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    CONTENT BY JUDY – The scoop on Expos, Home Shows and Trade Shows for you and for businesses too

    Live demonstrations

    Health screenings

    Give-a-ways

    Door prizes

    Free presentations

    These are just a few of the things available at Expos, Home Shows and Trade Shows. Most are free or very low cost to attend. They are great ways to learn about services and providers you might need. You can also compare agencies.

    Discover what’s available in your area. Search out the booths with recreation, travel, insurance, fitness, Senior Centers and more. You can make a list at home and then go to an expo and talk with providers about what you need and how they can help you and your family. You can get the answers. And if the person you are talking with doesn’t have the information or service you are looking for, they can probably point out a booth that can help you.

    Start watching for and listening for the upcoming Expos, Home Shows and Trade Shows. Generally, they are start in the spring and end in the fall. Check Area Agencies on Aging, Senior Centers and area housing units. Some might be hosted by major companies for their retirees. Plan on attending yearly for a few years. You can never learn everything at just one. Plus, you’re adapt to meet up with folks you know and have a few friendly chats as well.

    AND if you are a business then you want to be a vendor! Your company needs to always be growing and teaching. Expos, Home Shows and Trade Shows are great ways to meet lots of people. If you want to be a part of the health screening let the organizer know. The same with presentations and demonstrations. Your company could be a great addition! It is an excellent way to grow those new costumers. Plus, it puts a face to your business.

    Get out there and be seen. Stand up at your booth. It makes you more approachable. Give meaningful items. Engage with the folks passing by. You never know where any connection or contact might lead. Let other vendors know what you do and who your company is. Grow connections. Build relationships. And whatever you do stay off your phone!

    And hey make sure you stop by the SeniorCenterCt.org table and say Hi! Be sure to tell us you read about us here!

    Sunday, April 28th- Annual Prom Brunch Fashion Show

    Please join the Montville Social Services & MHS for our Annual Prom Brunch Fashion Show on Sunday, April 28th from 9:00-11:00 AM. (Two showings 9:45 & 10:45). $8.00 donation request. Delicious Brunch and a beautiful Fashion Show with students from the Montville High School. Funds raised will
    allow us to send students to their Prom that might not otherwise be able to go!
    Come join the fun!

    Sunday, June 2nd- Tag Sale

    Out next Montville Senior Club Tag Sale will be on Sunday, June 2nd from 9:00am – 1:00pm at the Montville Tag Sale Building!

    If interested in helping, please let us know! If you would like to support, come on down and get those great finds you have been looking for!

    Creative Writing Project

    We are working on a creative writing project (that you can do on your own time / place) with a class of students from Montville High School. The project will include writing a letter to your “young” self about all of the things you have seen and done and how different life actually turned out to be. A date will be set to meet with the students to discuss “our” letters with “theirs”. (they are writing to their future selves). Join us for a fun creative actives! See Kathie for detail!

     

    Help- Content by Judy

    We have all heard the Beatles song “When I was younger, so much younger than today…” “Help me if you can….” And this song brings to mind that the definition of help has many meanings. To give help and to receive help are two very different things. We all have a tendency to offer our help but are reluctant to ask for help. Now why is that!! We can’t help each other if no one ever asks for assistance.

    What’s so hard about asking? We don’t want to bother anyone. We don’t want to be a burden. We can do everything! All of the time! All by ourselves!

    Now how ridiculous is that statement!! We need doctors, electricians, plumbers, accountants, mailmen, and on and on. We need services, assistance and relief in many different ways from the time we are born until the time we die.

    We accept, hire, allow support and services every day. We just don’t term it as “help”. Reconsider all of those things. Perhaps it will assist you in redefining the word “help”.

    And then we want to step forward, chip in and offer a lending hand to others. It might be cutting our neighbors grass, picking something up for a friend, giving a ride so your sister can drop her car of at the dealership. Doing these things makes us feel good. We want to volunteer. Maybe at the school, the senior center, the library, for scouts, as a fireman or EMT. We want to help others.

    We by nature are very giving. It’s easy to offer but remember others can’t give if you don’t ask. And your ask doesn’t have to be big. It can be as simple as “Can you bring me back a coffee when you get yours?” So, the next time someone asks if they can do anything for you… say YES! Both of you will feel good about it.