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

 

 

 

    Benefits Counselor

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

    CHOICES Counselor

    CHOICES is the Connecticut Health insurance, Outreach and Information Counseling and Eligibility Screening program. The seniors have access to a CHOICES Counselor from the Senior Resources to discuss health insurance questions on the second and fourth Monday afternoons of each month.  Appointments can be made to meet the counselor at the center.

    Rotary Club Dinners

    Sponsored by the Groton Rotary, these social events are low-cost to seniors and help fund the Rotary’s Scholarship program.

    Meals On Wheels

    Sponsored by Thames Valley Council for Community Action, the Federal Title III Meals on Wheels grant program has a site at the Groton Senior Center.  Meals on Wheels program and is offered five days per week.  MOW delivers a hot lunch, frozen dinners, frozen holiday meals, frozen weekend meals and emergency meals.

    Physical Therapy Conversations

    A local physical therapist discusses pertinent topics for seniors including joint health and replacements, osteoporosis, spinal and back issues and more.  Small groups.