MEMBER BENEFITS UPDATE – September 2014

  • 1)    Defensive Driving - Attached is the current defensive driving registration form/flyer.  The first class is scheduled for October 4th!  The cost is only $12 per person.  Members and their family members are all eligible to attend!  Registration is limited so sign up now!  No phone registrations are accepted – you must send in your registration form with payment.----DEFENSIVE DRIVING FLYER
  • 2)    Member Benefit Fairs Mark your calendars!!  See attached flyer
  • 1.    October 22 – Kent County – 3:30 – 6:30 pm – Dover Downs
  • 2.    October 29 – Sussex County – 3:30 – 6:30 pm – Baywood Country Club, Longneck
    • 3.    November 5 – New Castle County – 3:30 – 6:30 pm – White Clay Creek Country Club/At the Rail (near Delaware Park)
  • 3)    Free Magazines/NEA Magazine Service – Don’t forget to claim your two free magazines for being a member of DSEA
  • 4)    Get a Free $25 Amazon Gift Card – Call 1-888-497-1090 for a free auto insurance quote from California Casualty and receive a complimentary Amazon gift card!
  • 6)    Introducing NEA Travel & Sweepstakes – See attached flyer and note entry deadline of October 31, 2014.
  • NEA TRAVEL FLYER

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Planning to retire?

Retirement Planning Workshop Series Flyer

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Members Benefit has a program called "IDENTIFY THEFT PROTECTION."  There is a cost for this program.  Members can get additional information and sign up by going on line (www.neamb.com) or by calling their toll-free number (1-800-637-4636).

Sincerely,

Alfreda Fisher-Dean

E-Mail: adean111@comcast.net

Home Phone: 302-674-2029

Cell Phone: 302-233-2108 

DSEA-Retired is the only Delaware retired State-employee organization affiliated with DSEA, NEA and NEA-Retired.

**This e-mail is being sent by Debbie Weaver, DSEA Program Assistant, on behalf of Alfreda Fisher-Dean.*

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The new, updated Guide to Services will be available at our DSAAPD (Division of Services for Aging and Adults with Physical Disabilities) Newark, New Castle and Milford office after Monday, July 14th.  If you'd like to access this great Delaware resource book online, go to the following website:
http://www.delawareadrc.com/

DSEA-Retired hopefully will have some copies available at the Dover office after July 14th.

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DSEA-Retired members:

Today is my first day to serve as your President.  I am both honored and excited by this opportunity. 

Earlier this year, Rich Phillips announced his decision to step down as DSEA-Retired President effective May 1, 2014.  Rich accepted a contracted position with the State of Delaware in the Delaware Human Social Services program.  He is a Master Trainer for the Matter of Balance program throughout the State.  As Past-President, Rich will remain on the DSEA-Retired Board of Directors.

As former Vice-President of DSEA-Retired, I have met many of you at various DSEA-Retired and DSEA events.  I was a Senior Secretary in the Capital School District (retired in 2006), and have Associates Degrees in both Business Administration and Clerical.  I am very active in various community organizations, as well as my church, and am the proud mother of two grown daughters and the grandmother of four.

As DSEA-Retired President, one of my goals is to continue the membership growth we have experienced through recruitment and retention.  I will work with the school districts’ resources to identify and connect with retirement-eligible employees.  I will continue to work with current members of DSEA-Retired, providing a voice for your/our concerns.

I encourage you to take an active role in your association.  We are always in need of volunteers to serve on committees and/or assist with mailings.  Attend a DSEA-Retired event, activity, or meeting.  Remember to use the discounts that you receive through NEA/DSEA Member Benefts!      

I look forward to working with you, and on behalf of you.  My contact information is below; please feel free to get in touch with me. 

Sincerely,

Alfreda Fisher-Dean

E-Mail: adean111@comcast.net

Home Phone: 302-674-2029

Cell Phone: 302-233-2108 

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"UNDER CONSTRUCTION"

NEW DSEA / DSEA-Retired website

"Coming Soon"

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Christiana Hospital Campus- Library

Want to borrow books, CDs, DVDs?
Stop in today!
Join the library for free with your picture ID

Gail P. Gill Community Health Library

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Where to go for services Medicare does not coverMedicare

Need--Dental-vision-hearing?

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NIHSeniorHealth.gov Offers Healthy Aging Tips

By Guest Blogger Stephanie Dailey, Public Affairs Specialist, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health

If you’re 60+ and looking for reliable health information online, where do you go? Why not check out NIHSeniorHealth.gov, a website where:

  • searching is easy,
  • health topics are geared to older adults, and
  • the only thing being marketed is research-based information.

Built with older adults in mind, this health and wellness website from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is a source of accurate, up-to-date health information for millions of older adults, their families and caregivers.

One especially popular feature offers a quick and convenient way to learn about staying healthy as you age.

