to do your shopping. Advan-

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tage Benefits Consultants will work to find you coverage that saves you money. Call us today at (318) 219-2227. Brock’s Collison Centers 740 W Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 687-5070 www.brockscollision.com 2654 Barksdale Blvd Bossier City, LA 71112 (318) 742-5575 www.brockscollision.com 8752 Business Park Dr. Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 798-1353 www.brockscollision.com Brock’s Collision Centers doesn’t just provide top-rated repairs; they also offer the best in customer service. With highly-skilled technicians, trained in repairs for all makes and models of automobiles, Brock’s can assure customers the most timely and accurate assessment, as well as the highest quality workmanship. Restor-A Book 126 S. Land Avenue Oil City, LA 71061 (318) 995-6800 www.restor-a-book.com A professional bindery with over 20 years of experience offering hand binding and restoration of bibles, genealogy papers, church hymnals, bulletins, books, and more. Senior Transitions Services of Louisiana, LLC 513 Dresden Court Shreveport, LA 71115 (318) 272-7115 srtransitionsoflouisiana.com Since 2007, we have been assisting seniors and their family members transition through their golden years. We welcome the opportunity to help you with our personal service packages to make your transition much easier and more comfortable for you and your family members. www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com

Silver Trading Company. LLC 6658 Youree Drive, Suite 180, PMB #181 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 425-9125 www.silvertrading.net Silver Trading Company is committed to providing silver, gold, and precious metals in the form of bullion or coins at the most reasonable price directly to our customers. We strive to do this by keeping our overhead low and our volume high.

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

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 needed 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. 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 2013 Edition  The Best of Times SILVER PAGES 

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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) 868-4136 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 www.oaksofla.com 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 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 Magnolia Manor is “A facility that feels like home..

treats you like family…and provides quality personal care.” Our staff is available 24 hours a day. We offer skilled and rehab services; physical, speech, and occupational therapy; planned daily activities and social events, and daily IV therapy. Come see our recently remodeled 98 bed Medicare/Medicaid certified facility with new special additions including a movie theatre and a beautiful chapel. NurseCare of Shreveport 1736 Irving Place Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 221-1983 nursecareofshreveport.com NurseCare of Shreveport is “Your Bridge from Hospital to Home”. Our staff is available 24 hours a day to assist you or your loved in transitioning to our facility. Our recently remodeled facility offers 24 hour skilled

nursing in our 44 bed short-stay Medicare rehabilitation unit and we have a special secured Alzheimer’s/dementia care unit. We have a registered respiratory therapist, full time wound care team, and other health care professionals on staff to provide needed specialty services. Pierremont Healthcare Center 725 Mitchell Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 868-2789 Pilgrim Manor Guest Care Center 1524 Doctors Drive Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 742-1623 Riverview Care Center 4820 Medical Drive Bossier City, LA 71112 (318) 747-1857

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Roseview Nursing Center 3405 Mansfield Road Shreveport. LA 71103 (318) 222-3100

Veterans Nursing Home 3130 Arthur Ray Parkway Bossier City, LA 71112 (318) 741-2763

Southern Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 1524 Glen Oaks Place Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 221-0911

Westwood Manor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center 1 Westwood Circle Shreveport, LA 71149 (318) 631-1846

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

WK Progressive Care Center 2715 Albert Bicknell Dr. Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 212-8200 www.wkhs.com 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.

Village Health Care at the Glen 403 E. Flournoy Lucas Rd Shreveport, LA 71115 (318) 798-3500

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Willis-Knighton Extended Care Center 2550 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 212-6820 www.wkhs.com Willis-Knighton Extended

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Organizations and Clubs

The following provide a wide range of benefits, services, and social opportunities for people age 50+ and retirees. 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 318-742-6179

AARP North Bossier Chapter St. Judes Catholic Church 3800 Viking Drive Bossier City, LA 318-949-3845 AARP Greater Shreveport Chapter Randle Moore Center 3101 Fairfield Avenue Shreveport, LA 318-742-6179 AARP Rose City Chapter Southern Hills Center 1002 Bert Kouns Shreveport, LA 318-222-6738 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 always welcomed to be part of the fun and excitement that Mardi Gras brings to the area.

