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    No-Sew Fleece Blankets – Thank you Volunteers

    Thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who recently made no-sew fleece blankets which were donated to local need-based nonprofit organizations.  With your help, 14 blankets were

    made which will help individuals in need this winter season.  A big Thank You to senior volunteer, Cora Landry who led the class and instructed individuals in making the blankets.

     

    AARP Smart Driver Course

    Tuesdays: March 19th, May 21st, July 23th, September 17th, November 12th

    9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    The AARP Smart Driver Course (formally Driver’s Safety) is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older. It has given millions of older drivers the skills and tools they need to drive safely on today’s roads. In fact, 97% of those who take it change at least one driving behavior.

    And the best part? There are no tests to pass – just useful information to keep you safe on the road! You may get an insurance discount after taking this course! Auto insurance companies in most states provide a multi-year discount to course graduates! Please consult your insurance agent for more information about discounts available to you.

    Cost: $15 AARP Members     $20 AARP Non-Members

    Pay by check or cash on the day of the class

    Please sign up at Reception starting January 22nd.

     

    Live in the now! – CONTENT BY JUDY

    Oh, I don’t have time.

    Nope I can’t afford it.

    It’s too expensive.

    Who will take care of the dog?

    I can’t because my husband, mother, sister isn’t feeling well.

    I have to be available for my grandchildren.

    There is no one else.

    Next time I will.

    Next year I will.

    After I retire I will.

    Yes, I really really want to but….

    Have you heard and or said these things?

    Is this what stops you from doing the things you dream about? The things you want to do?

    Is this what stops you from making that bucket list.

    Well you know what – there will come a time when you really won’t be able to do those things. It will be when your spouse or traveling partner is dead. When you have lost the ability to travel. When you truly have no money left because you gave it all to the kids.

    So, change all of those things. Stop being that person who always has a reason to not do something. Become the person who is out and about. The person executing the plans.

    My in-laws died before they could do any of the above things because they always had those reasons of why not to and unfortunately, they both died within 3 months of each other in their late 60’s.

    My husband and I learned to get out there and travel, remodel the house, visit relatives, learn new things, question our wants and needs.

    Live in the now. Don’t delay! Make your plans for 2019! Be present.

    And you know what you’ll be happier. You’ll enjoy life more. You’ll have new stories to tell. And you’ll find more things you can and want to do. Get out there and enjoy life.

    Adopt-A-Family

    Norwich Human Services and Norwich Youth and Family Services are seeking individuals and organizations that are willing to adopt one or more families for our “Adopt-A-Family” program this Holiday season.  All Families are from the Norwich area, have been screened by a case manager, are known to be in need and most are living below the poverty level.

    Thanks to the kind and generous support in the past by individuals and organizations such as you, we are able to make holidays more joyful for many young children in the community.  If you or your organization would be willing to adopt at least one family, we would greatly appreciate your support.

    You may contact us at (860) 823-3778 or by email at NHS@cityofnorwich.org

    Please indicate the family size you would be willing to sponsor.  You or your organization will then be sent information about a family in need.  The information will include the first names, ages, sizes and special interests of each family member.

    Please consider sharing this request with your family and friends to help us identify new sponsors.

    Thank you!  Your kindness will not be forgotten.

    The staff at Norwich Human Services

     

    Saturday, May 20th- Rose City Senior Center Community Yard Sale -Registration Form

    Rose City Senior Center Community Yard Sale Fundraiser

    Saturday, May 20, 2017

    (rain date Sunday, May 21)

     Time: 9am – 1pm

    It’s time for our annual Community Yard Sale!

    Our parking lot will become one giant multi-seller yard sale with LOTS of items for sale.

    Be sure to stop by and shop for your next “treasure”!