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Posted on April 6, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized |

News Release


 George Takei and Patty Duke Join Forces to Tell Americans to  Boldly Go  to


Using Social Security’s Online Services Are So Easy “Even Kirk Could Do It”

Cyberspace: the final frontier.  These are the voyages of George Takei and Patty Duke.  Their mission: to seek

out baby boomers and people of all ages and tell them to Boldly Go to


Entertainment icons George Takei and Patty Duke have teamed up to tell Americans to Boldly Go to to apply for retirement, disability, Medicare, and so much more.  The two celebrities are joining forces in a new campaign to help the Social Security Administration promote its online services as an easy and secure way for people to do business with the agency.

“Social Security has a great website and the top-rated online services in the U.S.,” said Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security.  “We now have a fun new way to get the word out.  Having George join forces with Patty will help us reach the millions of people who can take advantage of this convenient way of doing business with Social Security.  Boldly Go to to plan for your retirement and to apply online so that you too may live long and prosper.”

“Won’t filing for Social Security benefits online be confusing?” George asks Patty in one of eight new commercials.  “It’s simple and easy,” Patty assures George.  “It’s so easy, even Kirk could do it.”

Those ready to retire, apply for disability benefits, or delay retirement and apply only for Medicare, can do so from the comfort of their home or from any computer.  Two million people took advantage of Social Security’s convenient online benefit applications last year.  People already receiving Social Security benefits can go online to let Social Security know about a change of address or phone number, start or change direct deposit, get a proof of income letter, or replace a lost Medicare card.

Social Security’s website “is for everyone,” Patty tells George in another spot.  Workers can get an online estimate of their future retirement benefits and use Social Security’s planners to plan for a secure retirement.  In addition, Patty says, “Young people can help their grandparents with retiring online or getting extra help with their Medicare prescription drug costs.”  To which George concludes, “Everyone, of all ages, should go to”

Social Security’s online services not only provide a convenient option for the public, they are a lifeline for the agency in a time of fast growing workloads as baby boomers begin retiring in record numbers and millions more need Social Security’s services due to the economic downturn.

To learn more about Social Security’s online services and to view the new George Takei and Patty Duke public service announcements, Boldly Go to  Like George, you may find yourself saying, “Oh my!”



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Posted on April 6, 2011. Filed under: Uncategorized |

WHO WE ARE: Mountain User Group aka M.U.G. is a local club of outdoor enthusiasts. MUG was founded to: (1) Enable Members to meet others of similar interests in order to participate in the outdoors together and (2) Inform, instruct, and inspire members of our community to be safer, more thoughtful, and more accomplished users of the outdoors. Our MUG Website, member site and semi-monthly evening programs work together to achieve these goals. All ages, skill level and human powered activities are encouraged!  Including, but not limited to: hiking, ice climbing, rock climbing, skiing, snowshoeing, snowboarding, ice skating, skijoring, orienteering, backpacking, trail running, mountain biking, road biking, fishing, photography, kayaking, rafting, canoeing, mushrooming, caving, birding, archeology, painting, and other activities in the outdoors. Disabled persons in our community can find new ways to enjoy the outdoors, and MUG will work to serve disabled individuals to get outside with supportive friends. Bi-Monthly (education & social programs) are the 1st Tuesday & the 3rd Wednesday of each month. Please visit our site at
Date/Time: Wednesday, April 20th/ 7-9PM
Location: 24 S Uncompahgre on Centennial Plaza, Montrose City Hall Annex
Contact: or Kari Hepner at or 970-270-0285 (please leave message & I will return after 1 PM)
Program: WHITEWATER KAYAKING in Western Colorado presented by Tom Chamberlain
Presented by Tom Chamberlain
Fun & Safety will be presented in
an evening slide show & discussion
Wed, April 20 – 7-9 PM
24 S Uncompahge on Centennial Plaza
Montrose City Hall Annex
FREE program for all ages!
Brought to you by MUG/Mountain Users Group

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