With the Villages opening its pandemic restrictions, SHINE is resuming its Medicare counseling at various Recreation Centers.  Beginning in July, 2021, SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) volunteers will assist clients with Medicare-related questions including drug, Medicaid, Medicare, Advantage, and Medigap plans.  The service is free and unbiased, and reservations are not taken.

Counselors are scheduled at the following locations to assist area residents for one-on-one counseling on the indicated days:

  • Eisenhower Recreation Center, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. 1st & 3rd Wednesdays.
  • Chula Vista Recreation Center, 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. 1st & 3rd Fridays.
  • Lake Miona Recreation Center, 9:00 – 11:30 a.m. – 2nd & 4th Tuesdays.
  • Lady Lake Library, 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. – 2nd & 4th Wednesdays.

Also, “Understanding Medicare”, a group presentation geared toward those turning 65, will be made at 1:00 p.m. on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, at the Manatee Recreation Center.

For more information, call 800-963-5337.