‘Medicare 101’ Sessions Scheduled At Three County Senior Centers

With the Medicare annual election period quickly approaching — it runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7 — now is a good time for seniors to review their current healthcare and prescription-drug coverage.

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs’ SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) Program will offer three sessions this month to provide its Medicare 101 presentation at different locations in Palm Beach County, and will also be available to provide free, unbiased information and assistance to Florida Medicare beneficiaries as they evaluate their healthcare options.

The “Medicare 101” presentations, which are free and open to everyone in the community, will provide detailed information on the A, B, C and D basics of the Medicare program, including Medicare supplement insurance, Medicare Advantage plans and financial assistance programs. SHINE volunteers will also be available to answer questions and provide enrollment or application assistance at a later date.

These sessions are set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the North County Senior Center (5217 Northlake Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens); 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Mid-County Senior Center (3680 Lake Worth Road, Lake Worth); and 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the West County Senior Center (2916 State Road 15, Belle Glade). Visit www.floridashine.org for more info.