SHINE Volunteers

SHINE Volunteers

In Polk County, volunteers have the opportunity to shine and serve local elders and people with disabilities. The Florida Department of Elder Affairs in partnership with the West Central Florida Area Agency on Aging heads a health insurance assistance program in which volunteers provide one-on-one counseling and information to Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers. Appropriately called SHINE, Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders, the program’s mission is to provide free and unbiased health insurance counseling through a dedicated network of volunteers, empowering Florida seniors to make informed health care choices.

Read more here:  http://www.theledger.com/article/20140107/EDIT02/140109402?Title=SHINE-Volunteers#gsc.tab=0