Medicare prescription drug coverage advice available at Polk Meeting Place

Published 4:56 pm Monday, October 24, 2011

Volunteer Medicare counselors with the North Carolina Senior Health Insurance Information Program (NCSHIIP) were honored recently at a luncheon at Larkin’s Grill. Pictured left to right: Marcie Davis; Debbie Lynch; Donna Carson, SHIIP volunteer coordinator; Peggy Wyllie; Margie Neff and Pam Doty. (photo submitted by Pam Doty)

Now through Dec. 7 is the open enrollment period for Medicare prescription drug coverage. Assistance for navigating Medicare drug plans is available in Polk County.
Volunteer counselors who have been trained through the NCSHIIP to provide assistance without pressure are available through the Meeting Place Senior Center. To receive the help, call the Meeting Place at 828-894-0001 and make an appointment. A counselor will be available by appointment through Dec. 7.
Saluda residents can contact a counselor at the Saluda Center by calling 828-749-9245. Residents of the Green Creek area can contact The Meeting Place II at 828-863-2795 and make an appointment. A counselor will be available at the Green Creek Center on Oct. 20, Oct. 28, Nov. 22 and Dec. 6.
For further information, contact NCSHIIP at 800-443-9354; counselors are available by phone. You can also visit or
– article submitted
by Pam Doty

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