Welcome to Medicare - Virtual Fair (June 23)

Authored By: Pennsylvania Department of Aging

Welcome to Medicare graphicThe State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) national network will be holding a  "Welcome to Medicare" event on June 23, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM.

Learn about signing up for Medicare! This national fair is for people turning 65, retiring, or joining Medicare because of a disability.

There is no cost to attend. This event is made possible through a grant from the federal government.

The virtual fair will feature national presentations from the State Health Insurance Assistance Programs on Medicare eligibility, enrollment and coverage options. Representatives will be available to answer questions and assist older adults with information to enable them to make choices on Medicare coverage that best meets their needs and lowers their costs.

In Pennsylvania, this program is known as APPRISE. Throughout the national presentation, staff from APPRISE will host an exhibit for Pennsylvania and will respond to Medicare questions and provide information about the program. The Center for Advocacy for the Rights and Interests of the Elderly (CARIE) – Pennsylvania's Senior Medicare Patrol – also will join APPRISE to discuss Medicare fraud prevention. The Pennsylvania-specific virtual exhibit can be visited at any time during the event. APPRISE and CARIE will be available to chat with seniors about their Medicare enrollment concerns.

Anyone who registers can attend all or part of this online event. You will need a computer or mobile device to participate. Don't delay! Registration closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on Sunday, June 20th.

Register at the link below. After you register, you will receive a confirmation email from You may need to check your spam folder. In the meantime, if you have questions, you can ask then by email to

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