To the editor:

Dan Crofoot wrote in a letter to the editor last Sunday that he is disappointed that his wife had to drop her Walgreens drug program when she turned 65.

His letter is a reminder that the Medicare open enrollment begins Oct. 15 and is an opportunity for Medicare beneficiaries to evaluate and change their prescription drug coverage. Beneficiaries may comparison shop at Those who would rather not deal with the computer may get free help from a SHIBA (Senior Health Insurance Benefit Assistance) volunteer. Call the Mid-Columbia Senior Center at 541-296-4788 or the Mid-Columbia Council of Governments at 541-298-4101 for an appointment. It’s not only for seniors—some younger people have Medicare.

Jenny Curtis

The Dalles

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