May 17

Care Connection schedules May sessions to explain Medicare

Date: May 17, 2019 | Category: News

Care Connection for Aging Services will present several Medicare 101 sessions in senior centers before May 31.
The one-hour sessions are free and open to the public. All begin at noon. The Medicare 101 is geared toward people who are new to Medicare or preparing for retirement. The sessions contain information to answer questions and guide the decisions that face seniors who are nearing age 65, whether or not they plan to continue working.
Participants will learn about Medicare benefits, premiums, deductibles and copayments, as well as the differences in Parts A, B, C, and D. The session also will touch on the upcoming distribution of new Medicare cards.
Reservations may be made by calling Samantha Schnell 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 $7.50) for all others.
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:
•May 21, Salisbury Senior Center, 304 Broadway, Salisbury.
•May 23, McCarty Senior Center, 19482 Highway 54, Wheatland.
•May 24, Korth Center, 309 W. Englewood, Stockton.
•May 28, Cole Camp Senior Center, 206 E. Junge, Cole Camp.
•May 29, Warsaw Senior Center, Harbor Village, 17571 N. Dam Access Road, Warsaw.
•May 30, Warrensburg Senior Center, 445 E. Gay, Warrensburg.