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Office for the Aging presents education event in two sessions

May 29, 2013
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

MAYVILLE - In celebration of Older Americans Month and the 40th anniversary of Chautauqua County Office for the Aging, the OFA is sponsoring an informational event for seniors, their families, agency personnel and any interested parties.

A Law NY and Medicare Fraud Summit will be presented on Thursday, May 30 in two sessions. The first session will be held at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church, 21 Mt. Vernon Pl., Jamestown from 9 a.m. until noon. The second session will be held at the Dunkirk Senior Center, 45 Cliffstar Ct., Dunkirk from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Patrick Slagle, an attorney with Legal Assistance of Western New York, will be presenting information about wills, health care proxies and power of attorney. The information will be provided as a guideline for seniors and their families to empower them in making financial and health care decisions. Individual documents will not be completed at the session.

In addition, Lifespan and Senior Medicare Patrol will be presenting a Medicare Fraud Summit. Senior Medicare Patrol is a partnership between the Federal Government and New York State agencies to fight fraud and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid.

Lifespan is a nonprofit Human Services Agency providing information, guidance and non-medical services to people in the second half of life. Ann Marie Hurley, Health Insurance Specialist from Lifespan, and Rick Shimko, a volunteer with SMP and Lifespan, will present the Medicaid Fraud Summit.

In the United States, $1 of every $10 of Medicare is fraud, which translates into billions of dollars lost every year. Hurley and Shimko will discuss how to protect loved ones from Medicare fraud, how to detect if one is a victim of Medicare fraud and how to report it.

No registration is required for the event and refreshments will be provided by Doyle Medical Monitoring.

For more information, contact NY Connects in Mayville 753-4582, Dunkirk 363-4582 and Jamestown 661-7582.



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