Programs

    Please check out our NLSC virtual recreational programs:

     

    PROGRAM NAME: PROGRAM

    DATE:

    PROGRAM START TIME: CONTACT FOR REGISTRATION: REGISTRATION DEADLINE:
    Yoga with Rosemary

    (Free and exclusive to NL residents 55+)

    Ongoing,

    Tuesdays & Thursdays

    10am Rosemary Gentile: rgyoga19@gmail.com Ongoing, starts July 2nd, 2020
    Zumba with Holly

    (Contact Holly for fees)

    Ongoing:

    Mondays, Wednesdays& Fridays

    8:30am Holly Medwick: holly@medwick.net Ongoing, starts July 1st, 2020
    Tai Chi with Morris

    (Free to NL residents 55+, others contact Morris for fees)

    Ongoing:

    Tuesdays & Thursdays,

    10am Morris Burch:

    Burchmorris80@gmail.com

    Ongoing, starts July 9th, 2020
             

     

    Also… The Senior Centers across Connecticut have created a shared on-line activities program calendar. To access it, please call or e-mail Marina (860) 437-6339 / mvracevic@newlondonct.org.

    The 75 Best Virtual Museum Tours Around the World [Art, History, Science, and Technology]

    The spread of COVID-19 has placed a halt on so many things in our lives,
    especially our ability to travel, causing many to cancel the vacations they had
    planned. But while we may be stuck inside, that doesn’t mean we can’t have
    some new experiences in the meantime. So we’ve put together an ultimate list
    of 75 world-class museums that offer virtual tours that you can visit from the
    comfort of your couch!

    Many of the virtual tours include exhibit walk-throughs and the ability to examine some of the world’s best paintings, sculptures, and other pieces up close and personal. These virtual tours are jam-packed with enough details to make you feel like you’re really visiting the museum. The experiences are sure to entertain the whole family, an art or history buff, or even those of us who want to imagine the joys of travel again!

    We’ve broken our list down into 4 easy to review sections, including art, natural
    history, science and technology, and history museums. So whether you prefer to
    take in a painting at the Van Gogh museum, check out an SR-71 Blackbird at the
    Museum of Flight, or gaze upon the Rosetta Stone, this list has it all!

    https://upgradedpoints.com/best-virtual-museum-tours/

    NASA Is Offering Free Virtual Tours of Space

    At some point or another you’ll find yourself desperate to escape the confines
    of your quarantine lifestyle. The good news? You can do so without risking
    your health or that of others. Virtually tour the world’s most iconic

    museums, historic landmarks, or somewhere that was off-limits before the
    stay-at-home orders were even instituted: outer space.

    https://www.thrillist.com/news/nation/nasa-virtual-tours-of-space

    Fun (and Free!) Senior Online Games

    The Internet is an entertaining place. Aside from communicating with
    friends and family as well as acting as one giant encyclopedia, the
    Internet also provides a plethora of fun, in particular, senior online
    games. There are tons of these games for seniors available, ranging
    from those that sharpen your cognitive skills to those that are simply
    an easy and enjoyable way to pass the time.

    But with hundreds and thousands of senior online games available
    right at your fingertips, sometimes it can be a little overwhelming to
    find the best ones. So, we’ve checked out a few sites in order to
    compile a list of the best (and free!) senior online games.

    Fun (and Free!) Senior Online Games

    Resources for New London Seniors

    City Updates: http://www.ci.new-london.ct.us/

    State updates: https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus

    Infoline-2-1-1

    2-1-1 is your one-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more.  2-1-1 is always ready to assist you find the help you need.  Dial 2-1-1 or search online.  If you are outside Connecticut or have a problem using the 2-1-1 number, dial 1-800-203-1234.

    Text CTCOVID to 898211 for updates

    Food Assistance

    • L. Senior Center Food Pantry (for 60+ only), 120 Broad Street, Mon-Fri, 9am-3pm
    • L. Senior Center (60+)– TVCCA Meals-on-Wheels and “Grab n’ Go” (860) 447 – 5232
    • New London Community Meal Center, 12 Montauk Ave., (860) 444-7745
    • Vincent De Paul Church, 120 Cliff St., Norwich, CT, (860)-889-7374 – no residency req.
    • End Hunger CT-EHC! SNAP Call Center Hours (English & Spanish –1-866.974.7627)

    For referral to the following food pantries, call TVCCA (860-444-0006, ext. 8):

    • Salvation Army-11 Governor Winthrop Blvd., (860) 443-6409
    • St James Episcopal Church Food Pantry + Meal Center, 76 Federal St., (860) 439-0740
    • New London Area Food Pantry (OIC), 106 Truman St., (860) 443-6680

