Do you enjoy volunteering? Consider becoming a SHICK counselor! SHICK stands for Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas and is a free, unbiased and confidential program that uses trained community volunteers to answer questions about Medicare and other insurance issues.

Our volunteers do not work for any insurance company. Their goal is to educate and assist the public in making informed decisions about their health care options. 

SHICK counselors should have:

• the ability to work with others;

• a caring, confident attitude;

• the ability to understand health care information and options;

• a willingness to stay up-to-date with changing regulations;

• a familiarity with computers and the internet;

• good communication skills;

• strong organizational skills;

• and a willingness to commit time to the program.

A SHICK volunteer comprehensive Medicare counselor provides information and counseling about Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, as well as other health insurance issues.

Health insurance options can be confusing. SHICK volunteers help Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers and others to understand their choices, access benefits and find programs to help with the cost of health care.

SHICK volunteers receive training on Medicare, Medicare Prescription Drug Insurance, Medicare Supplement Insurance and other health insurance subjects that concern Kansans. Training is offered through online and in-person training. Volunteers must complete a volunteer application and interview, and pass a background check before being allowed to take SHICK training.

If interested in becoming a SHICK volunteer, call the senior center at (620) 272-3620.


Scheduled activities

Thursday: TOPS, 9 a.m.; art class, 10 a.m.; Ambassador Singers and Skip-Bo, 1 p.m.; strength training, 4 p.m.; yoga, 6 p.m.

Friday: Line dancing, 8:30 a.m.; Craft Shop check-in/out, 10 a.m.; a nurse from St. Catherine Hospital is here from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.; EnhanceFitness, 2 p.m.

Saturday: The pool room is open from 1 to 4 p.m.

Sunday: Duplicate bridge, 2 p.m.

Monday: Double pinochle, 12:30 p.m.; EnhanceFitness, 2 p.m.; strength training, 4 p.m.; Zumba, 6 p.m.; duplicate bridge, 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Walking, 9 a.m. at Walmart; pitch, 12:30 p.m.; bridge, 1:15 p.m.; yoga, 6 p.m.

March 14: Line dancing, 8:30 a.m.; Completely Unraveled, 9:30 a.m.; pinochle, 12:30 p.m.; EnhanceFitness, 2 p.m.; dance featuring “Moonshiners,” 7:30 p.m. (recommended donation is $5).


Lunch menu

Lunch is served at noon.

Thursday: Scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy, hash brown potatoes, blueberry muffin.

Friday: Fried jumbo shrimp, twice baked potato, broccoli, Oreo cookie.

Monday: Ham and beans, corn muffin, green beans, pasta salad, fruit.

Tuesday: Spaghetti with meat sauce, steamed zucchini, garlic toast, Oreo cookie.

March 14: Beef tamale with salsa and sour cream, Spanish rice, refried beans, fruit.


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