Hope Hospice offers Medicare overview class today

Family caregivers invited to free program

Hope Hospice in the Tri-Valley will host a free seminar from 9:45 a.m. to noon Saturday on the federal health insurance plan for people 65 and over and those with disabilities.

The program, called "Medicare: An Overview," will feature representatives of the Alameda County Legal Assistance for Seniors-Health Insurance Counseling & Advocacy Program (LASHICAP).

Medicare experts will share information about coverage, options for supplementing Medicare, consumer rights and protections and changes for 2017. Also discussed will be hospital and skilled nursing facility rights and detecting fraud and abuse.

Any community member engaged in the role of family caregiver or soon to have that responsibility is invited to attend.

The program will be held at Hope Hospice, 6377 Clark Ave., Suite 100, in Dublin. Those interested should register online at or contact Hope Hospice Community Education Volunteer Debbie Emerson at

Hope Hospice’s Family Caregiver Education Series offers a series of 12 classes designed to provide training, education, support, and resources for those caring for loved ones with chronic or disabling conditions.

For more information about other sessions, sign on to the organization's website.

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