The Senior Center float in this year’s Applefest parade has an enthusiastic message: It’s a great time to be a senior! Never before have there been so many opportunities for
people in later life. There are opportunities for learning, opportunities to contribute and to be active. Many of these enriching, life affirming opportunities are available at the
Northborough Senior Center. The opportunities available to older citizens today extend also to the ways in which aging related concerns are addressed. In either case the trend is decidedly away from a ‘one size fits all’ approach. In contrast to previous generations, older citizens today can choose from a continuum
of options for dealing with aging related matters. The Outreach Coordinator at the Northborough Senior Center is available to assist residents in identifying the appropriate
resources and information. Join us and learn more about the opportunities available to you at the Northborough Senior Center.
Jocelyn Ehrhardt, MSW, Outreach Coordinator
DON’T IGNORE YOUR MEDICARE MAIL!
It’s that time of year again! If you have a Medicare Prescription Drug Plan or a Medicare Advantage Plan (HMO, PPO), you should be receiving information
from your plan by the end of September. It is important to understand and save this information because it explains the changes in your plan for 2016.
During the annual Medicare Open Enrollment , you will have a chance to CHANGE your plan for next year. SHINE Counselors can help you understand
your plan changes, as well as other options you may have. It’s best to call in advance of Open Enrollment to schedule a SHINE appointment for anytime
between October 15 through December 7th!
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE!
Trained SHINE volunteers offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of Medicare and related health insurance programs. To schedule a SHINE
appointment, call your local Senior Center. For other SHINE related matters, call 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636), then press or say 3. Once you
get the SHINE answering machine, leave your name and number. A volunteer will call you back, as soon as possible.
ATTENTION, ADULTS WITH FOOT PROBLEMS & DIABETES!
Date: Monday, September 26 • Time: Starting at 9:00 AM
Is Medicare your Primary Insurance? If so, you are eligible to receive a pair of diabetic shoes and inserts at little or no cost to you if you are Diabetic! Also accepting private pay
for Non Diabetics. Tufts Medicare Preferred you must call for a prior Authorization. Please bring your Medicare card and any other supplemental insurance cards as well as
the completed doctor’s order (pick up at the Senior Center prior to 9/26.) Call the senior center to set up your 10 minute fitting appointment: 508-393-5035. Any questions
please call Amy Baxter, Pro Medical East 603-944-1311.
Day: Tuesdays (Day & Evening Appointments)
Counselors: Pauline O’Bray/Wayne Wirtanen
SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Everyone) appointments are available with our SHINE Counselors. We also have some Tuesday evening appointments at 3:45, 5:00, 6:15, 7:30 PM. Please call the Senior Center at 508-393-5035 to schedule your appointment.