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LONGMEADOW, Mass. – Ruth’s House, an assisted living residence at JGS Lifecare, is kicking off a new monthly Lunch and Learn program on November 15th, by hosting Dr. Neil Epstein, SHINE Counselor, who will offer a general overview of Medicare Benefits followed by a Q and A with attendees and free lunch.

Are you confused by your Medicare benefits, unsure of the options, or dissatisfied with your Medicare plan?  Dr. Epstein will help make sense of this complex program and attempt to answer your questions and concerns.

SHINE is the Massachusetts State Health Insurance Counseling Program which provides free and unbiased health information, counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries of all ages and their caregivers.  The SHINE Program is supported by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs in partnership with elder service agencies, social services agencies, and the Councils on Aging.

As a SHINE Counselor, Dr. Epstein is a community volunteer who is trained extensively and certified by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs in many areas of health benefits, including Medicare A&B covered services, prescription drug options, Supplement insurance plans, Medicaid, and free or reduced cost health care or prescription drug programs.

Date: November 15th, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, with lunch served at 11:30 AM. 

RSVP: Lori Payson at 413-567-3949, ext. 3105 or lpayson@JGSLifecare.org

For more information, visit JGSLifecare.org/events.

The Ruth’s House Lunch and Learn program is free and open to the public. Tours of independent and memory care neighborhoods will be available. 

Mark your calendars for our next free Lunch and Learn featuring “Jeff The Plant Guy” on December 2nd from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, with lunch served at 11:30 AM. Jeff will talk about Plants that Clean the Air. 

About Ruth’s House Assisted Living Residence

Ruth’s House Assisted Living Residence is a beautiful, homelike residence for seniors who value their independence, but may need assistance with activities of day-to-day living.  Each resident has access to various levels of care that may include help with bathing, dressing, medication and nutrition management. Private and companion suites are available.  Fees are-all inclusive, determined by the suite style selected and the level of care needed.  Respite stays are also available. Ruth’s House also features The Garden Level, a separate, secure neighborhood specifically designed and staffed to meet the needs of residents with early to mid-stage memory impairments. For more information, call Ruth’s House at 413-567-6212 or visit jgslifecare.org.

About JGS Lifecare

JGS Lifecare is a leading health care system serving seniors and their families. JGS Lifecare services include nursing home care, rehabilitation services, assisted living, adult day health care, home health and hospice care, palliative care, music therapy and independent living. For more information, call JGS Lifecare at 413-567-6211 or visit jgslifecare.org.