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November 2015 Calendar of Events Westbank Region Nov 4 (Wednesday): GO Monthly Group Meeting “Lunch with Alice” 10:45 a...

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November 2015 Calendar of Events Westbank Region Nov 4 (Wednesday): GO Monthly Group Meeting “Lunch with Alice” 10:45 a.m. ▪ New Orleans Ladies Ballroom, 1771 Stumpf Blvd, Terrytown ▪ Theme: Turkey Run – come pull for your favorite turkey to win the race ▪ Menu: Turkey, cranberry sauce, dressing, sweet potatoes, green beans, green salad, rolls, & apple pie ▪ NO menu substitutions accepted $12.00 p.p. ▪ Doors open at 10:15 a.m

********* REMEMBER TO BRING DONATIONS FOR THE GRETNA FOOD BANK ********* Please be generous ▪ Thanksgiving is this month ▪ let’s express our thankfulness for the blessings we’ve been given by helping to provide a bountiful table for those in need ▪ Thank You! Nov 1 (Sunday): Daylight Savings Time ends – turn your clocks back one hour Nov 5 – 11 (Thursday – Wednesday) GOWB Fall Foliage at Mount Magazine trip ▪ the office will be manned by volunteers as schedules permit ▪ please call before coming to the office

Nov 19 (Thursday): Thursdays at Twilight – Benny Grunch and the Bunch ▪ You can’t say Benny, “Ain’t Dere No More”, ‘cause he will be right there at the Pavilion of the Two Sisters in City Park’s Botanical Gardens, performing his New Orleans hits as only he can do ▪ SOLD OUT ▪ Bus departs 3:30 p.m. 3rd parking lot Members who are not confirmed for this event but would like to attend can purchase tickets on your own and drive to City Park to join us. Tickets can be purchased by phone or on their website. Phone number: (504) 483-9488 Website: http://neworleanscitypark.com/events/thursdays-at-twilight-garden-concert-series

Nov 22 (Sunday): Dine Around: Timberlane Country Club ▪ Sandy Bravender’s upcoming presentation “Cooking with Gus” ▪ A recipe of laughter that your comedy palate will relish ▪ Buffet at noon, play begins at 2 p.m. 2nd opportunity to register (You DO NOT need to register again if you already did so in your October registration) $50.00 p.p. (dinner and play) ▪ Doors open at 11:30 a.m. ▪ meet at TCC

Nov 23 (Monday): Lunch & Learn ▪ “SHIIP 2016” ▪ 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ▪ River Room: Ochsner Westbank ▪ Join us to learn about the changes and updates to Medicare for the coming year $5.00 p.p. ▪ Doors open at 10:00 a.m. ▪ Meal served at 11:30 a.m.

Nov 26 – 27 (Thursday and Friday): Thanksgiving Holidays – Office closed Dec 11 (Friday): GO Westbank Christmas Party / Meeting ▪ 4 p.m. at New Orleans Ladies Ballroom, 1771 Stumpf Blvd, Terrytown ▪ 3-hour reception-style party ▪ passed hot d’oeurvres and sandwiches ▪ buffet including jambalaya, pasta, fruit & cheese, vegetable crudites, hot dips, & other selections ▪ cake ▪ assorted beverages ▪ There will be a DJ providing music for dancing or listening 2nd opportunity to register (You DO NOT need to register again if you already did so in your October registration) DECEMBER MEETING – CHRISTMAS PARTY $45.00 p.p. ▪ Doors open at 3:30 p.m. ALL EVENT REGISTRATION FORMS MUST BE MAILED TO THE GO WESTBANK OFFICE (LAPALCO CLINIC) – RESERVATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ON A FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED BASIS!

MAIL YOUR RESERVATION FORM & CHECKS payable to GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY WESTBANK, 4225 Lapalco Blvd, Marrero, LA 70072 DO NOT send a check without the registration form, and DO NOT send blank checks. We cannot accept checks for an event until it appears in the monthly newsletter and on the registration form.

Checks submitted without the registration form will be returned to you. Don’t forget to send a separate check for each event, add name of event (place, not just “Lunch Bunch”) on check, and enclose an ADDRESS LABEL – DO NOT send a stamped envelope

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If you want to attend an event on the same bus/date as your friends, send your reservations in the same envelope – that will assure you are together.

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Note: If you do not want to be placed on a waiting list, please indicate so on your registration form. Your check will be returned to you immediately, instead of being held pending additional trips.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR: UPCOMING EVENTS Dec 10 (Thursday) Dec 11 (Friday) Dec 15 (Tuesday) Jan 6 (Wednesday) Jan 7 (Thursday)

Lunch & Learn – Molly Kimball – Holiday Survival Guide GO Westbank Christmas Party Cardio Line Dancing w/Calvin Millet Monthly Meeting Lunch & Learn – Dr. Voros

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http://www.ochsner.org/health-resources/golden-opportunity-a-50-lifestyle-program/ GOOD NEWS: OCHSNER HEALTH CENTER LAPALCO IS OPEN ON SUNDAYS! You can now receive medical services 7 days a week, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Walk-Ins welcome – no appointment necessary A dedicated phone line has been set up with Ochsner Scheduling Department for Golden Opportunity members to schedule medical appointments. Now you can call and schedule your appointment without any delays. Please Call: 504-371-9333

NOTICE: Change in Annual Membership Renewals Effective immediately, all memberships will expire on January 1 st of each year. You must renew your current membership prior to Jan 1, 2016; your next expiration date will be January 1, 2017. Dues are still $10 per year. If you do not renew your membership you will NOT be allowed to register or participate in upcoming events and/or trips Misplaced Membership Card: $5.00 replacement fee Free Valet Parking for seniors 65+ at Main Campus - Jefferson Hwy Show your Membership card and receive a discount: 15% Ochsner Optical Shop 10% Ochsner Gift Shop 15% Brent House Hotel Beauty Salon Discount rate with Brent House Hotel 10% Designs/Monograms/Names/ Embroidery 504-259-4848 1O% Jill’s Plumbing Repairs 504-301-6623

For more information on upcoming trips, activities, meetings or to submit a suggestion, please call

Alice Nelson-Jones, Program Coordinator, Golden Opportunity Westbank (504) 371- 6541

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