Helping Seniors Make Better Health Decisions

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

WHAT: Seniors confused about their Medicare options will benefit from a free program offered at Saint Joseph’s University on Saturday, Dec. 5.

WHEN: Saturday, Dec. 5 9 – 11:30 a.m. Registration: 8 – 8:45 a.m.

WHERE: Saint Joseph’s University’s Mandeville Hall (Intersection of 54th Street and City Avenue) Parking is free in the lot adjacent to Saint Joseph’s Michael J. Hagan ’85 Arena

WHO: Attendees will hear from faculty and industry experts about how health care reform will affect Medicare and learn more about their individual options for enrollment. Health insurance counselors will also be available to assist individuals with plan comparisons and 2010 Medicare enrollment.

WHY: The open enrollment period for Medicare ends Dec. 31,, 2009. Of particular concern to seniors are the rumors swirling about health care reform, which are as sizeable as the 1,000 pages of proposed legislation. George P. Sillup, Ph.D., assistant professor of pharmaceutical marketing at Saint Joseph’s University and one of the event organizers, says these kinds of rumors are instigating confusion within a very vulnerable population – seniors citizens. The purpose of this InforMeD™ Program is to educate seniors about the facts about Medicare and clarify points of concern.

ABOUT: Founded by the Society of Jesus in 1851, Saint Joseph's University advances the professional and personal ambitions of men and women by providing a demanding, yet supportive, educational experience. One of only 139 schools with a Phi Beta Kappa chapter and AACSB business school accreditation, Saint Joseph's is home to 4,200 full-time undergraduates and 3,100 graduate, part-time and doctoral students. Steeped in the 450-year Jesuit tradition of scholarship and service, Saint Joseph's was named to the 2008 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for General Community Service. The University strives to be recognized as the preeminent Catholic comprehensive university in the Northeast.

Media Contact

Event Contact: For information or comment, contact Sillup at or 610-660-3443.

Media Contact: Carolyn Steigleman, Associate Director of University Communications,, 610-660-1355

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