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.

     

    Elderly/Disabled (Circuit Breaker) Property Tax Credit Program

    Property Tax Credit (Circuit Breaker) Program is available to all CT real property owners who are age 65 or older or totally disabled.  Annual income cannot exceed $35,300 for an individual or $43,000 for a couple in 2017.  Discounts are based on a graduated income scale and are calculated by your town’s Tax Assessors Office.  Discount is applied directly to the applicant’s real property tax bill.

    Norwich Residents: To apply for the Property Tax Credit Program, complete an application at the Norwich Tax Assessor’s Office located in Norwich City Hall.  Call with questions (860) 823-3723.

    Applications are accepted between February 1 and May 15, 2018.

    Veterans with established Connecticut residency may be eligible for other credits also.

    Residents of other towns: Call or visit your town’s Tax Assessor’s Office for more information.

    Tuesday, July 24th- 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.

    Thursdays- BENEFITS COUNSELING

    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.