Senior Volunteers really make a difference as volunteers for the SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol).
Have you heard, scam artists are trying to trick seniors into giving them their Medicare Numbers? Scams like these hurt every taxpayer, draining billions of dollars from Medicare and making it harder for seniors to get the health benefits they are entitled to.
But you can do something about it! Join the Senior Medicare Patrol where you’ll work with other volunteers to teach your neighbors how to protect their Medicare numbers, review Medicare statements to spot false charges, detect errors, and report suspected fraud. You will receive extensive training on Medicare and the SMP program and work with the SMP Coordinator to go to Senior Centers, Senior Housing or Senior Fairs in your community or county.
As a volunteer you are working to save Medicare for the future by ensuring that Medicare Fraud is stopped.
Due to COVID restrictions this programs has volunteers doing virtual presentations only.
About AgeGuide Northeastern IL Area Agency on Aging
1910 S. Highland Ave., Suite 100, Ste.100, Lombard, IL 60148, US
We Strive to make aging easier through the development and promotion of a network of services for older persons designed to optimize the quality of their lives. Our most cherished belief is that all older persons should be respected for their individual value, dignity and contributions to society and that their autonomy and privacy must be protected.
At AgeGuide, we empower older adults to remain independent, connected and to age well. We do that through our advocacy and coordination of life changing resources such as meals, transportation, caregiver and family support. These meaningful services optimize quality of life and offer peace of mind.
AgeGuide serves 8 counties: Kankakee, Grundy, Will, Kane Mchenry, Lake and DuPage Counties. We fund the following programs with State and Federal funds to support aging programs:
1. Information and Assistance-what services, programs and benefits are available and how to obtain them.
2. Community Dining Centers: Over 50 sites across the region to provide hot, nutritious meals to seniors.
3. Counseling services
4. Family Caregiver Support Programs
5. Meals on Wheels or Home delivered meals Mon.-Fri. to those unable to leave their homes.
6. Legal Services
8. Long Term Care Ombudsman services
9. Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
10. Elder Abuse Intervention
11. Home Repair
12. Senior Medicare Patrol-To educate seniors about Medicare fraud
Advocacy & Human Rights
We'll work with your schedule.
In Will, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, KankakeeKendall, Lake, McHenry Counties.Any city within our 8 county service area, IL60148