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Dear Editor,

Training will soon start for anyone wanting to be a new SHIIP (Senior Health Insurance Information Program) Volunteer.

SHIIP volunteers help people with questions they may have about Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.

A lot of our time is spent doing comparisons of Part D prescription drug plans. It is possible to help most people save money on their drugs.

Money saved can then be spent on other things in our community.

We, also, help people turning 65 and getting ready to retire by providing them with information not only of drugs but of Medicare supplements and other helps.

The hospital is our sponsor and provides us with office space and material and takes care of scheduling appointments.

It is a very rewarding service.

If you are interested in giving your time to help others, please call Shirley Lister (641-732-5228) or Ron Muhlenbruck (641-732-5062).

Shirley Lister,



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