Resources

    New Medicare Cards Are Coming

    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Services will be mailing out new Medicare cards to all current Medicare beneficiaries.  The roll out for Connecticut residents will begin in June 2018.  CMS hopes to have all new Medicare cards mailed out to beneficiaries by April 2019.  The card will have a new claim number (will no longer be social security numbers) and will look slightly different.  Once you receive your new card, you can begin using it immediately for

    your medical services.  All cards will be mailed to the address that Social Security has on file.  If your address has changed, please contact Social Security Administration to update.

    * SCAM ALERT*

    With the roll out of new Medicare cards, scammers are up to their old tricks.  Phone calls are being made to Medicare beneficiaries stating that in order for new cards to be received, personal information is needed (ie: social security numbers, identity information, etc.).  Please be aware that neither Medicare nor CMS are making any calls to Medicare beneficiaries in order to process new cards.

     

    TVCCA Home Heating Assistance Now Available

    Winter is coming and home heating costs can be a struggle for many.  There is help.

    TVCCA is now taking applications for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program which provides assistance towards a homes primary source of heat.  Priority is given to “vulnerable households” with young children, elderly or disabled individuals.  Income and Asset Limits apply:

    Household Size:     1                   2                         Asset Limits:       Homeowner         Renter

    Annual Income      $35,116        $45,920                                                        $15,000                $12,000

    Applications can be done over the phone and through the mail for homebound individuals.

    To schedule an appointment or for additional information, please call (860) 425-6681.

     

    Inspire, Engage, Enlighten!

    Share what you enjoy doing with older or disabled people in your community.  The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) has volunteer opportunities: visiting, shopping, tutoring, and Meals on Wheels delivery.  Volunteer around your schedule and make a positive impact in the community!

    Also if you are in need of someone to grocery shop or visit with you, we can help!

    Please contact Gina King (860) 425-6617  for more information.

     

    Legislative Updates!

    Congressman Courtney

    will be at the Senior Center on

    Wednesday, Sept. 19th at 10:30 AM.

    Join us to learn more on senior related issues.

     

    Tuesday, November 13th- AARP Driver Safety- Smart Driver Course

    Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    The AARP Smart Driver Course is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older.  It has given millions of older drivers the skills and tools they need to drive safely on today’s roads.  In fact, 97% of those who take it change at least one driving behavior.

    And the best part?  There are no tests to pass – just useful information to keep you safe on the road!

    You may get an insurance discount after taking this course!  Auto insurance companies in most states provide a multi-year discount to course graduates!  Please consult your insurance agent for more information about discounts available to you from taking this class.

    Cost: $15 AARP Members      $20 AARP Non-Members

    Pay by check or cash on the day of the class

    Please sign up at Reception – Space is Limited.