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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Vol. 36, No. 5 EILEEN BRADSHAW President & CEO of LIFE Senior Services, LIFE PACE & Vintage Housing

KELLY KIRCHHOFF Senior Director of Communications

DEE DUREN

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U.S. Wars in the 20th Century

Local Veterans Who Still Serve

A country that established itself through revolution, the United States has engaged in many conflicts that shape present-day life. This comparative study focuses on key elements of 20th-century warfare.

Meet three Oklahoma veterans whose commitment to their country did not end with retirement from active duty. An Army paratrooper, U.S. Marine Corps colonel and Air Force physician continue the tradition of service.

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M

edicare’s Open Enrollment Period, during which people with Medicare can make unrestricted changes to their coverage, takes place every year from October 15 to December 7. Whether you’re approaching age 65 or already enrolled in Medicare, you should take advantage of this opportunity to review your options and see whether you are enrolled in the most cost-effective plan for your needs. Most plans change their costs and benefits every year, and some even decide not to participate in Medicare for the coming year. Making a careful comparison between the plan you have now and options available to you in 2022 is the only way to see if there is a better choice for you. In most cases, this will probably be your only chance to change your health and/or drug coverage for the next year. When reviewing your Medicare coverage, know that you will have many options to choose from. Typically, it’s beneficial to have choices, but you might find yourself overwhelmed. For example, in 2022, Medicare beneficiaries in Oklahoma will be able to select from 23 prescription drug plans, as well as many Advantage health plans available throughout the state. Many beneficiaries find it frustrating and difficult to compare plans due to the volume of information they receive in the mail and through the media. As a result, they often stay with the same plan, even if it is not the best option for them. Research shows that a large majority of people with Medicare could have saved hundreds of dollars last year by reviewing their prescription drug coverage. In fact, during last year’s enrollment

28 A new population entered the workforce during World War II as men left their jobs to go to war. American women rolled up their sleeves and grabbed their wrenches to join the defense industry at home.

On the Cover

Michael Coon, Dr. Marcy Clements and Weydan Flax (seated) are three Oklahoma veterans who are still giving back to the community following their military service. Photo by Shane Bevel

LIFE Senior Services is a name thousands of seniors and their families have trusted for more than 47 years. Since 2004, LIFE has provided education and one-on-one assistance to thousands of Medicare beneficiaries, helping them compare Medicare Part D plans and enroll in the one that best fits their individual needs. As a partner agency of the Oklahoma Insurance Department, the Medicare Assistance Program at LIFE provides trusted services in northeast Oklahoma to Medicare beneficiaries, their representatives and those soon to be eligible for Medicare. As always, you can count on LIFE and LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine to bring you timely, unbiased information and assistance on Medicare Part D. For more information or to schedule an appointment to review your options, call the Medicare Assistance Program at LIFE Senior Services at (918) 664-9000, ext. 1189 or toll-free at (866) 664-9009, ext. 1189. We’re here to help!

23 Your 2022 Guide to Medicare Part D Medicare’s Open Enrollment period is underway. Use this reference guide to see your options for 2022.

6 Letter From Eileen 8 Looking Back 10 Caregiver Corner Connect With the VA Caregiver Support Program 12 Medicare & You Understanding Medicare Supplement Insurance 22 Do You Know the Ranks? 27 Do You Qualify for Aid & Attendance Benefits? 29 LIFE EDU 30 Mindbender & Puzzles 31 Puzzle Partners 32 Arlington National Cemetery: Our Nation's Most Hallowed Ground 36 Healthy Living New Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic Opens in Tulsa 37 LIFE PACE 38 Share Your Time & Talent 39 Bunkering With Books 40 The Dinner Belle 42 Noteworthy 43 Business Directory 44 People & Places 45 Classifieds 47 Vintage Friends

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Whether you are currently on Medicare or becoming eligible for Medicare in 2022, this annual Medicare Part D Guide, published by LIFE Senior Services, provides up-to-date information about the prescription drug plans available in 2022, as well as the Advantage health plans being offered in Tulsa County.

This information is true and accurate to the best of our knowledge. Source: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, www.medicare.gov

Tulsa's Rosie the Riveter

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period, over two-thirds of those who came to LIFE Senior Services for help reviewing their drug coverage options either enrolled in Part D for the first time or switched plans for the next year, saving an average of $1,809 per person.

DICK MCCANDLESS ESTEBAN VALENCIA

LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine is published monthly by LIFE Senior Services (a Tulsa Area United Way nonprofit) and helps fulfill LIFE Senior Services’ mission to promote and preserve independence for seniors. This publication is printed and mailed at no charge. Donations of any amount are appreciated and will help offset LIFE Senior Services’ production costs. A donation of $25 per year is suggested. To make a donation, visit www.LIFEseniorservices.org or call (918) 664-9000. LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine accepts advertising to defray the cost of production and distribution, and appreciates the support of its advertisers. The publisher does not specifically endorse advertisers or their products or services. LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine reserves the right to refuse advertising. Rates are available upon request by calling (918) 664-9000. © LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine and LIFE Senior Services, Inc., 2021. All rights reserved. Reproduction without consent of the publisher is prohibited. Volume 36, Issue 5, November 2021 LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine (ISSN 2168-8494) (USPS 18320) is published monthly by LIFE Senior Services, 5950 E. 31st St., Tulsa, OK 74135. Periodicals postage paid at Tulsa, OK.

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LETTER FROM EILEEN Dear Vintage Reader, As we head into the last months of 2021, we enter a time of year when traditions abound. Few arenas have as many valued traditions as the United States military, which we showcase in this issue of LIFE's Vintage Newsmagazine. You will find in these pages a wonderful piece on Tulsa’s own Rosie the Riveters who kept the home front humming during World War II, and a look at how some local veterans are continuing the spirit of service through volunteer work in our community.

Eileen Bradshaw

President and CEO LIFE Senior Services, LIFE PACE, Vintage Housing eileen.bradshaw@LIFEseniorservices.org

I have never served in the military, but my father and father-in-law did, as well as my brother and brother-in-law. I am aware of the sacrifices they made, both on and off the battlefield. I am grateful to all those who served our country, and to the families who stood in support of their service. Military service is no small thing. My father’s military career was short but formative. He was in Air Force intelligence, the specifics of which he did not disclose even 50 years after his exit. He learned to speak several languages during this time, studying Hungarian through the military at the University of Indiana.

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I only really understood that he had been spying when at age 70, he applied for the Peace Corps. Because of his intelligence background, he wasn’t considered a good “placement fit” in many countries. Since

he spoke Russian, there was a posting in Siberia willing to take him. Because he had a less punishing climate in mind for his next adventure, he politely declined that posting! I became aware of Fort Gibson National Cemetery when my father died. At his interment, I was struck by the beauty of the tidy rows of uniform grave markers and the flags blowing in the breeze. We wandered through the rows of markers, reading the short epitaphs. The gravestone wording is limited to name, dates, branch of service and a brief caption. The caption character limit is short, reminding me of Twitter. It is fascinating to see how lives are distilled into such brief statements. Some are faithful, some are familial and some are simply funny. The grounds are beautifully maintained, and the staff is knowledgeable and friendly. I think it's worth a day trip even if you don’t have a loved one there. It is a remarkable place, rich in history and character. As we approach Thanksgiving, please know that I am thankful for you and your readership of the Vintage. Your support and your comments mean a lot to us all here at the magazine. Best,

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Looking Back The Home Front

Tulsa Navy Recruiting Chief Louis Spruzzola poses with a young boy dressed in a naval uniform in a recruiting photo taken in 1941.

Tulsa Historical Society & Museum 2445 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa All photos courtesy of Tulsa Historical Society & Museum

Tulsan Adaline Blank Adams, seated on the tail of an airplane in 1943, was a Women’s Air Force Service pilot, or WASP.

Two pilots dressed in flight gear pose outside the Tulsa McDonnell Douglas airplane manufacturing plant in 1982.

This Month in History NOVEMBER 1, 1512: Sistine Chapel Ceiling Opens to the Public

After demonstrating his mastery of sculpture in such works as the Pieta (1498) and David (1504), Michelangelo was invited to Rome in 1508 to paint the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. The artist, whose full name is Michelangelo Buonarroti, was born in the small village of Caprese in 1475. He is considered the greatest of the Italian Renaissance artists. His ceiling frescoes took several years to complete.

NOVEMBER 10, 1969: Sesame

Street Makes Its Broadcast Debut

“Sesame Street” has taught generations of young children the alphabet and how to count. The show became the most widely viewed children’s program in the world, airing in more than 120 countries, and viewed by more than 80 million Americans. The show’s concept was developed by Joan Cooney, a former documentary producer for public television who wanted educational and entertaining programming for preschoolers and underprivileged 3- to 5-year-olds.

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NOVEMBER 11, 1852: Beloved “Little Women” Author First Published

Louisa May Alcott published "The Rival Painters: a Story of Rome," on this day. She went on to write the first volume of “Little Women” in 1868. The first volume was an immediate success, and she wrote one chapter per day to finish the second. Written between 1870 and 1886, her subsequent children’s fiction included “Little Men,” “An Oldfashioned Girl,” “Eight Cousins,” and “Jo’s Boys.”

NOVEMBER 12, 2001: Plane Crashes Queens Neighborhood

An American Airlines plane leaving New York City's JFK Airport crashed into a Queens neighborhood after takeoff, killing 265 people. Some speculated the cause was terrorism since it happened close to the September 11 attacks, but it was quickly proven to be a combination of pilot error and wind conditions. Ten homes were set ablaze, and five people on the ground plus all 260 on the plane lost their lives.

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NOVEMBER 14, 1941: Cary Grant and Hitchcock Work Together

“Suspicion,” a romantic thriller starring Cary Grant and Joan Fontaine, makes its debut. Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, the film earned a Best Picture Academy Award nomination and a Best Actress Oscar for Fontaine. This is the first time that Grant, one of Hollywood’s quintessential leading men, and Hitchcock, one of the greatest directors in movie history, worked together. The two would later collaborate on “Notorious,” “To Catch a Thief” and “North by Northwest.”

NOVEMBER 23, 1936:

"Life" Magazine First Published

Henry Luce, the publisher of the weekly magazine "Time," purchased a weekly humor publication and re-launched it as the pictorial magazine "Life." Its mission was to help the American people eyewitness news events and see things from thousands of miles away. The publication was an overwhelming success, changing the way people could look at the world. At its peak, "Life" had a circulation of over 8 million. The magazine’s archives can be seen online. © The History Channel

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CAREGIVER CORNER

PROGRAM OF GENERAL CAREGIVER SUPPORT SERVICES The Program of General Caregiver Support Services (PGCSS) provides resources, education and support to caregivers of veterans. The veteran does not need to have a service-connected condition for which the caregiver is needed, and may have served during any era.

If you are feeling alone or isolated as a caregiver for a veteran, please reach out to the VA Caregiver Support Program.

For more information on these programs call (918) 577-3421 or email tammy.warren3@va.gov.

Connect With the VA Caregiver Support Program BY TAMMY WARREN

Caregiver Support General Program Coordinator, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has two separate programs geared toward supporting caregivers, the Program of Comprehensive Assistance to Family Caregivers (PCAFC) and the Program of General Caregiver Support Services (PGCSS). The VA recognizes the importance of family caregivers and has worked to expand the number of veterans who qualify for the service.

line of duty and meet both of the following criteria to be eligible for PCAFC: Among other applicable eligibility criteria, the veteran must: • Have a single or combined service-connected disability rating by the Department of Veterans Affairs of 70% or more. This requirement is included in the definition of “serious injury.”

