Services

    Free Live Well Workshops

    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.

    AARP Tax Assistance

    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!

    January Café Menu:

    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.

    Transportation

    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.

    Food Distribution

    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.