Events Happening in December

Carmel Career Center Mini Job Fair Date & Time: Wednesday, 12/13/2017 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Location: Putnam County Training and Operations Building (TOPS) – Auditorium

112 Old Route 6, Carmel NY 10512

Meet with 5 Businesses from the Healthcare Sector
Businesses Attending:

  • Able Healthcare
  • A & J Homecare Services, Inc.
  • Putnam Ridge
  • Sunshine Homecare Services
  • Vision Healthcare

To Attend:
No Appointment Necessary
Dress for success
Bring plenty updated resumes and 2 forms of ID

For More Information About This Event:
NAME:  Ms. Terrence Irving
EMAIL ADDRESS: terrence.irving@labor.ny.gov

PHONE: 914/737-3490, Ext. 327

Civil Air Patrol invites public to wreath-laying ceremony to honor veterans

Civil Air Patrol invites public to wreath-laying ceremony to honor veterans

CARMEL, New York – December 2, 2016 – Civil Air Patrol’s Putnam County Composite Squadron invites the public to attend their annual Wreaths Across America ceremony on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at Raymond Hill Cemetery, in Carmel, New York.
Civil Air Patrol members nationwide show their appreciation to our nation’s veterans by adorning memorials and veterans’ graves with evergreen wreaths each December. As a key partner in Wreaths Across America, Civil Air Patrol ensures the sacrifices of our nation’s soldiers are not forgotten.
Continuing to honor this tradition in Carmel, the Putnam County Composite Squadron will conduct a ceremony at Raymond Hill Cemetery, 165 Gleneida Avenue, Carmel, New York at 12 p.m. For information about the local Wreaths Across America ceremony or the Putnam County Composite Squadron contact Captain Elena MacDermant at (845) 216-5433 or Elenamac@aol.com.
Members of the Putnam County Composite Squadron meet on Friday’s from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Paladin Center, located at 39 Seminary Hill Road, Carmel, NY.
Civil Air Patrol, the longtime all-volunteer U.S. Air Force auxiliary, is the newest member of the Air Force’s Total Force, which consists of regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve, along with Air Force retired military and civilian employees. CAP, in its Total Force role, operates a fleet of 550 aircraft and performs about 90 percent of continental U.S. inland search and rescue missions as tasked by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center and is credited by the AFRCC with saving an average of 78 lives annually. Civil Air Patrol’s 56,000 members nationwide also perform homeland security, disaster relief and drug interdiction missions at the request of federal, state and local agencies. Its members additionally play a leading role in aerospace education and serve as mentors to more than 24,000 young people currently participating in the CAP cadet program. Performing missions for America for the past 75 years, CAP received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2014 in honor of the heroic efforts of its World War II veterans. CAP also participates in Wreaths Across America, an initiative to remember, honor and teach about the sacrifices of U.S. military veterans.
Visit www.capvolunteernow.com for more information.

3rd Annual Teen Health Day on December 2nd from 9:30 a.m. – 4pm at the Carmel Fire Department

Office of Senior Resources Annual Holiday Party is Coming in December!

Please join us for our annual HOLIDAY  PARTY to be held at the Putnam County Golf Course.  Our Mahopac Friendship Center will attend on Monday, December 5th.  Our Putnam Valley and Cold Spring Friendship Centers will attend on Tuesday, December 6th.  Our Carmel Friendship Center will attend on Wednesday, December 7th.  Doors open at 10:00 a.m. and lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m.  Tickets are now available by contacting your Site Manager:  Mahopac, contact Tee Vozzella at 845-808-1738; Putnam Valley, contact Lorraine Ciallela at 845-808-1730; Cold Spring, contact Rhonda Haussmann at 845-265-3952; Carmel, contact Deirdre Ronca at 845-808-1701.  Transportation reservations are due by November 23rd and must be made by contacting the Site Managers.  United for the Troops will be on hand to take donations of toiletries and non-perishable food items that will be sent to our overseas troops for the holidays.  There will be great entertainment, good food, a raffle and lots of fun.  We hope to see you there!!

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MEDICARE  OPEN  ENROLLMENT  IS  HERE – October 15 – December 7, 2016

 

This is the time of year that all people with Medicare can make changes to their health and prescription drug plans with new coverage to begin January, 2017.

Medicare Advantage Disenrollment – January 1, 2017 through February 14, 2017:  if you are in a Medicare Advantage Plan, you can leave your plan and switch to Original Medicare.  If you switch to Original Medicare during this time, you will have until February 14, 2017 to join a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan (regardless of whether you had previous coverage).

