- Pay Stubs and Canceled Checks: 1 year, then shred those you will not need for tax, warranty or insurance purposes.
- Credit/Debit Card and ATM Receipts: after you have checked the transactions against your monthly statements, store if you are saving for tax purposes.
- Before discarding, shred all statements from your health plan, items with your signature, credit account number, phone or cell phone number, social security number or legal information.
- Keep store receipts until you are sure you won’t need to return or exchange the item. Any items that have warranties should be attached to the warranty information and saved in case you need proof of purchase.
- Supporting tax documentation, such as receipts, W-2s, 1099s, canceled checks and credit card statements for 3 years after the returns filing due date. Keep copies of your actual tax returns permanently.
- Keep warranty cards, instructions and receipts for high-ticket items for as long as you own the item.
- Keep canceled checks and invoices for permanent home improvements until you sell your house.
- Store car maintenance records until you sell the car. Give these documents to the new owner. Keep the title for as long as you own the vehicle but do NOT keep it in the car.
- Keep records of the purchase and sale of mutual funds and stocks until you’re reported the transactions to the IRS and keep the records with our other tax related documents.
Senior Center- Time Table for Re-Opening
At this time, there is no time table for re-opening the Senior Center. Updates on our status will be posted on the East Lyme Town Hall website – www.eltownhall.com, and the East Lyme Senior Center page on the SECT regional senior center website – www.seniorcenterct.org, our Facebook page and on the Senior Center answering machine.
DO YOU HAVE TROUBLE HEARING ON THE TELEPHONE?
CaptionCall provides captioned telephone service for hard-of-hearing people at no-cost. With the CaptionCall phone, you can simultaneously hear and read what the other person is saying. The CaptionCall phone displays big, easy-to-read text that automatically scrolls on the phone during a conversation. CaptionCall callers are also supported by amplifying the sound to better hear the caller’s voice.
CaptionCall is for anyone who has hearing loss that makes it difficult for them to use the phone or for whom having captions would allow them to use the phone more effectively. During the pandemic, the need to connect with others has been more important than ever. There is no cost for the phone because CaptionCall’s service is mandated by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), administered by the F.C.C., and funded by contributions from telecommunications companies.
To learn more, your local contact is David Wells at (203)430-9554 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Tue, December 22nd- GRAB and GO MEAL
Chicken Pot Pie Soup, Bread, and Dessert
$5pp – payable at pickup
Registration begins December 1st
Register by December 18th
Friday, October 2nd- Drive Thru Flu Clinic
Time: 1pm to 5pm
At the East Lyme Community Center Parking Lot
Pull up to the Senior Center entrance
No pre-registration required
Please stay in your car
Wear a mask
Wear short sleeves
Bring all insurance cards.
No cash can be accepted this year.
The following insurance will be accepted:
Medicare (must have Part B)
Blue Cross Managed Medicare
Aetna Managed Medicare
Saturday, October 24th- Shred Day – EL Community Center Parking Lot
Time: 8:30am to 12pm
For East Lyme residents only. Please bring proof of residency to event. Limit of 2 banker boxes. No charge. Will accept donations of non-perishable food items for Care & Share. Please check expiration dates. If possible, remain in your car. Pack your items accordingly so we can easily take them out of your vehicle.
From the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection:
Guidelines for Shredding & Saving Personal Documents
Documents that should be kept permanently in a fireproof box or home safe
Birth & marriage certificates
Current/up to date passport
College transcripts, diplomas
Pension plan & retirement plans documents
Credit card & loan agreements
Social Security cards
Divorce decree and property agreements
Stock purchase agreements
Mortgage documents, home inventory, insurance policies
Will and living will