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McKenzie Healthy Living Event on October 20 to Focus on Medicare Open Enrollment

Louise Blasius, LMSW, LPC, Director of Human Services

Louise Blasius, LMSW, LPC, Director of Human Services

The upcoming McKenzie Health System (MHS) “Healthy Living Together” virtual series will unravel some of the complexities of the Medicare system during the Medicare Update and Open Enrollment session delivered by Louise Blasius, LMSW, LPC, Director of Human Services at McKenzie Health System.  The event will be held on Wednesday, October 20 from 12:00 noon to 1 p.m.

Open enrollment for Medicare runs from October 15 to December 7 each year. During this window, Medicare plan enrollees can reevaluate their coverage, make updates and purchase new policies. While most Americans become eligible at age 65, about 15 percent of all Medicare beneficiaries are younger, based on receiving Social Security disability benefits for two years or an ALS or end-stage renal disease diagnosis.

The free online webinar is live, with the chance to watch via Zoom or call in via phone, and it will also be recorded and shared on the McKenzie YouTube channel and Facebook page after the event. Participants will have the opportunity to submit questions and make comments for the Q&A discussion.

“Whether you’re just approaching Medicare age or you have been a Medicare recipient for years, the process can be a little overwhelming sometimes, and we want to offer a session during open enrollment to help attendees discover the best option for the upcoming year and to answer their questions,” said Blasius, the Healthy Living Together Chair for the year-long series. “This Healthy Living session will help you understand and simplify the Medicare open enrollment process.”

Community members can register for Healthy Living events at 810-648-6117 or www.McKenzieHealth.org/Healthy-Living-Together.

The last topic in the year-long “Healthy Living Together” series will be a fun holiday topic for November:

  • November 17, Holiday Cooking with Kids, Chef Aaron Puzan, Autumnwood of Deckerville (recorded)

Healthy Living Together is a project developed by McKenzie Health System in collaboration with the Sanilac County Health Department, MSU Extension, Great Start Collaborative-Sanilac, and Sanilac County Community Mental Health.

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