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April

Spring, is it here yet? They say April Showers bring May flowers. Anything that brings flowers looks good to me today—FDS, Flowers.com, anything or anyone!!

Hopefully the bad weather is behind us and you have one less excuse to stay home. Casino trips are starting up again and you’ll do well to spend a day away. We all could use a day like that now and then. Dinner/Theater trips are fun also–you don’t have to cook and you get a good laugh. Determine to keep active and alert.

Know anyone turning 65 or ready to stop working? Be sure to let them know about our Medicare 101 session here at the Center on Monday evening, April 22nd, at 7:00 o’clock. Bring a friend—registration encouraged but not necessary!!

I’ve just been made aware of a program now available in this area called Comfort Callers. Some of the services covered are calls regarding status of: Elderly, Homebound, Disabled, Medical Conditions, Drug Dependency, Medication Reminders, etc. Check them out at www.comfortcallers.com or 877-273-5001. A daily phone call could be a life saver for those living alone. The code for extra savings on the monthly fee is CA2415. This is a way to help individuals maintain an Independent Living status while giving friends and/or family the confirmation of their well-being. See me if you have further questions.

Medicare has recently removed the “Improvement Standard” in determining coverage for maintenance claims requiring skilled care. If you have been denied coverage for a rehab stay between Jan.18, 2011 and Jan. 23, 2014 you may request a re-review of that claim. Forms are available at www.cms.gov. Stop by if you have any questions.

April 15th is coming soon. If you haven’t made arrangements to file your tax returns you need to, soon!! As always, if you have any questions, stop by and I’ll be glad to help you.

It is also time to get your Rent/Tax Rebate form completed. Checks are not mailed until July but the filing time is now. See me for a list of documents for qualifying. If someone filed your form on a computer last year, they won’t mail you the booklet this year—saving tax dollars! Renters will need to get a Rent Certificate for their landlord to complete before going to their tax preparer. I have them available if you need one. If you are a home owner, you may qualify for the tax rebate as qualifying income amounts are $35,000. Renter qualifying income is $15,000 or less. Take advantage of these benefits to enhance your senior years.

Have a great April, watch those puddles!!

Sally



Chester County Fook Bank
Chester County Senior Food Box Program (CCSFBP)

Is a county funded program that helps seniors gain access to nutritious foods so they can better improve their health.

If you or someone you know is at least 60 yrs. old and has low income, please register for the CCSFBP box that is available to qualifying seniors each month.

Each box may contain packaged fruit, non-perishable proteins, vegetables, carbyhydraes & dairy!!

Proof of age is required at sign up. There is no charge for this food. If you qualify then CCSFBP Box can be picked up the 1st Monday of every month between 1:00-3:00pm.

For more information contact

Sally Arter

(610) 932-5244
12 East Locust Street
Oxford, PA 19363

 


 

WHAT IS INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE?

From time to time we all know we need information but have no idea how to find answers.

   

REFER WEB

The Chester County Department of Human Services is pleased to introduce Refer Web, an Information and Referral web-based application. Simply visit their website at www.chesco.org/human. Once on the site, locate the Refer Web icon, click on it and start searching.

 

WHO IS SALLY ARTER?

Sally is the Center's very own Information & Assistance Specialist. Her responsibilities included helping you find the answers to your questions.

 

 

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