CH Senior Center News

Medicare health and drug plans change every year. Are you keeping up? The open enrollment period for Medicare is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7, and it’s time to review your coverage.

Counselors from the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) will be at the Cleveland Heights Senior Activity Center (SAC) on Tuesday, Nov. 19, to help seniors review their insurance, and answer questions about Medicare coverage.

OSHIIP volunteers are also available to meet at SAC by appointment on other dates.

To schedule an appointment (no walk-ins) to make sure your current health or drug plan is the most cost effective, and to learn about the different coverage options, call 216-691-7377.

Be sure to bring your Medicare card and list of prescriptions to the appointment—the counselors cannot assist you without that information.

OSHIIP is a free service, does not sell insurance, and is provided at no cost through the Ohio Department of Insurance. Take advantage of this opportunity to get free, unbiased information on Medicare coverage.

The Cleveland Heights SAC, located in the CH Community Center at 1 Monticello Blvd., offers programming for those 60 and older. A complete schedule of programs is available online at

SAC membership is $5 for Cleveland Heights residents. To sign up, bring a recent piece of mail (such as a bill) and a photo ID.

University Heights residents who would like to join SAC must register with Patrick Grogan-Myers, University Heights community development coordinator, at 216-932-7800, ext. 203, or Membership is $10 for University Heights seniors.

Amy Jenkins

Amy Jenkins is supervisor at the Cleveland Heights Office on Aging and the Senior Activity Center.  She can be reached at 216-691-7379 or by e-mail at

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Volume 12, Issue 11, Posted 9:33 AM, 11.01.2019