Free Medicare Counseling Available at Goodwill Locations



Seniors and adults with disabilities who have concerns about Medicare and other health insurance options can receive free insurance counseling at several new locations, as SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders) counselors are now providing free, unbiased health insurance counseling at Goodwill Manasota community rooms at four locations in Sarasota County. Offered locally through the Area Agency on Aging for Southwest Florida (AAASWFL), SHINE empowers Medicare beneficiaries, their caregivers and family members to make informed decisions about health care coverage. SHINE is a volunteer program of the Florida Department of Elder Affairs and part of the national State Health Insurance Assistance Program network.

The SHINE counseling sessions are available at the following Goodwill locations from 11am to 2pm on designated Thursdays: Goodwill Selby (1781 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Sarasota) the first Thursday of each month; Goodwill Honore (1740 North Honore Ave., Sarasota) the second Thursday of each month; Goodwill Mecca (5150 North Tamiami Trl., Sarasota) the third Thursday of each month; and Goodwill University (8490 Lockwood Ridge Rd., Sarasota) the fourth Thursday of each month. Sessions are by appointment only; to request an appointment with a SHINE counselor, please call the Elder Helpline at (866) 413-5337.

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