University to host information session for seniors

FOR RELEASE
2006-01-04
Note: This event has been cancelled as of Friday, January 6, 2006. A new press release will be issued when the information session has been rescheduled.

Huntington, Ind.—Huntington University, in partnership with the Huntington County Council on Aging, will host an information session for senior citizens making decisions about prescription drug coverage on Saturday, January 7, 2006, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The session will be held in rooms numbered 164-166, computer classrooms on the first floor of the Science Hall. The University also held an information session on November 19, 2005.

Sheila Rethlake and Bill Hancher, State Insurance Health Assistance Program counselors, will be on hand to help Medicare beneficiaries choose a Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan by using the Medicare Web site, www.medicare.gov.

Seniors should schedule an appointment by calling Norma Jean from Senior Center at (260) 359-4410. Clients need to bring an “information worksheet” to the session. Worksheets can be obtained through the Senior Center.

“It is very important to call for an appointment time because we just have so many stations and don’t want seniors to have to wait a long time for their time with a volunteer,” said Twyla Lee, Huntington University’s director of social work education.

Volunteers assisting with this program include Lee as well as others from Huntington University. The University also will provide technical services staff.

“It is truly a community event among the seniors, the Senior Center, community members, and HU students and faculty,” Lee said.

Other local organizations participating include United Way Agencies and the Huntington County Council on Aging board of directors.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) and in 2004 was named one of the 50 best Christian places to work by Christianity Today magazine.  
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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
260.359.4129
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
260.359.4284