Briefs 09.17.2020

COA to conduct Zoom Medicare presentation
Join the Crawford County Commission on Aging on Wednesday, September 23, at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom for a presentation that will help demystify the issues surrounding Medicare. Tammy Findlay, Advocacy & Resource Coordinator, and volunteer Medicare/Medicaid counselors will discuss the various parts of Medicare including what is covered or not covered, Medicare Supplement and Prescription Drug Plans, and how Medicare recipients who have low income can get assistance paying for Prescription Drug Plans and the Medicare Part B premium. For more information contact Tammy at or (989) 348-7123. 
Michigan Works! to conduct outdoor job fair
Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium will be hosting an outdoor job fair on Thursday, September 24, in Grayling at the City Park next to the Grayling Regional Chamber of Commerce office. Job seekers are encouraged to attend, but please note face coverings (masks), social distancing, and onsite health screening questionnaires will be required for attendees. Job seekers who need resume assistance prior to the fair should contact Michigan Works! at (989) 348-8709. Questions? Contact Alicia Wallace, Marketing Manager at Michigan Works! Northeast Consortium at (989) 733-8548 x1109.
State rep to conduct local office hours
State Rep. Daire Rendon, of Lake City, will host office hours to meet with residents on Friday, September 18, at 9-10 a.m. at Goodale’s Bakery, 500 Norway Street, in Grayling. Residents may also reach Rendon by contacting her Lansing office at (517) 373-3817 or
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Crawford County Avalanche

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Grayling, MI 49738

Phone: 989-348-6811
FAX: 989-348-6806

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