Medicare 101

The Peters Township Public Library will host Medicare 101 on Thursday, September 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the library. Adele Dean, the Regional APPRISE Coordinator, will be the featured speaker providing information on Medicare and the APPRISE Program.

Registration is required for this program. Register online or call 724.941.9430 #1.

Medicare continues to provide important benefits as the health insurance program for people 65 and older, people under 65 with certain disabilities, and people of any age with end-stage renal disease, permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant. APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare.

Dean’s presentation will review both the Medicare and APPRISE programs with handouts and New to Medicare packets available for persons attending the program. She will discuss other assistance programs such as PACE/PACENET, Extra Help and the Medicare Savings Program. If you think you may qualify for an assistance program or need help discussing the costs of Medicare, you will be able to schedule an appointment with Dean after her presentation.

Adele Dean is the Regional Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Department of Aging’s APPRISE Program. She coordinates the program for 18 counties in Western PA and works for the Southwestern PA Area Agency on Aging, Inc.