The year 2022 is right around the corner. This past year has seemed to fly by in the River Valley Extension District. We are excited for the new year and the opportunity it provides to offer a new monthly program about Medicare. Each year many people are approaching their 65th birthday, contemplating retirement, and starting their journey with Medicare. 

Medicare, all its parts, and the advertisements can be confusing. Let us help. Join Monica Thayer, Family Resource Management Agent, and myself, Jordan Schuette, Adult Development and Aging Agent for a monthly Medicare Basics class. Starting in January we will hold a monthly Medicare Basics class in the River Valley Extension District. The class will rotate among the four counties in the district. 

The first four Medicare Basic classes have been scheduled. The January class will be held on Monday, January 10th at 6:00 p.m., in Belleville on the NCK Free Fairgrounds at the 4-H Building (901 O Street, Belleville, KS 66953). We ask that all those who plan to attend RSVP by contacting the River Valley Extension District – Belleville Office at 785-527-5084. 

The February class will be held Tuesday, February 8th at 6:00 p.m., in Clay Center at the Clay Center Extension Office Meeting Room (322 Grant Ave, Clay Center, KS 67432). RSVP by contacting the River Valley Extension District – Clay Center Office at 785-632-5335. 

The March class will be held Monday, March 7th at 6:00 p.m. in Washington at First National Bank in the basement (101 C Street, Washington, KS 66968). Please RSVP by contacting the River Valley Extension District – Washington Office at 785-325-2121. 

The April class will be held in Concordia with location TBD. Be on the lookout for more information about this class and the upcoming dates and details for the remaining classes. 

If you are new to Medicare or have other questions about Medicare contact Monica Thayer or Jordan Schuette. We do schedule one-on-one appointments in all four offices of the River Valley Extension District. You can reach Monica Thayer at 785-527-5084 or Jordan Schuette at 785-325-2121.