Ethics in Action

Give Back to the Community While Learning About Medicare

By December 27, 2019 February 5th, 2020 No Comments

By Henryka Komanska, Chair, Social Service Board

Do you like sharing new knowledge with others? Are you intellectually curious? Do you enjoy public speaking? Do you want to give back to a larger community?

If your answer is “Yes,” the Social Service Board (SSB) has just the opportunity for you. We’re seeking volunteers to help run an exciting new community program, “Medicare Minute,” in collaboration with the Medicare Rights Center (https://www., a nationwide non-profit organization.

Medicare Minute volunteers will receive training from the Medicare Rights Center via an orientation webinar at which they will learn about the various aspects of Medicare. (Those who choose to can also participate in the Center’s in-person Medicare training, but it is not required.)

The public education series at which the volunteers will share their knowledge with others will begin in March, with each volunteer committing to seven one-hour sessions. Teaching materials will focus on three key topics and speaking points. Volunteers will be given prepared scripts, handouts, and presentations — including responses for Q&A period questions.

Anyone who is either a Medicare beneficiary or cares for one knows that its rules can be complex, and that people can miss out on available benefits. By volunteering for this new program you’ll learn valuable information while giving back to the larger community.

If you’d like to learn more about this opportunity and possibly volunteer, contact me at at your earliest convenience.

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