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Bazaar & Bake Sale
The event will include crafts, food, raffles and holiday fun.
For more information, call 419-698-7078.
In addition to a wine bar and hors d’oeuvres, attendees can shop from a variety of vendors including Stained Glass by Vivian Kiraly, The Purse Lady, Paintings by Crystal Bants and many more.
Ten percent of the proceeds raised will benefit Relay for Life.
For more information, call 419-836-3811.
The event is open to anyone age 62 and older living in the Genoa Schools District. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Carol Despones at the high school at 419-855-7741, ext. 21203. The deadline for reservations is Dec. 7 at 3 p.m.
The 1.7 percent cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) will begin with benefits that more than 56 million Social Security beneficiaries receive in January 2013. Increased payments to more than 8 million SSI beneficiaries will begin on December 31, 2012.
Some other changes that take effect in January of each year are based on the increase in average wages. Based on that increase, the maximum amount of earnings subject to the Social Security tax (taxable maximum) will increase to $113,700 from $110,100. Of the estimated 163 million workers who will pay Social Security taxes in 2013, nearly 10 million will pay higher taxes as a result of the increase in the taxable maximum.
Information about Medicare changes for 2013, when announced, will be available at www.Medicare.gov. For some beneficiaries, their Social Security increase may be partially or completely offset by increases in Medicare premiums.
The Social Security Act provides for how the COLA is calculated. To read more, visit www.socialsecurity.gov/cola.
Snowbirds who head south for the winter can contract for snow removal services at their property through the center. To schedule lawn/snow removal services, call Brenda Holdren at 419-691-2254 ext. 204.
Frozen meals are also available for the weekends. If eligible, a suggested donation of $2 is requested.
Call the Social Services Department at the Wood County Committee on Aging at 419-353-5661 for more information.
Seating is limited. Reservations are required by 10 a.m. the Tuesday prior to the luncheon and may be made by calling 419-862-3874. The suggested donation is $5 for seniors 60 and older. Those under 60 pay the regular menu price.
Those interested in making a Medicare change may find out more about options available at www.medicare.gov or by calling the Area Office on Aging at 419-382-0624.