Office of Congressman Sam Johnson announces free Medicare information session for seniors

On Tuesday, October 25th from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in Plano, my Congressional staff will host a free information on Medicare for seniors that is open to the public.

Held in conjunction with the North Central Texas Area Agency on Aging (NCTAA) and the Wellness Center for Older Adults (formerly the Geriatric Wellness Center of Collin County), the seminar will provide an overview of the 2012 Medicare program. The event coincides with the annual enrollment period of the Medicare Prescription Drug Program, which runs between October 15 and December 7. During this annual enrollment period, seniors may switch their current Part D prescription plan to another plan if they so choose.

Benefits counselors with the NCTAA will be on hand to discuss the 2012 Medicare program and the annual enrollment period. These experts will be available to answer general questions regarding the process. For more targeted requests, the Wellness Center for Older Adults will be offering individual, confidential Medicare enrollment assistance on November 8, 15, 22, and 29 at the Plano Senior Center. Individuals must sign up for the one-on-one, interactive counseling due to limited spaces. Please call 972-941-7335 to make arrangements and find out what items you will need to bring for counseling (list of medications, etc.).

Likewise, at the event, the NCTAA can take down individual’s information in order to complete drug comparison plans in their office and then mail the information to the client. For questions regarding services provided by the NCTAA, please call Mary Jane Douglas at 1-800-272-3921, ext. 7166.

Tuesday, October 25th
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Plano Senior Recreation Center
401 West 16th Street
Plano, TX

Those with questions about the events should contact my office at 972-470-0892. There will also be flu shots available for $25, unless covered by Original Medicare or Railroad Retirement Medicare, while supplies last. Individuals may also pay with cash or check.


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