April- Thank you!

    Thank you to Senior Center Volunteer Cora Landry for her help with set-up for our Annual St. Patrick’s Day Corned Beef and Cabbage Fundraiser Dinner.  Also, to the very talented Judy Gray for her wonderful Irish music and songs during the event.

    A BIG THANK YOU to the wonderful NFA Honor Society students who served the meal and helped clean up!  We would also like to thank Irene’s Family Restaurant for their donation of pizza to feed the hungry NFA students and of course to Ed Meadows for helping Director Mike in the kitchen!

    Thanks so much for everyone’s help!


    Content by Judy   April 2018

    We hope you’re enjoying this newsletter and the information you get on “Like us on Facebook” and you’ll see a great number of articles covering a wide range of topics. We’re also on Twitter and LinkedIn. And we just started doing Instagram!

    We’re everywhere and growing! For the first quarter of 2018 we have 3,936 users on 5,620 sessions with 18,907 pageviews! Watch on Facebook for the chart that shows our growth from the time we started in 2016.

    Tell your family and friends about and to “like us on Facebook” so they are up to date too.

    Thanks for your support – Judy

    Content by Judy – March- New Medicare Cards

    Be on the lookout for your new Medicare Cards and tell everyone else to look for theirs. Your neighbors, your family, friends and strangers even! The new cards will have a randomly generated number. No longer will it use your Social Security number! Great thing and it will help protect all of us from identity fraud.

    “We’re taking this step to protect our seniors from fraudulent use of Social Security numbers which can lead to identity theft and illegal use of Medicare benefits,” said CMS Administrator Seema Verma. “We want to be sure that Medicare beneficiaries and healthcare providers know about these changes well in advance and have the information they need to make a seamless transition.”

    Be very cautious and on the alert for scammers. If anyone calls you about your replacement card they are not from Medicare or Social Security! Officials will NEVER ask you for personal or private information or ask for money as part of the new card process.

    It looks like Connecticut and the rest of New England will be getting theirs after June of 2018. To be sure you get your card make sure Social Security has your correct address. You can check your address by visiting or by calling 800-772-1213.

    Just make sure you don’t throw it out with the junk mail!!

    Drawing Friday, June 8th- Afghan Raffle

    A beautiful white with red flowers crocheted afghan is being raffled with all proceeds to benefit programs and events at the Rose City Senior Center. The handmade afghan was made by a very talented Senior Center Member and donated to us.

    Tickets are 3 for $1 and are available at reception.

    Drawing to be held on Friday, June 8th and you do not have to be present to win!


    Volunteer Needed for the Newsletter

    Voices newsletter – Volunteer is need to help with the monthly Voices newsletter inserting flyers, folding, labeling and sorting.  You would be responsible to prepare 200 copies for mailing in a timely manner along with helping to insert flyers into 1800 copies on occasion.  You would be needed one day towards the end of the month.  Day of the week will vary based on when we receive the newsletters.

    Please see Hilary if you are interested or have questions.