AARP Tax Assistance Program

    Regrettably, the Preston Senior Center will not host the AARP Tax
    Assistance Program during this tax season. The COVID-19 pandemic is the
    primary reason. BUT existing clients will be encouraged to contact the Rose City Senior Center, 8 Mahan Drive, Norwich to receive assistance with their income tax preparation. NO NEW CLIENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Beginning during January, you are encouraged to contact the Rose City Senior Center at 860-889-5960 to schedule an appointment.

    For those individuals who are existing clients only:
    New to the process is that you will have to go to the Rose City Senior
    Center at least 48 hours prior to your appointment to pick-up a booklet to be completed. (This is the same type of information that you would routinely complete at our center). You will need to complete the paperwork and include it with your income tax information. (Do not place your information in a plastic bag as the virus can live longer in that environment). It is suggested that you place your documents in a secure location within your locked vehicle trunk until the time of your appointment.

    Drive-thru service will remain the same as last year. You drive up, staff will
    take your paperwork out of the trunk of your car, they work on it and give you a call on your cell phone when they have questions or when your income tax is completed. Appointments will be available on Tuesday and Thursday only.

    You will also need a cell phone available so that you can be contacted when
    the AARP tax preparer completes your document.

    Friday, March 5th from 10 to 11am- Pop-Up drive-Thru Food Pantry

    The Town of Preston is sponsoring a Pop-Up Drive-Thru Food Pantry on
    Friday, March 5th from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. WEATHER PERMITTING!

    The distribution will be held at the Preston Senior Center, 42 Long Society Road. The program is provided through the efforts of UCFS Healthcare (United Community Family Services) and Gemma E Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank, AFL-CIO.

    After the February distribution, we will make a determination as to whether we can safely host the event during the remainder of the winter months or if we will direct individuals to another location, possibly one of the UCFS locations in the Norwich area. I will keep you posted as to changes in our schedule.

    Vaccine Appointments- UPDATE

    The Department of Public Health (DPH) and the United Way of Connecticut have recently announced the expanded access to vaccine scheduling through the state’s Vaccine Appointment Assist Line.
    The expansions include:
    *Scheduling availability seven days per week
    *Scheduling occurs between 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. each day
    *Appointments are being booked at 12 locations across the state. (When you call and schedule an appointment, be sure that you indicate that you want the NORWICH area and not Hartford or Bridgeport, unless of course you want to travel to those locations to get your VOVID-19 vaccination)
    *There are 125 contact specialists trained and answering appointment calls.
    *****The phone number to call for vaccination scheduling is 877-918-2224.
    Don’t hesitate, call as soon as you can.

    Friday, December 4th- Mobile Food Pantry

    Hosted by UCFS Healthcare in partnership with United Way Gemma Moran Food Pantry in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    One bag with perishable and non-perishable items will be given out to each

    Questions concerning this event may be directed to

    Time-10:00am to 11:00am.