SAGE Eldercare’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) counselors are available at no charge to discuss Medicare plans and options for 2023 Open Enrollment, October 15 – December 7.
SAGE is hosting a free Zoom webinar every Wednesday morning, from 10 – 11:00 a.m., and Thursday evening, from 6 – 7:30 p.m. Attendees are asked to come with a prepared list of questions. To register and receive the ZOOM link, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/preparing-for-medicare-open-enrollment-tickets-416847029687.
SAGE Eldercare serves as the SHIP representative for Union County. Staff and volunteers are available for free, personalized, confidential and objective Medicare counseling regarding program options, claims, billing, appeals and information about programs for people with limited income and resources. The counselors receive ongoing training from the Division of Aging Services, New Jersey Department of Human Services.
To make an appointment with a SHIP counselor, contact Tenisha Morgan-Brathwaite, SHIP Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 908-273 -6999. Anyone residing outside Union County can visit medicare.gov or call 1‑800‑MEDICARE to get the phone numbers of SHIP representatives in other NJ counties or in other U.S. states.
SAGE is also hosting virtual and in-person ‘Medicare and You’ programs at area libraries:
November 3, from 7 – 8 p.m., hosted by the Springfield Public Library; link to come
September 29, from 7 – 8 p.m., hosted by the Garfield Public Library at 500 Midland Avenue.
Since 1954, SAGE Eldercare has been helping make the communities it serves amazing places to age. The organization provides a wide array of information, support, and services designed to help individuals lead the most independent and active lives possible. From helping with errands, to exercise classes, community programs, care planning, and home health care, SAGE’s expertise helps older adults remain independent in their own homes. SAGE is committed to being the leading provider of programs and services to meet the changing needs of older adults, their families, and caregivers throughout Union, Essex, Morris, and Somerset Counties. For more information, please call 908.273.5550 or visit sageeldercare.org.