Friday, April 20, 2018

MassHealth for seniors

MassHealth offers a broad range of health-care services by paying for part or all of a MassHealth member's health insurance, or paying medical providers for services given to MassHealth members.

Click below to link to Senior Guide to Health Care Coverage and for persons of any age needing long term care.

Senior Guide to Health Care Coverage [SACA-1 (01/18)] 

Application for Health Coverage for Seniors and People Needing Long-Term-Care Services [SACA-2 (04/18)  pdf format of Application for Health Coverage for Seniors
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>>Click here to download PDF or Printable version of The Health Safety Net>>

Thursday, April 19, 2018

How much does Part B cost?

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>>Click here for more info on Medicare Part B>>

Monthly premium:

In 2018, most people pay the Part B premium of $134.00 each month.
However, if your modified adjusted gross income as reported on your IRS tax return from 2 years ago is above a certain amount, you may pay more.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Resources for Senior Citizens

We are a library of resources for seniors and their families.  

All Publications are available in our online library as well as in print in our lobby at the Senior Center

AT THE CROSSROADS...Family Conversations about Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia & Driving - Publication by The Hartford

Safe Driving for a Lifetime - Family Conversations with Older Drivers - Publication by The Hartford

Clear horizonsA Quit-Smoking Guide for People 50 and Older - by The National Cancer Institute

Your Options for Financing Long-Term Care: A Massachusetts Guide - Division of Insurance

A Guide to Nursing Home Care - Publication by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health

MassBar Association 2014 Elder Law Education Program - by Massachusetts Chapter of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys together with the Massachusetts Bar Association

MEDICARE HOSPICE BENEFITS - by Department of Health & Human Services

The Calm Before the Storm..Disaster Planning, Alzheimer’s Disease and dimentia  - Publication by The Hartford

THE CONVERSATION PROJECT - Created by the Conversation Project and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement

PLANNING YOUR LEGACY - A Guide to Planning Your Will and Trust

If you have questions about the Library or resources for seniors, please contact Sheila at 978-531-2254 x118.

The Conversation Project Starter Kit - Wishes for end-of-life care

Monday, January 8, 2018

New England Oil Prices in Essex County

Circuit Breaker Tax Credit 2017

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If you do not want to file your state tax return electronically, you can download and print Form 1, Schedule HC and Schedule CB from the Department of Revenue web site using the links below:

You may also order tax forms by calling the Department of Revenue's 24-hour automated telephone assistance toll-free at 1-800-392-6089.

For other tax filing options, see Income Tax Filing Options on the DOR web site.

For mailing addresses for paper forms, see DOR's Massachusetts Tax Forms Mailing Addresses.

If you want to determine the STATUS of your refund or whether your check has been returned by the Post Office as undeliverable, you can do so by calling our automated refund line at 617-887-MDOR or toll-free in Massachusetts at 800-392-6089, 24 hours a day or by accessing the WebFile for Income application.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

AARP Driver Safety Program

 To locate a classroom course visit

 To register for the online course, visit

 After completing the course you’ll receive a certificate of completion that can be presented to your insurance agent for a possible reduction in your auto insurance premiums.

Safe Driver Checklist Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicles

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