Services

    The Preston Senior Affairs Office has taken on a slightly different way of conducting business.

    Due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, face-to-face interaction is
    temporarily on hold until such time as the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has been eliminated. I will continue to accept telephone messages and adjust regular support in completing re-determination forms, SNAP applications, etc. to requesting that you use the US Postal service or the Blue Drop Box located in the front of the Preston Town Hall to deliver your documents to me. Safety is a
    priority!

    The Blood Pressure Screening conducted monthly at Lincoln Park Housing has been cancelled until further notice.

    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.

    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.

    Thursday, March 19th- Foot Clinic at the Lisbon Senior Center

    Appointments are available for the Foot Clinic at the Lisbon Senior Center, Newent Road, Lisbon from 9:00 – 12:00.  Please contact the Lisbon Senior Center directly to schedule your appointment with Dr. Walter. The telephone number is 860-376-2329.  Bring insurance cards and photo identification to your appointment.  Most insurances accepted (no Title XIX or Husky).  Co-pays and deductibles apply.  House calls for housebound patients may be arranged.  If not covered by insurance, the first visit is $45.00 and follow-up visits will be $35.00.

    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