October 1, 2020

Medicare and You, Ruth’s House Virtual Lunch and Learn on October 7, 2020

Ruth's House Lunch and Learn series logo

Unsure of the Options? Dissatisfied with your Medicare Plan?
Ruth’s House Assisted Living Residence to offer
Virtual Lunch and Learn on Wednesday, October 7th with
Dr. Neil Epstein, SHINE* Counselor

Ruth's House Virtual Lunch and Learn flyer for October 7, 2020, featuring Dr. Neil Epstein a SHINE Counselor discussing MedicareLONGMEADOW, Mass. – Ruth’s House, an assisted living residence at JGS Lifecare, is continuing its virtual monthly Lunch and Learn with an October 7th program by hosting Dr. Neil Epstein, SHINE Counselor, who will offer a general overview of Medicare Benefits followed by a Q and A with attendees. It is the perfect time to join in on this discussion, as Open Enrollment is October 15th – December 7th.

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.


Virtual Event: MEDICARE AND YOU. Dr. Neil Epstein, SHINE Counselor, will help demystify this complex program and answer your questions.
Date: Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Timing: 12:00 PM Welcome/Update. 12:15 – 1:15 PM Presentation, Q&A, Raffle & Virtual Tour
RSVP: Christina Tuohey 413-567-3949, ext. 3105 or ctuohey@JGSLifecare.org
ZOOM: RSVP and a confirmation and Zoom invite will be emailed to you prior to the meeting


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(The Leavitt Family Jewish Home), rehabilitation services (Sosin Center for Rehabilitation), assisted living (Ruth’s House Assisted Living Residence), adult day health care (Wernick Adult Day Health Care), home health, hospice and palliative care(Spectrum Home Health and Hospice Care) and independent living (Genesis Lifecare). For more information, call JGS Lifecare at 413-567-6211 or visit JGSLifecare.org.