Medicare Education

Medicare is an essential program that helps 85 percent of our members receive the services they need to remain safe, healthy and comfortable. Now more than ever, Medicare allows eligible consumers many options regarding how they receive their Medicare benefits and who delivers their care. This complexity can lead to confusion, but Direction Home Akron Canton is here to help. We make it our goal to offer free, unbiased information to Medicare beneficiaries.

Free Medicare Seminars

Direction Home Akron Canton conducts Medicare educational seminars throughout the region during Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15 – December 7). At these Medicare seminars, we explain updates and changes to the Medicare program, as well as an analysis of the locally available Medicare Advantage plans. This information is unbiasedfree, and open to the public. The following topics are addressed:

  • Enrollment process
  • Options for coverage
  • Changes in coverage
  • How to select coverage
  • How to use the Medicare website
  • Medicare protections
  • Future outlook and legislative debates

Seating is limited, so you must pre-register for these events. We offer programs in various locations, and each seminar includes either breakfast or lunch.

Our 2019 seminar dates are open!  See dates and locations below or call 330.776.4620 for more information.

November 18, 2019

NEOMED NEW Center
4211 OH-44
Rootstown, OH  44272

9:30 - 10:00 am:  Check-In
10:00 am - 12:00 pm:  Medicare Made Simple Seminar
12:00 pm: Lunch Provided

**Seating limited to the first 60 people**

CLICK HERE to register

November 20, 2019

Hilton Fairlawn
3180 W. Market St.
Akron, OH  44333

8:30 - 9:00 am:  Check-In and breakfast
9:00 am - 11:00 am:  Medicare Made Simple Seminar

**Seating limited to the first 125 people**

CLICK HERE to register

Medicare Resources

For a Medicare Part D Analysis, call 877.770.5558.

Your Medicare benefits, options and Medicare Advantage plan comparison are available here.

Additional information about Medicare, as well as local assistance in selecting a Medicare Advantage plan, can be obtained through the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (S.H.I.I.P).


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.