Lancelotta & Associates Development Corporation (a real estate developer; James M Lancelotta, president), recently received a major pre-development loan from Leeds Federal Savings, a Maryland bank, to begin work on development of a retirement community for Deaf adults.

As reported in DOC-ument, July 1996, "Lancelotta & Associates contacted several Deaf state and national associations as well as Deaf individuals, ... seeking ideas for creating an adult community designed for and by the Deaf, ... with the intention of developing an unsurpassed state-of-the-art community that caters to the needs and requirements of Deaf adults ... and that is as affordable as possible."

"Wyndholme Village will be a private community for the Deaf ... on a secluded 25-acre estate in Baltimore, Maryland. Over 700 private apartments and commercial spaces are planned, along with fountains, flower and vegetable gardens, sports areas, ponds, and walking trails."

For more information: Lancelotta & Associates, 800 242 9963; fax 410 730 6610; email: ; 5052 Dorsey Hall Drive, #203, Ellicott City, MD 21042.


"Through the years we have gained and lost members, an inevitable sign of our aging, but, more seriously, we have few members willing to take a turn at leading. This is not unique to our Retirees Club, but it is cause for concern as our numbers diminish." -- From FOCUS, Gates Retirees Club quarterly, Spring 1997; thanks to William N "Bill" Fraser.


Letter from FHP, received 22 February 1997:

"...The acquisition of FHP Health Care by PacifiCare Health Systems Inc. has been finalized. Together, we are one of the country's most experienced Medicare HMO (health maintenance organization) plans."

Benefits remain the same, and there are no interruptions or changes in FHP Senior Plan provisions. In a few months, FHP "Senior Plan" members will receive new PacifiCare "Secure Horizon" cards.

Questions? Call the special hotline number 800 492 4670 (TTY not indicated).


The Legal Center (TLC) for people with disabilities and older people have developed a series of large-print HERE'S HELP pamphlets in easy-to-understand language. Topics include Alzheimer's, health care and financial powers of attorney, financial exploitation, living wills, etc. Each pamphlet costs $2.00 [including postage].
-- Source: UPDATE, March 1997. For a list of HERE'S HELP pamphlets, call TLC, 303 722 0300 or [CO] 800 288 1376, or write TLC, 455 Sherman Street, #130, Denver, CO 80203.

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