Senior Resources

Voluntown Liaison for the Elderly

Joan Barrus  joanbarrus156@comcast.net


Senior Farmer’s Market Vouchers

This Department of Agriculture program supports local farmers and provides fresh produce to low income seniors in Voluntown. Vouchers are used to purchase fruits, vegetables and honey from certified vendors at the Voluntown Farmer’s Market and designated farm stands in our area. New this year the vouchers can be used to purchase milk and eggs and redemption locations will be provided with the vouchers.

Who is eligible?
Recipients must be 60+
Recipients must have income less than: Household of 1 = $2,095 per month/$25,142 per year, Household of 2= $2,823 per month/$33,874 per year.
Only one set of vouchers per resident per summer.

How do you get them?
Contact Town Hall at 860-376-5880 before July 21, 2022 and ask to be put on the Senior Market Vouchers list.
Once you are on the list, voucher pick up will be on July 26, 2022, 9-10am at the Town Hall, 10am-12pm at the Voluntown Housing Authority. Vouchers can be picked up by a proxy person, but a proxy form must be filled out. (The date and income information on the proxy form is incorrect, and we know this). Vouchers will also be available at the Voluntown Farmers Market on Sunday, August 7 at the Senior Resources guest booth. 

Vouchers are available while they last. Vouchers can not be mailed or held. 

Please call Alison Dvorak, MS, RDN, CDN at 860-887-3561 or advorak@seniorresourcesec.org if you have any questions.

 


Senior and Disabled Medical Transportation Programs

Posted 5/31/22

Residents with Medicaid

Residents that have Medicaid are eligible for free transportation through the state of CT Non-Emergency Medical Transport program. Residents with Medicaid as a form of insurance need to call Veyo, the transportation provider, to request rides for medical appointments, the telephone number to call is: 1-855-478-7350. For more information on Veyo Non Medical Transport, download the guide here.

If a resident has Medicaid and another insurance, there might be non-Medicaid medical facilities that the resident visits. Veyo does not cover transportation to those facilities, the Dial-a-Ride would cover these visits. A note from the doctors office would be needed with the Dial-a-Ride registration form.

Residents without Medicaid

Starting on July 1, 2022 the Dial-a-Ride and Caregiver Mile Reimbursement Programs will be available to Voluntown residents who are Senior (age 60+) and/or with disabilities. This is a grant funded service and there is no guarantee that funding will be available all year.

There is a registration form for both programs that must be filled out and returned to Town Hall to participate. It can be downloaded and printed below, or it can be picked up at Town Hall. Each participant will be eligible for twenty-four 24 one way rides from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 while funds are available. We are currently accepting registration forms and upon approval residents will be able to schedule appointments for July as early as possible.

The Dial-a-Ride program will transport residents who have registered to (and from if needed) medical appointments anywhere in New London County, Plainfield, and Killingly. If you medical location is not in this transportation area, the Caregiver Mileage Reimbursement Program is an option.

The Caregiver Mileage Reimbursement Program reimburses friends, neighbors, family members an amount based on the IRS standard mileage rate. This program is also only for rides to and from medical appointments.

For more information on the Dial-a-Ride and the Caregiver Mileage Reimbursement Program, view the PDF here.

Senior Rides Program Mileage Reimbursement Form

To download and application, click here.

Please call 860-376-5880 or email Joan at joanbarrus156@comcast.net if you have any questions.


Posted 5/5/22


Tax Rebates/Exemption

Posted 4/2/22

Elderly and Totally Disabled Homeowners Program and Veteran’s Exemption Program

The application period for the Elderly and Totally Disabled Homeowner Program is February 1st – May 15th.  The application period for the Additional Veteran’s Exemption Program is February 1st – October 1st.  The qualifying income limits for both programs are $38,100 for single applicants and $46,400 for married applicants.  These programs require a new application be submitted every two years.  Application forms can be found on the Assessor’s page on the Voluntown website.  Copies of all 2021 income documents must be supplied at the time of application.  If you would like to find out if it’s your year to file or need assistance with your application please contact the Assessor’s office, after February 1, 2022,  at 860-376-3927 to schedule an appointment.

Renter’s Rebate Program

The application period for the Renter’s Rebate Program begins on April 1st and ends October 1st.

This program provides a reimbursement for Connecticut renters who are 65 years or older or totally disabled with the Social Security Administration, and whose income does not exceed certain limits.

The reimbursement amount is based on a graduated income scale and the amount of rent and utility payments (excluding telephone/cable) made in the calendar year prior to the year in which the renter applies.  The qualifying income limits are $38,100 for single applicants and $46,400 for married applicants.

For more information please contact the Assessor’s Office at 860-376-3927.


Prescription Discount Card

The Town of Voluntown Prescription Discount Card is available to all Voluntown residents, no matter their age, employment status, or whether they are currently insured. Residents may print a card by visiting http://ctrxdiscountcard.com, and begin using it right away. If you don’t have access to a printer, cards are available on the information wall outside the town clerk’s office. Simply bring the card to the pharmacy counter when filling a prescription.

This card was designed to be used if you do not have insurance or if something is not covered by your current insurance program. This card cannot be used in conjunction with another insurance program in order to discount your co-pays or deductible. This card can be used for pet prescriptions too!

Voluntown Seniors Group

All seniors 55 and older are welcome to join the Voluntown seniors group. Meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 1:00 at the Voluntown Firehouse. If there is a Monday holiday, the meeting is the next day. Storms cancel meetings. Lunch is served at 12:00.