Magnolia Manor feels like home, treats you like family and provides quality personal care. • 24 hour nursing care • Skilled and rehab services • Physical, speech, & occupational therapy • Daily IV therapy • Planned daily activities & social events • Medicare/Medicaid certified Come see our newly renovated state of the art facility. In house movie theater, spacious activity center, and a beautiful chapel.

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National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter #1178 909 Modica Bossier City, LA 71112 318-742-5092

Snell’s Orthotics and Prosthetics 1833 Line Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 424-4167

National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter #137 8820 St. Clair Shreveport, LA 71118 318-671-1714

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.

National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter #1622 331 Yolanda Shreveport, LA 71105 318-865-6730 NW Louisiana Senior Athletes Association, Inc. NW District Senior Olympics 208 Wellington Drive Bossier City, LA 71111-2037 (318) 742-3602 www.nwlsog.org Brings to our area an annual event promoting fitness and wellness and a vibrant lifestyle for seniors, encouraging competition amid fellowship and fun Shreveport Bridge Association Unit #170 of the American Contract Bridge League 7625 East Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 797-0855 bridgewebs.com/shreveport/ Play & instruction available.

Orthotics & 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

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Pharmacies

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 Sterling Healthcare Services 2535 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop Shreveport, LA 71108 (318) 687-4546 Wellcare Pharmacy 3911 Southern Avenue Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 212-9990

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WellNecessities Pharmacy 8835 Line Ave., Suite 500 Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 222-0885

Physicians Psychiatric and Central Nervous System Disorders

J. Gary Booker, MD 851 Olive Street Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 227-9600 www.jgarybookermd.com Dr. Gary Booker has conducted over 100 clinical trials in psychiatric and central nervous system disorders over the last 16 years and is among a select group of physicians currently conducting clinical trials in Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia, bipolar and major depressive disorders. Dr. Booker describes his treatment team as caring, personable and dedicated to providing the best patient care possible. His research team exhibits the same dedication to running sound, ethical clinical trials.

Oncology WK Radiation Oncology Services Lane R. Rosen, MD Sanford R. Katz, MD Michael L. Durci, MD 2600 Kings Highway Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 212-4639 www.wkhs.com Our physicians offer cutting edge technologies in both internal and external radiation treatment at one of the nation’s leading centers for radiation therapy with accreditation from both the American College of Radiology (ACR) and the American College of Radiation Oncology (ACRO).

Ophthalmology Dr. Bryan Vekovius 450 Ashley Ridge Drive Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 675-3733 www.drveko.com An expert in aesthetics

and treatment of diseases and syndromes involving the eye and eyelid, tearing system, and the optic nerve and is considered an expert in cosmetic and reconstructive surgery having performed close to two thousand procedures over the past six years on the eyelid alone. Eye Institute South 2530 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop #116 Shreveport, LA 71118 (318) 212-5901 Pierremont Eye Institute 7607 Youree Drive Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 212-3937 Founded in 2003 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 whole family. WK Eye Institute 2611 Greenwood Road Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 212-2020 www.wkhs.com Founded in 2010 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 whole family.

Otolaryngology Ear, Nose and Throat Center 8575 Fern Ave, #103 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 798-0759 www.entcenter.md Ear, Nose and Throat Center 2121 Line Avenue Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 226-9441 www.entcenter.md Ear, Nose and Throat Center provides specialized care in Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery, Audiology and hearing aids, and maintains a full-service Allergy testing and treatment www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com


Remember When? Alzheimer’s Clinical Trial If you are age 50 or older and have a diagnosis of probable Alzheimer’s disease, you may be eligible to participate in this study for 20 months. Throughout the study, participants may receive the investigational drug or a placebo. All study related procedures, physical exams and laboratory services would be provided at no charge. All participants will be monitored by a medical team, including a physician, nurse and study coordinator. For more information call:

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clinic as well as an on-site CT scanner.

