Category archives for: Seniors

What Medicare does (and doesn’t) cover

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Medicare helps pay for a variety of medical services and goods in hospitals, doctor’s offices and other healthcare settings. But it doesn’t cover everything, and it’s useful to know what is and isn’t included.

Services are covered either under Medicare Part A or Part B. If you have both Part A and Part B, you can get many Medicare‑covered services whether you have Original Medicare or a Medicare health plan.

Former crane operator, cantor who helped establish Etz Chaim congregation turns 100 this fall

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Operating heavy equipment during the week and singing at a Jewish congregation on the weekends proved to be an unusually harmonious combination for Albert Wollner, who will turn 100 this fall.

“He worked outdoors for his job,” said his son, Shaun Wollner, 68. “But he’d come home every night and practice singing.”

Albert and his late wife, Marcia, moved to Ramona in 1976.

Life is full of surprises— at any age

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Estelle Reckling said she never had a surprise In her long life like she had last week.

And there are a lot of years in her life — 100, as of July 6.

To honor her 100th birthday and show appreciation for the many years she has been a propane customer, Pro-Flame of Ramona gathered its employees and surprised Reckling with a birthday party on July 8.

Ramona Senior Activity Center

Check out the new activities at Ramona Senior Center, open weekdays at 434 Aqua Lane.
Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and also delivered to homebound seniors in Ramona and neighboring communities.

Ramona Senior Center

Ramona Senior Center will cancel activities Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, July 13-15, while new vinyl flooring is put in the main room of the center. Lunch those days will be served in the two smaller rooms.

The center at 434 Aqua Lane is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meals also are delivered to the homebound.

Senior Center closed July 4

Ramona Senior Center will be closed Friday, July 4. The center at 434 Aqua Lane will reopen Monday, July 7, and is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meals also are delivered to the homebound.

Suggested lunch donation for seniors age 60 and older and for the homebound is $4. Transportation is $1. Lunch for a non-senior guest of a senior is $6. For reservations and more information, call 760-789-0440.

Ramona Senior Center to end month with cheese enchilada lunch

Ramona Senior Center at 434 Aqua Lane is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meals also are delivered to the homebound. Suggested lunch donation for seniors age 60 and older and for the homebound is $4. Transportation is $1. Lunch for a non-senior guest [...]

This week at Ramona Senior Center

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Ramona Senior Center at 434 Aqua Lane is open weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Meals also are delivered to the homebound.

Suggested lunch donation for seniors age 60 and older and for the homebound is $4. Transportation is $1. Lunch for a non-senior guest of a senior is $6. For reservations and more information, call 760-789-0440.

All-you-can-eat Rib Fest on Saturday benefits senior center nutrition program

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All-you-can-eat barbecue baby back ribs and chicken will fill plates at the 9th Annual Ramona Community Rib Fest at Olive Peirce Middle School on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Proceeds will benefit Ramona Senior Center’s Nutrition Program.
Tickets are $15 for teens and adults. Hot dog dinners for children age 12 and younger are $2.
Potato salad and cole slaw will be added to the $15 plates. Chips will be with the children’s dinners. Tea and lemonade also will be served. In addition, a bake sale, music, face painting, root beer floats, soda and drawings for prizes are planned. To-go dinners are $15. The event will be in the school’s performing arts center, 1521 Hanson Lane. See www.ramonaseniorcenter.com for more.

Founder of sheriff’s Ramona Mounted Patrol Unit retires

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Members of the Ramona Sheriff’s Mounted Patrol unit gathered recently to honor John Degenfelder, who is retiring after 14 years of service as a mounted patrol volunteer.

As anyone who has been in Ramona for any length of time knows, John and Arvie Degenfelder are active caretakers of the community. After serving as a senior patrol volunteer for the sheriff’s station in Ramona for a number of years, John was approached with the idea of starting a mounted unit.

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