Category: Resources

Fall II Session

FALL II REGISTRATION BEGINS:

OCTOBER 3 – RESIDENTS
OCTOBER 11 NON-RES

PLEASE COME IN PERSON TO REGISTER.

 

Registration Deadline –
Please register before the first week of class. Classes not
meeting the minimum will be cancelled for the session.

Oct 17 Importance of Nutrition Versus the Effects on Dementia

Importance of nutrition versus the effects on dementia talk is Monday , October 17th at 10:30am , free and open to the public.  We do ask that you please register with us by calling 860-441-6785

 

 

 

Annual Medicare Review Seminar

Friday, October 21st at 1:00pm

 

Health and Retirement Services is offering local seminars to review Medicare, how it can impact you and if you’re getting all the benefits you should as things change annually. There’s lots of information about Medicare in TV commercials, mailings and phone calls, it’s so confusing and no one knows who to believe. Our goal is to provide clarity. We’ll be discussing the plan changes and differences between Original Medicare, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage plans and Prescription drug plans. We’ll update you on available state assistance and new qualifications for all tiers of the Medicare Saving Program. We’ll also review how the Part D coverage gap or doughnut hole works and how the Insulin Saving program can impact your annual drug costs. We’re able to answer questions on all the plans offered in the state. This event is being facilitated by Senior Health and Retirement Service, located in Madison CT.

 

Energy Assistance

Applications continue to be accepted for the TVCCA Energy Assistance Program. Income level for a household of one is $39,761.00 and $ 51,996.00 for a married couple.

For more information regarding guidelines and necessary documentation please contact the Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 extension 6. It’s not too early to apply for this important program.

Municipal Agent Services

Services are available with the Director by appointment. Call if you have any questions or concerns with Medicare, Social Security, Medications, Insurance, Food Stamps or any other services.

 

Free At-Home Covid-19 Test Kits

Get Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits! Residential households in the U.S.
are now eligible for another order of free at-home tests on USPS.com. Each
order now includes 8 rapid antigen COVID-19 tests (FDA has more details about
at-home tests, including extended shelf life and updated expiration dates;
Authorized At-Home Over -the-Counter COVID-19 Diagnostic Tests at
www.fda.gov) Your order of 8 tests will come in 2 separate packages (4 tests in
each package), each with its own tracking number. Packages will ship to you free
of charge. Need help placing an order for your at-home tests? Call 1-800-232-
0233. Visit the Uncas Health District website for more information.

Can’t find your COVID-19 vaccine card? Looking for a QR code? Go to CT
WiZ Public Portal to print or download a copy of your vaccination record and QR
code. The CT WiZ Public Portal allows individuals who were vaccinated in
Connecticut to access their own immunization records, while parents and
guardians can also access their child’s records. You have the option of getting a
PDF copy of your immunization record or your COVID-19 vaccine record that
contains your SMART Health card, which is a digital copy of your COVID-19
vaccine record that can be stored on your phone as a QR code. This is a very
helpful tool you can store on your smartphone for travel, work, or school.

AARP Prescription Discounts

AARP has partnered with Optum Rx to help members save on FDA-approved medications. If you are already an AARP member, the discount is immediately available. If you are not an AARP member, contact Optum Rx at 1-877-422-7718.

When you go to your pharmacy, show the pharmacist your AARP membership card and ask what the amount of the prescription discount would be. You can either pay with the prescription discount OR with your Part D card but you cannot use both together. Also, if you have a deductible with your Part D card or are in the coverage gap with your Part
D card, this expenditure will not count towards either.