PROGRAM OF COMPREHENSIVE • Require in-person personal care services for a ASSISTANCE TO FAMILY CAREGIVERS minimum of six continuous months based on The Program of Comprehensive Assistance for Family an inability to perform an activity of daily living Caregivers (PCAFC) provides resources, education, (ADL) or a need for supervision, protection or support and a financial stipend to caregivers of eligible instruction. Activities of daily living include selfveterans. Under some circumstances, caregivers may care tasks like bathing, dressing, eating and going also be eligible for health insurance and reimbursement to the bathroom. for beneficiary travel. PCAFC is for eligible veterans who have incurred or aggravated a serious injury in the line of duty on or before May 7, 1975, or on or after September 11, 2001. Veterans may be eligible for this program if they sustained or aggravated a serious injury in the

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Caregivers who enroll in PGCSS have access to education and training, including courses at local VA medical centers. Caregivers can also participate in support services and take advantage of VA home and community-based care. Available classes include a six-week online workshop called Building Better Caregivers. Caregivers can connect with others in similar circumstances as they learn how to provide better care for their loved one and manage their own emotions and physical health. The VA has videos about caring for someone with dementia at www.ruralhealth.va.gov. There’s also a free VA Caregiver Support Line that allows callers to speak to a licensed professional about the support available from the VA and in the community. Call toll-free at (855) 260-3274, Monday through Saturday. YOU ARE NOT ALONE Wondering how enrolling in the VA Caregiver Support Program can help you as a caregiver? One of the caregivers who is currently enrolled in the program talked about some of the benefits she has experienced. She reports that she has gained access to so many resources not only from the VA but also non-VA national resources and local community resources as well. She says the Caregiver Support Program has kept her not only physically engaged but mentally as well. The biggest thing that brings her comfort is talking or being around other caregivers. She likes to hear them talk about their caregiving situations and learns from the different perspectives they each have. After listening to them, she doesn’t feel alone.

Tammy Warren, Department of Veterans Affairs, will tell us more about the services available for eligible caregivers. The Silver Linings video will be available on LIFE’s Facebook page on November 10.

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Understanding Medicare Supplement Insurance BY KATHY JONES, MEDICARE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM SUPERVISOR Original Medicare pays for most, but not all, of the cost for covered healthcare services and supplies. Medicare Supplement Insurance policies, sold by private companies, can help pay some of the remaining healthcare costs, like copayments, coinsurance and deductibles. Medicare Supplement Insurance policies are also called Medigap policies. Every Medigap policy must follow federal and state laws designed to protect you, and they must be clearly identified as “Medicare Supplement Insurance.” Insurance companies can sell you only a “standardized” policy identified in most states by letters A through D, F, G, and K through N. All policies offer the same basic benefits, but some offer additional benefits so you can choose which one best meets your needs.

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FACTS ABOUT MEDIGAP POLICIES ou must have Part A and Part B Y to sign up for a Medigap policy. edigap premiums are paid M monthly to the insurance provider, in addition to the monthly Part B premium that is paid to Medicare. Medigap policy only covers one A person. Spouses must buy separate policies. lans C and F are not available to P people who became eligible for Medicare on or after January 1, 2020. If you are already on one of these plans or were covered by one of these plans before January 1, 2020, you will be able to keep your plan. If you were eligible for Medicare before January 1, 2020, but were not enrolled, you may be able to buy one of these plans. I t’s important to compare Medigap policies since the costs can vary between insurance companies for the same coverage, and may go up as you get older.

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WHEN TO PURCHASE A MEDIGAP POLICY e best time to buy a Medigap policy is Th during your Medigap Open Enrollment Period. This 6-month period begins on the first day of the month in which you’re 65 or older and enrolled in Part B. After this enrollment period, you may not be able to buy a Medigap policy. If you’re able to buy one, it may cost more. I f you delay enrolling in Part B because you have group health coverage based on your (or your spouse’s) current employment, your Medigap Open Enrollment Period won’t start until you sign up for Part B. I n Oklahoma, state law requires all companies that sell Medicare supplement plans to people 65 and older to sell at least a Plan A to those under age 65 who qualify for Medicare. If you’re able to buy one, it may cost more.

MEDIGAP POLICIES AND MEDICARE ADVANTAGE PLANS I f you join a Medicare Advantage Plan for the first time, and you aren’t happy with the plan, you have the right to buy a Medigap policy and a Medicare Part D plan if you return to Original Medicare within 12 months of joining Medicare Advantage. • If you had a Medigap policy before you joined, you may be able to get the same policy back if the company still sells it. If it isn’t available, you can buy another Medigap policy. I f you have a Medigap policy and join a Medicare Advantage Plan, you may want to drop your Medigap policy. Your Medigap policy can’t be used to pay your Medicare Advantage Plan copayments, deductibles, and premiums. If you want to cancel your Medigap policy, contact your insurance company. In most cases, if you drop your Medigap policy to join a Medicare Advantage Plan, you won’t be able to get it back. Source: www.medicare.gov

For help in finding and comparing the Medigap policy choices available, visit www.medicare.gov and select the tab “Supplements and Other Insurance.”

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The Medicare Assistance Program at LIFE Senior Services is offering more ways to help you determine if your Medicare Part D plan will still meet your needs in 2022. Both phone and face-to-face appointments are available to help you compare your options from the safety of your own home or at a location nearby. MAP on the MOVE will schedule in-person appointments at the Owasso Senior Center, Broken Arrow Senior Center, the Dream Center and LIFE’s Senior Center at Southminster. LIFE can even offer transportation to the appointment this year if you need it. Services will still be provided by LIFE's trained Medicare SHIP Counselors.

To schedule your Part D comparison appointment, call (918) 664-9000, ext. 1189.

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American soldiers of the 173rd Airborne are evacuated by helicopter from a Viet Cong position on December 11, 1965.

Taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima by Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal, it is one of the most reproduced and copied photographs in history.

Photo courtesy of AFP/Getty Images

Allied officers and crew crowded the decks of the USS Missouri as Japanese representatives signed surrender documents ending World War II on September 2, 1945. Photo courtesy of Carl Mydans/ Life Pictures/Shutterstock

Photo courtesy of Joe Rosenthanl/AP Photo www.history.com

BY RODNEY ECHOHAWK

WORLD WAR I The United States came into being with the American Revolution and has taken part in a number of conflicts since that time.

COMMANDERIN-CHIEF Woodrow Wilson

MILITARY COMMANDER John Pershing

MARINE COMMANDER John Lejeune

NAVAL COMMANDER William Sims

NAVAL COMMANDER Hugh Rodman

AIR SERVICE COMMANDER Mason Patrick

BASIC STATS J U.S. INVOLVEMENT

April 6, 1917 to November 11, 1918

J NUMBER OF U.S. TROOPS 4,734,991

J U.S. CASUALTIES

• 53,402 combat deaths • 63,114 non-combat deaths • 204,002 wounded

Here is a comparative study of the major wars of the 20th century.

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GERMANY RESUMES SUBMARINE WARFARE After three years of neutrality, the United States entered World War 1 when Germany resumed unrestricted submarine warfare against passenger and merchant ships and sought an alliance with Mexico in the Zimmerman telegram.

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DECLARATION OF WAR

U.S. ENDS HOSTILITIES

In 1917, the U.S. declared war on Germany and later Austria-Hungary. By the spring of 1918, the American Expeditionary Force had troops in France.

In June, 1918, the U.S. proved itself in the Battle of Belleau Wood defending Paris. The Americans then prevailed on the Western Front at Saint-Mihiel in September and in the Meuse-Argonne campaign, leading to the Germans' defeat and the Armistice on November 11, 1918.

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WORLD WAR II

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COMMANDERIN-CHIEF Harry S. Truman

MILITARY MILITARY COMMANDER COMMANDER Dwight Eisenhower Douglas MacArthur

MILITARY COMMANDER George C. Marshall

MILITARY COMMANDER Omar Bradley

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BASIC STATS

J U.S. INVOLVEMENT December 7, 1941 to August 14, 1945 J NUMBER OF U.S. TROOPS

16,112,566 J U.S. CASUALTIES • 291,557 combat deaths • 113,842 non-combat deaths • 670,846 wounded

AIR FORCE COMMANDER Henry Arnold

U.S. ENTRANCE INTO WWII Aggression in Europe by Germany and in the far east by Japan set the stage for America's entrance into World War II. Japan attacked the U.S. Navy at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, and by December 11 the U.S. was at war with Japan, Germany and Italy.

U.S. VICTORIES In 1942, America struck a blow to Japan's Navy at Midway while the U.S. helped thwart Germany's efforts in North Africa. For three years, the United States ground out victories in the South Pacific in battles like Guadalcanal and Iwo Jima.

A PIVOTAL YEAR

American troops in a snow-filled trench during the Battle of the Bulge.

John Florea The LIFE Picture Collection/Shutterstock

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1944 was a pivotal year as the American attack at Anzio helped take Italy. On D-Day, June 6, the U.S. invaded western Europe at Normandy. That winter, actions like the Battle of the Bulge helped the U.S. reach Berlin. Germany collapsed in May 1945, followed by Japan in August, after the U.S. dropped two atom bombs.

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KOREAN WAR COMMANDERIN-CHIEF Harry Truman

COMMANDERIN-CHIEF Dwight Eisenhower

MARINE COMMANDER Lewis Puller

MARINE COMMANDER Oliver Smith

MILITARY COMMANDER Douglas MacArthur

NAVAL COMMANDER Forrest Sherman

NORTH KOREA CAPTURES SEOUL Disputes over the border between North and South Korea, the 38th Parallel, resulted in North Korea capturing Seoul on June 25, 1950. The U.S. was one of 21 United Nations members committing forces to contain the spread of communism.

MILITARY COMMANDER Matthew Ridgway

MILITARY COMMANDER Mark Clark

CHINA ENTERS WAR

NAVAL AIR FORCE COMMANDER COMMANDER William Fechteler George Stratemeyer

BASIC STATS

Initially, North Korea pushed the UN forces, 90% Americans, back to Pusan. But an amphibious landing at Inchon by the U.S. turned into a drive into North Korea to the Yalu River. China entered the war, pushing the U.S. back at Chosin Reservoir by December 1950.

U.S. JETS PREVAIL

J U.S. INVOLVEMENT

June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953

A series of offensives through June 1951, resulted in a stalemate front and a war of attrition with key battles at Bloody Ridge, Heartbreak Ridge and Pork Chop Hill. U.S. jets prevailed in the air war versus Chinese and Soviet pilots. Lengthy peace talks resulted in a cease fire in 1953.

J NUMBER OF U.S. TROOPS 1,789,000

J U.S. CASUALTIES

• 33,739 combat deaths • 2,835 non-combat deaths • 103,284 wounded

VIETNAM WAR

GULF WAR

BASIC STATS

BASIC STATS

J U.S. INVOLVEMENT

J U.S. INVOLVEMENT

J NUMBER OF U.S. TROOPS

J NUMBER OF U.S. TROOPS

November 1, 1955 to April 30, 1975 COMMANDERIN-CHIEF Lyndon Johnson

COMMANDERIN-CHIEF Richard Nixon

MILITARY MILITARY COMMANDER COMMANDER William Westmoreland Creighton Abrams

3,403,000

J U.S. CASUALTIES

• 47,434 combat deaths • 10,786 non-combat deaths • 153,303 wounded

August 2, 1990 to February 28, 1991 COMMANDERIN-CHIEF George H.W. Bush

AIR FORCE COMMANDER Charles Horner

MARINE COMMANDER Lewis Walt

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NAVAL COMMANDER William Momyer

• 147 combat deaths • 235 non-combat deaths • 467 wounded OPERATION DESERT SHIELD

After ousting the French in 1954, North Vietnam sought to annex South Vietnam. But the U.S. sent military advisors to the South in an attempt to prevent the spread of communism.

Iraq invaded Kuwait on August 2, 1990. When Iraq threatened U.S. ally Saudi Arabia, America led a coalition of 35 nations in Operation Desert Shield.

MARINE COMMANDER Walter Boomer

NAVAL COMMANDER Stanley Arthur

OPERATION DESERT STORM

The U.S. heavily bombed the North in Operation Rolling Thunder. The North Vietnamese Tet Offensive started in January 1968 and included major battles at Quang Tri, Hue and Khe Sanh. Hamburger Hill in 1969 was another major engagement. Hostilities spread to Cambodia and Laos.

MILITARY COMMANDER Norman Schwarzkopf, Jr.

A draw down of U.S. troops started in 1970, and a cease-fire was signed in 1973. Saigon fell to the North in 1975.

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On January 17, the U.S. launched Operation Desert Storm with air and naval bombardments of key military targets in Iraq, keeping up the strikes for 42 straight days. Iraq replied with scud missile attacks on Saudi Arabia and Israel. America also helped halt Iraq at the Battle of Khafji.

