Programs

    Free Live Well Workshops

    Now offered via telephone. Senior Resources is now offering three different Free Live Well Telephone Workshops for area adults and their caregivers: Chronic Pain Self-Management, Diabetes Self-Management, Chronic Pain Self-Management. No other technology than a phone is needed for participants to connect for one hour weekly for six weeks to a trained Live Well leader who facilitates the sessions. In these weekly interactive calls, the leader reviews material and the group explores different self management tools such as action planning, problem solving, decision making, communication, healthy eating, physical activity and planning for the future. Workshops are limited to six adults. For more information call Senior Resources at 860-887-3561 ext 127 and ask to speak to Lori.

    AARP Tax Assistance

    I feel like we’ve been here before and I was so hopeful that this year we might be able to return to normalcy for the tax program. No, not so. Once again, we will not be holding the Tax Assistance program at the Preston Senior Center this coming year. Yes, COVID-19 is the cause of the cancellation plus our facility isn’t large enough to safely accommodate each person having their income taxes prepared. Once again, you will be directed to the Rose City Senior Center in Norwich to schedule an appointment to have your taxes completed. Their phone number is 860-889-5960. we are hopeful that sometime in the very near future that our good friends from AARP will be manning the Preston site. In addition to having an opportunity to visit with all our Preston neighbors having their taxes done for free, we miss the volunteers immensely!

    Preston Senior Center Pot Luck Club

    A special thank you to all in attendance at our December 14th Pot Luck Club Luncheon. The food was delicious and plentiful. Great entertainment by Lenny Domina (and signers). Thanks to the great team of volunteers who were our wait staff and food servers including Cathy Brosnan, Maureen Domina, Jessy Walden and Amy Brosnan. Lenny Ruta was the turkey carver for the day and he didn’t leave one morsel of meal on the carcass, great job Lenny. Camaraderie was alive and well on this day, new friends and old shared memories. Did I mention that the wait staff and food servers were also the clean-up crew? Yeah team from the dishwasher lady!

    Changing Hours

    The Preston Senior Center will be expanding their hours of operation on
    Monday’s from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. starting on December 6th. All residents are
    welcome to come to the center, enjoy games, (bring your own or we have oodles
    to share). You don’t have to register; the doors are open for folks to enjoy a
    relaxing few hours with friends. We look forward to seeing you on Mondays. (The
    center is closed on holidays and inclement weather). If you have questions,
    please feel free to contact the Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 extension 6.

    TVCCA Café Program

    We are pleased to provide the December menu for your review and
    consideration. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. on Monday’s (except holidays or
    inclement weather). You do need to register for the program though. The meal
    count is called in on Tuesday morning for the following Mondays meal. If you
    choose, you can call in your registration weeks in advance, we’ll make sure your
    information is included on that particular day’s count. You can register in person
    at the center or call the Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 extension 6. Please
    leave your name, telephone number and indicate which day you plan on
    attending.
    December 6th
    : Seafood Stew, Steamed Rice, Zucchini, Mandarin Oranges,
    Bread, Margarine and Beverage.
    December 13th
    : Chicken Cordon Bleu, Glazed Sweet Potatoes, Green &
    Waxed Beans, Sweet Treat, Orange Juice, Bread, Margarine and Beverage.
    December 20th
    : Holiday Celebration Meal: Herb Roasted Prime Rib, Garlic
    Roasted Potatoes, Squash Mix W/Carrots & String Beans, Holiday Assorted
    Cookies, Bread, Margarine and Beverage.
    December 27th
    : Salisbury Steak w/gravy, Egg Noodles, Peas & Pearl Onions,
    Applesauce Cup, Bread, Margarine and Beverages.
    There is a suggested donation of $3.00 per person aged 60+. You do not
    need to be a Preston resident to participate. We do not accommodate walk-ins.