Times Staff Report
December 11, 2012
PAINTSVILLE — More than 300 Highlands Senior Advantage members, from throughout the Big Sandy Region, gathered for the 2012 Highlands Regional Medical Center Senior Advantage Christmas Luncheon, held Monday, Dec. 10, at the Ramada Inn in Paintsville.
The festive atmosphere of the luncheon was highlighted by enjoyable entertainment and fellowship shared by participants. Entertainment was provided by local comedian, Munroe, who works for the Mountain Arts Center and is also part of The Grand Ole Opry.
The Senior Advantage Program at HRMC is an exciting opportunity for seniors to meet peers who share their interests and to take advantage of resources within the community geared especially for our friends over 50! Program members enjoy recreation and entertainment activities as well as a chance to attend programs on a wide range of topics including financial, lifestyle, health, travel, and more.
Membership Benefits include regular monthly meetings featuring topics of interest, refreshments and door prizes; free Medicare, Medigap and general healthcare payment counseling; free copies of important documents; free notary service for non-health care documents; special services and discounts during any hospital stay, including flowers and a free newspaper each day; discounts from local merchants; recreation activities and social events including day trips, holiday parties, picnics, and more; free blood pressure checks; quarterly cholesterol and blood sugar screenings; 10 percent discount in the Food Court at HRMC; notification of special events or programs being held in our area; and much more!
“I would really like to thank all of our Senior Advantage members and friends that came out and participated in this great event,” says Melissa Vance, Director of Community Development, “Highlands will continue to look for new and innovative ways to reach out and benefit our community.”
To learn more about the Senior Advantage Program at Highlands, contact the Community Development Department at (606) 886-7468.