Resources

    Thursday, May 9th- Seniors Real Estate Specialist- Presentation by Susan Sampson from Coldwell Banker

    Time: 10:00am

    As a Seniors Real Estate Specialist, Susan Sampson understands that selling a home can be an emotional time, with many issues facing older adults when it comes to deciding whether or not to sell their home.  Join us for this informative talk as Susan takes a no-pressure approach to help individuals navigate their choices.  Susan will also suggest some alternatives to selling which may allow an individual to remain in their home.  Tips on decluttering your home will also be discussed and handouts will be available that may be helpful to you.  Hope you join us for this informative talk!

    Please sign up at Reception if you will be attending.

    Elderly/Disabled (Circuit Breaker) Property Tax Credit Program

    Property Tax Credit (Circuit Breaker) Program is available to all CT real property owners who are age 65 or older or totally disabled.  Annual income cannot exceed $35,300 for an individual or $43,000 for a couple in 2017.  Discounts are based on a graduated income scale and are calculated by your town’s Tax Assessors Office.  Discount is applied directly to the applicant’s real property tax bill.

    Norwich Residents: To apply for the Property Tax Credit Program, complete an application at the Norwich Tax Assessor’s Office located in Norwich City Hall.  Call with questions (860) 823-3723.

    Applications are accepted between February 1 and May 15, 2018.

    Veterans with established Connecticut residency may be eligible for other credits also.

    Residents of other towns: Call or visit your town’s Tax Assessor’s Office for more information.

    Women’s Stories, Women’s Lives- Mondays

    Time:  1:30 – 3:00 p.m.   Start Date TBD.

    As we grow into our mature years it is important to find opportunities to reflect on the real life we’ve lived and make some sense of it.  It is often those things that have been harder to speak of that keep us from feeling at peace with the lives we’ve lived.  Come join us in being real, crying at times and laughing often, as we make sense of it together.

    Facilitator will be Sue Fraser Frankewicz, a retired medical social worker and experienced group leader.

    Please Sign-Up at Reception.   Group limited to 8 participants.

     

     

    TVCCA Home Heating Assistance Now Available

    Winter is coming and home heating costs can be a struggle for many.  There is help.

    TVCCA is now taking applications for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program which provides assistance towards a homes primary source of heat.  Priority is given to “vulnerable households” with young children, elderly or disabled individuals.  Income and Asset Limits apply:

    Household Size:     1                   2                         Asset Limits:       Homeowner         Renter

    Annual Income      $35,116        $45,920                                                        $15,000                $12,000

    Applications can be done over the phone and through the mail for homebound individuals.

    To schedule an appointment or for additional information, please call (860) 425-6681.

     

    New Medicare Cards Are Coming

    The Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Services will be mailing out new Medicare cards to all current Medicare beneficiaries.  The roll out for Connecticut residents will begin in June 2018.  CMS hopes to have all new Medicare cards mailed out to beneficiaries by April 2019.  The card will have a new claim number (will no longer be social security numbers) and will look slightly different.  Once you receive your new card, you can begin using it immediately for

    your medical services.  All cards will be mailed to the address that Social Security has on file.  If your address has changed, please contact Social Security Administration to update.

    * SCAM ALERT*

    With the roll out of new Medicare cards, scammers are up to their old tricks.  Phone calls are being made to Medicare beneficiaries stating that in order for new cards to be received, personal information is needed (ie: social security numbers, identity information, etc.).  Please be aware that neither Medicare nor CMS are making any calls to Medicare beneficiaries in order to process new cards.