Resources

 

CAREGIVER’S SUPPORT GROUP

First Tuesday of each month at 2:30 to 4:00 pm

If you are caring for a loved one and have concerns, or you simply need to talk, PLEASE come to our next meeting. The information that you share is helpful and important to YOU- the caretaker!! Facilitated by Senior Resources, our local agency on aging. We have a supply of resource books & other materials on hand which you may borrow at any time!

The caregivers support group will be the second Tuesday of the month

    Making the World a Better Place – Content by Judy

    Connecticut has lost a great leader. Edith Prague stood head and shoulders above others. She wasn’t a politician. She was an advocate for those in need. She taught by example. She gave freely of her time, energy, and expertise. Passionate, dedicated, a champion of seniors and those in need is only the start of descripting Edith Prague. She worked tirelessly to create a world and the systems needed to help others. Edith stood up when others said it couldn’t be done. She did what was right even when she knew she would pay a high price. She taught me and many, many others the skills we needed and still use today to create a better world.

    I worked with Edith to raise the income limits for ConnPACE. She made the time to help me start and build a mail in campaign that was so successful the ConnPACE asset test has carried over to the MSP program many seniors benefit from today. This campaign grew into thousands of prescription bags being mailed to key state officials from all over the state. Seniors in Connecticut continued to mail them until the income limits for ConnPACE had automatic increases that equaled Social Security increases. Parts of that program has carried over to today’s MSP – Medicare Savings Program – that offers assistance to eligible Medicare enrollees.

    During her first term as Commissioner of the Dept of Aging she stood her ground and fought for what was best for Connecticut’s seniors. Then when she wouldn’t play ball with Governor Lowell Weicker, he fired her. He went on the eliminate the Department and threw the needs of the seniors into the Department of Social Services. But Edith never quit!

    Again, I worked with Edith to successfully recreate the Department on Aging in 2013. It was a long, hard-won fight. But when it was all over, she was rightfully named the Commissioner. Unfortunately failing health caused her to leave in 2014. And without her, the Department was again swallowed up. This time into the Department of Aging and Disability Services.

    (As a side note – it’s beyond me on how aging and a disability are similar. What’s the common ground for each group? If a person celebrates a certain birthday – they then are automatically disabled? If a person has a disability that makes them old? I just don’t get it…)

    Being a true problem solver, Edith was a driving force behind lower prescription costs, long-term care, senior housing and was an expert on counseling seniors on which health insurance program was best for them.

    The legacy Edith Prague leaves the seniors of Connecticut is endless and the impact of her advocacy will be with us for decades more. She worked tirelessly to create the systems and the programs many use and benefit from today!

    Thank you, Edith for making the world a better place!!

    Neighbors Helping Neighbors!

    Now more than ever community support is so important and impactful! The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) others the support someone  needs to remain living at home either with grocery shopping needs or  phone reassurance. If you are 55+ contact us to hear how your help may  improve the quality of life of an elderly or disabled person by volunteering around your schedule to help a neighbor in your community. We are here to engage, enlighten, and inspire each other.

    GEORGIA L JAMES, PROGRAM COORDINATOR 860-425-6608 gjames@tvcca.org

    GINA KING, DIRECTOR 860-425-6617 gking@tvcca.org

     

    DIAL A RIDE 

    Medical transportation 24/7 when the Center cannot provide it for you. Eastern CT Travel vouchers may also be available.  We can also offer mileage reimbursement for travel to medical appointments.

    Call for information and Registration.

     

    AARP TAX PREPARATION

    AARP TAX PREPARATION WILL BE DONE AT ROSE CITY SENIOR CENTER AGAIN THIS YEAR. PLEASE CALL ROSE CITY AT

    860-889-5960 SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT.

     

    MOBILE FOOD PANTRY FOOD BOX DISTRIBUTION

    THURSDAY,  DEC. 16th 

    4 to 5:30 pm OR UNTIL WE RUN OUT

     

    GRISWOLD SENIOR CENTER

    22 SOULE ST,

     JEWETT CITY

     

    Food box is free

    No paperwork necessary

    First-come first-serve or until we run out  

    Please remain in your car

    Please open your trunk           

    Please wear a mask