IRAQIS DEFEATED

CEASE-FIRE SIGNED NAVAL COMMANDER Elmo Zumwalt

J U.S. CASUALTIES

U.S. SENDS ADVISORS

WAR ESCALATES

MILITARY COMMANDER Frederick Weyand

694,550

Troops of the U.S. 1st Cavalry Division deploy across the Saudi desert Nov. 1990. Photo courtesy of www.theatlantic.com, Greg English/QP

On February 24, the U.S. and its allies defeated the Iraqis in several major tank battles including Medina Ridge and the Kuwait airport. By February 28, 1991, the U.S. helped liberate Kuwait.

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RECOMMENDED READS & VIEWS Many books and documentaries are available through the Tulsa City-County Library system to increase your understanding of American wars. Here are a few.

A MEETING OF HOPE BOOKS

J THE FIRST CODE TALKERS – William C. Meadows

The first full account of known Native American Code Talkers in the American Expeditionary Forces during the First World War and their critical place in American military history.

J ISLAND INFERNOS – John C. McManus

This book is part of a trilogy describing the U.S. Army’s epic crusade in the Pacific during World War II. The story moves from Saipan to the jungle combat on the island of Leyte.

J WHY WE FOUGHT – Jerry Borrowman

The author recounts seven lesser-known stories of World War II spies and resisters – inspiring stories of those who fought for freedom against the Third Reich.

J DESERT STORM AIR WAR – Jim Corrigan

For five weeks, American and other Coalition aircraft bombed enemy targets in the Gulf War air campaign. Historian Jim Corrigan reconstructs the events of the Desert Storm air campaign.

TREATMENT WITH DR. JAMES WEBB

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Actually in a commercial. I heard it and started exploring about him and thought I would give him a try. I have osteoporosis and had been going to my regular doctor thinking it was my heart. They did so many tests and we found out it was my back.

What procedure did you have done? I had three vertebrae rebuilt, three different procedures. Years ago I had my back fused and they placed bolts in my back. It was horrible, I was in the hospital for 3 or 4 days and I felt awful. With the procedures that Dr. Webb did, it was a very short procedure and I was up and ready to go with very little pain. I actually played golf the next day.

What was your experience like? It was wonderful! Really! I am going back in about three weeks to have a little procedure done.

DOCUMENTARIES

Would you recommend Dr. Webb?

J THEY SHALL NOT GROW OLD

Absolutely! He is great. He is just a good ole boy. He is not highfalutin or high pressure. I would refer him to anyone!

J TOP SECRET ROSIES

D. Garrison, Satisfied Patient

Director Peter Jackson uses the voices of veterans combined with archival footage to bring to life never-beforeseen footage of British troops during the First World War. Soon after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, a secret military program recruited female mathematicians who would become the “female computers” of World War II.

J KOREA, THE NEVER-ENDING WAR

This documentary encompasses the key battles and turning points of the Korean War as well as its aftermath, including its critical impact on the present day.

J VIETNAM – 50 YEARS REMEMBERED

The history of U.S. involvement in the conflict in Southeast Asia is told in a documentary series featuring personal stories from veterans and details of battles and strategy.

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VETERANS WHO STILL SERVE

The Tulsa area is full of dedicated veterans who served our country bravely. They may no longer be on active duty, but these individuals are still giving back to the community in many impactful ways. WRITTEN BY LINDSAY MORRIS • PHOTOS BY SHANE BEVEL

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“I decided to join the military to follow in the footsteps of my father, who was a World War II POW. He told me to step up and do my time in service to my country. I was proud of what my father did, and I’m glad I got to follow in his footsteps. My son followed my path, so it was an easy decision for him to go serve our nation.” – Michael D. Coon

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Michael D. Coon hails from a family of veterans, and he has made it his life’s mission to honor veterans. His father, Phillip Coon II, served in World War II and was a Bataan Death March survivor. Coon’s son, Army Staff Sgt. Michael K. Coon, served in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Persian Gulf. After 10 years of honorable service, including various decorations as a squad leader, Michael K. Coon took his own life in 2015. After losing his son, Michael is dedicated to sharing the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on military veterans and honoring their memory. His most recent efforts include finding a permanent home for the Mission 22 War at Home National Memorial at Broken Arrow’s Veterans Park. The memorial features 20 steel silhouettes of veterans from different branches of service who have died by suicide, including his son. Coon served as a Vietnam-era paratrooper from 1971 to 1973. “I decided to join the military to follow in the footsteps of my father, who was

a World War II POW. He told me to step up and do my time in service to my country. I was proud of what my father did, and I’m glad I got to follow in his footsteps. My son followed my path, so it was an easy decision for him to go serve our nation,” he said. Michael considered turning away from the military after Vietnam, but his father encouraged him to look beyond himself. “There are a lot of veterans who need your help,” Phillip told his son. “They won’t listen to civilians, but they’ll listen to military. You just can’t turn your back on them.” Michael is a service officer for the Disabled American Veterans and a member of the Rolling Thunder advocacy group. He has been appointed Regent 5 commander for 39 Tribes in Oklahoma. He’s working on Bill 1725, which appeals for Native American veterans to have their own national charter. The Coons are citizens of the Muscogee Nation.

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"We need to help veterans understand the health and education benefits that are there for them, that this is something they’ve earned." – Weydan Flax

WEYDAN FLAX

U N I T E D S TAT E S M A R I N E C O R P S Weydan Flax served for 30 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, earning the rank of colonel and fighting bravely in Desert Storm, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere. Following his years in the Marine Corps, Flax has continued his lifestyle of service through volunteer work with Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) and the Marine Corps League. In addition to volunteering with veteran organizations, Flax is an active board member for The Center for Individuals with Physical Disabilities. Flax grew up in a military family. His father was in the Air Force for 27 years, so naturally, his interest in the military began at an early age.  In high school, he joined the Army ROTC, and when he was 18, he had aspirations of becoming a Navy fighter pilot. Over time, the Marine Corps became his greatest area of military interest. Flax attended Texas A&M

University and was commissioned into the Marines out of A&M. Flax settled in the Tulsa area and began serving this community. Through his work with the VFW, he works to inform fellow veterans of the benefits they are qualified for. “We need to help veterans understand the health and education benefits that are there for them, that this is something they’ve earned.” Through his volunteer work with the Tulsa Marine Corps League, Albert E. Schwab, Detachment 857, Flax works to keep the Marine presence strong in the Tulsa area.  At the Center for Individuals with Physical Disabilities, Flax works with veterans and civilians who were born with or developed physical challenges. “The Center is there to help them make that adjustment, help them feel whole again.”

MARCY CLEMENTS, D.O. U N I T E D S TAT E S A I R F O R C E

"There is satisfaction in doing something for somebody because you know you could, not because you had to, and that hopefully you have made their life better and they can pay it forward – and that becomes a good cycle." – Marcy Clements, D.O.

Dr. Marcy Clements served during the Persian Gulf War as part of the 82nd Medical Group at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas from 1995 to 1999, advancing to the rank of major. Being a woman in the military at that time was a rarity, and her subsequent career choice to become an orthopedic surgeon placed her in a minority category yet again. “I have always had an interest in the military and felt a calling of sorts to serve in that capacity," she said. Clements is now an orthopedic surgeon at Tulsa Bone & Joint Associates, and she says her time in the Air Force gave her a valuable foundation centered on patient care. “Starting my practice of orthopedics in the Air Force allowed me the opportunity

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to gain valuable experience in an environment where I could concentrate on taking care of patients without worrying about insurance, revenue and all the other things that come with being in a civilian practice.” Clements is committed to giving back to the community through her volunteer role with Tulsa Charitable Medical Services. She has performed surgeries on a volunteer basis with the nonprofit organization since 2012. “There is satisfaction in doing something for somebody because you know you could, not because you had to, and that hopefully you have made their life better and they can pay it forward – and that becomes a good cycle.”

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When you wish to pay your respects to a U.S. military man or woman, do you know their rank? Here is a guide to the commissioned ranks in the military. These officers hold presidential commissions and are confirmed at their ranks by the Senate.

army

Second Lieutenant

First Lieutenant

Major

Captain

Second Lieutenant

Captain

First Lieutenant

Major

Lieutenant Colonel

Colonel

Lieutenant Colonel

Colonel

Brigadier General

Major General

Brigadier General

Major General

Lieutenant General

General

navy

marine corps

Lieutenant General

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Ensign

Lieutenant Junior Grade

Lieutenant

Lieutenant Commander

Commander

Captain

Rear Admiral Lower Half

Rear Admiral Upper Half

Vice Admiral

Admiral

General

General of the Army (wartime only)

Fleet Admiral (wartime only)

air force

Second Lieutenant

First Lieutenant

Major

Captain

Lieutenant Colonel

Colonel

Brigadier General

Major General

Lieutenant General

General

coast guard

Ensign

Lieutenant Junior Grade

Second Lieutenant

Lieutenant

Lieutenant Commander

Captain

Commander

Captain

Lieutenant Colonel

Colonel

Brigadier General

Major General

Rear Admiral Lower Half

Vice Admiral

General of the Air Force (wartime only)

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Rear Admiral Upper Half

Admiral

Lieutenant General

First Lieutenant

Major

General

Fleet Admiral (wartime only)

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M

edicare’s Open Enrollment Period, during which people with Medicare can make unrestricted changes to their coverage, takes place every year from October 15 to December 7. Whether you’re approaching age 65 or already enrolled in Medicare, you should take advantage of this opportunity to review your options and see whether you are enrolled in the most cost-effective plan for your needs. Most plans change their costs and benefits every year, and some even decide not to participate in Medicare for the coming year. Making a careful comparison between the plan you have now and options available to you in 2022 is the only way to see if there is a better choice for you. In most cases, this will probably be your only chance to change your health and/or drug coverage for the next year. When reviewing your Medicare coverage, know that you will have many options to choose from. Typically, it’s beneficial to have choices, but you might find yourself overwhelmed. For example, in 2022, Medicare beneficiaries in Oklahoma will be able to select from 23 prescription drug plans, as well as many Advantage health plans available throughout the state. Many beneficiaries find it frustrating and difficult to compare plans due to the volume of information they receive in the mail and through the media. As a result, they often stay with the same plan, even if it is not the best option for them. Research shows that a large majority of people with Medicare could have saved hundreds of dollars last year by reviewing their prescription drug coverage. In fact, during last year’s enrollment

period, over two-thirds of those who came to LIFE Senior Services for help reviewing their drug coverage options either enrolled in Part D for the first time or switched plans for the next year, saving an average of $1,809 per person. Whether you are currently on Medicare or becoming eligible for Medicare in 2022, this annual Medicare Part D Guide, published by LIFE Senior Services, provides up-to-date information about the prescription drug plans available in 2022, as well as the Advantage health plans being offered in Tulsa County. LIFE Senior Services is a name thousands of seniors and their families have trusted for more than 47 years. Since 2004, LIFE has provided education and one-on-one assistance to thousands of Medicare beneficiaries, helping them compare Medicare Part D plans and enroll in the one that best fits their individual needs. As a partner agency of the Oklahoma Insurance Department, the Medicare Assistance Program at LIFE provides trusted services in northeast Oklahoma to Medicare beneficiaries, their representatives and those soon to be eligible for Medicare. As always, you can count on LIFE and LIFE’s Vintage Newsmagazine to bring you timely, unbiased information and assistance on Medicare Part D. For more information or to schedule an appointment to review your options, call the Medicare Assistance Program at LIFE Senior Services at (918) 664-9000, ext. 1189 or toll-free at (866) 664-9009, ext. 1189. We’re here to help!

This information is true and accurate to the best of our knowledge. Source: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, www.medicare.gov


2022 Medicare Part D Stand-Alone Prescription Drug Plans Available in Oklahoma Information is current as of October 2021. For additional information or assistance selecting a plan, contact Medicare at (800) 633-4227 or the Medicare Assistance Program at LIFE Senior Services at (918) 664-9000, ext. 1189 or toll-free at (866) 664-9009, ext. 1189.

