UAMS 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 will end Dec. 7.  To make an appointment for assistance, call Cynthia Abel at 870-207-7597. The Center on Aging-Northeast is located at 303 E. Matthews, 2nd floor, across from St. Bernards Medical Center.

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 at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). 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. 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 Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and Baptist Health. Visit or Find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube or Instagram.