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.
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.
BENEFITS COUNSELING—With Natalie will be available on Thursdays to all seniors 60 years old or over. Please call 860-889-5960 for an appointment. This program is supported by Sr. Resources Agency on Aging with Title III funds made available under the Older Americans Act.
OUTREACH—Is available with Carolyn by Appointment for Norwich residents, 55 years old or over. This can take place at the Senior Center or for homebound seniors out in the community. We will assist you with questions about Medicare Savings Program, Medicare- D, Housing, Supplemental Insurances, State Programs, Renter’s Rebate and more.
Please call 860-889-5960 for an appointment.
Join us for this informative presentation on the 10 early warning signs of Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s is a disease that causes slow decline in memory, thinking and reasoning skills. This presentation will help differentiate between normal age related forgetfulness and Alzheimer’s disease indicators. This talk is recommended for anyone who is interested
in learning more about the early detection of Alzheimer’s and related dementias; and will give you a better understanding of those suffering from this disease.
Sign up at reception if you will be attending.
Presentation by Kristine Johnson, Eastern Regional Director – Alzheimer’s Association