SHIBA, which stands for Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance, is offering online Medicare 101 classes on Wednesday, September 16 and Tuesday, October 6 from 2 to 4 p.m. both days.
These classes are normally offered through the Community Education department of Columbia Gorge Community College but are offered as online webinars during the corona virus pandemic. As always, the classes are free.
You can register for these classes on the SHIBA website. The link is not radio-friendly. ( https://healthcare.oregon.gov/shiba/get- help/Pages/medicare-presentations.aspx ) Call the SHIBA Medicare coordinator for help at 541 288-8341. The SHIBA coordinator can also arrange for a telephone or, in some cases, face to face meeting with a certified Medicare counselor. The number, again, is 541 288-8341. Spanish counseling is available.