Congressman Lynch To Host Series Of Open Forums On New Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage

Nov 28, 2005
During the week of November 28-December 2, Congressman Stephen F. Lynch will hold a series of open forums on the new prescription drug benefit under Medicare (Medicare Part D).  The purpose of the eight forums will be to try to address many of the questions and concerns of seniors and the Medicare-eligible disabled regarding the complex details of the new program.

"I have to be honest, I opposed the way this program was put together, but I still feel I have an obligation to make it work as well as possible for our seniors and disabled and answer any questions that they might have about the various aspects of the program," said Lynch.

All residents from the Ninth Congressional District who are eligible for Medicare are welcome to attend the events.

At the forums, Congressman Lynch and representatives from Social Security and Medicare and senior advocacy groups will make brief presentations on the benefit.  Afterwards, there will be an opportunity for seniors to ask questions about how to sign up and how to go about selecting the provider that’s best for them.

Here is the complete list of forums:

FOR RESIDENTS OF <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />NEEDHAM

Monday, December 28, 2005

1:30 PM

Needham Council on Aging

83 Pickering Street, Needham

 

FOR RESIDENTS OF DEDHAM, HYDE PARK, JAMAICA PLAIN, WEST ROXBURY AND ROSLINDALE

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

11:00 AM

Dedham Senior Center

735 Washington Street, Dedham

 

FOR RESIDENTS OF BROCKTON, AVON, EASTON, HANSON, WHITMAN, BRIDGEWATER, EAST BRIDGEWATER AND WEST BRIDGEWATER

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

1:00 PM

Caffrey Towers

Brockton Community Room, Building A

755 Crescent Street, Brockton

 

FOR RESIDENTS OF NORWOOD, WESTWOOD, WALPOLE AND MEDFIELD

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

10:00 AM

Norwood Senior Center

275 Prospect Street, Norwood

 

FOR RESIDENTS OF SOUTH BOSTON

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

1:00 PM

John T. "Doc” and Mary Tynan Senior Center

136 H Street, South Boston

 

FOR RESIDENTS OF MILTON AND CANTON

Thursday, December 1, 2005

10:00 AM

Milton Council on Aging

10 Walnut Street, Milton

 

FOR RESIDENTS OF DORCHESTER

Friday, December 2, 2005

10:30 AM

Keystone Apartments

151 Hallet Street, Dorchester

 

FOR RESIDENTS OF BRAINTREE, HOLBROOK, RANDOLPH AND STOUGHTON

Friday, December 2, 2005

1:30 PM

Braintree Council on Aging

71 Cleveland Avenue, Braintree

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