Company Name

Aetna Medicare

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma

Cigna

Clear Spring Health

Elixir Insurance

Humana

Mutual of Omaha Rx

Plan Name

Plan ID

Phone Number

Benefit Type

Monthly Drug Premium

Annual Drug Deductible

Low Income Subsidy

SilverScript Choice (PDP)

S5601-46

(833) 526-2445

Basic

$25.90

$480

x

SilverScript Plus (PDP)

S5601-109

(833) 526-2445

Enhanced

$91.30

$0

SilverScript SmartRx (PDP)

S5601-198

(833) 526-2445

Enhanced

$6.70

$480

Blue Cross MedicareRx Basic (PDP)

S5715-15

(877) 213-1817

Basic

$25.50

$480

Blue Cross MedicareRx Choice (PDP)

S5715-18

(877) 213-1817

Enhanced

$21.20

$480

Blue Cross MedicareRx Value (PDP)

S5715-10

(877) 213-1817

Enhanced

$89.30

$480

Cigna Essential Rx (PDP)

S5617-302

(800) 735-1459

Enhanced

$38.80

$480

Cigna Extra Rx (PDP)

S5617-268

(800) 735-1459

Enhanced

$50

$100

Cigna Secure Rx (PDP)

S5617-113

(800) 735-1459

Basic

$29.70

$480

Clear Spring Health Premier Rx (PDP)

S6946-49

(877) 384-1241

Enhanced

$16.40

$480

Clear Spring Health Value Rx (PDP)

S6946-20

(877) 384-1241

Basic

$27.20

$480

Elixir RxSecure (PDP)

S7694-23

(866) 250-2005

Basic

$41

$480

Humana Basic Rx Plan (PDP)

S5884-144

(800) 706-0872

Basic

$30.90

$480

Humana Premier Rx Plan (PDP)

S5884-169

(800) 706-0872

Enhanced

$69.40

$480

Humana Walmart Value Rx Plan (PDP)

S5884-202

(800) 706-0872

Enhanced

$22.70

$480

Mutual of Omaha Rx Plus (PDP)

S7126-22

(800) 961-9006

Basic

$84.60

$480

Mutual of Omaha Rx Premier (PDP)

S7126-92

(800) 961-9006

Enhanced

$35.20

$480

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Company Name

Plan ID

Phone Number

Benefit Type

Monthly Drug Premium

AARP MedicareRx Preferred (PDP)

S5820-22

(888) 867-5565

Enhanced

$95

$0

S5921-368

(888) 867-5565

Basic

$30

$480

AARP MedicareRx Walgreens (PDP)

S5921-404

(888) 867-5565

Enhanced

$22.50

$310

Wellcare Classic (PDP)

S4802-14

(888) 293-5151

Basic

$27.90

$480

Wellcare Medicare Rx Value Plus (PDP)

S4802-226

(888) 293-5151

Enhanced

$69

$0

Wellcare Value Script (PDP)

S4802-156

(888) 293-5151

Enhanced

$13

$480

UnitedHealthcare AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP)

Wellcare

Annual Low Drug Income Deductible Subsidy

Plan Name

x

x

2022 Medicare Advantage Plans with Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage (Tulsa County/Tulsa Metro Area) * Information is current as of October 2021 and includes 2022 approved contracts/plans. Organization Name

Aetna Medicare

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of OK, TX

Monthly Consolidated Premium

Annual Drug Deductible

Enhanced

$0

$300

(855) 275-6627

Enhanced

$15.00

$200

H4801-008

(888) 285-2249

Enhanced

$0

$250

Local PPO

H4801-031

(888) 285-2249

Enhanced

$169

$480

Local HMO

H3755-001

(800) 642-8065

Enhanced

$25

$0

Local HMO

H3755-004

(800) 642-8065

Enhanced

$109

$0

Senior Health Plan Silver Plus (HMO)

Local HMO

H3755-005

(800) 642-8065

Enhanced

$0

$0

Generations Classic (HMO)

Local HMO

H3706-001

(844) 280-5555

Enhanced

$0

$0

Generations Classic Choice (HMO-POS)

Local HMO

H3706-021

(844) 280-5555

Enhanced

$10

$0

Generations Classic Plus (HMO)

Local HMO

H3706-022

(844) 280-5555

Enhanced

$0

$0

Generations Select (HMO)

Local HMO

H3706-018

(844) 280-5555

Enhanced

$29

$0

Type of Medicare Health Plan

Plan ID

Aetna Medicare Freedom Core Plan (PPO)

Local PPO

H3288-021

(855) 275-6627

Aetna Medicare Freedom Preferred Plan (PPO)

Local PPO

H3288-019

Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Classic (PPO)

Local PPO

Blue Cross Medicare Advantage Flex (PPO) Senior Health Plan Platinum (HMO)

Plan Name

CommunityCare Senior Health Plan Senior Health Plan Platinum Plus (HMO) (HMO)

GlobalHealth

Phone Number

Drug Benefit Type

(Includes Part C + D)

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Humana

UnitedHealthcare

Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)

PFFS

H8145-120

(800) 833-2364

Enhanced

$31

$0

Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)

PFFS

H8145-122

(800) 833-2364

Enhanced

$132

$195

Humana Gold Plus (HMO)

Local HMO

H6622-033

(800) 833-2364

Enhanced

$0

$0

Humana Value Plus (HMO)

Local HMO

H6622-049

(800) 833-2364

Basic

$19.30

$480

HumanaChoice (PPO)

Local PPO

H5216-081

(800) 833-2364

Enhanced

$61

$195

HumanaChoice (PPO)

Local PPO

H5216-083

(800) 833-2364

Enhanced

$77

$195

HumanaChoice (PPO)

Local PPO

H5216-230

(800) 833-2364

Enhanced

$29

$0

HumanaChoice (PPO)

Local PPO

H5216-264

(800) 833-2364

Enhanced

$0

$195

HumanaChoice (PPO)

Local PPO

H5216-270

(800) 833-2364

Enhanced

$0

$0

HumanaChoice (PPO)

Local PPO

H9070-006

(800) 833-2364

Enhanced

$0

$0

HumanaChoice (Regional PPO)

Regional PPO

R4845-002

(800) 833-2364

Basic

$42

$480

AARP Medicare Advantage Choice (PPO)

Local PPO

H8768-009

(800) 555-5757

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Veterans Claims Assistance Some of the Tulsa-area groups listed below also have offices in other towns in Oklahoma. 1. Coffee Bunker 6365 E. 41st St., Tulsa (918) 637-3878 www.coffeebunker.org 2. Oklahoma Veteran Alliance Community Service Council 115 W. 3rd St., Tulsa (918) 585-5551 www.csctulsa.org/OKVA 3. Disabled American Veterans (DAV) 3131 E. Pine St., Tulsa (918) 834-4643 www.okdav.org 4. Eagle Ops Foundation 12324 E. 86th St. N., Ste. 254, Owasso (918) 600-1911 www.eagleops.org 5. Veterans of Foreign Wars VFW Service Office 125 S. Main St., Ste. #1B24, Muskogee (918) 781-7769 www.vfw.org 6. Oklahoma Department of Veterans Affairs Muskogee Regional Office 125 S. Main St., Muskogee (800) 827-1000 www.benefits.va.gov/ muskogee 7. Tulsa VFW 577 1109 E. 6th St., Tulsa (918) 585-9148 www.vfw577.org

DO YOU QUALIFY FOR Aid & Attendance Benefits?

If you’re a veteran or the spouse of a veteran, you may be eligible for additional monthly benefits to help pay for medical treatment and care. BY KAREN J. O’BRIEN The Department of Veterans Affairs provides monthly benefits in addition to a pension to qualified veterans and survivors. These pension add-ons help pay for more of the personal care of the men and women who have served in the military and suffered a service-connected disability. If a veteran has a disability which the Veterans Administration (VA) concludes is the result of an illness or injury caused, or made worse by, active-duty service, it is considered a service-connected disability.

•B e in a nursing home due to the loss of mental or physical abilities related to a disability •H ave a severe visual impairment

Wartime veterans who meet certain income, net worth, age or disability requirements, or their surviving spouse, may qualify for the pension add-on known as Aid & Attendance (A&A). They must be 65 or totally disabled and have received an honorable discharge. They must have served 90 consecutive days on active duty (not including bootcamp) and served at least one day during a period of war.

In 2021, the maximum income and asset limit for eligibility is $130,773. The VA may review up to three years of financial information when calculating assets. A&A enables a qualifying veteran to receive up to $2,296 if married ($1,937 if single) per month. A surviving spouse is eligible for $1,224 per month. A married couple may receive a maximum of $3,072 monthly if they are both veterans who require A&A.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR A&A According to the VA website, veterans may be eligible for the A&A benefit if they qualify for a VA pension and meet at least one of the following requirements:

HOUSEBOUND BENEFITS Housebound benefits are another pension add-on that may be available to veterans who don’t qualify for A&A. Veterans may be eligible for Housebound benefits if they qualify for a VA pension and spend most of their time in their home (or senior living facility) because of a permanent disability. The VA does not pay A&A and Housebound benefits at the same time.

• Need help with daily activities like bathing, dressing or eating • Be bedridden, or spend a large portion of the day in bed, because of illness

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Aid & Attendance can help pay for the cost of daily care whether it’s provided at home or at a senior living facility. Financial eligibility is based on income and total assets. The veteran's primary residence and car are excluded from the assets, and medical expenses may be deducted from the veteran’s income.

To qualify for Housebound benefits, the veteran must have a single, permanent disability evaluated as 100% disabling, confining them to their home. Or, the veteran must have a single, permanent disability evaluated as 100% disabling or another disability or disabilities that are evaluated as at least 60% disabling. The VA has a very detailed schedule for rating disabilities based on the systems of the human body and mind. A spouse with similar care requirements may receive benefits if the veteran is entitled to compensation and is evaluated as 30% or more disabled. ASSISTANCE WITH CLAIMS As with all things governmentrelated, there are forms and requirements involved in processing a claim for these benefits. Information to help guide you through the maze is available at www.va.gov. Should you need more personal assistance with a claim, you may wish to connect with an accredited Veterans Service Officer (VSO). Remember, it’s illegal for people to charge veterans for help in applying for Aid & Attendance. A list of accredited VSOs is available at www.va.gov/vso, or you may want to check out one of the local organizations on the left-hand sidebar that are Department of Defense approved.

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Norma Baxter works on the ball turret of a B-24 at Tulsa’s Douglas bomber plant in 1943. Photo courtesy of the Beryl Ford Collection/Rotary Club of Tulsa and Tulsa Historical Society

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The iconic image of Rosie the Riveter led American women to join the workforce during World War II.

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Sometimes, 50% less. Pay discrepancy did not change after the war. TULSA’S ROSIES Thousands of Oklahoma women became a Rosie the Riveter. The most famous Rosie in Tulsa is petite Marina Metevelis, fit and lively at age 99. She has been feted (grand marshal of 2017 Tulsa Christmas Parade), honored (Tulsa Air and Space Museum, the Tulsa chapter of the Association of Women in Communications) and featured in the press. John Erling recorded a long, chatty interview with her for the Voices of Oklahoma oral history project. (Listen at www.voicesofoklahoma.com.)

MARINA METEVELIS One of Tulsa's Rosie the Riveters

the armed services in the new WACs, WAVES, Coast Guard and Marine Corps. The 1,000 women in the WASPS were the first women to fly American military aircraft. An estimated 6 million women were employed in the civilian workforce in jobs ranging from agriculture, to streetcar drivers and office staff. This brought lasting societal shifts. Even fashion changed as women began wearing slacks in public. Although the working women of World War II enjoyed their new financial independence, they were paid less than men in the same jobs.

