dad is 65

Last month was my dad's 65th birthday. How on earth did THAT happen? People always ask if I feel old having kids, buying a house, getting married, watching the years go by. No. I'm invincible and will forever be young (insert more denial mantra here). But watching my parents grow older…that's tough. I've helped my dad walk through all the legal processes and documents and man, they can be a bit of a doozy. Thankfully, I've found some incredible resources to help us both through the process.

Sharp Healthcare asked if I'd be willing to share some information about medicare options and their free informational meetings for seniors. I've used Sharp Healthcare throughout both of my pregnancies and been to numerous classes with them, and they are SO helpful. It's such an incredible resource for patients here in San Diego. Their website even provides a lot of helpful information for seniors and their helpers or children all over the country.

Sharp Offers Free Seminars to Help Seniors Understand Medicare Options

Do you have a friend or family member who’s turning 65 this year? Or do you know someone who is already a Medicare beneficiary? This is the time of year that Medicare-eligible seniors can choose or modify their health insurance plan for 2013. The enrollment period for Medicare in 2013 begins on Oct. 15 and ends on Dec. 7, 2012.

Making decisions about Medicare coverage can sometimes be confusing. That’s why you’re invited to attend one of Sharp’s neighborhood meetings to learn about Medicare.

At this free event, Sharp will explain your Medicare options, including Medicare Part A and B, Medicare Advantage plans, premium costs, supplemental coverage, drug benefits and much more, in clear, easy-to-understand language. And there will be time for questions.

By choosing Sharp as your health care provider, you will receive:
• Convenient access to Sharp Community Medical Group medical offices and urgent care centers, plus Sharp hospitals and emergency departments throughout San Diego County
• Coordinated care provided by a primary care doctor working in partnership with you and specialists to maintain your optimal health
• Clinical excellence delivered with understanding and compassion – a level of care we call The Sharp Experience

More than 30 daytime meetings will be held from Oct. 16 through Dec. 3 at movie theater locations in Carmel Mountain, Chula Vista, La Mesa and Mission Valley.

How to Register
To register or to view dates and times of neighborhood meetings, visit www.sharp.com/seniors or call 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277). Seating is limited but feel free to invite a friend or family member to join you.

For More Information
For answers to your Medicare questions and to find out which plans are accepted by Sharp, attend a free neighborhood meeting or contact us at seniors@sharp.com or 1-800-82-SHARP (1-800-827-4277), or visit www.sharp.com/seniors.

This post is sponsored by Sharp. All opinions are my own.