ALL at Lone Star College-North Harris hosts Medicare “Confused about Medicare” Workshop Oct. 11

Published on: September 27, 2013

Are you confused about Medicare? Learn how to make informed decisions for you, or your parents, at the Lone Star College-North Harris Academy for Lifelong Learning (ALL), Medicare “Confused about Medicare” Workshop. The event, featuring author and Medicare advocate Toni King, is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 11, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Academic Building (ACAD-126), located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive in Houston. The community is invited to attend this free event.

“The Medicare rules are changing all the time and I talk to people who have master’s degrees and don’t understand the rules,” said King. Self-taught from experience, on-the-job training and continued research, King helps people who are confused, and scared they will make a wrong decision, understand their options.

The workshop will provide an overview of the new rules and help answer major Medicare questions. Those interested in attending are asked to RSVP at 281.765.7947.

“The Academy for Lifelong Learning is vital part of our connection to the community,” said Dr. Steve Head, president of LSC-North Harris. “As educators, we understand that learning is a lifelong process, and we are proud to offer active, older adults free and low-cost opportunities for education.”

The Academy for Lifelong Learning is a membership community that offers free and low-cost classes, events and activities for adults age 50 and older. Membership costs $20 per academic calendar year and allows members to register for any ALL class offered at LSC-North Harris from September 1 through August 31. Some courses may require an additional material, workbook, or entry fee.

In addition to the Medicare workshop, a number of classes and activities are scheduled for October, including game days and book clubs, movie matinees, and day trips throughout the Houston area.

Upcoming classes and events include:

Lunch and Learn, October 14 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
One Monday each month, you will meet with your ALL friends to hear an interesting speaker.

Book Club,
October 15 from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
If you are a reader looking to discuss your most recent book selection, you won’t want to miss this class.

Beaded Jewelry, October 15 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
See how easy and fun it is to customize beaded jewelry and other items that make perfect accessories or gifts.

Beginning Birding, October 18 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

In the first half of the class, you will go bird watching to observe some of the local birds. The second half of the class will be observing characteristics of birds in identification, and a discussion of binoculars and field guides.

Trips Around Texas, October 22 from 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Join Chet Garner as the Texas Day Tripper highlights his travels around the state.

October Movie Matinee –“Airplane,” October 25 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
“Airplane” is one of the top-ten funniest movies ever made. A somewhat risqué movie featuring Robert Stack, Julie Hagerty, Lloyd Bridges, Peter Graves, Leslie Nielson and more.                                                                                                   

Wholly Health, October 31 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
We are often told “what” to do, but those who want to more effectively understand their health, should be asking “why.” Bill Hughes will share his knowledge and life experience about how our bodies work and the care it expects.

For more information about the ALL program and a complete listing of courses, call 281.765.7947 or visit LoneStar.edu/all-nharris.

Lone Star College-North Harris is located at 2700 W.W. Thorne Drive, one-half mile south of FM 1960 East, between Aldine-Westfield and Hardy Roads. For more information about the college, call 281.618.5400 or visit LoneStar.edu/NorthHarris.

Lone Star College System has been opening doors to a better community for 40 years. Founded in 1973, LSCS remains steadfast in its commitment to student success and credential completion. Today, with 78,000 students in credit classes, and a total enrollment of more than 90,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and the fastest-growing community college system in the nation. Dr. Richard Carpenter is the chancellor of LSCS, which consists of six colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, LSC-Tomball and LSC-University Park, five centers, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.

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