Navigating Medicare

Photo provided by  Peter Kaminski  through Creative Commons.

Photo provided by Peter Kaminski through Creative Commons.

Does sorting through Medicare lingo make you want to give up and go back to bed? You’re not the only one. Most of us need help navigating the system. John Wingerter of the Council on Aging of Buncombe County in conjunction with Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) announces the Medicare class schedule for Medicare Choices Made Easy. The information session explains how Medicare works, the enrollment process, how to avoid penalties and ways that beneficiaries can save money.

The information sessions are free and open to the public. People new to Medicare, caregivers, people leaving employer health insurance for Medicare and others who help Medicare beneficiaries with their insurance should consider attending this informative class. The information presented is unbiased as no products are sold, recommended or endorsed.

Classes are listed below. To reserve your place, register online at www.coabc.org or call the Council on Aging at 828-277-8288. For the Pardee classes you may register by calling the Pardee Signature Care Center 828-692-4600.

June 16 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Leicester Library
1561 Alexander Road, Leicester, NC 28748

June 17 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Fairview Library
1 Taylor Road, Fairview, NC 28730

June 18 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Pardee Signature Care Center
1800 Four Seasons Blvd, Hendersonville (Blue Ridge Mall)

June 23 6:00 – 8:00 PM
Skyland/South Buncombe Library
260 Overlook Road, Asheville, NC 28803

July 23 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Pardee Signature Care Center
1800 Four Seasons Blvd, Hendersonville (Blue Ridge Mall)

July 24 2:00 – 4:00 PM
OLLI/Reuter Center – UNCA
One University Heights, Asheville, 28804

July 31 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Goodwill
1616 Patton Ave, Asheville 28806

August 20 3:00 – 5:00 PM
Pardee Signature Care Center
1800 Four Seasons Blvd, Hendersonville (Blue Ridge Mall)

Contact John Wingerter with the Council on Aging of Buncombe County for more information. 828-277-8288  Johnw@coabc.org

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