The Essex County Office for the Aging, NY Connects, the New York State Wide Senior Action Council and the New York State Association of Area Agencies on Aging will sponsor an educational event on Wednesday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Essex County Public Safety Building in Lewis.
This event will educate seniors and professionals on the changes in Medicare and the Health Care System. Speakers will present information on EPIC, Patients Rights, Quality of Care Issues, The Affordable Care Act, Extra Help and Medicare Savings Programs. A light lunch will be served at 1 p.m.
The Essex County Office for the Aging will also have Health Insurance Counselors available after lunch to compare current coverage with 2012 coverage.
People should bring along all of insurance cards and a current list of medications. Reservations are required as space is limited.People can contact Krissy Leerkes at the Essex County Office for the Aging at 873-3695.