Medicare Classes

Medicare Made Simple

Are you turning 65 and newly eligible for Medicare? Do you want to know more about your Medicare benefits?  Do you serve as a caregiver who would like learn about Medicare? Then join us for a Medicare Made Simple class.

Medicare Made Simple classes address Medicare Part A (inpatient hospitalization/skilled nursing), Part B (doctors/outpatient hospital services/labs/radiology), Part C (Medicare Advantage plans), and Part D (prescription drugs), as well as Medicare supplemental plans.

Curriculum is developed through the federal SHIP (State Health Insurance and Assistance Program) or in Virginia, VICAP (Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program). A trained and certified Medicare Counselor will lead this interactive session.


Please note that in alignment with Arlington County’s Guidance for Public Meetings and Gatherings to Mitigate and Contain the Spread of COVID-19, Medicare presentations are being held virtually. Future dates for Medicare Made Simple presentations will be released and communicated as they become available.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Virtual Presentation: Original Medicare vs. Medicare Advantage

Tuesday, February 15, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Virtual Presentation: Medicare Preventive Services

Friday, March 25, 2022 from 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Virtual Presentation: Fraud: Take Steps to Protect Yourself

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Virtual Presentation: Consumer Scams Targeting Medicare Beneficiaries

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Virtual Program: Services and Resources for Older Arlingtonians

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Virtual Program: ABC's of Medicare

Monday, July 18, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Virtual Program: A Caregivers Guide to Medicare

Tuesday, August 23, 2022 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Virtual Program: Medicare 101


Classes are free. Enrollment is required. To enroll, use the links above, email us or call 703-228-1700 or 703-228-1788 (TTY).  Classes are not open to the media. Classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment.


Classes are located at the Department of Human Services (Sequoia Plaza) at 2100 Washington Blvd, Arlington, VA 22204. Classes will be held in Conference Room A of the Lower Level, unless otherwise indicated.

Free parking is available in the Arlington County Customer spaces in the garage across the street. Meter parking is available on the street and is free for evening classes.


Arlington County provides accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act. To arrange for an accommodation, call 703-228-1700 (TTY 703-228-1788) or email us. Provide as much advance notice as possible. Requests for sign language interpreters must be made at least five (5) full business days in advance.

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