Medicare is a national health insurance program in the United States established in 1966 under the Social Security Administration and now administered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. (CMS) Please visit for the most up to date source of information.

If you are turning 65, new to Medicare, and/or need assistance, the Walworth County ADRC is great place to start. 

A great Wisconsin resource is from GWAAR: What You Should Know before turning 65

Medicare Part D Drug Plan Assessments during Open Enrollment October 15 to December 7

Medicare recipients have an open enrollment period between October 15 – December 7 every year.  During Open Enrollment consumers have an opportunity to change Part D drug plans or their Medicare Advantage plan for the following year.  Appointments with the ADRC Elder Benefit Specialist are set up for the consumers we have served in the past.  If you would like to be part of this program call the ADRC. 262-741-3400.

Welcome to Medicare Workshops

If you will become eligible for Medicare soon, it may be beneficial for you to attend one of the Welcome to Medicare workshops at the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) of Walworth County. These workshops will cover what you need to know about your Medicare benefits, options, insurance coverage and medication coverage.

The workshops will be held four times per year at 1pm and 6pm in the Walworth County Room at Walworth County Health and Human Services, 1910 County Rd NN, Elkhorn. Attendees are encouraged to bring a list of their current medications for a Medicare Part D assessment.  To learn more about the workshops or to register for an upcoming workshop, call (262) 741-3400 or 1-800-365-1587.

Workshop Dates

August 17, 2023                   October 19, 2023                 December 7, 2023

*Interpreters will be provided upon prior request. *

If you are not able to come to one of our workshops, we ask that you watch the Medicare 101 video at The link for the video is provided below. If you have questions after viewing the videos, you can call the ADRC and a folder will be mailed to you with the option to set up a phone consultation with the Elder Benefit Specialist.

Medicare Video:

Get Medicare’s “What’s Covered” App: PDF

Medicare Minutes Program

Walworth County has a strong volunteer base.  Trained volunteers present a Medicare Minute presentation within our nutrition sites, senior apartment complexes and organizations within the county.   Volunteers present a 10-minute educational presentation with handouts on a different Medicare related topic each month.

If you would like to have a presentation for your group or organization, please call 262-741-3400.

Would you like to volunteer?  Contact the Walworth County Volunteer Coordinator at 262-741-4223 or visit the Volunteer Services webpage