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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Free benefits screenings for area seniors

NEW HAVEN — RSVP of South Central CT offers free benefits screenings on Tuesdays and Wednesdays to help people age 60 and older find programs that can pay for such things as groceries, Medicare premiums, prescription drugs, heating and taxes.


Information on programs that help grandparents raising grandchildren is also available. Documentation is not required.

The screenings, using AARP’s Benefits QuickLINK tool, are scheduled for 10 a.m.-noon Tuesdays and 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Agency on Aging, One Long Wharf Drive.

The following information should be brought to the screening: monthly income, monthly expenses, asset information, a list of all current prescriptions.

Contact Maureen Egan, RSVP specialist at 203-752-3059 or e-mail megan@aoapartnerships.org for an appointment.

Appointments begin Jan. 25.

RSVP of South Central CT also offers benefits screenings at:

- Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main St., East Haven, first Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon, call Cynthia Gwiazda, 203-468-3890.

- New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm St., second Wednesday of each month, noon-2 p.m., call Kate Cosgrove, 203-946-7001.

- Wallingford Senior Center, 238 Washington St., third Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m.-noon, call Eileen Flynn, 203-265-7753.

- West Haven Senior Center, 201 Noble St., third Thursday of each month, 9:30-11:30 a.m., call Sharon Mancini, 203-937-3507

RSVP of South Central CT is sponsored by the Agency on Aging of South Central CT. More information about the Agency on Aging can be found at http://www.aoapartnershps.org/.


Editor's note: Information in this post was contributed

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