Congregate Meal Program- Mondays

    We are pleased to announce that our Congregate Meal Program has resumed. Reservations are necessary and can be made in person or by contacting the Preston Senior Center on Monday mornings between 9:00 – 12:30 p.m. The phone number is 860-889-0770. Lunch is served at 11:30 a.m. at the senior center with a suggested donation of $3.00 per person for individuals who are 60 years of age and older.

    September’s menu consists of the following selections:
    Monday, September 6th is Labor Day and no service will be available.
    Monday, 9/13/2021: Country Style Chicken W/Gravy, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Squash Mix w/Carrots & String Beans, Fruit Cocktail.
    Monday, 9/20/2021: Crispy Cod, Macaroni & Cheese, Broccoli, Fresh Fruit
    Monday, 9/27/2021: Stuffed Shells w/Marinara, Lima Beans, Carrot coins, Sweet Treat and Grape Juice.
    All meals include 1% milk and whole grain bread, coffee and tea.

    We welcome all individuals who are 60 years of age and older to attend the program. You do not need to be a Preston resident to attend, the program is open for you to enjoy. Hope to see you soon.

    TVCCA Energy Assistance Program- 2021

    Applications will begin to be accepted on August 2nd. As of the printing of
    this newsletter, the guidelines are incomplete and will be updated in upcoming
    newsletters. At this time, there are some very basic things that must be provided
    when you apply. They are:

    *Social Security numbers for all household members.
    *Birth date for all household members.
    *A current active utility bill. The bill must be the listed household members name
    that is age 18 or older. The bill must be complete, which means both top and
    bottom of the bill must be intact before you make payment to the utility
    company. (Usually, the bottom portion of the bill is removed and sent along with
    your payment to the utility company.
    *Current income documentation for every household member: Last four
    consecutive week’s pay stubs (1 pay stub if paid monthly, 2 pay stubs if paid biweekly or 4 pay stubs if paid weekly) and/or Workman’s Compensation benefits
    for the four weeks prior to your appointment date; showing gross income, tips,
    commissions, and bonuses.
    *Currently monthly Social Security, SSI, and/or Veteran’s benefit income
    *Pension or Annuity check stub(s), or a letter from the payer on their letterhead
    stating the gross amount.
    *All bank interest statements and dividend payments for the past month (if more
    than $10.00 per month.)
    *Unemployment statements from the website or
    unemployment history printout (Within 24 hours prior to the appointment)
    showing the last four consecutive weeks.
    *Income from alimony and/or child support from Child Support Enforcement
    (letter or printout), a bank statement if payment goes directly into a bank
    *Rental income. Current documentation verifying the amount of rent you collect
    from your tenant(s).
    *Self-employment…..Must fill out the Self-Employment Worksheet, have it
    notarized and bring your most recent tax return with all schedules attached.
    *DSS cash advance award letter-showing the current income for the household.
    *A signed statement indicating the amount and frequency of payments from
    friends and relatives who are contributing toward your household’s support that
    includes the name, address, and telephone number of the contributing person.

    If you are interested in applying for the program, you have several options.
    I will be accepting applications, by appointment, at the Preston Town Hall and
    Preston Elderly Housing. Phone 860-887-5581 ext. 6 leaving your name,
    telephone number and reason for the call. Or, you can contact the TVCCA Office
    directly and schedule an appointment by calling 860-425-6681. They are located
    at 401 West Thames Street, Unit 201, Norwich, Ct.

    Wednesday, October 13th from 10:00 – 12:00 a.m.- Annual Flu & Pneumonic Clinic (and Shingles)

    Thank you to the individuals who have already registered for the Wednesday, October 13th clinic at the Preston Senior Center. For those who are procrastinating, October 13th is right around the corner and we want to help you stay safe and protected from the flu. I will contact each preregistered individual closer to clinic day. I will review insurance carrier information and verify
    identification numbers which are necessary to submit to the insurance companies. Registration is easy, just call the Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 extension 6 leaving your name and telephone number and informing us as to which vaccine you are interested in. This year we have available the Shingles vaccine, Pneumonia Vaccine and Influenza vaccine. I will keep you informed and updated as clinic day draws closer. Don’t forget to register!

    Zumba Gold- Every Friday at 6:30pm

    Active older adults who are looking for a modified Zumba class that
    recreates the original moves you love at a lower-intensity, easy-to-follow
    choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination.
    This class can be modified for all abilities.

    Dates: Fridays: July 2-August 6, 2021
    Time: 6:30-7:15 p.m.
    Ages: 50+
    Location: Preston Community Park Basketball Courts
    Fee: $33.00 per person
    Register online at or call the Parks & Recreation Office at
    860-887-5581 ext. 113 to have a form mailed to you.

    Chair Yoga through Zoom- Every Monday at 10:00am

    A complete yoga practice using the support of a chair. Breathing techniques, yoga philosophy, meditation and deep relaxation are woven into each class. In this fun and informative class, students will take home tools for mindfulness and relaxation as well as movements for energizing and stretching the body. Chair yoga classes are targeted for ages 60+ but classes are open to all adults and abilities.

    Dates: Mondays: July 26-August 30, 2021
    Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
    Location: Online via Zoom
    Fee: $38.00 per session (6 weeks)
    Register online at or call the Parks & Recreation Office at
    860-887-5581 ext. 113 to have a form mailed to you.