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Updated 2/1/21

OXFORD AREA SENIOR CENTER
will be closed
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

COVID-19 Vaccination Information
Chester County, through the Health Department, the hospitals and other healthcare providers, are actively receiving COVID-19 vaccine and administering it as quickly as possible.
Click Here to pre-Register for the Vaccine.

Tax Information available by clicking here.

Weekly Frozen Meal Program thru The Chester County Department of Aging
as of August 1, 2020 - Updated February 1, 2021
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Chester County is now in the Green Phase as of June 26, 2020
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At this time we do not know when we will reopen

Due to the COVID 19 Coronavirus concerns, federal, state and county declarations,
and concerns for our senior residents, ALL congregate lunches, programs,
AARP tax appointments, exercise classes, and evening community group meetings
have been cancelled until further notice.

For updates visit our website at www.oxfordseniors.org,
Facebook page or call (610) 932-5244

Please Be Safe!!


Please visit our COVID-19 Update page for more information

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INFORMATION & ASSISTANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 




March

March, how is it coming in – like a lion or like a lamb? February sure has been a little interesting, little sun, a little snow laying around, a little ice, a little blown, and a little cold. Something for everyone!

I think the hardest thing for seniors to do is change. If there is something you don’t understand, please stop by and ask. If you get a letter you don’t understand, bring it in. If they ask for money to “HELP” you, it’s probably not legitimate. Scamming is on the rise so be aware. A new one that just came on the scene last month concerns prescription coverage. It offers full coverage for a mere $299 a year. Then they ask for your bank account numbers for a direct debit from your account. Don’t believe anyone who threatens to take away your Medicare Benefits if you don’t sign up for their plan. Hang up the phone!! There are no stupid questions. Our hope is that we all make it through these changing times without too much loss of hair and mind and money!!

Now is the time to get your records organized for Tax & Rent rebates. Seems there’s always some kind of paperwork to do. For Rent Rebate, the maximum income is still $15,000. Only 1/2 of your Social Security is counted. If this is your first time filing for the Rent Rebate, be sure to have your landlord fill in the Rent Certificate before going to your tax appointment. We have copies here if you need them. If you’re not required to file a tax return, call for an appointment and I’ll help you with your rebate.

Several of you have already shown me letters from the state stating that you will not receive the Tax/Rent Rebate form booklet because you had someone else do your return last year. That’s not a problem—just remember to take your Stamped Paid receipt with you, along with all your other records. They used computer generated forms and can continue to do so. The age requirement is still 65 unless disabled or widowed.

Several years ago the maximum income for Tax Rebate was increased to $35,000. This means many of you now qualify for the Tax Rebate. When you have your taxes done, your preparer should ask you for your STAMPED PAID receipts. Copies of these must accompany your return. I’ll be glad to answer any questions you have about this procedure. This rebate is not paid before July 1, 2021.

Have a great month.
Top ‘o the morning to ye,

Sally


APPRISE is still available to help with Medicare Questions

Even though the Oxford Area Senior Center is closed to activities due to the current pandemic, APPRISE Medicare counseling is still available to you for your Medicare questions or issues. You can reach us through the senior center’s main number 610-932-5244 or through our APPRISE Helpline at 610-344-5004 option 2. The APPRISE counselor will then contact you by phone within 24-48 business hours.

APPRISE Counselors can help you to understand your health care coverage options so you can make sound choices - both when new to Medicare and on an ongoing basis – choices that contribute to both your physical and financial health.

Our services are confidential, unbiased, informative and free. To assist us in this process, we use the online resources provided at Medicare.gov. In addition, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania provides access to a database listing, for each Medigap plan available in our county, the premium charged, financial ratings, premium increase history, and expected premium increases. We can save you hours of legwork.

APPRISE counselors also screen Medicare beneficiaries for low-income assistance programs that can assist in paying for Medicare Part B and Part D premiums, as well as PACE/PACENET, and can facilitate an application for these programs.

Finally, we help people who need to file an appeal or submit a complaint about medical or prescription drug coverage.

In Chester County APPRISE operates under the Chester County Department of Aging Services. We are funded through the Administration for Community Living under the US Department of Health and Human Services.



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.

 

 
     

The Oxford Senior Center is a member agency of the

United Way

 

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