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Stephenson joins East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging

Jackie Stephenson has joined East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging as the newest case manager in Greene County and parts of Craighead. [Full Text]

Scott rises to new heights with agency

From arrival at East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging as a clerk typist in 1985, Sharon Scott has exceeded the expectations of her employers. [Full Text]

Church pantry serves needy for 40 years
By Jeffrey Smith Leader staff writer

The Cabot Church of Christ food pantry has been helping the less fortunate for nearly 40 years. It began serving the community with meals after the devastating tornado of 1976. [Full Text]

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October 2015 - Volume 4 - Number 4

Dillard wins Andrus Award
Mary Dillard of Glen Rose was awarded the 2015 Andrus State Award for Community Service. The award is the AARP’s most prestigious volunteer award. [Full Text]

Medicare options explained for the perplexed in state

Medicare has seen changes over the years. Long before that 65th birthday, you start to get inundated with mailings from insurance companies and TV commercials. “What is Part A, Part B? Do I need a supplement? Which prescription drug plan is best for me? What are Advantage Plans?” These are some of the questions people have when they are about to start their Medicare Coverage. [Full Text]

Free Medicare Part D drug plan reviews

CareLink will offer free Medicare Drug Plan reviews during the Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage from Oct. 15 – Dec. 7. Central Arkansas Medicare recipients can call CareLink at 501-372-5300 or 800-482-6359 to make an appointment for a free review. Appointments must be made no later than Nov. 30. [Full Text]

Senior Citizens, Student Day at the fair

The Area Agency on Aging of Southeast Arkansas had a record turn out this year at the Senior Citizen and Student Day at the Fair held at the Hestand Stadium in Pine Bluff on Oct. 1. More than 2,000 people came out this year for great entertainment, food, games, health screenings, and informational exhibitors.
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Paralyzed Mason returns home
By SARAH CAMPBELL Leader staff writer

A local Mason and 24-year Air Force veteran recently returned home and says a positive attitude is his key to walking again after being paralyzed in a freak accident last year. Harold (Hutch) Hutchison and three friends were cutting a tree down Oct. 23 on Sugarloaf Mountain for someone in need, when tragedy struck. The tree fell on Hutch. [Full Text]

More to October than Halloween
By Rick Kron food editor

You say October and most people respond with Halloween and that means candy and popcorn balls, but there is so much more happening this month. There seems to be a food celebration almost everyday of the month. [Full Text]

Cornbread Festival Nov. 7 in Little Rock

The 2015 Arkansas Cornbread Festival is taking it back to the street Saturday, Nov. 7. The festival will run down South Main Street from 13th to 16th streets from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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SeniorNet classes offered

SeniorNet of Little Rock will offer the following classes in November. [Full Text]

Caregivers conference Oct. 22 in Forrest City

A 2015 Caregivers Conference will be held at 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22 in Forrest City at the Mid-South Health Systems, 4451, N. Washington. Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, call 870-494-3300 or email Lunch will be provided.