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    * * MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT * * Oct 15th thru Dec 7th

    Medicare Part C (Advantage Plans) and Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage).

    Medicare health plans and prescription drug plans can make changes each year to things like cost, coverage providers and pharmacies.  During open enrollment, you have the opportunity to review and make changes to your plan.  Deadline to make changes to your plan is December 7th.

    Please call Carolyn at (860) 889-5960 to schedule an appointment to review available plans.

     

    Quilt Raffle

    A beautiful Autumn themed quilt is being raffled off with all proceeds to benefit future programs and events at the Rose City Senior Center. The handmade quilt was made by the very talented Senior Center Quilting Group. Thank you for the beautiful donation!

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

    Drawing to be held on Friday, November 16th and you do not have to be present to win!

     

    Content by Judy – Caring for others and yourself

    There will always be times in our lives when we offer care to others. Friends, parents, children and spouses have life events happen to them. We by instinct reach out and offer to help.

    When those life events happen a plan comes about, care and healing happen and the world rights itself at some point. During that time life becomes quite crazy and hectic.

    We could do a lot of our caregiving better and easier if we plan ahead. When a baby is about to be born plans are made for a doctor, aftercare for mom, cribs and more are bought. Questions are asked and answered. Babysitters, daycare decided on.

    But for lots of other caregiving situations no planning is done at all. We age, our parents age. We don’t talk about what will happen as we lose some of our independence. Who will care for who? What agency do we want and what don’t we want?

    Now is the time to look at the home, the budget and other options. Is it safe to stay at home? Is a move needed? What resources are there to pay for help? What will insurance pay for? What insurance is available? Is there a care plan manager? Are there resources from an employer available?

    Start looking for the answers to some of these questions now.

    Plus, start planning how the caregivers will get some respite. It is not unheard of for the caregiver to die before the one they are taking care of. Caregiving is stressful, a lot of work, demanding and exhausting.

    We all need time for ourselves and so do the caregivers. They need time away from the situation. Whether it’s going out to lunch, shopping, taking a nap, gardening or reading a book they need a break.

    Take care of the caregiver so they can continue to care for their loved one.

    THANK YOU PICNIC VOLUNTEERS!

    A big Thank You goes out to all the wonderful volunteers who recently helped at the Senior Center Summer Picnic in August!

    Thank You to Eva Blodgett, Ann Carignan, Frank Jacaruso, Cora Landry, Joe Landry, Michael Lewis, Rebecca Melucci and Pat Sanderson who helped with the set up, food preparation, serving and clean up.

    Thank You to Dan Bettencourt, Paulette Devino, Mike Manning, Phil Murtha, Lolita Wood and Bill Wrobel of Roseland Combo for providing some amazing musical entertainment during the picnic!