Special Member Appreciation Events

At Independent Health, we value our members. That’s why we are inviting all of our members to join us for Special Member Appreciation Events in February and March.

Event Details:
  • FREE refreshments will be available while mingling with fellow Independent Health Medicare members.
  • Learn how to make the most of your plan benefits – through your Premier Wellness package, digital health tools and more!
  • Learn about opportunities and programs available to members, both through Independent Health and other organizations in Western New York. More details here.
Get your exclusive RedShirt – FREE just for members! (while supplies last)
Dates, Times and Locations:
No reservation needed! Stop in anytime from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Date City Location Address
Wed., Feb. 6 Williamsville Independent Health Family Branch YMCA 150 Tech Dr., Williamsville, NY
Wed., Feb. 13 Orchard Park Independent Health Medicare Information Center 3223 Southwestern Blvd., Orchard Park, NY
Wed., Feb. 20 Lockport The Dale Association 33 Ontario St., Lockport, NY
Wed., Feb. 27 Cheektowaga Independent Health Medicare Information Center 620 Dick Rd., Depew, NY
Wed., Mar. 6 Lakewood Independent Health Medicare Information Center 66 Chautauqua Ave., Lakewood, NY
What else is happening at our Member Events?:
*Activities may vary by event.
  • Maximizing the Value of Your Independent Health Benefits – Learn how to make the most of the benefits available to you as an Independent Health Medicare member – including your FitWorks Medicare benefit.
  • EPIC – Learn more about eligibility and how to apply for the Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage Program. EPIC helps more than 327,000 income-eligible seniors aged 65 and older to supplement their out-of-pocket Medicare Part D drug plan costs.
  • Get Engaged in Your Health – Independent Health’s Case Management and Health Engagement teams will answer questions and provide information about available resources for chronic conditions, along with information about your Health Care Proxy, sharing your wishes and HIPAA.
    • Our Case Management team of experienced and highly-trained nurses and other care specialists (including behavioral health, physical therapy, respiratory therapy, and certified diabetes educators) are here when you need someone to guide you.
  • Get a Chair Massage – Relieve stress and relax! Get your free 5-minute neck and upper back massage!*
  • Enjoy Good times and Great Oldies with Danny Neaverth from WECK - Meet Danny and take a spin at the prize wheel!*
  • Center for Elder Law and Justice – Learn about Elder Law through the Center for Elder Law & Justice (CELJ). CELJ provides free civil legal services to Western New York seniors and people with disabilities or low income. CELJ services include:
    • Substituted Decision Making
    • Health Care Advocacy
    • Elder Abuse Prevention
    • Income Maintenance
    • Consumer Protection
    • Foreclosure Prevention
    • Housing
    • Assisted Living Evictions
    • Pooled Trust Services
    • And More!
  • Erie County Department of Health – Get your blood pressure screening and learn about available services and resources, like smoking cessation products.*
  • Meals on Wheels for Western New York – Find out about meal delivery services available in your area as well as eligibility and enrollment information.*
  • Erie County Department of Senior Services – Learn about services available to seniors living in Erie County.*
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension for Chautauqua and Niagara Counties, Eat Smart New York – See how nutrition relates to overall health, along with information about heart health. Eat Smart New York is funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), providing nutrition assistance to people with low income. To find out more, go to www.myBenefits.ny.gov or contact 1-800-342-3009.
  • M&T Bank – Discover services available to help you with financial planning during retirement.
  • HIICAP – The Niagara County Office for the Aging – Learn about the programs, services and support facilities which help older residents in Niagara County maintain independence. Information will also be available about nutrition education programs and meal programs (including congregate and home delivery).*
  • Family Choice of Western New York – Do you have questions about retirement homes or assisted living facilities? Do you need information about placement for a loved one and are unsure of where to turn? Family Choice of WNY will be available to answer all of your questions on the steps needed for this level of care.*
  • Catholic Charities – Representatives will discuss information about available services, including: care coordination, social day, foster grandparents and SNAP benefits (including application assistance).*
  • Brook Personal Health Companion – A Brook representative will be available to answer questions on this easy-to-use smartphone app that is FREE for Independent Health members. Brook helps members set and achieve health goals by providing expert health advice and positive encouragement through your smartphone. The Brook Personal Health Companion app is just one more way Independent Health helps you get and stay healthy.

If you have any question, please speak with a RedShirt.

Independent Health is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract offering HMO, HMO-SNP, HMO-POS and PPO plans. Enrollment in Independent Health depends on contract renewal.

*May not be available at all Member Events. A sales person will be present with information and applications. For accommodations of persons with special needs at meetings, please call (716) 635-4900 or 1-800-958-4405 (TTY users call 711). †Eligibility for participation in raffle is not contingent on enrollment in Independent Health. Raffle entrants are advised and must understand and agree that the contest is not an inducement to insure, a premium rebate or a policy fee and does not provide any special favor, advantage, or any other benefit or consideration to the entrant with regard to any current or future Independent Health insurance policy. iPad image for display purposes only. Raffle Rules

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Last Updated 1/22/2019