CRESTVIEW — Florida Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders provides free, unbiased, confidential counseling to help elderly residents with their yearly Medicare, Medicaid, and health insurance plan reviews.

The group will provide Medicare open enrollment assistance Oct. 15 through Dec. 7.

SHINE volunteers also perform such services as delivering educational presentations or speeches, training and leadership to other volunteers, and assist with general program support, according to the floridashine.org website.

They receive professional training from the Department of Elder Affairs, and may learn new skills, meet new people, and gain knowledge about Medicare.

SHINE volunteers also perform such services as delivering educational presentations or speeches, training and leadership to other volunteers, and assist with general program support, according to the floridashine.org website.

Volunteer applications and online orientation are available at the website as well.

Crestview counseling

Linda Goodman of the Northwest Florida Area Council on Aging will provide SHINE services at the Crestview Public Library 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 11.

Call 494-7101, 1-866-531-8011 or visit www.FloridaSHINE.org to arrange an appointment.

SHINE is a Florida Department of Elder Affairs and Area Agency on Aging program.