Programs

    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!

     

    Tuesday, May 15th- Liver Health Presentation Jeannine Hampton APRN – Connecticut GI

    Time: 10:30am

    Did you know that diet, diabetes and high cholesterol can affect your liver health? 

    Please join us for this presentation by Jeannine Hampton APRN with Connecticut GI in Norwich.  Jeannine will give you some great information about liver wellness and how to protect your liver health.

    This presentation is sponsored by the American Liver Foundation.

    Please sign up at Reception if you will be attending.

     

     

    Thursday, April 26th- Seniors Real Estate Specialist Presentation by Susan Sampson – Coldwell Banker

    Time: 10:00am

    As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Susan understands that selling a home can be an emotional time, potentially involving other life decisions.  There are many issues facing

    older adults when it comes to deciding to sell their home and Susan takes a no-pressure approach to help individuals navigate their choices and may potentially be able to suggest alternative that would allow seniors to stay in their home.  Susan will also be discussing tips on de-cluttering your home and will have a few handouts that may be helpful to you.

    Please sign up at Reception if you will be attending.

     

    Content by Judy – Like us on Facebook

    We hope you’re enjoying this newsletter and the information you get on SeniorCenterCt.org. “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 SeniorCenterCt.org 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 ssa.gov/myaccount or by calling 800-772-1213.

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