Area Agency on Aging offering free Medicare courses in May

A person smiling next to text of Four-Part Medicare Series

Older adults and other individuals interested in learning more about Medicare can register for free courses offered in the month of May by the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging. The Four-Part Medicare 101 series, offered in partnership with the Pikes Peak Library District, will take place on May 2, May 9, May 23 and May 30, online and in-person at Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80920.

The four-part Medicare 101 series goes beyond the basics into Medicare and retirement. This series is designed to provide information to guide and support individuals as they make important health care decisions that impact the rest of their lives. The series is presented by the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging’s Senior Insurance Assistance department, the State Health Insurance Program, a federally and state funded program that provides free and unbiased information and education by counselors that have been trained and certified by Medicare and the Colorado Division of Insurance. SHIP counselors do not sell or endorse any insurance products or companies.

The four webinars topics are:

  • May 2: Medicare Eligibility and Coverage (Part A/B)
  • May 9: Medicare Options: Medigap and Medicare Advantage Plans
  • May 23: Medicare Part D
  • May 30: Medicare, Medicaid, and Other Health Insurance Options – What you need to know

Registration and more information on each webinar is available at

These webinars are supported, in part, by grant numbers 90SAPG0060, 90MPPG0033 and 2201COMISH from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.

About the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging

The mission of the Pikes Peak Area Agency on Aging is to help older adults by providing services and supports that enable them to remain as independent as possible in their homes and communities. The PPAAA provides resources for insurance assistance and information, caregiver support, mobility coordination and the ombudsman program for residents in long-term care facilities.

About the Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments

PPACG’s 16 local governments collaborate on issues that cross political boundaries and work together to reach solutions that benefit the entire Pikes Peak region. PPACG’s primary focus is regional planning in transportation, aging issues, military impact planning and air and water quality.