Category: Services

MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT – Deadline to make changes to your plan is December 7th

Medicare Part C (Advantage Plans) and Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage).

Medicare health plans and prescription drug plans can make changes each year to things like cost, coverage providers and pharmacies.  During open enrollment, you have the opportunity to review and make changes to your plan.  Schedule an appointment to re-evaluate your current plan.

Norwich Residents ~ Please call Carolyn for an appointment (860) 889-5960

Medicare Benefits Counselor Natalie is also available to assist any seniors,

60 years and older, who live in New London County.

NL County Residents 60+ ~ Please leave a message for Natalie (860) 889-5960


Transportation Services

Once again, the Town of Preston will be joining with 11 other towns to be collaborate with the Eastern Connecticut Transportation Consortium and the CT Department of Transportation to offer transportation services for medical appointments to individuals age 60 and over and disabled adults. Please note, this is a grant funded service and there is no guarantee that funding will be available for the entire year.

This program is open to Preston residents and they have completed a registration form. Individuals who reside in Skilled Nursing Facilities are not eligible for transportation through this program. Individuals who are eligible for free transportation through Medicaid are asked to use that program instead. Thirty-six one-way rides for the period of July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 can be provided for medical appointments in New London County, as long as funding is available. Reservations must be made no later than 48 hours in advance but can be scheduled up to 2 weeks ahead. Trips can be scheduled during normal business hours. Requests for weekend & Monday trips must be made no later than Friday by 2 p.m. Personal Care Assistants (or family member acting as an escort) may accompany passengers who need extra help with entering and exiting the vehicle or have other needs that make traveling independently unsafe.


The program is free of charges for those who register for this service. If you
are interested in signing-up or have questions regarding this valuable service,
please contact the Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 ext. 6.


In addition to the afore mentioned transportation service, the Town of Preston does offer weekly shopping trips to the Lisbon shopping area and Norwich grocery stores. Our Monday shopping schedule is free of charge and registrations are necessary. Medical transportation services are offered, on a limited bases, to residents. Inquiries to either service may be directed to the Senior Affairs Office by telephoning 860-887-5581 ext. 6.


Will be available from 9:00am – 12:00pm at the Ledyard Senior Center on Monday, December 19, February 20, and April 24.  To schedule your appointment time, or for any other inquiries, please call his office at 860-599-4555. 



Full Hair Salon Services ranging from haircut, set and blow dry, color, foil, and perms are offered Tuesday and Thursdays at the Ledyard Senior Center.  Call Amy at 860-367-2896 to schedule an appointment.


Congregate Meal Program for December

We are pleased to share the menu selections for the month of December
for your review. As a reminder, reservations are necessary to participate in the
meal. The phone number is 860-889-0770. Staff are available to answer your
questions on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
December 5th: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Zucchini &
Yellow Squash, Sweet Treat, Apple Juice, Bread, Margarine and Beverage.
December 12th: Swedish Meatballs, Egg Noodles, Squash Mix w/Carrots & String
Beans, Fresh Orange, Bread, Margarine and Beverage.
December 19th: Bratwurst w/Sauerkraut, German Potato Salad, Red Cabbage,
Diced Pears, Bread, Margarine and Beverage.
December 26th: Program Closed.

VNA Blood Pressure Clinic

VNA of Southeastern CT 

Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern CT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to optimizing the health and well being of the people in our region. One of VNASC’s Core Values is to share responsibility with the community for improving its health status.

Services include clinics like our Blood Pressure Clinics: Tuesdays 11:00 am -12:00 pm and Fridays 8:45- 9:45am


Fall II Session





Registration Deadline –
Please register before the first week of class. Classes not
meeting the minimum will be cancelled for the session.

October Services

Call (860)434-4127 to schedule appointments


Mini PedicuresOctober 11, 13 by appointment $25.00

HaircutsOctober 17th and 27th by appointment $15.00

Foot Clinic with Town Nurse (does not cut toenails) –Oct by appointment FREE

Blood Pressure Clinic Daily (Mon-Fri) from 12:00 -1:00pm– no app. needed FREE

Medicare Enrollment Help For people turning 65 or new to Medicare by app. FREE

Heating Assistance Application Help Oct. 5th by appointment FREE