Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA

February 4, 2014

Volunteers sought for Medicare fraud program

The Daily Iowegian

---- — The Senior Medicare Patrol Program, funded by the Administration on Aging and facilitated by your local Milestones Area Agency on Aging is seeking volunteers in your community.

SMP volunteers are mostly retired people who are trained to empower seniors to protect their personal information; detect healthcare errors, fraud and abuse; and report it. Volunteers share information on scams and identity theft schemes through public awareness and small group presentations in Ottumwa and surrounding counties.

If you enjoy talking to groups, setting up and hosting exhibits at health fairs, or being an information liaison to senior nutrition centers and civic groups we would like to hear from you. Background checks are required of all volunteers. Training is provided along with monthly updates. Contact the Milestones Area Agency on Aging if you have an interest or would like more information: (855) 410-6222 and ask for the Ottumwa SMP Coordinator.