SENIOR CENTER SPOTLIGHT: Center Encourages Residents To Attend Online Medicare Fair On June 23

Below is an announcement from the Wilmington Senior Center:

Learn about signing up for Medicare from the safety and comfort of your home or office on Wednesday, June 23, 2021, open from 3pm to 7pm! This virtual, online Medicare fair is for people turning 65 or becoming eligible for Medicare because of a disability. This event is supported by a grant from the federal government, and there is no cost to attend. Attend for any length of time. Learn about Medicare – and all its parts – to assist you in your initial enrollment decisions. Visit to register.

There will be expert presenters on Medicare eligibility, enrollment, costs, and coverage options from the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs). SHIPs are government funded to provide local, trusted, and unbiased local Medicare help to individuals in their states or territories. During the COVID-19 pandemic, SHIPs are providing safe and socially distanced Medicare education and assistance to Medicare-eligible individuals, their families, and caregivers. This online Welcome to Medicare Fair is just one example. You can visit state specific virtual exhibits and chat with SHIP about what to consider when making your Medicare decisions. Join us from your computer or mobile device anytime between 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Depending upon your state or territory, SHIP services may be provided under another state-specific or local name, such as CHOICES, HICAP, SHINE, or an Area Agency on Aging. This event is hosted by the national State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) National Technical Assistance Center. The national SHIP Center connects the public with their local SHIP.

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