Resources

    Saturday, September 28th- 2019 Healthy Living Festival at Dodd Stadium

    Location: Dodd Stadium (14 Stott Ave, Norwich)

    Free Community Event to highlight local Health related Businesses
    * Health Screenings * Information * Demos * Activities * Live Music *

    Event brought to you by Greater Norwich Area Chamber of Commerce Healthcare Committee

    Thursday, October 10th- Municipal Roundtable ~ City of Norwich Disability Accessibility

    Sponsored by the Norwich Commission for Persons with Disabilities.

    ​This event presents an opportunity to discuss with municipal employees the ways in which City services and programs are accessible to people with disabilities.  Bring questions and comments.  The Municipal Roundtable is part of the City of Norwich Disability Awareness Week, October 7 -12, 2019.

    For written material in large print or other disability-related accommodation, contact Elanah Sherman at least ten working days before the event.   Contact info: elanahs@gmail.com or (860) 614-7200.

    Please sign up at Reception if you will be attending.

    Parkinson’s Support Group- 4th Monday of the Month

    People with Parkinson’s, family members, and friends are invited to join this support group to learn about resources and share information.  The group will meet every fourth Monday of the month at 11:30 a.m.  This group is sponsored by the American Parkinson Disease Association.

    Contact Susan at (860) 696-5503 or susan.lather@hhchealth.org with questions or to register.

     

    Started 9/23/19

    The next success could be yours! – CONTENT BY JUDY

    After many years working as a Senior Center Director I choose to start my business as a way to help the community learn about Senior Centers and the services and resources available to seniors and their families. And boy, I’ve learned a lot since I started SeniorCenterCt.org.

    This idea for SeniorCenterCt.org developed from area Senior Center Directors exploring how they would change and evolve to accommodate the soon to arrive baby boomers. We talked with Maria Miranda of Miranda Creative and the foundation for a collaborative 9 town senior center website was born.

    From that point to now the learning curve has been huge. I’m proud to say that SeniorCenterCt.org and I continue to grow every day. Maria continues to be my mentor along with Debra Jane, my finance wizard and many others have become my sounding boards.

    And then I was fortunate enough for Arlene to become my mentor through SCORE. A retired marketing and strategic planning expert Arlene readily pitches in and is guiding me with the marketing and branding of SeniorCenterCt.org.

    We always need to remember we don’t travel our journey alone and in order to meet Arlene I needed to discover SCORE.

    SCORE is a wonderful free resource that has the nation’s largest network of volunteer business mentors. There are over 10,000 expert volunteers in 300 chapters.

    In 2018, SCORE mentors helped start 32,387 businesses and create 135,687 jobs.

    SCORE is a resource partner of the U.S. Small Business Administration and is there to help you achieve your dream as a small business owner. They are there every step of the way to teach and guide you as you grow.

    When you go to the SCORE website you can choose “find a mentor”, “take a workshop” or “browse the library”. You can find the SCORE location nearest to you. You can become a volunteer. You can see the impact SCORE makes.

    Explore this website. View a webinar. Read an article. Learn how to use your stats and data to drive growth. Take a Workshop.

    There are even podcasts you can listen to as you drive to your next appointment.

    And yes, everything SCORE does truly is free.

    Score will always be there for you to access. Let them help you grow personally and professionally as your business evolves and thrives.

    As SCORE says, “The next success could be yours!”

    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.