Free Medicare Seminars

(scroll down to find upcoming schedule and access to supplemental materials)

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 throughout our four-county region (Portage, Stark, Summit, and Wayne counties) during Medicare Open Enrollment (this has concluded until Fall 2023).  Topics discussed include:

  • 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 

Medicare Made Simple 2023 Schedule of Events

If you are not already on our email or mailing list and would like to be notified of our upcoming Medicare seminars, please contact us at 330.776.4620 or email

ONE EVENT ONLY was held 10/30/23. View a recording of the meeting or access the handouts below


Missed a 2023 seminar but still would like the materials?  We've got you covered. Click the links below for 2024 plan information.

Advantage Plan Comparison Charts:

Other Plan Information:

Medicare Preventative Services Information:

More Useful Information:

Medicare Resources

For a Medicare Part D Analysis, call the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (S.H.I.I.P) at 1.800.686.1578.

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).


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