- 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)
- 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
- 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)
- Shoprite– (Fees vary, at this time no fees for seniors)
- Target– (Membership to Pay Annually/Monthly)
- Walmart– (Fee’s Vary)
- 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
- 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.
- 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/
- Social Security Administration-1-877-409-8429 https://www.ssa.gov/
- Department of Labor-Filing for Unemployment (860) 263-6000 http://www.ctdol.state.ct.us/
|PROGRAM START TIME:||CONTACT FOR REGISTRATION:||REGISTRATION DEADLINE:|
|Yoga with Rosemary
(Free and exclusive to NL residents 55+)
Tuesdays & Thursdays
|10am||Rosemary Gentile: firstname.lastname@example.org||Ongoing, starts July 2nd, 2020|
|Zumba with Holly
(Contact Holly for fees)
Mondays, Wednesdays& Fridays
|8:30am||Holly Medwick: email@example.com||Ongoing, starts July 1st, 2020|
|Tai Chi with Morris
(Free to NL residents 55+, others contact Morris for fees)
Tuesdays & Thursdays,
|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 / firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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.
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.
City Updates: http://www.ci.new-london.ct.us/
State updates: https://portal.ct.gov/coronavirus
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
For referral to the following food pantries, call TVCCA (860-444-0006, ext. 8):
Aldi’s – (Fee’s Vary)
Online Order Only –https://shop.aldi.us/
Delivery and In-Store only
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.
Online Order – https://shop.shoprite.com/store/a4214012
Phone Service Order – 1-800- ShopRite – 1-800-746-7748
ONLINE ORDER ONLY – Shipt.com
Online Order Only – https://grocery.walmart.com/
Offers Pick – Up
Deliveries extremely limited currently
Assistance with Rent and Utilities
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
Access Health CT
New Special Enrollment Period for Uninsured Connecticut Residents New Special Enrollment Period starts Thursday, March 19 and ends Thursday, April 2.
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.
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
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.