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Edgewood Communities invites the community to its next seminar in the Best of Times Series entitled Medicare 101. The event is Tuesday, October 11th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Christ Chapel on the Lutheran Campus, 715 Falconer Street, Jamestown. Janell Sluga, Certified Geriatric Care Manager and coordinator for the Senior Life Matters program will be the presenter. Reservations are appreciated by calling Patty Eckwahl at 716.720.9122.
Ms. Sluga will give an overview of Medicare insurance for those who are planning to enroll for the first time and those interested in understanding all the options available. “We’re coming up on Open Enrollment for Medicare and people are barraged with information from Medicare and other sources,” Mrs. Sluga said. “Some of it is legitimate and some of it isn’t. The vocabulary can be very confusing and overwhelming. We’ll cover these topics in the seminar, along with new changes for 2017.” The seminar will also be helpful for caregivers who are responsible for making Medicare decisions and who need guidance.
“Medicare insurance options are not one size fits all,” Mrs. Sluga added. “There are so many options to choose from that if people don’t know the best choice for their situation, it can have a huge financial impact.” If time allows, participants may submit a question for Ms. Sluga to answer.
The Best of Times Seminar Series was honored with the LeadingAge National Public Trust Award, for helping area residents learn ways to age well and enjoy life. The series also received the LeadingAge national award for building public trust.
Edgewood Communities is part of Lutheran Senior Housing and is located on the Lutheran Campus off Falconer Street in Jamestown. Units include one and two bedroom apartments, duplex homes and the new Smartment® Building. For more information about the seminar or Lutheran Housing, call Eckwahl at 720.9122 or log onto www.lutheran-jamestown.org/senior-housing.