October- Zoom Class Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance Class

    What is Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance? Tai Ji Quan is a research-based falls prevention exercise program that uses Tai Ji Quan based movements to improve strength, mobility, balance and daily function and to prevent falls. It is designed for older adults 60+ years old and people with balance difficulties.

    This program can accommodate individuals who need some assistance with walking, such as use of a cane.

    No prior experience with Tai Chi is needed. You learn the movements over the course of a 24-week class in a supportive environment.

    Please join us for the next Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance Session.
    Date – October, 2020, Time: To be decided, Class meets: Twice a Week (Location is via Zoom) and the program is FREE. Contact Connie Capacchione @ Uncas Health District 860-639-5138.

    Wednesday, October 14th from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m- Drive Thru Flu and Pneumonia Clinic

    As a reminder, our drive thru Flu & Pneumonic Clinic will be conducted on Wednesday, October 14th from 10:00 – 12:00 at the Preston Senior Center, 42 Long Society Road.

    Pre-registrations are a must! For individuals who have pre-registered with this office, there will be a red star next to your name on this newsletter. I will be mailing an additional document to those individuals who have pre-registered under separate cover, to review and return to us on clinic day. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 ext.6.

    If you have not registered for our clinic but, are interested in participating, please contact the office as soon as possible.

    The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged us to think in new and different ways to provide essential services to our community. The drive-thru clinic is our attempt to offer to you, our friends, the continuation of providing the influenza & pneumonic clinic at your local senior center.

    Whether you participate in our clinic or not, we wish you good health and peace of mind during these trying times.

    Food Distribution

    Hosted by UCFS Healthcare (United Community Family Services) in
    partnership with United Way Gemma Moran Food Pantry, we will be scheduling a
    Mobile Food Pantry on the following dates:
    Friday, August 14, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Friday, August 28, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
    Both distribution dates will be held at the Preston Senior Center, 42 Long
    Society Road, Preston. Registrations are not required for this program and it is a
    No Contact Drive thru!
    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we do ask that all participants wear a facial
    mask during the distribution. If you have any questions, please contact the Senior
    Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 extension 6.

    Renters Rebate of Elderly and Totally Disabled Program:

    Applications for the Renter’s Rebate Program continue to be processed for
    Preston residents. Currently , persons interested in applying for the program are
    requested to utilize the blue “drop box” located at the front entrance to the
    Preston Town Hall, 389 Route 2, Preston. (place all of your documents in a sealed
    envelope which is marked “attention Fran” on the face of the envelope. Please
    include a working telephone number which you can be contacted at, should
    questions arise.
    Applicants must provide proof of rent and utilities payments during the
    2019 calendar year. Qualifying income guidelines are $37,000.00 for unmarried
    individuals and $45,100.00 for a married couple. If you are interested in applying
    for the program or have questions concerning the process, please contact the
    Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 ext. 6. Application deadline is October 1st

    Senior Nutrition Resources

    Join Registered Dietitian, Alison Dvorak, for a virtual review of the healthy
    eating opportunities for older adults in Eastern Connecticut and beyond. We will
    discuss Older Americans Act funded programs, Farmers Markets, Restaurants,
    SNAP, Grocery Delivery and much more! Send in your questions before or during
    the event.
    The event is planned for Thursday, August 20, 2020, 2:00 – 3:00 pm. This is
    a free web-based event open to the public. Pre-registration is required at or 860-887-3561.