Services

    Live Well with Diabetes

    In Home Version!  All you Need is a Telephone! 

    Live Well with Diabetes is a toolkit and program through Senior Resources that you do in the comfort of your own home without having to use any technology beyond a telephone.

    FREE Active Living Everyday toolkit includes a Living a Healthy Life Book and Exercise & Relaxation CD.

    A new 6-week workshop starts every month!

    Participants will learn about:

    • What to eat
    • Low and High blood sugar
    • Tips for dealing with stress
    • Foot care
    • Sick day guidelines
    • How to set small and achievable goals

    For more information, 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.

     

    TVCCA VITA Income Tax Assistance

    Schedule your appointment with a TVCCA Volunteer Tax Preparer

    All appointments for the 2021 tax season will be virtual.

    Convenient Online and Drop-off options available.

    If you would like to schedule an appointment, please call 2-1-1.  Select option 3, then option 6.

    Appointments begin in February.  Income limit $66,000.  This service is free.

    For more information, please visit  www.tvcca.org/financial-services/vita/

     

    Emergency Food Delivery

    A service provided by Senior Resources Agency on Aging

    Are you having difficulty adjusting to the new normal?  Do you need assistance buying groceries?

    Are you finding it difficult to safely go grocery shopping?  Senior Resources can help!

    Contact Senior Resources at (860) 887-3561

    Ask to speak to one of the staff regarding the Emergency Food Delivery Program.

    Senior Resources can purchase a $50 maximum household grocery order and deliver it to you.  Please have your grocery list ready when calling and be prepared to answer a few eligibility questions.

    You will be asked if you are 60 years old or older and if you are enrolled in certain programs.  You may be eligible for other programs that can help you.  In order to be screened for eligibility for other programs Senior Resources can assist you with, please know your gross monthly income.

    Contact Senior Resources with any questions.  (860) 887-3561

    DoorDash Food Box Delivery

    DoorDash, the popular food delivery app, is helping to bring non-perishable food boxes from the Salvation Army to people in need.  This program is in collaboration with United Way.

    Food boxes sent out to individuals and families typically including oats, rice, dry beans, tuna, peanut butter, canned vegetables, canned fruit, and powdered milk.  All shelf-stable food items.

    The program is aimed to address the needs of high risk individuals during the COVID pandemic and to help those who are homebound, individuals who are high-risk of severe complications from COVID, those aged 65 years and older or those in quarantine.

    TO RECEIVE A FOOD BOX:

    Call United Way 2-1-1 and tell them you are interested in the DoorDash Food Box Delivery through the Salvation Army.  United Way will communicate your request to the Norwich Salvation Army who will contact you to arrange delivery.  DoorDash will pick up the food box from the Salvation Army and deliver it to you.  Deliveries are normally on Thursdays.

    This program is though a partnership with the State of Connecticut, Salvation Army, United Way and DoorDash and is overseen by Connecticut Agriculture Commissioner Bryan P. Hurlburt

     

    COVID VACCINE – Information and Sign up

    Under CT Phase 1B, individuals 75 years and older are now eligible to sign up to receive a COVID vaccine and individuals 65 years and older will be eligible to sign up soon.

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

    please visit www.ct.gov/covidvaccine

    **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 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.

    When you visit www.ct.gov/covidvaccine, you will have 3 choices on how to sign up.  You can sign up either online or by phone. Please sign up using only ONE of the ways.

    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.

    Many providers can be accessed through the VAMS scheduling system including: Local Health Departments (including Uncas Health District) and Federally Qualified Health Centers.

    2) ONLINE – Schedule directly through a participating provider.  This includes scheduling and receiving your vaccine through Hartford Healthcare (Backus Hospital), Yale New Haven Hospital (L&M) or participating Walgreens.

    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.  Due to high call volumes, please be patient when calling to schedule by phone.

    CT COVID Vaccine Appointment Assist Line 1-877-918-2224   Mon – Fri from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    (when calling select option 2, then option 0.  You can then request a call back by selecting option 1)

    Hartford Healthcare 1-833-943-5721           Yale New Haven Hospital 1-833-275-9644

    **If you need assistance signing up, please call the Senior Center for help. (860) 889-5960**