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May 8, 2013

Balancing fun and serious matters


Walker is the go-to person for an explanation of the different parts of Medicare: A, B, C and D.

“I also help them with finding a prescription plan. I take a look at someone’s prescriptions and all the plans that are available, and we will see what ones fit them best.”

The Community Health Advocates Program serves seniors in Clinton, Essex, Franklin, Hamilton, Warren and Washington counties.

“It’s increasing with word of mouth and doing outreach events,” Walker said of the program. “The reason why is I don’t want their money. I’m an advocate for seniors. With seniors who are low income, I will find if they’re eligible for any Medicare Savings Programs, where they can get help paying their Part B premium.”

Friends Martha Barcomb, Grace Jabut and Mary Johnson were seated in the second row listening to the music. The trio has attended every Senior Celebration since its inception 19 years ago.

“I was a volunteer at JECO,” Barcomb said.

“I used to work for JCEO,” Jabut said.

“I used to be on the board of JCEO,” Johnson said. 

Each year, they look forward to the Senior Celebration to visit with acquaintances, make new ones and for the music … at this moment, Split Rock.

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WHAT: Community Health Advocates Program

ADDRESS: 9 Carey Road, Queensbury, NY 12804.

CONTACT: Erika Walker at 761-0300, Ext. 3152, or


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