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SHINE Offers Medicare Workshops at St. Petersburg's Main Library - April 9 and 23

St. Petersburg, Fla. (March 22, 2016) – The St. Petersburg Library System, in partnership with SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) and the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc., will host two workshops for those who are eligible for Medicare and enrolling for the first time. Both events are free and will be held at the Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N. in St. Petersburg:  

SHINE will present the NEW TO MEDICARE workshop on Saturday, April 9, at 10:30 a.m. Participants will learn about health care and prescription drug plan options for Medicare beneficiaries, and what state and federal programs are available to assist low income beneficiaries with Medicare costs. Register by calling 727-893-7724.

On Saturday, April 23, at 1:30 p.m., SHINE will present a hands-on workshop all about MEDICARE PLAN FINDER. Participants will learn how to navigate the Medicare.gov website, and how to use the Plan Finder tool to find the right coverage. Participants should bring their red, white, and blue Medicare card and a list of their prescription drugs. Registration is required and limited to 10 participants. Register by calling 727-893-7724.

The St. Petersburg Library System offers these programs as a part of its Community Development Initiative, a method to enhance the provision of resources, services, and programs focused on the Education, Economy, Ecology, Equity, Efficiency and Engagement of our community.

For more information, please call 727-893-7724 or visit www.splibraries.org.

ABOUT YOUR LIBRARY:St. Petersburg’s Library System provides library resources to meet the educational, recreational, cultural, intellectual and social needs of its diverse community. It operates seven community libraries, including the Main Library, North Community Library, South Community Library, West Community Library, Johnson Community Library, Mirror Lake Community Library and a micro-library at Childs Park. For more information, visit www.splibraries.org.

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is a free program offered by the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and your local Area Agency on Aging. Specially trained volunteers can assist you with your Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance questions by providing one-on-one counseling and information. SHINE services are free, unbiased, and confidential. Call 1-800-963-5337 or visit www.floridashine.org.

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