Prescription Assistance

The following provide 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 827 Margaret Place, Suite 201 Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 227-2912

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 2015 Fairfield Avenue, Suite 2B Shreveport, LA 71104 (318) 222-8892 Eberhardt Physical Therapy 820 Jordan, Suite 150 Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 222-7442

Northwest Louisiana Interfaith Pharmacy 1725 Elizabeth Street Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 425-3553

NurseCare of Shreveport 1736 Irving Place Shreveport, LA 71101 (318) 221-1983 nursecareofshreveport.com

The Pool of Siloam Medical Ministry 4110 Greenwood Road Shreveport, LA 71109 (318) 631-2212 www.poolofsiloam.org

Willis Knighton Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program 2600 Greenwood Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 212-4720 www.wkhs.com

Rehabilitation & Physical Therapy

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Willis Knighton Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Program 2449 Hospital Drive,#140 Bossier City, LA 71111 (318) 212-7720 www.wkhs.com Willis Knighton Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center The Spine Institute 7925 Youree Drive, #140 Shreveport, LA 71105 (318) 212-3720 www.wkhs.com Willis Knighton Health System The Spine Institute 2403 Greenwood Road Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 212-7746 www.wkhs.com Willis Knighton Cancer and Lymphedema and Rehabilitation Program 2403 Greenwood Road Shreveport, LA 71103 (318) 212-8110 www.wkhs.com

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 Blanchard Place Apartments 3900 Roy Rd. Shreveport, LA 71107 318-929-7359 Blanchard Seniors II Apartments 246 Phelps Ave. Blanchard, LA 71009 318-309-9111 Blanchard Seniors III Apartments 231 N. Main Blanchard, LA 71009 318-929-9117 Bridgestone I & II Apartments 3852 Hwy. 171 Gloster, LA 71030 318-933-8594.

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Brookhaven Elderly Apts. 2705 Stanberry Dr. Shreveport, LA 71118 318-687-8894

Goodman Plaza Apartments 625 Jordan St. Shreveport, LA 71101 318-227-2591

Cedar Hills Apartments 7401 St. Vincent Shreveport, LA 71106 318-861 6915 Canaan Towers Apartments 400 N. Dale Shreveport, LA 71118 318-222-4230

Greenwood Apartments 9224 Greenwood Road Greenwood, LA 71033 318-938-1496

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

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

Devonshire Apartments 2130 N. Hearne Ave. Shreveport, LA 71107 318-424-4775

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

Evangeline Foundation Apts. 3875 Line Ave. Shreveport, LA 71106 318-861-1177

North Parke Apartments 100 North Parke Drive Doyline, LA 71023 318-745-2686

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

Northside Villa 4585 N. Market St. Shreveport, LA 71101 318-221-2876

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 www.theoaksofla.com

Old Salem Village 6725 Buncombe Rd. Shreveport, LA 71129 318-687-2378 Park Place Manor 3231 Mertis St. Shreveport, LA 71109 318-635-2416

Coventry Place Apartments 4565 North Market St. Shreveport, LA 71107 318-425-7913

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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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Shreveport Garden Elderly Apartments 235 E Stoner Ave Shreveport, LA 71101 318-678-8900 Southwood Gardens Apartments 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 The Waterford at Shreveport 2222 East Bert Kouns Shreveport, LA 71105 318-524-3300 thewaterfordatshreveport.com Tower at The Oaks 600 East Flournoy Lucas Shreveport, LA 71115 318-212-6257 www.theoaksofla.com 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 Wellington Square Apts 1812 Jewella Rd. Shreveport, LA 71109 318-635-5867

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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

Discounts are subject to change.

Restaurants

Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee (55+) Denny’s: 20% 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+) IHOP: Special Senior meals at discounted prices (55+) KFC: Free small drink with any meal (55+) Papa Johns: 25% off for AARP members(55+) Saltgrass Steakhouse: 10% off for AARP members (55+) Subway: Free small drink or 10% off at selective locations (60+) Taco Bell: 5% off or free beverages (65+) Wendy’s: Free drink with purchase (62+)

store locations for persons 50+ Michaels: up to 10% off on Tuesdays for AARP members(55+) Rite Aid: Use of Wellness+ card on certain items qualifies for additional discounts on other products Walgreens: 5% off for AARP Members (55+)

Grocery Kroger: 10% off on Kroger brand every Tuesday (55+)

Hotel/Motel 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+) Days Inn: up to 20% off for AARP members (55+) Hampton Inns & Suites: up to 10% off for AARP members (55+) Holiday Inn: 10% to 30% off depending on location (62+) Hyatt Hotels: 25% to 50% off for AARP members (62+) Marriott Hotels: 15% off for persons (62+) 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+) Sleep Inn: up to 10% off for AARP members (55+)

