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Senior Benefits Information Centers (SBICs) are a free service available in ten Westchester County public libraries. Whether you’re about to enroll in Medicare or are a current Medicare recipient, you can get FREE help with your benefits and coverage questions. Just go to a Senior Benefits Individual Counseling Services site at the nearest library; no appointment is necessary.

At the SBICs, you can meet with trained counselors in a private setting to get information about:

  • Medicare - how to enroll, how to navigate services, how to change plans
  • Part D prescription drug coverage
  • Medicare savings plans for low-income seniors
  • Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP), food stamps and other benefit programs designed to assist seniors stay healthy and connected
  • EPIC (a state pharmaceutical program for seniors)

Spanish language services can be made available.

SBICs are located at the libraries listed below.

Greenburgh Public Library
300 Tarrytown Road, Elmsford
Counselors available Mondays, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

New Rochelle Public Library
1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle
Counselors available Fridays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Ossining Public Library
53 Croton Ave., Ossining
Counselors available the third, fourth and fifth Thursdays of the month, 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Peekskill - The Field Library
4 Nelson Ave.,  Peekskill
Counselors available the first and second Thursdays of the month, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Port Chester – Rye Brook Public Library
1 Haseco Ave., Port Chester
Counselors available once a month from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. on the following days: Oct. 17, Nov. 7, and Dec. 15

Somers Public Library
Route 139, Reis Park, Somers
Counselors available Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tarrytown - The Warner Library
121 N. Broadway, Tarrytown
Counselors  available Wednesdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Yonkers - Grinton I. Will Library  
1500 Central Park Ave.,   Yonkers
Counselors available Tuesdays, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., and  Thursdays, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Yorktown - John C. Hart Memorial Library
1130 Main St, Shrub Oak
Counselors available Tuesdays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Help is also available at the Federal government’s Medicare site at www.medicare.gov or its helpline at (800) 633-4227.

The SBICs are a partnership of the Westchester Library System, the Medicare Rights Center, and Westchester County’s Department of Senior Programs and Services. They are funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the New York State Office for the Aging.

Make a difference
The partnership is looking for additional volunteers. Volunteers must be at least 50 years old, have excellent public speaking and interpersonal skills, be comfortable with computers and using web-based forms, and be able to commit to 9-12 hours per month of service. Some knowledge of the health care system and fluency in Spanish is a plus.

For more information, call (914) 231-3260 or send an e-mail to .