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St. Petersburg, Fla. (July 30, 2015) – If you are new to Medicare or have questions about your current Medicare programs, a SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) counselor will be available at the St Petersburg Main Library, 3745 Ninth Ave. N., for one-on-one sessions starting next week. Between 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m., a SHINE counselor will be available every other Wednesday, beginning August 5 through October 14.

The SHINE counselor can help answer your questions, assist with enrollment in Medicare Savings Programs, help resolve Medicare coverage issues and appeals, and can help you determine which Medical and/or Medicare Prescription Drug Plan best fits your needs.

Call 727-893-7724 to make an appointment for one of these dates:  Aug. 5 or 19; Sept. 2, 16 or 30; or Oct. 14. You can also call the SHINE helpline for phone assistance at 1-800-963-5337.

The service is free and open to the public. Later this fall, during Annual Enrollment, October 21 to November 25, a SHINE counselor will be available every Wednesday.

The St. Petersburg Library System is pleased to offer this service in partnership with SHINE and the Area Agency on Aging of Pasco-Pinellas, Inc, and as a part of the Library’s 5E Community Development Initiative, a method to enhance the provision of resources, services, and programs focused on the Economy, Ecology, Equity, Efficiency and Engagement of our community.

For more information, call the Main Library at 727-893-7724.

About Your St. Petersburg 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


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