Medicare's new prescription drug benefit explained

As part of the Walter D. Williams Wellness Program at Longwood Plaza, the presenters announce the second of a two-part series addressing the increasing cost of prescription drug medication for seniors. This series provides seniors, interested agencies, and any individuals who receive Medicare with the options available to help cover the rising cost of prescription drugs.

The program will be from 2 to 3 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, at Longwood Plaza Community Room, 1055 E. State St., Rockford.

This second presentation will be given by Jeff Henderson from the Northwestern Illinois Area Agency on Aging. Henderson will describe Medicare’s new prescription drug benefit and will also explain how it affects individuals who utilize Senior Care and Circuit Breaker.

Come find out how these programs are going to work together. Seniors, community organizations, and individuals who receive Medicare are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact Angie Bukoski, Zion Development Corporation, at 964-8280, ext. 11, or

From the Aug. 24-30, 2005, issue

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