Hickory – Are you new to Medicare or has it been a while since you reviewed your plan? Join Vickie Blevins from the West Hickory Senior Center on Wednesday, September 5 at 11am to get an overview of how SHIIP can help you make informed decisions about your coverage. This is a great session to attend before open enrollment begins. Open enrollment is the period in which you can make changes to your coverage and plan; it starts October 15 and lasts through December 7. If you need personalized counseling or have specific questions about your coverage please contact the Senior Center at 828-328-2269 and speak to a SHIIP counselor.

The Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counsels Medicare beneficiaries and caregivers about Medicare, Medicare supplements, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part D, and long-term care insurance. The counselors on our toll-free line offer free and unbiased information regarding Medicare health care products.

Ridgeview Library is located at 706 1st Street SW, at the corner of 1st Street and 7th Avenue SW, beside the Ridgeview Recreation Center. All library programs are free and open to the public.

For more information, please contact Hannah Norcutt at the Ridgeview Library, 828-345-6037 or hnorcutt@hickorync.gov or visit the library’s website at www.hickorync.gov/library.