Edgewood Communities to Host Medicare Seminar

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Janell Sluga, geriatric care manager for Senior Life Matters at Lutheran, and Karen Pfeffer, Lutheran Senior Housing clerical assistant review information to be shared at the upcoming Medicare 101 seminar on February 4th in the Lutheran Chapel.
Janell Sluga, geriatric care manager for Senior Life Matters at Lutheran, and Karen Pfeffer, Lutheran Senior Housing clerical assistant review information to be shared at the upcoming Medicare 101 seminar on February 4th in the Lutheran Chapel.

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Edgewood Communities is encouraging anyone who is turning 65 years of age in 2016 or those who want to learn more about the Medicare Program to join Janell Sluga for the next Best of Times Seminar entitled Medicare 101. It will be held in the Lutheran Chapel, 715 Falconer St. on Thursday, February 4th at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are appreciated by calling Patty Eckwahl at 716-720-9122.

Ms. Sluga will walk the audience through the Medicare terms and meanings. “I’m going to focus on the very basics to begin with,” she said. “We’ll cover what Medicare is and how it works and then discuss how to wade through all the information to determine what applies and what doesn’t.”

Sluga is a Certified Geriatric Care Manager for Senior Life Matters, a community outreach program of Lutheran Jamestown. She has over 20 years of experience helping seniors find solutions to challenges they face. Her presentation style is humorous, yet very informative.

The seminar will also be helpful for caregivers who are responsible for making Medicare decisions and who need guidance. Sluga will give a brief website demonstration on how to sign up online. Handouts will be available and there will be time for questions following the presentation.

“This year people turning 65 will be barraged with information from Medicare and other sources,” Sluga said. “Choosing the best insurance option can be intimidating. There are so many choices offered that if people don’t know what’s best for their situation, it can have a huge financial impact.”

The Best of Times Seminar Series received both the state and the national LeadingAge associations “Innovation of the Year” and “Public Trust” awards. Lutheran was honored for bringing education to the community on ways to plan well, to age well.

Edgewood Communities is located on the Lutheran Campus off Falconer Street in Jamestown. Residents are age 55 years and older. They enjoy independent living in a fun and zestful community. 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.