Services

    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. 


    Go to www.aarpdriversafety.org for more information and to take the class.

    Use coupon code DRIVINGSKILLS for 25% off 

    Coupon code expires on 7/31/2020


    If you have already signed up to take an in-person class and now decide to take the class online,

    please call the Senior Center so we can take your name off the in-person class list!

     

    Farmer’s Market Coupon Distribution Plan

    Farmer’s Market coupons are available to low income seniors who meet certain eligibility requirements.

    Eligibility Requirements in order to receive a coupon booklet:

    ¨ You must be 60 years or older.

    ¨ Yearly income not to exceed $23,606 for single or $31,894 for couple.

    ¨ Must be participating in another need based program that verifies income eligibility such as Renter’s Rebate, Congregate Meal Program, Medicaid, SNAP, etc.

    ¨ You must be a resident of the town you receive the coupon booklet from.

    ¨ If you are under 60 and disabled you must meet all other eligibility requirements and live in subsidized housing to be eligible.

    HOW TO RECEIVE A COUPON BOOKLET:

    If you live in any Norwich Area Senior Housing:

    If you live in Senior or Congregate Housing you MUST obtain your coupons at that housing.

    ALL Norwich Senior Housings will receive booklets, hopefully in mid to late July, to distribute to their residents.  You must contact either the Resident Service Coordinator or his/her designee.

    You will be required to verbally state that you meet the income limits and criteria for receiving.  You will be asked to give a small amount of information such as Name and Address.  You do not need to sign for the coupons.  If you will be accepting the coupons and someone else will be shopping for you, you will be required to fill out a Proxy form, which your Resident Service Coordinator will have.

    Limit of one coupon booklet per eligible senior.  You CANNOT get booklets from multiple sites.

    If you live in the Norwich/Taftville Community (non-senior housing):

    On or after July 20th you must call the Senior Center at (860) 889-5960 to register yourself for a booklet.  Once you have registered, you will be given a date and a time frame for which you can come to the Senior Center and pick up your coupons.

    You will be required to verbally state that you meet the income limits and criteria for receiving when you call to register. You will be asked to give a small amount of information such as Name and Address.  You do not need to sign for the coupons.  If you will be accepting the coupons and someone else will be shopping for you, please indicate that so we can include the Proxy form with your coupons when you come for pickup.

    Limit of one coupon booklet per eligible senior.  You CANNOT get booklets from multiple sites.

    You may ONLY receive a booklet if you live in the City of Norwich or Taftville.

    The Rose City Senior Center is currently closed to the public.  Please DO NOT show up unless you have called to register for a booklet and have been given a date and time to pick it up.

     

    Need Help? We are Here for YOU!

    Even though the Senior Center is currently closed to the public, we are still offering limited services.  If you need any assistance or have a question, please do not hesitate to call us.  (860) 889-5960

    Grocery Shopping – One of our Senior Center drivers will shop for you and deliver your groceries to your house.  Call the Senior Center with your grocery order then sit back and relax while we shop for you.  Payment can be made in various ways.  Call for information.

    Transportation to Doctor Appointments – Call the Senior Center to arraign transportation to a needed doctor appointment.  We just ask that you call your doctor to double check they are currently open and to check if your doctor recommends rescheduling a routine or non-emergency appointment.

    Outreach Administrator – Carolyn is currently working from home but is still available for help with State Benefit renewals, health insurance and prescription drug plans, Renters Rebate, housing, Medicare plus other needs.  Please leave a message on her voicemail and she will call you back.

    Program Administrator – Hilary is currently working from home but is still available to answer questions about cancelled programs or trips, general Senior Center and Newsletter questions, and information about current online classes offered by our instructors or help with other online classes.  Please leave a message on her voicemail or email hsandberg@cityofnorwich.org.

     

    Renter’s Rebate Program

    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

     

    Please call starting on May 4th

    Norwich residents, 55 and older please 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.

     

    Rescheduled- Drop off by Friday, June 5th- Scissor, Knife and Blade Sharpening by Razor’s Edge Sharpening Service

    Items Available for sharping:
    Knives $2.50
    Scissors/Pinking Shears $5
    Non-Electric Pruners/Hedge Trimmers/Garden Tools $5
    Electric Hedge Trimmers $10
    Chain Saw Chains/Lawn Mower Blades $5

    Drop off your items that need to be sharpened to the reception desk by Friday, April 3rd.

    Be sure to have your items wrapped in newspaper and safely stored in a plastic bag, with your name, phone number and correct payment included.
    **Please make checks payable to Dan Correia**
    Your items will be ready to be picked up starting on Friday, June 5th.