Medicare 101 Program
Wednesday, April 15, 12:30 pm -- 1:30 pm
One event on 04/15/2020 at 12:30pm
One event on 05/20/2020 at 12:30pm
One event on 06/17/2020 at 12:30pm
One event on 11/21/2019 at 12:30pm
SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) at SAGE will host a free program to discuss Medicare plans and options, and answer all of your questions. Held at SAGE Eldercare, 290 Broad Street, Summit, the Medicare 101 program will take place on Wednesdays: 12:30 – 1:30 March 18, April 15, May 20 and June 17. This is not a series. The same information will be covered all four dates.
SAGE Eldercare serves as the SHIP representative for Union County. Staff and volunteers are available for free, personalized, confidential and objective Medicare counseling on decisions about coverage; help with claims, billing, or appeals; and provide information on programs for people with limited income and resources, as well as to help you reassess your coverage. The counselors receive ongoing training from the Division of Aging Services, New Jersey Department of Human Services.
For more information or to register for Medicare 101, please call: 908.598.5548 or email: email@example.com. To make an appointment with a SHIP counselor, please call: 908.273.6999 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you live outside Union County, visit www.medicare.gov/contacts or call 1‑800‑MEDICARE to get the phone numbers of SHIP representatives in other NJ counties or in other U.S. states.
Community Education SAGE hosts programs and events to help educate and provide resources for local residents. Outside professionals are often brought in to discuss topics that are relevant to older adults, their families, and caregivers.
Exercise Classes SAGE’s exercise classes, including Fun-to-be-Fit, Gentle Chair Yoga, and Tai Chi, are open to anyone 60 years of age and older. The exercise programs are open to the public and are designed with a gentle approach for all fitness levels to improve strength, flexibility, and overall conditioning in an effort to prevent falls.
Support Groups SAGE hosts free caregiver support groups that are open to the public. Led by SAGE’s Licensed Clinical Social Worker who specializes in eldercare, the groups offer opportunities for discussion about topics including the challenges and trials of caring for someone with Alzheimer’s or dementia, balancing work and caregiving, long-distance caregiving, navigating the healthcare system, coping with caregiver emotions and managing stress, and defining caregiver roles. Groups specifically for spouses that are caregivers or for adult children who are caregivers meet frequently.