Aging in Place now serves the entire city of Wilmington, NC.
All of our services are free.
We are a non-profit organization in the State of North Carolina.
If you are over age 55, live in Wilmington, North Carolina and are beginning to think about life as a Senior, the AGING IN PLACE Program is meant for you. Regardless of your health, wealth, or type of home, you will be eligible to participate in this innovative program to help you remain in your own home as you age. We began our program in a limited area of downtown Wilmington. But today we serve seniors in the entire City of Wilmington.
AGING IN PLACE enables seniors to remain in their own homes with our service, called “Options Counseling.” We help you identify your current and future needs and assist you in accessing services that will keep you at home. We consider medical, mental health, social, homemaking, legal, technology, safety, home modification and maintenance, financial, nutrition, housing, and transportation factors that are crucial to aging in place.
We inform you of resources in the community and how to access them, and we even suggest ways to pay for them.
Please click on the buttons above for details on our programs and to find ways to help us.
____________________________________________ TUESDAY TALKS - A monthly series of free talks of interest to Agers in Place...
MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT SEASON
WHAT DO YOU REALLY NEED TO KNOW?
Medicare Open Enrollment runs from October 15 to December 7 and it’s tempting to stick to what you’ve got. But what more do you need to know? After a quick review of the basics - Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D, Supplements, Medicare Advantage, and Prescription Plans - we’ll look at some of the finer points and pitfalls.
What are the limitations on switching to and from Medicare Advantage plans? What new benefits may be available under Medicare Advantage plans as a result of new legislation? What is the January open enrollment period and how does it differ from the fall period? When can plans impose a pre-existing condition limitation? Why and how much are special fees and penalties applied to your premium? What are Medicare-aid and Low Income Extra Help? What happened to supplements C and F?
Our Talk will equip you to review the plans you have now and consider making changes that will give you the best possible plan for the year to come. There will be plenty of time for questions.
Allie Hernandez is a Program Coordinator at the Senior Resource Center overseeing the RSVP Program. As part of her duties she supervises the Senior Health Insurance Information Program. She is a graduate of East Carolina University where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitative Services. She also graduated from the Masters of Educational Leadership, Advocacy, and Policy Program at UNCW. In the past she has worked as a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor and as a Case Manager for the NHC Head Start Program.
Pamela Wall, a native Wilmingtonian, has been the Prescription Assistance Caseworker for New Hanover County for over six years, serving the senior population. Prior to her current position, she was an Adult Medicaid Caseworker with the Department of Social Services. She has developed special expertise in assisting seniors and people with disabilities to resolve financial hardships caused by costly insurance and medications.
► October 29, 2019 - 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
► Main Library · 3rd & Chestnut Sts. · New Hanover Room
► FREE! Please RSVP: AgingInPlaceDowntown@hotmail.com
or leave a message at: 910-805-HOME (4663)
► Free 2 hour parking on the ground level of the deck on 2nd
Street entered between Chestnut and Grace Streets