Medicare Updates, Changes To Be Presented During October Best Of Times Seminar

Pictured, from left, are Erin Green, Karen Pfeffer and Janell Sluga of the Senior Life Matters program at Lutheran are the hosts of the 2018 Medicare Update and Annual Open Enrollment seminars taking place on Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m. and Oct. 11 at 3:30 p.m. on the Lutheran Campus in Jamestown.

For some, navigating through the changes and options in the Medicare program year after year can be a challenge. Reliable, trustworthy information on the subject is hard to come by. The Senior Life Matters program at Lutheran aims to help seniors and their families make sense of all the information out there during two special Best of Times programs on Oct. 5 and 11. The events are hosted by Janell Sluga and Erin Green and will discuss all the Medicare Updates and Annual Open Enrollment options available going into 2018.

“Open enrollment comes in the middle of October, so we wanted to make sure we held our seminars before that time,” said Janell Sluga, geriatric care manager for Senior Life Matters at Lutheran. “Last year, our program was very popular and filled up quickly. This year, we’ve created two identical events on different days and times to accommodate more members of the community.”

The 2018 Medicare Update and Annual Open Enrollment seminars will take place on Oct. 5 at 5:30 p.m. and Oct. 11 at 3:30 p.m. The events are held in Christ Chapel on the Lutheran Campus at 715 Falconer St. in Jamestown. The same information will be presented at each program. Attendees can come to one or both programs along with personal questions they would like answers to. The events are free and open to the public.

“We will be discussing all of the updates and changes coming to the Medicare program next year as well as all the options seniors need to know now,” Sluga said. “Whether you’re newly Medicaid eligible or attending on behalf of a family member who is, this program is open to everyone in need of help separating what is legitimate and what isn’t,” she said.

To RSVP for either of the Medicare seminars, please call 720-9122 or visit to sign up online. Light refreshments are provided.

The Edgewood Communities senior independent living is a part of Lutheran, a Christian organization with a comprehensive continuum of community, residential, and home based supportive services that help people of all ages gain or retain independence.