[October 15, 2018 – Mentor, OH] –The Lake County Council on Aging is reminding Medicare-eligible individuals of the free counseling assistance available to them and their caregivers during Medicare Open Enrollment which occurs annually October 15th through December 7th

If you are on Medicare, this is the time to review your plan as Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans change every year.  If you aren’t reviewing your coverage annually, you could be missing out on big savings!

Understanding your Medicare options can be overwhelming but you don’t have to do it alone – we are here to help!  The Council on Aging has trained Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) volunteers available to help you make sense of the complicated Medicare system to make the best choices for your healthcare.  These caring, expert counselors are ready to provide free unbiased information and education about Medicare, help you review your current coverage and look at plan options for 2019. You may call the Council on Aging at (440) 205-8111 to schedule a one-on-one appointment. Please note appointments are required during Open Enrollment.

OSHIIP is not affiliated with any insurance company, and these counselors do not sell or solicit any type of insurance.  This Council on Aging service ensures that seniors and people with disabilities on Medicare understand all of the options available to them, and which choices can save them money.

In addition to one-on-one counseling, the Lake County Council on Aging will be holding Medicare Check-up Presentations throughout the county. These presentations will provide an overview of Medicare including 2019 plan options. Presentation marked with an (*) will also include an opportunity for you to get a Medicare Part D comparison after the presentation. If interested, please bring your Medicare card and a list of your medications. Presentations are free and open to the public but registration is required. Please contact the respective site to register.


Medicare Checkup Presentations 2018

Monday, October 15 at 10:00am

Wickliffe Public Library*

1713 Lincoln Rd.

(440) 944-6010


Wednesday, October 17 at 11:00am

Perry Senior Center*

2800 Perry Park Rd.

(440) 259-3772


Wednesday, October 17 at 2:00pm

Madison Public Library

6111 Middle Ridge Rd.

(440) 428-2189


Thursday, October 18 at 1:00pm

Fairport Senior Center

1380 East St.

(440) 354-3674


Monday, October 22 at 10:00am

Mentor Senior Center*

8484 Munson Rd.

(440) 974-5725


Tuesday, October 23 at 6:00pm

Morley Library

184 Phelps St.

(440) 352-3383

Wednesday, October 24 at 10:00am

Willowick Senior Center*

321 E. 314th St.

(440) 585-5112


Thursday, October 25 at 11:15am

Kirtland Senior Center

7900 Chardon Rd.

(440) 256-4711


Tuesday, October 30 at 9:30am

Eastlake Senior Center

1580 E. 332nd St.

(440) 975-4268


Thursday, November 1 at 1:00pm

Madison Senior Center*

2938 Hubbard Rd.

(440) 428-6664


Friday, November 2 at 11:00am

Willoughby Senior Center

38032 Brown Ave.

(440) 951-2832


Tuesday, November 13 at 6:00pm

Morley Library

184 Phelps St.

(440) 352-3383

About Lake County Council on Aging: The Lake County Council on Aging (LCCoA) has been serving Lake County’s seniors, their families and caregivers since 1972. The Agency strives to enhance quality of life through education, advocacy, service and support. The agency’s priority is to help older adults remain in their own homes longer, healthier and more safely. For more information, visit www.lccoa.org.