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Information meetings planned for Medicare

Published 8:44pm Saturday, September 7, 2013

People turning 65 or going on Medicare will have a few opportunities to get the information they need to understand the program.

The Southeastern Minnesota Area Agency on Aging is bring the ABCDs of Medicare class to the Mower County Senior Center from 5:30 to 8 p.m. on Sept. 18 and 25. The class will cover hospital, medical and drug options; Medicare supplements; Medicare advantage plans; Part D prescription drug coverage; preventive benefits; Medicare savings programs; ways to prevent fraud, waste and abuse; and it will offer resources to help people make decisions.

The instructor is a certified State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) counselor with the Senior LinkAge Line.

For those who want to know What’s New in Medicare for 2014, open enrollment is Oct. 15 to Dec. 7,  and a two-hour class is scheduled in Rochester at Northrop on Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Contact Community Education to register 507-328-4000.

Fall schedule

Faribault: Sept. 5 and 12, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Faribault Area Senior Center. Call 507-332-7357

Owatonna: Sept. 10 and 12,5:30 to 8 p.m. Senior Place. Call 507-444-4280

Austin: Sept. 18 and 25, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Mower County Senior Center. Call 507-433-2370

Rochester: Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Northrop. Call 507-328-4000

Northfield: Oct. 2 and 3, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Northfield CRC. Call 507-664-3649

Albert Lea: Oct. 2 and 9, 5:30 to 8 p.m. Albert Lea Community Ed. Call 507-373-4834

Winona: Oct. 7 and 28, 1-3:30 p.m. Winona Senior Center Friendship Center. Call 800-333-2433, ext. 84010.

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