Gifts for Grannies

Your are invited to the 5 th Annual Gifts for Grannies and Grandpas too.

“Big Texas Christmas Present”

brought to you by

Friends for Life       Texas Ranger Museum

Big 95-KBGO      Mi Familia Car Club

December 13, 2014

Texas Ranger Museum

Anyone making a donation to Gifts for Grannies will receive Free admission to the Museum. One admission per item.

Donations accepted from 9am – 5pm. Big 95 broadcasting 1pm- 3pm

Mi Familia Classic Cars on display from 10am – 3pm

come join us with your Classic Car

Meet Lynn Thompto

Lynn

Lynn is our Estate and Insurance Specialist.

From February – May of 2013 Lynn volunteered in the Estates department and in the Independent Living (driving and doing intakes). May 2013 – Now Lyn is employed part-time in the Estates department.

What’s your favorite part of working with Friends for Life? “My co-workers, Friends for Life hires the nicest people!”

How many clients do you serve? “A LOT – Probably over 150 since I do work for all the Estates and Money Management clients, as well as some of the Guardian of Person only clients.”

Tell me a little about what you do at work on a daily basis? “My main focus is Medicare – I make sure all the Friends for Life clients have a good Part D (Prescription) plan with a low premium and low co-pays. I also track their prescription and other medical costs each month to make sure they are covered correctly by their insurance and make changes to their plans as needed. I also work with other medical insurances and do some work with Medicaid and Medicaid co-pays for nursing home care. I work with  the bonds we have for our clients to track payments that are due each year. I track the monthly bank deposits for all of our guardianship clients that we are rep-payee for and also track any changes in income or automatic payments. I work on the guardianship fees that the state pays for some of our clients – working on the applications, requesting payment form HHSC and tracking to make sure their co-pays are adjusted so we can receive that compensation each month. I assist the other Estate Specialists with their clients when needed, and usually do extra work when we receive new clients.”

What do you like to do for fun outside of work? “I moved here two years ago and all my family is in the Midwest area, so I love to travel to see my two sons and my new granddaughter, as well as my sisters and parents. I also like to go to the movies, shopping, and hanging out with friends.”

 

Welcome to the Team

Kristin McDonald

Join us in welcoming Kristin McDonald to Friends for Life staff.  Kristin joined Friends for Life in September 2014 as the Director of Guardianship of Estate.  Kristin earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Auburn University and her Juris Doctorate from Baylor Law School. During law school, Kristin interned in the chambers of the Honorable Don R. Willett at the Supreme Court of Texas and the chambers of Justice Reed O’Connor at the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. She was also member of the Baylor Law Review, where she served as an associate editor and a technical editor.

Kristin was admitted to the bar in May 2012 and is licensed to practice in the State of Texas. After law school Kristin worked as an associate attorney for a local Waco firm, where her practice focused on commercial litigation, business transactions, and estate planning and probate.

Kristin was born and raised in Austin, Texas, but she and her husband, Seth, and their basset hound, General Lee, are proud to call Waco home!

Baylor Lariat joins our 25th Year Anniversary Celebration

Lariat Pic  Sara Katherine Johnson, Baylor Lariat Reporter, came by for a visit last week to see what we’ve been up to these last 25 years.  Read the full story here… http://baylorlariat.com/2014/09/30/nonprofit-celebrates-25-years-of-service/.

Thank you to all who came to celebrate with us last Thursday at our Open House!

We are so appreciative to our volunteers, partners, donors, staff and the amazing clients we are so blessed to be able to serve.  Thank you for continuing to help us reach the elderly and adults with disabilities.  Everything you do makes a difference!

Call or email today to find our how easy it is to make a difference.  (254) 772-7600