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Medicare 101 Seminar: September 8 at Main Library

Same Free Session September 15 at South Community Library 

SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) is offering a Medicare 101 seminar at the St. Petersburg Main Library, 3745 Ninth Avenue North, on Saturday, September 8 at 11:30 a.m.The same free session will be at the South Community Library, 2300 Roy Hanna Drive S., on Saturday, September 15 at 12:30 p.m.

Each seminar will provide an introduction to Medicare, and attendees will learn about Original Medicare, Supplemental Plans, Medicare Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Drug Plans and financial assistance programs. Call Main Library at (727) 893-7724, or South Community Library at (727) 893-7244, to reserve a seat. The seminars are free and open to the public.

If you are new to Medicare or have questions about your current Medicare programs, a SHINE counselor will also be available by appointment at the St Petersburg Main Library or the South Community Library for one-on-one counseling. 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.

During the Medicare open enrollment period, Oct. 15 to Dec. 7, a SHINE counselor will be available at the Main Library most Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call (727) 893-7724 to make an appointment.

A SHINE counselor will also be available at South Community Library from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on most Tuesdays and Thursdays between Oct. 15 and Dec. 7. Call (727) 893-7244 to make an appointment.
You can also call the SHINE helpline for phone assistance at 1-800-963-5337. This service is free and open to the public.

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 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, call the Main Library at (727) 893-7724, or the South Community Library at (727) 893-7244. 

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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