Open enrollment for 2017 Medicare Part D (prescription drug plans) began on October 15 and will continue through Dec. 7. PPACG’s Area Agency on Aging’s SHIP (State Health Insurance Program) is offering personal counseling to all Medicare-qualified individuals. SHIP counselors are available M-F 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. on a walk-in basis at 14 S. Chestnut Street.
PPACG Area Agency on Aging SHIP counselors will help Medicare clients review and select the best drug plan to minimize cost and maximize coverage. SHIP Counselors do not sell or endorse any insurance, so they can provide an objective view of the options. All are trained and certified by the state and by Medicare and have many years of experience.
Citizens over the age of 65 or those granted Medicare due to a disability are eligible for Medicare Part D. For more information, call 719-471-2096.
About the PPACG Area Agency on Aging
The Area Agency on Aging offers a wide variety of services for older adults (60 and over) and their caretakers. Our primary goal is to help older people live independently in their own homes.
The over-60 population is growing rapidly — our region expects an increase of 62 percent between 2010 and 2020, and an increase of 42 percent between 2020 and 2030. The PPACG Area Agency on Aging continues to expand our services to meet this growing need. We have recently increased the coverage area for rural home-delivered meals and are working to produce specialized publications for vision-impaired older adults.
Our offices are located at 14 S. Chestnut St. in downtown Colorado Springs. Call us at 719-471-2096.
About the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments
The Pikes Peak region’s 16 local governments join together in PPACG to collaborate on issues that cross political boundaries and to reach solutions that benefit the entire region. PPACG’s primary focus is regional planning in transportation, aging issues, military impact planning and air and water quality.