Resources

Enhanced Benefits Checkup Counseling is BACK!!

Senior Resources Enhanced Benefits Checkup Coordinator, Lori Napolitano will be taking appointments here at Groton Senior Center twice a month on Tuesdays the following dates:

April 19th

May 3rd

May 17th

June 7th

June 21st

  • Screenings are appropriate for those seeking State/Federal Program assistance as well as Medicare Counseling.
  • Clients can be scheduled regardless of where they live in CT.  If an appointment is not available at the town they reside, clients will can schedule at another location.
  • Clients must come prepared for their appointment. Failure to come prepared impacts the client negatively.

Call 860-441-6785 to schedule.

 

TRANSPORTATION

As a rider on the Senior Center transportation, the center provides a low cost ride to medical appointments and shopping for $2.00 a ride.  Due to the time it takes to process the payments, the center is going to a prepay card system.  One can purchase a ten ride card for $20 which will then be punched by the driver when you arrive for your ride.  These cards will be good until all ten rides are punched then you can purchase another card.

We will be transitioning to using only these cards by January 1, 2016.  You have several options for purchasing a card.  When at the senior center, you can purchase a card at the front desk.  You can mail a check for $20 to the center with a note what it is for.  Be sure to put your driver’s license information on the check.  Or you can purchase the card over the phone (860)441-6785  and use a credit card for payment.

If you have any questions regarding this change, please feel free to call Mary Jo at 860-441-6636 or Cindy Morrison at 860-441-6623.

Transportation Information page

Guidelines Grant Transportation 2015 Finalv2

 

 

 

    Pharmacy Information:

    • Groton CVS 860-446-0912 Pharmacy – Open 24 hours. Drive through. Delivery through mail.
    • Groton Big Y Pharmacy  860-445-7719 Open 9:00AM-7:00PM Monday – Friday. Delivery is an option if you live in a  7 mile radius from the store, must pay by debit or credit and must have your order in to the store no later than 11:00AM. Senior  ONLY Hours 7:00AM-8:00AM.
    • Groton Walgreens  860-405-1919- Open 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Tuesdays seniors only from 8:00AM-9:00AM /plus they receive a senior discount during this time. You can order your medications through their website and Fed Ex will deliver it.
    • Groton Walmart Pharmacy 860-449-6902. Pharmacy hours 9:00AM-7:00PM . Tuesdays Senior ONLY from 6:00AM-9:00AM .

     

    Coronavirus Scams- Be Alert!

    Be alert!! FTC and SEC tips to avoid coronavirus scams

    -Be wary of anyone asking for money for corona virus victims, or for disease research, especially if they want prepaid credit cards or gift cards.

    -Ignore phone calls or emails from strangers urging you to invest in a hot new coronavirus stock.

    -Don’t click on links or download files from unexpected emails, even if the email address looks like a company or person you recognize. Ditto for unfamiliar websites.


    -Avoid online offers for coronavirus-related vaccines or cures; they aren’t legitimate.

    MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAM: UNDERSTAND YOUR MEDICARE BENEFITS

    Do you need help with your Medicare costs?
    Are you on a limited income?
    Are your prescriptions
    too expensive?

    Do you need help paying your Medicare Premiums?

    Senior Resources Agency on Aging Presents:
    MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAM: UNDERSTAND YOUR MEDICARE BENEFITS
    Groton Senior Center 102 Newtown Road, Groton, CT 06340
    Wednesday, March 18, 2020 @ 11:00 AM

    Please register for this free presentation at 860-441-6785
    Information will be provided by a Certified CHOICES Counselor.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for Dementia Caregivers

    Most likely, dementia does not increase risk for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus, just like dementia does not increase risk for flu. However, dementia-related behaviors, increased age and common health conditions that often accompany dementia may increase risk.

    Coronavirus (COVID-19): Tips for Dementia Caregivers https://www.alz.org/help-support/caregiving/coronavirus-(covid-19)-tips-for-dementia-care

     

    COMMUNITY SHARE: Salvation Army offers Emotional and Spiritual Care HOTLINE

    The Salvation Army has introduced an Emotional and Spiritual Care Hotline for anyone in the US to call during the pandemic. Its hours of operation are 9:00 am to 9:00 pm EDT. By calling 844 458-HOPE (4673) trained Salvation Army Officers and employees are available to talk, advise, and above all pray for individuals, families and situations.

    Anyone who is feeling lonely, isolated, or fearful of the coronavirus outbreak can call the hotline number to reach a friendly and reassuring voice.