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November 1, 2012

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Retiree insurance to be topic

A meeting for New York State Electric and Gas Corps. Medicare eligible retirees will be held at the Oneonta Elks Club from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2.

Dave Polley, the health insurance counseling and assistance program coordinator from Otsego County’s Office for the Aging, will speak about the choices for Medicare coverage. NYSEG retirees who are Medicare eligible will have their retiree insurance dropped at the end of 2012. Aon Hewitt Navigators has been contracted to transition these retirees from company provided insurance to other insurance.

These retirees can choose selected Medigap, Medicare Part D (drug coverage) and Medicare Advantage plans.

Those who wish to attend are asked to call Flo Loomis 293-6627 or Ginny Miner 433-1717 to register and have a packet prepared.


CAA holiday show, sale set

Cooperstown Art Association’s Holiday Member Show & Sale, geared to offer reasonably priced pieces of original artwork for holiday gift-giving, is being planned. Delivery dates for the show are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3.

To participate in this show all artists need is a CAA membership. Full-year memberships for individuals are $25. Signup can be done at any time. Any two-dimensional work is limited to six pieces per person. A 30 percent commission will be retained by the CAA for all sales.

The opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, and will continue through Dec. 23

The CAA is at 22 Main St. For more information, call 547-9777 or visit

‘Understanding RA’ to be topic

The Arthritis Foundation of Northeastern NY will offer free educational seminar and a light breakfast for individuals who suffer from or feel they may be suffering from rheumatoid arthritis, also known as RA. The “Understanding RA” seminar is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 7, at the Harrison House at the corner of Beaver and Fair streets in Cooperstown. Breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. and the seminar will begin at 8 a.m. The program is free and open to the public.

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