It seems that there is no end to the volume of calls and internet contacts we
are bombarded with. Unemployment benefits are taking the forefront now. The
way it works is that you receive a letter stating that you are approved for
unemployment benefits; a check may arrive and it looks legitimate BUT, you have never applied for or are eligible for unemployment. Red Flag! Don’t deposit the check!
Phone calls from individuals attempting to “update your Medicare Card” is
another problem. The caller is requesting personal information, lots of
information which you should not divulge! Medicare does not call you at random! Hang up!
Be wary of a call from your bank asking for your assistance in apprehending
a bank employee that they believe is embezzling funds. They ask you to use your
cellphone and to stay on the line with them; drive to your bank immediately and
withdraw cash. They ask what type of vehicle you will be driving and stay in
contact with you for the entire time you are driving to your banking institution.
They tell you to go into the bank and make a huge withdrawal. You are advised
not to speak with any bank employee about your involvement in catching the
employee in question and told to bring the funds to a waiting vehicle outside of
the bank. Money gone!!! You were just taken for your life savings and become the latest victim of a scam.
EOB? Do you look over your Explanation of Benefits from Medicare? It has
been reported that some individuals who have ordered one COVID-19 test kit was being charged for THREE. (And at a ridiculously high cost). When contacting Medicare, the individual was instructed to contact the Medicare Fraud Line! Be vigilant!
The perpetrators are always coming up with new gimmicks and ways of
convincing trusting, unsuspecting individuals that you need to put your trust in
them and not question the validity of what they are saying. It’s not wrong to hang up the telephone on someone either.
September 11th: Beef Hot Dog w/Bun, Baked Beans, Mixed Vegetables Medley, Tropical Fruit Cup, and beverage.
September 18th: Pub Burger w/Bun, Baked Beans, Zucchini, Peas & Carrots,
Mandarin Oranges, Bread, Margarine and beverage.
September 25th: Crispy Cod, Macaroni & Cheese, Zucchini, Peas & Carrots, Mixed Fruit Cup, Bread, Margarine and beverage.
As a reminder, the meal count is called into the Commissary each Tuesday
for the upcoming Monday meal. You can register for your meal in person at the
senior center or contact the Senior Affairs Office by calling 860-887-5581 ext. 6.
There is a suggested donation of $3.00 per person for the meal. You do not need
to be a Preston resident to participate, all persons 60 years of age and older are
welcome. Persons younger than 60 years are charged a fee to participate.
On Monday, September 18th at 11:15, we will have a health talk presented
by Andrea Deedy. The topic will be Eating Healthy on a Budget.
Mondays from 10:00-11:00am
6-week session starting Nov. 7th thru December 10th
A complete yoga practice using the support of a chair. Class will be offered in person at Preston Public Library or you can choose to participate via Zoom.
Fee: $38 per person per session
We’ve got an over abundance of puzzles to share from 500 pieces to 1500 pieces. Some are more challenging than others but you are free to borrow as many as you choose.
The Senior Center has a large display of books to loan. Feel free to come and browse, take home a few to enjoy or donate a few to our collection.