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.


    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.

    Elderly/Disabled (Circuit Breaker) Property Tax Credit Program

    Property Tax Credit (Circuit Breaker) Program is available to all CT real property owners who are age 65 or older or totally disabled.  Annual income cannot exceed $37,000 for an individual or $45,100 for a couple in 2017.  Discounts are based on a graduated income scale and are calculated by your town’s Tax Assessors Office.  Discount is applied directly to the applicant’s real property tax bill.

    Norwich Residents: To apply for the Property Tax Credit Program, complete an application at the Norwich Tax Assessor’s Office located in Norwich City Hall.  Call with questions (860) 823-3723.

    Norwich Tax Assessor

    100 Broadway

    Norwich, CT 06360

    Applications are accepted between February 1 and May 15, 2020.

    Veterans with established Connecticut residency may be eligible for other credits also.

    Residents of other towns: Call or visit your town’s Tax Assessor’s Office for more information.

    Challenge yourself – Content by Judy

    We are in a new decade in a new century in the midst of a huge political season.

    Take some time and reflect. Decide what you believe in today. Challenge yourself.

    Don’t settle for status quo.

    What we thought was most important in the past might have changed. We are not the person we were 20 years ago nor is the world the same.

    I recently was at a networking event and we were asked “What is important enough to you that you would protest for it?” That’s a pretty deep question to answer when you don’t know those around you. My answer was “our basic rights” The freedom of speech. The right to assemble. The right to bear arms and the right to vote.

    For others it was the ocean or the environment. We all know there are many important issues. Some have been around for a very long time and resurface. And this country was founded so we as individuals could not be suppressed. We have freedom of speech which enables us to voice our beliefs and we need to continue to exercise all these basic rights.

    We need to be a part of the process. We need to stand for what we believe in. We need to be different. Have different beliefs and wants.

    But we need to hear each other and be respectful.

    Look around at the candidates running for office. In your town, state and nationally.

    Who stands out? Who is expressing what you are thinking? Who do you think would do the best job?

    Pick a campaign or pick a cause. Get out there. Get involved. I don’t know of a group that isn’t welcoming others to join them. Campaign for what and who you believe in.

    Remember we don’t all need to agree. But we must respect our differences and listen to those other opinions.

    And as Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed’ it’s the only thing that ever has.”

    Now go out and be a part of that change!

    Wed. April 29th- Cremation Seminar

    Time: 10:30am

    Maybe you are wondering how cremation works? If so, you are not alone.  Many people are unfamiliar with the cremation process but would like to consider this alternative to a traditional burial.

    A representative from Dignity Memorial will explain the cremation process, including the care for and preparation of the body (which varies depending on religious requirements and type of service chosen), planning a unique funeral or memorial service that reflects the individual, choosing a burial option, varying cremation costs and cremation memorial options including urns and keepsake jewelry.

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

    Please sign up at Reception if you will be attending.