Have you or an older relative struggled to understand Medicare? Do you have questions regarding how to weatherize and save energy in your home, or how to access Food Stamps or Tax Relief programs? The Field Library is now offering free benefits help to seniors and their caregivers or families on a weekly basis.
The Senior Benefits Information Center will be open each Thursday from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m beginning on May 5. This free service will offer seniors and their families assistance with determining the benefits they need, Medicare questions, Prescription plans, food stamps, HEAP, EPIC, weatherization, minor home repair, tax relief programs, or any questions they might have.
The center is part of an joint effort of the Westchester Library System and the Medicare Rights Center to ensure older residents have access to help. There are now six centers, including library locations in New Rochelle, Mount Kisco, Shrub Oak, Tarrytown, and Yorktown.
The Field Library center is run by volunteers in the library gallery on the second floor mezzanine. The volunteers are trained by the Westchester Library System in collaboration with the Medicare Rights center to offer counseling in six libraries. Volunteers include retired professionals such as nurses, teachers, social workers and other professionals.
No appointment is necessary, just drop in with your questions.