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    October Cafe Menu

    The Café Program is held each Monday at the Preston Senior at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are necessary as we do not have the capability of accommodating walk-in patrons. We ask that you register by Wednesday of the previous week in which you plan on attending the Monday luncheon. Call 860-889-0770 on Monday (9:00 – 3:00 p.m.) or Tuesday & Thursday (12:30 – 4:00 p.m.) Thank you.

     

    Menu:

    October 3rd: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes,
    Zucchini & Yellow Squash, Diced Pears, Bread, Margarine and beverage.

    October 17th: Cod w/Herbs & Tomatoes, Rice Pilaf, Broccoli, Fresh
    Orange, Bread, Margarine and beverage.

    October 24th: Chicken Cacciatore, Pasta Shells w/marinara, Zucchini,
    Mixed Fruit Cup, Bread, Margarine and beverage.

    October 31st: Swedish Meatballs, Egg Noodles, Squash Mix w/Carrots &
    String Beans, Fresh Orange, Bread, Margarine and beverage.

    Energy Assistance

    Applications continue to be accepted for the TVCCA Energy Assistance Program. Income level for a household of one is $39,761.00 and $ 51,996.00 for a married couple.

    For more information regarding guidelines and necessary documentation please contact the Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 extension 6. It’s not too early to apply for this important program.

    Food Distribution

    Friday, October 7th from 10:00-11:00am

     

    UC&FS will continue with the monthly distribution dates as long as interest warrants. We will also be making 15-minute Test Kits and masks available to participants as long as supplies last. Special thanks to all of the agencies which make this program possible!

    Flu Clinic

    Wednesday, October 12th from 10:00am-12:00pm

     

    We will be administering the new Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine by Moderna for those individuals interested in taking the vaccine.

    You do need to register in advance for the clinic.

    But, we do need to order the Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine in advance so if you are interested in taking the vaccine, we need to know as we will order the vaccine for only those individuals who have pre-registered. We will be unable to accommodate any request for the Bivalent COVID-19 Vaccine from any Walk-ins. Please call the Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 extension 6 leaving your name and telephone number or
    register in person at the Preston Senior Center. Hours of operation are Monday 9:00 – 3:00 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday 12:30 -4:30 p.m.

    Uncas Health District has provided the following information for your review: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now recommending omicron-specific COVID-19 shots for people 12 and older. Doses should be administered at least two months following a primary series or the previously authorized booster vaccination.

    People cannot get a bivalent booster without first completing at least a primary series.
    The boosters target both the original strain of the coronavirus and the two omicron subvariants which are causing most of the current infections. Having a bivalent product means that we will have good protection if and when the virus mutates again – even if it drifts away from the currently-circulating Omicron variants

    Community Yard Sale

    Saturday, October 1st 

     

    Time to clean out your basement, closets and garage!! If you choose to purchase a 10×10 spot at Preston Plains Middle School, the fee is $15. Community Yard Sale at Preston Plains Middle School will run from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. If you choose to host the yard sale at your residence, fee is $2. (Town of Preston requires all hosting a yard sale to obtain a permit, which costs $2. Sign up for our Community Yard Sale and Preston Parks & Recreation staff will do the paperwork for you!!) You can choose the start and end time of your sale and that will be printed on the map next to your address. Last day to register your address without a late fee is September 15th. $10 late fee for all sign ups received after September 20th, absolute last day to register and be on the map is September 20th