CT Home Care Program for Elders talk Thursday Sept 24

    This Thursday, Sept  24,  evening, we have a really great presentation on Zoom at  5:30 – 6:30 pm  CT Home Care Program for Elders talk (Title 19) with Michelle Dempsey.

    Michelle N. Dempsey, Title 19 Specialist, will speak on both the state funded and Medicaid levels of the CT Home Care Program for Elders.
    Michelle is an expert in Guiding Families Through the Complex Medicaid Application Process.

    One must register in order to attend (and to be given the needed Zoom log in information) or call 860-441-6785

    Medicare Open Enrollment Period

    Medicare Open Enrollment Period October 15 – December 7

    Just as your healthcare needs may change year to year, so do the Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Prescription Plans. Look at all your healthcare options for 2021 – use the annual Medicare Open Enrollment Period to compare!
    Call to schedule your virtual (or phone) appointment to speak with a Certified CHOICES Counselors at (860) 887-3561 Ext. 110.

    **Senior Resources provides free, unbiased information regarding your Medicare coverage.

    WE Wednesdays – Let’s Chat Wednesdays at 10 am

    WE WEDNESDAYS virtual program meets weekly Wednesdays 10:00 am – 10:30 am virtually through the ZOOM  app so that we may socialize with you while safe distancing.

    We will keep it casual with one staff member and just allow for everyone to have a chance to say hello, chat about current events, check in on one another and hear GSC updates.

    The ZOOM meeting ID is 705 601 3648  no password is required just the ID or the link


    Belonging, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (BEDI) Trainings

    Diversity, Equity and Inclusion training

    Option 1: afternoons, September 10th, 17th, 24th from 1-4 pm

    Option 2: mornings, October 8th, 15th, 21st from 9 am-12 pm

    Option 3: evenings, Nov 9th, Dec 7th, Dec 10th  6-9 pm

    It is best to attend the sessions in order, but we recognize that may not be possible for everyone, so one can choose to attend them out of order if necessary to attend all three.

    Different topics each date. It’s a series of trainings focused on Belonging, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (BEDI)

    Open to the public, DEI trainings will focus on a combination of Equity 101, Everyday Anti-Racism, and Conversations about Race and Equity. Everyone is welcome! Thought Partner Solutions will be leading these race-equity, diversity and inclusion trainings. TPS is a minority owned and led consulting firm dedicated to bringing a unique mix or expertise, experience, and heart to their DEI work.

    Brought to you by the Town of Groton’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. These public DEI trainings will be taking place via Zoom Webinar. If you’re interested in attending please call 860-536-5680 or register at :  Zoom login credentials will be sent out the week of trainings.


    VNA Drive Through Flu Shot Clinic

    Visiting Nurses Association will be at Groton Senior Center September 23rd from 9 am-11 am for a drive thru style flu shot clinic.  Persons must remain in their vehicles for this clinic and be wearing a mask. This is on a first come, first serve basis. This clinic is open to the public and not restricted to those 65+.

    Accepted insurances are-

    • Medicare Part B
    • Blue Cross and Blue Shield
    • Blue Cross and Blue Shield- Medicare
    • Aetna
    • Aetna- Medicare

    Please note that these will be the only insurances accepted and there is no payment option this year for the flu shot.