Home / Education & Events / Medicare Education Education | Advocacy | Continuing Education | Health Wealth | Medicare Education Medicare Education Direction Home Akron Canton recognizes that 85% of our members are enrolled in Medicare and receiving skilled services through this essential program. Today as never before, Medicare allows eligible consumers many options regarding both how they will receive their Medicare benefits and who will be delivering care. Because of the complexity of Medicare benefits and the myriad of options, we believe that consumers should obtain the most accurate information from a trusted and independent source. In order to facilitate good individual choices, Direction Home Akron Canton conducts Medicare educational seminars throughout the region during Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15-December7) and during the rest of the year. At these Medicare seminars, attendees will obtain information on updates and changes to the Medicare program as well as analysis of the locally available Medicare Advantage plans. This information is free and open to the public. Direction Home Akron Canton makes it our goal to offer unbiased information so Medicare beneficiaries can make educated decisions on their Medicare benefits. For your convenience, we offer programs in various locations throughout Portage, Stark, Summit and Wayne Counties throughout the year. This year, we will present eight Medicare educational seminars during the open enrollment period. Each seminar includes either breakfast or lunch. Click on the dates below to register for upcoming seminars or call 330-776-4620! Click here to register for one of this year's events. Seating is limited. 2017 Medicare Education Events *Please Note: our October 24 event at Hartville Kitchen has been completely booked. We are currently taking names for a first come, first serve wait list, however it is recommended to register for another event to guarantee seating* Resources: For a Medicare Part D Analysis, call 1.877.770.5558 Your Medicare benefits, options and Medicare Advantage plan comparison are available at http://www.medicare.gov. Additional information about Medicare as well as local assistance in selecting a Medicare Advantage plan can be obtained through the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Program (S.H.I.P) at http://www.insurance.ohio.gov. This publication has been created or produced by Ohio with financial assistance, in whole or in part, through a grant from the Administration for Community Living and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express their findings and conclusions. These contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Grantee should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.