CHARLOTTE – UnitedHealthcare will host A Better You, a series of health and wellness educational events, to help seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries learn more about Medicare and their health care coverage options.
The events – supported by the AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans, insured by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company – will feature renowned keynote speakers and musical performances to engage and motivate participants in a celebration of health.
For the fourth consecutive year, 82-year-old record-breaking bodybuilder, Ernestine Shepherd partners with A Better You to encourage people to seek optimal physical and mental health at all ages by sharing her personal story.
Attendees will also hear from leaders including the Rev. Dr. Nicole Martin of American Bible Society, the Rev. Walter Bowers of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Rita Tolbert from UnitedHealthcare and live music and high-energy performance of legendary vocal group The Persuasions.
“I’m honored to once again be part of A Better You to encourage people to lead a healthy, active lifestyle,” Shepherd said. “Through this inspirational initiative, I hope to help others realize that it is never too late to start planning for a healthy life. Age is nothing but a number!”
Attendees will learn about the basics of Medicare – including the different parts of the program, eligibility requirements and enrollment windows – to help them make informed health care coverage decisions.
“It’s important for people to understand their options in order to choose the Medicare coverage that best fits their unique health needs,” said UnitedHealthcare’s Rita Tolbert, who will facilitate the Medicare education portion of the events. “UnitedHealthcare is grateful for the opportunity to continue to offer valuable information that will help people lead healthier lives through an inspirational, culturally relevant initiative.”
Events will be held June 23, at 10 a.m. and at 2 p.m. at The Mint Museum Uptown, 500 South Tyron St.
UnitedHealthcare offers other resources tailored for Medicare beneficiaries, including www.medicaremadeclear.com, where people can find clear, easy-to-understand information that breaks down the complexities of Medicare. The site also provides health and wellness information to help older adults and other beneficiaries manage chronic conditions and enhance their quality of life.
The events are open to the public, and there is no cost to attend. For more information or to RSVP, beneficiaries may call 888-385-1995 or visit www.abetteryou.info.