UPCAP seeks people to help seniors with Medicare

ESCANABA — Navigating Medicare can be tough for many seniors. From prescription drug plans to private health plans, it’s not surprising that people with Medicare are confused about their health insurance and their options.

Fortunately, an organization exists where they can turn for help.

UPCAP’s Michigan Medicare/Medicaid Assistance Program works with people to help them understand their Medicare benefits, bills and rights. MMAP services are free, confidential and available to all Michigan Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers. Volunteers play a critical role in providing MMAP services and helping seniors and those with disabilities.

Each volunteer makes a unique difference to people with Medicare. Volunteers counsel people about Medicare, give presentations about MMAP, assist with administrative tasks, work on special projects, and more. No matter what your interests or abilities, MMAP has an opportunity for you.

MMAP always needs dedicated and resourceful volunteers with all sorts of talents and skills across the Upper Peninsula. Those looking for a meaningful way to help friends, neighbors and community can call Rebecca McIntyre, U.P. MMAP coordinator at 1-800-803-7174, or by dialing 211.