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Walorski announces 'Medicare 101' sessions

Staff Report

Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-Indiana, announced Thursday that her office will host “Medicare 101” educational sessions across the 2nd District “to (allow Hoosiers) to learn the basics about the Medicare program, including enrollment, and have their questions answered by experts,” according to a press release.

This year’s “Medicare 101” events will take place in Elkhart, Goshen, La Porte, Mishawaka, Peru, Plymouth, Wabash, and Winamac.

The Wabash session will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Wabash City Hall Council Chamber, 202 S. Wabash St.

“Medicare is a sacred commitment we have made to our seniors, and part of keeping that promise is providing Hoosiers the information and assistance they need to secure the benefits they deserve,” stated Walorski. “These ‘Medicare 101’ educational sessions are a great way for Hoosier seniors to learn more about Medicare and have their questions answered by experts. I encourage all 2nd District Hoosiers who are at or near retirement age – or who are caregivers for Medicare beneficiaries – to attend one of these incredibly helpful events.”

A caseworker from Walorski’s office and a Medicare specialist from Indiana’s State Health Insurance Program (SHIP) will present information about the basics of Medicare and answer constituents’ questions.

Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment begins Oct. 15, and “Medicare 101” sessions will allow current Medicare beneficiaries and those approaching Medicare age to learn more about the program.

Information about “Medicare 101” can be found at walorski.house.gov/medicare.

Other sessions include:

n 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Mishawaka Penn Public Library, Eisen Room, 209 Lincolnway East, Mishawaka.

n 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Goshen Public Library Auditorium, 601 S. 5th St., Goshen.

n 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Elkhart Public Library Rooms 5/6, 300 S. Second St., Elkhart.

n 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the Pulaski County Highway Garage, 1131 North U.S. 35, Winamac.

n 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. CST Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the La Porte Park & Recreation, 250 Pine Lake Ave., La Porte.

n 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the Plymouth Public Library, Laramore Room A/B, 201 N. Center St., Plymouth.

n 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16 at the Peru Public Library, Psi Iota Xi Room, 102 E. Main St., Peru.