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Learn the ins and outs of Medicare at Healthy Life Center Sept. 27

September 21, 2018
Cape Coral Daily Breeze

Future and current Medicare beneficiaries are invited to attend two free presentations about the ins and outs of Medicare this month. The presentations will feature professionally trained counselors of the SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program.

"Medicare 101" will be offered Thursday, Sept. 27, from noon until 2 p.m. at Lee Health's Cape Coral Healthy Life Center at 603 S.W. 13th Court (2nd Floor) in Cape Coral.

Lee Health will provide lunch at no cost to attendees. Participants planning to attend are asked to RSVP to 239-424-3210.

The Florida Department of Elder Affairs' SHINE program provides free, unbiased information and assistance for Florida Medicare beneficiaries year-round as they carefully evaluate their health care options. SHINE is administered locally by the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida.

Medicare 101 is a well-rounded presentation covering the basics of Medicare for those soon to be eligible as well as those currently on Medicare. Participants will learn the basics of Medicare Parts A, B, C and D, discover more about the many plan options available. Presenters will also discuss the new Medicare cards which will have begun distribution in Florida, as well as upcoming changes to Medicare for 2019. SHINE counselors will also be available to answer questions after the presentation.

For more information about the Medicare 101 presentation, or to receive one-on-one Medicare counseling assistance from SHINE, individuals may contact The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida at 866-413-5337 (866-41-ELDER). Visit

The Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida is a nonprofit organization serving Charlotte, Collier, DeSoto, Glades, Hendry, Lee, and Sarasota counties. It is the state's designated Aging and Disability Resource Center for Southwest Florida. More information is available at or by calling the toll-free Helpline at 866-413-5337 (866-41-ELDER).



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