“ Real ID” Project releases information on identification need to fly on an airplane:

    *Starting October 1st, 2020 every adult boarding an aircraft in the United States including ALL DOMESTIC FLIGHTS will need a REAL-ID Compliant Driver’s License or a REAL-ID State Issued ID

    *Real-ID Compliant Driver’s Licenses are generally marked with a STAR located in the upper portion of the card/Enhanced driver’s licenses are generally marked with a flag

    *Passengers who do not provide a REAL-ID with a star (or another type of ID mentioned on the specific airline websites) will not be permitted through the security checkpoint and will not be allowed to fly

    *If you do not have a REAL-ID License you may use a different form of ID including passports-check specific airline websites for a complete list of acceptable forms of ID

    *Travelers who are not sure if their State-issued ID is compliant should check with their State Driver’s License agency

    *Michigan, Vermont, Minnesota and New York-Real ID and State issued enhanced Driver’s licenses

    *State-issued enhanced driver’s licenses are marked with a flag

    *Please check your local DMV for the documents needed to receive a REAL-ID

    For additional information go to: CT Department of Motor Vehicles:

    Congregate Café Program- March Menu

    March 2nd…..Stuffed Chicken Cordon Bleu, tater Tots, Green Beans, Pineapple Tidbits, bread, margarine, beverage.

    March 9th…..Meatballs Marinara, Penne Pasta, Cauliflower, Carrots & Snap Peas, Diced Pears, bread, margarine, beverage.

    March 16th….Crispy Cod, Macaroni & Cheese, Brussel Sprouts, Pineapple Tidbits, bread, margarine, beverage.

    March 23rd….Ethnic Celebration: Corned Beef & Cabbage, Steamed Parsley Potatoes, Sliced Carrots, Dinner Roll, Margarine, Irish Soda Bread & Apple Juice, beverage.

    March 30th….Meatloaf w/gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Zucchini, Peas & Carrots, fresh Orange, bread, margarine, beverage.

    We ask that participants register for the Monday program in advance. Please call 860-887-5581 ext. 6 leaving your name, telephone number and date which you plan on attending the program.

    New Information about ECTC Program:

    Good news for individuals who currently participate in the ECTC medical transportation grant. There will be an additional 6 round trips granted to this year’s program. So, if you have already maxed out your rides, you will receive the benefit of scheduling a few more trips. Contact ECTC as you normally would to schedule your medical transportation. Phone 860-848-5910.

    Medical Transportation- ECTC

    Medical Transportation and the Caregiver Mileage Reimbursement programs are for seniors 60+ and persons with disabilities who are unable to drive and need transportation to a medical appointment that is occurring outside of the hours or area that the town funded transportation services provides. Participants must complete an Eligibility Form. If you are requesting a ride through ECTC, you must include a $24.00 annual enrollment fee (check or money order only) with your completed form. For July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018, participants will be eligible for 48 one way rides. This service is funded through a state grant, therefore rides and reimbursements are contingent upon the availability of grant funds. Registered participants who cannot have their needs met by existing services will be provided a limited number of one-way trips per grant year. No fare is charged to the participant, but a $24.00 enrollment fee is required.
    ECTC will arrange the medical transportation for eligible participants. Each trip request will be reviewed to determine if it can be met by existing transportation services.
    Transportation may be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week providing sufficient notice is given by the client. Requests must be made at least 48 hours in advance and can be made up to 2 weeks ahead. Requests for Monday rides must be made by the preceding Friday at 2:00 p.m. Requests left on the answering machine on weekends and holidays for service for the next business day cannot be accommodated by this program.
    No enrollment fee is required if you only use the Caregivers Mileage Reimbursement Program.

    Caregiver Mileage Reimbursement Program (for persons unable to drive):
    The driver and rider must complete the Request for Mileage Reimbursement form. Mileage will be calculated by ECTC based on the shortest distance. Caregivers are not reimbursed for mileage from their home to the client’s. Completed forms must include the appointment date, start address, destination address, and must be signed and dated by client and driver after last trip entered. For additional information or to register for either program, please call 860-887-5581 ext. 6

    Congregate Café Program

    The Congregate Café Program is conducted at the Preston Senior Center, 42 Long Society Road on Monday’s at 11:30 a.m. (except for holidays and/or inclement weather).  The program is designed for elders who are 60 years of age and older.  Registrations for the Monday meal must be called in before the previous Thursday.  There is a suggested donation of $3.00 per person. We ask that participants register for the Monday program in advance. Please call 860-887-5581 ext. 6 leaving your name, telephone number and date which you plan on attending the program.

    All persons who are sixty years of age and older are welcome to attend, it doesn’t matter if you live in Preston, Lisbon, Ledyard, all are invited.  Persons who are under the age of sixty are charged a larger fee for participating in the program.