2007 Library News

Medicare Program at Ralph Ellison 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 Ralph Ellison Library, 2000 NE 23rd, is co-sponsoring with the Senior Health Insurance Counseling Program (SHICP) a workshop on Wednesday, March 28, from noon to 1:30 p.m. 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 the difference between a good life and one with additional burdens,” said Ralph Ellison librarian Sharon May, “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 Ralph Ellison Library at 424-1437 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