Center on Aging-Northeast Will Assist in Medicare Open Enrollment

By Ben Boulden

The Medicare open enrollment period to join or switch Medicare drug and health plans begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7. To make an appointment for assistance, call Cynthia Abel at 870-207-7595 or 800-745-0557. The Center on Aging-Northeast is located at 303 E. Matthews, across from St. Bernards Hospital.

The UAMS Center on Aging-Northeast has been assisting Medicare recipients with their plans since 2006. The assistance is free and participants will need to bring a list of medications, current drug or health plan card, and Medicare card.

The Center on Aging-Northeast is part of the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging. Support is also provided by St. Bernards Healthcare.


UAMS is the state's only health sciences university, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; hospital; a main campus in Little Rock; a Northwest Arkansas regional campus in Fayetteville; a statewide network of regional campuses; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, Jackson T. Stephens Spine & Neurosciences Institute, Harvey & Bernice Jones Eye Institute, Psychiatric Research Institute, Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, Translational Research Institute and Institute for Digital Health & Innovation. It is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. U.S. News & World Report named UAMS Medical Center the state's Best Hospital; ranked its ear, nose and throat program among the top 50 nationwide; and named six areas as high performing — cancer, colon cancer surgery, heart failure, hip replacement, knee replacement and lung cancer surgery. UAMS has 2,727 students, 870 medical residents and five dental residents. It is the state's largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including 1,200 physicians who provide care to patients at UAMS, its regional campuses, Arkansas Childrens Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit www.uams.edu or www.uamshealth.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.

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