Rescheduled- Wed. June 24th- Presentation on Your Life, Your Legacy ~ Funeral Planning

    Time: 10:30am

    Join us for a Free seminar on planning your funeral and cemetery arrangement in advance. 

    Funeral planning can seem overwhelming.  Losing a family member is an emotional experience, and grief can make the funeral planning process difficult.

    Pre-planning final arrangements helps relieve your family of both emotional and financial burdens while making them aware of your final wishes.  Things to consider include ~ choosing between traditional burial planning and cremation, designing a religious ceremony or a celebration of life, and deciding on a final resting place.

    Join us for this informative seminar to discover four steps to planning your final arraignments while bringing peace of mind to yourself and loved ones.

    Informational Seminar by Church & Allen and Labenski Funeral Homes & Dignity Memorial

    Please sign up at Reception if you will be attending.


    Wed. July 1st- Trip to Boston Red Sox Game or Boston on Your Own

    July Day Long Trip – This trip is open to any adult, 18 years old and older.

    Boston Red Sox vs. Seattle Mariners
    Fenway Park, Boston, MA
    Wednesday, July 1st
    Enjoy a great early July afternoon watching the 2018 World Series Championship team Boston Red Sox play the Seattle Mariners at Historic Fenway Park.  Great seat location near 3rd base in Grandstand section 29.  These seats are located under an overhang (so no sitting in the sun) and have an awesome view of the action on the field!
    Our coach bus will drop us off and pick us up on Ipswich Street which is right next to Fenway Park.  We will arrive with enough time for you to enjoy lunch at one of the many local restaurants outside of Fenway or in plenty of time to watch all the warm-up action on the field before the game. (Game time 1:05 p.m.)
    COST: $105 per person includes transportation and game ticket. Driver tip is not included.
    8:45 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich
    8:00 PM Approximate return time to Norwich.
    This trip has Moderate Walking (including Stairs)

    Boston on Your Own
    Wednesday, July 1st
    A great opportunity to visit Boston for some fantastic sightseeing, fun shopping and wonderful restaurants.  Your drop off and pickup location will be next to Fenway Park on Ipswich Street.  With multiple restaurants in the area, you will have a hard time choosing where to eat!
    The sights within walking distance include Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston Symphony Hall and the Prudential Center which is home to multiple shops and restaurants. Feeling more adventurous? Jump on the “T” (Boston subway) and your Boston sights to visit are endless!
    (Please note: We will be leaving Boston following the Red Sox game at approximately 5:00 p.m.)
    COST: $35 per person includes transportation. Driver tip is not included.
    8:45 AM Depart Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich
    8:00 PM Approximate return time to Norwich
    This trip has mostly walking


    *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, March 30 at 5:00pm
    Senior Center Members, Non-Residents
    -Beginning Tuesday, March 31 at 5:00pm
    Open Registration (Any Adults, aged 18 and older)
    -Beginning Wednesday, April 1 at 5:00pm

    Be Safe, Be Smart, Be Wise! Content by Judy

    So here we sit with Coronavirus snuggled up right next to us on the coach. And yeah, I’m not liking it very much.   You? How about we ask those germs to please leave? Tell them they have overstayed their welcome? Just flat out tell them to get out!! I don’t think any of us could have ever imagined or thought up a worldwide situation like this!! But it is what it is and we need to all – Be Safe, Be Smart, and Be Wise!

    When we think of safe, we often think of being secure, protected, free from danger. In this situation being safe is… Stay home. Keep 6 feet of space between you and others.


    We have started using “My Tribe” “My Circle” “My Posse” as a way to refer to those closest to us. So be sure they are safe too. Contact those loved ones, friends and neighbors. Work together to make things as good as you all can. Take care of each other and stay safe.

    Now let’s Be Smart – Use your time wisely. Create new routines because being together for way more hours than usual can create difficult situations. Find new ways to stay calm. Maybe find a yoga video. Learn to meditate. And you can probably find what you are looking for online. YouTube is amazing. Take a look – There is like nothing that is not there. Learn something new, maybe a craft skill, a new language. Watch silly movies. Make your own videos. Share them with those you are missing. Share online. Make others laugh. Make a list. And do the things at home you never seem to have time for. Enjoy the great weather and start spring cleanup. Get the garden ready. Clean closets, cabinets, paint that room, reorganize, fill out your census form. Be smart and “Don’t hoard” For everything you have too much of – someone else needs it. Just what are some of you going to do with 100 rolls of toilet paper??? Buy what you need and leave the rest for the next guy.


    Be Wise – take care of you!! If you don’t – you can’t take care of those around you. Be nice to you and nice to those around you. Develop a new schedule. Structure helps. Be thankful for those still out there taking care of us. The xray tech, the nurse, the doctor, the CNAs, police, EMTs, firefighters, TRUCK DRIVERS, everyone that is still working. AND Stay positive!! Don’t hoard!! Use your time wisely!! Plan parties and events for when this is all over!! Look at this as more of a gift than a punishment


    Tuesday, June 2nd- AARP Driver Safety- Smart Driver Course

    Tuesdays:  June 2nd, July 23th, August 25th, October 27th

    9:00 AM – 1:00 PM

    The AARP Smart Driver Course (formally Driver’s Safety) is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older. It has given millions of older drivers the skills and tools they need to drive safely on today’s roads. In fact, 97% of those who take it change at least one driving behavior.

    And the best part? There are no tests to pass – just useful information to keep you safe on the road! You may get an insurance discount after taking this course! Auto insurance companies in most states provide a multi-year discount to course graduates! Please consult your insurance agent for more information about discounts available to you.

    Price increase for 2020: Cost: $20 AARP Members     $25 AARP Non-Members

    Pay by check (made out to AARP) or cash on the day of the class.

    Please arrive 15 minutes before the class starts and bring a pen with you.

    Registration is Required. Please sign up at Reception starting January 21st.

    Tuesday, June 23th thur Monday, June 29th- Rose City Senior Center’s 2019 Annual Art Show- Submitting Artwork

    Show ends at 11:00 a.m. on Monday June 29th

    Any Member of the Rose City Senior Center may Submit Artwork.

    Painting                                        Drawing
    A. Oil                                               A. Pastel
    B. Acrylic                                       B. Charcoal
    C. Watercolor                               C. Pen, Ink or pencil

    Photography                                Sculpture
    A. Color
    B. Black and White                     Quilting*

    Collage/Mixed Media

    *Quilting is for the Senior Center Art Show only.  The Regional Art Show does not include this category


    • Artwork must have been completed within the past two years.
    • No artwork previously shown at the Senior Center will be accepted.
    • Artist must be 55 years of age or older at the time artwork was created.
    • Artwork must be original.
    • All artwork must be framed.
    • If you meet the eligibility requirements and would like to enter artwork in the Art Show, please bring your pieces to the Senior Center from June 15th – June 17th.
    • Limit of 4 pieces of artwork per medium accepted.
    • Please label your artwork on the back with your name, medium, and title of the piece.