Resources

    Veterans Coffee House of Eastern CT- Tuesdays from 8:30-11:00am

    All veterans are cordially invited to attend the Veterans Coffee House of
    Eastern CT gatherings on Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at the Old
    Pachaug Town Hall, 831 Voluntown Road, Griswold. The program offers
    information on important benefits; an opportunity to socialize with your peers
    and gain knowledge from the variety of speakers and presentations. Veterans of
    all ages are welcome and encouraged to attend.

    Renters Rebate Program -2022

    Renters Rebate Program is underway.  The application filing period is April 1st through October 1st.

    To participate in the program, you must have been 65 years of age by the end of the calendar year preceding the filing period; or be 50 years of age or older and the surviving spouse of a renter, who at the time of his/her death, had qualified and was entitled to tax relief at the time of his/her death. Applicants filed under the disability provision must be accompanied by current proof of
    disability. The Claimant must have been a resident in Connecticut for a one-year period of time prior to filling an application.

    Applicant’s qualifying income in the calendar year 2021 must not exceed $38,100 if unmarried, or $46,400 if married or other. For married couples or other, unless legally separated, income from both husband and wife must be counted in establishing qualifying income, regardless of living arrangements. Qualifying income is considered wages, bonuses, commissions, gratuities and
    fees; self-employment net income; gross Social Security benefits, Federal Supplemental Security income, dividends, interest, annuities; IRA distributions, Black Lung payments; Green Thumb payments; interest resulting from gifts received; Lottery winnings; net rental income, pensions, Railroad Retirement; severance pay, Unemployment Compensation, Workers Compensation, Alimony, etc.

    The applicant must provide proof of rent and utilities payments during the 2021 calendar year.

    Individuals interested in making application for the Renters Rebate of Elderly and Totally Disabled Programs are requested to contact the Preston Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 ext. 6 leaving your name, telephone number and a brief message. The application filing period is April 1st through October 1st.

    April Food Distribution- Friday, June 3rd from 10:00-11:00am

    The next date of our Food Distribution will be on Friday, June 3rd from
    10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Preston Senior Center. A special note of thanks to all of
    the patient participants at the March 4th program. Unfortunately, the UC&FS
    vehicles were stuck in Norwich traffic and were delayed in their anticipated arrival
    at the Preston Senior Center. None the less, our team of dedicated volunteers
    distributed 125 bags of groceries to Preston residents and nonresidents alike on
    that cold, cold, windy day. We’re most appreciative to United Community &
    Family Services for continuing to support this valuable program in Preston
    regardless of the obstacles placed before them. Routinely, our food distributions
    occur on the First Friday of each month and are held at the Preston Senior Center,
    42 Long Society Road. (Anticipated distribution date for next month is May 6th).

    Elderly and Totally Disabled Homeowner Program -2022

    As a reminder, the application deadline for the Elderly and Totally Disabled Homeowner Program is May 15th. Although it may seem like a long way away, time has the ability of creeping up and before you know it, you’ve missed the deadline. The telephone number of the Senior Affairs Office is 860-887-5581 ext. 6 to schedule an appointment to file your application.