“Welcome to Medicare” is a free, two hour seminar offered by the Veterans Memorial Hospital Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP) counselors.  Due to popular demand, this program will again be held on Monday, May 20, from 5-7:00 p.m. in the Large Conference Room located on the lower level of Veterans Memorial Hospital.     

“Due to the great turnout in April, we have decided to offer another free seminar to the community right away in May,” says Russ Hagen, SHIIP volunteer.  “I am happy they are so well attended.  Medicare is such an important program and understanding what it offers helps assure that anyone eligible gets the health benefits they deserve.”

     “Welcome to Medicare” will cover Medicare Part A and Part B benefits, the prescription drug benefit (Part D), Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare supplement insurance. 

     SHIIP, the Senior Health Insurance Information Program, is a service of the State of Iowa.  Local SHIIP counselor Russ Hagen, is trained by the state and does not sell or promote any insurance companies, policies or agents.  Veterans Memorial Hospital is a local sponsor for SHIIP in Allamakee County. 

Please register for the “Welcome to Medicare” seminar by calling Veterans Memorial Hospital at 563-568-3411. Also if you have interest in becoming a SHIIP volunteer, please call the hospital at the same number.


Veterans Memorial Hospital


40 First St SE

Waukon, IA  52172

Veterans Memorial Hospital is a critical access hospital located in Waukon, a rural community in the very northeast corner of Iowa.