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Demystifying Medicare and Healthcare Coverage for Seniors

The Westchester library system will host a series of presentations this fall to assist Seniors and those approaching the age of 65 to navigate the health care system for older adults. The program can be helpful to those planning their retirement or who are assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions. 

The workshop outlines the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with health insurance provided by the government and private companies. Topics include: Original Medicare, Advantage Plans, Prescription drug plans (Part D), Medigaps (supplemental plans), and various cost-saving programs (MSPs, Extra Help, EPIC, etc.).

Seminars will be held at the following locations and times:
Thurs., Sept. 29, 1 – 4 p.m. in Valhalla: at the Mount Pleasant Community Center, 125 Lozza Dr.
Fri., Sept. 30, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in Sleepy Hollow at Phelps Memorial Hospital Center, 701 N. Broadway
Sat., Oct 1, 10:15am – 1 p.m.  in North Salem at Ruth Keeler Memorial Library, 276 Titicus Rd
Thurs., Oct. 13, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. in Yorktown at Yorktown CCC, 1974 Commerce St.
Sat. Oct.15, 10 a. m. – 1p.m. in South Salem at Lewisboro Library, 15 Main St.
Mon., Oct. 17, 6 – 8:45 p. m. in Eastchester at the Eastchester Public Library, 11 Oakridge Pl.
Thurs., Oct. 20, 6–9 p.m.  in Ossining at the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Ave.
Sat. Oct. 22, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Montrose at the Hendrick Hudson Free Library, 185 Kings Ferry Rd
Thurs., Oct. 27, 1 – 4 p.m. in Harrison at the Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Ave.
Sat., Oct. 29, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Scardale at the Scarsdale Public Library, 54 Olmsted Rd
Mon. Nov. 7, 6:30 – 9 p. m. in Pelham at the Town of Pelham Public Library, 530 Colonial Ave.
Sat., Nov. 19, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Croton-on-Hudson at the Muncipal Building, Community Rm, 1 Van Wyck St.

Walk-ins welcome, but pre-registration is requested at (914) 231-3236. Please leave your name, tel. no., and which event you’d like to attend.

Westchester Seniors Out Speaking (WSOS), a project of the Westchester Library System, is a volunteer group specifically trained to deliver free services relating to Medicare coverage. Members provide individual counseling each week in ten libraries across the county; you can also contact their Helpline for a counseling call-back at or (914) 231-3260. For information and other dates of this presentation, please visit