Services

    Tuesday, November 7th- ELECTION DAY INFORMATION

     

    Tuesday, November 7th is Election Day.

    Many activities will be cancelled as the Community Center is a polling site. Check with the Senior Center for details.

    If you require a ride to the polls, please contact the Senior Center by Fri, November 3rd.

    election-day

    Friday, November 3rd- HEARING CLINIC w/Audiology Concierge

    Hearing Clinic w/Audiology Concierge – Nancy Jablonski

     This monthly clinic will consist of free hearing tests,

    hearing aid checks, wax inspection, and listening demonstrations.

    Fri, November 3rd

    Appointments are required and begin at 10am. Appointments are 45 minutes.

    Please call to schedule your appointment at 860-739-5859.

     

    Wednesday, November 8th- NURSE MANAGED WELLNESS CLINIC

    NurseWed, November 8th from 1:00pm to 3:00pm

    A nurse from the Visiting Nurses Association of Southeastern Connecticut (VNA of SECT) is available and will provide:

    Health Assessment and Wellness Screen, and

    Brown Bag Medication Check, and

    Safety Assessment, and

    Resource Information, and More.

    Appointments are required. Call the Senior Center at 860-739-5859.

     

    ENERGY ASSISTANCE FOR THE WINTER SEASON

    ENERGY ASSISTANCE FOR 17/18 FALL&WINTER SEASON

    Applications for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program are being taken at the New London office of TVCCA.  Appointments are required.  Please call 860-444-0006. The Senior Center office will assist the Senior and Disabled population of East Lyme with their applications. You must call the Senior Center office to obtain your appointment. Appointments will be made at Twin Haven and the AHEPA housing complexes for those residents. Watch for notices.

    To be eligible:

    1. In a one-person household, income can be NO greater than $33,881. In a two-person household, income can be NO greater than $44,305. These limits may change once the State Budget is settled.
    2. If you are a renter, the first $12,000.00 in liquid assets is disregarded. Any amount over that limit, when added to the annual gross income must be below the income guidelines.
    3. If you are a homeowner, the first $15,000.00 in liquid assets is disregarded. Any amount over that limit, when added to the annual gross income must be below the income guidelines.

    The application process should take about 15 minutes.  The following information is required:

    1. Proof of income sources: copy of most recent monthly (quarterly, annual) check or copy of an award letter or copy of most recent bank statement showing the direct deposit. If you are employed you must provide a copy of your four most recent consecutive pay stubs.
    2. Dividends, annuities or interest income (has to be more than $10/month). Copy of a statement for the most recently completed period.
    3. Proof of what you pay for rent. In addition, the name, address and telephone number of your landlord is required. If you are a homeowner and pay a mortgage, you must provide proof of your mortgage payment.
    4. If you have a checking and/or savings account, you must bring in the most recent ENTIRE statement.
    5. If natural gas or electricity heats the household, bring in the most recent ENTIRE statement.

    Please remember all members of the household who receive income must report their income.

     

    Open Enrollment Time for Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage Plans

    Open Enrollment for Medicare Part D/Prescription Drug Plans and Medicare Advantage Plans coverage is from October 15th to December 7th, 2017. Enrollees should review their  coverage to determine if any changes are needed. If a change is made, it goes into effect as of January 1, 2018.

    During this annual enrollment period  you can make changes to various aspects of your coverage. You can switch from Original Medicare to Medicare Advantage or vice versa. You can also switch from one Medicare Advantage plan to another. You can switch from one Medicare Part D (prescription drug) plan to another.

    And if you didn’t enroll in a Medicare Part D plan when you were first eligible, you can do so during the

    general open enrollment, although a late enrollment penalty may apply.  If you need assistance with this, please contact the Senior Center office.