Mitra Behroozi, executive director of the 1199SEIU Benefit and Pension Funds, has been a longtime donor to the Medicare Rights Center. Recently she suggested that her relatives, friends, and colleagues become supporters, too.
When Mitra’s 86-year-old mother Josephiena Sofia Behroozi passed away, she advised people who wanted to do something special to honor her mother to make a memorial contribution to Medicare Rights in her name.
“Our family discussed what would be the best way for people to remember our mother that reflected her values. It only took a minute to decide that making a memorial donation to Medicare Rights was the most fitting choice,” said Mitra.
Josephiena, a mother of three who had emigrated from Holland in her twenties and attended The New School, was a school teacher and later in life got her master’s degree in library science. Yet despite having an advanced education, Josephina had to turn to Mitra and one of her sons to help her manage her health care and navigate Medicare.
“My mother would often ask me ‘What do other people do to figure out their health care and insurance coverage, if they don’t have children like you who can help them?’” recalled Mitra, a renowned expert on healthcare and employment issues.
Mitra knew that older adults and people with disabilities who need answers to their Medicare questions call Medicare Rights’ helpline. That’s why her family chose that memorial donations be made to Medicare Rights in their mother’s name.
We are grateful to Mitra and all who honored Josephiena Sofia Behroozi with a memorial contribution to Medicare Rights.
Please consider suggesting a memorial gift be made to Medicare Rights in remembrance of your loved ones.