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.


    Friday, October 20th- V.N.A.S.C. Sponsored Flu Clinic


    Provided by the V.N.A. of SECT

    East Lyme Community Center

    Fri, October 20th

    1pm to 5pm

    Everyone is encouraged to get the vaccine – The only exception – people allergic to eggs

    Please wear short sleeved shirt

    Be certain to bring your Medicare card and ALL of your insurance cards.

    If you don’t have your insurance cards or if the VNA cannot bill your insurance company, you will be asked to pay by cash or check.


    Saturday, September 30- EAST LYME SHRED DAY

    Sat, September 30, 2017 from 9am to 12pm

    Community Center Parking Lot

    Bring your old sensitive and financial papers.Shredder
    Bulk Shredder on site.

    Donation of non-perishable food items
    for Care & Share appreciated.

    Sponsored by the East Lyme P.B.A.



    The Renter Rebate Program through the State of CT provides a rebate for renters who are elderly or disabled. Applications for the Renters Rebate Program are available starting April 1st and ending October 1st. Please call the Senior Center for an appointment.  In order to receive a renter rebate:

    1. An applicant or the spouse must be 65 or older; or be 100% disabled (per Social Security);

    or be 50 and a surviving spouse.

    1. Must have lived in Connecticut for 1 year.
    2. Total 2016 income which includes Social Security must not exceed:

    Married $42,900

    Single $35,200

    1. Thirty-five percent of the applicant’s annual rent must exceed 5% of the applicant’s income.

    Proof of income received and rent and utility payments made in calendar year 2016 must be provided.