Services

    Email Address Send me your email address and stay up-to-date with any changes.

    During this time it is difficult to contact all Senior Center Members using one form of communication.  If you would like to be contacted by email about updates and information

    about the Senior Center during our closure, please send me your email address.  Although we are uncertain at this point of when we will be reopening and the changes that will be in place once we do, we will email you as soon as we have definite information in place.

    Please send Hilary a quick email to be included on our email list.

    hsandberg@cityofnorwich.org  

     

    AARP Driver Safety – Smart Driver Course ONLINE CLASS

    Take the AARP Driver Safety Smart Driver Course online in the comfort (and safety) of your own home and still receive the same auto insurance discount as the in-person class!  The 4-hour online class can be taken at your own pace and does not have to be completed all at one time.  Do as much or as little as you want until all 4 hours are complete.  The class is available any time of the day or night!

    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. 

    For more information and to take the class online, go to:

    www.aarpdriversafety.org

    Use coupon code DRIVINGSKILLS for 25% off 

    Coupon code expires on 12/31/2020

    All in-person AARP Driver Safety – Smart Driver Courses are cancelled for the remainder of 2020.

     

     

     

     

    Membership Renewal


    Membership Renewal

    Membership renewal in normally due starting July 1st.  Since the Senior Center is still closed to the public until further notice, we are accepting renewals by mail only at this point.

    We have already begun receiving renewals from some of our current Members.  If you are not currently using any of our services and would prefer to wait until we reopen to renew your Membership, that is fine and we understand.  If you are currently using one of our services (such as Transportation) we ask that you renew at this time.

    For those of you who would like to pay your Membership dues now, please fill out the Membership Form on the adjacent page and mail it in with your payment.  You can also call and pay over the phone with a credit card.  Filling out the Membership Form is important for us to make sure we have all of your up-to-date information, including correct emergency contact information.  If you call to pay over the phone, please go over your information with us or still mail in the completed Membership Form.

    As a reminder, Membership dues paid to the Senior Center go directly towards providing services, programs, classes, activities and events.  They help us pay instructors for different classes we offer and provide needed supplies for different senior center groups.  Money we receive from dues stays with the Senior Center and does not go into the City of Norwich’s general fund.  The Senior Center controls how and when we use the money in order to provide you with the best services.

    We appreciate all the donations and Memberships that we receive in order for us

    to bring you as much as we can.  Thank you!

     

    Active Living with Diabetes Toolkit

    Active Living with Diabetes Toolkit is a program through Senior Resources that you do in the comfort of your own home without having to use any technology beyond a telephone.

    The toolkit will be sent to you at no cost and includes a Living a Healthy Life Book, instruction booklet, exercise and relaxation CD’s and a My Diabetes Plate magnet.  Weekly phone calls from a trained Live Well leader enhances the experience and can help to alleviate social isolation during this time.

    Participants will learn about:

    Participants must be willing to share their name, address and phone number so a toolkit can be mailed to you and have a Live Well leader contact you by phone for a weekly call.  Calls are approximately 45 minutes in length and take place conference-call style to 4-6 participants at one time.

    If you are interested, please 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.

    An evidence-based self-management program originally developed at Stanford University.

    This program supported by funds made available for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support under grant DP13-105.

     

    Renter’s Rebate Program

    Assistance is available over the phone to apply. 

    No in-person appointments at this time.

    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 2019 and have not applied for the homeowners Circuit Breaker Program.  Program open through October 1, 2020.

    Income Limits:

    Single: $37,000 yearly or less   

    Couple: $45,100 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.