WheelChair Van– Transportation for medical appointments and shopping is available for seniors needing wheelchair-accessible transportation. Space is limited. Advance reservation required.
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.
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.
A program for low income elderly (65+) or disabled individuals who have rented in CT in 2017 and have not applied for the homeowners Circuit Breaker Program. Program open through October 1, 2018.
Single: $35,300 yearly or less Couple: $43,000 yearly or less
Appointments are Needed
Norwich residents, 55 and older please call the Rose City Senior Center at (860) 889-5960.
If you are under 55 and a Norwich resident, call Norwich Human Services at (860) 823-3778.
If you reside in Senior Housing, please contact your
Resident Services Coordinator for an appointment at your housing complex.