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Medicare Part D Assistance Center Helps More Than 9,000 Anne Arundel Residents

Annapolis, MD (May 30, 2006) - Anne Arundel County Executive Janet S. Owens announced the Medicare Part Assistance Center will close its doors, after providing assistance to more than 9,000 residents.

"Our goal was to help as many seniors and disabled residents as possible in a short amount of time," said Ms. Owens. "We made sure no one left the Center without all the information needed to get a prescription drug plan that was right for their specific needs."

The numbers of disabled and senior residents helped through the program are still being counted, but as of May 30th 9,254 residents compared and selected plans, and are now getting coverage.

At a press conference and appreciation tea, the County Executive applauded the work accomplished by members of the Anne Arundel County Department of Aging and Disabilities and the Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program.

"We reached out to seniors from the Baltimore City line to Prince Georges, and from Calvert County to the Bay," said SHIP Director Susan Knight.

Even though the Medicare Part D Assistance Center will close, the new enrollment period will kick off again in November, and County Executive Owens assured residents the Department of Aging and Disabilities will be available to offer support to all County residents.


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