SHIP is a federally funded program administered through the Area Agency on Aging & Disability (AAAD)

Upper Cumberland – Are you eligible for Medicare and curious about your plan options?

Upper Cumberland SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) is conducting a series of free ABCs of Medicare classes this month April 11 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at the Upper Cumberland Development District located at 1104 England Drive in Cookeville and April 24 from 10 a.m until 12 p.m at the Millard Oakley Library located at 107 E Main St. Livingston.

Each class will consist of training on Parts A, B, C & D, as well as Medigap policies and ways to prevent Medicare fraud. Registration for both classes is required. Please call SHIP at 931-432-4150, visit the Upper Cumberland SHIP Facebook Page at or email to register or learn more.

SHIP and SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) are administered locally by the Upper Cumberland Development District and cover all 14 Upper Cumberland counties. SHIP/SMP representatives provide free and unbiased Medicare counseling for any questions, abuse, or concerns; they will also screen Medicare beneficiaries for Low-Income Assistance Programs. Got Medicare?

For more information call SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 or 931-432-4150. AAAD, a division of the Upper Cumberland Development District, connects older adults and adults with disabilities in the 14-county Upper Cumberland region with services and resources to improve their quality of life.

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