Care Connection to present Medicare workshop in Marshall

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Care Connection for Aging Services will conduct a "Medicare 101" presentation at 11:30 a.m., March 29, at the Marshall Senior Center at 14 E. Morgan St.

The hour-long session is tailored for people who are new to Medicare, including people preparing for retirement. The workshop addresses the benefits, premiums, deductibles and copayments, as well as the differences in Parts A, B, C and D.

The session is free and open to the public. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Stacey Gilkeson at 1-800-748-7826. Lunch will be available to people who are 60 and older for a contribution. There is a nominal fee for people younger than 60.

The presentation also will cover how to find help to pay for prescriptions and medical care. Additionally, the workshop addresses prescription drug plans, supplemental insurance and Medicare Advantage plans. A question-and-answer session will follow.

Care Connection partners with CLAIM, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, to provide Medicare and Medicaid information and assistance in west central Missouri counties. Care Connection does not sell insurance and will not recommend a particular plan.

Care Connection, a non-profit area agency on aging serving west central Missouri, operates 23 locations in 13 counties, including Saline. Its mission is to provide resources and services that empower people to create healthy aging experiences.

For more information, call 1-800-748-7826 or email

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