Medicare help starting Monday, Aug. 21 in Haggerty’s office


State Rep. Kevin Haggerty, D-Lackawanna, has announced that beginning Monday, Aug. 21, a new Medicare outreach program will be available every third Monday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon at this district office, 1414 Monroe Ave. in Dunmore.

“Senior citizens and other residents who have questions about Medicare or health insurance coverage are welcome to visit my office,” Haggerty said.

Haggerty said an APPRISE representative from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging will help constituents with questions about Medicare, Medicare Advantage plans, Medigap plans, Medicare drug plans, PACE/PACENET prescription-drug coverage and various low-income assistance programs, such as the Medicare Savings Program and Extra Help.

The Lackawanna County representative is asking constituents to please call his office to make an appointment at 570-342-2710.

The local APPRISE program is sponsored by the Voluntary Action Center and is funded by the Lackawanna County Area Agency on Aging.