Care Connection schedules sessions to explain Medicare

Date: January 8, 2018 | Category: News

As part of its ongoing education for older adults, Care Connection for Aging Services will present its Medicare 101 session in six counties this month, and seven others in February.
The one-hour sessions are free and open to the public. The Medicare 101 session is geared toward people who are new to Medicare or preparing for retirement. The sessions contain much information to answer questions and guide the decisions that face seniors who are nearing age 65, whether or not they plan to stop working.
Participants will learn about Medicare benefits, premiums, deductibles and copayments, as well as the differences in Parts A, B, C, and D.
Reservations may be made by calling Stacey Gilkeson at 1-800-748-7826. Lunch will be available for a contribution for people 60 and older and the full cost of the meal (about $7) for all others at the workshops presented at the senior centers.
The session also addresses how seniors may qualify for assistance in paying for prescriptions and medical care. Participants will learn about prescription drug plans, supplemental insurance and Medicare Advantage plans.
Care Connection does not sell insurance and will not recommend a particular plan.
Here is the schedule for the sessions, all of which begin at noon:
Jan. 11, Salisbury Senior Center, 304 Broadway
Jan. 12, McCarty Senior Center, 19482 U.S. 54, Wheatland
Jan. 16, Clinton Senior Center, 970 E. Sedalia
Jan. 25, Butler Senior Center, 611 W. Mill
Jan. 26, Warsaw Senior Center, Harbor Village, 17571 N. Dam Access Road
Jan. 30, Korth Center, 309 W. Englewood, Stockton
Jan. 31 Warrensburg Senior Center, 445 E. Gay, Suite 128
Feb. 6, Carroll County Senior Center, Carroll County Memorial Hospital, 200 Lifecare Lane, Carrollton
Feb. 7, Odessa Trails Regional Library, 107 W. Mason, Odessa
Feb. 20, Sedalia Senior Center, 312 S. Washington
Feb. 26, Neal Center, 301 N. Main, Nevada
Feb. 27, Rivers Crossing Life Center, 5215 Business Highway 13 NE, Osceola
Feb. 28, Marshall Senior Center, 14 E. Morgan
Care Connection, a non-profit area agency on aging serving West Central Missouri, operates 23 locations in 13 counties, including Bates, Benton, Carroll, Cedar, Chariton, Henry, Hickory, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Saline, St. Clair, and Vernon. Its mission is to provide resources and services that empower people to create healthy aging experiences. For more information, call 1-800-748-7826 or visit