Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Operation Christmas Child 2022

What is Operation Christmas Child?

Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. Our mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.

Why shoebox gifts?

Shoebox gifts demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world. By partnering with the local church worldwide, each shoebox gift is a powerful tool for sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.

Below are several files related to the Valley Heart Assembly of God OCC activities this year. We are looking for volunteers and support from the community.  We can use help with gathering/packing/delivering them to the central collection point in Olympia. 

Also, one of the file explains the opportunity to fill a shoebox on-line for yourself or someone you want to bless by having them 'pack' it on-line.

There is additional info such as time lines on our website: valleyheart.org

Questions?  More info?  Talk to me or Sam (Dickerson).

Eric Dickerson
(360) 446-2626 Valley Heart Assembly of God Church

Medicare's Open Enrollment Presentations in Thurston County October 2022

Medicare's Open Enrollment Presentations 

in Thurston County October 2022

To make an appointment for a personal consultation Contact:

Elizabeth Thunstedt, MBA
Licensed Insurance Broker
Insurance Answers Washington
Phone:  (253) 226-0806
Fax"  (360) 252-6509


Good afternoon everyone,

Happy Autumn officially.

It is hard to believe but fall is here and Medicare's Open Enrollment is rolling out in a few weeks.  Medicare's Advantage and Part D plans will be available on Medicare's official website starting October 1, but enrollment options do not start until October 15.  We are geared up to help beneficiaries with their questions, whether they are new to Medicare or already enrolled.

Below is a list of our  Zoom and in person presentation options for beneficiaries, their friends or family members or anyone interested in understanding Medicare a little better.

Contact our office to obtain registration information on any of our Zoom options. During the month of October we will include a segment on Open Enrollment during those presentations.  If your organization wants our standard flier for any of these events, please let me know, (previously sent with my monthly emails).  Our outreach in Yelm has a flier attached as this is a new event.

Here they are listed in no particular order:

"Welcome to Medicare"

October 5 10am to noon
October 18 1pm to 3pm
October 20 10am to noon

Learn how to prevent Medicare fraud: October 6 1pm to 2pm
Learn about programs that help pay for Medicare's out of pocket costs:  October 13 11am to Noon

In Person options:

Welcome to Medicare:
Olympia Sr Center 222 Columbia St:   October 12 11am to 1pm (no registration is needed)

Welcome to Medicare:
Mason County Sr Activity Center, 190 Sentry Dr, Shelton WA October 20 11am to 12:30  No registration required but space is limited (MCSAC still requires folks entering their establishment to be vaccinated)

Open Enrollment presentation:
Yelm Adult Community Center 16530 103rd Ave SE, Yelm October 18 12:30 to 2pm

Happy Autumn.  As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office.

Janis Rich

Sunday, September 25, 2022

October 2022 Lunch Menu

 Robbi Currey created the October 2022 Lunch Menu!  Thank her, when you see her!  She does a great job on the menus!  Thank you, Robbi!

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Privacy Notice September 21, 2022

Personal Privacy Matters!

Dear Seniors & Friends,

We respect the rights of everyone who attends our events, public and private.

Although we have public events, we must advise you that there are people who attend these events who cannot have their pictures taken.  We have people who have foster children, or belong to the military who are NOT ALLOWED to have their pictures taken whether or not they're posted online.  

Please respect the privacy of our members and their families.  If they tell you "NO PICTURE" that's just what they mean.  Simply refrain from taking their pictures.

No questions or comments.  


Linda Johnson

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Coffee with Sheriff John Snaza September 28, 2022

Join us for Coffee 

with John Snaza

September 28, 2022

at 1:00 PM 

This is our quarterly 
"COFFEE with a COP"

Please feel free to ask John questions.

The "Coffee with a Cop" meetings usually last
1 - 1.5 hours.  

Held in the Senior Center of Rainier
108 Michigan Street S
Rainier, WA 98576
(360) 446-2258

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Vivian Eason Town Hall to be held on September 7, 2022

Vivian Eason

Town Hall to be held at the Senior Center of Rainier

Wednesday September 7, 2022

Vivian Eason will be speaking at 1 PM at a Town Hall forum about her candidacy for County Commissioner.  Vivian will also be joining the seniors for lunch.

Vivian is a fiscal conservative and believes that the people of Thurston County are entitled to know where their taxes are being spent. She began working for Thurston County in 1987 and worked part-time while attending and graduating from The Evergreen State College. She returned to full-time employment with Thurston County in 1992. She feels strongly that she can make a positive difference in the leadership of Thurston County.