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NY StateWide Senior Action Council
NY StateWide Senior Action Council is a grassroots organization made up of individual senior citizens and organizations from all parts of New York State. Our services, provided by experienced and certified counselors, are free. We provide information to elders and their families so that they can make the best possible healthcare decisions on issues such as Patients’ Rights; Health Insurance Services and Benefits; Prescription Drug Coverage, Services; and Medicare & Medicaid Fraud Prevention. Also, we partner with local Area Offices of Aging to provide health insurance counseling. Our toll-free Medicare, Patients Right and Medicare Fraud Helpline can be reached at 1-800-333-4374.
StateWide’s Patient Advocates Program offers free presentations in the community and Telephone Teach-ins every month. The next session is on January 22, 2019, from 10:00am to 11:00am. The topic being discussed is “Helping Older Persons and Caregivers Obtain Community Based Services and Long-Term Care.” For more information on how to join this call, please call our toll-free helpline at 800-333-4374.
StateWide’s 2019 Health Care Calendars are available. These are valuable tools to keep track of your doctors’ appointments and to identify which preventative services are completely paid for by Medicare one time per year. Services such as: preventative screenings, such as, Abdominal Aortic Aneurism Screening, Cardiovascular Screening, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Depression Screening, Diabetes Screening, Glaucoma Screening, Hepatitis Screening, HIV Screening, Lung Cancer Screening, Breast Cancer Screening and Prostate Screening. To find out more about preventative services that Medicare pays for and to order your free calendar, contact NY StateWide at 1-800-333-4374.
To learn more about our WNY regional meetings, or to become a member of NY StateWide Senior Action Council, or to schedule a presentation on Patients Rights or Medicare Fraud – call us at 1-800-333-4374.