Volunteer helps seniors, others with benefits

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Bob Sloan

By John Hernandez

San Manuel Miner

Bob Sloan of Mammoth is volunteering his services for people in Region V of Pinal-Gila Council for Senior Citizens Area Agency on Aging. He volunteered after he was told by a woman that someone was badly needed for the area. Bob has undergone extensive training as a Benefits Counselor. As a Volunteer Benefits Counselor he will be able to provide information and advocacy services. Under the Benefits Assistance program, Bob will help provide free objective information to seniors, persons with disabilities and caregivers. Services include assisting with options and coverage under Medicare, Medicare Part D, and Medicare Advantage Plan comparisons. Information and enrollment assistance is available for low income related programs such as Low Income Subsidy (LIS) which provides extra help with Medicare prescription drug cost. Information and eligibility for Medicare Saving Programs (QMB, SLMB, QI-1) pays Medicare Part B premium cost, AHCCCS and ALTCS are also provided.

Bob is trained to advocate for quality care in long term care facilities under the Long Term Care Ombudsman Program. The Ombudsman works with residents, families, staff and others to resolve care issues. Bob also is part of the Senior Patrol which helps to fight and prevent Medicare/Medicaid fraud and abuse, increase public awareness, and provide information and referrals.

Bob will be available by appointment at an office at 221 Main Street in Mammoth. The office will be open from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays. He can be contacted at bobsloan26@yahoo.com. Bob is also looking for a volunteer that can speak and write Spanish to help out, preferably a female to work with the Spanish speaking clientele.

Bob would like to thank Tom Kittle for donating the use of the building in coordination with the Mammoth Historical Society.

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