November is National Family Caregivers Month

Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens (PGCSC) is proud to join the State of Arizona and other aging networks across the country during the month of November in observing National Family Caregivers Month. PGCSC is dedicated year-round to engaging, educating, and empowering caregivers throughout Pinal and Gila counties. This endeavor to support family caregivers becomes even more crucial as we are faced with uncertain times, as our older adults are one of the most vulnerable populations during this COVID crisis that has become our new reality. PGCSC recognizes the impact of caregiving and invites all caregivers to join in the State of Arizona’s Proclamation (below). In addition, you are invited to “Celebrating Caregivers” on November 19th at 1:00 pm for our virtual Zoom party, with musical entertainment, games, and a fun-filled hour of honoring those that give so much of themselves on a daily basis.

AZ Family Caregiver Month 2020 Proclamation




PUBLIC SERVICE ANNNOUNCEMENT

Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens
 
Medicare Open Enrollment

October 15- December 7

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The Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens benefits assistance program serves Medicare beneficiaries all year long and will continue providing assistance during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period which begins October 15 and continues through December 7.  We are providing new tools and support to Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers safely.  

The way in which we interact with people and deliver resources and services has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but we remain available.

The State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) Counselors provide objective, unbiased information and answer general Medicare questions, help people understand available insurance options for 2021 and screen for the Medicare Savings Programs to help with out-of-pocket costs.

SHIP Counselors will be available by phone and on a limited case-by-case basis in person with safety measures in place on site.
 
To find a local SHIP Counselor near you, call:
Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens  
836-2758 or 800-293-9393
Arizona’s SHIP Hotline:  800-432-4040