Special to The Hays Daily News

The Northwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging and the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services will sponsor training for the Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas program.

The training will be in Hays on May 2, June 12 and July 10. Attendance at all three days is required to be fully certified. Alternate training dates and locations are available. Mileage and lodging, if needed, will be paid.

Registration is required by April 24.

SHICK is a free program that uses trained community volunteers to answer people's questions about Medicare and other insurance issues. SHICK counselors provide unbiased and confidential assistance to beneficiaries, caregivers and others who have questions about Medicare.

SHICK volunteers receive training on Medicare, Medicare prescription drug insurance, Medicare supplement insurance, long-term care insurance and other health insurance subjects that concern Kansans.

For more information, contact Glenna Clingingsmith at the Northwest Kansas Area Agency on Aging at (800) 432-7422.