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:

    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.






    Medicare Part C (Advantage Plans) and Part D (Prescription Drug Coverage).

    Medicare health plans and prescription drug plans can make changes each year to things like cost, coverage providers and pharmacies.  During open enrollment, you have the opportunity to review and make changes to your plan.  Deadline to make changes to your plan is December 7th.

    Norwich Residents ~ Please leave a message for Carolyn (860) 889-5960

    Natalie is also available to assist any seniors, 60 years and older,

    who live in New London County (not just Norwich).

    NL County Residents 60+ ~ Please leave a message for Natalie (860) 889-5960


    TVCCA Home Heating Assistance Now Available

    Winter is coming and home heating costs can be a struggle for many.  There is help.

    TVCCA is now taking applications for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program which provides assistance towards a homes primary source of heat.  Priority is given to “vulnerable households” with young children, elderly or disabled individuals.

    Income and Asset Limits apply:

    Household Size:   

     1        Annual Income      $37,645        

    2        Annual Income      $49,228             

    Asset Limits:      

    Homeowner      $15,000     

    Renter                $12,000

    Applications can be done over the phone and through the mail for homebound individuals.

    To schedule an appointment or for additional information, please call (860) 425-6681.


    Absentee Ballot

    This year, due to COVID-19, all voters are eligible to vote for the general election by absentee ballot if they choose to do so.  Polling places will also be open for those who choose to vote in-person.

    If you choose to vote by Absentee Ballot you must submit an application.  You should have received an application for an Absentee Ballot in the mail mid-September, if not, contact your town’s City Clerk.

    To receive your Absentee Ballot, check that your information is correct on the application, check off your reason to vote by Absentee Ballot, sign the application, seal the application in the envelope that was sent with it and either mail it back or drop it in the Election Drop Box located outside your Town or City Hall in the town you live in.  Absentee Ballots will be mailed out starting October 2nd.

    For Norwich, there is an Election Drop Box located outside of Norwich City Hall, 100 Broadway and one located outside of Wequonnoc School, 155 Providence Street, Taftville.

    If you have any questions, please contact your town’s City Clerk’s Office. 

    Norwich City Clerk (860) 823-3732


    Senior Center Re-Opening and Programs Survey

    If you have not already done so, please consider taking our online survey.

    Please complete our online survey by going to

    At this time, we do not have a date as to when the Rose City Senior Center will be re-opening.  We currently have no plans to open before CT lifts the “Stay Home and Stay Safe” for individuals 65 and older, which should take place for Phase 3 of Connecticut’s re-opening plan.  When CT Phase 3 does happens, the re-opening date for the Senior Center is still to be determined, but we anticipate that it should follow soon after.

    When we do re-open, we will be following all of the social distancing guidelines, safety measures and protocol issued by the State of CT that Senior Centers need to follow.

    We will be re-opening in phases, initially offering a limited number of classes and limiting the amount of people in each class to accommodate for social distancing.  Classes will be based on our ability to safely offer them, control who is in the building, for how long and for what specific purpose.  Everyone will be required to register for classes in advance and no one will be allowed in the building otherwise.

    Other programs will be slowly reintroduced and more people will be allowed in the building over time and by appointment only.  Slowly but surely, we should once again get back to how we operated pre-pandemic.  Hang in there!

    As we continue to work on our re-opening plan, we want to hear from you. 

    If you have not already done so, please help us out by taking our online survey.

    We want to know what your concerns are and what would hinder you from coming back once we re-open.  We would like to know if you participate in any Virtual Programs and if you use Social Media.  Your answers will help us better gauge what to offer and what to implement when we do re-open.

    The survey should only take approximately 5 -10 minutes to answer.  Your answers are anonymous and it is optional to leave your contact information if you have question related to the survey.  Your answers are for our planning purposes only.

    If you have any questions or would like the survey link emailed to you, please contact Hilary (860) 889-5960 or

    Thank you for taking the survey!  Stay Safe!