Demystifying Medicare Presentations

Demystifying Medicare is now available in an audio format!

You can now hear the Demystifying Medicare presentation for New York on your own time with these audio recordings! 

Feel free to listen at your own pace and pause or rewind any of the audio chapters if you need to. Since costs and planfinders change from time to time, this presentation is updated each Fall, but the differences will not interfere with your understanding of how the whole thing works. Technical questions can be directed towards outreach@wlsmail.org.

Questions about Medicare and other Senior Benefits can be addressed to the SBIC helpline at 914-231-3260 or 

SBICS@wlsmail.org.

For questions about Medicaid and long-term care planning, please contact Westchester Department of Senior Programs and Services at 914-813-6100.

Julie Woodward, presenter

Watch the video below for
an introduction to this site!

Julie can be reached at 

914-231-3236 or SBICmedia@gmail.com.

Please download and print these two handouts, as you’ll find it easier to use them in hard-copy than on screen.

These handouts are also available for download but will not be used during the audio chapters.

Use this Presentation PDF to keep track of where you are in the audio and see the displays used in the live presentation. Click on the green image below and leave it open in a separate tab.

2021 Dates for Demystifying Medicare

This presentation of the library system’s Westchester Seniors Out Speaking is perfect for anyone trying to navigate their way through our complicated healthcare system for older adults. It will help those who already have Medicare, as well as people soon to be 65, planning their retirement, or assisting relatives and friends with their medical decisions. The engaging, interactive program outlines the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with the medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. Topics include: Original Medicare Medicare Advantage Plans Prescription drug plans (Part D) Medigaps (supplemental plans) Various cost-saving programs (MSPs, Extra Help, EPIC, etc.)  NOTE: Pre-registration is requested.

 

Projected Upcoming In-Person Presentations:

NEW ROCHELLE – Saturday, Sept. 25th, 1 – 4 pm
New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza (at Lawton St.), New Rochelle, NY 10801
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 231-3236
 
MONTROSE – Sunday, Sept. 26th, 1:15 – 4:15 pm
Hendrick Hudson Free Library
185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY 10548
Please register at 914-739-5654.
 
ELMSFORD – Monday, Sept 27th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Westchester Library System
570 Taxter Road, 4th Floor, Elmsford, NY 10523
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 231-3236
 
OSSINING – Thurs., Sept. 30th, 5:45-8:45 pm
Ossining Public Library, Downstairs Lobby
53 Croton Ave., Ossining, NY 10562
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 231-3236
  
NORTH SALEM – Saturday, Oct 2, 10 am – 1 pm
Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
276 Titicus Rd
North Salem, NY 10560
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 231-3236
 
YONKERS – Sunday, Oct. 3rd, 1-4 pm
Grinton I. Will Library (Flynn Room)
1500 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, NY 10710
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 231-3236
 
CROTON – Tues. eve., Oct 5th 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Municipal Building Community Room
1 Van Wyck St., Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 271-3006
 
HARRISON – Wednesday, Oct. 6th, 10 am 1 pm
Harrison Public Library, Halperin Building
2 Bruce Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 835-0324 ext. 3
 
BRIARCLIFF – Thurs., Oct. 7th, 10 am – 1 pm
Briarcliff Manor Public Library
One Library Road
Briarcliff Manor, New York
Pre-registration is requested at (914) 941-6560 (space limited)
 
ELMSFORD – Wed., Oct. 13th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Westchester Library System
570 Taxter Road, 4th Floor, Elmsford, NY 10523
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 231-3236
 
BRONXVILLE – Sat., Oct. 16th, 10 am – 1 pm
Bronxville Public Library
201 Pondfield Rd, Bronxville, NY 10708
Pre-registration requested at (914) 337-7680, ext. 824
 
IRVINGTON – Sat., Oct. 19th, 5:45 – 8:45 pm
Irvington Public Library
12 South Astor St., Irvington, NY 10533
Registration required online on the Irvington Library calendar or by calling (914) 591-7963.
 
DOBBS FERRY – Saturday, Oct. 23rd, 10:15 am – 1:15 pm
Dobbs Ferry Public Library
55 Main St., Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 231-3236
 
LEWISBORO – Saturday, Oct. 30th, 10:15 am – 1:15 pm
Lewisboro Library
15 Main  St., South Salem, NY 10590
Space limited. Please pre-register at (914) 875-9004 or at http://www.lewisborolibrary.org/events/2021-10/
 
SHRUB OAK – Sunday, Oct. 31st, 12:30-3:30 pm
John C. Hart Memorial Library
1130 Main St., Shrub Oak, NY 10588
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 245-5262 ext. 227
 
TARRYTOWN – Mon., Nov. 1st, 1-4pm
Warner Library
121 North Broadway
Tarrytown, NY 10591
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 231-3236
 
SCARSDALE – Wed., Nov. 3rd, 6:15 – 9:15pm
Scarsdale Public Library
54 Olmsted Road, Scarsdale, NY 10583
Pre-registration requested at scarsdalelibrary.org (click on Events Calendar) or (914) 358-6059
 
ARMONK – Saturday, Nov. 6th, 12 – 3 pm
North Castle Public Library
19 Whippoorwill Road East, Armonk, NY 10504
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 273-3887 ext. 3
 
PELHAM – Monday, Nov. 8th, 5:45-8:45 pm
Town of Pelham Public Library
530 Colonial Ave., Pelham, NY 10803
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 738-1234
 
CORTLANDT – Tuesday, Nov. 9th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Town of Cortlandt Town Hall, Conference Room
1 Heady St., Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567
Pre-registration requested: (914) 231-3236
 
SOMERS – Saturday, Nov. 13th, 1:45 – 4:45 pm
Somers Library
82 Primrose St., Katonah, NY 10536
Pre-registration requested at (914) 232-5717 or online at https://www.somerslibrary.org/eventstart.asp.
 