Wyndam Hotels and Resorts: up to 20% off for AARP members (55+)

Transportation Alamo Car Rental: Up to 25% off for AARP members (55+) Avis Car Rental: Up to 30% off for AARP members (55+) Budget Rental Cars: 10% off; up to 20% off for AARP member (55+) Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members (55+) Hertz: Up to 25% off for AARP members (55+) National Rent-A-Car: Up to 30% off for AARP members (55+)

Entertainment Cinemark/Century Theaters: Every Monday is Senior Day with discounted tickets (62+) DiamondJacks Casino in Bossier City - Golden Gamers discounts and promotions with Players Card for persons 50+ Regal Cinemas: up to 49% off for popcorn and soda for AARP members (55+) Sci-Port Discovery Center Golden Day Matinees weekdays 1 to 4 pm, $9 for persons 55+

Discount Websites www.groupon.com www.restaurant.com www.livingsocial.com www.thecouponclippers.com www.shopathome.com www.smartsource.com www.savingsmania.com

Retail and Apparel Banana Republic: 10% off for persons 62+ Bealls: 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+) Kmart: 20% off at selective 2013 Edition  The Best of Times SILVER PAGES 

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Support Groups and Agencies

Support groups and agencies 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 and find practical tips and resources. A Place That Warms the Heart - Grief 318-746-5775 Alzheimer’s Caregiver/Memory Loss Support Group 318-798-3500 Alzheimer’s Agency of Shreveport/Bossier Inc. www.alzagency.org Alzheimer’s Association 910 Pierremont Rd, Suite 410 Shreveport, LA 71106 (318) 861-8680 www.alz.org The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading, global voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care and support, and the largest private, nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. Alzheimer’s Support Group Heritage Manor South 318-687-2080

Bereavement Support Group 318-212-4697 Bi Polar Support Group 318-949-2159 Cancer - Women’s Support Group 318-212-8225 Caregiver Support Group 318-221-5207 Dementia/Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group WK Steen-Hall Auditorium 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 General Cancer Support Group Willis Knighton Health Center 318-212-8225 Cancer Support Grawood Baptist Church 318-798-2380 Grief Support Group Hospice Of Shreveport/Bossier 318-865-7177 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 Muscular Sclerosis Support Group 318-212-4720 NWLA Scleroderma Support Group 318-373-3459 Overeaters Anonymous 318-677-4002 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 WKHS Strokers Support Group 318-212-4828 VA. Support Groups 318-990-5074

Transportation

All prices and charges are subject to change.

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Accredited Air Ambulance 800-558-5387 ACLS Advanced Air Ambulance 800-633-3590

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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 (318) 747-1045 (transportation) 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 www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com


 Bossier Council on Aging  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 (326-5722), 101 E. Oak St., Plain Dealing, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Info & referrals - 741-8302 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.

Information Referral - Call 318.676.7900 for specific problems Resource Directory: www.caddocouncilonaging.org Homemaker - A trained worker will perform light household tasks for house-bound persons. A $5 monthly donation is requested. Family Caregiver - Short-term temporary relief care is provided for caregivers so that they may have a break from senior care. A donation is requested. Foster Grandparent 318.676.7913. Seniors age 60+ can serve as mentors, tutors & caregivers to youth with special needs. Foster grandparents must meet federal income requirements. A modest tax-free salary is given for 20 hours' per week service. Aging & Disability Resource Center of Northwest LA - Serving Seniors & Disabled Adults in Northwest Louisiana Parishes. Call 1.800.256.3003 or 318.676.7900 • Long Term Care Resources & Options - Help navigate complex system of Long Term Care • Medicare Counseling - Answer Medicare coverage questions • Medicare Part D Application - Assist you to find the best plan

Outreach - Home visits are made to help qualify seniors for services. Homemaker - Trained employees provide light housekeeping for seniors having difficulty maintaining their homes. $3/visit suggested. 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. Legal Services - Education on elder legal issues. Counseling for individuals is accessible monthly with a local lawyer or by referrals.

