Free Medicare Counseling
Tuesdays, September 10, October 8, & November 12
Wednesdays, September 25, October 30, & November 20
Dick Neville is a Medicare counselor trained by CHOICES, the State of Connecticut program which trains volunteers to provide Medicare education in their communities.
If you are turning 65, he can guide you through enrolling in Medicare and choosing a Medicare supplemental plan and Part D prescription drug plan and/or considering a Medicare Advantage Plan. He can also help if you have other questions about Medicare. These sessions are offered free of charge to New Canaan residents and Town employees.
Call 203-594-3620 to schedule your appointment. No drop-ins please.
Vita/AARP IRS Volunteer Tax Assistance
We are pleased to annouce that the no cost, full service VITA/AARP IRS Volunteer Tax Assistance Program will be avaiable to New Canaan residents... with special attention to seniors and low to moderate income households. Tax preparation and electronic filing of state and federal returns will be offered at Lapham Center. Dates To Be Announced.
The Nurse is In!
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m to 11:30 a.m.
Town Community Nurse Robin Boccuzzi does blood pressure checks and health counseling. Pick up a pink number at the front desk; first come first served.
Cholesterol Screening at Lapham
Thursday, September 19, 8:40-11:20 a.m., $40
Call 203-594-3620 to schedule an appointment to have your cholesterol checked by nurses from Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield County. The procedure is a simple finger stick and results are obtained in approximately ten minutes. Your will receive a complete lipid panel (HDL, LDL, total cholesteral, triglycerides),glucose, blood pressure, BMI calculation and health counseling by an RN. It is ideal but not necessary, to fast 12 hours prior to the test (do drink water, black coffee or tea in the morning).
The cost is $40 payable by cash or check; no insurance accepted, but VNH can give you a receipt to submit to your insurance company. Check with your employer however, VNH is not responsible if they will not reimburse for this, but most do.
Free Hearing Aid Clinics and Hearing Screenings
Tuesdays, September 17, October 15, and November 19
Staff from Parker Ear Nose & Throat in Norwalk will do hearing screenings as well as check and clean hearing aids, change batteries and answer questions. Keeping your hearing aid in good shape will improve your hearing. Call 203-594-3620 to make an appointment for either service.
Ask the Attorney
Call 203-594-3620 for an appointment, Free
An attorney from Nedder and Associates, LLC in Darien will answer your questions about powers of attorney, trusts, wills, guardianships, living wills, IRA custodianships, and more.
They come to Lapham Center on a Tuesday for private consultations. Appointments are held to strictly 15 minutes. This is a great opportunity to get a legal or financial question answered at no charge.
Reading Magnifier Available for Use
We have had a donation of an Optelec Clear View + HD reading magnifier which is installed in our Coffee Room. This machine, which is very easy to use, will magnify your book, newspaper, note cards, needlework and more. Stop by to try it out. It will take less than a minute to learn how to use it.
Induction Hearing Loop Has Been Installed in Computer Center
Thanks to the generosity of the Senior Center, an Induction or Hearing Loop has been installed in the Computer Center. This is an assistive listening system that takes a sound source and transfers it directly to a hearing aid without background noise. People who have hearing aids can use the system simply by switching their hearing aids to ‘T-Coil’. There is no need for headsets or any other equipment.
There are classes being held in the Computer Center now and we will show many of the Wednesday and Friday movies there so more people can take advantage of this new technology.