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Volunteers sought to help explain Medicare

July 9, 2006

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Douglas County Senior Services is looking for volunteers interested in helping seniors deal with Medicare and Medicare Part D.

"We're really going to need people when Medicare Part D enrollment opens up again in November," said Katie Glendening, a community services assistant.

Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas will stage a three-day training session for volunteers Aug. 8-10 in Topeka.

Upon completing the sessions, Lawrence-area volunteers may answer calls to a SHICK helpline - 800-860-5260 - on Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Volunteers do not have to be seniors.

"The helpline is answered in Wichita four days a week," Glendening said. "We answer it one day a week."

People interested in volunteering are asked to call Glendening by Aug. 1, 842-0543.

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