LUMBERTON, NC – Enroll America and the Affordable Health Care Coalition of Robeson County announce their open enrollment kick-off breakfast and the first set of community enrollment events.
Members of the coalition are emphasizing the availability of financial help with premiums, in-person assistance at enrollment events, and information on new plans and new premium prices. Members also want to let residents know that the fine for not having health insurance in 2016 is $695 or 2.5 percent of your annual income – whichever is greater.
The information breakfast starts at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Southeastern Health’s Community Health Education Center (C.H.E.C.) in Biggs Park Mall in Lumberton. Get information about health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act, learn about enrollment events in your community and schedule your appointment for help in your neighborhood.
Free, in-person help is being offered on the following dates and locations:
Tuesdays, November 10, 17 & 24, 2015 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Southeastern Health Community Health Education Center, Biggs Park Mall – 2800 North Elm Street
Friday, January 15, 2016 – 1 p.m. to 8 p.m., First Baptist Church Lumberton – 2nd Street, 504 West 2nd Street
Saturday, November 7, 2015 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sponsored by Dothan Presbyterian and St. Georges United Methodist Churches, Jantzen McLean Building, 104 Railroad Street
Saturday, November 14, 2015 – 10 am to 1 pm, Sacred Pathways, 303 College Street
Saturday, December 12, 2015 – 1 pm to 5 pm, St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church, 228 N. Stage Road
Saturday, January 9, 2016 – 10 am to 3 pm, Trinity United Methodist Church, 307 Trinity Street
Saturday, January 16, 2016 – 10 am to 4 pm, St. Josephs Miracle Revival Center, 4657 Daniel McLeod Road
To schedule an appointment for local assistance, call the North Carolina Connector at 1-855-733-3711.
Southeastern Health will host Fitness Fridays, Nov. 6 and 20 from 8-9 a.m. and 3-4 p.m. at the Community Health Education Center (C.H.E.C.) located across from the mall office at Biggs Park Mall in Lumberton. Health Promotion Specialist Carlotta Winston will lead the group in a DVD-guided exercise session. For more information, call (910) 671-9393.
Breakfast at Biggs Park Mall: Diabetes awareness
Learn about diabetes on Tuesday, Nov. 10 at 8 a.m. in the retail space beside J.C. Penny at Biggs Park Mall in Lumberton. Certified Diabetes Educator Jacklon Beard will discuss diabetes prevention, detection and treatment. The event is sponsored by Biggs Park Mall and Southeastern Health’s Community Health Education Center (C.H.E.C.). For more information, call (910) 671-9393.
Endocrinology Lunch and Learn
Endocrinologist Dr. Deep Shikha of Southeastern Medical Specialists will present a program on diabetes and endocrinology on Tuesday, Nov. 17 at 11 a.m. in the retail space beside J.C. Penny at Biggs Park Mall in Lumberton. For more information, call (910) 671-9393.
Health and Wellness Fair: Lung Cancer and Diabetes
Southeastern Health will sponsor a health fair focusing on lung cancer and diabetes at Biggs Park Mall in Lumberton on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (910) 671-5762.
Breakfast at Biggs Park Mall: Lung Health Awareness
Learn about lung health and enjoy a healthy breakfast on Tuesday, Nov. 24 at 8 a.m. in the retail space beside J.C. Penny at Biggs Park Mall in Lumberton. Southeastern Health Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Cardiopulmonary Rehab Manager Ash Walker will present a program on lung disease prevention, detection and treatment. The event is sponsored by Biggs Park Mall and Southeastern Health’s Community Health Education Center (C.H.E.C.). For more information, call (910) 671-9393.
Fibromyalgia Support Group
The Southeastern Neuromuscular Rehabilitation Center and Rehab Services of Southeastern Health sponsor a Fibromyalgia Support Group. The next meeting will be held on Monday, Nov. 9 and will feature guest speaker Pulmonary and Sleep Specialist Dr. Andres Endara-Bravo of Southeastern Pulmonary and Sleep Clinic. A social time including refreshments will be held from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. with the program from 4:45 to 6:45 p.m. at the Southeastern Lifestyle Day Spa. Registration is requested by calling (910) 738-4554 or emailing email@example.com.
Neurofibromatosis Support Group
A Neurofibromatosis (NF) Support Group will meet on Thursday, Nov. 19 from 6-7 p.m. in Community Classroom I at Southeastern Regional Medical Center. Patients, family members and caregivers are invited. This first meeting will be a meet and greet session. For more information, contact Nancy Ward at (910) 258-8889 or Nbward005@yahoo.com.