Congregate (Site) Meals - Hot, nutritious meals served at 11:30 AM at the sites, Monday - Friday. $1.50 per meal is suggested. Home Delivered Meals - Meals provided Monday – Thursday for homebound seniors in Bossier parish. $1.50 suggested contribution. Medical Alert - With a referral from BCOA, an auto dial unit is available for installation on your phone. Necklace, wristband, or pocket clip styles provided. Press the button for immediate help. $20 - $22 fee per month. Senior Centers - Recreation,

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through www.medicare.gov • Medicine Assistance - Help seniors and disabled adults complete applications to drug companies for free or discounted medicine. Legal Services - Referrals for individual counseling Meals on Wheels - Hot meals are delivered to homes of seniors unable to shop or cook for themselves. A yearly wellness check is included. A $5 weekly donation is requested. Medical Alert - Senior emergency response system provided by Acadian on Call for a $22 monthly fee. This system gives immediate access to medical care in case of accidents. Medicaid Applications – Application center and assistance filling out the forms. By appointment only. Personal Care - Personal care provided weekly for homebound seniors. Nursing Home Ombudsman - An advocate will investigate and resolve senior's nursing home complaints. Sheriff's Operation Safeguard - Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office helps reunite persons with Alzheimer's who have become lost with their families. Participants are given a special ID bracelet containing information stored in the Sheriff's Office database. Call

318.681.0875 to register. FREE. Telephone Reassurance - Volunteers call seniors to offer comfort, support and a chat. Senior Centers/Dining Sites - Fun activities. Lunch served. Suggested $1.50 donation accepted. • A.B. Palmer SPAR, 547 E. 79th St., Shreveport. 673-5336. Mon thru Thur 9 am - 1 pm. Lunch @ 11:30 am. • Airport Park SPAR, 6500 Kennedy Dr., Shreveport. 673-7803. Mon thru Thurs 9 am - 1 pm. Lunch @ 11:00 am. • Cockrell SPAR, 4109 Pines Road, Shreveport. 629-4185. Mon thru Thurs 10 am - 12 noon. Lunch @ 10:30 am. • Lakeside SPAR, 2200 Milam St., Shreveport. 673-7812. Mon through Thurs - 10 am - 12 noon. Lunch @ 11:30 am. Breakfast served Wed, Thurs & Friday @ 9 am. • Martin Luther King Community Center. 1422 Martin Luther King Blvd, Shreveport. 222-7967. Mon through Fri: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm. Lunch @ 11:30 am. Transportation available on a limited basis. Call for more info. • Mooringsport. 603 Latimer

crafts, educational seminars, and health information. Also: day trips, extended trips, exercise/dance classes, bingo, cards, dominoes, health screenings, exercise equipment room, Senior Games and Thursday night dances with a live band. Medicaid Applications - Application center and assistance filling out the forms. Food Stamps. By appointment only. Zumba classes - Monday & Wednesday @ 5:30 pm, Saturdays @ 10 am. Open to the public, free for seniors.

St., Mooringsport. 318-996-2059. Tues, Wed, & Thurs. 9 am - 12:30 pm. Lunch @ 11:30 am. • Morningstar, 5340 Jewella Ave. Shreveport. 318-636-6172. Mon through Fri - 8:30 am to 12:30 pm. Lunch @ 11:00 am. Transportation available on a limited basis. Call for more info. • New Hill. 8725 Springridge Texas-Line Rd, Keithville. 925-0529. Tues and Thurs - 9 am - 12 noon. Lunch @ 11:00 am. • Oil City, 110 Furman St., Oil City. Mon & Fri - 9 am - 12:30 pm. Lunch @ 12:00 pm. • Randle T. Moore Senior Activity Center, 3101 Fairfield Ave., Shreveport. 676-7900. Thurs & Fri. Coffee @ 9:30 am. Program @ 10 am. Lunch @ 11:15 am. Reservations for lunch required @ 676.7900. Fri @ 11 am Senior Tech Talk. • Southern Hills SPAR, 1002 Bert Kouns Industrial Loop, Shreveport. 673-7818. Mon through Thurs 10 am - 12:30 pm. Lunch @ 12:00 noon • Valencia Park Community Center SPAR, 1800 Viking Drive, Shreveport. 673.6433. Mon – Thurs 9 am – 5 pm. Lunch @ 11 am.

