Resources

    AARP Driver Safety – Smart Driver Course ONLINE CLASS

    Take the AARP Driver Safety Smart Driver Course online in the comfort (and safety) of your own home and still receive the same auto insurance discount as the in-person class!  The 4-hour online class can be taken at your own pace and does not have to be completed all at one time.  Do as much or as little as you want until all 4 hours are complete.  The class is available any time of the day or night!

    The AARP Smart Driver Course is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older.  You may get an auto insurance discount after taking this course.  Auto insurance companies in most states provide a multi-year discount to course graduates!  Please consult your insurance agent for more information about discounts available to you from taking this class. 

    For more information and to take the class online, go to:

    www.aarpdriversafety.org

    Use coupon code DRIVINGSKILLS for 25% off 

    Coupon code expires on 12/31/2020

    All in-person AARP Driver Safety – Smart Driver Courses are cancelled for the remainder of 2020.

     

     

     

     

    * * MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT * *

    Medicare Part C (Advantage Plans) and Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage).

    Medicare health plans and prescription drug plans can make changes each year to things like cost, coverage providers and pharmacies.  During open enrollment, you have the opportunity to review and make changes to your plan.  Deadline to make changes to your plan is December 7th.

    Norwich Residents ~ Please leave a message for Carolyn (860) 889-5960

    Natalie is also available to assist any seniors, 60 years and older,

    who live in New London County (not just Norwich).

    NL County Residents 60+ ~ Please leave a message for Natalie (860) 889-5960

     

    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        Annual Income      $37,645        

    2        Annual Income      $49,228             

    Asset Limits:      

    Homeowner      $15,000     

    Renter                $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.

     

    Be a Part of the System!! – Content by Judy

    We just had another election.

    Did your candidate win or lose? Are you happy with the results? Or are you disgusted…. with the results… the candidates… the road we are headed down?

    Earlier this year I wrote… “I recently was at a networking event and we were asked “What is important enough to you that you would protest for it?” That is a pretty deep question to answer when you don’t know those around you. My answer was “our basic rights”. The freedom of speech. The right to assemble. The right to bear arms and the right to vote.

    And this country was founded so we as individuals could not be suppressed. We have freedom of speech which enables us to voice our beliefs and we need to continue to exercise all these basic rights.”

    As we reflect on the results of this election, we need to look for better candidates at every level. Talk to your friends and family. Ask them and yourself which Office, Committee or Board needs help and what you can offer. Then reach out. Make the phone call. Write an email. Step up! All Towns and Cities have many positions that need to be filled every year. I can guarantee they will welcome your offer of help.

    When you see something you don’t agree with, don’t just complain and write an angry post or comment. Ask others what they think and how they feel about it. Learn them. Figure out how the situation or problem can be changed or fixed. Then work towards doing just that.

    “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”  -Gandhi

    Don’t settle for status quo.

    We need to stand up and be a part of the system. We need to be a part of the process. We need to hear each other and be respectful. We need to bring our differences together.

    We cannot just complain and expect someone else to “fix” things!!

    Take some time and reflect. Decide what you believe in today. Challenge yourself.

    And as Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

    Now go out and be a part of that change!

    Report Scams, Fraud and Identity Theft

    If you think you have been a victim of a scam or identity theft, report it to protect yourself.  Contact your local police department, your bank or credit card company and credit bureaus to monitor your credit.  File a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission (contact information below).

    FTC.gov/complaint   1-877-382-4357

    IdentityTheft.gov   1-877-438-4338