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SHINE Offers Medicare Help

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is increasing its counseling sites considerably during the Medicare Open Enrollment Period, October 15 – December 7 so that enrollees can be assisted with this once-a-year opportunity to make changes to their advantage or prescription drug programs.  Volunteers will also be available to assist clients with Medicare-related questions including Medicaid, Medicare, and Medigap plans, financial assistance, and scams.  The service is free and unbiased, and reservations are not taken.  Counselors will be at the following locations:. 

  • Lake Miona Recreation Center, 9:00 – 11:30  every Tuesday Oct 11 through Dec 13 including Nov 22.
  • Eisenhower rec center, 9:00 – 11:30 every Wednesday Oct 5 through Dec 14 except Nov 23. 
  • Chula Vista rec center, 3:00 – 5:30 every Friday Oct 7 through Dec 16 except Nov 25
  • Lady Lake Library, 2:00 – 3:30 Wednesdays Oct 12, 19, 26, Nov 2, 9, 16, 30 and Dec 14.

“Understanding Medicare”, a group presentation geared toward those turning 65, will be made from 1:00 -3:00 p.m. at Aviary Recreation Center on Wednesdays, Oct 12, Nov 9, and Dec 14.

 For more information, sign onto floridashine.org or call 800-963-5337.