February 4 (Thursday): GO Meeting “Coffee with Christie”: “Medicare Fraud” presented by Dee Webb, Senior Medicare Patrol representative. Ochsner Medical Center-North Shore, 100 Medical Center Drive, Camellia Room, SLIDELL, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. RSVP REQUIRED February 8 (Monday) and February 9 (Tuesday) – Office closed for Mardi Gras Holiday. “Laissez les bon temps rouler! February 12 (Friday): BUS TRIP to the New Orleans Fairgrounds "Day at the Races”, 10:30 departure from Covington, 11:00 pickup in Slidell. $60 pp includes clubhouse admission, buffet lunch, racing program, tax, gratuity and transportation. Wait list only! RSVP REQUIRED February 17 (Wednesday): DINE AROUND “Warehouse 140” 140 N. Baronne Street, Ponchatoula (985-467-1400) Each guest will order from the menu and pay on their own. RSVP REQUIRED February 25 (Thursday): LUNCH AND LEARN “Sugar Blues” presented by Sheri Porter, RN, NP, HC, Department of Cardiology. Learn more about sugar cravings, hidden sugars and how to reduce sugar intake. Ochsner Health Center-Covington. 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. RSVP REQUIRED
*** Donations of Mardi Gras beads and trinkets are being accepted for STARC, a private nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a lifetime of Services, Training, Advocacy, Resources and Community Connections for individuals with developmental disABILITIES in St. Tammany Parish. Drop them off at the following STARC locations (1541 St. Ann Place in Slidell or 1705 Viola Street in Mandeville) or at the Golden Opportunity office.
Christie Trew, Golden Opportunity Ochsner Health Center Covington 1000 Ochsner Blvd, Covington, LA. 70433-8107 [email protected]
985-875-2799 office, 985-875-2785 fax
Upcoming Events: SAENGER THEATRE: Cabaret – 4/9/16 matinee, $100pp. – 4 seats left! March 11 and 12 (Friday/Saturday). Bus trip to Mobile’s Festival of Flowers, Bellingrath Gardens, dinner at Felix’s Fish Camp and shopping in downtown Fairhope. Overnight accommodations at the Holiday Inn Express in Daphne. $180.00pp double/ $235.00pp single. Registration begins 1/27/16 at 8:00am.
Concerns about Falling?
A MATTER OF BALANCE is an award winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Peoples Health will conduct the program on each of the following dates from 10:00am to Noon, Ochsner Health Center-Covington, 2nd Floor Training Room. Class is limited! Attendees must commit to at least 7 sessions. Registration begins 1/27/16 at 8:00am. Friday, March 4 Friday, March 11 Friday, March 18 Friday, April 1 Friday, April 8 Friday, April 15 Friday, April 22 Friday, April 29
April 14 – 25, 2016 – Cruise the Panama Canal on the Coral Princess! 10 night cruise visiting Aruba, Cartagena, Colon, Limon and Grand Cayman plus a pre-cruise overnight stay in Ft. Lauderdale. Contact the GO office for more information!
Announcements: **The COMMUNITY CLOUD IS ALMOST HERE! The Cloud will allow all Golden Opportunity Members the ability to: View all GO regions’ activities. Register for events on line. Pay for events on line. Be placed on a waiting list if the event is full. Receive a text or an email to confirm your registration and remind you of the event. Be able to pay on line for renewal of membership.
**Check out the new Golden Opportunity website for calendars from all Regions!
**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: 985-871-2546 (CALL GO). **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 NOTE: In an effort to streamline the operations of the program, effective immediately the annual renewal fees of $10.00 will be due on January 1 of each year regardless of the month you joined. If you renewed your membership between January 1 and June 30 of 2015, you will need to send in 2016 renewal fees of $10.00 by 2/1/16. If your renewal date is currently July 1 to December 31 and you paid those dues, they will be applied to 2016, making your revised renewal date 1/1/17. If you have any questions, please call the GO office.
February 2016 Calendar of Events North Shore Region February 3 (Wednesday): GO Meeting “Coffee with Christie: “Medicare Fraud” presented by Dee Webb , Senior Medicare Patrol representative. Ochsner Health Center-COVINGTON, 2nd floor Training Room, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. RSVP REQUIRED