SHINE (Serving Health Care Needs of Elders)
- Sept. 18, 2018
-- Future and current Medicare beneficiaries are invited to attend free presentations about the ins and outs of Medicare this month in Venice. The presentations will feature professionally trained counselors of the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program.
"Medicare 101" will be offered on Thursday, Sept. 20 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at The Windsor of Venice. The Windsor of Venice is located at 1600 Center Rd., Venice, Fla. 34292. Participants are asked to RSVP to 941-408-2600.
The presentation will be offered again on Monday, Sept. 24 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Venice Friendship Center. The Friendship Center is located at 2350 Scenic Dr., Venice Fla. 34293.
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs' SHINE program provides free, unbiased information and assistance for Florida Medicare beneficiaries year-round as they carefully evaluate their health care options. SHINE is administered locally by the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida.
Medicare 101 is a well-rounded presentation covering the basics of Medicare for those soon to be eligible as well as those currently on Medicare. Participants will learn the basics of Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, discover more about the many plan options available. Presenters will also discuss the new Medicare cards which will have begun distribution in Florida. SHINE counselors will also be available to answer questions after the presentation.
For more information about the Medicare 101 presentations, or to receive one-on-one Medicare counseling assistance from SHINE, individuals may contact The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida at 866-413-5337 (866-41-ELDER)
. For a listing of SHINE counseling sites and public events in our area, visit http://www.FloridaSHINE.org
The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (http://www.aaaswfl.org
) is a nonprofit organization serving Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, and Sarasota Counties. AAASWFL is the state's designated Aging and Disability Resource Center for Southwest Florida. The organization is committed to connecting older adults and adults with disabilities to resources and assistance for living safely with independence and dignity. More information is available at www.aaaswfl.org or by calling the toll-free Helpline at 866-413-5337 (866-41-ELDER)