• State Senator Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay) and Representative Eric Genrich (D-Green Bay), along with Aging and Disability Resource Center Board member and senior advocate Pat Finder-Stone, unveiled a petition drive to stop Governor Walker’s budget proposal to dismantle much of Wisconsin’s popular SeniorCare program, force Wisconsinites on to Medicare Part D, and defund SeniorCare by $15 million. SeniorCare is a Wisconsin program that provides low-cost, life-saving prescription drugs to approximately 85,000 Wisconsin residents aged 65 and older. Unlike Part D, SeniorCare has a simple enrollment process, a $30 annual enrollment fee, income-based deductibles and co-payments of just $5 for generic medications. SeniorCare has no strict enrollment period or penalty and no gaps in coverage. Most participants save hundreds of dollars each year versus Medicare Part D by using SeniorCare’s prescription drug benefits. The petition is available online at senatorhansen.com or http://bit.ly/saveseniorcare.
• In anticipation of the seventh, bi-annual Legislative Days to be held on April 15-16, 2015, suggestions for agenda items to take to Madison are being sought. Anyone can submit an issue. You may submit your ideas by going to this web address: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2015LegDays. The Legislative Day Steering Committee will review all items submitted by the Door and Kewaunee community to assemble the final agendas. Deadline to submit an issue for consideration with this survey is Feb. 16, 2015
• If you live in the Gibraltar School District and have a child who will turn three or four years old as of Monday, April 6, 2015, please contact Mari Grenchik, Pupil Services Secretary / Registrar. You will need to schedule an appointment for an Early Childhood Screening, which will be held at Gibraltar School on Monday, April 6, 2015. Please contact Mari via email at [email protected] or call 920.868.3284 ext. 258.
• The American Red Cross is holding a St. Valentine’s Day blood drive at Baileys Harbor Town Hall from 9 am to 2 pm, Saturday, Feb. 14. Walk-ins are welcome, but you can also reserve a time by calling 800.733.2767.