Free Medicare Counseling
Tuesdays, March 10, April 14, & May 12
Wednesdays, March 25, April 29, & May 27
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.
The Nurse is In!
Free BP Clinics - NEW Days
Tuesdays or Thursdays - 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Nurse Bethany Zaro from Human Services will alternate Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. for BP Clinics at Lapham starting in December. We hope more people will be able to take advantage of this excellent service.
Tuesdays : March 3, 17, 31, April 14, 28, May 12, 26
Thursdays: March 12, 26, April 9, 23, May 7, 21
First come, first served. Get a pink number at the front desk.
Cholesterol Screening at Lapham
Tuesday, April 7, 8:30 -11:30 a.m., $40
Call 203-594-3620 for an appointment to have your cholesterol checked by nurses from Visiting Nurse & Hospice of Fairfield Co. The is a simple finger stick and results are obtained in approximately ten minutes. You will receive a complete lipid panel (HDL, LDL, total cholesterol, triglycerides), glucose, BP, 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 $40 is payable by cash or check; no insurance accepted, but VNH can give you a receipt to submit to your insurance company. Call your company to be sure of reimbursement.
Friday Coffee Hour
Most Fridays, free, 11:30 a.m.
Join Melba Neville for Health, Humor and History discussions along with coffee and goodies (sometimes homemade!).
Free Hearing Aid Clinics and Hearing Screenings
Tuesdays,March 17, April 14, & May 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 an15 min. appointment, Free
March 31 & April 28
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.