Class, seminar at Senior Center
The Allingtown/West Haven Senior Center will offer a painting class for residents 55 and older from 12:30-2 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Johnson Community Center, 201 Noble St.
The fun, step-by-step class, instructed by Marrissa Russo of Make Your Own Masterpiece, will teach participants to create their own masterpieces.
Art supplies are provided, including canvas, paint and brushes.
The Fee is $25.
Medicare assistance offered
A representative from Banker’s Life will discuss Medicare and the open enrollment process from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Senior Center, 201 Noble St.
The representative will also talk about how Medicare works and the difference between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans.
Elderly Services Director Sharon R. Mancini said it is important for people on Medicare to understand their options.
Open enrollment begins Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 1.
Banker’s Life is an insurance broker that can write policies for various companies; however, it is not allowed to write them at the senior center. Anyone who wants to use their services can make private arrangements with the broker.
Energy assistance offered in West Haven
The city will begin accepting applications Oct. 15 for the federally financed Connecticut Energy Assistance Program in the Department of Human Resources on the second floor of City Hall, 355 Main St.
Appointments for all heating sources can be made, starting Oct. 1, by calling 203-937-3572.
Applications will be processed by appointment Mondays through Thursdays. No walk-ins will be accepted.
Applicants who have difficulty speaking English are asked to bring a translator.
Eligibility for assistance is based on the income and assets of an applicant’s household. To qualify, applicants must provide pay stubs, including monthly Social Security benefits and pension checks, for the last four weeks for all household members 18 and older.
Applicants must also provide documentation of assets — recent bank account statements for all accounts for all household members — along with a current utility bill, Social Security numbers and birthdates for all household members.
Parent Support Groups set open house, resource fair
The West Haven Local System of Care’s Parent Support Groups will hold an open house and resource fair from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at the West Haven Community House, 227 Elm St.
The event, sponsored by the West Haven Parent Support Group, Autism Family Support Group and Spanish Parent Support Group, will give families of children with special needs an opportunity to learn about new resources and services while meeting other families.
In addition to the three support groups, the fair will include representatives from the following organizations and agencies: ASD Fitness Center, Special Needs Undergraduate Swim Lessons, Connecticut Dental Health Partnership Family Services of Connecticut, Bridges HealthCare, Shoreline Center for Autism & Developmental Disorders, Yale Child Study Autism Program, Shoreline Behavioral Health & Wellness, Clifford Beers Marne Street Clinic, Behavioral Management, West Haven Police Department, The Kennedy Center, FAVOR, West Haven Pharmacy, and Kidsense.
Flu clinic Oct. 24 at Savin Rock Conference Center
The Health Department will hold a flu clinic sponsored by the Orange Visiting Nurses Association for city residents from 9 a.m.-noon Oct. 24 at the Savin Rock Conference Center, 6 Rock St.
The walk-in clinic will accept the following insurances: Anthem, Medicare, Aetna and Connecticare.
Insurance carriers United Healthcare, Cigna, Oxford and Medicaid/Husky are not participating.
Residents should bring all insurance cards and wear a short-sleeved shirt.
People can also pay by cash or check. The private pay rate is $40 for a quadrivalent flu shot and $65 for a high-dose flu shot for those 65 or older.