Family Promise Cobb County - Summer 2017 eNewsletter 8-30-17
Golf outing raises almost $23,000
The weather cooperated and 112 golfers joined us for our Second Annual Golf Outing. Through the generous donations of our sponsors and golfers we were able to raise almost $23,000 to benefit Cobb County children and their families facing homelessness and a housing crisis. Remember to mark your calendars for June 18, 2018 for next year's Golf Outing once again at Indian Hills Country Club.
Many thanks to this year's Golf Committee for all their hard work making our major fundraiser of the year a huge success - Gary Critelli, Bruce Perry, Eleanore Pearson, Faye Nalls, Julie Fulcher Ed Nichols, Bill Inman, Hale Sanders, and Dan Binney!
Shirley's Helping Hands, LLC was a hole sponsor and helped with registration. Thanks.
"I am most impressed with her style of leadership and believe that it has had an impact on several areas of my life because by definition she acts from the sincerity of her heart, the compassion dimension of an authentic leader George (2003). There is no hypocrisy in the authentic approach. Either you are led from within or not." K. Graves 11-18-16
October is breast cancer awareness month! Loving Arms Cancer Outreach was presented in a video introduced by Shirley W. Murphy who has been actively involved with the organization as a member of their advisory board. She encouraged our involvement and monetary donations to help continue the work they do for cancer survivors. B. Keitt 10-9-16
Loving Arms Cancer Outreach reached out to our local community when we were in need of silent auction items to help us reach our fundraising goal during our recent Dancing With The Stars event. When we asked, you responded and in such a big way, too.
Thank you for so generously donating the golf gift basket for our event. Bidding was brisk for a chance to win these golf items. We are so very grateful to you for helping us when we asked; it means the world to us at Loving Arms.
Thank you once again for supporting Loving Arms Cancer Outreach as we financially support members of our surrounding community. Without donations such as yours, we could not do what we do. In the end, it is the cancer patient who will benefit. If they could thank you directly, we know that they would.
Always Love Out Loud!
Shay Traylor, President
"Shirley W. Murphy is the 2015 West Cobb Citizen of the Year" December 15, 2015
Congratulations: On a brighter note, one of our neighbors, Shirley Murphy, 2355 Fenwick Ct, was recently recognized as the West Cobb Citizen of the Year for 2015. Congratulations to her and thanks to her for all she does in our community. She also served as VP of our HOA board for 1 year several years ago. B. Taylor 2-2-16
Let's all look out for our senior citizens!
Whether you are over 65 or simply know someone who is, make sure they know...
Beginning in April 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will start mailing Medicare ID cards with the new Medicare Beneficiary Identifier (MBI). Cards will be sent to all people with Medicare in phases based on geographic location.
CMS is removing Social Security Numbers from all Medicare cards in an effort to reduce identity fraud among seniors. The MBI will replace the SSN-based Health Insurance Claim Number (HICN). The new Medicare Beneficiary Number is unique to each person, and it will only be used for his/her Medicare coverage. This will not have any effect on actual Medicare coverage.
The process will begin in April of 2018 and mailing everyone a new card will take up to a year to complete. One person's cards may arrive at a different time than their friend's or neighbor's, so no one should be alarmed if they don't receive theirs immediately.
Safeguard against SCAMS!
It's important to know Medicare will never ask beneficiaries for personal or private information to get their new Medicare number and card.
Scammers may call seniors and:
- Falsely claim to be from Medicare to get their Medicare number or other personal information.
- Ask them to confirm their Medicare or SSN so they can send them a new card.
- Tell them that they have to pay for their new card and ask them to verify personal information.
- Threaten to cancel their coverage if they don't share their information.
Shirley's Helping Hands, LLC is a boutique home care business, specializing in companion/sitter, advocacy for the elderly and community resource. We are your home care professionals, serving clients six to one hundred years of age. Please call us for your home care needs.