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For Immediate Release: 9/17/2013
County Sponsors Series of Events at Senior Centers; "Dispelling Myths About the Affordable Care Act and Seniors"

Residents interested in learning more about the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) and what it means for seniors are invited to attend any one of a series of community events sponsored by the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services and the Montgomery County Department of Recreation that will be held in October.

County Executive Isiah Leggett and a representative from the Senior Health Insurance Program (SHIP) will address the myths surrounding the effect the ACA will have on seniors. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about Maryland’s plan for implementing the ACA, which mandates that legal residents age 18 to 64 have health insurance coverage beginning January 1, 2014 or face a penalty.

The events are scheduled for:

Monday, October 7
11 a.m.
Gaithersburg Senior Center
80-A Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg

Tuesday, October 8
1 p.m.
Margaret Schweinhaut Senior Center
1000 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring

Wednesday, October 9
1:30 p.m.
Holiday Park Senior Center
3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton

Thursday, October 10
11 a.m.
Long Branch Senior Center
8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring

Thursday, October 10
1 p.m.
White Oak Senior Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring

Tuesday, October 15
1:30 p.m.
Damascus Senior Center
9701 Main Street, Damascus

A brief presentation will be provided and a question and answer session will follow the presentation. Registration is not required.

For more information about the Affordable Care Act, go to

For a schedule of where in-person assistance will be available when enrollment begins October 1, go to and click on “Resources,” then “Calendar.” 

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Release ID: 13-278
Media Contact: Mary Anderson 240-777-6534

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