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Final Seminar of the Year

Oct 01, 2018 06:26AM ● By Colleen Callahan

Colleen Callahan

Final Seminar of the Year

From a website dedicated to seniors and trivia! For October, I learned Little Golden Books published its first set of children’s books in 1942, Disney World opened in Florida on October 1, 1971, and Julie Andrews was born on October 1, 1935.

October is one of our busiest months, and the beautiful weather makes it difficult to focus on work. If you are 65 or older, you are probably receiving heaps of mail. Those eligible for Medicare and prescription drug plans become very popular this time of year. The material can be confusing and the lingo is challenging to decipher. Should I change my prescription plan? What should I do about Medicare? What plan should I choose?

It is important to be clear about what you want and need. On too many occasions we have received calls requesting help after mistakes have happened. It is not always possible to fix the errors. People select plans because of low premiums and do not realize they have potential high out of pocket expenses or limited access to physicians they want to use. Enrolling on a website for an inexpensive plan can cost you dearly in the future. 

I am offering an educational presentation addressing the basics of Medicare. The presentation is at the Pleasant Hill Community Center, 320 Civic Drive, Pleasant Hill, on Thursday, October 11, from 10:00-11:30am. For this Medicare 101 presentation, I am teaming up with a certified aging in place specialist, who also happens to be my husband, Cary Kennerley, of Safe Home. He will address aging in place, safety in the home, tips for hiring a contractor, and ways to avoid falling. Prevention and preparation are crucial.

It would be great to see you at the seminar. You can call our office to reserve a space: 925-363-5433

Colleen Callahan, CLU, CASL, LUTCF