President’s Day Closure

The senior center will be closed on Monday, February 20th for President’s Day

ECTC Medical Transportation Changes

For all participants of our ECTC Medical Transportation grant:

There has been a significant change to this year’s program. The number of one-way medical transportation rides has been reduced from 36 one-way trips to 24 one-way trips. This change is due to the increased utilization of service requests. We are sorry for any inconvenience which this may cause.

February TVCCA Cafe Menu

Our Monday Café Program is pleased to announce our menu selections for
the month of February. They are:

February 6th: Country Style Chicken, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Corn
w/Peppers & Onions, Tropical Fruit Cup, Bread, Margarine and Beverage.
February 13th: American Chop Suey, Diced Carrots, Snap Peas, Bread,
Margarine Beverage and Fresh Orange.
February 20th: President’s Day, program CLOSED.
February 27th: Steamed Pork Dumplings, Jasmine Rice, Broccoli, Peppers &
Mushrooms, Sweet Treat, Apple Juice, Bread, Margarine and Beverage.

Persons who are 60 years of age and older are welcome to participate in the
Café Program. There is a suggested donation of $3.00 per person. Individuals
younger than sixty are welcome but a higher meal cost will be charged to those
individuals. For additional information or to make a meal reservation, please
contact the Senior Center at 860-889-0770 on Monday (9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) or
Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The program is
open to residents and non-residents alike.

AARP Tax Assistance Appointments

Wednesday, February 8th and 22nd, March 8th and 22nd and April 5th

Available time slots are 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.

 

The AARP Tax Assistance Program has several appointment openings
available.

The program will be held at the Preston Senior Center, 42 Long Society Road

Appointment availability is based on a first come, first serve basis. Questions
regarding necessary documentation may be directed to the Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 ext.6.

Remember, this is a FREE service provided by extremely well trained and qualified tax counselors.

Disposal of Sharps by Uncas Health District

Sharps used at home are not regulated as Biomedical Waste. However,
throwing them in the household trash or flushing them down the toilet presents
serious risks for both you and others who may come in contact with such items.
Improper disposal of sharps can lead to:

  • Needle-stick injuries that cause infection and spread disease;
  • Injuries to curious children, waste haulers, recycling workers, and animals;
  • or Needles washing up on our beaches and riverbanks.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection recommends checking with your supplier (i.e., your physician, local hospital, or pharmacy) to see if they are willing to accept properly packaged used sharps. Some companies even offer mail-back disposal services to their customers.

To properly dispose of sharps:

  • Seal them in rigid, puncture-resistant containers that you can’t see through (i.e., bleach or detergent bottles, coffee cans, etc.);
  • Label the containers “Do Not Recycle,” and,
  • Reinforce containers with heavy-duty tape before throwing them in your
    household trash.

DO NOT:

  • Throw loose needles in the trash;
  • Flush needles down the toilet:
  • Place needles in soda bottles, cans, or glass containers’ or,
  • Put sharps containers in the recycling bin.

** Scam Alert **

Staff and clients have begun reporting messages appearing to be from DSS
regarding their EBT card and Renewal. These messages are scams, individuals
should not call back the number listed on the text message. DSS has not yet
started texting clients regarding renewals.

It asks for the caller to enter their card number and PIN in an attempt to
steal their benefits.

Messages from DSS will only be sent from the BC (Benefits Center) Number,
which is 1-855-626-6632 and will only direct individuals to www.mydss.ct.gov, and will contain the first name and the last 4 digits of the client id.

If the individual called the telephone number back and/or provided someone with their card number/PIN via telephone, they should immediately call and change their EBT PIN by calling the EBT phone line: 1-888-328-2666.

In addition, the individual should check their EBT balance either through that
number or online at www.mydss.ct.gov. If it appears that they have stolen your
benefits, you should contact your local police department.

** Scam Alert **

FROM THE PRESTON RESIDENT TROOPER’S OFFICE

 

There has been a scam that has targeted the population which claims to be a representative of law enforcement or the States Attorney’s office. These scammers are stating they have a member of your family (son/daughter/grandchildren) in custody (under arrest) for some sort of serious car crash. They will try and convince you to pay them some sort of “bond” to release your family member. They do this either over the phone (using gift cards) or to a courier. These fees are somewhere between $10,000.00-$20,000.00. These scammers will try to convince you to not to bother calling your family member as they have “seized” their cell phone. The couriers that are being sent to pick up the money are from ride sharing/taxicab service applications (such as Uber) and aren’t necessarily part of the scam.

POLICE DEPARTMENTS, STATE POLICE BARRACKS, OR ANY COURTS WILL NEVER TAKE BOND PAYMENTS OVER THE PHONE OR THROUGH A COURIER. THIS SCAM HAS TARGETED PRESTON RESIDENTS!!!!!!!!!!

If you receive this scam call please hang up and if you are worried the call might be real call the CT State Police Troop E Barracks at 860-848-6500. If you call us the desk Trooper or Dispatcher will tell you over the phone if you are being scammed or not.

If you feel you may have fallen victim to this scam call the Troop E Barracks as soon as you realize it. The sooner we know the better.

February TVCCA Cafe Menu

To make a reservation for lunch, contact the Senior Center office by 12pm the day prior by either calling at 860-739-5859 or stopping by. Lunch is served at 11:45am. Suggested donation $3pp.

2
Sloppy Joe w/Bun, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables Medley, Pineapple Tidbits

7
Birthday Celebration

Beef Stew, Steamed Parsley Potatoes, Broccoli, Birthday Treat, Orange Juice

9
Stuffed Shells/Marinara, Carrot Coins, Waxed Beans, Applesauce Cup

14
Cuban Pulled Pork, Spanish Rice, Cauliflower, Carrots & Snap Peas, Tropical Fruit Cup

16
Whole Grain Fish Sticks, Tater Tots, Broccoli, Peppers & Mushrooms, Diced Pears

21
Chicken Parmesan, Pasta Shells w/Marinara, Zucchini & Yellow Squash, Fresh Fruit

23
Pork Sausage & Gravy, Home Fries, Broccoli, Diced Peaches

28
Cheese Omelet, Home Fries, Squash Mix w/Carrots & String Beans, Pineapple Tidbits

 

1% milk and whole grain bread are served with each meal.

Over The Hill Hiking Group: February Hikes

Hikers from other towns are welcome to participate.

Medium hikes may have a few hills, rocks or beach sand. The difficult hike is more strenuous; participants must have completed two medium hikes with the group before enrolling into a difficult hike.

All hikes are approximately three to four miles long, and will begin at 9:30 A.M.
Hikers who wish to carpool should meet at East Lyme Senior Center at 9:00 A.M.

Distances, locations and leaders are subject to change, if necessary.

All hikers must register for each hike by calling the East Lyme Senior Center – 860-739-5859.

Hikers are to bring water and sturdy shoes; and lunch, insect repellant and sunscreen if desired

 

February Hikes:

February 3 – Pequot Woods Park, Mystic
Moderate
Chuck
February 10 – Stenger Farm Park, Waterford
Easy
Cindy & Heidi
February 17 – Johnston Preserve, Lyme
Moderate
Susan & Heidi
February 24 – Airline Trail/Comstock Bridge, Colchester
Easy
Heidi

ROMEO Club at Longhorn Steakhouse

Wednesday, February 22nd at 11:30am 

 

So, what is the ROMEO Club? (Retired Old Men Eating Out)
They eat out, have fun, make and keep friends. Men Only!

Trip fee is $5pp (transportation only),