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Tampa Bay area workshops to answer Medicare questions


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Counselors from the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging’s SHINE program are holding Tampa-area workshops throughout the fall to help educate seniors about their options for Medicare open enrollment, which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.

Though the enrollment period is open only to those already signed up for Medicare, residents nearing their 65th birthday also may benefit from the events. For more information, call the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging helpline at (800) 963-5337 or visit http://www.agingflorida.com/.

And check out Sunday’s issue of The Tampa Tribune for more resources and helpful information about the upcoming Medicare open enrollment season.

Monday: “Medicare Preventive Services” presentation, University Village, 12401 N. 22nd St., Tampa, 2 p.m.

Tuesday: “Medicare Enrollment Education” presentation, Wimauma Senior Center, 5714 North St., 11 a.m.

Tuesday: Information table, Northdale OWLS monthly lunch, 15550 Spring Pine Drive, Tampa, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Friday: Information table, Tampa Area YMCAs senior picnic at Camp Christina, 9840 Balm Riverview Road, Riverview, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday: Information table, Sixth annual YES! F.A.I.R., All People’s Life Center, 6105 E. Sligh Ave, Tampa, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Saturday: Information table, Memory Mobile for the Alzheimer’s Association, Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday: “Medicare Enrollment Education” presentation, Messiah Lutheran Church, 14920 Hutchison Road, Tampa, 10 a.m.

Oct. 7: “Medicare 101” presentation, Sadie Street Recreational Civic Center (AARP meeting), 502 E. Sadie St., Brandon, 11:30 a.m.

Oct. 8: “Medicare Enrollment Education” presentation, Horizon Bay Lutz (Brookdale Community), 414 Chapman Road E., Lutz, 5:30 p.m.

Oct. 9: “Medicare Enrollment Education” presentation, Sun City Center United Methodist Church, 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W., Sun City Center, 10 a.m.

Oct. 17: “Medicare Enrollment Education” presentation, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church (T.O.P.S. weight loss group), 13312 Cain Road, Tampa, 10 a.m.

Oct. 18 and 19: Information table, Florida Association of the Deaf Biennial Conference, Wyndham Tampa Westshore Hotel, 700 N. Westshore Blvd., Tampa, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Oct. 18: “Medicare 101” presentation, Hyde Park Education Center, 740 S. Village Circle, Tampa, 10 a.m.

Oct. 22: Enrollment event, West Tampa Neighborhood Service Center, 2103 N. Rome Avenue, Tampa, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Oct. 24: Information table, Memory Mobile for the Alzheimer’s Association, Weinberg Village, 13005 Community Campus Drive, Tampa, 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.)

Oct. 24: “Medicare 101” presentation, First Presbyterian Church of Brandon, 121 Carver Ave., 7 p.m.

Oct. 29: Information table, USF Benefits Fair and Wellness Expo, University of South Florida Marshall Student Center Ballroom, 4103 Cedar Drive, Tampa, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Oct. 30: “Medicare 101” presentation, Tampa General Hospital-Sun City Center, 1501 La Jolla Avenue, Sun City Center, 10:30 a.m.

Nov. 5: Information table, Northdale OWLS monthly lunch, 15550 Spring Pine Drive, Tampa, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Nov. 7: Enrollment event, University Village, 12401 N. 22nd St., Tampa, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nov. 14: Information table, West Tampa Senior Resource Fair, J.L. Young Apartments,

8220 N. Florida Ave., Tampa, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Nov. 20: “Medicare 101” presentation, HCPS Instructional Services Center (H.E.A.R. organization), 2920 N. 40th St., Tampa, 10 a.m.

Dec. 6: Information table, Fun Fest and Jamboree, Strawberry Festival Grounds, 2202 West Reynolds St., Plant City, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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