Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Protect Yourself Against Medicare Fraud

Tunde Akinrolabu, an Outreach Specialist for the Senior Medicare Patrol of New Jersey, will discuss how seniors can protect themselves against Medicare fraud on Thursday, May 17 at 10:30 am at Bernardsville Public Library. With Medicare losing billions of dollars to fraud, waste and abuse each year, information on these types of activities is vital to preventing financial loss to the Medicare Trust Fund.

The Senior Medicare Patrol of New Jersey is a federally funded national program that educates Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries on fraudulent and wasteful practices in the Medicare system. Mr. Akinrolabu’s responsibilities in this organization are to reach out to seniors in New Jersey and spread awareness of such issues. Prior to his position as Outreach Specialist, Mr. Akinrolabu was an Activities Coordinator at a senior social day program for three years where he gained experience in dealing with issues concerning the geriatric population. He has been working as an Outreach Specialist for the past year and has given many presentations on Medicare fraud, waste and abuse to senior groups throughout the State of New Jersey.

This program is part of the library’s CARES (Community Assistance Resource & Educational Services) series, a locally administered umbrella program that delivers informational sessions pertaining to local, county, state and federal programs. Its objective is to inform and educate local residents and support the goal of healthy, fulfilling and happy lifestyles. All CARES events will be presented by subject matter experts who will be able to answer all questions pertaining to their topics.

There is no charge to attend the program, but advance sign-up is requested. Register online at and follow the link from Adult Programs, or call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up.

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