Medicare Beneficiaries Invited to Durham County Town Hall Meeting

North Carolina Insurance Commissioner Mike Causey and the Senior PharmAssist, Inc. invite Medicare beneficiaries to a SHIIP Town Hall Meeting to learn more about Medicare and available cost savings programs. SHIIP, the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program, is a division of the North Carolina Department of Insurance that provides free unbiased Medicare counseling in all 100 counties of North Carolina.

The Town Hall Meeting is scheduled for September 17th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church in Durham. This event is free and open to the public with refreshments provided. Participants will have the opportunity to meet Commissioner Causey and local officials and ask questions about Medicare and other insurance issues.

SHIIP has been serving Medicare beneficiaries in North Carolina for more than 30 years and trains volunteer counselors across the state to provide assistance to the Medicare beneficiaries in their home counties. Senior PharmAssist, Inc. is the SHIIP counseling site for Durham County. Under the direction of Katie Huffman, Durham County has 28 trained SHIIP volunteer counselors ready to help their neighbors with their Medicare needs.

Trinity Avenue Presbyterian Church is located at 927 West Trinity Avenue, Durham, NC  27701.

For more information or to register for the September 17 SHIIP Town Hall Meeting, please contact Marcia Kelly at or 855-408-1212; or locally contact Katie Huffman at 919-688-4772 by September 10.

Senior PharmAssist and the state Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) regularly co-host Medicare 101 education sessions. These free, two-hour seminars, led by Gary Knutson of NC SHIIP, are held in the theater at the Durham Center for Senior Life. If you are new to Medicare, a caregiver or just want to understand the basics, please join us from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 13.

RSVPs are required. You can reserve your space by emailing or by calling our main clinic line at (919) 688-4772. Parking is adjacent to the Center’s main entrance on Hunt St., and light refreshments are served.



Senior PharmAssist hosts regular meetings of the Durham Medicare Rx Network here at the Durham Center for Senior Life. In addition to our program, this partnership of front-line providers includes staff at the Durham Center, the Department of Social Services, the local Social Security office, Lincoln Community Health Center, discharge planners and social workers at the local hospitals, and others. Our group discusses Medicare topics beyond the basics and Part D. 

To learn more call (919) 688-4772 or email Associate Director Viki Baker at