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 State of Connecticut offers a state run Elderly Tax Benefit known as the Circuit Breaker. It is for

    eligible real estate taxpayers with the Town of East Lyme. To apply, you must have reached the age of 65 prior to December 31, 2016 or be totally disabled if under the age of 65. You are applying for a credit on the taxes due on your primary residence in East Lyme. Under the law, Social Security income MUST be declared and the program requires you to provide information regarding all income received during 2016. The new income limit, INCLUDING Social Security, is:

    $42,900 for married couples and $35,200 for single persons.

    LOCAL TAX CREDIT OPTION: Also, the Town of East Lyme provides on

    Additional Tax Relief for elderly and totally disabled homeowners. If eligible, the tax credit will range from $300 – $1,000 off the tax bill depending on the applicant’s income. The maximum 2016 income is $42,900 regardless of martial status.

    Filing dates for the above programs are February 1, through May 15, 2017.

    Applications available at the Assessor’s Office in the East Lyme Town Hall. There is also a Veteran’s Exemption that is available. For more information, contact the Assessor’s Office.