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Happy Thanksgiving day from the team of GringoPost
 
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IESS and Medicare double-bind

I have not seen this question addressed anywhere in the discussions about IESS and medical insurance. If anyone can help answer this, great.

As a US citizen turning 65, one is automatically enrolled in Medicare part A and required to pay for Medicare Part B in the US, even if one is a permanent resident of another country and will never use it. It is automatically deducted from social security, the sole source of income for many living abroad. The penalties for "opting-out" of Medicare part B are draconian if one ever returns to the US and re-enrolls in Medicare there. They take 10% for every year you were out, total it and add it to your premium for perpetuity. So one would pay the most for their insurance at a time of life when they can afford it the least (in their years 70s-100).

Bellgenica healthcare insurance is your best choice

Bellgenica is a company committed to people's health. We do have coverage for preexisting conditions. No age limits. No deductibles. We do not raise up our premiums. Dental care. Ophthalmology and many services included. We've got providers all over the country. Anyone interested in a quote, please contact Diego Olmedo,

Address: Av.12 de Octubre y Luis Cordero. Edificio World Trade Centre., Quito (capital).

Diego Olmedo Bermudez: diegohard11@gmail.com comercial10@bellgenica.com 098 708 6046

12 de Octubre y Cordero

Diego Olmedo:  098 708 6046

Christmas in Cuenca Gala, coming up

Before you know it, Christmas will be upon us. Hearts of Gold is seeking volunteers to help prepare for its sixth annual Gala. We are particularly in need of help with Donation Committee. Would any of you kind people be willing to solicit gift certificates and/or gifts from local businesses? We will supply complete packages with lists of businesses (or you can just visit your favorite places, like restaurants, hair dressers, bakeries and stores) and pre-printed gift certificates. We are also seeking an Art Donation Chairperson to coordinate donations from the many artists in Cuenca.

Mark your calendars: The first meeting will be on Thursday, October 26, at 1 PM. Hearts of Gold offices, Calle Canton Gualaceo y Calle Canton Santa Isabel.

Maria Jose Orellana: morellana@heartsofgoldfoundation.org .

City: Cuenca

To all Fireside Song Circle participants

I would like to thank all those who participated in the Fireside Song Circle last night at the Liron Liron Restaurant. Glenn David, Roxy Bondus, Katie Catinella, John Cain, Edria Barbieri, Ray Lewis, David Naccari... you all are Awesome. A special thanks to Linda Lewis who so graciously and expertly took care of the door and the cover charge. I would also like to thank the owners Andreas and Gaby of Liron Liron, and the staff for their support in making this event happen. Oh, and a big thanks to all who attended. It was a superb evening and everyone had a great time. We will definately be doing this again in the near future. Michael Wanner ( Host).

Michael: 099 605 0476. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Travesia and Enigma Day at Ribs & More

Time to mark on your calendar: Saturday, November 4th starting at 5 PM we will have Dos Hemisferios representatives at Ribs & More to support our Travesia Cabernet Sauvignon & Enigma Chardonnay day.

Come and have a free taste of these two delicious varieties of wine

We will have a menu option that is not smoked, don't let the smoke scare you away.

Special discounts on bottles and glasses Dos Hemisferios wine.

While reservations are not necessary, a reservation is recommended if you want a particular time and location for your group.

Saturday, November 4th starting at 5 PM, free, Carlos Teran s/n y Julio Matovellle, Cuenca.

Robert Long: robert@ribsandmore.ec 099 511 9593. Call after Call after: 9 AM.

Travesia and Enigma Day at Ribs & More

Time to mark on your calendar: Saturday, November 4th starting at 5 PM we will have Dos Hemisferios representatives at Ribs & More to support our Travesia Cabernet Sauvignon & Enigma Chardonnay day.

Come and have a free taste of these two delicious varieties of wine

We will have a menu option that is not smoked, don't let the smoke scare you away.

Special discounts on bottles and glasses Dos Hemisferios wine.

While reservations are not necessary, a reservation is recommended if you want a particular time and location for your group.

Saturday, November 4th starting at 5 PM, free, Carlos Teran s/n y Julio Matovellle, Cuenca.

Robert Long: robert@ribsandmore.ec 099 511 9593. Call after Call after: 9 AM.

A health and wellness company is launching in Ecuador

Incredible studies in science directly related to the master antioxidant of your body.

People are suffering from over 70 health related conditions, just to name a few. Do you happen to know someone who has diabetes, arthritis, erectile dysfunction, asthma or heart disease?

These products are giving amazing results helping people have a better quality of life.

Everyone is welcome to come hear about this life changing opportunity.

English Speaking Catholic Mass every Sunday

San Roque Catholic Church at 12:30 PM
Come enjoy Mass with us and Fr Francis

Every Sunday at 12:30, San Roque is 2 blks up Loja Ave from doce de Abril, Cuenca.

Pablo Hampton:  093 952 5155. Call after Call after: 9 AM.

Indivisible Ecuador’s Monthly Meet-Up, Oct. 28 10:30-12:30

Join us for Indivisible Ecuador’s second Monthly Meet-Up. Enjoy the company of like-minded, progressive folks and join in one of several table topics discussions at the home of an Indivisible Committee member. Featured discussion topic plus additional topics suggested by attendees. Online Action Tools – including apps and services for calling, writing, and emailing public officials - will, as always, be available to learn or use with the aid of Indivisible representatives, allowing you to be engaged in important political issues from abroad.

