Senior Life Matters to host FREE seminar on Medicare and VA Benefits

Janell Sluga and Tiffany Erhard from the Senior Life Matters program at Lutheran will be hosting a free seminar this month on Medicare and VA Benefits. The program is co-hosted by the Chautauqua County Veteran’s Service Agency. Medicare and VA Benefits: Working Together for You will be held on January 14 from 3-5:00 pm at the new Edgewood Commons located at 737 Falconer Street.

“We are often asked about where Medicare and VA Benefits meet, overlap, or become counterproductive, so we thought it would be a good idea to get this information out in a clear, organized way,” said Janell Sluga, Geriatric Care Manager with Senior Life Matters. “We will cover a wide range of topics and we always encourage the community to come prepared with their own questions. Some questions we know the answers to and others we will find the answers to,” said Sluga.

Original Medicare, Part D, and Medicare Supplement Plans will be discussed briefly followed by a discussion on VA benefit offerings. Whether veterans need Medicare coverage, especially in place of or alongside other VA healthcare offerings such as Tricare for Life or ChampVA, will be discussed in detail as well. Veterans covered in NON-veteran settings and resources available locally will also be discussed.

To register for this free program, CLICK HERE or call 716-665-8199.

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