Middlebury Senior Center – Week of Oct. 8 to 15, 2014

Columbus Day holiday

The senior center will be closed Monday, Oct. 13, for the Columbus Day holiday.

Medicare open enrollment

Medicare open enrollment is Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. Check your medical plans to make sure they still fit your needs. Nancy Cimmino, insurance specialist, is available Wednesdays to help with Medicare enrollment. For an appointment with Cimmino, call the Middlebury Senior Center.

Energy Assistance Program

The Middlebury Social Services office is taking applications for the 2014 Energy Assistance program. Please bring with you all proofs of income, bank statements and copies of your energy bill, along with the number of people in your household and their income, social security numbers and dates of birth. For more information, call 203-577-4166, ext 707.

Computer Training

The Middlebury Senior Center is registering students for its computer courses. The center will offer four-week and eight-week courses on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. There is no age restriction for computer training.

Also available are one-on-one lessons, subject to availability of time. These lessons are on Thursdays only from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., by appointment only. The fee is $15 per hour.

If you need help with your IPAD, Nook, Kindle or other tablet, instruction also is available. Instructor Sean is also able to help you with viruses and malware for a nominal fee. Those interested should call 203-577-4166.

Operation Fuel

The last day to apply for Operation Fuel is Friday, Nov. 7. This program is for utilities only and does not include fuel delivery. If you received a shut-off notice or are more than one month behind in paying your utility bill, you may qualify for assistance. Eligibility requires that you made four payments during the last 12 months and proof of your last four weeks’ income. Call 203 577-4166 for more information.

October Trips

Red, White and Blue Thrift Store

The Middlebury Senior Center bus will go to the new Red, White & Blue Thrift Store on Wolcott Road in Waterbury Thursday, Oct. 9. The bus will leave the center at 10 a.m. If you would like to go, call 203-577-4166 to reserve a seat.

Kent Falls State Park

Take a trip to Kent Falls State Park Thursday, Oct. 16. The bus will leave the senior center at 9:30 a.m. The trip charge will be $8 per person. For reservations, please call 203-577-4166. The foliage this week should be at its peak.

Painted Pony restaurant

As part of the Senior Dine lunch program, the minibus will go to the Painted Pony restaurant in Bethlehem Friday, Oct. 24. You must have a Senior Dine card to participate. If you do not have a card, stop by the senior center office to get one. If you want to go to the Painted Pony, call 203-577-4166 to reserve a seat.


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