Community Programs - New York City
The Medicare Rights Center has a variety of projects designed to reach New Yorkers with Medicare. We provide one-to-one counseling, as well as useful, timely information that helps you manage your own health care needs and expenses.
Seniors Out Speaking on Medicare (SOS Medicare)
The SOS Medicare (Seniors Out Speaking on Medicare) program in New York City is modeled after our award-winning program in Westchester County, NY. The NYC SOS Medicare program mobilizes trained volunteers to educate and counsel their peers about Medicare issues in their own communities.
Each volunteer is paired with a specific senior center, which he or she visits once a month. Volunteers give a brief presentation—a "Medicare Minute"—on a different topic each month, and are available to answer their peers' questions.
Presentations for People with Medicare and Caregivers
The Medicare Rights Center's experts go to local communities to give presentations to people with Medicare, their caregivers and other consumers. Some groups who have requested presentations are senior centers, community-based organizations, hospitals (for their patients), and unions (for their members).
If your group is located in the New York City area and would like to have a presentation by an expert from the Medicare Rights Center, contact the Director of Programs and Outreach.
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