Resources

Enhanced Benefits Checkup Counseling is BACK!!

Senior Resources Enhanced Benefits Checkup Coordinator, Lori Napolitano will be taking appointments here at Groton Senior Center twice a month on Tuesdays the following dates:

April 19th

May 3rd

May 17th

June 7th

June 21st

  • Screenings are appropriate for those seeking State/Federal Program assistance as well as Medicare Counseling.
  • Clients can be scheduled regardless of where they live in CT.  If an appointment is not available at the town they reside, clients will can schedule at another location.
  • Clients must come prepared for their appointment. Failure to come prepared impacts the client negatively.

Call 860-441-6785 to schedule.

 

TRANSPORTATION

As a rider on the Senior Center transportation, the center provides a low cost ride to medical appointments and shopping for $2.00 a ride.  Due to the time it takes to process the payments, the center is going to a prepay card system.  One can purchase a ten ride card for $20 which will then be punched by the driver when you arrive for your ride.  These cards will be good until all ten rides are punched then you can purchase another card.

We will be transitioning to using only these cards by January 1, 2016.  You have several options for purchasing a card.  When at the senior center, you can purchase a card at the front desk.  You can mail a check for $20 to the center with a note what it is for.  Be sure to put your driver’s license information on the check.  Or you can purchase the card over the phone (860)441-6785  and use a credit card for payment.

If you have any questions regarding this change, please feel free to call Mary Jo at 860-441-6636 or Cindy Morrison at 860-441-6623.

Transportation Information page

Guidelines Grant Transportation 2015 Finalv2

 

 

 

    NEW program: DISCOVER CONNECTIONS

    Discover Connections

    This new program is a welcoming and nurturing program designed for individuals 55 and over with varied needs including those persons with beginning to mild cognitive challenges or anyone at risk for social isolation.   The activities are planned to be fun with a purpose. They  may stimulate memories or test the brain to solve a problem. New experiences will be offered involving art, music, cultural topics, history and more.  This program is a social model for programming and no skilled care is provided by staff. Individuals who would like to participate must be comfortable in a group setting.

    Discover Connections is scheduled in eight (8) week sessions as all other programs at the Center.

    Class will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am-1 pm. Lunch will be from 12pm to 1pm.  Participants can bring their lunch or purchase lunch as the Coastal Café in the Senior Center.

    Starting Thursday, January 3rd.

    Participants must meet with facilitators prior to class for paperwork completion.  Fee $16  per resident

    www.grotonrec.com/Discover55         860-441-6785

     

    Free – Medicare Supplement Presentation Wednesdays, Nov. 28

    Free – Medicare Supplement Presentation
    Wednesdays, Nov. 28 6:00-7:30 pm
    For Reservations call: Steven Clark; 860-908-7094 (cell)

    Presented by Steven Clark; local Medicare Insurance broker & educator. Representing ALL the top Insurance Carriers and Medicare Plan types! CT license # 146675

    Learn what Insurance Companies don’t want you to know!!

    Medicare Supplement vs Medicare Advantage: Which is better?

    No Networks! Use any Hospital or Doctor that accepts Medicare!

    Medicare Supplements = No Managed Care, No Referrals, No pre-authorizations!

    Medicare Supplement Benefits/Coverage NEVER change! Ever!

    Get 100% coverage for many costly services such as:

    Hospital stays; Hospital Observation days; Skilled Nursing
    Chemotherapy and Radiation therapy, and more.

    Learn how to choose your Drug Plan!
    Get the best Drug Plan with the lowest costs! EASY!

     

    Wednesday, November 14th- Medication Management

    Time: 1:00pm

    Come hear a discussion  and have your questions answered about how to manage your medications,  look for drug interactions, avoid drug overdose and what  questions to ask your physician.

    ​Speaker: Diane Bressler, RN from The Medicine Shoppe

    FREE BUT PLEASE REGISTER!

    Wednesday, November 14th- Bladder Control

    Time: 11:30am

    Don’t let your bladder control your life. There’s hope! Come learn more about lifestyle changes, pelvic exercises, and bladder training.
    Speaker: Masonicare

    ​FREE BUT PLEASE REGISTER!

    Wednesday, November 7th- Change the Script

    Time: 10:00am

    This presentation is for older adults who may be prescribed or have been prescribed an opioid. Participants will learn what they need to know and ask when being prescribed medication.
    Speaker: Wheeler; Connecticut Clearinghouse

    ​FREE BUT PLEASE REGISTER!