Medicare Education

Medicare is an essential program that helps 85 percent of our members receive the services they need to remain safe, healthy and comfortable. Now more than ever, Medicare allows eligible consumers many options regarding how they receive their Medicare benefits and who delivers their care. This complexity can lead to confusion, but Direction Home Akron Canton is here to help. We make it our goal to offer free, unbiased information to Medicare beneficiaries.

Free Medicare Seminars

Direction Home Akron Canton conducts Medicare educational seminars throughout the region during Medicare Open Enrollment (October 15 – December 7). At these Medicare seminars, we explain updates and changes to the Medicare program, as well as an analysis of the locally available Medicare Advantage plans. This information is unbiasedfree, and open to the public. The following topics are addressed:

  • Enrollment process
  • Options for coverage
  • Changes in coverage
  • How to select coverage
  • How to use the Medicare website
  • Medicare protections
  • Future outlook and legislative debates

Seating is limited, so you must pre-register for these events. We offer programs in various locations, and each seminar includes either breakfast or lunch.

A huge thank you to everyone who joined us for our Medicare Made Simple seminars this year.  We hope all of your questions regarding the 2020 Medicare plans were answered.  Please click the picture below to review the presentation slides.


If you are not already on our email or mailing list and would like to be notified when we release the dates for next year's seminars, please contact Lori Smith at or (330) 899-5255.

Medicare Resources

For a Medicare Part D Analysis, call 877.770.5558.

Your Medicare benefits, options and Medicare Advantage plan comparison are available here.

Additional information about Medicare, as well as local assistance in selecting a Medicare Advantage plan, can be obtained through the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (S.H.I.I.P).

This publication has been created or produced by Ohio with financial assistance, in whole or in part, through a grant from the Administration for Community Living and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Grantees undertaking projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express their findings and conclusions. These contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Grantee should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.