Kane Center to Host “MEDICARE 101,” A Free Presentation


Presenter R. Emmet Kenney, M.D., Ph.D., Kane Clinic Medical Director


The Council on Aging of Martin County will host a free presentation covering the basics of Medicare on October 15 at 10:00 a.m. at the Kane Center, located at 900 SE Salerno Road in Stuart.  RSVPs are requested by calling 772-223-7800.

Guest speaker for the “Medicare 101” presentation is Darlene Forage, Project Director for the Area Agency on Aging’s SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) program.  Co-presenting is Dr. R. Emmet Kenney, Medical Director of the Kane Clinic, who will provide valuable information from the health care professional’s perspective.  Time for a Q&A session will be available at the end of the meeting.

The session will cover the five different parts of Medicare and how to decide between original Medicare and a Medicare Advantage plan.  It will also include important updates on changes in networks and coverage, and timing/deadlines for this year’s Annual Enrollment Period, which runs from October 15 through December 7.  Refreshments will be provided courtesy of An Answer to Care.

SHINE offers free, unbiased counseling regarding Medicare and Prescription Drug Plans.  Seniors interested in scheduling a consultation with a SHINE counselor can call 1-800-96-ELDER.   More information is available at www.FloridaSHINE.org.

The mission of the Council on Aging of Martin County is to help seniors live young at any age by remaining independent, healthy and living in their own homes.  The not-for-profit Council provides programs in support of this mission, including Meals on Wheels, Kane Cuisine, an adult day program, senior-focused primary medical care at the Kane Clinic, care management and caregiver support.  The Council, which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014, is the longest standing organization in the county dedicated to serving our senior population.  The Kane Center, the home of the Council on Aging of Martin County, is a multi-generational facility offering a wide range of services for seniors, their families and caregivers, and the greater Treasure Coast community.  For information on Council on Aging services, or to learn how you can support the Council and be a part of the Kane Center, call 772-223-7800 or visit www.kanecenter.org


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