Free Medicare Health Plans Education Events to be held at county libraries

UPDATE: Due to portential weather complications, the event in Port St. Joe has been postponed until October 25.


Free educational events covering Medicare Health Plans will be offered at both public libraries in Gulf County in the coming days.

The classes, taught be Ken Searcy, a licensed agent, aim to help teach senior citizens about the Medicare benefits available to them.

The event will be held at the Corrine Costin Gibson meorial Public Library in Port St. Joe on Tuesday,  September 27 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. EDT.

At the Charles Whitehead Public Library in Wewahitchka, the class will take place on Tuesday, October 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. CDT.

Meet the Editor

Wendy Weitzel, The Star’s digital editor, joined the news outlet in August 2021, as a reporter covering primarily Gulf County.

Prior to then, she interned for Oklahoma-based news wire service Gaylord News and for Oklahoma City-based online newspaper during her four years at the University of Oklahoma, from which she graduated in May with degrees in online journalism and political science.

While at OU, Weitzel was selected as Carnegie-Knight News21 Investigative Fellow among 30 top journalism students from around the country. She also was senior editor managing a 12-person newsroom in coordination with Oklahoma Watch, a non-profit news organization in eastern Oklahoma.

Wendy Weitzel The Star Digital Editor

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