Six area senior centers will host 'Medicare 101 presentations' this month, including one in Sedalia.

According to a press release from Care Connection for Aging Services, the hour-long presentations are geared toward people who are preparing to enroll in Medicare or recently enrolled in the program – whether they plan to continue working or to retire.

Randy Kirby

The sessions will begin at noon.

Participants have the opportunity to learn about Medicare’s benefits, premiums, deductibles, and copayments, as well as the differences in Parts A, B, C, and D.

The sessions are free and open to the public. However, reservations are required. For more information and to make a reservation, call 1-800-748-7826.

Care Connection says that lunch will be available to people who are 60 and older, for a small contribution. Lunch will also be available, for the cost of the meal, to those younger than 60.

Participants can learn how to find assistance to assist in paying for prescriptions and medical care. Additionally, the workshop addresses prescription drug plans, supplemental insurance, and Medicare Advantage plans. A question-and-answer session will follow the workshops.

The workshops will be presented at the following locations:

August 22; at the Sedalia Senior Center, located at 312 S. Washington Ave, in Sedalia.

August 17; at the Margaret Gray Center, located at 811C S. Business Highway 13, in Lexington.

August 23; at the Warsaw Senior Center, Harbor Village, located at 17571 N. Dam Access Road, in Warsaw.

August 23; at the Carroll County Senior Center, located at 200 Lifecare Lane, inn Carrollton.

August 29; at the Neal Center, located at 301 N. Main, in Nevada, MO

August 31; at the Rivers Crossing Life Center, located at 5215 Business Highway 13 NE, in Osceola, MO.

For more information about the workshop and Care Connection's services, visit

Note - Care Connection partners with CLAIM, the State Health Insurance Assistance Program, to provide Medicare and Medicaid information and assistance in West Central Missouri counties. Care Connection does not sell insurance and will not recommend a particular plan.