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

 

 

 

    ADA Transportation

    ECTC provides this transportation for any person with a disability to any location.  $2.50 one way fee.

    Municipal Medical Transportation

    this is a grant funded program by the state DOT.  Eastern Connecticut Transportation Consortium (ECTC) brokers transportation services for medical appointments for seniors and persons with disabilities.  13 free round trip rides are available per year.  Caregiver Mileage Reimbursement program is available for family members or friends who drive seniors or persons with disabilities to medical appointments.

    Hair Salon

    A licensed hairdresser/manicurist offers a full range of services from wash and dries to haircuts, colors, perms and also manicures and pedicures.  This service assists seniors who do not have transportation to a community salon.  Primary benefit is improved self-esteem of seniors who use this service and overall well-being.

    Inclusion program

    Seniors who may need the assistance of someone while at the center but who can do activities of daily living are encouraged to participate through this program.  An assessment is done of each individual by the VNA, Inclusion program and Social Services.

    Benefits Counselor

    A benefits counselor using the Benefits Check Up program from Senior Resources is available the first and second Tuesday mornings each month.