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    Get a Job – Content by Judy

    Now’s the time! Companies are hiring! Big and small. Full time and part time.

    Just figure out what are you looking for? Do you want to do the same type of work you did before? Do you want to do something totally different? Do you want something to keep you busy and get you out of the house? Maybe find a job that goes along with your hobby?

    Do you want to work just part of the year? If so, retail hiring for the holidays, garden centers, landscape companies.

    Check out schools. They are hiring nurses’ aides, substitute teachers, Paraprofessionals, bus monitors, and office staff.

    Do you like wine and know a lot about it? Check out the area wineries and see if they have seasonal openings.

    What about the golf course? Work part-time and maybe play for free. The same with a gym, maybe.

    What population would you like to work with? Kids? Maybe a day care or a school? Be a nanny.

    With food? How about a restaurant or a bakery??

    Maybe you want to work in a big box store and take advantage of the discount they give to workers?

    Do you want to meet a lot of people? So, maybe a receptionist? Telemarketer??  How about a service desk clerk? Customer returns?

    What do you want from a job? Extra money? Structure? Identity? Being able to travel?

    Could the job, you are looking for be at a bank, perhaps an online job? Maybe sales where you earn commission based on the sales you make – if that is the case the sky could be the limit for your income.

    Home Care agencies are always looking to hire. So are Nursing Homes and Rehabs. Those jobs could be in the kitchen or laundry at the Nursing Home, a companion, a Certified Nurse’s Aide, taking people to appointments, maybe light housework.

    To find these jobs. Tell others you are looking. Look on Facebook. Lots of times companies post jobs there. Ask at the places you go to each week. Volunteer then get hired.

    And what about tutoring? Were you a teacher? Are you really good at math? Are you already helping some kids with remote learning?

    Right now, with what is going on with COVID, some families are looking for more one-on-one situations. You could teach using ZOOM. You could help kids figure out and organize the assignments that the schools are giving them. It can be every hard for families where both parents are working to then come home and find the time to assist their students every day. And you could be the person they need.

    Also, some families are grouping up and hiring someone to teach all the kids. This would be great if you are a retired teacher!!l

    You can easily put yourself out there on Facebook or LinkedIn with what you have to offer and then anyone interested can private massager you. Depending on what you want to do, you do not ever have to actually meet person to person. You do not even need to live in the same area. You could be in Milwaukee and the student could be in Denver.

    The time to apply is now!! Research. Develop a resume and cover letter. Even if you do not need those, they will help you rediscover your skills and talents. Have a list of questions to ask the interviewer.  And if you get rejected, do not put yourself down. It is not personal.

    Just move on to the next opportunity and “Get a Job”

    Food Distribution

    Hosted by UCFS Healthcare (United Community Family Services) in
    partnership with United Way Gemma Moran Food Pantry, we will be scheduling a
    Mobile Food Pantry on the following dates:
    Friday, August 14, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Friday, August 28, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Both distribution dates will be held at the Preston Senior Center, 42 Long
    Society Road, Preston. Registrations are not required for this program and it is a
    No Contact Drive thru!
    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do ask that all participants wear a facial
    mask during the distribution. If you have any questions, please contact the Senior
    Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 extension 6.

    Renters Rebate of Elderly and Totally Disabled Program:

    Applications for the Renter’s Rebate Program continue to be processed for
    Preston residents. Currently , persons interested in applying for the program are
    requested to utilize the blue “drop box” located at the front entrance to the
    Preston Town Hall, 389 Route 2, Preston. (place all of your documents in a sealed
    envelope which is marked “attention Fran” on the face of the envelope. Please
    include a working telephone number which you can be contacted at, should
    questions arise.
    Applicants must provide proof of rent and utilities payments during the
    2019 calendar year. Qualifying income guidelines are $37,000.00 for unmarried
    individuals and $45,100.00 for a married couple. If you are interested in applying
    for the program or have questions concerning the process, please contact the
    Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 ext. 6. Application deadline is October 1st

    Wednesday, October 14th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m- Drive Thru Flu Clinic

    The Preston Senior Center will conduct a Drive Thru Flu Clinic on Wednesday, October 14th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. All participants must pre-register for the clinic by telephoning 860-887-5581 extension 6. Information concerning insurance coverage, name, address, etc. will be collected prior to clinic day. For those individuals who have participated in our past clinics, the information will already be on file but, you do need to register with us in advance. The clinic will be conducted rain or shine! If you have questions regarding this event please contact the Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 x 6.