The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) is a peer-to-peer program to help Medicare beneficiaries "Protect-Detect-Report" Medicare Fraud. The SMP is a nation-wide program imitated by the Administration on Aging in 1997. The program focuses on using volunteers to educate Medicare beneficiaries about Medicare scams, fraud and abuse.
After a three-module training which empowers interested persons, particularly older adults, participants will be able, if they wish, to provide information, short presentations and/or host group activities in English and/or Spanish for Medicare beneficiaries to Protect, Detect, and Report Medicare fraud and financial exploitation throughout their communities.