CROTON Sun., Nov. 14th, 1 – 4 pm
Municipal Building Community Room
1 Van Wyck St., Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 271-3006
 
ELMSFORD Tues., Nov. 16th, 1 – 4 pm
Westchester Library System
570 Taxter Road, 4th Floor, Elmsford, NY 10523
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 231-3236
 
NOTE: In addition to the rescheduled dates listed above, events postponed because of COVID included libraries and community centers in Ardsley, Eastchester, Katonah, Peekskill, Pleasantville, and White Plains.
 

Past Presentations:

(2020) MONTROSE – Saturday, Nov. 7th, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Hendrick Hudson Free Library
185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY 10548
Please register at 914-739-5654 to help us plan the event.
 
(2020) MONTROSE – Sunday, Oct. 4th, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Hendrick Hudson Free Library
185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY 10548
Please register at 914-739-5654 to help us plan the event.
 
(2020) CROTON – Saturday, Oct. 10th, 1-4pm 
Senasqua Park Pavillion (through the Croton Rec Dept) 
2 Elliott Way, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Pre-registration requested at:   (914) 271-3006
 
(2019) PLEASANTVILLE – Sunday, Sept. 15th, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Mount Pleasant Public Library
350 Bedford Rd, Pleasantville, NY 10570
Pre-registration requested at:  (914) 231-3236
 
(2019) KATONAH – Saturday, Sept. 21st, 10 am – 1 pm
Katonah Village Library
26 Bedford Rd, Katonah, NY 10536
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 231-3236
 
(2019) MONTROSE – Sunday, Sept. 22nd, 1:30–4:30 pm
Hendrick Hudson Free Library
185 Kings Ferry Road, Montrose, NY 10548
Please register at 914-739-5654
 
(2019) WHITE PLAINS – Thursday, Sept. 26th,  6-9 pm    
White Plains Public Library, Community Room
100 Martine Ave., White Plains, NY 10601
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 231-3236
 
(2019) EASTCHESTER Wednesday, Oct. 2nd, 5:45-8:45 pm
Eastchester Public Library
11 Oakridge Place, Eastchester, NY 10709
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 231-3236
 
(2019) LEWISBORO – Saturday, Oct. 5th, 10 am – 1 pm
Lewisboro Library
15 Main  St., South Salem, NY 10590
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 875-9004 or at www.lewisborolibrary.org
 
(2019) YONKERS – Sunday, Oct. 6th, 1-4 pm
Grinton I. Will Library (Flynn Room)
1500 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, NY 10710
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 231-3236
 
(2019) PHELPS Tuesday, Oct. 8th, 6–9 pm
Phelps Hospital
701 N. Broadway, Sleepy Hollow, NY 10591
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 366-3937
 
(2019) ARDSLEY – Thursday, Oct. 10th, 6:30 – 9:30 pm
Town of Greenburgh Multipurpose Center
11 Olympic Lane, NY 10502
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 231-3236
 
(2019) PEEKSKILL – Thursday, Oct. 17th, 6 – 9 pm
Peekskill Senior Center
4 Nelson Ave, NY 10566
Pre-registration requests at: (914) 231-3236
 
(2019) CROTON – Saturday, Oct. 19th, 10 am – 1 pm
Croton Rec Department, Kellerhouse Municipal Building Rec Rm
1 Van Wyck St., Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 271-3006
 
(2019) HARRISON – Sunday, Oct. 20th, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
Harrison Public Library, Halperin Building
2 Bruce Avenue, Harrison, NY 10528
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 835-0324 ext. 3
 
(2019) PELHAM – Monday, Oct. 21st, 6-9 pm
Town of Pelham Public Library
530 Colonial Ave., Pelham, NY 10803
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 738-1234
 
(2019) NORTH SALEM Saturday, Oct. 26th, 10 am – 1 pm
Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
276 Titicus Rd, North Salem, NY 10560
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 669-5161 or email keelerlibrary@wlsmail.org
 
(2019) ARMONK Sunday, Oct. 27th, 1:30 – 4:30 pm
North Castle Public Library
19 Whippoorwill Road East, Armonk, NY 10504
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 273-3887 ext. 3
 
(2019) IRVINGTON – Saturday, Nov. 2nd, 1-4 pm
Irvington Public Library
12 South Astor St., Irvington, NY 10533
Pre-registration requested at:  (914) 231-3236
 
(2019) YONKERS – Sunday, Nov. 3rd, 1-4 pm
Grinton I. Will Library (Flynn Room)
1500 Central Park Ave., Yonkers, NY 10710
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 231-3236
 
(2019) VALHALLA – Sunday, Nov. 10th, 1-4 pm
Mount Pleasant Community Center
125 Lozza Drive, Valhalla, NY 10595
Pre-registration requested at:  (914) 231-3236
 
(2019) SHRUB OAK – Sunday, Nov. 17th, 12:30-3:30 pm
John C. Hart Memorial Library
1130 Main St., Shrub Oak, NY 10588
Pre-registration requested at: (914) 245-5262 ext. 227
 

(Under normal circumstances, given multiple times in spring and fall)