Medicare 101 coming to six counties in November

Date: November 2, 2017 | Category: News

Care Connection for Aging Services will present its Medicare 101 workshops in six senior centers and one hospital during November. Each session will be free and open to the public, and each begins at noon.
They will be presented in the Stockton, Salisbury, Clinton, Wheatland, Warrensburg and Marshall senior centers. A seventh session will be presented at Bates County Memorial Hospital in Butler.
The workshops are designed for people who are new to Medicare and considering their options – regardless of whether they plan to retire or keep working. The program includes information about benefits, premiums, deductibles and copayments and explains the differences in Parts A, B, C, and D of the Medicare system.
Participants can learn where to find extra help to pay for care and medication. The session addresses prescription drug plans, supplemental insurance and Medicare Advantage plans. A question and answer session will follow.
Workshop participants are encouraged to have lunch at the senior centers. People 60 and older may give a contribution for lunch, and younger folks may have lunch for the full cost of the meal. Reservations may be made by calling Stacey Gilkeson at 1-800-748-7826.
Here is the schedule:
• Monday, Nov. 6, Bates County Memorial Hospital Education Center, 615 W. Nursery St., Butler
• Wednesday, Nov. 8, Salisbury Senior Center, 304 Broadway, Salisbury
• Thursday, Nov. 9, Korth Center, 309 W. Englewood, Stockton.
• Tuesday, Nov. 7, Clinton Senior Center, 970 E. Sedalia, Clinton.
• Thursday, Nov. 16, McCarty Senior Center, 19482 U.S. Hwy. 54, Wheatland.
• Tuesday, Nov. 21, Warrensburg Senior Center, 445 E. Gay, Warrensburg.
• Tuesday, Nov. 28, Marshall Senior Center, 14 E. Morgan, Marshall.
Care Connection does not sell insurance and will not recommend a particular plan. The Medicare 101 workshop is presented regularly in each of the 13 counties the agency serves.