Vol. I No. 09 12/1/2020
Health Reminders: COVID/Medicare
On November 23, 2020, the Commonwealth sent "Guidance for town meetings during COVID". Guidance included not attending if feeling ill of if high-risk for COVID. Informing officials as rapidly as possible if anyone tests positive for COVID after attending a meeting. Wearing masks, limiting the number of attendees, ventilating the room, and observing social distancing by placing chairs six feet apart continue to be recommended. Acceptance, even encouragement of meetings via Zoom is expanding to include town meetings.
Medicare Plan Deadline Reminder
December 7th is the last day to change your Medicare Plan. This is an annual event. You cannot change plans at other times during the year. For comparison shopping you can check options at: www.medicare.gov
Learn what plans are available in this area– not all are. Learn the comparisons between the plans– the comparative cost and benefits. Be aware there are many telephone numbers and web sites advertised on TV and on the web. The chief goal of many is to sell plans rather than to provide a service — to inform you about plans available.
You can also call the Stockbridge Council on Aging Director (298-2170 x263) who can put you in touch with our local SHINE counselor, Winnie Veretto, who can then assist you in choosing the appropriate plan for your needs.