SENIORS High prescription costs to be discussed

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Assistance for the high cost of prescription medication is available for senior citizens in Portage County through a program jointly sponsored by the Portage County Senior Services Center and Family and Community Services Retired Senior Volunteer Program.

Staff and volunteers are available to assist older adults locate inexpensive or free prescription medications. There are many resources available which this staff can assist an individual in locating.

Together Rx, a discount card offered by a group of pharmaceutical companies, offers savings on more than 150 medications. Membership is free for qualified Medicare enrollees. There are also other discount cards available which offer similar savings.

Portage County Senior Services is offering a free seminar at 9 a.m. Feb. 18, at the center, located on the first floor of the Portage County Administration Building, 449 S. Meridian St., in Ravenna.

This will be an opportunity for individuals to learn about the various programs available, as well as to sign up for the Together Rx card. Staff will also be available to help individuals find the program which best meets their needs.

This service is offered free of charge to Portage County senior citizens.For more information and to register for this seminar, call (330) 297-3456.

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