Read More

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Disability.gov

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Looking for somthing to do! check out--

PART TIME POSITIONS & COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERING

under the "About Us" link

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UPDATED SENIOR DISCOUNT LIST

I'm passing on what I think is a great list, especially as I discovered I can ask Verizon Wireless for a 15% discount.  Hope you find something worthwhile to ask for.  You may not qualify age wise for all of these, unfortunately I discovered I do. LOL

Check the NEWS link top of page

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"New email scam poses as credit union to get financial info
By Associated Press"


CHECK OUT SCAMS under NEWS - Comments link

SCAM---WORK SHOPS-- under about us

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Are you monitoring your phone calls?  Are you tired of phone call from solicitors?  Junk mail filling up your mail box and piling up on your kitchen table.  Here's a quick tip.

Get your name off the do not call list or do not mail list. Here's both links: 

1.  donotcall.gov

National Do Not Mail List

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DelaWELL -- is a FREE program for all Delaware State Pensioners who are NOT on Medicare.  It pays to join (cash & benefits!).

link under Activities

check out the --DelaWELL challenge

If you are a non-Medicare pensioner interested in staying healthy, check this out!

Registration Is Open For The 2014-2015 DelaWELL Health Screenings
Get a head start and register NOW for your FREE 2014-2015 DelaWELL Health Screening appointment!  Screenings are being held at various locations throughout the state from July 2014 through November 2014 and January 2015 through April 2015.  Appointments are available during work hours, as well as late afternoon/ evening hours.  The screening takes approximately 15 minutes to complete and will earn you credit toward the 2014-2015 DelaWELL Rewards (up to $200).  Both the fasting and non-fasting options are available.  After you log in, click on the links on the left menu of the DelaWELL Health Portal (https://delawell.alerehealth.com) for more information, including a screening calendar, health screening frequently asked questions (FAQs) and to register for an appointment. 

Unable to attend a DelaWELL Health Screening?  New for the 2014-2015 DelaWELL Program Year, you now have the option to receive credit for the health screening by working with your health care provider to complete the NEW! Health Screening Provider Form and submit your health values from a screening or office visit between July 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015.  You can view and print the form, along with FAQs, by visiting http://www.delawell.delaware.gov/health-screenings.shtml.


By knowing your numbers, you can take action in your health to feel better and live longer!

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http://waystohelp.ncoa.org/site/R?i=1D59C_cX163mXUKkAcefhQ

check - Activities link


 

 

 

 



DSEA-Retired - the future

CHECK THE CALENDAR

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Under NEWS check out comments for

SCAMS!

Agency Alert -- Be Aware of “One Ring” Scam Impacting Cell Phone/Smart Phone Users

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DSEA-Retired Logos

"Lands’ End"

Many of our members have asked about shirts, and other items, monogramed with the DSEA-Retired logo; it’s now happened.

NEW LANDS END E-STORE FOR DSEA-R LOGO ($5.95 / ITEM)

    TO ORDER BY PHONE:

800 338-2000   GIVE LOGO# 1307452    THEN GIVE ITEM#,  SIZE  & COLOR PAYMENT INFO

  TO ORDER ONLINE:

ces.landsend.com/dsea_retired

CHOOSE CATAGORY @ TOP OF PAGE (EX: MENS, WOMENS ETC) CHOOSE ITEM & INDICATE COLOR,SIZE & QUANTITY THEN CLICK CONTINUE IN LOGO BOX SELECT   dsea retired  (LOGO WILL DISPLAY) LOCATION 1 BOX - CHOOSE WHERE YOU WANT LOGO ON ITEM CLICK CONTINUE TO VIEW SHOPPING BAG PROCEED TO CHECKOUT TO EDIT,  PAY & GIVE SHIPPING INFO

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under "NEWS" Check

DSEA-RETIRED & DSEA-NEWSLETTERS

&

Want somthing to do?

check out the

Community Volunteering

link
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LINKS FOR SENIOR'S AND RETIRED

*ACTIVITIES*

For events Offered By Groups and State Agencies

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LOBBYING
Testifying, meeting with members of the General Assembly about the wide variety of ways they can improve your pension & benefits. DSEA has solid relationships with legislators, and DSEA-Retired members are direct beneficiaries.

PROVIDING WORKSHOPS
Seminars & information on a regular basis to help you make decisions about using your time as well as your nest egg. DSEA-Retired are welcome to participate in any DSEA-sponsored workshops for free.

PROVIDING SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES
So you can stay in touch with your colleagues as well as meet new ones.


HAVE A QUESTION OR COMMENT?
Please - never hesitate to contact us if you have questions, comments, etc. You can contact President Rich Phillips at retengteach05@comcast.net or at 302-834-9245. If he doesn't know the answers, he'll find someone who has the answers.

DSEA-Retired is the only Delaware retired state-employee organization affiliated with NEA, DSEA and NEA-Retired.

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Updates by Ed Redmond

10/15/2014

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