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Hebron Community Calendar

December 2022

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Upcoming Events

Senior Center

The Russell Mercier Senior Center is a multi-purpose facility. It is a community resource for information on aging as well as a provider of and conduit to other services available to older adults, including support services for caregivers. The Russell Mercier Senior Center has been designated by the North Central Area Agency on Aging as a Community Focal Point for Aging Services, signifying that the center provides a comprehensive delivery of services essential for maintaining the health, independence, and well-being of older adults.


Russell Mercier Senior Center   Phone (860) 228-1700    Fax (860) 228-4213  14 Stonecroft Drive Hebron, CT 06248

Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 4:30pm and Friday 8:00am – 1:00pm

Sharron Garrard –  Senior Services Director / Municipal Agent for the Elderly   (860) 228-1700 ext. 203               email – sgarrard@hebronct.com

Mandy Roczniak – Program Coordinator  (860) 228 – 1700 ext. 202   email aroczniak@hebronct.com

Hebron Commission on Aging:                                                                                                                                            Chairperson:  Tonya Maurer   Members: Cecile Piette, Cathy Litwin, Dianne Welch, Sandy Waldo, Carol Wheeler, and Angela Corentin  Alternates:  (2 open spots) Board of Selectmen Liaison: Gail Richmond

Please be advised, masks are optional to be worn in the Senior Center in all areas.  

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PRESS RELEASE
The Attorney General’s Office, in cooperation with the Coalition for Elder Justice in Connecticut (CEJC), has launched the Elder Justice Hotline – 1-860-808-5555, a new resource to help older adults in Connecticut seek information, assistance, and justice.
The hotline will be staffed by the Attorney General’s Office Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm. If you are calling after hours, please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

CHATHAM HEALTH DISTRICT VACCINATION INFORMATION

https://www.chathamhealth.org/

Are you eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in Connecticut but having difficulty finding an appointment? We occasionally have a few doses available at the end of our vaccination clinics.

 

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Energy Assistance Winter Heating Program

The Senior Center is taking applications for the CT Energy Assistance Program (CEAP).  The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program is designed to help offset the winter heating costs for a household’s primary heating source. If the household’s primary heating costs are included in rent, the household may also apply for assistance. Benefits are available to households with incomes up to sixty percent of the state median income

**A liquid assets test is an additional basic eligibility requirement. **

Liquid assets include: checking, savings, CD’s, stocks/shares, bonds, annuities, certificates of deposit and individual retirement accountsIndividual Retirement Accounts are considered to be liquid assets if the accounts are in the name of a household member who is 59-and-one-half years old or more. The purpose of the liquid assets test is to try to ensure that winter heating assistance dollars go to households most in need; that is, to people without the financial means to heat their home.

Benefits are available to households with incomes up to sixty percent of the state median income 

 Household Size – includes homeowners and renters paying separately for heat, and renters  whose heat is included in rent, so long as more than 30% of gross income is paid towards rent.
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$37,645

Under

$49,228

Under

$60,811

Under

$72,394

Under

$83,977

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$95,560

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$97,732

Under

$99,904

For homeowners, the first $15,000 in liquid assets, and for other households, the first $12,000 in liquid assets, is disregarded. Any amount over that limit, when added to the annual gross income must be below the income guidelines.

Due to the current COVID-19 crisis all applications for energy assistance will be completed over the phone.  We will not have any in-person appointments.  When you call the Senior Center, we will assess what documents you will need to provide us with and will set up a day and time for a telephone appointment approximately 14 days later.  You will be mailed a list confirming what the necessary documents are and when your telephone appointment is.  The documentation must be received prior to your phone appointment.  They can either be mailed, faxed, emailed, or dropped off  in a designated drop-off box at Senior Center.   Questions Call the Senior Center at 860-228-1700.

RHAM MUSIC BOOSTERS WINTER CONCERT – VIDEO

RHAM MUSIC WINTER CONCERT PROGRAM – so you can see who’s playing the music and other info.

AHM CHOREs Program Re-starts

AHM Youth and Family Services CHOREs program is back after being temporarily closed due to COVID-19.  For any senior already registered for the CHOREs Program can simply call the AHM office at 860-228-9488, leave a message and you will receive a return call.

The CHOREs Program is for seniors whose health and finances prevent them from completing yard work around their homes. There is no cost to seniors, but they must fill out an eligibility form to assure that grant guidelines that fund this program are followed.  CHOREs is generously supported by the North Central Area Agency on Aging, AHM Youth and Family Services and local and civic and faith community contributions, as well as donations made by seniors using the program.

During this time work is limited to only outdoor yard work projects and social distancing compliance will be strictly adhered too.  If you are interested in getting some help for your outdoor projects please call AHM at 860-228- 9488.

 

MINDFUL MEDITATION VIDEO #1 – I’ve done a mindful meditation class at the Senior Center for several years, but being closed due to the pandemic we haven’t been able to be together, so I am now going to be making these videos for you to enjoy. If you’ve never done it before, that’s ok, start today. Just get yourself in comfortable seated position, feet on the floor, hands in your lap and listen to the video. You can either watch the video, which is just a still shot of the trees in my backyard, or you can close your eyes and just listen. It’s just under 10 minutes. I hope you enjoy.

Mindful Mediation Video #2

NEW – Mindful Meditation Video #3 

How to Use Zoom   This PDF document was produced for AARP. If you’ve wanted to learn more about how to use ZOOM, the video meeting/chat format, here is some information. This was produced for AARP.  Video Chat with Zoom.

Senior Planet   Aging with attitude. Senior Planet harnesses technology to change the way we age. Our courses, programs, and activities help seniors learn new skills, save money, get in shape, and make new friends.

Senior Planet is about much more than just the latest gadgets and apps and websites. Those gadgets and apps and websites are just means to an end: enabling older adults and people of all ages to come together and find ways to learn, work, create, and thrive in today’s digital age.

Wherever you are in the world, you can subscribe to our newsletters and participate online.

To find a food pantry and other resources near you, call 2-1-1 or go to https://www.211ct.org/.

The North Central Area Agency on AgingNCAAA is now providing a grocery delivery services coordinated directly through their office. Individuals age 60 can call them at 860-724-6443 ext. 268

Independence Unlimited     Independence Unlimited (860-523-5021) is now providing grocery delivery and home delivered meals to disabled individuals under the age of 60. They also are taking the lead roll in evaluating any technological needs for elderly and disabled (i.e., tablets or other technological needs to stay socially connected). Elderly and disabled persons can contact them directly.

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Russell Mercier Senior Center   Phone (860) 228-1700    Fax (860) 228-4213  14 Stonecroft Drive Hebron, CT 06248

Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00am – 4:30pm and Friday 8:00am – 1:00pm

Sharron Garrard –  Senior Services Director / Municipal Agent for the Elderly   (860) 228-1700 ext. 203               email – sgarrard@hebronct.com

Mandy Roczniak – Program Coordinator  (860) 228 – 1700 ext. 202   email aroczniak@hebronct.com

Hebron Commission on Aging:                                                                                                                                                                                                              Chairperson: Tonya Maurer
Members: Cecile Piette, Beth Schmeizl, Deb Hart, Cathy Litwin, Dianne Welch (1 open spot)
Alternates: (2 open spots) Board of Selectmen Liaison: Gail Richmond

See Town “Boards & Commissions” on this website for a
complete listing of members.