Navigating the Medicare health care system can be confusing for people who are new to Medicare as well as those who are already enrolled. Residents from across Hampton Roads are invited to attend Senior Services’ 1st Annual Medicare Health Fair & Expo, Nov. 16, 2013, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Virginia Beach Convention Center, 1000 19th St., Virginia Beach to help make the most of Medicare.
The Expo will feature two keynote panel sessions and three sets of concurrent workshops geared specifically to the concerns of those persons about to enroll and those already enrolled in Medicare.
Keynote topics include “The Future of Healthcare in America,” and “The Affordable Care Act/The Future of Healthcare in Virginia.” Confirmed keynote speakers include Joanne Corte Grossi, U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Regional Director, Region III; Dr. William Hazel, Commonwealth of Virginia Secretary of Health and Human Resources; and James Rothrock, commissioner, Virginia Department of Aging and Disabilities. WHRV Public Radio talk show host, Barbara Hamm Lee will act as Master of Ceremonies and panel moderator.
Workshop sessions scheduled both in the morning and again in the afternoon will address Medicare basics, estate planning, reinventing retirement, successful aging, Medicare fraud, home care options, hospice, advanced care initiatives, retirement housing options and the Affordable Care Act.
Senior Services’ benefits counselors will be on-site throughout the day offering one-on-one benefits counseling sessions and enrollment assistance. An estimated 75 exhibitors are expected, including AARP Virginia.
Tickets are $15 per person, and the ticket price includes continental breakfast and lunch. Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ssseva.org/ or by calling Senior Services of Southeastern Virginia at (757) 461-9481, by Oct. 30.