Tech Help at Preston Public Library

TECH help is available at the Preston Public Library on Saturdays during
March. The dates available are March 9th, 16th and 23rd. Sign up for a 20-minute session from 11:00 – 11:20, 11:20 – 11:40 and 11:40 – 12:00 noon. Please call the Preston Public Library at 860-886-1010 to schedule your appointment. This program was made possible by a grant from the Preston Fund of the Community Foundation of Eastern Connecticut.

Connecticut Legal Services Presentation

We are pleased to announce that we have invited Attorney Leah Pollard
Schad of Connecticut Legal Service to attend a special presentation on Wills, Living Wills, Health Care Proxies, Powers of Attorney and Conservatorships on Wednesday, April 24th at 1:00 p.m. The doors to the Preston Senior Center will open at 12:30 p.m. Limited seating is available. Bring your questions and concerns and have them addressed by Atorney Pollard Shad.

 

CLS is Connecticut’s largest not for profit law firm. “Our mission is to
provide access to justice and protect the critical civil legal rights of low-income
individuals and families through representation, systemic advocacy, advice,
collaboration, and education. We serve low-income families in 122 of the 169
Connecticut communities (our sister agencies serve areas of greater Hartford and
greater New Haven). Our service area includes hundreds of thousands of families
eligible for our services. We protect and secure critical civil legal rights for our
clients and advance access to justice for all Connecticut residents. We produce
optimal individual and community results, and continuously strive to increase the impact and efficiency of our work. Our staff are our greatest asset. They are
supported by their work environment and enriched by the individual and
collective difference they make.

Our partners, funders, and the communities we serve view us as a trusted
partner and recognized leader. Our Board members are active ambassadors for
our organization and create access to resources, expertise, and relationships to
support our work”.

Monthly Blood Pressure Screenings by UNCAS Health

The 2nd Monday of each month from 12:45-1:45pm

Beginning on March 11th 

 

Nurses from Uncas Health District will be available at the Preston Senior Center to take blood pressures and answer health question which you may have. There is no charge to this important service and all are welcome to participate.
No appointments are necessary and it is a first come, first serve basis.

March TVCCA Cafe Menu

We will be offering a “Special Meal” on Monday, March 18th to our
participants. It will be the St. Patrick’s Day Celebration meal which will include
Corned Beef & Cabbage, Steamed Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, Dinner Roll &
Margarine, Irish Soda Bread, Apple Juice, and beverage. There is a suggested
donation for this meal only of $4.50. To register for the meal, please make your
selection by Monday, March 11th

 

Contact the senior center directly at 860-889- 0770 or by leaving a message at the Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 ext.6 leaving your name, phone number and day(s) which you choose to participate.

 

The entire calendar of March includes the following menu selections:

March 4th: Stuffed Chicken Kiev, Rice Pilaf, Green Beans, Fresh Oranges, Bread, Margarine and beverage.
March 11th: Meatballs Marinara, Pasta Shells w/Herbs, Peas, Mandarin Oranges, Bread, Margarine and beverage.
March 18th: Corned Beef & Cabbage menu as previously stated with the
suggested donation of $4.50 per person 60 years of age and older.
March 25th: Beef Stew, Steamed Parsley Potatoes, Broccoli, Birthday Treat, Orange Juice, Bread, Margarine and beverage.

 

The suggested donation for the meal program is $3.00 per person who is 60
years of age or older with the exception of a “Special Meal” which has an increase
over the normal suggested donation amount. If you have any question regarding

Bring Me Back Home Registry

Bring Me Back Home (BMBH) is a new registry for Connecticut residents to assist in the recovery of missing or wandering persons whose cognitive challenges may lead to confusion and disorientation such as those with dementia or autism.  The information you provide is confidential and secure and can only be accessed by law enforcement personnel in the event of an emergency.

After registering your loved one with cognitive challenges in the Bring Me Back Home program, the information is then part of the statewide registry accessible by law enforcement personnel if an emergency occurs.  If your loved one wanders or is missing, individuals should call 911 immediately and indicate that they are registered with the Bring Me Back Home program.

For more information and to register for Bring Me Back Home,

Visit: ct.gov/BMBH

 

Welcome Nurse Barbara LPN

Barbara Boiselle LPN of Harford Healthcare Community Health will be providing preventative screenings, disease specific education, medication education, and care coordination to Norwich seniors (age 55 and older).  Barbara will be at Rose City Senior Center on Mondays and Thursdays and in the community at various Norwich senior housing locations on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Barbara will be focused on screenings, education, and referrals only, and will not provide any active treatment.  During a typical visit, she will record vitals, including blood pressure, temperature, oxygen, heart rate, respirations, pain, and weight.  She can provide testing as needed, including blood sugar, A1C, cholesterol, and hemoglobin.  Test results and any need for follow up care will be discussed.

Barbara can also help with scheduling physician appointments, medication refills and work with your pharmacy or doctor to address medication concerns.  Answers to your medication questions and medication education will be offered during your appointment.

Appointments are needed.  To schedule an appointment with Nurse Barbara LPN,

Call: (860) 889-8331 x6416  or  Email: Barbara.Boiselle@HHChealth.org

 

Connecticut Library for Accessible Books

The Connecticut Library for Accessible Books (CT LAB) is a network library of the Library of Congress’ National Library Service for the Blind and Print Disabled (NLS).  CT LAB lends books and magazines in audio and braille formats, for free, to any Connecticut resident who is unable to read regular print due to a visual, reading, or physical disability.

All materials can be either mailed to you and returned postage-free or downloaded to your personal computer or mobile device.  The NLS collection includes nonfiction, fiction, bestsellers, magazines, and the NLS music section.

An application must be filled out to register for service and signed by an appropriate certifying authority (e.g. doctor, nurse, etc.).  Call the CT State Library or visit their website for an application.

For more information, Visit: ctstatelibrary.org/ctlab

Call: CT State Library (800) 842-4516  or  Email: csl.AccessibleBooks@ct.gov

 

Generations Family Health Center

Wednesday, March 27th from 11:45am-12:45pm

 

A community health worker from Generations Family Health Center will be at the Senior Center to discuss the health care services they offer.  Generations offers access to Primary Care (Medical, Dental and Behavioral Health) and is currently accepting new patients of all ages.  Generations also offers assistance with insurance applications, a Sliding Fee Scale available, assistance with linkages to financial benefits, and can help you to afford your prescriptions.

Drop-in between 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. to discuss your heath care needs.  Appointment not needed.

Generations Family Health Center is located at 330 Washington Street, Norwich.

 

Ukulele Lessons

 

Wednesdays in March at 12:30 p.m

Interested in learning how to play the Ukulele?  No experience is needed, just a willingness to learn something new and have fun playing.  This 6-week beginner class began in February.

You can still join the last four classes in March.  The last class will be on Wednesday, March 27th.

You must bring your own ukulele.  Reasonably priced ukuleles can be purchased on Amazon.

Please sign up at Reception if interested.