Joani Shaver, Director of the Blount County Office on Aging, presents Medicare MattersOverview and Updates. For many people, going on Medicare is scary and complicated. Shaver will review the basics and explain changes proposed for 2020. This program is part of the Focus on Seniors partnership between the Library and the Office on Aging.
Attendees are encouraged to visit www.medicare.gov and bring their questions to the presentation. The 2020 Medicare Open Enrollment Period is October 15, 2019 – December 7, 2019 for a January 1, 2020 effective date.
Plan to attend on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Library’s Sharon Lawson Room. There will be a related program, Medicare and Drug Plans, on November 20.
Medicare counselors will be available to assist individuals with reviewing choices and enrolling in different plans before and after the program. For an appointment on October 23 with the Medicare counselors, call the SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) office at 877-801-0044. Program and appointments will be in Sharon Lawson Room.
The Office on Aging also publishes the Senior Services Directory which is available at no cost from the library, the Community Action Agency, Blount Memorial Hospital and the Senior Center at Everett.
Free and open to the public, the program is sponsored by the Blount County Public Library, located at 508 N. Cusick Street, Maryville, and the Blount County Office on Aging. For further information about library programs or services, call the library at 982-0981 or visit its website at www.blounttn.org/197/Public-Library.