January 20 and 21 (Wednesday and Thursday): Overnight bus trip to the Paragon Casino in Marksville. Bus departs Covington, pick up in Hammond. $45pp double/$65 single. RSVP REQUIRED January 23 (Saturday): Bus trip to the Saenger Theatre for the Broadway production of “Motown”. Lunch at Drago’s Restaurant on Poydras Street. Wait list only! January 28 (Thursday): LUNCH AND LEARN “Advance Directives and Five Wishes” presented by Clarke McBee, Patient Care Representative, LHC Group. Ochsner Health Center-Tangipahoa, 41676 Veterans Avenue. 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. RSVP REQUIRED
January 29 (Friday): Bus trip to WWII Museum. Enjoy touring the museum at your own pace and dine at one of the onsite restaurants. Before returning home, we will visit Morning Call in City Park for refreshments. Departure from Covington at 8:45am, pickup in Slidell at 9:30am. $40 pp includes bus transportation and museum admission. RSVP REQUIRED
Upcoming Events: SAENGER THEATRE: Cabaret – 4/9/16 matinee, $100pp. February 12, 2016 – A Day at the Races! Bus trip to the New Orleans Fairgrounds $60pp. Includes transportation, clubhouse seating, program and buffet lunch. Registration begins 12/21/15 April 14 – 25, 2016 – Cruise the Panama Canal on the Coral Princess! 10 night cruise visiting Aruba, Cartagena, Colon, Limon and Grand Cayman. Fares listed below are per person, double occupancy (air and group excursion to be added later) and includes pre night stay in Fort Lauderdale, cruise fare, transfers, gratuities, insurance and taxes: Inside $2311.28 and $2351.28 Ocean View $2611.28 Balcony $2861.28 and $2961.28 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. Letters will be mailed in December concerning this change. 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, they will be applied to 2016, making your revised renewal date 1/1/17. If you have any questions, please call the GO office.
Christie Trew, Golden Opportunity Ochsner Health Center Covington 1000 Ochsner Blvd, Covington, LA. 70433-8107 985-875-2799 office, 985-875-2785 fax [email protected]
January 2016 Calendar of Events North Shore Region January 6 (Wednesday): GO Meeting “Coffee with Christie: Ochsner Health Center-COVINGTON, 2nd floor Training Room, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. RSVP REQUIRED AND January 7 (Thursday): GO Meeting “Coffee with Christie”: “Ochsner Medical Center-North Shore, 100 Medical Center Drive, Camellia Room, SLIDELL, 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. RSVP REQUIRED “Making the Most of your Retirement Benefits”, presented by Raymond Regan, formerly with Martin Marietta Benefits Department. During the past year he has served as a member of the Ochsner Patient Research Advisory Board as well as helping people with their numerous Medical, Medicare, Pension and 401(K) questions. For our members he is offering to act as an unpaid adviser to help with your benefit issues. January 13 (Wednesday): “Short Stories of a Southern Town” presented by John Case, Slidell Magazine’s “Storyteller”, at the Northshore Harbor Center (100 Harbor Center Boulevard, Slidell). John’s talent is in creating and telling a story, using rich characters and scenes that fill you with images of days gone by and life as it was in rural America. 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. After a tour of the Harbor Center, we will enjoy a buffet lunch from Patton’s Restaurant, followed by John’s storytelling. $20pp RSVP REQUIRED January 15 (Friday): LUNCH AND LEARN "Hypertension and Stroke Prevention” by William Ellerbee, M.D., Department of Family Medicine. Ochsner Health Center-COVINGTON, 2nd floor Training Room 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. RSVP REQUIRED