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The York County Area Agency on Aging’s APPRISE Program will offer personalized counseling during Medicare’s annual enrollment period, which begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7.

The annual enrollment period is when Medicare beneficiaries can review their coverage and determine if health and prescription plans continue to meet their needs. By comparing plans and making changes by Dec. 7, Medicare will have enough time to process those changes to ensure that the new coverage will begin on Jan. 1, 2014.

Medicare beneficiaries throughout the annual enrollment period will be able to receive one-on-one counseling assistance offered by trained APPRISE counselors at different locations throughout York County. Pre-scheduled appointments are necessary and can be made by calling the APPRISE scheduling line at (717) 771-9042 or 1-800-632-9073.

Dates and locations for the sessions are as follows:

Oct. 16 and Nov. 20                                                 York Suburban High School
4 to 6 p.m.                                                 1800 Hollywood Drive, Spring Garden Township

Oct. 17                                                                         Red Land High School
1 to 3:30 p.m.                                                 560 Fishing Creek Road, Fairview Township

Oct. 21 and Nov. 18                                                       West York High School
3:30 to 6 p.m.                                             1800 Bannister St., West Manchester Township

Oct. 23 and Nov. 13                                                    South Western High School
4 to 6:30 p.m.                                                      200 Bowman Road, Penn Township

Oct. 25                                                                      Susquehannock High School
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.                                 3280 Fissels Church Road, Shrewsbury Township

Oct. 29 and Nov. 26                                                      Spring Grove High School
10 a.m. to 1 p.m.                                             1490 Roth’s Church Road, Jackson Township

Oct. 30                                                                        Kennard-Dale High School
9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.                                               393 Main St., Fawn Township

Nov. 7                                                                         Dallastown Area High School
3:30 to 6:00 p.m. 700                                               New School Lane, York Township

Nov. 8                                                                          Red Lion Area High School
1 to 4 p.m.                                                               200 Horace Mann Ave., Red Lion

Nov. 21                                                                         Northeastern High School
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.                                                             300 High St., Manchester

Dec. 2 and Dec. 3                                                    York County Area Agency on Aging
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.                                                            100 West Market St., York

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