Programs

    Falls Talk – Personalized Falls Prevention

    Falling is not an inevitable part of growing older.  If you have fallen or find that you are losing your balance more often, let us help you with Falls Talk!   A health promotion program for adults 60+.

    Falls Talk is a free one-on-one program conducted in a no contact COVID-19 safe way to help you become aware of best practices and practical interventions to prevent falls.  This program meets the Administration for Community Living’s highest level criteria for evidenced based health programs.

    Falls Talk is a personalized approach that helps you discover your own “fall threats”.  This increased self awareness translates into successful fall prevention in real life situations to help prevent falls.

    To learn more or to join the program, contact:

    Connie Capacchione, Program Coordinator, Uncas Health District

    (860) 823-1189 ext. 122     c-capacchione@uncashd@org

    This program is supported by Senior Resources Agency on Aging with Title III funds made available under the Older Americans Act and Uncas Health District.

     

     

    Incontinence Supplies

    The Senior Center occasionally has packages of disposable underwear (adult diapers) donated which are available to seniors in need.  Please call to see what we have available.  Be aware that we cannot take requests for certain brand names.  We can let you know if we have the size and type you are looking for (pull-on, side-tab, pads or liners).  We occasionally have bed pads or underpads available as well.

    Please call (860) 889-5960 if you are in need.

     

    Garden Volunteers Needed!

    We are looking for volunteers to help the Senior Center gardeners with weeding and watering in the outdoor vegetable garden.  This volunteer position requires standing, bending, kneeling, squatting, etc. in order to get the job done.  Gardening experience is not required but may be helpful.  You will work under the direction of the Senior Center gardeners.  Gardening help is needed June – September.  You can make your own schedule but 1-2 days a week would be ideal.

    This volunteer position is open to Senior Center Members only. 

    Call or email Hilary if you are interested.  (860) 889-5960   hsandberg@cityofnorwich.org

     

    PODIATRY Clinic with Dr. Thomas Walter, D.P.M- First Friday of the Month

    Appointments are scheduled by calling Mike at the Senior Center at 8600-889-5960.

    Appoinments are on the 1st Friday of each month for toenail cutting.

    The cost is $15.00 per visit and an appointment is necessary.

    This program is supported by Sr. Resources Agency on Aging with Title III funds made available under the Older Americans Act.

    AARP Driver Safety – Smart Driver Course ONLINE or ZOOM CLASS

    The AARP Smart Driver Course is the nation’s first and largest refresher course for drivers age 50 and older.  You may get an auto 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 from taking this class.

    Classes are currently being offered either online or via a live ZOOM class. 

    For more information and to take the class online, go to: www.aarpdriversafety.org           Use coupon code DRIVINGSKILLS for 25% off  (code expires 8/31/2021)

    For more information and to take the ZOOM class, contact:  Brent Leveille, bbleveille@gmail.com

    June 16th  12:00 pm – 4:15 pm.   Register by June 2nd

    July 21st  9:30 am – 1:45 pm.   Register by July 7th

    August 25th  12:30 pm – 4:45 pm.   Register by August 11th

    September 29th  12:30 pm – 4:45 pm.   Register by September 15th