Programs

    CHAIR YOGA

    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: November 29 – December 20, 2021
    TIME: 10:00 – 11:00 am
    FEE: $26 per person (4 week session)
    Class will be offered in person at Preston Public Library or you can choose to participate via Zoom.

    Friday, November 5th from 10:00 to 11:00am- Pop-Up drive-Thru Food Distribution

    Our monthly food distribution will continue during November. We plan on
    distributing the food on Friday, November 5th between the hours of 10:00 –
    11:00 a.m. Unfortunately, some individuals confuse the advertised time of the
    distribution and arrive much later in the day for food. We close at 11:00 a.m. If
    you arrive at 11:30 or 12:00, the food has been packed up and sent back to
    Norwich. We are most appreciative for the continued efforts of United
    Community & Family Services extraordinary dedication to this valuable service for
    our community. They also have co-sponsors for each distribution which is held.
    Many banking institutions such as Charter Oak, Dime Bank, Core Plus Credit Union
    are instrumental in making this process happen. Thanks to all!

    Preston Intergenerational Pen Pal Project

    Looking for a meaningful activity while remaining socially distant? Preston Youth
    Services wants to bridge the generation gap, one letter at a time!! We are
    looking to connect Preston youth (3rd grade and up) with Preston seniors (60+)
    with our Intergeneration Pen Pal Project!!

    Maybe snail mail sounds outdated and old fashioned. Let’s put it another way: In
    these days of social distancing, wouldn’t it feel good to reach out and touch
    someone? You still can. It’s just their hearts you’ll be touching. Kind words,
    friendship, and funny jokes don’t have to be enjoyed in person. Sometimes, it’s
    terrific to have them turn up in your mailbox in a handwritten letter.

    Intergenerational Program multi benefits:
    • Improves the mental agility and socialization of senior participants
    • Improves comprehension and creative thinking of students

    Preston Youth Services is encouraging hand written letters versus typed letters

    You can download a Pen Pal Project Sign Up Form on our website www.preston-ct.org
    or call the Youth Services at (860) 887-5581 x113 to request to have a form mailed to you

    Seeds for Seven Generations discussion (via Zoom)

    Join Diane Wilson, author and Executive Director for the Native American
    Food Sovereignty Alliance (NAFSA) as she discusses Native American seeds and
    explores our evolving relationship with indigenous gardens to contemporary
    farming. Sponsored by local libraries and the Eastern CT Community Gardens
    Association. Saturday, November 20, at 1:00 p.m. To register for a Zoom link, call
    (860) 886—1010 or email the Preston Public Library at
    prestonlibraryprograms@gmail.com.

    Preston Library News:

    Join us at the Preston Public Library as we add new dimension to your
    Thanksgiving dinner by joining Master Gardener Jan Mallett as she teaches us
    about different types of herbs and how to grow them at home. Plant herb pots to
    take home. For ages 18 and up. Please register by calling 860-886-1010 or email
    us at prestonlibraryprograms@gmail.com