[NFBWATLK] Pro Tactile Newsletter - Summer 2018!

Nightingale, Noel Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Tue Jul 10 20:17:01 UTC 2018

From: Heather Melendez - DBSC [mailto:AdminAssistant at seattledbsc.org]
Sent: Tuesday, July 03, 2018 2:41 PM
To: DBSC Info
Subject: Pro Tactile Newsletter - Summer 2018!

                                                                                                                      Summer 2018

Summer is Finally Here!
Are you as happy as we are about the warmer weather and longer daylight? We hope you will get some time to relax, enjoy the outdoors, and spend some extra time with family and friends.

New DBSC Staff
We are excited to welcome Elaine Sweeney, Deaf, as a full-time SSP Coordinator with DBSC! She will start to work on Monday July 9th. Her email address is: ssp at seattledbsc.org. Welcome Elaine aboard!

New Board Members
We are thrilled to welcome Camille Peterson as a new board member for DBSC. Please join us in welcoming her.
Below is a list of the DBSC board members and their roles.
Diane Poulin - DBSC Board President
Jorge Aristizabal - DBSC Board Vice President
Camille Peterson - DBSC Board Secretary
Kevin Payne - DBSC Board Treasurer
Samantha Porter - DBSC Board Member
If you are interested in becoming a board member for DBSC, please contact Diane Poulin, DBSC President, at: contactboardprez16 at gmail.com.

Important information - Medicare Cards
Starting in April of 2018, Medicare started sending new cards to all who receive Medicare benefits.
Medicare will remove your social security number from the new cards in order to protect you from identity and financial fraud.
Medicare will mail your card, at no cost, to your mailing address.
The only change will be a new 11-digit number on the card. Your Medicare coverage and benefits will remain same.
Cards will not be mailed at the same time. You may receive your new card sooner than others.
Do not throw away your old card.  It is best to shred it or cut up into tiny pieces so that your social security number is not showing.
Watch out for scams. You will not need to pay for your new Medicare card.  It is free.  If someone calls you or contacts you in some other way asking for your social security information and/or bank information, it is a scam.
Guard your new card. If you lose it, thieves can use it for medical services
For further questions, visit: gomedicare.gov/newcard.  If someone steals your new card, report it to: FTCcomplaintassitant.gov.

The DeafBlind Service Center is a recent recipient of the ‘GIVEBIG Dollars for Change’ award. The Seattle Foundation randomly selected donations to increase by an additional $2,500.This award was recommended by Karen Carlson. Thank you Karen for your generosity in donating to DBSC and nominating us. We also would like to express our appreciation to all donors who value DBSC’s mission. Thank you!

Upcoming Events - Save the Date
Event: Fun in the Sun - DBSC/ WSDBC Park Social
Date: Sat July 21, 2018
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Place: Kirkland Park

Date: Saturday, September 15 2018
Time: 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Place: Cal Anderson Park
More information will be announced.

Event: DBSC Walk-A-Thon
Date: Saturday Sept 22 2018
Time: 10 am to 2 pm
Place: Jefferson Park, Shelter 3
More details will be provided soon.

Event: WSDBC General Meeting
Date: Saturday Oct 20 2018
Time: 10 am to
Place: HSDC (1625 19th Ave, Seattle WA)

Event: Legislature Training by ODHH/WSAD
Date: Nov 3, 2018
Time: All Day
Place: Maintenance Center [1200 College St, Lacey, WA)
More specific information will be forthcoming.

Enjoy your summer!

Donate to DBSC!

If you would like to donate DBSC’s programs & services, you can donate on our DBSC website! Click here to donate<http://seattledbsc.org/support/supportDonate.php>.


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Heather Melendez

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DeafBlind Service Center

1620 18th Ave. Suite #200

Seattle, WA 98122

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