Senior Services is now offering “Welcome to Medicare,” a two-hour class that provides a comprehensive introduction to the ins and outs of Medicare, every Monday at the Senior Services Center, 2895 Shorefair Drive, from 11:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. Andi Reese, a trained Seniors’ Health Insurance Program (SHIIP) counselor and member of Senior Services Help Line department, is conducting the weekly sessions. A reservation is required, and participants are welcome to bring their lunches. For more information or to reserve a spot for one of these “Medicare Mondays,” call Andi at 721-6957.
March 12, 2014
Medicare Part D "Extra Help"
There are four opportunities coming up this month to apply for “Extra Help” with your Medicare Part D prescription costs.
Senior Services and The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem, in conjunction with SHIIP (the Seniors’ Health Insurance Information Program) will provide four chances to see if you qualify for a Social Security program that could help you save money on your Medicare prescription costs. If your income is less than $1,458 or $1,966 combined if married and living together, you may qualify to save up to $3,900 per year. Bring your Social Security number and accurate information about bank account balances and other monetary resources (such as IRAs, 401Ks, real estate, etc.).
Trained SHIIP counselors will screen you for possible eligibility, assist you with completing an online application, and educate you about other community resources which might help in the case you are determined to be ineligible. Call the number listed with the event you are interested in attending if you need additional information.
Friday, March 14 – 10-2 – Carver School Road Branch Library (4915 Lansing Dr, Winston-Salem) – call The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem for details – 748-0217
Thursday, March 20 – 9-1 – Goodwill Industries (2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem) – call Andi at Senior Services for details – 721-6957
Thursday, March 27 – 9-1 – Goodwill Industries (2701 University Parkway, Winston-Salem) – call Andi at Senior Services for details – 721-6957
Thursday, April 17 – 10-2 - Kernersville Senior Enrichment Center (130 E. Mountain Street, Kernersville) – call The Shepherd’s Center of Greater Winston-Salem for details – 748-0217
March 10, 2014
Free Tax Prep Assistance Available
April 15 is coming up quickly. IRS-certified volunteers are available to help you prepare and file your returns free of charge. Check here for information on free tax filing.
December 13, 2013
Winter Safety Tips
Help Line has compiled a list of suggestions for preparing for winter storms, possible power outages and going out in cold weather. Take a minute to review these useful safety tips.