Edgewood Communities On Lutheran Campus To Host Seminar On Navigating Medicare Online

Edgewood Communities on the Lutheran Campus in Jamestown is hosting another seminar in its Best of Times Series. Janell Sluga, MPA, coordinator for the Senior Life Matters Program, and Amie Libby, MS, service coordinator for Lutheran Senior Housing, are Certified Geriatric Care Managers. They will present a seminar on “Navigating Medicare On-Line.” It will be held Wednesday, Oct. 23, at 6:30 p.m. in Christ Chapel located on the Lutheran Campus. The program is free. Reservations are appreciated by calling Patty Eckwahl at 720-9122.

Both presenters are trained HIICAP (Health Insurance Information, Counseling & Assistance Program) counselors by the Office for the Aging.

“There is a wealth of information at our fingertips regarding Medicare and all the insurance options available to people age 65 and older,” said Libby. The presenters will walk people through the pages of the Medicare.gov website. The Lutheran Chapel has WiFi, so attendees may bring their laptops, log on and follow along with the speakers.

“We receive questions all the time asking about online resources because more people are web savvy and family members are interested in knowing what is available for their loved ones,” said Sluga. “The site can be very helpful, once people know where to find the information they need. We can help.”

The seminar will be interactive and there will be time for questions.

“Based on feedback we received at last year’s seminar that highlighted several web sites, we will focus just on the Medicare.gov site,” Libby said.

The Best of Times Seminar Series is sponsored by Edgewood Communities at Lutheran. The series provides information and support to help people plan well so they can age well. Edgewood Communities is located on the Lutheran Campus off Falconer Street in Jamestown. Units include one- and two-bedroom apartments, duplex homes and the new Smartment Building. For more information about the seminar or Lutheran Housing, call Eckwahl or log onto lutheran-jamestown.org/senior-housing.