Volunteers with APPRISE, a state government agency which provides Medicare counseling, will be available to assist older residents in the 110th Legislative District during the Medicare open enrollment period, which concludes on Dec. 7.

Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling 800-634-3746. The free service will be provided on these dates and times at the following locations:

Bradford County: Oct. 24, 31 and Nov. 8, 14, 22, 26; 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in my district office, 106 W. Packer Ave., Sayre.

Sullivan County: Oct. 17, 25 and Dec. 5; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sullivan County Courthouse located at 245 Munch St., Laporte. Also, Nov. 7 and 21; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Sullivan Terrace Apartments craft room, 135 N. German St., Dushore.