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After the war, Metevelis continued to work, notably at Tulsa Community College for 45 years. She remains active as a fundraiser for veterans organizations including Veterans of Foreign Wars, Soldier’s Wish and the American Legion. Metevelis was born in Wichita, Kansas, in 1922 to immigrant parents from Greece. She was 16 when Pearl Harbor was bombed. The next day she saw newspaper ads calling for defense factory workers and stood in line with teachers, hairdressers, waitresses and other high school students to apply for a job at Boeing where B-17 bombers were being made. She got the job because she was small (5’1” and 95 pounds) and agile. “Ice skate, roller skate, ride horses” – she did all of them. “I even www.LIFEseniorservices.org


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Workers prepare a Douglas B-24 Liberator bomber to be painted at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant in Tulsa. Photo courtesy of Tulsa Historical Society & Musuem

climbed trees,” she told the interviewer. That was important because her job was to crawl in and out of the B-17 “blisters” where the gunners would be positioned, checking the rivets and replacing them if necessary. “I took my job seriously,” she told Erling. “If those rivets weren’t okayed, the plane couldn’t fly.” She went to high school on weekday mornings, then worked the swing shift at Boeing seven days a week. “Our quota was to have 12 to 14 B-17s out on the runway every 24 hours.” The plant worked around the clock and the workforce was mostly women. As soon as the planes rolled out, she said, the girl pilots came in by the plane load to fly them to Seattle where the machine guns and machine gun belts were installed. DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT A female workforce was helping with the same war effort in Tulsa where Douglas Aircraft Company built an assembly plant that employed about 23,000 people. From 1941 through 1945, the Douglas plant assembled B-24 Liberator strategic bombers, A-24 Dauntless dive bombers and A-26 Invader medium bombers. By the war’s end, almost 6,000 aircraft were built or modified in Tulsa. Tulsa’s Douglas plant is where riveter Norma Baxter worked and so did Dorothy Dollarhite, an 18-year-old who came to Tulsa with five “wideeyed” female friends from Idabel, Oklahoma. After marriage one year later, Dollarhite quit her defense job but returned to Douglas when her Air Force husband was posted overseas. She continued to work there in administrative positions into the mid-1950s. In Wichita, Metevelis left her job after marriage to Tulsan Don George Metevelis, 1st Lieutenant, U.S. Army, Infantry. He was seriously injured twice, once on Omaha Beach on D-Day. While he spent two years recovering in military hospitals, she returned to Wichita and resumed working on B-17s. The couple later relocated to Tulsa where she has remained, becoming the city’s most popular Rosie. POST-WORLD WAR II When the war was over, some women returned to domestic lives, but not all. This began a new movement for equal rights, equal pay and new careers for women. Women of the World War II generation transferred their consciousness of equality to their daughters, Dr. Wilson said. “When something has changed, you don’t go back.” Her grandmother was a riveter in Indiana named, incredibly, Rosie. One of the last things this Rosie did before she died was to go to the poll in a wheelchair, wearing a Rosie T-shirt, and vote for Hillary Clinton. Metevelis’s husband died in 2003, but the family’s patriotic tradition and pride continue. Their daughter Anna Billis works in the defense industry. She tells her daughter, “You know why those old planes from World War II can still fly? Because women built them.” www.LIFEseniorservices.org

“Ask SeniorLine” A Focus on Veterans Friday, November 19 • 2 p.m. LIFE’s SeniorLine staff enjoys connecting with and encouraging LIFE followers while sharing tips on senior living, family caregiving, senior resources and more. This month Chelsea Edwards will talk about the new Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) outpatient clinic in south Tulsa and explain the VA’s Aid & Attendance benefit for qualifying veterans. Watch live at www.facebook.com/LIFEseniorservices.

Silver Linings

Welcome to Silver Linings – LIFE’s weekly video series that reminds us all that attitude is everything – especially when it comes to aging. Check out LIFE’s Facebook page most Wednesdays at www.facebook.com/LIFEseniorservices for the programs below. 2021 Oklahoma Family Caregivers Conference Preview Wednesday, November 3

Nadine Walter from Oklahoma Human Services will preview the OK Cares Family Caregivers Conference. The virtual conference will take place from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday, November 10 and is open to any family caregiver. To register, go to www.okcares.org or call Ronelle Baker at (405) 985-9560. Learn more about the OK Cares conference on page 42. VA Caregiver Support Program Wednesday, November 10

Most everyone knows something about the great programs and assistance that our veterans can access through the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), but did you know there is also a caregiver support program? Tammy Warren from the VA will share information with us about what’s available and tell eligible caregivers how to access those services. “Crafting with Roxanne” Wednesday, November 17

Join Roxanne as she gives step-by-step instructions for making a fall-themed wall decoration. Supplies needed include a wooden, rectangular sign about 6-inches wide and 24-inches long (can have any design); white chalk paint; foam paintbrush; two wooden “L” letters and one wooden “F” letter (each about 4-inches tall); burlap or other material to cover the letters; a Styrofoam pumpkin the size of a baseball or a little larger and juke twine. Ribbon for a bow is optional. All supplies can be purchased at Dollar Tree. There will be no Silver Linings programming on Wednesday, November 24. Wishing you a happy and blessed Thanksgiving.

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Fall foliage in Section 21 of Arlington National Cemetery Photo by U.S. Army, Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery / released

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

Our Nation’s Most Hallowed Ground

The United States established its first national cemeteries for fallen troops during the Civil War. Today nearly 4.9 million people, including veterans of every conflict starting with the Revolutionary War, are honored by burial in national cemeteries. BY STEVE CLEM Arlington National Cemetery is the nation’s most hallowed ground. Across the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., its 639 acres of rolling hills and ancient trees are the final resting place for 400,000 men and women, including veterans, two American presidents and various other dignitaries.

For more breathtaking images of Arlington National Cemetery visit their profile on Flickr.

Each year, nearly three million visitors pass through their gates to honor our nation’s war heroes, witness the changing of the guard at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, and pause at the gravesite of President John F. Kennedy. Other prominent soldiers and civilians buried at Arlington include General John J. Pershing and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, as well as the cremated remains of the seven astronauts from the Space Shuttle Challenger.

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Although Arlington National Cemetery was founded during the Civil War in 1864, it contains graves from every American war. Its history is ongoing. About 150 funerals are held each week. Qualifications for an Arlington burial are the most stringent of the U.S. National Cemeteries, with eligibility determined at the time of need.

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TOMB OF THE UNKNOWN SOLDIER

This month is the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier Centennial Commemoration. At the end of World War I, there were many unidentified American soldiers overseas. A single, imposing, whitemarble tomb with one unknown soldier, was a way to honor all of America’s unidentified heroes. Dedicated on November 11th, 1921, guard duty was established during daylight hours in 1926. Then, in 1937, the guards were expanded around the clock. Over the years, an expansive white marble sarcophagus replaced the solitary tomb, and more unknown soldiers were interred from World War II and the Korean War. ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY, continued on page 34. www.LIFEseniorservices.org


Fort Gibson National Cemetery Providing a Pristine Resting Place for Veterans BY STEVE CLEM Nestled into the rolling hills of Green Country, are monuments to 28,000 American heroes. Fort Gibson National Cemetery, 50 miles east of Tulsa near the town of Fort Gibson, Oklahoma, is the final resting place for men and women who have served their country with honor.

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Looking out onto the gently cascading landscape, one is awestruck by the rows of perfectly aligned markers and the sacrifices they represent. It is a serene setting with immaculate grounds. The gravestones seem immune to the ravages of the elements that typically degrade them over time. “Keeping the markers in pristine condition is a benefit of burial here,”said Cemetery Director David Van Meter. Van Meter oversees both of the Sooner State’s national cemeteries, Fort Gibson and Fort Sill in southwestern Oklahoma. Encompassing 48 acres with room for expansion, the cemetery offers both burial and inurnment services. Many veterans qualify for allowances for those costs. But unlike a regular cemetery, plots aren’t reserved in advance. "At the time of need, the family member or next of kin contacts our scheduling office, and we begin the process,” Van Meter explained. “Typically, funeral homes will work with us to accomplish this.” This hallowed ground was once part of the country's westernmost military outpost. Fort Gibson, Indian Territory was established in 1824, more than a half-century before the rest of the land that later became Oklahoma was settled. During the fort’s 60-year existence, it was the western terminus for the Cherokees during the Trail of Tears. After the Civil War, seven acres of the fort’s footprint were designated as a national cemetery.

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An Army Full Honors Wreath-Laying Ceremony is held at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in honor of the 245th birthday of the U.S. Army at Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia on June 14, 2020.

Section 60 is shown following a snow storm at Arlington National Cemetery in February 2021. Photo by U.S. Army, Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery / released

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A sentinel from the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery. Photo by U.S. Army, Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery / released

Jack Eaton (left) was the oldest living Tomb Guard Sentinel at 100 years old when he revisited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in October of 2019. Photo by U.S. Army, Elizabeth Fraser / Arlington National Cemetery / released

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The soldiers who guard the sacred tomb undergo an intensive selection and training process. Their every step and gesture is precise and has meaning. The number 21 repeats in their movements: 21 steps down and 21 steps back; facing east for 21 seconds, then north for 21 seconds. This symbolizes the highest military honor: the 21-gun salute. It may come as a surprise that only two American presidents, William Howard Taft and John F. Kennedy, are buried at Arlington. Taft was interred in 1930. Traditionally, U.S. presidents have been buried in their hometowns. When President Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, many assumed he would be buried in his hometown of Brookline, Massachusetts. However, his widow, First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, insisted that her husband be accessible to the public, so he was buried at Arlington. During the funeral, broadcast around the world on November

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25, 1963, Mrs. Kennedy lit an eternal flame at the head of her husband’s grave. At first, Kennedy was interred between his and Mrs. Kennedy’s two infant children, Patrick and Arabella, whose graves were moved to Arlington from Massachusetts. One year before Caroline’s birth in 1957, the couple’s first daughter, not officially named but later referred to as Arabella, was stillborn. Patrick Bouvier Kennedy, the youngest of the couple’s children, was born three weeks premature in 1963 and passed from respiratory distress syndrome shortly after birth. The original plot was surrounded by a white picket fence. In the first three years after Kennedy’s death, more than 16 million people had visited the gravesite. Due to the throng of visitors, in 1967, the Kennedy graves were moved to an area that could better accommodate the crowds. In the years since, Jacqueline Kennedy, Robert

F. Kennedy and Edward M. Kennedy have also been interred there. The cemetery’s expansive, manicured grounds include Arlington House, once the residence of Confederate General Robert E. Lee, a 100-year-old amphitheater, and dozens of other memorials, statues and other artwork, many from notable artists of past centuries. Due to its proximity to Washington, D.C., Arlington cemetery is easy to access. From D.C., there are a myriad of transportation options, countless tours and tour companies to take you. You can also drive or walk there yourself. There is no right or wrong way to see this national shrine. Visiting Arlington National Cemetery is an experience that can provide an increased understanding of who we are as Americans – how we got here – and of the sacrifices made.

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HEALTHY LIVING

New Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic Opens in Tulsa BY KAREN SZABO

Eastern Oklahoma veterans now have access to greatly expanded healthcare services at a new south Tulsa clinic. Construction is also expected to start this fall on a new medical-surgical hospital downtown. Better healthcare is closer to home for about 36,000 eastern Oklahoma veterans through the new Ernest Childers Department of Veterans Affairs Outpatient Clinic. The Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System serves veterans in 25 counties in eastern Oklahoma, and almost 80% of those veterans live in Tulsa County. Two years in the making, the impressive new facility opened its doors to veterans in July 2021 and replaces the Tulsa clinic on 41st Street, which closed in August 2021. The new clinic, located across the street from Hillcrest Hospital South at 8921 South Mingo Road, is named for Ernest Childers, a member of the Muscogee Nation and the first American Indian to be awarded the Medal of Honor in World War II. Childers survived the war and remained in the U.S. Army until he retired in 1965 with the rank of lieutenant colonel. 36

MORE SPACE, MORE SERVICES With 172,000 square feet, the new clinic is more than four times the size of the previous clinic and allows the Department of Veterans Affairs to expand current services and offer new services such as chemotherapy and infusion, endoscopy and mammography. The expanded space also offers more imaging services, increased women’s healthcare, primary care and behavioral health. The VA also plans to offer MRI services soon. In addition, the Audiology Clinic, formerly located at the Tulsa Eleventh Street VA Clinic, moved to the new Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic. Along with VA healthcare services, the clinic also has three offices for Veteran Service Organizations which can help Veterans with VA benefits claims. Located on 22 acres, the VA greatly expanded parking at the new clinic with approximately 1,000 parking spaces, a golf cart

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Avoid the Donut Hole With

LIFE PACE BY ADRIAN ROLLE, LIFE PACE INTAKE COORDINATOR

Broken Arrow native Ernest Childers, an Army officer and member of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation, was awarded the Medal of Honor for heroic acts during World War II. Childers led a charge during battle, killing two enemy snipers and dismantling two machine gun nests despite having a broken foot.

