News

    President’s Day Closure

    The senior center will be closed on Monday, February 20th for President’s Day

    ECTC Medical Transportation Changes

    For all participants of our ECTC Medical Transportation grant:

    There has been a significant change to this year’s program. The number of one-way medical transportation rides has been reduced from 36 one-way trips to 24 one-way trips. This change is due to the increased utilization of service requests. We are sorry for any inconvenience which this may cause.

    February TVCCA Cafe Menu

    Our Monday Café Program is pleased to announce our menu selections for
    the month of February. They are:

    February 6th: Country Style Chicken, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Corn
    w/Peppers & Onions, Tropical Fruit Cup, Bread, Margarine and Beverage.
    February 13th: American Chop Suey, Diced Carrots, Snap Peas, Bread,
    Margarine Beverage and Fresh Orange.
    February 20th: President’s Day, program CLOSED.
    February 27th: Steamed Pork Dumplings, Jasmine Rice, Broccoli, Peppers &
    Mushrooms, Sweet Treat, Apple Juice, Bread, Margarine and Beverage.

    Persons who are 60 years of age and older are welcome to participate in the
    Café Program. There is a suggested donation of $3.00 per person. Individuals
    younger than sixty are welcome but a higher meal cost will be charged to those
    individuals. For additional information or to make a meal reservation, please
    contact the Senior Center at 860-889-0770 on Monday (9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.) or
    Tuesday and Thursday between the hours of 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. The program is
    open to residents and non-residents alike.

    AARP Tax Assistance Appointments

    Wednesday, February 8th and 22nd, March 8th and 22nd and April 5th

    Available time slots are 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.

     

    The AARP Tax Assistance Program has several appointment openings
    available.

    The program will be held at the Preston Senior Center, 42 Long Society Road

    Appointment availability is based on a first come, first serve basis. Questions
    regarding necessary documentation may be directed to the Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 ext.6.

    Remember, this is a FREE service provided by extremely well trained and qualified tax counselors.

    Disposal of Sharps by Uncas Health District

    Sharps used at home are not regulated as Biomedical Waste. However,
    throwing them in the household trash or flushing them down the toilet presents
    serious risks for both you and others who may come in contact with such items.
    Improper disposal of sharps can lead to:

    • Needle-stick injuries that cause infection and spread disease;
    • Injuries to curious children, waste haulers, recycling workers, and animals;
    • or Needles washing up on our beaches and riverbanks.

    The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection recommends checking with your supplier (i.e., your physician, local hospital, or pharmacy) to see if they are willing to accept properly packaged used sharps. Some companies even offer mail-back disposal services to their customers.

    To properly dispose of sharps:

    • Seal them in rigid, puncture-resistant containers that you can’t see through (i.e., bleach or detergent bottles, coffee cans, etc.);
    • Label the containers “Do Not Recycle,” and,
    • Reinforce containers with heavy-duty tape before throwing them in your
      household trash.

    DO NOT:

    • Throw loose needles in the trash;
    • Flush needles down the toilet:
    • Place needles in soda bottles, cans, or glass containers’ or,
    • Put sharps containers in the recycling bin.