Westlake Community Services hosts Medicare Fair

WESTLAKE, Ohio — The city’s Community Services Department is making good use of its new seniors building. On September 29, a Medicare fair was held, offering all kinds of information about Medicare and Medicaid.

Beneficiaries had the opportunity to speak to experts in both fields, as the annual deadline to enroll in services or make changes to current Medicare plans runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.

The Medicare Fair is one of many programs offered to local seniors. For example, with the onset of autumn comes the flu. The health insurance fair was ready, with free flu shots for attendees.

Community Services Director Lydia Gadd said, “With open Medicare and Medicaid enrollment right around the corner, the Westlake Community Services Department is working to help local seniors find the best approach. for their health care needs.

Those who attended the Medicare Fair were able to sit down with the experts, Gadd said, who were there to answer questions, explain Medicare (and Medicaid), discuss upcoming policy changes and hear the diverse needs of people. Medicare and Medicaid patients.

Additionally, Westlake Community Services offers programs for art, lifelong learning, social events, exercise, games, movies and more. Sign up for the free online newsletter or subscribe to the printed newsletter, which will be mailed to you for $20 per year.

For more information on the many services and programs available for seniors in Westlake, visit https://www.cityofwestlake.org/158/Pathways-ProgramsActivities or call Community Services at 440-899-3544.

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