valet, a new Veterans Canteen and a retail store. The total project cost $97 million with a 20-year lease term, all funded by the federal government. “We want to provide a healing environment where veterans feel welcome, and this clinic does that,” said Mark Morgan, director, Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System. “It’s a great place for veterans to get care and a great place for our staff to provide care.” MVP RESEARCH The Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center in Muskogee is participating in the Million Veteran Program (MVP), a national research program to learn how genes, lifestyle and military exposures affect health and illness. Since launching in 2011, more than 825,000 Veteran partners have joined one of the world’s largest programs on genetics and health. The program uses genetic, military exposure, lifestyle and health information from MVP veteran partners to better understand the role of genes and health. MVP is the largest database of its kind in the world – an integrated health and genomic database tied to a healthcare system. The Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic is an MVP site location allowing Tulsa Veterans to participate in the national research program. FUTURE EXPANSION Construction of a 275,000-square-foot, 58-bed VA medical-surgical hospital in Tulsa is scheduled to begin in fall 2021. It will be built in downtown Tulsa at 7th and Houston on the expanded OSU Medical Center campus, according to Oklahoma State University. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will operate the hospital, but OSU is committed to providing ongoing shared services for veterans while also providing a teaching opportunity for OSU medical students and residents. The VA anticipates joint physician appointments and the creation of up to 50 OSUsponsored residency slots in several specialties for the veterans. The total cost of construction for the Veterans Hospital in Tulsa is estimated at $130 million, according to university officials. Upon completion of this new VA hospital, the VA Medical Center in Muskogee will be converted to a long-term care facility with expanded access to inpatient mental health andInclusive substanceCare abusefor services. Construction on the downtown Tulsa Program of All the Elderly facility is expected to last through 2023 when the VA can take over final outfitting to move toward an opening in 2024. To enroll for VA health care, visit www.va.gov. To schedule an appointment with the Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System, call (888) 397-8387. If you’re interested in volunteering at the new Tulsa clinic, email O’lei Pettit at olei.pettit@va.gov or call Voluntary Services at (918) 577-3622. www.LIFEseniorservices.org

More people than ever are, or soon will be, on Medicare. Some people are signing up unexpectedly because of lost jobs and the loss of accompanying employer-sponsored health insurance. People 65-plus comprise 4% of those who've lost jobs with employersponsored health insurance during the pandemic, according to a report by The Commonwealth Fund, The Employee Benefit Research Institute and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. Shopping for supplemental Medicare coverage can be challenging. Consequently, some people may make poor decisions because they select a plan merely because a friend or spouse chose it or because it has a low premium (ignoring the copays and deductibles) or because they don’t read the plan’s fine print. Most Medicare Part D drug plans have a coverage gap, also called the "donut hole,” meaning there's a temporary limit on what the drug plan will cover for drugs. During that gap, you may be responsible for as much as 25% of your prescription drug costs. Additionally, if you have any major health procedures in the coming year or high prescription drug costs for medications like insulin, it may make finding the right plan even more critical. LIFE PACE – a Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly – uses a team approach to provide a variety of services: medical, skilled therapies, behavioral health, dietary, nursing, transportation, social, recreational, hospitalizations, and durable medical equipment. LIFE PACE allows individuals in need of skilled care to remain in their homes or in a community setting while receiving the care they need. LIFE PACE participants are personally cared for by an interdisciplinary team, which works with you and your family to create a plan of care unique to your needs and goals. This approach means that participants get the individualized care they need to continue to live independently for as long as safely possible. And for those who qualify, LIFE PACE services – office visits, prescription drugs, transportation and more – may be available at no cost: no premiums, copays, deductibles or donut holes. When considering your future healthcare needs, LIFE PACE can provide a comprehensive, coordinated approach to providing all your medical needs, now and in years to come.

PACE If you or someone you care about could benefit from LIFE PACE, contact a LIFE PACE specialist at (918) 938-7653 or (918) 938-7660 (en Español).

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SHARE YOUR TIME & TALENT

The secret of living is giving. – Tony Robbins

To submit a volunteer opportunity, contact Paula Brown at pbrown@LIFEseniorservices.org or (918) 664-9000, ext. 1207.

LIFE Senior Services Holiday Project LIFE Senior Services is seeking volunteers to help with the 2021 Holiday Project which provides gifts and stockings for more than 500 seniors in LIFE’s case management program. Volunteers are needed to assist with checking in gifts and other donations for seniors in need from October 25 through November 5. Also, gift wrappers will be needed for three Saturdays – November 13, December 4 and December 11 – from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information or to sign up, contact Volunteer Coordinator Jennifer Thompson at (918) 664-9000, ext. 1225 or email jthompson@LIFEseniorservices.org.

merican Therapeutic A Riding Center The American Therapeutic Riding Center (ATRC) provides a place where individuals with physical, cognitive or emotional challenges can enjoy therapeutic horseback riding year-round. Located in Sand Springs, ATRC needs volunteers to be side walkers and assist the certified staff. Volunteers must be able to walk in 30-minute sessions in an indoor or outdoor arena, alongside a horse and an instructor. Training required. Contact Denise Ward at deniseatrc@gmail.com or (918) 246-9450.

Clarehouse Clarehouse provides a loving home, quality endof-life care and access to hospice services. Welcome Desk volunteers provide a warm, welcoming presence when families and guests come through the front doors. They answer the phone, accept donations and provide a comforting presence. Care Assistant volunteers provide direct, hands-on care to their guests alongside a nurse and caregiver on the floor. They help with tasks including patient comfort, as well as cooking and cleaning. If you are interested in either position, please contact Support Services Director Brady Beard at bbeard@clarehouse.org or (918) 893-6150.

Oxley Nature Center Oxley Nature Center’s mission is to Inspire the Wonder! As an 800-acre preserve with a variety of programs to offer, they have a wide array of volunteer opportunities available. There are opportunities in trail clean-up and litter patrol, visitor center hosts and tending to the pollinator garden. It takes all hands to make the ecosystem work, so any amount of volunteer time is appreciated. Please call or email to sign up for volunteer hours or to request more information. Contact aorban@cityoftulsa.org or call (918) 596-9054.

For more information about these volunteer opportunities, call LIFE's Volunteer program at (918) 664-9000.

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Recommended Reads

Bunkering With Books BY CONNIE CRONLEY "FORGET THE ALAMO" “Forget the Alamo” is a bestseller, well researched, and written in a breezy, hip style. The subtitle is “The Rise and Fall of an American Myth,” which explains why the book has stirred considerable Texas huff, puff and outrage. Texas was occupied by Native Americans then claimed by France, Spain and Mexico before it was an independent nation and then a state. The authors explain that tangled history but focus on shining the light of truth and clarity on that greatest of all Texas history, The Battle of the Alamo in 1836. The myth is that Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and a small band were fighting for independence from Mexico and defeated at the Alamo by a bloodthirsty Santa Anna. Three Texas authors Bryan Burrough, Chris Tomlinson and Jason Stanford write that it was really a fight about slavery. Texas wanted to preserve it; Mexico prohibited it. As for the “holy trinity of Alamo heroes,” the authors say Bowie was a murderer, slave holder and con man who was sick in bed during the battle; Crockett was a “self-promoting old fool” who didn’t go down swinging the butt of his rifle, but who surrendered and was shot; and William Barret Travis, famous for his “victory or death” letter, was a “pompous, racist agitator and syphilitic lech.” Historically the Battle has been written as “Heroic Anglo Narrative,” when actually Tejanos (Texans of Mexican origin) fought alongside Anglo rebels.

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Fun, informative, a bit too long and colloquial, but you’ll never remember the Alamo the same way as before. “THE GREAT OKLAHOMA SWINDLE” Award-winning “The Great Oklahoma Swindle,” by native Oklahoman Russell Cobb, is even more of a smarty pants. The subtitle is “Race, Religion, and Lies in America’s Weirdest State.” The author reports on the Ku Klux Klan and white supremacy, preacher Billy James Hargis who became the “godfather of fundamentalism as a political movement,” and beloved Oklahomans who made their oil fortunes with shady deals with Indian landowners. Prime Tulsa land (Maple Ridge, Brookside) he tells us, was swindled from Muscogee (Creek) Indians. Cobb is brassy enough to take on Tulsa’s No. 1 philanthropist and mega park, musing in print about private versus public monies and private foundations that are appointed, not elected by citizens. One woman I know read this chapter and was so enraged that she refused to read the rest of the book. We are lucky to live in a country where anybody and anything can be publicly questioned. Where, to quote the ancient proverb, “a cat can look at a king.” “THIS LAND IS HERLAND” “This Land is Herland” is a more academic style with essays about 13 Oklahoma women written by female scholars and subtitled “Gendered Activism in Oklahoma from the 1870s to the

2010s.” It’s more readable than the subtitle might suggest with interesting profiles of women who earned their place in Oklahoma history. Prominent Tulsan Lilah Lindsey was a celebrated educator who, in 1898, became the first Creek woman to receive a college degree and became a civic reformer, notably the temperance movement. Some are names we know (Alice Robertson, LaDonna Harris), and some are likely new to us (Mattie Mallory, California M. Taylor.) The book is edited by Sarah Eppler Janda and Patricia Loughlin. “A LIFE ON FIRE” “A Life on Fire” is my own book published in August by the University of Oklahoma Press. It is a traditional-form biography of Oklahoma’s fiery politician and political activist Kate Barnard, the first woman elected to state office in 1907, before women could vote. She became a political powerhouse and national celebrity who championed the poor, workers, children, the imprisoned and the mentally ill. But then – she began defending the state’s Native orphans against a conspiracy to defraud them of their properties. Grafters closed ranks against her and defunded her office. It broke her health and her heart. She died a recluse in 1930. Tulsa author Randy Krehbiel said, “The story of Kate Barnard is as wonderful and heartbreaking as the story of Oklahoma itself.”

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THE DINNER BELLE

Historic VFW Post Serves Homestyle Buffet STORY AND PHOTOS BY DEE DUREN, MANAGING EDITOR

There’s a fun place to go for a buffet lunch near downtown Tulsa on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The atmosphere is friendly and casual. Diners can help themselves to a variety of salads, hot entrees, side dishes and desserts. Unlike many nearby restaurants, parking is no problem. An $8 donation in a bucket near the door covers your meal of southern-style comfort food. The best thing about dining at this location is that your money goes to support the men and women who served our country. The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 577 at 1109 E. 6th St. serves lunch twice a week and breakfast on Saturdays. If you’ve never visited the historic location, consider bringing a friend or group to sample what they have to offer. LIFE’s Volunteer Coordinator Heidi Braver is a repeat customer who first learned of the Post’s lunches and catering through former Commander Josh Starks. “I was familiar with the VFW but didn’t know its vast history in Tulsa and the reach it has in the veterans community,” she said. “The VFW provides a variety of resources for local veterans, and over the last several years, has been increasing its offerings to the public in its efforts to increase revenue to better serve veterans. “If you like homestyle cooking, you won’t want to miss out on this.” 40

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MEALS WITH A MISSION A lunch customer jokes with Debbie Higgs, chef and event caterer at Tulsa VFW Post 577.

Lunch is offered from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. We pulled into the parking lot just as the U.S. postal workers who frequent the VFW buffet were leaving. Their red, white and blue vehicles set the tone for the experience to come.

THE SETTING

The historic VFW Post 577 is located in what’s now a fashionable part of town – directly across the street from the recently renamed Veteran’s Park. The former armory building has witnessed a great deal of change since it opened in 1920. When martial law was declared during the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921, it became the command post for the city. The Oklahoma National Guard

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Tulsa VFW Post 577 1109 E. 6th St., Tulsa (918) 585-9148 All-You-Can-Eat Lunch Wednesday and Thursday 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Saturday 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Centennial Lounge Live music and entertainment nightly Main Hall available for catered events

To support VFW Post 577, donate online at www.vfw577.org.

