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SHINE: Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone

Learn more about Medicare at free session

May 2016 SHINE New to Medicare photoLorraine York-Edberg (right), Western Mass Regional SHINE Program Director, will offer educational information to those new to Medicare who wish to better understand their options.On Friday, June 3, at 2 .p.m., at the Turners Falls branch of Greenfield Savings Bank located at 282 Avenue A, counselors from the SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) program at LifePath (formerly Franklin County Home Care) will present an educational seminar called, “I am New to Medicare: What Are My Options?”

This free community event will appeal to those who are under 65 and thinking about retirement options or will soon turn 65 and may be feeling uneasy about their insurance options. Feel free to bring your questions and concerns. Invite a neighbor who may also need some guidance to join you.

Seating will be limited, so please call Greenfield Savings Bank at 413-775-8261 to reserve your spot.

Greenfield Savings Bank is partnering with Lorraine York-Edberg, Western Massachusetts Regional SHINE Program Director from LifePath, who will bring her expertise to the program.

If you cannot attend the session, you can always learn about your options by making a SHINE appointment. The SHINE program provides free, confidential and unbiased health insurance-related resource information, education, assistance, and counseling for Medicare beneficiaries and persons who are getting ready to retire and participate in Medicare. For further assistance with any Medicare issue, you can make a SHINE appointment. To reach a trained and certified counselor in your area, contact the Regional Office at 1-800-498-4232 or 413-773-5555 or 978-544-2259.

You can also learn more about the SHINE program and watch videos of past presentations at LifePathMA.org/services/services-for-elders/shine-serving-health-information-needs-of-everyone.