Senior Center Hosts Get A Clue About Medicare Game

On Friday, Sept. 13, from 1 to 3 p.m., the Moore County Senior Enrichment Center (SEC) will host a live interactive game of Clue to learn the basics of Medicare. This is a free event.

"Real life" game pieces such as Farmer John, Nurse Mary, Veteran Jim, etc., played by members of the Senior Moments Players, an SEC group of actors, will visit "real places" such as the doctor's office, the hospital, pharmacy, rehabilitation center, Department of Social Services, veteran’s services, social security, the Department of Aging and SHIIP (seniors' health insurance information program). The "real places" will be tables set up containing helpful informational handouts from a member of the agency they represent. For example, the doctor’s office table will be represented by Pinehurst Medical and the hospital will be represented by FirstHealth, etc.

“The goal of this game is to make learning the basics of Medicare fun in a ‘real life’ way,” says Lynne Drinkwater, program coordinator of the Moore County Department of Aging. “Even if someone gets an answer wrong, they will leave learning the correct answer in a good retro game show-like way. By the time the game of Clue has ended, everyone in that room will have learned about Medicare and that will make me happy.”

Audience members will be seated at tables and receive potential answer cards. A “Vanna White” character will spin the wheel to select the “real life” game piece. Drinkwater will emcee the event and tell the “real life” game piece which “real place” to go before asking a basic question to the audience about Medicare that pertains to that “real place.” Audience members will choose and hold up an answer card while scorekeepers will keep score. A “Carol Merrill” character from “Let's Make A Deal” will help with the door prize table display.

Refreshments will be provided by Garner Law Firm, PLLC. Every audience member will receive a “health-related” door prize provided by local businesses. The person with the most points will win the grand prize, a $175 gift certificate for the Southern Salt Room provided by Crumpler Funeral Home. Other prizes include a pain relief device called a PAT created by Dr. Mark Chandler, a basket of pampering treats and more.

In order to be an audience member, you MUST call (910) 947-GIVE (4483) to reserve your seat. This will ensure that everyone receives a door prize.

The Moore County Senior Enrichment Center is located at 8040 U.S. 15-501 in West End, approximately 2 miles north of the Pinehurst Traffic Circle.

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