image of barnstable county courthouse

Medicare Open Enrollment Presentation on November 5th

Medicare’s Open Enrollment period for Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) and Medicare Advantage plans (Part C) starts on October 15th and ends on December 7th for 2015 plan choices. The Cape and Islands Regional SHINE Program has been offering community presentations at local senior centers to explain Medicare coverage options, plus plan costs and changes for 2015. Presentations have run approximately 1.5 hours including time for Q&A.

The final community presentation will be on Wednesday, November 5th at 10:30 a.m. at the Sandwich Senior Center. Advanced registration is required. Please call 508-888-4737 to RSVP if you wish to attend.

SHINE (Serving the Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) is made available through the MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs to provide free and unbiased counseling services for medicare beneficiaries, their family members, caregivers, and representatives. Certified SHINE Counselors are available at local senior centers and other locations throughout the Cape and Islands.

If you’re unable to attend the community presentation on November 5th and have questions about your 2015 plan choices, the regional SHINE office can be reached at 508-375-6762 or