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    The next success could be yours! – CONTENT BY JUDY

    After many years working as a Senior Center Director I choose to start my business as a way to help the community learn about Senior Centers and the services and resources available to seniors and their families. And boy, I’ve learned a lot since I started SeniorCenterCt.org.

    This idea for SeniorCenterCt.org developed from area Senior Center Directors exploring how they would change and evolve to accommodate the soon to arrive baby boomers. We talked with Maria Miranda of Miranda Creative and the foundation for a collaborative 9 town senior center website was born.

    From that point to now the learning curve has been huge. I’m proud to say that SeniorCenterCt.org and I continue to grow every day. Maria continues to be my mentor along with Debra Jane, my finance wizard and many others have become my sounding boards.

    And then I was fortunate enough for Arlene to become my mentor through SCORE. A retired marketing and strategic planning expert Arlene readily pitches in and is guiding me with the marketing and branding of SeniorCenterCt.org.

    We always need to remember we don’t travel our journey alone and in order to meet Arlene I needed to discover SCORE.

    SCORE is a wonderful free resource that has the nation’s largest network of volunteer business mentors. There are over 10,000 expert volunteers in 300 chapters.

    In 2018, SCORE mentors helped start 32,387 businesses and create 135,687 jobs.

    SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration and is there to help you achieve your dream as a small business owner. They are there every step of the way to teach and guide you as you grow.

    When you go to the SCORE website you can choose “find a mentor”, “take a workshop” or “browse the library”. You can find the SCORE location nearest to you. You can become a volunteer. You can see the impact SCORE makes.

    Explore this website. View a webinar. Read an article. Learn how to use your stats and data to drive growth. Take a Workshop.

    There are even podcasts you can listen to as you drive to your next appointment.

    And yes, everything SCORE does truly is free.

    Score will always be there for you to access. Let them help you grow personally and professionally as your business evolves and thrives.

    As SCORE says, “The next success could be yours!”

    Who are they talking about??? CONTENT BY JUDY

    Who are they referring to when they mention those words elders, oldster, Senior Citizen, old timer, elderly…

    Is it you they’re talking about, ME??? Or are they referring to themselves….

    You know I’m not sure anymore because I’m also hearing boomers, GEN X, retirees, and then “Active Ager”

    Now I’m liking that term – Active Ager. You know it really does kinda fit doesn’t it…

    When you think about your parents, grandparents and perhaps a great grandparent and then yourself – you can see that at certain points each generation is very different at say 40, 60 and now 80.

    For example, it is becoming quite popular to be a new parent at 40 while 2 generations ago the majority become grandparents at 40.

    So, you see each generation is indeed younger than the generations before them.

    Social Security picked age 65 for retirement because for most people that is about when life ended. If they were to pick an age now it most likely would be in the neighborhood of 75 or 80.

    And if we are living well into our 80’s, 90’s and even into 100 we need to live that life actively!!

    Thus “Active Ager” Look around. Set goals. Start a whole new life to be lived fully. Start a new career! Pick one that’s fun. Something you couldn’t do all those years ago.

    It’s never too late!    It’s never too late to live!

    STATE OF CONNECTICUT’S RENTERS’ REBATE PROGRAM- **UPDATE**

    UPDATE: Please call us to make an appointment: (860)447-5232.  Program ends October 1, 2019

    To qualify you have to be: Living in New London, disabled or 65 years or older.

    Documents to bring to your appointment: Valid drivers license or ID, proof of disability from Social Security , rent receipts for each month of 2018 (or a statement from  your landlord listing how much you paid in rent for each month of 2018), all statements of income from 2017 (e.g. Social Security, pension, tax return, etc.), and statement of all utility bills you paid in 2018.  Apply April 1 – October 1,  2019 by calling: 860-447-5232

     

    STATE OF CONNECTICUT’S RENTERS’ REBATE PROGRAM

    To qualify you have to be: Living in New London, disabled or 65 years or older.

    Documents to bring to your appointment: Valid drivers license or ID, proof of disability from Social Security , rent receipts for each month of 2018 (or a statement from  your landlord listing how much you paid in rent for each month of 2018), all statements of income from 2017 (e.g. Social Security, pension, tax return, etc.), and statement of all utility bills you paid in 2018.  Apply April 1 – October 1,  2019 by calling: 860-447-5232