Be a Part of the System!! – Content by Judy

    We just had another election.

    Did your candidate win or lose? Are you happy with the results? Or are you disgusted…. with the results… the candidates… the road we are headed down?

    Earlier this year I wrote… “I recently was at a networking event and we were asked “What is important enough to you that you would protest for it?” That is a pretty deep question to answer when you don’t know those around you. My answer was “our basic rights”. The freedom of speech. The right to assemble. The right to bear arms and the right to vote.

    And this country was founded so we as individuals could not be suppressed. We have freedom of speech which enables us to voice our beliefs and we need to continue to exercise all these basic rights.”

    As we reflect on the results of this election, we need to look for better candidates at every level. Talk to your friends and family. Ask them and yourself which Office, Committee or Board needs help and what you can offer. Then reach out. Make the phone call. Write an email. Step up! All Towns and Cities have many positions that need to be filled every year. I can guarantee they will welcome your offer of help.

    When you see something you don’t agree with, don’t just complain and write an angry post or comment. Ask others what they think and how they feel about it. Learn them. Figure out how the situation or problem can be changed or fixed. Then work towards doing just that.

    “Be the change you wish to see in the world.”  -Gandhi

    Don’t settle for status quo.

    We need to stand up and be a part of the system. We need to be a part of the process. We need to hear each other and be respectful. We need to bring our differences together.

    We cannot just complain and expect someone else to “fix” things!!

    Take some time and reflect. Decide what you believe in today. Challenge yourself.

    And as Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

    Now go out and be a part of that change!

    Fun (and Free!) Senior Online Games

    The Internet is an entertaining place. Aside from communicating with friends and family as well as acting as one giant encyclopedia, the Internet also provides a plethora of fun, in particular, senior online games. There are tons of these games for seniors available, ranging from those that sharpen your cognitive skills to those that are simply an easy and enjoyable way to pass the time.

    But with hundreds and thousands of senior online games available right at your fingertips, sometimes it can be a little overwhelming to find the best ones. So, we’ve checked out a few sites in order to compile a list of the best (and free!) senior online games.

    Fun (and Free!) Senior Online Games

    ECTC Transportation program

    This year, the ECTC (Eastern Connecticut Transportation Consortium)
    medical transportation program has undergone some important changes. We will
    no longer be assessing a membership fee for the year and the one-way trips have
    increased to 24 per year, per person. Individuals who are not already registered
    for the program must register. Please contact the Senior Affairs Office at 860-
    887-5581 ext. 6 for additional information. For those individuals utilizing only the
    Caregiver Mileage Reimbursement mileage portion of the program, it remains
    The Caregiver Mileage Reimbursement and Medical Transportation
    program is for adults 60+ and persons with disabilities who are unable to drive
    and need transportation to a medical appointment that is occurring outside of the
    hours or area that the town funded transportation services operate.
    This service is funded through a state grant. Rides and
    reimbursements are contingent upon the availability of grant funds. When funds
    run out, the provision of rides will be stopped until such time as funds become
    available again.

    Information: November 3, 2020 Presidential election

    November 3, 3030 Presidential election information:

    Preston Plains Middle School, Route 164, will be open on Election Day from 6:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. to vote in person.

    Each and every vote makes a difference. Don’t forget to vote!