Free Medicare Seminars

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 region during Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15 - December 7).  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

Because your health and safety are our top priority, our 2020 Medicare sessions were held virtually using Zoom. 

All of our virtual Medicare Made Simple seminars were live and included a Q&A session.  Supplemental materials including side-by-side Advantage Plan comparison charts, Part D, Medigap information, and more, were emailed to everyone who registered; hard copies were mailed upon request.   

Not familiar with Zoom?  CLICK HERE to watch a YouTube video with helpful tips on connecting for the first time.

2021 Medicare Made Simple Schedule of Events Coming Soon!

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

Couldn't attend a seminar in 2020 but still would like the materials?  We've got you covered.

Advantage Plan Comparison Charts:

Other Plan Information:

Medicare Preventative Services Information:

More Useful Information:

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.