Resources

    February Virtual Presentations

    These virtual presentations are being shared by AARP, The Mystic & Noank Library, Fairfield Public Library, Lyme Public Library and West Hartford Library.

    Mystic Seaport Virtual Presentation: Sailing to Freedom Wed., Feb 3rd  1:00p.m.

    Join Mystic Seaport Museum’s Director of Exhibits Elysa Engelman, for a fascinating presentation on the less-understood maritime side of the Underground Railroad, the role of a prominent Mystic family in the abolition movement, and specifically a well-publicized escape through New London county that was covered by newspapers up and down the Eastern seaboard.

    Registration required at  www.local.aarp.org/hartford-ct/aarp-events/

     

    What’s Cooking? A Conversation with Chef Jacques Pépin Mon., Feb 8th  6:30p.m.

    Join us for a Zoom conversation with our Connecticut neighbor, Chef Jacques Pépin!  Chef Pépin’s will be discussing his newest cookbook, Jacques Pépin Quick & Simple.  He will address how to prepare memorable meals.  We will find out how he is spending his time cooking during the pandemic, and learn about his comfort foods and go to recipes.

    Registration required at  www.fairfieldpubliclibrary.org

     

    Wadsworth Atheneum Virtual Tour: Black History Month Wed., Feb 10th  7:00p.m.

    Please join us for a very special docent lead virtual tour with the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art.  The theme of this art tour will focus on Black History Month and black artists.

    Registration required at  www.local.aarp.org/hartford-ct/aarp-events

     

    What were the Russians Watching Thur., Feb 11th  4:00p.m.

    While Americans watched monsters and aliens in the movies and on TV during the Cold War, Russians had a very different experience.  Talk by David Davison.

    Registration required at www.mysticnoanklibrary.org

     

    Recycling, Waste and the Environment Wed., Feb 17th  1:30p.m.

    Confused about recycling? Ever wondered what those “recycling” triangles actually mean?  This information-filled presentation will be followed by a discussion about the state of recycling in Connecticut, the mounting trash crisis, and what the state is doing to address this growing issue.

    Registration required at  www.westhartfordlibrary.org

     

    Mystic Seaport Virtual Presentation: Figure Heads & Shipcarvings Wed., Feb 24th  7:00p.m.

    Join us for a virtual behind-the-scenes tour into the Mystic Seaport Museum’s collections vault with Katherine Hijar, Luce Project Assistant Curator, as she highlights a selection of the Museum’s figureheads and discusses the history and art of these fascinating maritime artifacts.

    Registration required at  www.local.aarp.org/hartford-ct/aarp-events/

     

    Fraud Fighting – Keeping Your Money Safe Fri., Feb 26th  10:00a.m.

    A conversation how financial institutions and their practices are keeping your money and information safe from scammers.  Learn about the evolution of fraud from paper to digital and how training tellers and others to spot fraudulent practices is key to keeping you safe.  Additionally, learn how to ensure your philanthropic donations are going to the causes you care about rather than scammers.

    Registration required at  www.local.aarp.org/hartford-ct/aarp-events/

     

    Eco-Safari of the Connecticut River Watershed Sat., Feb 27th   2:00p.m.

    In this interactive webinar, conservation biologist Jim Arrigoni will take you on a virtual tour of the watershed, highlighting the flora and fauna and unique aspects of its natural and human history.

    Registration required by emailing  programreg@lymepl.org

     

    Live Well with Diabetes

    In Home Version!  All you Need is a Telephone! 

    Live Well with Diabetes is a toolkit and program through Senior Resources that you do in the comfort of your own home without having to use any technology beyond a telephone.

    FREE Active Living Everyday toolkit includes a Living a Healthy Life Book and Exercise & Relaxation CD.

    A new 6-week workshop starts every month!

    Participants will learn about:

    • What to eat
    • Low and High blood sugar
    • Tips for dealing with stress
    • Foot care
    • Sick day guidelines
    • How to set small and achievable goals

    For more information, contact Lori Rygielski, Senior Resources Regional Coordinator LRygielski@seniorresourcesec.org  OR  (860) 887-3561 ext. 127

    Sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Public Health, the Department of Aging & Disability Services, and Senior Resources Agency on Aging.

     

    TVCCA VITA Income Tax Assistance

    Schedule your appointment with a TVCCA Volunteer Tax Preparer

    All appointments for the 2021 tax season will be virtual.

    Convenient Online and Drop-off options available.

    If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call 2-1-1.  Select option 3, then option 6.

    Appointments begin in February.  Income limit $66,000.  This service is free.

    For more information, please visit  www.tvcca.org/financial-services/vita/

     

    Drive-Thru Food Distribution

    Connecticut Food Bank in conjunction with Foodshare will be offering a weekly Drive-Thru Food Distribution in Norwich.  You remain in your vehicle and groceries will be placed in your trunk or back seat.  Please wear a mask.  No appointment needed – just show up during hours listed below.

    WHEN: every Monday

    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: www.ctfoodbank.org/mobilepantry

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

     

    Emergency Food Delivery

    A service provided by Senior Resources Agency on Aging

    Are you having difficulty adjusting to the new normal?  Do you need assistance buying groceries?

    Are you finding it difficult to safely go grocery shopping?  Senior Resources can help!

    Contact Senior Resources at (860) 887-3561

    Ask to speak to one of the staff regarding the Emergency Food Delivery Program.

    Senior Resources can purchase a $50 maximum household grocery order and deliver it to you.  Please have your grocery list ready when calling and be prepared to answer a few eligibility questions.

    You will be asked if you are 60 years old or older and if you are enrolled in certain programs.  You may be eligible for other programs that can help you.  In order to be screened for eligibility for other programs Senior Resources can assist you with, please know your gross monthly income.

    Contact Senior Resources with any questions.  (860) 887-3561