Education & Resources

Educational Services

Seniors First provides educational services to older persons and the general public about programs, services, and resources available to elderly persons and their caregivers. If your group is interested in educational services, please contact us at info@seniorsfirst.info.

Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)

The Virginia Senior Medicare Patrol’s (SMP) mission is to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report health care fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education.  The Virginia SMP works with local agencies and volunteers to provide information, conduct educational presentations and attend events to share information with the public.

Fraud Hotline: 1-800-938-8885

SMP Website: www.VirginiaSMP.com.

Contact Senior First’s Insurance Specialist at 540-635-7141 for information on scheduling a free speaker for an upcoming church or club meeting or for more information about becoming a Volunteer Community Representative for SMP in the counties of Page, Shenandoah, Warren, Frederick, Clarke or the city of Winchester.

Additional Resources

The following links lead you to other valuable resources and information that may be of interest to you and your family in your short and long-term plan of wellness.

AARPwww.aarp.org
Alzheimer’s Associationwww.alz.org
Blue Ridge Area Food Bankwww.brafb.org
Blue Ridge Habitat for Humanity –
Aging in Place
https://blueridgehabitat.org/programs/aging-in-place.html
CHP Energy Solutionshttps://www.communityhousingpartners.org/energy-solutions/weatherization/
Commonwealth of VA Center on Alzheimer’s Diseasewww.alzpossible.org
Dementia Mattershttps://dementiamattersusa.org/
Generations On Linewww.generationsonline.com
Generations Unitedwww.gu.org
USAgingwww.usaging.org
Medicarewww.medicare.gov
National Family Caregivers Associationwww.nfcacares.org
Senior Medicare Patrolwww.virginiasmp.org
Senior Navigatorwww.seniornavigator.com
Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Serviceswww.vda.virginia.gov
Virginia Easy Accesshttps://easyaccess.virginia.gov/
U.S. Administration on Community Livingwww.acl.gov/about-community-living
U.S. Social Security Administrationwww.ssa.gov
U.S. Veterans Affairs Departmentwww.va.gov