|This is the flyer for the Greene County Council On Aging's October 23rd Medicare Check-Up and Wellness Event.
The Check-Up portion is set for 11am to 6pm at the Xenia Community Center and is for all Medicare beneficiaries. It is important to have an objective review of your options before signing up for a Medicare D prescription or Medicare Advantage plan. Open Enrollment for 2014 began this week and runs through December 7th. Please note that the plans have once again changed for the coming year ? anything from premiums, co-pays, deductibles, list of drugs covered and so on. We have a tremendous group of Council and senior center staff and community volunteers who are trained through the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program out of the Ohio Department of Insurance.
The Wellness portion of the event goes from 11am to 4pm and will be in the gymnasium. Pharmacists from Walgreens will be on hand for flu shots but also to review your medications or those of your loved one. Bring in your medication list or your medication bottles and they will be happy to talk with you about any potential challenges related to interactions and such. Please remember that sharing information about vitamins, herbals and over-the-counter medications is important as well.
There will also be information on finding trusted Internet sites regarding the Affordable Care Act and health-related information, several other wellness-related displays, and a wonderful sampling of healthy snacks and light meal choices for you to taste. A nice selection of door prizes has been donated, including two blood pressure monitors.
And for those of us with personal papers, cancelled checks, and records that we no longer need but are not quite sure what to do with, we encourage you to bring your bag or box-full to place in the secure shredding bins from Greene Inc to destroy. This is a great opportunity to take care of something you have been meaning to get to and at the same time clear a space on your desk or kitchen table!
Again, we ask that you share this flyer and information with others and of course we would be delighted to have you come out for the event ? even just to say hello!
Greene County Council on Aging
140-A Rogers Street
Xenia, Ohio 45385
"Committed to Seniors and Caregivers"