COAL TOWNSHIP — When it comes to understanding health insurance, there are always many questions to be asked and answered. For the elderly population in particular, the topic of Medicare coverage is often a source of confusion. On Wednesday afternoon, a counselor from the Pennsylvania Department of Aging were on hand at Mountain View: A Nursing and Rehabilitation Center to answer Medicare questions as part of the state’s APPRISE program.
APPRISE is a free counseling program designed to help seniors understand and determine the best options available when it comes to their own personal medical coverage. The event, held in the facility’s chapel room, was presented by Jessica Cohick, an APPRISE counselor with the Northumberland County Area Agency on Aging. A group of about 10 elderly residents at the facility were in attendance.