Lois Thomas, the Local PA MEDI Coordinator, will be the featured speaker providing information on Medicare and PA MEDI. Medicare continues to offer important benefits as the health insurance program for people 65 and older, people under 65 with certain disabilities, and people of any age with end-stage renal disease, permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis, or a kidney transplant. PA MEDI is a free health insurance counseling program designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare. Thomas’s presentation will review both the Medicare and PA MEDI programs, with handouts and New to Medicare packets available for persons attending the program. She will discuss other assistance programs such as PACE/PACENET, Extra Help, and the Medicare Savings Program. If you think you may qualify for an assistance program or need help discussing the costs of Medicare, you will be able to schedule an appointment with Thomas after her presentation. Lois Thomas is a Local Coordinator for the Pennsylvania Department of Aging's PA MEDI. She serves Fayette, Washington, and Greene counties in Western PA. She works for the Southwestern PA Area Agency on Aging, Inc. Registration is required for each adult participating.