Good company and conversation over coffee and pastries with a $1 donation to replenish our hosting fund.

Reserve on our Facebook group events announcement at: Indivisible Ecuador – and join us while you’re there.

Address: Edificio El Rocio, Dpt. 401, Jose Astudillo y Eduardo Crespo Malo
(on the hill behind Common Grounds)
If the taxi driver doesn't recognize the name, you can tell him/her "Cerca La Cuadra."
From El Centro, the #3 bus stops at the bottom of the hill on Gran Colombia.

Sat., Oct. 28, 10:30-12:30, $1, Edificio El Rocio, Dpt. 401, Jose Astudillo y Eduardo Crespo Malo, Cuenca.

Naomi Herndon: indivisible.ecuador@gmail.com 099 373 5719. Call after Call after: 7 AM.

Episcopal-Anglican Sunday communion service

Episcopal-Anglican Communion
every Sunday 9:30 AM

Misión Sagrada Familia, 5-34 Bartolomé de las Casas y Tirso de Molina (Yanuncay area).
Worship with the Book of Common Prayer and improve your Spanish with Padre Homero Hurtado.

Sunday, October 22, 2017, 9:30 AM and every Sunday thereafter, free, Misión Sagrada Familia, 5-34 Bartolomé de las Casas y Tirso de Molina (Yanuncay area)., Cuenca.

Eben Haskell: ebenhaskell@yahoo.com 098 301 8880. Call after Call after: 9 AM.

Meditation at Cuenca Shambhala Center, Windhorse Café

The Cuenca Shambhala Meditation Center invites you to meditate together, 9:30 – 10:45 AM every Sunday morning, up the stairs at the Windhorse Café. Shambhala International follows the tradition of Pema Chödron and her teachers Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. Chairs and cushions are provided, and meditation instructions are available at 9 AM. 6-16 Calle Larga y Hermano Miguel, contact cuenca.shambhala@gmail.com and 07 418 7291, and visit cuenca.shambhala.ws/. Free of charge - donations are welcome. ¡Se habla español!

October 22 from 9:30 – 10:45, and every Sunday morning, 6-16 Calle Larga y Hermano Miguel, Cuenca.

Craig Adams: cuenca.shambhala@gmail.com 07 418 7291. Call after Call after: 8 AM.

The Gathering Christian Fellowship meets Sunday mornings

Sunday morning here in Cuenca, come join a group of believers that love to worship the Lord at The Gathering.

Join the Gathering, an English speaking Christian Fellowship in Cuenca, Sunday mornings at 10:08 for an anointed time of praise and worship, and fellowship Celebration service with an uplifting message from Pastor Greg. Come early as the Coffee Fellowship starts at 9:30.

We are located at Gran Colombia 9-78, between Padre Aguire and Benigno Malo in downtown Cuenca, Ecuador.

God Simple; not church complicated

Map and directions are available on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/TheGatheringEC

Sundays at 10:08 am, We are located at Gran Colombia 9-78, between Padre Aguire and Benigno Malo, Cuenca.

Brian: thegatheringec@gmail.com

Looking for used children's books

Hi Cuenca peeps, I have a 1 ½ year old son that loves reading books (either his dad or I do the reading; also he doesn't like when I read from the computer). We have five books and he's driving us crazy with the loop. We don't have much money, so looking to buy new books (and possibly buy altogether) isn't an option just yet. Please, if you can spare one or a few books please let me know (we could purchase at really low prices).

Sincerely, Karla Sanchez.

Karla Sanchez: sanchezkarlab@gmail.com 098 954 6281. Call after: 8 AM.

City: Cuenca

Pipe cleaners

Does anyone know where I can locate pipe cleaners?

Ed: efgiordano@yahoo.com .

City: Cuenca

Handy man to repair two gas ovens

We have two ovens in need of repair. Both have faulty gas ignition buttons and one has a rotisserie switch which can't be turned off.

Daril: dgawith52@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Travel safely, 24 hours, 365 days

Good afternoon,

We offer safety and comfortable transportation service Quito-Cuenca-Quito

- Room for 4 people, luggage, pets, parcels (SUV)
- Room for 6 people, luggage, parcels (SUV)

Feel free to contact us by whatsapp. Francisco Cevallos 099 413 4469, email: fcocevallosec@yahoo.com or give us a call, Lorena: cevallosrecalde@yahoo.com 098 438 6442.

Door to door service. The price is for the group.

Please book your trip with 12 hours of anticipation

Quito-Cuenca/Cuenca-Quito

One way: $250
Two ways: $350

Lorena

City: Cuenca

Looking for pickles

Hello,

I'm looking for jarred pickles I can buy. Where would I be able to find them here in Cuenca?

Johanna:  098 696 1496

Wood oven

Hello, I am looking for someone who works building wood ovens, I need to make one, If there is anyone you can recommend me it will be amazing, Thanks,

Pavlova Gonzalez: pavlovaabratza1989@gmail.com .

City: Cuenca

Looking for an English speaking restaurant to bring EFL students

Hello,

I am looking for an English speaking restaurant that could accommodate 20-30 EFL students. They are university students who will be eating dinner. I am looking for a restaurant which would accommodate my class with English speaking servers and English menus. These students do not have a lot of money so the food needs to be affordable as well. We would be visiting the restaurant on a Wednesday evening (5-7 PM) in the end of November. Any recommendations? Thanks Julia

Julia: mmele19@hotmail.com .

City: Cuenca