Concordia - Medicare Shop

Are you turning age 65 in the near future? Do you have questions about Medicare? Discover answers to your questions at one of the upcoming Medicare Basics Workshops. The Belleville program will be Wednesday, August 14, at the Belleville Public Library (1327 19th Street). A second workshop will be offered at the Good Shepherd’s Lutheran Church (200 W. 4th Street) in Washington on Thursday, September 12. Both programs will be presented from 5:30-7:30 p.m. 

All men and women in the area who are nearing age 65, or soon to qualify due to a disability, or who are helping family members with insurance and financial matters will find this program beneficial. Medicare eligibility, how and when to apply, what is covered in Medicare and how to fill the gaps will be discussed. Different programs will be explained that are available to assist low income individuals, and we will also discuss how to watch for Medicare fraud. 

Judy Uphoff, Belinda Robison, and Deanna Turner, River Valley District Agent, will present these programs. They are Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas (SHICK) Counselors who help people throughout the year with their Medicare and health insurance needs – so they can help you make informed decisions. 

Sponsors for these workshops are the K-State Research and Extension River Valley District and the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging. 

Please pre-register! If you are interested in attending the Belleville program, please call the Belleville Extension Office at 785-527-5084. It’s Fair time, so leave a message if they do not answer. To register for the Washington program, call the Washington District Extension Office at 785-325-2121. You can also send an e-mail to Deanna Turner at or reach her at the Clay Center Extension Office by calling 785-632-5335, for more information. Everyone is invited.