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Dial-A-Ride

Dial-a-Ride is a special service the New Britain Senior Center provides to New Britain senior citizens. Dial-a-Ride is a bus service that travels only within the confines of New Britain. The cost is 1 dollar each way per person. Reservations for pickup must be given 2 days notice. For members who cannot get to the buses, a car is provided. Bus rides can be used to go shopping, get to medical appointments, make visits to convalescent homes and hospitals, etc. The only requirement for Dial-a-Ride is that you are at least 60 years of age. In the future, Dial-a-Ride will most likely also provide for the handicapped. Contact Dial-a-Ride at 826-3555. Calls are to be made between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Medicare/Medical Insurance Information

    Aid in filing Medicare claims or appeals, interpreting medical bills and assistance in making decisions concerning Medicare supplemental insurance.   Advice on Living Wills and how to deal with advance medical directives is also available. 

Connpace&Connmap Applications

Day: Monday thru Friday by appointment
    Assistance in filing applications for Prescription Drug Program (Connpace-Income limits $14,200 for single applicants and $17,100 for married couples) and Medical Assignment Program (Connmap Income limits $22,700 for single applicants and $27,390 for married couples).  Income information for the entire year of 1997 is required to file an application, so save your income documents that are sent out during January to apply.

Visiting Nurse Assoc. of Central Connecticut, Inc.
Nurse, Ricki Schless

    Visiting Nurse Ricki Schless is available at the Senior Center for health assessments and monitoring at the following times:  "Walk In" visits without appointments are on Monday, 8:30-11:30 a.m.  New clients are welcome on walk-in days.  Appointments are necessary on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday.  Call the health suite for more information.
    The services provided may include blood pressure screenings, health assessment and monitoring, counseling pertaining to diet, medications, exercise and wellness.  Blood glucose, hemoglobin and urine testing may also be done.  Referrals are often made to various resources in the community to assist the client as needed.
    Foot care clinics continue to be held a few times each month to provide routine care to feet and counseling about related issues.  This service is provided by the Visiting Nurse Association of Central Connecticut, Inc. at a cost of $18 (please not the increase in fee) per foot clinic visit.  Appointments are necessary.

Arthritis Support Group