Turning 65 or qualifying for Medicare soon? Mark your calendar for July 6!

The North Carolina Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) and Senior PharmAssist invite you to “Medicare 101” on Thursday, July 6, 2-4 p.m., in the theater at the Durham Center for Senior Life. Gary Knutson, field operations & regional manager for the state SHIIP office, will lead this free session designed for individuals who want to know the basics about Medicare coverage. Caregivers are welcome to attend, and light refreshments will be served. Please reserve your spot by calling (919) 688-4772 or emailing info@seniorpharmassist.org. Provide your name, phone number and how many will attend.

Partnerships, peace of mind and praise for our volunteers featured in April’s enews

Please check out the April issue of the Senior PharmAssist Pulse to learn more about why we do what we do, the difference your support makes, and who helps us get the work done!

Don’t “set it and forget it” where Medicare insurance is concerned

SHIIP volunteer B. J. Boyarsky counsels Elizabeth and Denis Hevey on their Medicare decisions for 2017; the Heveys were two of the 1,289 Durham residents assisted by Senior PharmAssist during Medicare's open enrollment period.

SHIIP volunteer B. J. Boyarsky counsels Elizabeth and Denis Hevey on their Medicare decisions for 2017; the Heveys were two of the 1,289 Durham residents assisted by Senior PharmAssist during Medicare’s open enrollment period.

 

Each year, Medicare beneficiaries are given dozens of options for drug and health coverage. Most individuals choose to just stick with what they have. This can be a costly decision. It’s important to compare your choices EVERY year and to obtain help—if needed—from an objective, reliable source. Read why in this Mar. 19 article from Senior PharmAssist  published in The Herald-Sun.

The best medicine can be little or no medicine

We meet with participants every six months to ensure their medications are working well for them and to streamline regimens whenever possible.

It’s important to understand what your medications are for, how to take them properly and why you’re taking them.

 

Medication “consumers” and their family members are the most important players on the healthcare team. That’s why it’s critical to know your meds and to speak up if you have concerns or questions. Learn more about when and how to advocate for yourself in this article from Senior PharmAssist published on Feb. 19 in The Herald Sun.