2007 Library News

Medicare Program At Belle Isle Library

There is no doubt that the cost of prescription medications has risen so high, millions of Americans need help paying for them. That's why the federal government initiated the Medicare program 40 years ago.

The Belle Isle Library , 5501 N. Villa, is co-sponsoring with the Senior Health Insurance Counseling Program (SHICP) a workshop on Thursday, Feb. 15 from 2:00 to 3:00pm. called “Learn What You Need to Know About Medicare.”

A representative from SHICP, will be at the library to answer questions from the public.

So if you've recently turned 65, or will be turning 65 soon, and you're eligible for Medicare but have no idea how it works or what it can do for you, this program will present an overview.

“Medicare can be a life-saving program for a lot of people,” said Belle Isle librarian Ann Meeks, “and we want to make sure everyone knows just how to take advantage of it in order to receive the financial assistance they need.”

The program is free to the public but pre-registration is appreciated. Call the Belle Isle Library at 843-9601 for more information.

The Metropolitan Library System of Oklahoma County includes 12 libraries and five extension libraries. Libraries include Belle Isle, Capitol Hill, Ralph Ellison, Ronald J. Norick Downtown Library and Southern Oaks in Oklahoma City, as well as Bethany, Choctaw, Del City, Edmond, Midwest City, Village and Warr Acres. Extensions are located in the communities of Harrah, Jones, Luther and Nicoma Park and include Wright Library in Oklahoma City . You can also reach us at www.metrolibrary.org.