     

    Groceries (Delivered)

     Aldi’s – (Fee’s Vary)

    Online Order Only –https://shop.aldi.us/

    Delivery and In-Store only

    • Amazon prime-online only   https://primenow.amazon.com/
    • NSA Supermarket- (860) 437 – 7100 Will deliver groceries for free, and will take orders via phone
    • Stop & Shop– Peapod (Fees vary)

    Online Order Only – https://www.peapod.com/

    NO Pick-up available (Temporarily Paused)

    In-Store open ONLY to age 60 and over as well as customers who may have weakened immune systems from 6:00 A.M. – 8:00 A.M. Daily. Open to Public for remaining hours.

    • Shoprite– (Fees vary, at this time no fees for seniors)

    Online Order – https://shop.shoprite.com/store/a4214012

    Phone Service Order – 1-800- ShopRite – 1-800-746-7748

    Offers Delivery

    • Target– (Membership to Pay Annually/Monthly)

    ONLINE ORDER ONLY – Shipt.com

    Offers Delivery

    • Walmart– (Fee’s Vary)

    Online Order Only – https://grocery.walmart.com/

    Offers Pick – Up

    Deliveries extremely limited currently

     

    Assistance with Rent and Utilities

    • Catholic Charities, 28 Huntington St., (860) 443-5328
    • New London Senior Center (Women, 62+ years only), 120 Broad Street, (860) 437 – 6339
    • Salvation Army-11 Governor Winthrop Blvd., (860) 443-6409
    • TVCCA, 83 Huntington Street, (860) 444 – 0006

    Homeless Shelter

    Call 2-1-1 in you are homeless and in need of shelter.

    New London Homeless Hospitality, 325 Huntington St., (860) 439-1573

    Covenant Shelter, 42 Jay St., (860) 443-0537

     

    Medical Insurance

    Access Health CT  

    New Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured Connecticut Residents                                    New Special Enrollment Period starts Thursday, March 19 and ends Thursday, April 2.

    • Uninsured individuals can sign up for health insurance coverage through Access Health CT during the NEW Special Enrollment Period from Thursday, March 19 – Thursday, April 2, 2020.
    • The effective date of coverage for all enrollments during the NEW Special Enrollment Period will be April 1, 2020.
    • The only way to sign up for this NEW Special Enrollment Period is by calling 1-855-365-2428.

    Individuals, who experience a Qualifying Life Event (e.g. loss of coverage due to job change or unemployment) or qualify for Medicaid/Children’s Health Program (CHIP), can ALWAYS enroll online, in-person or over the phone and all help is free.

    Medicare– Call: 1-800-MEDICARE

    CHOICES-Connecticut’s program for Health Insurance assistance, outreach, information and referral, counseling, and eligibility screening: 1-800-690-6998.

     

    Medical Transportation

    New London Senior Center – (860) 447 – 5232-Rides are available for New London residents 55+, for essential medical appointments, pharmacy, and grocery shopping only.

    Veyo Transportation for Husky clients only: 1-855-478-7350

     

    Other Agencies                                                                                                                                   

    • DSS-Department of Social Services-1-855-626-6632 Assistance with SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), Medical Assistance and SAGA (Cash assistance for single disabled adults with no children), TFA (Temporary Family Assistance for families with children under 18 years)  https://connect.ct.gov/

    PLEASE READ:

    Due to a weakening of the immune system that occurs as a result of normal aging, as well as to development of various illnesses and diseases, it is extremely important for our aging residents to take the recommendations of the health experts seriously as the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic progresses. Now that a presence of the coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in our communities, the aging individuals are strongly encouraged to self-isolate until further notice. 

    Self-isolation is a precautionary measure to protect yourself and others from possibly contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19). We know it may be a stressful time, but taking these measures will help protect your own health, and the health of your family and friends. For the time being, we ask that you, please, limit your contact with others as much as possible. Furthermore, you should avoid having visitors to your home, but it is okay for friends, family or delivery drivers to drop off food and supplies. Please wash your hands with a soap and water frequently, avoid touching your face, avoid handshakes, and stand at a distance of at least 6 feet from others. You should not share dishes, drinking glasses, cups, eating utensils, towels, pillows or other items with other people in your home. After using these items, you should wash them thoroughly with soap and water, place them in the dishwasher for cleaning or wash them in your washing machine.

    Contact your family doctor’s office if you are experiencing the following: fever, cough, and shortness of breath, and tell them about your symptoms. They will provide you with further care recommendations.