Pets – Content by Judy

    I recently got a puppy and I can’t tell you how much richer my life is because of our new little beagle, Harriett! She makes us laugh. She gets us up and moving. She’s funny and smart. I think we are going to be in trouble cuz she might be a little too smart.

    The CDC article I was recently reading states that studies show the bond between people and pets lowers stress, increases fitness and brings happiness which can lead to decreased blood pressure, decreased cholesterol and triglyceride levels, decreased feelings of loneness with increased opportunities for exercise and socialization. Plus, pets can help us with weight loss.

    When considering what to get for a pet we should be considering how long the pet will live. What they eat. How much exercise they will need? How big or small will it be when full grown. Are pets allowed where you live. How much time you have for a pet? How much will the pet cost between vet bills, food, grooming, etc.

    Another thing is pet insurance. This is becoming more popular and can be quite affordable. And can cover those unexpected illnesses and accidents.

    And before you get your pet. Figure out what pet you might want. The cost and time commitment. Reasons why that pet might not be a good idea. Ask yourself – will my life be richer if I get this pet? Or should I consider a cat instead? Maybe fish?

    If you haven’t had a pet before you might want to consider a parakeet, a gecko, a gerbil or guinea pig. They are pretty easy to care for.

    And remember the benefits!! Companionship, movement and laughter. Pets can give us a new meaning and purpose in life. My grandkids have come to visit more so they can see the puppy.

    Most households in the US have at least one pet. You just need to pick the right pet for you and your household. We all are better off for loving a pet.

    Books for Sale

    Check out the books for sale located across from the Reception desk.  New selections are added weekly by the Library volunteers.  Paperbacks and hardcovers available.  Books are used but in great condition.  They sell for 10¢ each or 3 for 25¢.  You can’t beat that deal!  Stop by and check them out!


    Tuesday, March 17th- Annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Fundraiser

    Time: 12:00pm

    Cost: $10.00 per person

    Menu: Corned Beef, Cabbage, Boiled Potatoes, Carrots, Bread, Dessert, Coffee and Tea

    St. Patrick’s Day Themed Entertainment by Karen Wagner-Iovanna.

    Tickets available at Reception Desk starting Monday, February 3rd   *Pay when you Sign Up*  

    Last Day to Purchase Tickets: Monday, March 9th (or until we sell out).


    Thursday, January 23rd- Talk: Are You Prepared for Flooding and Storms?

    Time: 10:30am

    Do you know what to do to be prepared for an impending storm?  Please join Mary Ellen Welch, Family and Consumer Sciences Educator from the University of Connecticut Extension, as she discusses steps to take in order to be prepared in advance of storms.

    Topics to be discussed include:

    • Making a personal supply kit.
    • The importance of staying in touch with a family member or friend.
    • Deciding whether to stay in place or evacuate before a storm.
    • Having a small emergency fund.
    • Dealing with power outages.

    Please sign up at Reception if you will be attending.


    Adult Diapers

    The Senior Center occasionally has packages of adult diapers donated which are available to seniors in need.  If you are in need of some, please ask.  Be aware that we cannot take requests for certain brand names.  We can let you know if we have the size and type (pull-on, tab or pads) you are looking for.