Libraries to host ‘Medicare 101’ programs

Residents who are enrolled in Medicare or will qualify within the next few months are invited to free “Medicare 101” programs at three public libraries in August. The programs will be presented by the nonprofit organization SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders).

A representative will explain what is covered under Medicare, how individual parts differ from Medicare Advantage, and how to avoid potential financial penalties when opting in at a future date.

The programs will take place:
•10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Daytona Beach Regional Library at City Island, 105 E. Magnolia Ave. For more information, call 386-257-6036, ext. 16167.

•1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave. For more information, call 386-789-7207, option 1, then 4.

•10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at the Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St. For more information, call 386-676-4191, ext. 21084.

SHINE supports the Florida Department of Elder Affairs’ mission by providing free and unbiased health insurance counseling through a network of volunteers, empowering Florida seniors to make informed health care choices.


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