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    Medicaid 101

    Medicaid 101 presented by Michelle Dempsey Title 19 Specialist, LLC. on Tuesday, Janaury 8th at 1:00pm. She will answer questions like • What is Medicaid? • What Services does Medicaid pay for in a Nursing Home? • What Services does Medicaid pay for in the community if you want to remain home? • Are there home-care programs available? • How do you qualify for Medicaid? • What are the eligibility criteria? • Why are gifts a bad thing when it comes to Medicaid? • Will the state take my house? • What do you need for the application? • And Tips Call (860)434-1605 ext. 241 to sign up.

    Live in the now! – CONTENT BY JUDY

    Oh, I don’t have time.

    Nope I can’t afford it.

    It’s too expensive.

    Who will take care of the dog?

    I can’t because my husband, mother, sister isn’t feeling well.

    I have to be available for my grandchildren.

    There is no one else.

    Next time I will.

    Next year I will.

    After I retire I will.

    Yes, I really really want to but….

    Have you heard and or said these things?

    Is this what stops you from doing the things you dream about? The things you want to do?

    Is this what stops you from making that bucket list.

    Well you know what – there will come a time when you really won’t be able to do those things. It will be when your spouse or traveling partner is dead. When you have lost the ability to travel. When you truly have no money left because you gave it all to the kids.

    So, change all of those things. Stop being that person who always has a reason to not do something. Become the person who is out and about. The person executing the plans.

    My in-laws died before they could do any of the above things because they always had those reasons of why not to and unfortunately, they both died within 3 months of each other in their late 60’s.

    My husband and I learned to get out there and travel, remodel the house, visit relatives, learn new things, question our wants and needs.

    Live in the now. Don’t delay! Make your plans for 2019! Be present.

    And you know what you’ll be happier. You’ll enjoy life more. You’ll have new stories to tell. And you’ll find more things you can and want to do. Get out there and enjoy life.

    Entertainer: Kenny C

    Join us on Wednesday, January 2nd at 1:00pm as we welcome back Entertainer Kenny C for his Lymes’ Senior Center Debut. Specializing in music from the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s he will bring to life Sinatra, Dean Martin, Bobby Darin, Nat King Cole as well as many more artists of the era. In addition he will also be performing classic Broadway tunes.

    ART EXHIBIT 2018

    ART EXHIBIT 2018 Art groups from the Lymes’ Senior Center will hold their third annual exhibit of their work for sale in the Old Lyme Town Hall (52 Lyme Street, Old Lyme) during November and December. The participating artists have been taking art classes with Sharon Schmiedel. Paintings, drawings, and mixed media pieces will be on display. Additionally, two members of the Center’s community, Janet Cody and Peg Sheehan, will add a “Touch of Craft” with their work in traditional punch needle pieces and handmade jewelry of silver, gold and semi-precious and precious stones respectively. Another member, Norma DeGrafft, will also display her scenic watercolors in the Lyme Town Hall. A portion of any sale will be donated to the Lymes’ Senior Center.