Just anticipating winter can cause dread and concern. With the unknowns of winter still well ahead of us, this is the perfect time to plan and prepare.
Get in touch with the person or company that will be providing your snow removal services. Confirm their price and exactly what services will be provided
(plowing, shoveling, clearing off car, etc.). We are able to share with you names of private snow removal contractors that work on an as needed basis with the Northborough
Department of Public Works. You may contact these individuals or companies regarding your own snow removal needs. Rates are set by the contractors.
Have emergency supplies on hand; working flashlights, battery operated lanterns, snow melt, extra food and be careful not to run low on needed medications.
Second thoughts about driving in the winter? Sign up now for the Senior Center van. You can register to use the van by contacting the Senior Center. Transportation in town, and
in surrounding communities, is available for appointments, shopping and more. Around town the fare is $.50, topping out at $2.00 the cost of a round trip fare to Worcester.
Don’t be surprised if you enjoy the van experience so much that you continue using it after the winter months. The 2016-2017 season of the Low Income Heating Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will begin on November first. The revised income guidelines are as follows:
• $34,001.00 maximum limit for a one person household
• $44,463.00 maximum limit for a two person household
More information and assistance with the application process is available by contacting the Outreach Coordinator. Last but not least, have a reason to get out of the house this winter. The many activities offered at the Senior Center, the beautiful locale and environment, and the Bistro@119 are a few good suggestions. We look forward to spending winter with you.
Jocelyn Ehrhardt, MSW, Outreach Coordinator
HEAR WHAT YOU'VE BEEN MISSING!
Date: Tuesday, October 18 • Time: 6:30 - 7:30 PM at the Senior Center
New England Hearing Instruments and the practice of Dr. Leslie Soiles, Shrewsbury, will be answering your questions to understand hearing loss, new technologies, and
how to pursue your best options for hearing aids if you need them.
DO NOT WAIT UNTIL IT’S TOO LATE!
Medicare’s Open Enrollment Period
October 15 – December 7
Medicare plans change every year! This is the time to decide on your coverage for 2017.
SHINE CAN HELP!
SHINE counselors provide free Medicare
counseling. Call your senior center now for a SHINE appointment between October 15 and December 7! Or for assistance from a Medicare customer service representative 24 hours/day,
7 days/week, call 1-800-MEDICARE. For SHINE related matters (other than an appointment), 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 return your call within 2 days.
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. Counselors have added additional days and evening appointments through
Open Enrollment. Please call the Senior Center at 508-393-5035 to schedule your appointment.
RETIRING…WHAT ABOUT MEDICARE?
Day: Tuesday • Date: October 11 • Time: 7:00 PM
Cost: Free • Pre-registration required
If you are considering retirement and have questions about Medicare, this presentation is for you! Wayne Wirtanen, SHINE Counselor will give you an overview of Medicare. His talk
will include whether or not to enroll, the donut hole and drug coverage and options for supplemental insurance. Please call the Senior Center to let us know you’re coming so we have enough materials for everyone.
Dates/Times: Monday, October 24th from 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Tuesday, November 8th from 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Join Fallon Health Medicare Sales Representative at an informational presentation to learn about the 2017 Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plan options available to you. With more than 35 years of providing coverage to those with Medicare, Fallon has become a plan that people can rely on. To reserve space or for accommodation of persons with special needs, call Fallon Health toll-free at 1-888-377-1980 (TRS 711), and speak with a member of our Medicare team.
Day: Monday • Date: October 3
Time: 1:00 – 3:00 PM
A Flu Clinic brought to you by the Northborough Board of Health and Salmon VNA & Hospice will be conducted at the Senior Center on Monday, October 3. This Flu clinic is open to all Northborough residents six (6) months or older. We have the forms here at the Senior Center. Please pick one up and fill it out prior to clinic. Bring your health insurance cards.