NCK - Medicare Zoom Seminars for Older Americans Month

In recognition of Older Americans Month and Medicare’s importance in the lives of older Kansans, officials with the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging (NC-FH AAA) announced a new series of Answers for Older Kansans: Medicare Basics seminars.

Karen Mayse, a certified Medicare Benefits counselor with more than ten years of experience in explaining Medicare to Kansans, will present each of the five seminars slated between May 15th and June 3rd. 

Medicare is health insurance for people who are age 65 or better and for people who qualify because of disabilities.  The two-part Zoom Medicare Basics seminar series provides an easy-to-understand overview of Medicare, steps to enrollment and explains how Medicare works with employers’ insurance.  It also provides information about Extra Help and other Medicare Savings Programs and addresses participants’ questions.

To register, people may go to or call 800-432-2703 the day before the event.  The link to the Zoom event will be sent after the registration is received.

“Medicare is very complex--people are strongly encouraged to register for both Part 1 and Part 2 sessions—these two sessions will provide them the ‘total Medicare picture,’ “Julie Govert Walter, Executive Director of the NC-FH AAA said.  “Information specific for the Medicare Basics initiative will be available to each participant who registers.” 

Part I
Friday, May 15th at 10 am - Medicare Basics Part 1 (Covers Medicare’s alphabet, steps to enrollment, Medicare and employers' insurance and more.)

Thursday, May 21st at 5:30 pm  - Medicare Basics Part 1 (Same as above)

Wednesday, May 27th at 2 pm - Medicare Basics Part 1 (Same as above)

Part II
Friday, May 29th at 10 am - Medicare Basics Part 2 (Covering gaps in Medicare, Medicare Savings Plans, Extra Help and more)

Wednesday, June 3rd at 5:30 pm - Medicare Basics Part 2 (Same as above)

The Medicare Basics presentations are available at no cost; voluntary contributions to expand Medicare counseling services provided by the NC-FH AAA are appreciated and welcomed. 

Detailed instructions in how to participate in Zoom technology is available at 

“Our goal with this Answers for Older Kansans series is to give older Kansans, people living with disabilities, their caregivers and family members quality, practical, and easy-to-understand information about Medicare,” Walter said.  

For more information about Medicare Basics, to reserve your place or to connect to available services, call the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging (NC-FH AAA) at (800) 432-2703 or go to

The North Central-Flint Hills Agency on Aging, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization that plans, coordinates and provides services in 18 north central Kansas counties to enhance the quality and dignity of life for older Kansans, people living with disabilities and their families. Area Agency on Aging programs and services are partially funded by the Older Americans Act through the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services and voluntary participant contributions. The Area Agency on Aging works in partnership with local and county governments and senior citizens’ groups. All services are available without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability.