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UCDD, SHIP announce free Welcome to Medicare classes
TN Ship

Are you eligible for Medicare and curious about your plan options? The Upper Cumberland SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) is conducting a series of FREE Welcome to Medicare! classes in Crossville and Livingston this month. The Crossville class will be hosted on Sept. 17 from 12 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Art Circle Library located at 3 East St. Crossville, TN 38555. The Livingston class will occur on Sep. 28 from 9:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Milliard Oakley Library located at 107 E. Main St. Livingston, TN 38570.

Each class will consist of training on Parts A, B, C, and D, as well as Medigap policies and ways to prevent Medicare fraud. SHIP is a federally funded program administered through the Area Agency on Aging & Disability. Please call SHIP at (931) 432-4150, visit the Upper Cumberland SHIP Facebook Page at, or email: to register or learn more.

SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) and SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) are administered locally with the Upper Cumberland Development District and cover all 14 Upper Cumberland counties. SHIP/SMP representatives provide free and unbiased Medicare counseling for any questions, abuse, or concerns; they will also screen Medicare beneficiaries for Low-Income Assistance Programs. Got Medicare? Got Questions? Call SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 or 931-432-4150.

The Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD), a division of the Upper Cumberland Development District, connects older adults and adults with disabilities in the 14-county Upper Cumberland region with services and resources to improve their quality of life. Find the AAAD on the web at and at