Free Medicare Seminar Oct. 29 at UAMS

By todd

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) will co-sponsor a free seminar, “Working Your Way through the Medicare Maze,” Tuesday, Oct. 29, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

This seminar will be in Walton Auditorium on the 10th floor of the Arkansas Cancer Research Center at UAMS in Little Rock. The event is for people who are 65 years of age or older, are on disability or are eligible for Medicare. Reservations must be made by Monday, Oct. 28; call (800) 272-5528, ext. 3.

The topics and speakers will include:

“A Prescription for Successful Aging”
Dr. David A. Lipschitz
Director, Donald W. Reynolds Center on Aging, UAMS
Chairman, Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatrics, UAMS

“Medicare Basics”
Phyllis Richmond
Medicare Service Representative, Medicare Services

“Medicare and Social Security Benefits”
Joyce Lanoue
Public Affairs Specialist, Social Security Administration

“Medicare and Supplemental Insurance”
Ray Morris
Director, Seniors Health Insurance/Information Program, Arkansas State Insurance Department

“Knowing Your Medicare Hospital Rights”
Sally Johnson
Beneficiary Relations Director, Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care

A new book by Lipschitz, “Breaking the Rules of Aging” (LifeLine Press, $24.95), will be available for purchase at the seminar. In the book, Lipschitz shatters many of the common medical misconceptions about the aging process.

Co-sponsors of “Working Your Way Through the Medicare Maze” are the American Association of Retired Persons; the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care; CareLink (Central Arkansas Area Agency on Aging); Medicare Services; the Seniors Health Insurance and Information Program of the Arkansas State Insurance Department; and Social Security Administration.