Educational Event to Simplify Medicare Enrollment
Evanston, IL- February 2, 2006, Mather’s—More Than a Café will host a My Medicare Matters™ event to help older adults understand the options available and to help them make informed decisions about their Medicare enrollment on Friday, February 3rd from 9:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. at 3235 N. Central Avenue, Chicago. In response to the abundance of problems associated with the new Medicare enrollment system, Mather LifeWays and My Medicare Matters™ are pleased to ensure that trained educators will provide private, personalized guidance to older adults as they learn about the new coverage and their options.
Mather’s—More Than a Café has been providing older adults with one-on-one Medicare guidance since the new system was unveiled last December and has been overwhelmed by the number of people seeking help. In addition to this service, Mather’s—More Than a Café offers many ways to help older adults remain connected to the community while living at home. With four locations in the Chicagoland area, Mather’s offers a unique combination of a restaurant, gathering place, educational center, source for interesting programs, and helpful services for adults 55+. These innovative dining and activity venues are offered by Mather LifeWays, a unique not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults through lifestyle and residential alternatives that create Ways to Age WellSM.
Chicago is one of the first cities in the nation to host a My Medicare Matters™ event, which will have a presence in the community until the Medicare Enrollment Part D Enrollment period, which ends May 15th of this year. The event is sponsored by the National Council on Aging and the Access to Benefits Coalition with support from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, LP.
What: My Medicare Matters™ One-on-One Medicare Enrollment Event
Where: Mather’s—More Than a Café, 3235 N. Central Avenue, Chicago
When: Friday, February 3rd from 9:30 am to 3:00 pm
In Partnership With: Mather LifeWays and the National Council on Aging
- The My Medicare Matters™ van will bring five laptops and trained educators to conduct one-on-one Medicare assessments with older adults at Mather’s, a vibrant and popular community gathering place.
- See older adults in action as they express their need for assistance in navigating the new Medicare system; this is a good opportunity to get their perspective on the issue. As My Medicare Matters™ will continue to offer this service, this event will be of interest to good number of people in the Chicago area.
Who is Mather LifeWays?
Evanston , Illinois-based Mather LifeWays is a 50+-year-old, unique not-for-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the lives of older adults through lifestyle and residential alternatives that create Ways to Age Well. SM From independent living to memory support and skilled care, Mather LifeWays’ senior residences comprise a continuum of living and choices. Through community initiatives, including the successful Mather’s—More Than a Café concept, neighborhoods become better places for older adults to live, work, learn, contribute, and play. The Mather LifeWays Institute on Aging plays a leading role in enhancing the lives of older adults through numerous collaborative and applied research and education projects. To learn more about Mather LifeWays, find your Way to www.matherlifeways.com .