Norwich Human Services and Norwich Youth and Family Services are seeking individuals and organizations that are willing to adopt one or more families for our “Adopt-A-Family” program this Holiday season.  All Families are from the Norwich area, have been screened by a case manager, are known to be in need and most are living below the poverty level.

    Thanks to the kind and generous support in the past by individuals and organizations such as you, we are able to make holidays more joyful for many young children in the community.  If you or your organization would be willing to adopt at least one family, we would greatly appreciate your support.

    You may contact us at (860) 823-3778 or by email at

    Please indicate the family size you would be willing to sponsor.  You or your organization will then be sent information about a family in need.  The information will include the first names, ages, sizes and special interests of each family member.

    Please consider sharing this request with your family and friends to help us identify new sponsors.

    Thank you!  Your kindness will not be forgotten.

    The staff at Norwich Human Services


    Walk with Ease- Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday

    Time- 2:oopm to 3:00pm

    Class led by a Certified Walk With Ease instructor

    Certified by the Arthritis Foundation, Walk With Ease is a program that “teaches you to SAFELY make physical activity part of your everyday life”.  This program can help reduce pain and discomfort from arthritis, increase balance and strength, and improve your overall health.

    Don’t let arthritis hold you back – learn how walking can help you to move easier and with less pain and improve your quality of life.  Take control of your pain and your life with this first step!

    Program possible with a grant from Senior Resources with Title III funds available under the Older Americans Act.


    Wednesday, December 4th – Safety Research Survey

    Time: 10:45am

    Interested in helping college students conduct research about safety?  We want to hear from you!
    Students from Eastern Connecticut State University will be here collecting survey data on different safety topics.  Topics included motor vehicle and firearm safety.  We urge you to come join us to learn more about older adult safety practices and take a brief survey.  Snacks will be provided and participants will be entered into a raffle to win $10 visa gift cards.  Hope to see you there!
    Sign up at Reception if you will be attending.

    Thursday, December 25th- Christmas Day Party

    Time: 11:00am

    The Christmas elves (new and old) will be hosting their Annual Christmas Party on December 25th! Don’t stay home alone – Come join us!  We will be having the traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings, ending with a delicious dessert.  After dinner, Santa Claus will be making his annual appearance before heading back to the North Pole.  After we bid goodbye to Santa for the year, we will have fun playing Bingo!

    Come and enjoy a traditional meal, some homemade snacks and visit with old friends and new.  

    If you know someone who will be alone, tell them to join us.  We promise they won’t be sorry.

    Please call starting December 2nd to make your reservation.  Sign up by December 20th.

    Call (860) 889-5960 to sign up and for details on available transportation.

    Doors will be open at 11:00 AM and hors d’oeuvre’s will be served starting at 11:15 AM.

    Dinner will be served at 12:00 PM.  Come with a good appetite.  We will close at 3:00 PM.



    Thursday, December 12th – Roseland Combo Holiday Concert

    Time: 1:30pm

    This event is free.  Hope you join us!

    Let’s celebrate the season!  Rose City Senior Center’s concert band, Roseland Combo, will be performing their Holiday Concert for all to enjoy.  This wonderful band consists of very talented Senior Center members ~ Paulette Devino, Mike Manning, Phil Murtha, Lolita Wood and Bill Wrobel ~ who will be playing a selection of holiday songs.  Cookies and drinks will be served.

    Please sign up at Reception if you will be joining us!