Are you eligible for Medicare and curious about your plan options? Upper Cumberland SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) is conducting a series of FREE Welcome to Medicare! Classes during the month of January on the following dates:

  • Jan. 17 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Upper Cumberland Development District (UCDD) office located at 1104 England Drive in Cookeville
  • Jan. 23 from 10 a.m. until noon at the Millard Oakley Library located at 107 E Main in Livingston
  • Jan. 31 from 9 a.m. until noon p.m. at the Art Circle Library located at 3 East Street in Crossville

Each class will consist of training on Parts A, B, C & D, as well as Medigap policies and ways to prevent Medicare fraud. SHIP is a federally funded program administered through the Area Agency on Aging and Disability (AAAD).

Please call SHIP at (931) 432-4150, visit the Upper Cumberland SHIP Facebook Page at, or email to register or lea

rn more. SHIP (State Health Insurance Assistance Program) and SMP (Senior Medicare Patrol) are administered locally by UCDD and cover all 14 Upper Cumberland counties.

SHIP/SMP representatives provide free and unbiased Medicare counseling for any questions, abuse, or concerns; they will also screen Medicare beneficiaries for Low-Income Assistance Programs. Got Medicare? Got Questions?

Call SHIP at 1-877-801-0044 or 931-432-4150. AAAD, a division of UCDD, connects older adults and adults with disabilities in the 14-county Upper Cumberland region with services and resources to improve their quality of life. Find the AAAD on the web at and at