Medicare rules practices and payouts have gotten very complicated in recent years and the High Point Public Library is trying to do something to help clear up matters for some of the city’s older citizens who like to stay informed.

 To that end, the High Point Public Library is hosting a seminar – “Medicare Basics for Seniors” – meant to help seniors educate themselves on Medicare and navigate the system.

The one-hour class will be presented by Eric Moser on Tuesday, Aug. 17, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., in the third-floor research classroom of the library.

The topics covered include a practical section in which class participants will learn how to correctly fill out the necessary forms involved with Medicare enrollment and coverage.

While solid knowledge about Medicare can save people a lot of money on their health costs, the event is free and open to the public. 

Space for the class is limited, so registration is required ahead of time. Applicants can register by calling 1-877-595-7769.

If anyone would like to hear more information before signing up, they can contact Librarian Mark Taylor at 336-883-3646 or reach him via email at

The High Point Public Library – a department of the City of High Point – is located at 901 North Main Street in downtown High Point. 

Medicare in the US is administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The program provides health insurance mainly for those 65 and older. However, some younger people – for instance, those with disabilities and rare diseases – may also qualify for the program.

The administration of the benefits has gone through a number of changes at the state and federal level in recent years, so many people will no doubt benefit from remaining up to date on the ins and outs of the program.