TVCCA Cafe May Menu
The May menu for our TVCCA Café Program will consist of the following
Monday, May 1st: Chicken Parmesan, Farfalle Pasta w/marinara, Green & Waxed Beans, Fresh Fruit, Bread, Margarine, Beverage
Monday, May 8th: Beef Hot Dog w/Bun, Baked Beans, Mixed Vegetables Medley, Apple Sauce, Beverage
Monday, May 15th: Vegetarian Lasagna, Diced Carrots, Lima Beans, Pineapple Tidbits, Bread, Margarine, Beverage
Monday, May 22nd: Pineapple Glazed Ham, Glazed Sweet Potatoes, Peas & Pearl Onions, Sweet Treat, Grape Juice.
Monday, May 29th: Program closed for Memorial Day Holiday
Persons 60 years of age and older are welcome to participate in the Café
Program. There is a suggested donation request of $3.00 per person per meal.
Reservations must be made in advance. Persons under the age of 60 years are
welcome to attend but a fee is assessed for their meal. Our meal count order is
placed on Tuesday for the following Monday program. If you are interested in
participating, please contact the Senior Center on Monday, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m., Tuesday or Thursday from 12:30 – 4:00 p.m. at 860-889-0770. You may also leave reservation requests at the Senior Affairs Office by calling 860-887-5581 ext. 6.
May 5th from 10:00-11:00am at Preston Senior Center
Plans are in the making for a June 2nd distribution and continuing throughout the summer months during the same time frame. As a reminder, if you are traveling any distance from our food distribution to your home, during the hot summer months, you might want to bring a cooler to keep the frozen items chilled. The UNCAS Health District staff will be available to answer questions, and provide updates on topics of interest such as Ticks. All are welcome and encouraged to come to the drive-thru for our monthly food distribution.
ECTC Medical Transportation Changes
For all participants of our ECTC Medical Transportation grant:
There has been a significant change to this year’s program. The number of one-way medical transportation rides has been reduced from 36 one-way trips to 24 one-way trips. This change is due to the increased utilization of service requests. We are sorry for any inconvenience which this may cause.
AARP Tax Assistance Appointments
Wednesday, February 8th and 22nd, March 8th and 22nd and April 5th
Available time slots are 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.
The AARP Tax Assistance Program has several appointment openings
The program will be held at the Preston Senior Center, 42 Long Society Road
Appointment availability is based on a first come, first serve basis. Questions
regarding necessary documentation may be directed to the Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 ext.6.
Remember, this is a FREE service provided by extremely well trained and qualified tax counselors.
Once again, the Town of Preston will be joining with 11 other towns to be collaborate with the Eastern Connecticut Transportation Consortium and the CT Department of Transportation to offer transportation services for medical appointments to individuals age 60 and over and disabled adults. Please note, this is a grant funded service and there is no guarantee that funding will be available for the entire year.
This program is open to Preston residents and they have completed a registration form. Individuals who reside in Skilled Nursing Facilities are not eligible for transportation through this program. Individuals who are eligible for free transportation through Medicaid are asked to use that program instead. Thirty-six one-way rides for the period of July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 can be provided for medical appointments in New London County, as long as funding is available. Reservations must be made no later than 48 hours in advance but can be scheduled up to 2 weeks ahead. Trips can be scheduled during normal business hours. Requests for weekend & Monday trips must be made no later than Friday by 2 p.m. Personal Care Assistants (or family member acting as an escort) may accompany passengers who need extra help with entering and exiting the vehicle or have other needs that make traveling independently unsafe.
The program is free of charges for those who register for this service. If you
are interested in signing-up or have questions regarding this valuable service,
please contact the Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 ext. 6.
In addition to the afore mentioned transportation service, the Town of Preston does offer weekly shopping trips to the Lisbon shopping area and Norwich grocery stores. Our Monday shopping schedule is free of charge and registrations are necessary. Medical transportation services are offered, on a limited bases, to residents. Inquiries to either service may be directed to the Senior Affairs Office by telephoning 860-887-5581 ext. 6.