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2A Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010 Feather River Bulletin Group offers helping hand to the elderly Alicia Knadler indian Valley Editor aknadler@plumasnews.com Elderly people and others who are in fragile health might like to know that there are people who care and are waiting to help them. Members of the Indian Val- ley Volunteer Association are the ones who want to help, and they have two im- portant ways to offer that help immediately. First, they are organizing a 'free telephone reassurance program, like a phone tree, so that each person on it re- ceives a daily telephone call to ensure they are up and about instead of too sick to answer or maybe hurt and stuck on the floor after a fall. The calls can be made once per day, Mondays through Fridays, or on whatever schedule the person feels most comfortable wRh. If there is no answer, the volunteer will follow a proto- col list, one that the person has pre-arranged, maybe with the names and telephone numbers of family members or neighbors on it, someone nearby who can stop by and check on them in person. All such information will be held in strict confidence, according to volunteer team leader Betty Marsh. Volunteers also have sp.e- cial $90-off coupons for those who wish to have a Philips Lifeline system installed. This system includes a box connected to the telephone landline, and a waterproof pendant, or bracelet, with an emergency button on it. When the button is pushed, or if the person falls, the system is activated, and a designated friend or family member is notified, or an ambulance is called, depend- ing on the circumstances and protocols pre-arranged by the person who has the system installed. The new auto-alert feature has a sensor that detects falls and will initiate an alert, even if the person was unable to push the button. The volunteers are opera- tors of the thrift shop on Main Street in Greenville, and they support a variety of local charities with money from sales and donations. For more information about these programs, those interested can stop by the In- dian Valley Volunteers Thrift Shop on Main Street in Greenville, or one of the fol- lowing numbers may be called: The thrift shop num- ber is 284-7949, Betty Marsh can be reached at 284-7821, or Sandra Marion may be called at 284-6987. ITY HELPING }{ANDS r Blue Shield has a health plan that's right for you. Bihers for hospice The Plumas County Chapter of the United Bikers of Northern California (UBNC) held a fundraising poker run July 24. President Dave Reynolds of Quincy said, "The run was the biggest and best ever. We had a lot of fun." Reynolds hands Doreene Wood, administrative coordinator of Plumas Community Hospice, a check for $1,000. Also pictured (right) are Noreen Lee, hospice volunteer and Rick Foster, board member, and UBNC club members. Doreene Wood exclaimed upon accepting the contribution Now, I never thought we would be adopted by a biker groupl" Photo by Sherri McConnell Free legal assistance offered to older citizens Legal Services of Northern California is primarily a le- gal aid organization focus- ing on the legal needs of per- sons with very low income and elders. These basic needs include shelter, med- ical care, public benefits and civil rights. Services are available to any resident of Sierra County 60 years of age or better. Se- KRETH HANDYMEN BUILD IT, FLX IT, REMODEL IT We Care About You/ No lob Too Big or Too Small Steve Kreth Insured CA License #907193 Bus: 530-836-0870 Cell: 249-3126 I II Recycle Your E-Waste for Free! TVs, Monitors, electronics, drain oil (no hazardous waste or appliances) Saturday August 28 9am to 4pm at each of the following Waste Management sites: Quincy - Abernethy Lane Chester - Hwy 36 & A- 13 Greenville - Greenville Dump Road ....... J " .L ............. ',t) ' ...... " .......... ...... L , f, ,,, , .... .FA:, '= Feather River Disposal, Inc. 283-2065 Serving Quincy, Greenville, Chester/Lake Almanor Think Green: niors do not have to meet low- income requirements to be el- igible for services. However, case service priorities are to serve those people with the greatest need. Legal Services of North- ern California offers legal information, advice, assis- tance completing legal forms and documents, and certain limited types of legal representation. It also pro- vides community education workshops on various topics including landlord/tenant is- sues, loss of public benefits, recognizing and avoiding fi- nancial scams and dealing with debt and debt collectors. For more information, call (800) 660-6107. When your llfe changes, shouldn't your healthcare coverage change with If? To keep up witl you, Blue Shield offers health plans to fit your independent lifestyle. Choose from o variety of options that provide lhe coverage and core you need at an affordable price, No matter what your needs ore, Blue Shield has a health plan that helps you meet them. O learn more about 1 ffordable Blue Shield plans, all Lori today. , .... CA License # 0B069)2 Hoallh Plans and Insurance Atdtaoict d ffker blue  of california Feather Financial 20A Crescent Street :! Quincy, CA 95971 i taxandlnsurance@aol.com i! (530) 283-2341 ' fcathct financial i), h,ldU,d ,t,, I I,:n ah' ; :.:ns .:r,, hal ,,,.:iot..]e !. ii,,.iv;, ,..'N, :J,. ,.'..: .:.!e) FOOTLOOSE SIGN-UPS at Pioneer Elementary School Wed., Aug. 25 & Thurs., Aug. 26 3:30- 5:30pro /oin  /or some fabulous.fun Classes start Monday, Aug. 30 at Pioneer Elementary Campus Smile & Enjoyl Plumas County DROP-OFF CLEANERS Hours: Tues., Wed. & Thurs. 8am - 4pm . Fast turnaround Pay when you pick-up 231 Main St., Suite 205 (@bove the post office) Quincy 283-9921