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Tuesday, July 31, 2012

RSVP of South Central Connecticut to offer benefits screenings for older folks

NEW HAVEN — RSVP of South Central Connecticut, sponsored by sponsored by the Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut, offers free benefits screenings at multiple community locations throughout New Haven County to help older adults (those 60 and older) find programs that can pay for groceries, Medicare premiums, prescription drugs, heating, taxes and more, according to a statement.
The benefits screenings use AARP’s on-line Benefits QuickLINK tool and provide information and applications on available programs, the statement said.
The following information should be brought to the screening: monthly income (pension, social security, dividends and interest); monthly expenses (heating, gas, electricity, water, telephone, rent or mortgage payments, medical expenses not covered by insurance); asset information (savings, estimated value of home and car, life insurance benefits); and a list of all current prescriptions, the statement said.
The following is a list of screening locations and contact information:
Guilford Free Library, 67 Park St., Guilford, second Wednesday of each month, 10 a.m. to noon. Contact: Tom Piezzo, 203-453-8282
Hagaman Memorial Library, 227 Main St., East Haven, first Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m. to noon. Contact: Cynthia Gwiazda, 203-468-3890
New Haven Free Public Library, 133 Elm St., New Haven, second Wednesday of each month, noon – 2:00 p.m. Contact: Kate Cosgrove, 203-946-7001
North Haven Senior Center, 189 Pool Rd., North Haven, first and third Fridays of each month, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Contact: Judy Amarone, 203-239-5432
Scranton Public Library, 801 Boston Post Road, Madison, fourth Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m. to noon. Call: 203-245-7365
Wallingford Public Library, 200 North Main St., Wallingford, second Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m. to noon. Contact: Jo Lifrieri, 203-752-3059
Wallingford Senior Center, 238 Washington St., Wallingford, third Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m. to noon. Contact: Eileen Flynn, 203-265-7753
RSVP of South Central CT, a Senior Corps program, recruits and places adults age 55 and over in volunteer positions throughout New Haven county, the statement said.
For more information about the Agency on Aging visit www.aoapartnershps.org. For more information about Senior Corps visit www.seniorcorps.gov

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