Looking for a volunteer who would like to teach English to Egyptian lady living at Bernhardt Meadow. Free training provided by Literacy Volunteers on the Green in New Milford
Call Jerrilynn Tiso @ 860-210-0201 if you are interested.
The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program is open until May 15th for those who are income eligible, heat with electricity and have a shutoff notice.
Please call Jerrilynn Tiso @ 860-210-0201 for more information or if you want to apply.
Notes from the desk of Jerrilynn Tiso, your Roxbury Social Worker & Municipal Agent (860-210-0201…office hours Tuesdays & Wednesdays 10-4 by appointment…also available Fridays to handle emergencies)
RENTER'S REBATE PROGRAM: Roxbury residents who are 65+ or disabled, and who are renters, can now file their applications for the State Renters’ Rebate Program from April 1st through October 31st. Income for 2012 may not have exceeded $33,500 for a single renter, or $40,900 for married renters. Proof of all income must be provided (SSA 1099 and 2012 income tax return if filed), along with proof of rent and utilities paid in 2012. Please call Jerrilynn Tiso, Social Services Director/Municipal Agent @ 860-210-0201 for more information or to set up an appointment.
The Soldiers’, Sailors’ and Marines’ Fund (SSMF) is an agency of the State of Connecticut established in 1919 to help wartime veterans in need and their families. Assistance is provided for temporary periods only and is limited in amount, frequency and duration. Purposes for which temporary assistance is available include: Weekly Assistance, assistance with rent or mortgage interest payments, assistance with medical expenses, assistance with emergent dental care, assistance with prescription medications, eye exams and eyeglasses, audiological evaluation and hearing aids, funeral expenses, and assistance with durable medical equipment. For more information about the SSMF please call Jerrilynn.
MEDICARE SAVINGS PROGRAM: The Medicare Savings Program in a State program designed to help Medicare beneficiaries meet their needs. At a minimum, MSP will cover the cost of your Medicare B premium which this year is $104.90 a month…that’s $1258.80 for the year! There are different tiers to the program which can provide additional benefits. To qualify, a single person’s gross monthly income may not exceed $2,308.88, and a couple’s gross income may not exceed $3,127.28. Two good things about this program are that your assets are not taken into consideration in the determination process, AND there is no estate recovery by the State of Connecticut! Please call me if you’d like more information about this great program, or if you’d like to apply.
CONNECTICUT DENTAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP: If you are receiving medical assistance through the CT Medicaid or HUSKY programs, you are also eligible to receive comprehensive DENTAL care. Unfortunately, you may be having great difficulty finding a dentist who will accept your insurance. The CONNECTICUT DENTAL HEALTH PARTNERSHIP can help you find a participating network dentist or dental specialist. They also can help with scheduling appointments and transportation. Call their Customer Service Reps @ 1-866-420-2924 M-F, 8:00AM to 5:00PM.
THE COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINIC OF DANBURY WILL HOLD ITS Mobile Clinic in the Richmond Center parking lot in New Milford on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month. Please call the New Milford Senior Center @ 860-355-6075 to schedule an appointment. THIS CLINIC IS OPEN TO ALL, WITH OR WITHOUT MEDICAL INSURANCE.
More Notes from Jerrilyn...
If you are a senior citizen or disabled individual living in Roxbury, you can use the Wheels Program of Greater New Milford for transportation to non-emergency medical appointments.
To schedule a ride, please call 860-354-6012 at least 48 hours in advance.