Elderly/Disabled (Circuit Breaker) Property Tax Credit Program- Application Deadline May 15, 2021

    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 $37,600 for an individual or $45,800 for a couple in 2020.  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.

    Applications are accepted between February 1 and May 15, 2021.

    Norwich Tax Assessor

    100 Broadway

    Norwich, CT 06360

    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.

    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.

    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:


    Saturday, June 19th- Household Hazardous Waste Collection & Paper Shredding

    Drop off Location: Norwich Public Works – 50 Clinton Ave.

    Saturday, June 19th   9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    The Southeastern Connecticut Regional Resource Recovery Authority (SCRRRA) will be at Norwich Public Works in June to collect household hazardous waste and offer confidential paper shredding.

    Items that will be collected include: latex & oil paint, stains & varnish, paint thinner, oven cleaner, kerosene, old gasoline, light bulbs, home batteries, insecticides, fungicides, pool chemicals and more!

    For a complete list of acceptable items that will be collected visit: 


    We are now offering the following services (Senior Center Health Center for Toenail cutting and ear flushing, Massage Therapy, Hairdresser) by appointment only to Senior Center members only!

    Good News!

    We are now offering the following services by appointment only to Senior Center members.  No walk-ins.  The building is still closed to the public.  Masks are mandatory.

    We will hopefully be offering more in person services and classes tentatively scheduled to begin sometime in June.  We will be sending out a letter in mid-May to Senior Center members who are currently a member or who have been a member anytime between 2019 – present.  If you do not receive a letter with additional information by May 24th, call us for information.

    If you paid Membership Dues in 2020 but did not use any Senior Center services during our closure (e.g. transportation), the dues you paid in 2020 will be applied to your 2021 membership.  If you used any of our services in 2020, you will still owe dues for 2021.


    Senior Center Health Clinic

    We are now scheduling toenail cutting and ear flushing appointments for Senior Center members with Nurse Rebecca on select Wednesdays.  Rebecca can provide foot care to seniors who are not on blood thinning medications or who are not a diabetic.

    Call Mike (860) 889-5960 to schedule your appointment.

    The Preventive Health Clinic is Funded through the Generous Support of the Edward and Mary Lord Foundation.


    Massage Therapy

    Massage Therapy appointments with Marie Arsenault are available at $30 for a ½ hour.

    To schedule an appointment:

    Call the Senior Center and leave your contact information with the receptionist (860) 889-5960.

    Marie will call you back to schedule your appointment as soon as possible.



    Hairdresser services for Senior Center members are available with Michelle by appointment.

    To schedule an appointment, please call Michelle directly (860) 889-4995.


    COVID-19 VACCINE – Sign up Information

    To check your eligibility and find ways to sign up for a COVID-19 vaccination,

    please visit

    **If you do not have access to a computer, see below for ways to sign up by phone**

    Please be aware that due to limited COVID-19 vaccines available to the state, it may take some time for appointments to become available in order for you to sign up and receive the vaccine.

    For Vaccine Appointment Scheduling options visit:

    On this State of Connecticut website, you will find options on how to sign up with different providers offering the vaccine.  Ways to sign up include either online or by phone, with online sign up being the best option at this point.  You may want to check appointment availability with different providers and at different locations as vaccine availability will vary from one to another on any given day.

    1) ONLINE – Schedule through the online Vaccine Administration Management System (VAMS).  VAMS is an online scheduling portal that allows individuals with an email address to create an account and search for a vaccine clinic near them.

    Providers that can be accessed through the VAMS scheduling system include: Local Health Departments (including Uncas Health District) and Health Centers (including UCFS and Generations).


    2) ONLINE – Schedule directly with a participating provider.  This includes scheduling and receiving your vaccine through one of the following providers:

    Hartford Healthcare (including Foxwoods Clinics):

    Yale New Haven Hospital (including Mohegan Sun clinics):



    CVS Pharmacy:

    Stop & Shop Pharmacy:

    Big Y:

    3) PHONE – If you do not have access to a computer or have trouble signing up online, you can schedule your vaccine appointment on the phone.  Wait times may vary when you call.

    Hartford Healthcare (including Foxwoods Clinics) 1-833-943-5721

    Yale New Haven Hospital (including New London and Mohegan Sun clinics) 1-833-275-9644

    CT COVID Vaccine Appointment Assist Line 1-877-918-2224   Daily from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.