Medicare Basics Workshops To Be Held In Clay Center & Concordia


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Learn more about the Medicare maze. All men and women in the area who are nearing age 65 within the next year, or soon to qualify due to a disability, or who are helping family members with insurance and financial matters will find the upcoming Medicare Basics program beneficial. At this workshop, you will discover answers to your Medicare questions.

The Clay Center program will be held on Monday, August 13, at the River Valley District Extension Office, 322 Grant Avenue in Clay Center. Or, you can attend the Concordia workshop the following evening on Tuesday, August 14th at the Concordia Senior Center located at 109 West 7th Street. Both programs will be presented from 6-8 p.m., so working people can attend.

Medicare eligibility, how and when to apply, what is covered in Medicare, and how to fill the gaps will be discussed. Programs will be explained that are available to assist low-income individuals, as well as how to watch for Medicare fraud.

Aaren Sunderman, Judy Uphoff, and Deanna Turner, River Valley District Agent, will present these programs. They are Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas Counselors or SHICK Counselors and help people throughout the year with their Medicare and health insurance needs, so they can make informed decisions.

K-State Research and Extension River Valley District and the North Central-Flint Hills Area Agency on Aging are sponsors of the programs. Encourage your friends or relatives who soon will be turning age 65 to attend one of these workshops.

Please pre-register if you are interested in attending the Clay Center program by calling the Clay Center District Extension Office at 785-632-5335. To register for the Concordia program, call the Concordia District Extension Office at 785-243-8185. You can also send an e-mail to Deanna Turner at dturner@ksu.edu or call her at the Clay Center Extension Office for more information. Everyone is invited.

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Derek Nester
Derek Nesterhttps://sunflowerstateradio.com
Derek Nester was born and raised in Blue Rapids and graduated from Valley Heights High School in 2000. He attended Cowley College in Arkansas City and Johnson County Community College in Overland Park studying Journalism & Media Communications. In 2002 Derek joined Taylor Communications, Inc. in Salina, Kansas working in digital media for 550 AM KFRM and 100.9 FM KCLY. Following that stop, he joined Dierking Communications, Inc. stations KNDY AM & FM as a board operator and fill-in sports play-by-play announcer. Starting in 2005 Derek joined the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network as a Studio Coordinator at 101 The Fox in Kansas City, a role he would serve for 15 years culminating in the Super Bowl LIV Championship game broadcast. In 2020 he moved to Audacy, formerly known as Entercom Communications, Inc. and 106.5 The Wolf and 610 Sports Radio, the new flagship stations of the Kansas City Chiefs Radio Network, the largest radio network in the NFL. Through all of this, Derek continues to serve as the Digital Media Director for Sunflower State Radio, the digital and social media operations of Dierking Communications, Inc. and the 6 radio stations it owns and operates across Kansas.

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