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Medicare Choices Made Easy - TODAY

The Council on Aging and the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) announce information sessions, Medicare Choices Made Easy, for the third quarter of 2014. The information sessions explain how MedicareMedicare works, the enrollment process, how to avoid penalties, and ways that beneficiaries might save money. 

The sessions are free and open to the public.  

People new to Medicare, caregivers, and others who help senior citizens with their Medicare insurance should consider attending this informative class. The information presented is unbiased and accurate.  No products are sold, recommended, or endorsed.

To reserve your place, register online at or call the Council on Aging at 277-8288.

Medicare Information Session Schedule:

  • July 15 - 6 to 8 p.m.  South Buncombe Library
    260 Overlook Road, Asheville, NC 28803
  • July 25 - 2 to 4  p.m.  Reuter Center, UNC
    One University Heights, Asheville, NC 28804
  • August 6 - 9 to 11 a.m. Leicester Community Center
    2979 New Leicester Highway, Leicester, NC 28748
  • August 20 - 6 to 8 p.m.  Black Mountain Library
    105 N. Dougherty Street, Black Mountain, NC 28711
  • September 8 - 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Big Ivy Community Club
    540 Dillingham Road, Barnardsville, NC 28709