AARP Smart Choices: Help With Your Healthcare Decisions

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Date: Wednesday, March 15

Time: 8:30 a.m. — 1:00 p.m.

Location: First Baptist Church of Alexandria, 2932 King Street, Alexandria, VA

Date: Thursday, March 16

Time: 8:30 a.m. — 1:30 p.m.

Location: The Elks Lodge, 8421 Arlington Boulevard, Fairfax, VA 22031

Cost: Free and open to the public but registration is required. Lunch is provided.

Contact: For more information and to RSVP, please call AARP at 1-877-926-8300

In the world of healthcare, consumers are regularly faced with choices. Making good choices requires good information. That’s why AARP Virginia is teaming up with the Virginia Health Quality Center and SeniorNavigator to offer a special program that will give participants the information they need to be a smarter healthcare consumer.

Smart Choices is designed to give participants the information they need to navigate today’s healthcare system. The program will provide participants with an overview of important decisions they may make when confronted with their healthcare needs. Participants will learn valuable information about topics such as:

· Is the new Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit right for me?

· Everything you need to know about your Medicare rights.

· How to use Medicare Compare to select a hospital, nursing home or home healthcare service.

· Using the Internet to find local healthcare information.

For anyone who has ever felt that the healthcare system is too confusing, then this is the program for them. Staff from AARP Virginia, the Virginia Health Quality Center and SeniorNavigator will present this special program. Participants will have ample time for questions and will leave with resources that will help them make Smart Choices with their healthcare decisions.

The program is free, but seating is limited. To register, call the AARP Virginia toll free registration line at 1-877-926-8300. Be sure to register early to guarantee a seat.

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