The Edgewood Communities at Lutheran have announced the dates for three events in October to highlight the changes coming to Medicare in 2019 as part of their award-winning Best of Times seminar series. Janell Sluga and Erin Green from Senior Life Matters are hosting the programs at Jamestown Community College’s Carnahan Theater. The information shared at all three events is meant to inform and educate the community, especially those who currently have Medicare, are soon to be eligible for Medicare, or are helping someone who has Medicare.
The October Medicare Update events are scheduled for Tuesday, October 9, at 1:30 pm and again at 5:30 pm. A third program is scheduled on Wednesday, October 10, at 3:30 pm. The events are free and open to the public but RSVP is required as space is limited.
“We have had a great response to our Medicare programs because the information is just so confusing and it changes every year,” said Janell Sluga, Geriatric Care Manager at Lutheran. “All three of our Medicare events will be identical. We are hosting the event three times to accommodate different schedules,” said Sluga.
Historically, the Best of Times events were held on the Lutheran Campus in Jamestown. Due to ongoing construction at Lutheran with limited parking, these events in October are being held at JCC’s Katharine Jackson Carnahan Center. The theater-style seating in the building can accommodate 120 people at each event. The spaces will fill up fast so attendees must call or register online to reserve a space.
“The 2019 insurance plans release their information on October 1. As we look to the New Year, the insurance products will change for the good and maybe not so good,” said Sluga. “We know there are some new features to Medicare Supplement Plans and we believe there will be some network changes in the Medicare Advantage products as well,” she said.