UnitedHealthcare Invites Seniors in Philadelphia to Celebrate Health and Wellness at A Better You Events

UnitedHealthcare will host A Better You, a series of health and wellness educational events, in Philadelphia to help seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries learn more about Medicare and their health care coverage options.

The events – supported by the AARP® Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans, insured by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company – will feature renowned keynote speakers and musical performances to engage and motivate participants in a celebration of health.

For the fourth consecutive year, 81-year-old record-breaking bodybuilder Ernestine Shepherd partners with A Better You to encourage people to seek optimal physical and mental health at all ages by sharing her personal story. Attendees will also hear from local leaders including Minister Wanda Addison of New Hope Temple Baptist Church in the morning, Reverend Robert James McFadden of Resurrection Baptist Church in the afternoon and live music and high-energy performance of legendary vocal group The Persuasions.

“I’m honored to once again be part of A Better You to encourage people to lead a healthy, active lifestyle,” said Shepherd. “Through this inspirational initiative, I hope to help others realize that it is never too late to start planning for a healthy life. Age is nothing but a number!”

Attendees will learn about the basics of Medicare – including the different parts of the program, eligibility requirements and enrollment windows – to help them make informed health care coverage decisions.

“It’s important for people to understand their options in order to choose the Medicare coverage that best fits their unique health needs,” said UnitedHealthcare’s Rita Tolbert, who will facilitate the Medicare education portion of the events. “UnitedHealthcare is grateful for the opportunity to continue to offer valuable information that will help people lead healthier lives through an inspirational, culturally relevant initiative.”

Events will be held on Saturday, June 9, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at The African American Museum Auditorium, 701 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19106.

UnitedHealthcare offers other resources tailored for Medicare beneficiaries, including www.medicaremadeclear.com, where people can find clear, easy-to-understand information that breaks down the complexities of Medicare. The site also provides health and wellness information to help older adults and other beneficiaries manage chronic conditions and enhance their quality of life.

The events are open to the public, and there is no cost to attend. For more information or to RSVP, beneficiaries may call 1.88.385.1995 or visit www.abetteryou.info.


About AARP

AARP is the nation’s largest nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to empowering Americans 50 and older to choose how they live as they age. With nearly 38 million members and offices in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and advocate for what matters most to families with a focus on health security, financial stability and personal fulfillment. AARP also works for individuals in the marketplace by sparking new solutions and allowing carefully chosen, high-quality products and services to carry the AARP name.  As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world’s largest circulation publications, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @AARP and @AARPadvocates on social media.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and making the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers, and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.2 million physicians and care professionals, and 6,500 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and delivers care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the businesses of UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH), a diversified health care company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow @UHC on Twitter.

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