PROVIDENCE–EPOCH Assisted Living on the East Side will welcome Medicare expert Alice Smith for “Medicare Basics: What you need to know,” on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 2 p.m. December 7 is an important deadline for Medicare beneficiaries who want to enroll in a different health or drug plan. Smith will present a comprehensive review of what different Medicare plans are available, what each plan covers, what to consider when choosing coverage and how to apply for Medicare. She’ll also touch on some of the most recent Medicare changes. This event is free and open to the public. For more information or to R.S.V.P. please call 401-275-0682. EPOCH is located at One Butler Ave.