- Age 60 or older
- Erie County resident
- Experiencing problems with entitlements, Medicare/Medicaid and other areas pertinent to the elderly population
Contact PersonGertrude Simmons
(814) 459-4581 ext. 494
Senior Advocate assists seniors in obtaining services and benefits along with coordination of the APPRISE program to help seniors access Medicare and prescription plans.
APPRISE is a health insurance counseling program designed to help Pennsylvanians with Medicare. Counselors are specifically trained volunteers or agency staff who can answer questions about Medicare and provide objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Insurance. Apprise counselors also are located at the GECAC operated Senior Citizen Centers.
Individuals must provide any information relevant to assisting them with resolution to their needs.
Follow-up period: Provided if additional assistance is needed.