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Fidelis Health Aids Catholic Charities

Written By: John DeRousie / Custom Marketing Solutions

FULTON, NY – Fidelis Health Care Marketing Representative, Sara Upfold-Harrell (left) and Helen Hoefer, director of Emergency Services at Catholic Charities of Oswego County, display the I’m OK door hangers that have been distributed to residents of Fulton Mill Apartments participating in the American Red Cross’ I’m OK Program.

Fidelis Health Aids Catholic Charities

Fidelis Health Aids Catholic Charities

A neighbor-to-neighbor program, I’m OK ensures that residents are alright  as Red Cross trained volunteer residents check the apartments of each participating resident each morning, 7 days a week, to see that the residents have put out their I’m OK door hanger.

Fidelis Health Care provided funding for the program, which was a collaboration between Catholic Charities and Oswego County American Red Cross of Central New York.

Fidelis Health Care Helps Catholic Charities Go Green

FULTON, NY – Fidelis Health Care is helping Catholic Charities of Oswego County go green by supplying the agency’s food panty with re-usable bags for its consumers.

While supplies last, visitors to Catholic Charities food pantry will receive a re-usable bag courtesy of Fidelis Health Care.

Consumers will be encouraged to use their bag each time they visit the food pantry as they will earn additional points for use towards food from the pantry.

Fidelis Health Care Marketing Representative, Sara Upfold-Harrell (left) presents Helen Hoefer, director of emergency services at Catholic Charities of Oswego County with re-useable bags. The bags will help Catholic Charities go green as they are distributed to those who visit the agency’s food panty.

Fidelis Health Care Marketing Representative, Sara Upfold-Harrell (left) presents Helen Hoefer, director of emergency services at Catholic Charities of Oswego County with re-useable bags. The bags will help Catholic Charities go green as they are distributed to those who visit the agency’s food panty.

Director of Catholic Charities’ Emergency Services Program, Helen Hoefer explained, “We have a client choice food pantry that provides our consumers with the opportunity to walk through and, with the help of a volunteer, pick out the food items that they prefer. Each client has an assigned amount of ‘food points.’ Based on their point allotment, clients are able to select the fruits, vegetables, grains, and proteins that they prefer. It is a very efficient and personal way for our consumers to get the food they need for themselves and their family.”

“We are grateful to Fidelis Health Care for providing the re-useable bags and helping us and our consumers go green to help our environment,” added Hoefer.

Catholic Charities of Oswego County’s Client Choice Food Pantry is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, call 598-3980.

Catholic Charities of Oswego County serves all people in need regardless of their religious affiliation.

Primary funding sources for Catholic Charities of Oswego County programs are the United Way of Greater Oswego County, the Diocesan Hope Appeal, the County of Oswego and private donations by individuals and local companies and organizations.

Fidelis Care Announces Upcoming Medicare Seminars In Oswego

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OSWEGO, NY – Fidelis Care, the New York State Catholic Health Plan serving more than 424,000 members in 41 counties across the state, will host free Fidelis Medicare Advantage seminars for Oswego residents who are

eligible for Medicare and want answers about coverage and benefits.

The information sessions will be held Fridays at 2 p.m., Oct. 17 through Dec. 26, at Ponderosa Steak House, 147 George St.

Experts from Fidelis Care will explain the benefits of Fidelis Medicare Advantage and answer attendees’ questions. A light snack will be provided.

Fidelis Care offers Fidelis Medicare Advantage in 22 counties and Fidelis Dual Advantage for residents eligible for Medicaid and Medicare in 17 counties, with both available in Oswego County.

Fidelis Care is one of the largest health plans offering government-sponsored health programs in New York State.

It was founded on the belief that all New Yorkers should have access to affordable, quality health insurance.

Through the Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus, and Medicaid programs, members are covered for regular checkups, preventive care, hospital and emergency care, eye exams, dental care, and more.

Partners in Community Care, a managed long-term care program for adults, is also available in Orange and Rockland counties.

Fidelis Care members have access to a provider network of more than 30,000 health care professionals statewide. Regional offices are located in Syracuse, Amherst, Albany, and Rego Park (Queens), with satellite offices

in Rochester and Poughkeepsie.

For more information about the Fidelis Medicare Advantage program, call Valerie Shanne at (315) 437-1835 ext. 42155.

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