“Special Enrollment Periods” (SEP):  You can make changes to your Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug coverage when certain events happen in your life.  These changes are called “Special Enrollment Periods”.

2017 Medicare Insurance Plan Information Packetswill be mailed out the first week of October.  The packets include:    2017 Medicare Advantage Plan information, NYS Medigap/Supplement Plan information, 2017 Medicare Part D Plan information, tip sheets, income eligibility for EPIC, Social Security extra help and the Medicare Savings Program.  For health insurance information and counseling & assistance, contact Lynn Hill, OSR HIICAP Coordinator at 845-808-1700 ext. 47115 to have a packet mailed to you or to schedule an appointment.  Or for more information, call 1-800-MEDICARE.               hiicap-2017 – flyer

KEVIN’S CHRISTMAS MIRACLE

This little guy, Kevin Blackman, has been fighting leukemia since only 3 months of age. This week as so many of us are
celebrating the holiday season visiting decorated trees and Santa Claus,. Kevin, after several weeks of chemo at St. Jude’s in
Tennessee, is going to Boston in hopes of a bone marrow
transplant. He needs first and foremost your prayers that the transplant can be done. Secondly let’s send he and his family
whatever we can so that all those extra costs that they face can be met. Kevin’s grandfather is a driver for the Office for Senior Resources and his mother Kelly attended St. James and Carmel High.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT!

HOW YOU CAN
CONTRIBUTE:
Cash or check to Sherrie Gilmore at the Office for Senior Resources extension 47109
(checks made out to Kevin Blackman)
Online at GO FUND ME :
KEVIN’S CHRISTMAS MIRACLE

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Putnam Remembers the Soldiers Overseas with Operation Defend the Holidays

CARMEL, N.Y. – During this season of giving, we need to remember that our greatest gift is that of freedom. For the second year, Putnam County Government and the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department are working in a joint effort with United for the Troops to raise money to send comfort packages to those serving in the U.S. Armed Forces overseas. The effort is known as Operation Defend the Holidays.

“The men and women soldiers serving overseas have sacrificed so much to protect our liberties and defend our freedoms; it is a gift that gives to us every day of the year,” said Putnam County Executive MaryEllen Odell. “Sending a comfort package lets the troops know we are thinking about them during the holiday season.”

Putnam County Sheriff Donald B. Smith agrees.

“Speaking from my own experience as a soldier who was posted overseas during Christmas, I can personally attest to how uplifting it is to one’s morale to receive a care package from back home,” Smith said. “That is one of the reasons  I strongly support the efforts of Operation Defend the Holidays  and urge folks here on the home front to remember our brave young men and women who are serving our country far from home this Christmastime.”

For a $15 donation, a care package will be sent to a soldier overseas on your behalf.  You will be given a card acknowledging the gift. Your name will also appear on a virtual wall highlighting the number of comfort packages that have been sold.

Last year 360 comfort packages were sent to the soldiers on behalf of Putnam County employees as well as their friends and family members. This year the program is open to the public as well.

United For The Troops is a 501-c-3 that sends care packages to troops serving overseas. It was started by Mahopac residents Jim and Pat Rathschmidt. The couple along with their friends and neighbors launched the organization in 2007 when Rathschmidt’s son, Luke, was serving with the 82nd Airborne Division of the US Army in Iraq.

Following numerous conversations with service men and women, the group found out that while the military provides soldiers with the essentials for day- to-day life, many of them miss the extra amenities that they enjoy while at home. The organization’s purpose is to make the soldiers’ lives a little better while serving overseas by sending items such as cookies, DVDs, CDs, snacks and t-shirts.

“While all of our comfort packages are made up of donated items, it costs us about $15 to ship a care package overseas,” said Jim Rathschmidt. “Through the great efforts of County Exec. MaryEllen Odell, Sheriff Don Smith, the county employees and other Putnam residents, we will be able to ship even more boxes to our men and women serving our country overseas. Thanks to the generous support we receive, our mission to ‘Bring A Little Comfort To Our Troops’ continues on.”

Donations can be pledged by submitting the form found at putnamcountyny.com/carepackage. Terry Oliver, confidential secretary to County Executive MaryEllen Odell, is accepting the contributions. Checks can be mailed to Terry Oliver, 40 Gleneida Avenue, Third Floor, Carmel, N.Y. 10512. She can be reached at 845-808-1001 or via email at terry.oliver@putnamcountyny.gov. Checks can be made out to United for the Troops with Operation Defend the Holidays written in the memo section.

United For The Troops has sent over 10,000 comfort packages to the troops since its inception.

The deadline to donate to Operation Defend the Holidays is December 18.

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