The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch Brings Neighborhoods Together

Spring is the perfect time to get outside and connect with your neighbors! Experience the lights and sounds of public safety by hosting one of The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch’s events that focus on crime prevention and bringing neighbors together.

In partnership with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office and Harris County Constable Office Precinct 4, The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch can bring crime prevention education to you…

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Host a Safety Awareness Day in your area for a chance to meet with representatives from local law enforcement, The Woodlands Fire Department and The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch. Neighbors can register bicycles, fingerprint children, receive crime prevention tips, 9-1-1 emergency information and learn more about their community.

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The Dog Walker Watch is a crime awareness program that encourages dog walkers to serve as extra eyes and ears for law enforcement. Law enforcement provides educational materials on what suspicious activity is and how to report it, when to call 9-1-1 and how to be aware of your surroundings while you are out.

Read the full article – The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch Brings Neighborhoods Together – on page 24 in the March edition of The Woodlands Township Community Magazine.

To learn more about The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch or to schedule an event, please call 281-210-3800 or email neighbor@thewoodlandstownship-tx.gov.

Important Changes to Medicare Cards and Tips to Avoid Common Scams

The Woodlands Township Neighborhood Watch would like to inform you of important changes to Medicare Cards and tips to avoid common scams.

The Houston Better Business Bureau Education Foundation has advised us that Medicare is removing Social Security Numbers from Medicare Cards.

Here are some key points they’d like to share with seniors now, to help avoid problems in the future:

  • The new number will be an 11 digit number that is a mix of numbers and letters assigned to only you.
  • The cards are scheduled to be sent out from April 2018 to April 2019.
  • You don’t have to do anything to get your new card. Your new card will come in the mail. If someone calls to “confirm your identity, or your Medicare number,” or to have you pay money to get yours early, it’s a scam so hang up.
  • You have the same benefits. You can start using your new card immediately.
  • The card is free. No one should tell you there is a one-time fee or that you will lose benefits if you don’t pay a fee or answer their questions.
  • Never give your information to someone who calls you on the phone or comes to your door!
  • Medicare fraud, errors or abuse may be reported to the Texas Senior Medicare Patrol at 1-888-341-6187.

 

For more information on how to avoid common scams, read the “Important Changes to Medicare Cards and Tips to Avoid Common Scams” article in the December issue of The Woodlands Community Magazine (page 24).

 

Thank you from The Woodlands Fire Department!

A message from Fire Chief Alan Benson:

Our community recently faced a very challenging event, Hurricane Harvey, that brought out the true spirit of those who live and work in The Woodlands. The Woodlands Fire Department witnessed so many acts of volunteerism that goes unsurpassed, and the outpouring from different businesses providing whatever was needed to First Responders. On behalf of The Woodlands Fire Department we would like to recognize those who helped by simply saying Thank You for your assistance and support. Continue reading