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“We do it as a way to reach people in the community. To let people know about our mission of promoting Americanism and supporting veterans.” – Dan Fuller, Post Commander

used the armory through the ‘20s and ‘30s until it was replaced by a larger one at the Tulsa Fairgrounds. During World War II, it provided a place for military personnel to stay while in transit. The Tulsa Veterans of Foreign Wars purchased the property in 1946. Generations of our military men, women and their families have found support, camaraderie and recreation within its walls since that time. Post Commander Dan Fuller said they’re been serving meals to the public for the last 8 years. “We do it as a way to reach people in the community,” he said. “To let people know about our mission of promoting Americanism and supporting veterans.” Business has been slow during COVID, but there’s a regular crowd of about 40 people each day, Fuller said. Their contributions help the veterans keep the building in shape and pay the bills. The VFW has done a great job of maintaining its historic character, but they rely on contributions from the public to keep it in tip-top shape, fit for providing services to U.S. veterans. In addition to the lunches and Saturday breakfast, the VFW Main Hall is a lowcost alternative for meetings and events. The Centennial Lounge upstairs hosts nightly live music with a great view of the Tulsa skyline from its open-air patio. The nightclub has a secret room built during the Prohibition years, and Tulsa Spirit Tours even offers ghost tours at the 100-year-old building. “We’re open to the public, and we hope people support it,” Fuller said.

THE FOOD

Lunch is served downstairs in a dining room with widely-spaced tables. A kitchen in the back of the room has a large pass-through window where platters of food go fresh from the stove to the buffet serving area. The décor isn’t fancy; it runs toward foldout chairs, linoleum and patriotic displays. We quickly made ourselves at home and got down to the business of filling our plates from the salad bar, hot entrée and side dish serving trays – and oh, that bread platter! Debbie Higgs is the woman behind the food at the VFW, with help from a family member. She has a long history in food service and is dedicated to making sure area

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veterans don’t go away hungry. Debbie told us the food she serves is nutritious and filling – just like her mother taught her. “It’s comfort food,” she said with a smile, “but I find ways to make sure they get their vegetables. My meatloaf has quite a bit of ‘loaf.'" The day we bellied up to the buffet, there was a hearty chicken, potato and vegetable stew; green beans and corn; grilled cheese and brisket sandwiches; a stir-fry rice dish with chicken and vegetables; grilled cauliflower and brown beans. I stopped by the salad bar for some spring mix and fruit salad. Desserts included pumpkin bread, a yellow cake with fruit topping and cinnamon rolls. There was a freshly baked loaf of rustic white bread and a heap of Indian fry bread that smelled delightful. Customers come in and help themselves. Some greet each other and join a group while others dine alone or in pairs. I got involved in a discussion of the origins of the term “pea” coat. Miss Debbie made sure we met one of Tulsa’s celebrities, Marina Metevelis. Metevelis, at 99, was enjoying her meal and graciously posed for a photo for Connie Cronley’s “Rosie the Riveter” article on page 28 of this issue.

The freshly-baked rustic white bread and warm Indian fry bread tasted as good as they look.

Tea and water jugs are at one end of the buffet with silverware, napkins and condiments at another. Big bowls of fruit and packages of chips and crackers stand nearby.

THE VERDICT

It’s safe to say we all went away happy with our meal and smiling after our experience of dining at VFW Post 577. I could not resist the Indian fry bread (to be honest, I didn’t try). One of us may have gone back for a second dessert (it was a really small piece), and I’m ready to go back soon.

The all-you-can-eat buffet included a salad bar and hot entrees.

“It’s good food, that’s for sure,” Commander Fuller agreed. So, bring cash for the donation bucket and enjoy a home-cooked meal at a place where you’ll feel at home. “You can eat to your heart’s content,” Heidi Braver said. “What adds to the experience is to see the small groups of individuals who see this as a safe space where everyone can share experiences and stories. I left my most recent visit with a full belly and a warm heart knowing that those who served our country have built a community through the VFW.”

A hearty chicken and vegetable stew was accompanied by green beans, corn and bread.

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Celebrated Writer

Marilynne Robinson to Receive 36th Annual Peggy V. Helmerich Award Pulitzer Prize-winning author Marilynne Robinson will visit Tulsa to accept the 36th annual Peggy V. Helmerich Distinguished Author Award Friday, December 3, and Saturday, December 4. The award consists of a $40,000 cash prize and an engraved crystal book. It will be presented to the celebrated author at a black-tie gala on Friday night. Robinson is best known for the novel “Gilead,” for which she received the Pulitzer. The book is the first in a quartet described as “an intergenerational story about faith, race and love radiating from the interwoven histories of two families in a small Iowa town in the 1950s.” Robinson will give a free public address at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 4 at Central Library, 400 Civic Center in downtown Tulsa. Copies of her works will be for sale at the public presentation. Robinson, who is a favorite of former President Barack Obama, also wrote nonfiction books, “When I was a Child I Read Books” and “Mother Country.” For more information about the Helmerich award or Robinson’s visit to Tulsa, go to www.tulsalibrary.org/helmerichaward or call (918) 549-7323.

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Free Meals to Honor Veterans and Active-Duty Military Members Oklahoma businesses and restaurants are offering special deals or free meals as a way to thank veterans and active-duty military members on or around November 11 to honor Veterans Day. Call ahead to confirm details about their special offers. • Applebee’s – Free meal from the special menu. Dine-in only. • Billy Sims Barbecue – Free sandwich, side and drink. Dine-in and carry-out. • Denny’s – Free "Build Your Own Grand Slam" from 5 a.m. – noon. Dine-in only. • Golden Corral – Get a free "thank you" dinner November 11 from 5 – 9 p.m. • Oklahoma Joe’s Barbecue – Free sandwich and camouflage koozie starting at 11 a.m. while supplies last. •O live Garden – Free entrée from a special menu at any participating location. Dine-in only. • Outback Steakhouse – Free Bloomin’ Onion and Coke product for both dine-in and carryout. To-go orders must be call-in. • Reasor’s – Free meal from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. • Red Robin – Free burger and fries at participating locations between November 12 and November 30. • Texas Roadhouse – Free dinner vouchers given out in store parking lots from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. that can be redeemed in-store until June 2022.

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Embrace Hope at 2021 Oklahoma Family Caregivers Conference The 2021 Family Caregivers Conference, presented by OKCares, will not only be an educational opportunity but will also spark hope in the lives of caregivers. The keynote speakers for this virtual event are Dr. Angela Pharris, assistant professor and research fellow at Home Research Center; Miss Oklahoma 2021 Ashleigh Robinson and Dr. Linda Jordon, author of “The Voice of Hope.” The conference will help participants connect with other family caregivers and learn about: • Respite programs • Improving your health and wellness • Ways to recharge • Stress management • S upport services across the lifespan from children to older adults The conference will be held online from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, November 10. To register for the conference, go to www.okcares.org. For more information, contact Ronelle Baker at (405) 985-9560 or email ronelle.baker@okdhs.org. Attendees may be eligible to receive a respite voucher to pay for their loved one’s care while they attend the conference. Email respite@ouhsc.edu to apply for the voucher.

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PEOPLE & PLACES

Connie Cronley reacts as Barry Friedman tells a story to aspiring writers during the final event of LIFE’s Writers’ Symposium in September. Both authors appeared courtesy of a grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council.

Tulsa veteran Richard McCandless visits the National Museum of the United States Army just outside Washington, D.C. this summer.

U.S. Representative Kevin Hern reads a proclamation recognizing the 76th anniversary of V-J Day and honoring the work of World War II veteran Frank Riesinger in coordinating a remembrance event in Broken Arrow.

The City of Broken Arrow and The Military History Center hosted a commemoration of V-J Day, or Victory over Japan Day, at the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center.

Miss Alice celebrates her 99th birthday at The Linden at Stonehaven Square.

Send Us Your Pictures Whether it's your traveling group, tennis buddies or a night on the town, we want your pictures. Submit high-resolution photos to dduren@LIFEseniorservices.org by the 1st of every month.

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COMPUTER SERVICES Does Technology Frustrate You? Honest, patient, ethical help with your pc, router, Wi-Fi, cell phone, email, streaming, camera, password recovery, etc. 30 years of IT experience in Tulsa. Special rates for seniors. References available. Call Carmen Armstrong (918) 688-7453.

CLEANING Window Cleaning & Housecleaning Window Cleaning. House Cleaning. Home, Apartment – move in or move out. Deep Cleaning. Organization. Light Fixtures and Mirrors. Experienced and Reasonable. Call (918) 404-2575.

DAYTIME CARE Daytime Care For Older Loved Ones LIFE’s Adult Day Health offers convenient, affordable daytime care at three locations in Tulsa and Broken Arrow. For more information, call LIFE’s Adult Day Health at (918) 664-9000.

ESTATE SALES

2MS Estate Sales...Tulsa’s Finest! Downsizing? Estate Liquidation? Let us take the worry away and Maximize your return. No out of pocket expense. We specialize in senior transitions, with over 20 years in the senior housing market. My team includes realtors, moving company, senior housing and attorneys if needed. Please contact

Michelle Reed (918) 691-5893 or Atulsa@aol.com also Facebook 2MSestatesalestulsa for a Free consultation.

FINANCIAL/INSURANCE Medicare Assistance Program The Medicare Assistance Program (MAP) at LIFE Senior Services provides accurate information, counseling and assistance relating to Medicare benefits for Medicare beneficiaries, their representatives and persons soon to be eligible for Medicare. Call MAP at LIFE Senior Services (918) 664-9000 or toll-free at (866) 664-9009. Need A New Medicare Plan? The Medicare Supplement Store at Promenade Mall is your “One-StopShop” for Medicare Supplements, Advantage Plans, & Drug Plans. We can give you a quote from top-rated carriers like: Aetna, Blue Cross, Humana, GlobalHealth, UnitedHealthCare, Mutual of Omaha and others. For information, call Bob Archer today (918) 814-5550. True Freedom Home Care Plans These plans cover assistance with meal prep, bathing, laundry, grocery shopping, medication reminders and more in the privacy and comfort of your own home. No medical underwriting, no claim forms, no deductible, and no age limits. Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze plans available nationwide. Call or text Cindy Johnson at (918) 619-5919 to request a mailed copy of the plan brochure or appointment.

FOR SALE Stamp Collection Unique US stamp collection. 1945-1982. 20 plus binders of blocks of new stamps. First day covers commemorative issues. Some binders approximately $50 in stamp value alone. Outstanding when reviewed by a Tulsa stamp collector president. If interested, please call (918) 527-3528. Fostoria Crystal Hand-etched chintz crystal. Over 150 pieces. Goblets, wine glasses, sherbets, plates, cups, saucers, torte plates, relish dishes, serving dishes, fruit bowls, cake plates, nappys, salt and peppers, double candlesticks, ice bucket plus more! Approximate 1945 retail cost $4200. Make an offer. No individual sales. (918) 663-3528.

GARDENING/LAWN CARE AAA Lawns & More Total lawn care. Lawn Mowing. Leaf removal. Gutter clean-up. Specialist in fence/property line lawn cleanup. Stump grinding and small tree work. Dedicated to making your lawn look its best. Insured, honest,

experienced and dependable. Veteran-owned. We are a small company with personal service. References available. FREE ESTIMATES. Call Larry. (918) 361-1299. Green Hibiscus Lawn & Garden Services Scheduled garden maintenance (weeding, planting, mulching). Garden bed design and installation. Hedge & shrub trimming. Tree pruning & removal. Leaf clean up. Hauling green debris. Call Charles (918) 636-0298. Kimble Davis Tree Company Family-owned and operated. Specializing in all aspects of tree care: restoration, pruning/ thinning, removal, stump grinding, hedge trimming, firewood available. Serving Tulsa for 25 years. References. Member BBB. Insured. ISA certified arborist. Check us out at www.kdtreeco.com. Call Kimble at (918) 853-5383. Mower Repair / Maintenance All brands – Riders, ZTR's, Walk-behinds, UTV’s / ATV’s. Top Quality work, ASE certified Mechanic. Pick-up and Delivery available. Tulsa and surrounding counties. Maintenance specials include pick-up and delivery 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call Scott (918) 519-3869. New Season Lawn & Tree LLC Now accepting new customers. Fall clean-up available. Mowing, trimming, leaf and debris removal, fence line trim/cleanup, leaf mulching, flower beds. Tree pruning/thinning and removal. Shrub and hedge trimming/shaping of all sizes. Pressure Washing driveway, decks, siding. ISA Certified Arborist. Fully insured with verified references. Best rates, senior discounts. Free Estimates. Call Todd (918) 639-2262. www.newseasonlawnandtree.com. New Season Tree Masters Specializing in tree removal and stump grinding. Tree trimming service available. Certified arborist on staff. Serving all of metro Tulsa with over 20 years’ experience. Fully insured. BBB accredited. Free estimates. Contact us at info@newseasontreemasters.com or call Todd at (918) 934-4868. www.newseasontreemasters.com.

