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Dauphin Co offers free Medicare help

To help Medicare enrollees select plans that best fit their needs,  Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III and the county’s Area Agency on Aging will host free “Medicare 101” seminars throughout the county.

“We’ve received so many calls and requests for help that we’ve decided to expand the APPRISE program this year and offer several seminars at local senior centers,” said Hartwick, who oversees the county Area Agency on Aging. “It’s a great opportunity to have all your questions about Medicare enrollment answered.”

The sessions are conducted by trained advisers to help Medicare participants  assess their coverage options, checking qualification for low-income programs, navigating enrollment and giving easy-to-understand answers to questions about Medicare.  

Seminars will be held at the following locations:

Millersburg Senior Center, 109 Edward Drive, Millersburg

  • May 13
  • September 9

 Mohler Senior Center, 25 Hope Drive, Hershey

  • March 19
  • May 21
  • July 16
  • September 17
  • November 19

Rutherford House Senior Center, 3300 Parkview Lane, Harrisburg

  • April 23
  • June 18
  • August 20
  • October 15
  • December 10

All seminars  begin at 9 a.m.  No registration is necessary. 

“These well-trained volunteers can help you navigate the process of Medicare enrollment,” said Haste.

“Medicare plans can change from year to year,” said Pries. “We are hosting these free seminars for Medicare beneficiaries and their families so that they can carefully review their options and select the best plans for them.”