Coliseum Health System - February 05, 2016

Coliseum Health System will offer two free classes specifically for senior adults on Monday, February 8 at Coliseum Northside Hospital. Medicare Made Easy will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 11:30 a.m. Advanced Directives will begin at 12:30 p.m.

The Medicare Made Easy class provides a full overview of the Medicare health insurance program, changes in deductibles, co-pays and premiums, and other coverage changes. Attendees will learn the differences between Part A and Part B and what services each covers. They will learn about home health, hospice, and skilled nursing covered services. The program provides information on financial assistance to qualifying Medicare enrollees. Resources are also provided to assist participants make informed decisions for purchasing Medicare supplemental plans, long term care insurance, and Medicare Part D drug plans. This event is for educational purposes and no plan material will be distributed.

The Advanced Directives class highlights the basics of final health care issues and provides legal forms to record a person’s wishes. Having written Advanced Directives can be very beneficial for the loved ones who must make difficult healthcare decisions. No lawyers are needed to create a Directive for Final Healthcare. The document that combines the Living Will and Durable Power of Attorney will be provided at the class.

Guests do not have to attend both classes, but are welcome to stay for both if they choose. Reservations are required; call 478-746-4646 to make a reservation.

These classes are offered as part of Coliseum Health System’s Stay Young University (SYU), a series of classes designed for senior adults. SYU classes are held at Coliseum Northside Hospital and cover a range of topics, such as painting, defensive driving, social media, and more! For more information on SYU or Coliseum’s H2U membership group for seniors, call (478) 746-4646.