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    TVCCA Energy Assistance

    Application are currently being accepted for the TVCCA Energy Assistance Program. Required information necessary for completing your application include: Social Security numbers for all household members; birth dates for all household members; current utility bill, rent receipt or proof of mortgage payment, etc. are required. In addition, current proof and complete statements of ALL liquid assets for every household member are necessary. For additional information regarding program guidelines or to schedule an appointment, please call 860-887-5581 extension 6.

    Ham & Bean Luncheon PLUS Auction by Judy

    Save the date for October 4th to join with our Lisbon Senior Center friends for a ham and bean luncheon at 11:30 a.m. at the Lisbon Senior Center. The cost is $5.00 per person and is payable at the luncheon. Registrations are a must and can be directed to 860-887-5581 extension 6. The most exciting part of the day will be the hilariously entertaining auction by Judy. Participants are asked to bring a wrapped item to be auctioned off. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Lisbon Senior Center.

    Cape Cod Scallop Fest

    Preston seniors have been extended an invitation to join with our Lisbon Senior Center friends on a wonderful excursion to the Cape Cod Scallop Fest on Saturday, September 23rd. The cost is $35.00 per person which includes bus transportation and meal (Scallops or Chicken). The bus leaves the Lisbon Senior Center, Newent Road, Lisbon, at 9:30 a.m. Please register by calling Karen Washington at 860-376-2329.

    TVCCA Café Program

    Each Monday morning, except for legal holidays, the Preston Senior Center participates in the TVCCA Café Program. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. and there is a suggested donation of $3.00 per person. Persons 60 years of age and older are eligible to participate in the program. Residency is not a requirement to join with us for lunch. (Persons who are under the age of 60 years are CHARGED a higher fee for participation). The TVCCA’s Senior Nutrition Program is supported by Senior Resources on Aging with Title 111 funds made available under the Older Americans Act. Registrations are necessary for participation in the meal program. Updated information on the days menu may be obtained by contacting the Preston Senior Center at 860-889-0770. Our senior center is located at 42 Long Society Road, Preston.

    Renters Rebate of Elderly and Totally Disabled Program

    The Renter’s Rebate Program includes the following requirements for participation:

    *The claimant must have resided in Connecticut for one one-year period of time prior to filing an application.

    *Claimant, or spouse, if domiciled together, must have been 65 years of age by the end of the calendar year preceding the filing period; or be 50 years of age or older and the surviving spouse of a renter, who at the time of his/her death, had qualified and was entitled to tax relief.  Persons under 65 years of age who are receiving Social Security or disability benefits deemed comparable by the Secretary of OPM are also eligible (applications filed under the disability provision must be accompanied by current proof of disability).

    *The qualifying income guidelines for the calendar year 2016 must not exceed $42,900.00 for a married couple and $35,200.00 for unmarried individuals.

    *Qualifying income is considered wages, bonuses, commissions, gratuities and fees; self-employment net income, gross Social Security benefits, Federal Supplemental Security Income, dividends, interest, annuities; IRA distributions, Black Lung payments; Green Thumb payments; interest resulting from gifts received; Lottery winnings; net rental income, pensions, Railroad Retirement, severance pay, Unemployment Compensation, Workers Compensation, alimony, etc.

    *The applicant must provide proof of rent and utilities payment during the 2016 calendar year.

    Individuals wishing to schedule an appointment for the Elderly Renters Program can call 860-887-5581 ext. 6 to make those arrangements.  The filing period for the Renters Program is April 1st through October 1st.