• The FamilyWize Prescription Drug Discount Card, distributed by the United Way of Door County, continues to be a successful program. During the first five months of 2009, the FamilyWize Prescription Drug Discount Card saved Door County residents $49,134 on the cost of their prescription medicine. There were a total of 1,818 claims, averaging 43.6 percent savings per prescription for an average of $27.20 savings per prescription.
Even if an individual has health insurance, he or she may be eligible for bigger discounts with the card. The card is free and there are no enrollment fees. There are also no income or age restrictions and the card can be used as often as needed until the year 2012, when replacement cards will be made available.
FamilyWize Cards are available at Pamida, Bay Pharmacy and Aurora Pharmacy, the Wellness Center of Door County, the Community Clinic of Door County, Door County Department of Social Services, WDOR, The Senior Center, 106.9 The Lodge and the Door County Department of Public Health.
Door County pharmacies that accept the card are Pamida, Aurora, Bay Pharmacy, Walgreens and Wal Mart, These cards are also honored nationwide at over 58,000 pharmacies, especially at national chains. For information on using the FamilyWize card while traveling, visit http://www.familywize.org.
For further information or to have cards mailed to you, please contact United Way of Door County at 920.746.9645 or [email protected].
• Julie Felhofer, Area Specialist from the USDA Rural Development Office in Shawano, will be at the Door County Senior Resource Center, 832 N. 14th Avenue in Sturgeon Bay, on Wednesday, July 22, 12 – 2 pm, to hold special community outreach hours.
Felhofer will provide information about the many loan and grant programs that are available to Wisconsin’s residents, communities and businesses. Programs include but are not limited to home purchase/construction loans and repair loans and grants for current home owners.
For more information about Rural Development and the programs available, or to schedule an appointment to meet with Julie Felhofer on July 22, please call the Shawano Area Office at 715.524.8522 ext. 4. (Walk-ins are welcome!)
• “THE Event” to benefit the Door County YMCA will be taking place at Horseshoe Bay Golf Club from July 26 – 27. This is the second year for “THE Event.”
On Sunday evening, July 26, a five-course dinner will be served with wine pairings to compliment each course. A silent and live art auction along with live music provided by Charisma will follow dinner. Cocktails begin at 5 pm and dinner at 6 pm.
On Monday afternoon, July 27, a scramble format golf outing will be held on Horseshoe Bays championship course with an early lunch at 11, a shotgun start at noon and a cocktail reception to follow golf.
Also on Monday afternoon, a “Heels for Healthy Living” luncheon will be taking place in the clubhouse at Horseshoe Bay. The luncheon will include a presentation by new DCMH Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Tomaszewski, a fashion show presented by On Deck Clothing Company, and chance to win a $300 On Deck Gift Certificate. The Heels for Healthy Living fund is a new fund created to empower women to have a greater impact in our community through philanthropy. The goal is to create a fund in which all donations will be used locally, allowing Door County YMCA and Door County Memorial Hospital to create, expand and further fund programs that ensure a healthier lifestyle for all.
For more information contact the Door County YMCA at 920.743.4949 in Sturgeon Bay or 920.868.3660 in Fish Creek.
• After holding community listening sessions, The United Way of Door County will begin to focus more closely on five areas: basic needs, family, communication/collaboration, health care, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (AODA).
The public is invited to participate in the furthering of this process via a series of meetings. The first meeting was held on July 14 where broad goals within each of the areas were developed. At the second meeting on Tuesday, August 11 in the Sturgeon Bay Library, Jane Greene Room, 2 – 4 pm the United Way will make these goals more specific and begin to work on objectives and strategies for meeting these goals. At the third meeting on Tuesday, September 8 at Bay View Lutheran Church in Sturgeon Bay, 9 – 11 am, the group will finalize the objectives and strategies.
For more information contact Amy Kohnle at 920.746.9645 or [email protected].