Did you know that the Alexander County Senior Center can help Medicare recipients save money on prescription drugs? At the January 7th meeting of the Alexander County Board of Commissioners, Senior Center Director Christine Gates and Assistant Director Kristy Hunt reported that the local center helped citizens save $1,110,979 in Medicare drug expenses in 2018.
During the open enrollment period alone from October 15 to December 7, Gates said that the senior center helped 422 people save $826,775 by choosing the Medicare Part D drug coverage plan with the lowest out-of-pocket expense with the best coverage.
She noted that one client saved more than $133,000, who needed an expensive prescription drug, by helping her choose the correct Medicare drug plan.
“It’s amazing to think of the amount of money these citizens would have paid,” said Commission Chairman Dr. Jeff Peal. “That’s quite a feat, and we’re appreciative of what you’ve done to help the seniors of Alexander County. This is certainly something worth celebrating.”
In addition to helping with Medicare coverage, the Alexander County Senior Center offers social, recreational, creative, exercise, educational, and health promotion activities.
For more information, visit www.alexandercountync.gov/senior-center or call (828) 632-1717.