July 2018

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The Caregiver Support Program 

Caregivers play an important role in the health and well-being of our Veterans. There is a very helpful resource for caregivers called The Caregiver Support Program at https://www.caregiver.va.gov/. They offer training, educational resources, and multiple tools to help you succeed. This site is full of information on care for caregivers, care for veterans, tips by diagnosis, connecting with others, and publications and resources. Check it out!

Medicare Savings Program Update

Changes to the Medicare Savings Program (MSP) income limits were expected to go into effect on July 1. The Connecticut General Assembly restored funding as a part of the recently passed budget legislation, therefore the changes will not happen! Your eligibility for MSP benefits will be determined based on the same rules that CT DSS has been using. As long as you have not had a change in circumstances, you will keep getting your current MSP benefit. For more information, go online to www.ct.gov/dss/medicaresavingsprograms or you can schedule an appointment to meet with one of our CHOICES counselors.

July Movies

July 10, 1 p.m. Downsizing

July 17, 1 p.m. 12 Strong

July 24, 1 p.m. The Post

July 25, 6 p.m. The Greatest Showman

July 31, 1 p.m. The Last Movie Star

Reservations are only required for July 25 movie by Monday, July 23. Free popcorn and beverage are included!

AARP Driving Refresher Course 

July 17, 8:30 a.m. Registration required.

Hearing Screenings—NOVA Hearing Services provides FREE hearing screenings, clean hearing aids, and check batteries, and answer any questions you have regarding hearing or hearing devices. Call to schedule an appointment for July 2.

Equipment Tune Up

Do you have a walker, wheelchair, or cane that needs an adjustment? Stop in on Wednesday, July 18 at noon. Home Helpers Homecare of North Central CT sponsors this Free service.

Understanding Social Security Benefits—A Closer Look

Tuesday, July 24 at 6 p.m. Tom Kelly is the manager of Financial Services for Southern New England Financial Group. Tom has over ten years of experience with Prudential Advisors. He specializes in financial and retirement planning. This presentation gives a general overview of certain rules related to Social Security and ideas to help a person maximize their benefits. Please register for this event by Friday, July 20.

Fun Fun Fun…

Introduction to Card Making

July 10 at 9:30 a.m. Create four beautiful cards that you will be so proud to give someone. Cost is $10 and includes all materials and instructions. Please sign up early.

Round Table With…

State Representative Tami Zawistoski will be our guest on Tuesday, July 17 at 1:30 p.m. to talk about the State budget, the recently concluded legislative session and Medicare savings.

Healthy Creations Cooking Demo

July 24 at 2:30 p.m. Chef Alex from Stonebrook Village is our guest chef this month. You must register by July 19 (so we ensure there is enough for everyone).

Veterans Coffee Hour:

July 27 at 8:30 a.m. with Wayne Rioux, Veteran and Veteran’s Liaison from Hartford Healthcare at Home. This is a great opportunity for veterans to come together, ask questions, share stories, and build relationships.

June Lunch Menu

All lunches are $3.50 and include dessert, coffee/tea and cold beverage. Reservations Required.

Wednesday 7/4, Happy 4th! Closed

Thursday 7/5, pizza party w/chips

Wednesday 7/11, Florentine spaghetti bake with garlic bread and juicy water-melon salad

Thursday 7/12, baked omelet w/summer veggies, sausage links and home fries

Wednesday 7/18, Salsa chicken, Spanish rice and vegetable

Thursday 7/19, Tortilla pie with southwestern   sautéed corn

Wednesday 7/25, Beefy French onion pot pie and vegetable

Thursday 7/26, Grilled supper toast with chicken and tomato served with  fresh fruit cup

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