Now offered via telephone. Senior Resources is now offering three different Free Live Well Telephone Workshops for area adults and their caregivers: Chronic Pain Self-Management, Diabetes Self-Management, Chronic Pain Self-Management. No other technology than a phone is needed for participants to connect for one hour weekly for six weeks to a trained Live Well leader who facilitates the sessions. In these weekly interactive calls, the leader reviews material and the group explores different self management tools such as action planning, problem solving, decision making, communication, healthy eating, physical activity and planning for the future. Workshops are limited to six adults. For more information call Senior Resources at 860-887-3561 ext 127 and ask to speak to Lori.
I feel like we’ve been here before and I was so hopeful that this year we might be able to return to normalcy for the tax program. No, not so. Once again, we will not be holding the Tax Assistance program at the Preston Senior Center this coming year. Yes, COVID-19 is the cause of the cancellation plus our facility isn’t large enough to safely accommodate each person having their income taxes prepared. Once again, you will be directed to the Rose City Senior Center in Norwich to schedule an appointment to have your taxes completed. Their phone number is 860-889-5960. we are hopeful that sometime in the very near future that our good friends from AARP will be manning the Preston site. In addition to having an opportunity to visit with all our Preston neighbors having their taxes done for free, we miss the volunteers immensely!
The TVCCA Café Program meal site which is held at the Preston Senior
Center on Mondays offers the following menu for January:
January 3rd: Crispy Cod, Macaroni & Cheese, Squash Mix w/Carrots & String
Beans, Pineapple Tidbits, bread, margarine and beverage.
January 10th: Philly Cheesesteak w/roll, Sweet Potato Tater Tots, Peas & Pearl
Onions, Diced Pears, bread, margarine and beverage.
January 17th: Program closed due to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
January 24th: Swedish Meatballs, Egg Noodles, Zucchini, Peas, & Carrots, fresh
Orange, bread, margarine and beverage.
January 31st: Country Style Chicken, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Corn
w/Peppers & Onions, Sweet Treat, Grape Juice, bread, margarine and beverage.
Reservations are necessary to participate in this program. We ask that you
register on Monday prior to the Monday in which you plan on attending the
program. There is a suggested donation of $3.00 per meal for individuals who are
60 years of age and over. Questions? Please contact the Senior Affairs Office at
860-887-5581 ext. 6 with your questions or concerns. Currently, transportation
provided by the Town of Preston is not available for this program.
The TVCCA Café Program will be offering some “Specialty Meals” designed
for specific holidays such as Valentines Day, St. Patrick’s Day, etc. Should the
senior center opt to participate in these special meals, participants will be
informed that there would be an increase to the suggested donation amount. We
will not participate in such meal choices unless all registered guests understand
and agree that there would be an increase for said meal.
Our weekly grocery shopping transportation schedule to the Norwich area
will continue on Monday’s. There is no fee for this service. The preference
currently is Walmart, Big Y and Shop Rite stores. The bus begins pick-ups at
approximately 9:20 a.m. with a return to Preston before noon. Anyone interested
in joining us on the shopping trip is asked to call one week in advance of date in
which you plan on riding. Please contact the Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581
ext. 6 to reserve a seat or with any questions.
The schedule that we are planning to continue with for the UC&FS Food
Distribution is the first Friday of each month. (As long as interest in the program
warrants) Our next distribution is scheduled for Friday, January 7, 2022 from
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. at the Preston Senior Center. Rain, wind and snow haven’t
deterred our efforts in the past and we hope to continue our efforts for a very
long time to come. If you have question concerning the food distribution
program, please contact the Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 extension 6.