Denenberg joins with Senior
Citizen Affairs to help
seniors navigate the new
Medicare Part D program
January 17, 2006
Nassau County Legislator Dave
Denenberg (D-Merrick), together with the County’s
Office of Senior Citizen Affairs, has announced
two informative county-funded seminars geared at
helping seniors navigate the new Medicare Part
D drug plans.
The new Medicare prescription drug plan, which went
into effect on January 1st, has been causing delays
and frustration for many residents as the program
continues to be initiated nationwide. The presentation
is part of a series of meetings that will be hosted
across Nassau County over the next several months.
"I am concerned that the federal
government changed Medicare benefits without providing
seniors with the information necessary to navigate
through the beaurocracy,” Legislator Denenberg
the county did not set these changes, it pays
much of the costs due to federal and state mandates,
and it will make every effort to provide county residents
with the information that the federal government
should have provided."
also noted that these programs are part of his ongoing
commitment to provide public meetings and forums
to his constituency. Throughout
the past several months, "seniors have asked
me to help them understand these changes because
the federal agencies have not helped -- and that
is exactly what I am going to do," Denenberg
Questions may be directed to Legislator Denenberg’s office at 516-571-6219.
for Medicare Part D Presentations scheduled in
31st 1:30 p.m.
Seaford Life Enrichment, Seaford Library,
2234 Jackson Avenue, Seaford, NY 11783
15th 1:30 p.m.
League of Women Voters, North Bellmore Library,
Newbridge Road, North Bellmore, NY 11710