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Everything You Need to Know About Medicare (But Were Afraid to Ask): Area Agency on Aging to Host Info Sessions in March

Lisa Hancock of AAA of the Panhandle
Lisa Hancock of AAA of the Panhandle

Medicare can be complicated, but thankfully we all have ADVOCATES! Thanks to Lisa Hancock & Terrie Campbell of the Area Agency on Aging of the Panhandle for stopping by HPPR to let us know about the upcoming informational sessions geared to help those about to turn 65 years old.

Today on High Plains Morning, we welcomed these two devoted “navigators” from AAA of the Panhandle on the air to encourage those on deck for receiving social security and Medicare benefits to get the facts. The organization just launched a new program called “Destination Medicare,” and the first two sessions are coming up on Tuesday, March 29thfrom 9a-12p CT and Thursday, March 31stfrom 5:30-8:30p CT. They’re in person, but there’s also a virtual link to view the presentation from anywhere. (Click the hyperlink on the chosen date to access the online registration.) Hear the full interview about this by clicking the audio file button at the top of this page. To reach Lisa or Terrie, call 806-331-2227.

MORE ABOUT THE EVENT (from the press release): Join AAA of the Panhandle as they will be navigating Medicare Educational Opportunities every quarter during this 2022 current year. The programs will all be the same, just held at various times throughout the year. These events will be held at the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission (415 SW 8th, Amarillo, TX). People approaching 65 years of age will want to take advantage of ONE of the classes which will be available at times listed below:

Tuesday, March 29th at 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Thursday, March 31st at 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 14th at 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 16th at 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Tuesday, September 20th at 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon

Thursday, September 29th at 5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m

The focus for these events is for future Medicare Beneficiaries turning 65 who will have an opportunity to learn about the basics of Medicare. Registration is required. Seating is limited for future Medicare Beneficiaries.

For more about Medicare, click this link.

Jenny Inzerillo joined HPPR in 2015 as the host of High Plains Morning, our live music program that airs weekdays at 9 am to noon CST. Broadcasting from KJJP in beautiful downtown Amarillo, she helps listeners wake up with inspired music from our region and beyond. Tune in for new voices in folk/Americana, deep cuts from your favorite artists, soulful tracks from singer/songwriters across the world, and toe-tapping classics dating as far back as the 1920s. Plus, discover underground greats that just might be your new favorite band.