Confused About Retirement Benefits? We Can Help!

You just turned 65. Now What?

Knowing how to access and make the most of your retirement benefits is important. Berks Encore can help. Come and learn about the basics of Medicare and Social Security, how and when to enroll, how you can supplement your Medicare benefits, what Medicare coverage will cost and what financial assistance is available.

The first program of 2020 will be held on Thursday, January 30 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Penn State Health St. Josephs Medical Center, Rt. 183, 2494 Bernville Rd. This program is free but registration is requested by calling Berks Encore at (610) 374-3195, x208.

Additional programs are scheduled for:

Monday, February 17 from 6-8 p.m.

Wednesday, March 18 from 6-8 p.m.

Thursday, April 30 from 1-3 p.m. OR 6-8 p.m.

All sessions are held at Penn State Health St. Josephs Medical Center, Rt. 183. Classes are free but registration is required at 610-374-3195 ext. 208.


2020 Community Information Sessions

Check back for more information on other community information sessions regarding wills, power of attorney, long term care, Medicare and Social Security.  

Want to schedule a presentation for your retiree or employee group, church group, or other community group? Call Christine Loos at 610-374-3195 x212 to learn more.

If You Have Questions – APPRISE is here!

Berks Encore’s APPRISE counselors are available for free, one-on-one appointments at any of our six centers. APPRISE is a free health insurance counseling program for Pennsylvanians with Medicare. Berks Encore’s APPRISE counselors are available to help you understand your Medicare benefits. These unbiased and friendly counselors will help you understand all of your options. Appointments are available year round. Call 610-374-3195, x208 or email to make your appointment.

Navigating the Medicare System

In this video, former Berks Encore VP of Community Based Aging Services, Dot Hartman joins Ann Barlet, Berks County Area Agency on Aging to discuss how to navigate the Medicare system on BCTV. Thanks to our friends at the Berks County Area Agency on Aging for underwriting this important four-part series on retirement planning.