HOME REPAIR/REMODELING A Handy Helping Hand Professional home maintenance, painting, and improvements. Whether you’re making overdue repairs, sprucing up your home and garden, or optimizing your home’s “sale-ability” potential, call Joe Surowiak with A Handy Helping Hand. Professional results. Competitive rates. (918) 520-0333.

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CLASSIFIEDS Allen’s Handyman Services of Tulsa “Your Home Improvement and Repair Specialist.” 21st year serving Tulsa seniors. “One call can do it all.” 10% senior discount. Insured. All work guaranteed in writing. No pay until job is completed. Plumbing, drain cleaning, grab bars, electrical, carpentry, painting, seamless guttering installation/repair/ cleaning. Dryer vent cleaning. Roof, tile and drywall repair. Wood siding/trim replacement. Deck repair, power washing, staining. Tree trimming. No job too small. For free estimate, call Allen at (918) 630-0394. Big C’s Plumbing Services Your one stop Plumbing Shop! Call us and I guarantee you will never have to call another plumbing company. Licensed, bonded and insured for your protection....Call (918) 855-9216, tell us you saw us in the Vintage Newsmagazine receive an automatic 10% discount....call us now. Bumgartner Plumbing Licensed, with over 30 years of experience. Rates are low and based on the job, not the hour. No service call fee or travel time charge. Senior and caregiver discount. Plumbing service and repair our specialty. Honest, professional service you can count on. Lic. # 82750. (918) 355-4747. Burton Painting Specializing in all aspects of exterior and interior home painting. Staining, sealing, and painting faux finishes. Decks, fences, cabinets and floors. Free estimates. 30+ years of experience. Reliable, courteous, professional service. Fully insured. (918) 378-2858. Dave’s Heat and Air, Inc. Licensed, insured, and bonded. Honest and reliable service for over 30 years. Competitive rates. Specializing in heating and air conditioning service and repair. All makes and models. Residential and light commercial. Tulsa metro area. Family-owned and operated. (918) 437-8101. Doc J’s Heat and Air LLC Avoid costly repairs and breakdowns and save on service, repairs and replacements with our yearly maintenance plan. Mention this ad and get $25 off our Fall Furnace tune-up service. Financing, free estimates and senior discounts. Call Doc J today (918) 921-4240, docj@docjsheatandair.com. Handyman & Construction Services 30 Years Experience! All Handicap Accessories – grab bars, handicap access abilities; Framing, Drywall, Tape & Bed; Texture & Paint,

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Plumbing, Electrical, Tile, Laminate & Wood Floors. Free Estimates, Competitive Rates, Professional Service. Call Craig (918) 892-4168. Same Day Services Light Hauling /Light Moving – help you rearrange room furniture, lawns-grass mowing/small paint jobs/cleanup/ fence repair/light construction/sheet rock tile repair – We are honest dependable. References. Call (918) 313-5230. Scrap Metal Haul Off Free haul off/pick up of appliances such as washers, dryers, refrigerators, air conditioners, hot water tanks and any scrap metal. Call John at (918) 313-4405.

LEGAL Full Service Estate Planning Law Firm Trusts, Wills, Gift and Tax Planning, Powers of Attorneys and more! With offices in Sand Springs and Tulsa. Discount to Veterans and Retired Teachers. Willing to meet you in your place for no extra charge! Call Penni of the Skillern Law Firm at (918) 805-2511. www.skillernlaw.com Need Legal Help? Call Me First. Ramona Jones, Attorney at Law. Why travel when we can do a video conference? Wills, trusts, deeds, advance directives, powers of attorney, probate, divorces, civil, DUI, criminal, guardianships, adoptions and more. Also paperwork for limited scope representation. Credit cards accepted. (918) 585-2255. Protect Your Family. Preserve Your Legacy. Whether you are planning your estate or need help with a loved one who may be financially exploited, South Tulsa Law will represent you effectively and compassionately. We work in all areas of estate planning and probate, trusts and trust litigation, guardianship, and elder exploitation. Call (918) 512-1800 or visit www.southtulsalaw.com.

MOVERS

Tulsa Movers Dependable Movers! Low Rates. Free Estimates. Senior Discounts. Call (918) 836-3225.

OIL AND GAS Mineral, Oil/Gas Interests Want to purchase minerals and oil/ gas interests. Send details to P.O. Box 13557, Denver, CO, 80201

PERSONAL ASSISTANCE Bobbi and Bob’s Personal & Business Assistance Personally assist in driving to beauty shop, medical appointments, and other destinations; provide accounting, secretarial, and specialized

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administrative assistance; help with business-related matters; serve as liaison with physicians/healthcare personnel; resolve Medicare and medical insurance issues. Bobbi Warshaw, MPH and Bob Warshaw, MBA(918) 852-5302, bobbi.warshaw@att.net Compassionate Senior Services We offer a wide variety of services for seniors. Whether it's: Rides, Errands, Meal Preparation, Companionship, or Sitting With A Loved One, we're here to help. We offer competitive rates and Smiles are always free. 24 hour Care Available. Contact Christie at (918) 934-7986. Financial Organizer/Liaison Do you or a loved one need help keeping up with mail, balancing a checkbook, paying bills, making phone calls, organizing or preparing for tax time? I can help! I will work with you or act as a liaison between family members. Call or email me to discuss options. Essential Strategy Consulting, LLC. Gwen Stevens (918) 557-5259, esc9315@gmail.com Home Health Services Tulsa’s Affordable Home Care offer’s compassionate, quality home care services to individuals. We provide the following services: bathing and dressing, companionship, exercise, grocery shopping, laundry, light housekeeping, medication reminders, meal planning and preparation, oral and personal hygiene, respite care for family caregivers. Please call (918) 622-7820 and schedule a free consultation!!! Kind Hands Home Care, LLC We are a team of dedicated health care professionals who work hard in order to keep our clients in their homes safely and well taken care of. 12 to 24 hour shifts available. For information please call or message Delia at (405) 714-8016. Ms Pac Ma'am Need help packing or organizing? I can pack boxes for moving, downsizing or decluttering. I can help organize rooms, closets, attics or garages providing you more space. Flexible hours – day or evening. Lots of experience. References available. Jacki (918) 922-9558. Rush By Your Side Registered LTC/CNA/HHA, *Companionship, *Errands, *Appointments, Excellent References, 9+ years’ experience, Long Term/Short Term, Need a vacation or a day off? Call Kami Rush (918) 810-6738.

PERSONAL SAFETY HALO Medical Alarms Worried about falling? HALO provides medical alert services for

those at home or on the go who may need help in an emergency. HALO allows you to get help at the push of a button which is worn as a necklace or wristband. We offer a variety of choices to best fit your needs. Check out the HALO products at our retail store – T-Town Mobility at 61st & Sheridan (918) 392-0566 or (877) 747-HALO (4256). SAFETY GRAB BAR SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION Including handicap accessories for Residential, Commercial, Decorative, Indoor/Outdoor, Stairways, Bathrooms, and more. Secure your space, whether existing, remodeling or new construction, we handle it all. Call before you fall! Free Estimates. Licensed & Insured with over 20 years experience. Grab Bars of Tulsa, (918) 619-7324.

PERSONAL SERVICES Affordable Hairstyling In-Home or My Shop With 35 years’ experience, I can help with all of your hairstyling needs. I will come to your home, the hospital, rehab or you can come to my shop. In-shop special: haircut $7 for first time customers only and perms for $45. Senior special pricing can’t be beat! Available Tuesday – Saturday. A Mane Event hairstyling, located near 11th and Yale at 937 South Canton. Call Mary Wilkinson at (918) 834-2686. Following CDC Guidelines – masks worn, temperature taken, safe environment. Salon Retro Hair care for men and women, specializing in senior clients. This month’s special - First time customers receive one of the following for $12: Haircut or Style or Manicure. $45 for cut and perm. Pedicures are $20. Very Experienced Hairdressers! Come see us in Midtown at Highland Plaza, 5661 East 41st Street (corner of 41st and Hudson). (918) 742-3440.

PET CARE

Home Veterinary Care Experience Tulsa’s most convenient veterinary service in the comfort of your own home. Our goal is to develop a personal relationship with each of our clients and patients. Contact us today to schedule your house call appointment. Call (918) 892-9382 or email DrFielstra@gmail.com or visit us at www.homevetcaretulsa.com.

SENIOR MOVE MANAGEMENT SHOULD I MOVE, OR SHOULD I STAY? Can't decide whether to Age in Place, or move? Feeling Overwhelmed? We can help. We are your One Source for Downsizing, Moving, Aging in Place, Estate Sales, Selling Home, Selecting a Community, Etc. www.MatureTransitionsOfTulsa.com.

(918) 309-6120.

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SOCIAL Single Seniors (50+) Are you over 50, single, divorced or widowed? We are a fun-loving group of single seniors over 50. We meet every Wednesday, 11:15 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Buffet Palace, 10934 East 21st Street. We eat at 11:15, have a short meeting and then play cards. Join us for great fun and fellowship. Questions, call Beverly at (918) 272-1049. Women In Transition As We Age WITAWA Community Group is offering ground floor opportunity to qualified women willing to share our courage, strength and hope. We are active, independent women of faith with a purpose living in community groups. If this could be you, please call (918) 583-4141 (4-6 p.m. MonWed) for brief interview, meeting times, places.

TRANSPORTATION My Driver Transportation Service Let me do the driving. To and from work, airport, shopping, errands, post office, appointments. Also, LIFT VAN transportation available. Able to assist getting to and from bed. Senior sitting. Also, small breed dog boarding. 20 years experience. CLEET certified and licensed. References. Member, Better Business Bureau. (918) 491-9929.

VACATION SPOT Meadow Lake Ranch in Sand Springs! Meadow Lake Ranch is more than a place for family fun, it also provides unique venues for holiday parties, conferences, baby showers, & more! The ranch offers “The Lodge” & “The Event Center” including multiple outdoor areas for guests to enjoy. Visit www.meadowlakeranch.com or give Susie a call (918) 494-6000.

VOLUNTEER JUST DO IT! If you've been looking for a way you can make a difference, consider joining the Millennium Hospice team as a volunteer. Caregiver relief is so important during this difficult time. Volunteers provide that by sitting with patients for an hour or so. Training is provided. (918) 493-6555.

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Smile! Our Medicare Advantage plans now include comprehensive dental benefits.

Up to $1,500 in dental benefits New for 2022! CommunityCare is pleased to offer a new, comprehensive dental benefit – up to $1,500 – on all of our Senior Health Plan coverage options. With Senior Health Plan, you choose from a large network of dental providers for our comprehensive dental coverage. It’s easy to use, and no authorizations are required. Plus, you also have preventive dental benefits on your plan that cover preventive screenings and cleanings twice a year and annual X-rays.

Senior Health Plan Checks All Of The Boxes

In addition to comprehensive dental coverage, Senior Health Plan checks all of the other boxes as well.

Call now to learn about Senior Health Plan.

❑ Low or $0 Monthly Premiums ❑ $0 Primary Care Physician Copay ❑ Vision and Hearing Benefits

918-594-5272 Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 6 p.m. (TTY 1-800-722-0353)

❑ Over-the-Counter (OTC) items ❑ $35 Copay for Select Insulin ❑ Transportation

Plus, our unique Wallet Benefit lets you choose from benefits like fitness and gym memberships, TytoCare Kit, home and bathroom safety devices and more.

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CommunityCare Choice, Inc. is an HMO plan with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in CommunityCare Choice, Inc. depends on contract renewal. The Senior Health Plan service area includes Tulsa, Creek, Craig, Hughes, Mayes, Muskogee, McIntosh, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Pawnee, Pittsburg, Rogers, Wagoner, and Washington Counties. Please call Customer Service for assistance at 918-594-5323 (TTY: 1-800-722-0353), Monday – Sunday and some holidays from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. October 1 – March 31 and Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. April 1 – September 30. Y0131_2022 Dental_M