 Webster Council on Aging  Minden Senior Center (371-3056 or 1-800-256-2853), 316 McIntyre St., Minden, LA 71055; 8 am to 4 pm Cotton Valley Senior Center (832-4225), Railroad Ave., Cotton Valley; 8:30 am to 12:30 pm Sp r i n g h i l l Se n i o r C e n t e r (539-2510), 301 West Church St., Springhill; 8 am to 4 pm Transportation – transporting older persons to and from community facilities and resources. Assisted transportation also provided and must be scheduled weekly in advance. www.TheBestOfTimesNews.com

Congregate Meals – nutritionally balanced meals for persons 60+ and spouses provided at senior centers, served 5 days a week. 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. Recreation – Art, crafts, hobbies, games, and trips. Wellness – designed to support/ improve the senior’s mental/physical

well-being through exercise, physical fitness, and health screening. Family Care-Giver Support – support services that provide a temporary break in the tasks of caregiving. 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. This service is provided to persons caring for a homebound relative 60+, for a relative 60+ caring

for a homebound child or grandchild. 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.

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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

VA/Veterans (318) 221-8411 Ext. 6856 Transportation for veterans (lift & stretcher capable).

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

A-1 Charter Service 318-621-0700 Action Taxi: 318-222-8294 Ace Cab: 318-425-3325 All American Shuttle 318-272-0444 Anytime Limousine 318-470-1429 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 Red River Coaches 318-221-5797 SporTran Bus: 318-673-7425

Socialization Services (318) 687-9696 Medical and non-medical. Low income seniors 60+ living in the Cedar Grove/Hollywood/ Mooretown area only- District D. Donations requested. 8:30 3:00 Monday - Friday 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.

Public Transportation

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED  Medicare loses an estimated $60,000,000,000 (60 BILLION) each year to fraud, waste and abuse.  Educated seniors are our best “front line of defense” against Medicare fraud.  Louisiana Senior Medicare Patrol is looking for volunteers to spread our important Medicare fraud prevention and education message.  Will you help us educate Louisiana’s Medicare beneficiaries? Are you:

• Internet savvy? • Self-directed? • Comfortable speaking to small groups? WE NEED YOU!

For more information, visit or call:

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Tri-City Charter 318-747-4754 Twin City Express 318-207-2838 Yellow Checker Cab 318-425-7000 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

Volunteers needed to sort and stack food, prepare senior boxes, and perform office duties.

Amtrak Train Service 800-872-7245

Shreveport Bossier Community Renewal 838 Margaret Place Shreveport, LA 71101 318-425-3222; www.sbcr.us

Avis Rent a Car 800-331-1212 Budget Car Rental 318-636-2846 Enterprise Rent a Car 318-631-8999

Volunteer Opportunities

Habitat for Humanity 106 East Kings Highway, Suite 206 Shreveport, LA 71104 318-868-8040 www.nwlahabitat.org Literacy Volunteers 2911 Centenary Boulevard Shreveport, LA 71104 318-869-2411 www.shreveportliteracy.org

Shreveport Green 3625 Southern Ave Shreveport, LA 71104 318-219-1888 www.shreveportgreen.org

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

Louisiana SMP Program 8951 United Plaza Blvd, Suite 270 Baton Rouge, LA 70809 (877) 272-8720 www.stopmedicarefraudla.org Louisiana Senior Medicare Patrol – Louisiana SMP seeking volunteers to help educate seniors prevent, detect and report possible Medicare and Medicaid fraud, waste or abuse. To report fraud, call 877-272-8720.

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

United Way of NW Louisiana 402 Edwards Shreveport, LA 71101 318-677-2509 www.unitedwaynwla.org

Centerpoint Community Services 2121 Fairfield Shreveport, LA 71104 318-227-2100 www.centerpt.org

Volunteers for Youth Justice 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

Volunteers of America – N. LA 360 Jordan Shreveport, LA 71101 318-221-2669 www.voanorthla.org

American Red Cross, NWLA Chapter 4221 Linwood Avenue Shreveport, LA 71108 318-865-9545 www.louisianaredcross.org

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