We will be offering an in person educational event to review Medicare and how it can impact you and if you’re getting all the benefits you qualify for. We’ll be discussing the difference between Original Medicare, Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage and Prescription drug plans. The state assistance qualifications for the Medicare Saving Program will be covered and who fits into which tier. 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 cost. This event is being facilitated by Senior Health and Retirement Service, located in Clinton CT. Call (860)434-4127 to register.
Kate Perez is a new addition to our instructor staff. In May she started teaching our Wednesday morning class and due to the popularity of the class we are adding a Friday morning class as well. Kate has been a full time, professional fitness instructor and personal trainer for 20 years. Her goal is to help participants reach their goals by providing classes that are safe and effective but also fun. “First and foremost, fitness needs to be fun to be effective. If it isn’t fun no one will want to come back. Movement is the key to longevity and a happy life, so you need to make sure it is always fun while still reaching the goal of being challenging and effective.” Class
Description: Lo Impact Aerobics – A super fun, full body workout for all fitness levels that combines 30 mins. of moderately paced, easy to follow cardio aerobics sequences designed to elevate the heart rate and keep you moving. We finish up with 15 to 20 minutes of work using a combination of weights, bands, balls and chairs to target strength, balance and functional movements that mimic daily life. This class includes many different modifications and options for low impact or higher impact work dependent upon the individual’s desire to be challenged. No matter your fitness level or your goals this class is super fun and will leave you smiling and feeling accomplished! Come try your first class free! Preregistration is required. Call (860)434-4127 ext. 1 to sign up. Classes are open to all members. Please note that masks are required.
This is open to all Connecticut residents that qualify. For residents 60 and over of Lyme and Old Lyme we will have an Energy Assistance Day on Wednesday, October 20th from 10-2pm. Please call the Senior Center to set up appointment (860) 434-4127 if you qualify. The CEAP is designed for those households, homeowners, and renters, whose annual income falls at or below 60% of the state median income. $36, 171/ year for a 1-person household; $47, 301/ year for a 2-person household. A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as SNAP, SSI, TANF, automatically meets the eligibility requirement. Applicants are required to document their income for the four weeks prior to the date on the application. Income includes but is not limited to social security and veterans’ benefits, pensions, dividends, annuity distributions, interest, gross rental income, estate or trust income, gross wages, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, self-employment income, alimony, etc. You will need a heating bill (in your name) at the time of the appointment. For out-of-town members please call your town, TVCCA or 211 for information on where to get help applying. In addition, you will need an Eversource bill and your lease or mortgage if you have one.
The Old Lyme Visiting Nurse Association will host a drive thru Flu Clinic on Saturday, October 16th from 9am-1pm at the LOL Middle School. Residents 18 and over with proof of residency
(Lyme or Old Lyme) will be eligible. No appointments are necessary. Shots will be given on a first come first served basis. Please note they are only giving the regular flu shot, no high dose
shots will be available at this clinic.
Medicare beneficiaries are strongly encouraged to reevaluate their Medicare coverage during Medicare’s Annual Open Enrollment which begins October 15th and has been extended until
January 15th. Do You need help understanding your Medicare coverage, healthcare options, prescription drug benefits, supplemental medigap policies, etc.?
On October 20th and 27th we will have Choices Counselor, Susan Beeman here to help you. Appointments start at 10:00am and they last 1 hour. Please call (860)434-4127 to make your appointment today!