Monday, August 19th- White House Memories

    Have you ever imagined what it would be like to attend a Presidential function at the White House or what the Family Quarters of the White House look like?
    Join us as former White House butler, Alan DeValerio tells about his experience working under three different presidents – Carter, Reagan and Bush.  He’ll give you the inside details about all the preparations involved in White House entertaining, and how it has evolved over the years from FDR to the present.  Not only will he relate his firsthand experiences with history, but he’ll pass on the stories he heard from those who have been taking care of our First Families ever since the Franklin Roosevelt administration!  Alan will also display many of the White House artifacts (menus, programs, Christmas cards, photos) that he has collected over the years.  This is a presentation that you won’t want to miss!

    Please sign up at Reception  if you will be attending.

    Friday, July 19th- Book Talk: Connecticut Lore and More Connecticut Lore

    Time: 10:30am

    Join us as Norwich native Zachary Lamothe discusses his two books –
    Connecticut Lore: Strange, Off Kilter and Full of Surprises and More Connecticut Lore. 

    Learn about Connecticut’s haunted history, curious encounters, and forgotten places. Zachary Lamothe’s books take you on fascinating journeys to unique places you can visit such as Branford’s Thimble Islands and the Beckley Furnace in Canann along with interesting stories about the larger-than-life characters in Connecticut’s past such as the legendary strongman Elmer Bitgood of Griswold, the Jewett City vampires and the dead-and-ghostly religious zealot Jemima Wilkinson.
    Hailing from Norwich, Connecticut, Zachary Lamothe grew up in a house built in 1752 and from an early age was always intrigued by local lore and history.  Zack studied New England history and folklore at Boston University, attaining a degree in American Studies.  He earned a Master’s Degree in Special Education at Southern Connecticut State University and has taught high school special education and history.  He is a frequent contributor to Norwich Magazine along with other publications.
    Please sign up at Reception if you will be attending.

    Wednesday, July 17th- Farmer’s Market Coupons

    Time: 9:00am – Noon

    Farmer’s Market coupons are available to low income seniors who meet certain eligibility requirements.

    You must meet the following Eligibility Requirements in order to receive a coupon booklet:

    ¨ You must be 60 years or older.

    ¨ Yearly income not to exceed $23,107 for single or $31,284 for couple.

    ¨ Must be participating in another need based program that verifies income eligibility such as Renter’s Rebate, Congregate Meal Program, Medicaid, SNAP (Foodstamps), etc.

    ¨ You must be a resident of the town you receive the coupon booklet from.

    ¨ If you are under 60 and disabled you must meet all other eligibility requirements and live in subsidized housing to be eligible.

    Limit of one coupon booklet per eligible senior annually.


    A Message from Mike: Once again it is Membership Renewal time!

    Yearly Membership runs from July 1st – June 30th

    Norwich Residents: Suggested $25.00 per year     Out-of-Town Membership: $40.00 per year 

    I wanted to take a moment to remind everyone of the following:

    1. You need to be a registered Member of the Senior Center if you are taking part in any activities. This includes using our Hairdresser, Massage Therapy, transportation, all classes and programs.
    2. If you are renewing your Membership, please update your information (address, phone number, emergency contact, etc.) with your Membership renewal or as it changes throughout the year.
    3. Please use your SCAN CARD every time you visit the Senior Center. The statistics are very vital to maintain what we offer by showing usage of our classes, programs and services.  If you don’t have a Scan Card or you are not sure how to use it, please stop by Reception and we can help.

    Membership Applications can be picked up at the Reception Desk or

    printed from the City of Norwich website (