Shenandoah University faculty, staff and students take every opportunity they can to serve the community in a number of ways. In practice, Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy professors have continually observed that many older patients find the process of signing up for Medicare Part D confusing.
As a result, Chair of Pharmacy Practice and Professor of Pharmacy Practice Dawn Havrda, Pharm.D., created the pharmacy school’s “Annual Medicare Part D Signup Assistance Day,” which launched several years ago. “This event is a fantastic opportunity to use the skills we learn in school to benefit the community,” said David Merola, a third-year pharmacy student.
This year, the school will hold two events – one in Winchester and one in Northern Virginia. The Winchester event will take place from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy (1775 North Sector Court, Winchester, Virginia), while the event in Northern Virginia is slated for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 9, at Shenandoah University’s Northern Virginia Campus–Innovation Hall (45085 University Drive, Ashburn, Virginia). Innovation Hall is located on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus of George Washington University.
During the events, volunteers help senior citizens enroll in a Medicare Part D plan that best suits their needs. In addition, students and pharmacists will be available to answer questions about deductibles, premiums, coverage gaps and much more. Those who plan to attend should bring their Medicare cards and a current medication list, so volunteers can better assist participants in choosing an appropriate individualized Part D Plan.
If you have questions, please contact Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Kacey Carroll, Pharm.D., CGP, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 540/665-4806.