LEWISTON – SeniorsPlus will have a presentation for people who will be new to Medicare: either those approaching age 65 or those with a disability who will soon be eligible for Medicare Part A or B, on at 3:30 p.m. Monday, March 30.

Many people don’t think about Medicare until the day they go to sign up and realize that they need to make some choices. Beside Parts A and B (hospital and physician coverage) there are prescription drug plans, supplemental insurance plans and Medicare advantage plans. There are also programs that will help pay premiums and give extra benefits to those who qualify.

Medicare doesn’t cover the same way that many private insurance plans do and Medicare enrollees need to adjust to that.

SeniorsPlus is calling it “Medicare Basics” because it is basic information on what to expect from Medicare and what to expect from the choices available.The meeting will be held at the SeniorsPlus office at 8 Falcon Road. Reservations are needed; call 1-800-427-1241 or 795-4010.

For everyone else, there are experienced counselors at SeniorsPlus who can help all Medicare beneficiaries with the choices they have and to help untangle problems. Many people are eligible for extra help with Medicare premiums and are not aware of it. Call the above numbers for an appointment.

SeniorsPlus is the area agency on aging for Androscoggin, Franklin and Oxford counties. Since 1972, SeniorsPlus has provided information and services to older citizens. SeniorsPlus is dedicated to enriching the lives of seniors and may be found on the Internet at www.seniorsplus.org.

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