JULY MEETING DETAILS:
Prospect Public Library (same as last month)
17 Center Street, Prospect, CT 06712
RSVP: So we can plan accordingly and provide adequate refreshments
PARKING: PLEASE PARK ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE LIBRARY AND ENTER THROUGH THE SIDE DOOR AS THE LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSED AND LOCKED AT THE FRONT ENTRANCE.
Open discussion with members sharing experiences, tips, challenges, resources
Review of SHIP: The Senate Appropriations Committee recently approved a 2017 spending bill that would completely eliminate funding for the State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP). Older adults, people with disabilities, and their families and caregivers need assistance understanding the A, B, C and Ds of Medicare. Operating in every state, SHIPs answer questions about Medicare and help people solve problems. Eliminating SHIPs would leave millions who need support comparing coverage options, appealing denials, applying for financial assistance, and navigating increasingly complex Medicare benefits stranded—with nowhere to turn.
Overview and/or replay of the Post ASCO/EHA/IMWG teleconference (flyer attached)
For those of you traveling in from the Hartford/84 West area, this location is beneficial as you miss all the awful Waterbury construction. The below route is approx 4 miles from Exit 26 to the Prospect Library:
Exit 26 off 84 West (Prospect/Cheshire)
LEFT at bottom of Exit/signal light
FIRST RIGHT onto Summit Road: Follow Summit Road all the way into Prospect (about 3 miles)
LEFT at signal light at intersection with Summit and Route 69 (CVS will be on your left)
LEFT at next signal light, which will be intersection of Route 69 and 68 (St. Anthony's Church will be on your Right)
IMMEDIATE RIGHT to Center Street and follow circle around to the Library. This is also the Prospect Town Green.
For those of you traveling in from the Danbury/84 East area, you can also benefit and miss the Waterbury construction by getting off the highway sooner. Below is an option for you to consider based on the traffic. The below route is approx 8 miles from Exit 17 to the Prospect Library:
Exit 17 off 84 East (Watertown/Naugatuck)
RIGHT at bottom of Exit/stop sign
Follow Route 63 to Route 68 Prospect
STRAIGHT at Intersection of Route 68 and 69 (St. Anthony's Church will be on your left)
IMMEDIATE RIGHT to Center Street and follow circle around to the Library. This is also the Prospect Town Green
If you wish, you can even get off before Exit 17 in Southbury and follow to Prospect via secondary roads.