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    Discounts and Free Stuff – Content by Judy

    Don’t we all want something for nothing? Do you look for the bargains and ways to stretch every dollar? I’m drawn to the clearance signs like a bee to honey! So, I’ve come up with this list of discounts and free stuff for seniors, veterans and everyone else. And remember if you don’t ask you miss out.
    1. Look on Craigslist. They have a “free” listing under “for sale”.
    2. Facebook has any number of resale/yard sale pages.
    3. Free Hunting and fishing licenses if you are 65+.
    4. State parks + CT registration = free entrance. This is now included in our car registrations.
    5. Some Banks offer free checking and more.
    6. Free college tuition if you are 62+. Finish your degree. Take classes that interest you.
    7. Income tax returns – free with AARP trained preparers- check local senior centers for appt.
    8. Save 5-10% off your auto ins for taking a driving class – check senior center for AARP class.
    9. Retention dept for utilities – reduction for staying with that provider. This will take some time – maybe a half hour – but the discount will last 12-24 months.
    10. Prescription assistance for non-covered unaffordable meds – ask at your doctor’s office and ask your pharmacist.
    11. Legal assistance is available from several resources. Call 1-800-296-1467 or 1-800-453-3320 to get started.
    12. Your library – free and reduced passes to museums and attractions, e-books, e-audio.
    13. Discounts at restaurants and stores – one example is Kohl’s 15% every Wed for those 60+.
    14. Community Resources – Call or visit your Area Agency on Aging, Senior Centers or your Town’s Municipal Agent.
    15. Call your Town Hall. Town Clerks are a wealth of information.
    16. Don’t forget calling 211 – 211ct.org
    17 Browse the internet. Check any number of websites. BUT be sure to check the date for when the article was published to help judge if the information is current.

    LUNCH & LEARN – Monday, November 19th

    Time: 10:30am

    Laurie & Jas from William Raveis will present information on Work Force Units – what they are – what are the qualifications needed to purchase a unit – current market examples – what this may be a good option for an older adult(s) looking to downsize.

    Option lunch will follow provided by the Senior Center. Hot dog & hamburger, chips, a pickle, dessert and drinks.
    $5 fee for lunch

    *Please note you are welcome to attend just the Learn portion of the program but please register to ensure enough seating. Registration begins November 1st.

    DANCE w/The Illusions Band – Friday, November 9th

    Time: 7:00pm to 10:00pm

    NO PARTNERS NEEDED! Everyone welcome!
    $10pp Tickets sold at the door starting at 6:30pm.
    East Lyme Community Center
    Light refreshments available.

    CHAIR YOGA – Tuesdays & Fridays 8:15am

    3 different classes

    Begins Nov 2nd-Dec 21st
    Tue and Fri mornings

    Either 8:15am, 9:30am or 10:30am start

    14 classes – $26R/$29NR
    Registration begins Oct 25th

    Wait Lists may apply
    No class on 11/23

    CHAIR YOGA – Tuesdays & Friday 9:30am

    3 different classes

    Begins Nov 2nd-Dec 21st
    Tue and Fri mornings

    Either 8:15am, 9:30am or 10:30am start
    14 classes – $26R/$29NR

    Registration begins Oct 25th

    Wait Lists may apply
    No class on 11/23