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Medicare 2012 enrollment begins Saturday, closes Dec. 7

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   SHINE, a volunteer program with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs is going on tour in the Tri-county area to help retirees make the best informed decision for the 2012 Medicare Part D Drug Plan or Medicare Advantage Plan.  
   Each site listed will have a short presentation followed by individual counseling.  SHINE provides free, unbiased and confidential counseling.
   Low-Income Medicare beneficiaries should ask about Extra Help (LIS) to help pay for 2012  Medicare Prescription Drug Plan costs.
  Attendees are asked to bring their Medicare Card, their 2011 Plan card (if any), and all prescription drug bottles or a 90-day listing of their prescriptions from the pharmacy.
   Please call 1-800-262-2243 for a site near you or to be referred to a SHINE volunteer.
SHINE volunteers will be at:Bronson
    Wednesday, Nov. 2                  1:30 p.m.-4 p.m.         Bronson Public Library
    Wednesday, Dec. 7                 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m.             Bronson Public Library
Cedar Key
    Wednesday, Oct. 26                10 a.m.-noon             Cedar Key Public Library
    Monday, Nov. 14               10 a.m.-noon             Cedar Key Public Library
Chiefland
    Wednesday, Oct. 19               1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.     Chiefland Senior Center
    Friday, Nov. 4                    9 a.m.-1 p.m.             Chiefland Tommy Usher Center
    Wednesday, Nov. 16               1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.      Chiefland Senior Center
    Tuesday, Dec. 6               1:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.     Chiefland Senior Center
Williston
    Wednesday, Nov. 2        9 a.m.-noon              Williston Public Library
    Wednesday, Dec. 7                9 a.m.-noon              Williston Public Library
Yankeetown
    Wednesday, Nov. 9                9 a.m.-noon              AF Knotts Library    
    Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 19-20   All Day                  Yankeetown Seafood Festival
    Wednesday, Dec. 14                10 a.m.-noon              AF Knotts Library
Gilchrist County
Trenton
    Wednesday, Oct. 26                9 a.m.-noon              Trenton Public Library
    Wednesday, Nov. 9                9 a.m.-noon              Trenton Public Library
    Wednesday, Nov. 23        9 a.m.-noon              Trenton Public Library
    Wednesday, Dec. 14                9 a.m.-noon              Trenton Public Library
Dixie County
Cross City     
    Wednesday, Oct. 26                2 p.m.-5 p.m.              Cross City Public Library
    Wednesday, Nov. 9          2 p.m.-5 p.m.              Cross City Public Library
    Wednesday, Nov. 23        2 p.m.-5 p.m.              Cross City Public Library
    Wednesday, Dec. 14                2 p.m.-4 p.m.              Cross City Public Library