March 7, 2016 (Monday): Alpha Mortgage Company Ever wonder what a “Reverse Mortgage” is all about? Ms. Sue Milligen with Alpha Mortgage Company is going to meet with us and tell us all about this government backed type mortgage. Light lunch will be served at 12:00 noon. Please RSVP March 10. 2016 (Thursday) Seniors Expo, Pontchartrain Center,4545 Williams Blvd, Kenner (Open to the public)
March 15, 2016 (Wednesday): Houmas House Plantation and Gardens We are planning a trip to the Houmas House Plantation and Gardens. It is often referred to as the “The Sugar Palace” Crown Jewel of Louisiana’s River Road. Houmas House has received many national and international awards for the restoration and creativity of this plantation. We plan to have lunch at the Cafe’ Burnside at Houmas House overlooking the beautiful fountain and gardens. Be sure to have your walking shoes on as the gardens are spectacular! Ochsner bus will pick up at Ochsner Kenner at 10:00 a.m. and then travel to Ochsner River Parish and pick up for 10:30 a.m. Then we will travel to Houmas House which will be a short 30 minute ride from Ochsner River Parish. Cost is $10.00 for Ochsner transportation, tour of mansion and gardens is $15 and the River Road Buffet is $25. The total cost is $50.00 per person. I can take 32 people on this event, so please rsvp early. Pray for nice weather! Please RSVP
March 29, 2016 (Tuesday): River Parish/Kenner Lunch Bunch Please join us to go to Zydeco’s Cajun Restaurant in Boutte, LA. I have heard from several members of Golden Opportunity that the food and atmosphere are great at Zydeco’s. They have an extended menu of Cajun fare and many other delectable items. We will have an Ochsner Bus pick us up at Ochsner Kenner at 10:00 a.m. and then pick up at Ochsner River Parish at 10:30 a.m. We will then head over to Zydeco’s Cajun Restaurant, 13228 U.S. 90, Boutte, LA. We will return to Ochsner River Parish by 2:00 p.m. and arrive at Ochsner Kenner by 2:30 p.m. Cost will be $35.00, which includes transportation and lunch. Zydeco’s does not accept separate checks for a bus load of folks. Please RSVP ***Please know that both the River Parish Region of Golden Opportunity and the Kenner Parish Region of Golden Opportunity are welcome to join us in attending each or either restaurant and are welcome to join any event that is offered, As long as there is available space and you RSVP. More the merrier! If you have suggestions for area restaurants, or future trips of interest, please contact me with your suggestions. Upcoming events: March 25, 2016 March 27, 2016 April 8, 2016 April, 23/24, 2016 May 6, 2016 October 6-10, 2016
Good Friday. Office Closed Easter LA State Police Academy. More information to follow. Festival International, Lafayette. More information to follow. BarBQ at Ochsner River Parish for River Parish and Kenner GO. More information to follow. Carribean Cruise aboard the Triumph to Cozumel
**Check out the new Golden Opportunity website for calendars from all Regions! www.ochsner.org/go *A dedicated telephone line has been set up with Ochsner Scheduling Department for GO members to schedule medical appointments without any delays. The number is (504) 842-6538.
**When a fee is involved, it must be received within 5 days of making the reservation to confirm your seat. If not received, your seat will be filled by another member. Please check availability with the GO office before mailing a check. All trips are non-refundable. Every attempt will be made to sell your seat to someone on the waiting list if you need to cancel. YOU ARE NOT SCHEDULED FOR THE EVENT UNTIL THE CHECK IS RECEIVED. Disclaimer: All GO events are subject to change. Ochsner Golden Opportunity has the right to adjust events without formal notice. IMPORTANT NOTICE: In an effort to streamline the operations of the program, effective immediately the annual renewal fees of $10.00 will be due on January 1st of each year regardless of the month you joined. If you renewed your membership between January and July of 2015, you will need to send in 2016 renewal fees of $10.00 by 1/1/16. If your renewal date is currently July 1 to December 31 and you paid those dues, your renewal date will be 1/1/2017. Ann Laiche, Golden Opportunity Ochsner Kenner/River Parish 500 Rue de Sante LaPlace, LA 70068 (985) 224-1253 Email: [email protected]
HAPPY EASTER TO ALL!!! Avery Island Regarding our Avery Island trip on Thursday, February 25, 2016 we will have the Hotard Bus pick up the Ochsner Kenner members at 9:00 a.m. then pick up Ochsner River Parish at 9:30 a.m. then we will head to lunch in Lafayette. First, we will have lunch at Clementine’s Restaurant when we arrive in Lafayette approximately 11:30 a.m. After lunch we will head to Avery Island. There is a $6.00 fee to enter onto Avery Island, which includes the tour. So please have the exact amount when we enter. You will pay the $6.00 fee at the time we enter Avery Island. We will then have a tour of the Tabasco Pepper Sauce factory. We will begin the tour at 1:30 p.m., which will be for one hour. We will start the trip back home for 2:45 p.m. We should arrive at Ochsner River Parish at 5:00 p.m. then on to Ochsner Kenner by 5:30 p.m. Just wanted to let all of you know how the day is planned. And, of course, the times are based on distance, if there are traffic issues, we may be delayed. We currently have 45 people attending. We have space for 53 people on a Hotard Bus, so if you know of any others who would like to pass a good time down in Lafayette, please tell them to get in touch with me at Kenner: 504 464-2974 or River Parish at 985 224-1253. Cost: Transportation $27.00, Avery Island $6.00 tour fee and lunch on your own. Clementine’s Restaurant is reasonably priced with a wide variety to please everyone. We should have a very enjoyable day. I’m looking forward to being with all of you!
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