The July edition of the Stoneham Sentinel as well as July's detailed lunch menu are now available for download. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to be able to open and view the the files on your computer. Click here to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
To see past Sentinels, visit Community Publications site here.
Notice to Medicare Subscribers
Medicare subscribers may appeal decisions you disagree with, but all steps in the appeal process have specific time frames and other requirements. You must pay close attention to the time limits for appeals!
Some appealable situations are:
- Medicare denies your request for a health care service, supply,
- Medicare denies payment for health care you have already received
- Medicare stops covering services that you are receiving
- Medicare pays a different amount than you believe it should
- Medicare drug plann denis coverage of your medication
The Medicare Advocacy Project (MAP) provides free advice, assistance with appeals and legal representation. MAP can help anyone with Original Medicare or a Medicare Advantage Plan regardless of income. To reach MAP call the Massachusetts Senior Legal Helpline at 1-866-778-0939.
To understand and access Medicare benefits, call (781) 438-1157 and ask for a SHINE appointment. Appointments are available on Wednesdays from 11:00AM-2:00PM. Trained SHINE volunteers offer free, confidential counseling on all aspects of health insurance to anyone on Medicare. You can reach a SHINE counselor at 1-800-AGE-INFO (1-800-243-4636),then press or say 3. Once you get the SHINE answering machine, leave your name and number; a volunteer counselor will return you call as soon as possible.
Thank you for visiting our web site! Here you will find information on the Senior Center services, programs, and activities, and a variety of resources available throughout our region that enable seniors to live vibrant, active and healthy lives. The Center is housed in a beautiful, historic building, but it is our community of people that make it a truly special place to be.
Join us for lunch, stop by for a game of cards, pool, Scrabble, Monopoly, Clue or Wii. Hone your dancing or singing talents. Meet new friends, and acquaintances. Learn new skills or hobbies. Go out to museums, performances, special events, and meals with friends. Seek assistance with filing taxes, choosing the right insurance, or managing medical issues. Be driven in comfort to the doctors or to the grocery store. And if we don't have what you want, speak up! My door is always open for suggestions, comments, and questions from our seniors, and our community. We are here to serve you, and your input is essential to insure that we are doing just that. Send me an email under the"Contact Us" link, call or stop by to let me know what you think.
I do ask one favor of you. After you have visited and experienced what the Senior Center has to offer, talk us up! Tell your friends and neighbors about our activities and programs. Invite a friend to join you the next time you come. You are our best ambassador, recruiter, and public relations specialist!
See you at the Center!
A Message from the Director
I just wanted to take a minute to wish everyone a safe and happy 4th of July wit your family and loved ones. We will be closed o Friday, July 3 in observance of the holiday. On Thursday, July 2 at 2:30 PM, I invite everyone to the Stoneham Senior Centers for Sheryl Faye's presentation of "Historical Woman", a wonderful one woman show that educates and entertains. Sheryl will depict the life of Eleanor Roosevelt. This 45 minute production will conclude with a Questions and Answer period followed by an Ice Cream Social. This event is $3.oo per person. You can sign up at the front desk.
Red Sox Experience Raffle
Our friends at Stoneham Theatre are raffling a Red Sox Experience for the September 8th game against the Toronto Blue Jays, including 4 tickets to the game, limo ride from your house to Fenway and back, an opportunity for one person to throw out the first pitch, an on-field experience during team warm-ups, and dinner for four at the EMC Club. Tickets are only $10 and can be purchased at this link: http://stonehamtheatre.org/donate/redsoxraffle.html.