National Medicare Education Week kicks off

HOUSTON -- National Medicare Education Week is an official week dedicated to helping baby boomers, Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers learn more about Medicare. It begins Sept. 15, exactly one month before the start of the Open Enrollment Period (Oct. 15-Dec. 7), when Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their coverage. Mayor Sylvester Turner has also proclaimed this as Houston Medicare Education Week, signifying the importance of making informed health care decisions.

Baby boomers, Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers in the Houston area can attend a local educational event, and access resources at

An event will be held at the Health Museum in Houston on Sunday, Sept. 18 at 2 p.m.

To RSVP for the event, visit and click on “Find An Event” or call 1-855-434-4941.

People can also learn about Medicare online during National Medicare Education Week – and all year long – at