Resources

    Renter’s Rebate Program

    A program for low income elderly (65+) or disabled individuals who have rented in CT in 2019 and have not applied for the homeowners Circuit Breaker Program.  Program open through October 1, 2020.

    Income Limits:

    Single: $37,000 yearly or less   

    Couple: $45,100 yearly or less

     

    Please call starting on May 4th

    Norwich residents, 55 and older please call the Rose City Senior Center at (860) 889-5960.

    Ask for Carolyn’s voicemail and leave a message.  Carolyn will call you back.

    If you are under 55 and a Norwich resident, call Norwich Human Services at (860) 823-3778.

    If you reside in Senior Housing, please call your

     Resident Services Coordinator at your housing complex for information.

     

    A Note From Carolyn:

    Dear Norwich Seniors,

    Hello and I hope you are all staying well and staying safe during this time.

    I am reaching out to you to inform you that the Rose City Senior Center, although closed to the public, will continue to try and assist our Norwich Seniors to the best of our ability.

    I am currently working from home but I am still available by phone (call the Senior Center and leave a message on my voicemail) and email, Monday through Friday (8:15am – 4:00pm).  I can assist you with any state benefit renewals (Foodstamps, Medicaid, Medicare Savings Program, etc.) that you may receive, questions about your health insurance and prescription drug plans and any other issues that you may need assistance with.  Although we will need to be creative with services, I am available.

    Stay well.

    Very Sincerely,

    Carolyn McAuliffe, Outreach Administrator

    Phone: 860-889-5960

    Email: cmcauliffe@cityofnorwich.org

     

    COVID-19 and Stimulus Check Scams

    The Federal Government has received numerous reports of COVID-19 related scam and hoax text messages, fake emails and scam robocalls offering free home testing kits, promoting cures & vaccines, selling health insurance, Medicare offers and fake charity drives.  All of which are scams.

    The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will never contact you offering home testing kits, cures or vaccines nor will they call requesting personal information from you.  There is currently no cure or vaccine for COVID-19 and testing is only performed by a health care worker at a COVID-19 testing site or hospital.  Also, no one from Medicare will contact you offering COVID-19 related products, offers or benefits.

    In addition, the IRS is warning people about fraudulent stimulus check related scams.  The IRS will never contact you by phone, email, text message, or social media with information about your stimulus payment, or to ask you for your Social Security number, Medicare number, bank account information, government benefits debit card account number or asking you to pay a fee to receive your check.

    Hang up on calls and delete emails & texts that are suspicious.  If you respond, they might ask you for money or personal information.  Remember to NEVER give out your personal information, bank information, Social Security number or Medicare number and NEVER send cash, checks, gift cards, wire money or give out credit card information to anyone or any organization that you are unsure about.

    If you think you are a victim of a fraud or attempted fraud involving COVID-19, call the National Center for Disaster Fraud Hotline at 1-866-720-5721 or by email at disaster@leo.gov.  If it is a cyber scam (internet related scam), submit your complaint through www.ic3.gov

     

    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 $37,000 for an individual or $45,100 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.

    Norwich Tax Assessor

    100 Broadway

    Norwich, CT 06360

    Applications are accepted between February 1 and May 15, 2020.

    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.

    Rescheduled- Wed. June 24th- Presentation on Your Life, Your Legacy ~ Funeral Planning

    Time: 10:30am

    Join us for a Free seminar on planning your funeral and cemetery arrangement in advance. 

    Funeral planning can seem overwhelming.  Losing a family member is an emotional experience, and grief can make the funeral planning process difficult.

    Pre-planning final arrangements helps relieve your family of both emotional and financial burdens while making them aware of your final wishes.  Things to consider include ~ choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on a final resting place.

    Join us for this informative seminar to discover four steps to planning your final arraignments while bringing peace of mind to yourself and loved ones.

    Informational Seminar by Church & Allen and Labenski Funeral Homes & Dignity Memorial

    Please sign up at Reception if you will be attending.