Library offers ‘Understanding Medicare’ classes

The Anoka County Library is presenting several “Understanding Medicare” classes this fall for seniors and those who care for seniors.

Classes are free to participants, but seating is limited.

Find out what is covered by Parts A, B, C and D of Medicare and the Medicare supplement options available.

Learn how and when to enroll in Medicare and the personal costs of the program.

Other topics discussed include changes to Medicare due to recent health care reform, the donut hole and eligibility for extra help with prescription drug costs.

“Navigating the labyrinth of options available can be incredibly stressful,” said Anoka County Board Chairperson Rhonda Sivarajah.

“Hopefully these programs will help families understand the system better and help them feel better about their choices for themselves or a loved one.”

Classes are at:

• Columbia Heights Library, 820 40th Ave. N.E., Columbia Heights, Tuesday, Oct. 2, 1:30 p.m.

• Johnsville Library, 12461 Oak Park Blvd., Blaine, Thursday, Oct. 4, 1:30 p.m.

• Mississippi Library, 410 Mississippi St. N.E., Fridley, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 1:30 p.m.

• Centennial Library, 100 Civic Heights Circle, Circle Pines, Thursday, Oct. 11, 1:30 p.m.

“There are many options when it comes to Medicare coverage,” said Anoka County Library Board President Bob Thistle.

“These classes give seniors the information they need to make the best choices for their own unique situation.”

These classes are presented by the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging in partnership with Senior LinkAge Line, which is the Minnesota Board on Aging’s free statewide information and assistance service.

Call 1-800-333-2433 or visit for assistance.

For more information about these classes and other library programs, visit