Halloween Haunt Oct. 25
The Department of Parks and Recreation is holding its annual Flashlight Halloween Haunt Oct. 25 at the Painter Park tennis courts, 190 Kelsey Ave. The rain date is Oct. 29.
The free event, for city residents, includes a candy corn guess and a contest for best costume. Trick-or-treaters must bring a flashlight and a candy bag to search for ghoulish goodies.
Prizes are awarded for best costume in each age group.
The hunt schedule is 6:05 p.m., ages 3 and younger; 6:25 p.m., ages 4-5; 6:45 p.m., ages 6-7; and 6:55 p.m., ages 8-10.
Participants should register 10 minutes before their hunt time and must show proof of residence. Only one adult may assist a child in the hunt for ages 3 and under; all other age groups hunt unassisted.
Trick-or-treaters are asked to bring nonperishable items for the West Haven Emergency Assistance Task Force, which provides food for residents
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.