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Page 24For Admissions and Tour Information... Please Call (269) 870-5537 • marketing@gantonsc.comSenior Times - July 201814420 Helmer Road South Battle Creek, MI 4901514661 Helmer Road South Battle Creek, MI 4901514316 Helmer Road South Battle Creek, MI 49015SOCIAL SECURITY A SOURCE OF INDEPENDENCE FOR MILLIONSOn July 4, people in communities everywhere celebrate our nation’s indepen- dence with neighbors, family, and friends. A strong community promotes indepen- dence by helping each other lead full and productive lives.Social Security has been helping peo- ple maintain a higher quality of life and a level of independence for over 80 years. Over those decades, we’ve made it even easier for you to access the programs and benefits you might need. Now, applying online is the fastest way to get those cru- cial benefits.Here are some the types of benefits you can apply for:• Retirement or Spouse’s Benefits – You must be at least 61 years and 9 months old and want your benefits to start no more than four months in the future. Apply at www.socialsecurity.gov/retire- online.• Disability – You can apply online for disability benefits or continue an appli- cation you already started. Apply for Disability at www.socialsecurity.gov/ disabilityonline.• Extra Help with Medicare Prescription Drug Costs – Many people need assis- tance with the cost of medications. Apply for Extra Help at www.socialsecurity. gov/i1020.• Medicare – Medicare is a national health insurance program administered by the U.S. federal government that began in 1966. You can apply online or continue an application you already started at www.socialsecurity.gov/retireonline.• Supplemental Security Income (SSI)– SSI is a federal income program fund- ed by general tax revenues designed to help aged, blind, and disabled people who have little or no income. You may be able to apply online if you meet cer- tain requirements. See if you can apply online for SSI at www.socialsecurity.gov/ benefits/ssi.Social Security provides benefits for millions of people including wounded warriors and children, the chronically ill and the disabled who cannot work. Find the help you or your family need at www. socialsecurity.gov/benefits.Don’t forget, our many online services can provide you and the ones you love with lifelong independence. From replac- ing a lost Social Security card to estimat- ing your benefits, you can access these powerful tools at www.socialsecurity.gov/ onlineservices.Whether you apply for retirement benefits online, by phone, or in an office, we suggest that you have the following information at hand when you do it. This will make completing the applica- tion easier for you.• Your birthdate, place of birth, and SocialSecurity number;• Your bank account number and yourbank’s routing number, for direct deposit; • The amount of money you earned last year and this year. If you are applyingfor benefits in the months of September through December, you may also need to provide an estimate of what you expect to earn next year if you plan to continue working;• The name and address of your employ- er(s) for this year and last year;• The beginning and ending dates of any active military service you had prior to 1968; and• The name, Social Security number, and date of birth of your current and any for- mer spouses.Depending on your situation, you may need to provide additional documentation with your application. We’ll give you instructions on how to mail or bring it to us. To get started, visit our Retirement Planner at www.socialsecurity.gov/retire2.Vonda VanTil is the Public Affairs Specialist for West Michigan. Youcan write her c/o Social Security Administration, 3045 Knapp NE, Grand Rapids, MI, 49525 or via email at vonda. vantil@ssa.gov.• Assistance with Activities of Daily Living• Medication Management• Meal Preparation • Housekeeping• Laundry Services • Social ActivitiesNOW OFFERING...SOCIAL SECURITYWHAT IS RESPITE CARE? Respite care is a short term (30 days or less!) stay in one of our beautiful assisted living communities. It’s a great way to ‘try out’ our services before committing to a move. It also offers dedicated caregivers peace of mind when vacationing or simply taking a well-deserved break. Rooms are fully furnished – just pack a suitcase and let Ganton do the rest! Call (269) 870-5537 for more information today!SERVICES INCLUDE:PRICING:• One time assessmet fee: $500• $125/Day at Heritage and Lakeview• $150/Day at Reflections Memory CareLakeview Assisted Living is a pet friendly facility!www.gantonseniorcommunities.comSENIOR COMMUNITYEnjoy unique and affordable senior living at Westbrook Place. Ideal- ly situated in a convenient neighborhood setting. Linear and Irving Parks are just steps away, and you’re a short distance from the Vet- erans Center and Battle Creek Health Systems. Located on Emmett Street just west of North Avenue.UTILITIES INCLUDED IN RENT183 West Street, Battle Creek, MI 49037PH (269) 753-0062 TDD/TTY 711 westbrookplace@kmgprestige.comClassic Architecture, Classy ApartmentsBy: Pat FosdickThe senior residents of the Villageof Mill Creek, Battle Creek, which is a low-income housing facility, is askingfor the community’s help in saving pur- chasing receipts from Family Fare. Direct Your Dollars is identified on the receipt as a non-profit contribution program that will bring $1,000 to Mill Creek with a sufficient amount of receipt contributions.You can mail or bring your receipts to any of the following locations:• Senior Times Office, 4642 Capital Ave.,S.W., Battle Creek, MI, 49015• Home Care Transitions, 5250 E.Beckley Rd., Ste. D, Battle Creek, MI,49015• Bachman Hebble Funeral Home, 223 N.Bedford Rd., Battle Creek, MI, 49017The purpose of the receipt collection is to help with resident activities and learn- ing events so they can remain independent and active.For more information you can call (269) 979-1469 ext. 308. Thank you!Updates On YourVonda VanTil, Special to Senior TimesFamily Fare ReceiptsBenefit Village Of Mill CreekBICKFORD OF BATTLE CREEK3432 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015 | (269) 599-5351 www.enrichinghappiness.com Bickford Cottage of Battle Creek


































































































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