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:           Use coupon code DRIVINGSKILLS for 25% off  (code expires 8/31/2021)

    For more information and to take the ZOOM class, contact:  Brent Leveille,

    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







    Drive-Thru Food Distribution

    Connecticut Food Bank/Foodshare are holding a weekly Drive-Thru Food Distribution in Norwich.  You remain in your vehicle and groceries are placed in your trunk or back seat.  Please wear a mask.  No appointment needed – just show up during hours listed below.  Open to anyone in need of food.

    WHEN: every Monday through August

    LOCATION: Parking lot across from Pistol Pete’s Bar & Grill

    28 Stonington Road, Norwich, CT 06360

    HOURS: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

    For more information visit:

    Or call the Connecticut Food Bank: (203) 741-9751 or (203) 469-5000


    Norwich Public Utilities Drop Box

    A Norwich Public Utilities Drop Box is located between the front entrance double doors of the Senior Center.  Drop off your NPU bill and payment in the drop box by noon to be picked up the same day.  Please make sure your bill and payment are in a sealed envelope before you drop it in the box!

    Please be aware that the drop box is only accessible during the hours the Senior Center is open.

    If you have any questions on your Norwich Public Utilities Bill, please contact NPU Customer Service (860) 887-2555.


    COVID-19 Funeral Assistance

    Under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021 and the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, FEMA is providing financial assistance for funeral expenses incurred after January 20, 2020 due to a COVID-19 related death of a family member.  Up to $9000 per funeral, max $35,000 per application if multiple deaths in a family occurred. Up to $9000 per funeral, max $35,000 per application if multiple deaths in a family occurred.

    To apply, call the COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Line at 1-844-684-6333 

    A FEMA representative will help you complete a COVID-19 Funeral Assistance application over the phone and let you know what information you will need to provided.  Multilingual services is available.  The phone line is open Monday – Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET.

    For more information visit:


    Renter’s Rebate Program 2021

    Assistance is available over the phone to apply. 

    Please contact the appropriate person (below) for more information.


    A program for low income elderly (65+) or disabled individuals who have rented in CT in 2020 and have not applied for the homeowners Circuit Breaker Program.  Program open through October 1, 2021.

    Income Limits:    Single: $37,600 yearly or less               Couple: $45,800 yearly or less

    For assistance, please call:

    Norwich residents, 55 and older call the Rose City Senior Center at (860) 889-5960.

    Ask for Carolyn’s voicemail and leave a message.  Carolyn will call you back.

    If you are under 55 and a Norwich resident, call Norwich Human Services at (860) 823-3778.

    If you reside in Senior Housing, please call your

     Resident Services Coordinator at your housing complex for information.