Our Native American Church President René White is a certified non-profit VICAP Counselor for the Shenandoah Area Agency on Aging. VICAP is the Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program, the official state program designed to provide individual and confidential assistance free of charge.
René founded and organized a free Medicare Café held monthly at the Veteran of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 9760 in Berryville, Va. in partnership with VICAP.
"Thanks to VICAP, the VFW and a host of volunteers, we have literally "saved the farm," said René describing the thousands of dollars that has been saved through the initiative.
The Medicare Café is a unique Medicare Café that offers local residents help in saving money and understanding their personal Medicare benefits. Free individual counseling blocks are available on a first-come first-serve basis.
“We are proud to offer this free service to our residents at the VFW,” said Marty Sheller VICAP specialist. “This is the only Medicare Café of its kind that we know of and is made possible because of volunteers. It’s an idea by our newest trained VICAP volunteer counselor René White. René is a military veteran, President of the Native American Church of Virginia, Clarke County resident and member of the Berryville VFW Post 9760.”