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The New Mexico Aging and Long-Term Services Department (ALTSD) is reminding Medicare beneficiaries including older adults and people living with a disability as well as their caregivers, are aware of the upcoming fall open enrollment deadlines.  From October 15th through December 7th of this year, people enrolled in the Medicare program can make changes to their existing coverage. Any changes made during Medicare Open Enrollment will go into effect on January 1st, 2021. Starting today, 2020 Medicare beneficiaries and their caregivers can call the Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) at 1-800-432-2080 to schedule a Medicare open enrollment remote counseling appointment with a State Health Insurance Assistance Program counselor. The counselors will be available to provide remote assistance, including plan comparisons starting October 15th through the Open Enrollment period which closes on December 7th.

Today kicked off WNMU’s “Mustangs at HOMEcoming” events that have planned virtually this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The lineup began with a live State of the University address from WNMU President Dr. Joseph Shepard and virtual social hour with conversation centering around The Cooler as alumni remember it — and as it has recently been reimagined on campus. The opening event was presented via Zoom. Other virtual presentations will taking place through Saturday and additional details can be obtained online at

Yesterday, Western New Mexico University and Freeport-McMoRan held the community’s first drive-thru training expo for impacted mine employees. Individuals received personal consultations about WNMU programs and got help applying for Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act tuition assistance and Trade Adjustment Assistance funding. WNMU has waived application fees and offered an expedited admissions process.

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