Senator Baker Urges Pike County Seniors to Meet With an APPRISE Counselor Regarding Medicare

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PALMYRA TWP., PIKE COUNTY – An APPRISE program counselor will be available at the Pocono office of Senator Lisa Baker to meet with Medicare beneficiaries who have questions about their Medicare coverage and individuals who will be new to Medicare in 2016 and 2017.

The APPRISE program, provides free, objective assistance to help people understand their Medicare and other health insurance benefits to assist them in making sound decisions about what is best for them. The Pike County APPRISE program is managed by Diakon Community Services under a contract with the Pike County Area Agency on Aging with funding provided by the PA Department of Aging and the Administration for Community Living.

As a courtesy to Senator Baker’s Pike County constituents, an APPRISE counselor will be available at her office on Monday, October 17 and the third Monday of each month thereafter from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. by appointment only. Senator Baker’s office is located at 2512 Route 6, the lower level (rear) of the Lake Wallenpaupack Visitors’ Center, just east of Hawley.

All appointments can be scheduled by calling the APPRISE program at 570-775-5550 ext. 1313. When scheduling your appointment, the APPRISE counselor will review your information and the items you will need to bring with you to the counseling session.