Your Veterans Benefits – CONTENT BY JUDY

    If you served in the military and have an honorable discharge your level of VA benefits varies according to a whole lot of factors. When you served. Where you served. How long you were in. Plus, other details.

    But the good news is there is someone out there waiting to help you figure out which benefits you are entitled to.

    And I used the word “entitled” because they are your benefits. You earned them by serving and you deserve them.

    And remember things are always changing. So, if you asked about your VA benefits when you first got out or five years ago. Even last year. Ask again because lots of factors have changed.

    I mentioned having an honorable discharge and even that has been relooked at.

    Also depending on your service, you might be entitled to things someone else doesn’t get. Or they get something you can’t get.

    And regardless there is help out there for all veterans.

    Depending on where you live is where you need to go. A great starting point is the VA website and it’s super easy to find. Go to the website and poke around. Its jam packed with information for you.

    Check with your Senior Center and Town Hall. They can point you in the right direction. Call your Senator and Representative they can help as well.

    Here in Connecticut each town has a Veteran Representative trained to help all veterans. There are VA clinics and VA hospitals. Plus, a growing number of Veterans Coffeehouses.

    Ask for guidance. Stop in talk with the folks. Share your story.

    Remember to visit for the website.

    Make some phone calls!

    They are waiting to help you!!

    Wednesday, September 4th- Norwich Flea & Tick Collar Clinic

    Provided by The Connecticut Humane Society.  Appointments NOT needed.  No Cost.

    Who can attend this clinic? Any pet owner in New London County (and their dog or cat).

    What will be provided to dogs or cats at this clinic? Free Seresto flea & tick collar for up to 2 pets. These collars protect dogs and cats for 8 months against fleas and ticks.

    Do I need to bring my pet(s) with me? Yes! Pets must be present at the clinic and must be older than 12 weeks to receive a collar.

    Is there a limit to the number of pets I bring? Each family is limited to 2 pets. Only dogs and cats will be seen. All dogs must be leashed and all cats must be in carriers.

    We reserve the right to refuse sick, pregnant, or aggressive pets.

    Do I need an appointment? No. Free collars will be given out from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

    Where is the clinic held? The clinic will be held at the Rose City Senior Center (Art Room).

    Questions? Please call Ashley (860) 594-4500 x6308.


    Wednesday, December 11th- Holiday Craft Fair -Artists and Crafters Wanted!

    Time: 9:30am to 1:30pm

    We are looking for art and craft vendors who are interested in selling their handmade items.

    Rent a table at our mini Holiday Craft Fair!  $25 per 6-ft table.

    Call Hilary for more information or to reserve your table! (860) 889-5960

    Please reserve your table by Friday, December 6th.  Pay when you sign up.

    Tables are limited

    Wednesday, December 18th- December Day Long Trip: “A Christmas Cactus” Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Theater, Newport, RI

    This trip is open to any adult, 18 years old and older.  This trip is Minimal walking.

    Start with a delicious buffet luncheon with all foods prepared on the premises.

    Following lunch enjoy the hilarious Matinee performance of A Christmas Cactus!

    Christmas Eve is tough for private investigator Cactus O’Riley, a white hot redhead with the holiday blues. She doesn’t need the added aggravation of two fugitives who burst into her office looking for justice and a dead detective named Jake Marley.  Christmas turns into a dickens of a holiday for Cactus as she solves mysteries, delivers small miracles and takes a second chance on love and sleuthing.  Comedy, mystery, and romance converge in this charming contemporary Christmas tale where goodwill and justice triumph!

    Following the Matinee, return to your seat in the dining room for a holiday themed Cabaret Show!

    COST: $75 per person includes roundtrip motorcoach, fabulous buffet lunch, matinee performance of “A Christmas Cactus”, and cabaret show.  Driver tip is not included.

    9:45 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich

    6:30 PM Approximate return time to Norwich


     *On your registration day, Dial (860) 889-5960.  When you hear the message  saying the Senior Center is closed, dial 3433 and follow the instructions.*

    Senior Center Members, Norwich Residents -Beginning Monday, September 23 at 5:00pm

    Senior Center Members, Non-Residents -Beginning Tuesday, September 24 at 5:00pm

    Open Registration (Any Adults, aged 18 and older) -Beginning Wednesday, September 25 at 5:00pm