Resources

    AARP Driver Safety – Smart Driver Course

    AARP Driver Safety – Smart Driver Course

    The AARP Smart Driver Course is currently being offered as an online class or a ZOOM class.

    Consult your insurance agent for information about discounts available from taking this class.


    AARP Driver Safety – Smart Driver Course

    The AARP Smart Driver Course is currently being offered as an online class or a ZOOM class.

    Consult your insurance agent for information about discounts available from taking this class.


    For more information and to take a ZOOM class, Visit: aarp.cvent.com/dsvirtual or Contact: Brent Leveille,  bbleveille@gmail.com

    March 23th  12:30 pm – 4:45 pm.   Register by March 16th

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

     

     

    Call N Connect

    Would you or a loved one enjoy a weekly phone call from a volunteer to check-in and say “Hello”?  If so, Thrive55+ Active Living Center (Groton Senior Center) has your solution!

    Call N Connect, a national program through Call Hub, was put in place to help seniors stay connected and have socialization by phone.  Anyone feeling lonely or isolated can benefit from a weekly phone call from a friendly volunteer to help brighten their day.

    The Call Hub system keeps phone numbers between volunteer callers and seniors confidential.  A background check and training is required for volunteer callers before they can call seniors.

    This program is open to seniors age 55 and older living in any town in Connecticut.

    For more information or to sign up for a weekly phone call,

    Please contact Groton SC Program Supervisor Tomi Stanley, (860) 441-6782.

     

    Free At-Home COVID-19 Test Kits

    The Federal Government is distributing free at-home COVID-19 Test Kits by mail to those who sign up.  Every home in the U.S. is eligible to receive 4 tests.  The tests kits are completely free.  Orders will be delivered by the USPS and usually ship in 7-12 days.

    ► The CDC recommends immediately getting tested if you have any symptoms of COVID-19.  For those who are a close contact to someone who tested positive, the CDC recommends getting tested 5 days after exposure even if you have no symptoms.

    For more information and to order your test kits, visit:

    www.covidtests.gov

    Looking for a local testing location?  Visit: www.211ct.org/covidtesting

     

    Affordable Connectivity Program

    The Affordable Connectivity Program is an FCC benefit program that helps ensure that households can afford the broadband (internet) they need for work, school, healthcare and more.

    The benefit provides a discount of up to $30 per month toward internet service for eligible households and up to $75 per month for households on qualifying Tribal lands.  Eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers if they contribute more than $10 and less than $50 toward the purchase price.

    Eligibility for the Affordable Connectivity Program includes households with incomes at or below 200%of the Federal Poverty Guidelines or participants in assistance programs (SNAP, Medicaid, Federal Public Housing Assistance, SSI, WIC or Lifeline).  Please see websites for all eligibility categories.

    For more information and to apply visit

    www.acpbenefit.org    AND    www.fcc.gov/acp

     

     

    Cancer Rehab Services

    Wednesday, February 16th   10:00 a.m.

    Presented by Amy Sieczkowski, DPT, PT, OCS , Select Physical Therapy

    ReVital Cancer Rehab is a new specialty service provided by therapists at Select Physical Therapy.  This type of physical therapy focuses on the current and lasting side effects of cancer treatments.

    60-90% of patients with cancer, as well as survivors, have at least 1 impairment that physical therapy can address in order to improve quality of life.  Such impairments include joint pain, joint stiffness, fatigue, peripheral neuropathy, difficulty walking, balance concerns, falls (or fear of falling), and inability or difficulty in performing activities of daily living.

    Join Amy Sieczkowski, Select Physical Therapy Center Manager at the Norwich Clinic, to learn more on the ways physical therapy can help improve some side effects of cancer treatments.

    Please sign up at Reception if you will be attending.