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 23rd, at 7:00 o’clock. Bring a friend—registration encouraged but not necessary!!

Be aware of a telephone scam in which crooks alter caller ID to make it seem as if the call is coming from the HHS (US Dept of Health & Human Services) OIG (Office of Inspector General) Hotline 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477). They are trying to get beneficiaries and members of the public to verify or share personal info which is used to victimize them via financial and other crimes – draining their bank accounts. OIG wants the public to know that HHS OIG will not use the HHS OIG Hotline telephone number to make outgoing calls and individuals should not answer calls from 1-800-HHS-TIPS (1-800-447-8477). https://oig.hhs.gov/fraud/consumer-alerts/alerts/phone-scam.asp

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 17th 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!!


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




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



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.



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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