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    Games Anyone?

    Our Card Room is looking empty in the afternoons!  We are looking for people interested in forming afternoon card groups to play Pinochle or Bridge.  We also have a variety of board games available if anyone wants to form a group to play different games.  Please see Hilary or Mike if you are interested!

     

    2018 Inclement Weather Notice

    If the area experiences bad weather – classes, programs and transportation may be cancelled OR the Senior Center may be closed.

    Weather related cancellations and closings are posted on

    WFSB TV Channel 3, WICH-1310AM or WCTY-97.7 FM radio stations.

    **We are listed as ROSE CITY SENIOR CENTER for cancellations and closings.**

     

    Help Make Miracles This Holiday Season St. Vincent de Paul Place Donation

    Let’s join together, open our hearts, and help those in need this holiday season.  The Rose City Senior Center will be collecting items to donate to the St. Vincent de Paul Place in Norwich.  St. Vincent de Paul Place is a community meal site and food pantry that strives to meet the needs of individuals and families who are struggling financially in the Norwich area.  Let’s help them out!

    Items that are needed: soup, canned vegetables, pasta sauce, pasta, canned fruit, tuna, jelly, peanut butter, beans, coffee, sugar, oatmeal, soap, deodorant, razors, shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shaving cream, winter hats, winter gloves, socks, toilet paper, paper towels, dog food and cat food.  Monetary donations and gift cards to Stop & Shop, ShopRite, Big Y, Walmart and Target are also appreciated.

    *Please be sure all items are canned or in plastic containersNO fresh, refrigerated or frozen items.  Also, items must be new, in unopened containers and not expired.*

    If you would like to make a donation, please drop items off at Reception no later than

    Friday, December 14th so we can get the items to St. Vincent de Paul Place!

    Thank you for your kindness!

     

    Free Stuff and Discounts – Content by Judy

    Don’t we all want something for nothing? Do you look for the bargains and ways to stretch every dollar? I’m drawn to the clearance signs like a bee to honey! So, I’ve come up with this list of discounts and free stuff for seniors, veterans and everyone else. And remember if you don’t ask you miss out.

    1. Look on Craigslist. They have a “free” listing under “for sale”.
    2. Facebook has any number of resale/yard sale pages.
    3. Free Hunting and fishing licenses if you are 65+.
    4. State parks + CT registration = free entrance. This is now included in our car registrations.
    5. Some Banks offer free checking and more.
    6. Free college tuition if you are 62+. Finish your degree. Take classes that interest you.
    7. Income tax returns – free with AARP trained preparers- check local senior centers for appt.
    8. Save 5-10% off your auto ins for taking a driving class – check senior center for AARP class.
    9. Retention dept for utilities – reduction for staying with that provider. This will take some time – maybe a half hour – but the discount will last 12-24 months.
    10. Prescription assistance for non-covered unaffordable meds – ask at your doctor’s office and ask your pharmacist.
    11. Legal assistance is available from several resources. Call 1-800-296-1467 or 1-800-453-3320 to get started.
    12. Your library – free and reduced passes to museums and attractions, e-books, e-audio.
    13. Discounts at restaurants and stores – one example is Kohl’s 15% every Wed for those 60+.
    14. Community Resources – Call or visit your Area Agency on Aging, Senior Centers or your Town’s Municipal Agent.
    15. Call your Town Hall. Town Clerks are a wealth of information.
    16. Don’t forget calling 211 – 211ct.org

    17 Browse the internet. Check any number of websites. BUT be sure to check the date for when the article was published to help judge if the information is current.

    Tuesday, November 6th- Senior Center Closed due to Voting Precinct

    On Tuesday, November 6th, the Senior Center is being used as a voting precinct.

    The building will be CLOSED for the day except for voting.  ALL Senior Center programs and classes are cancelled for the day.   ALL rooms will be closed.  NO lunch will be served. 

    We will still provide transportation to Medical Appointments and Walmart Shopping.