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.
We have expanded our Monday shopping schedule to include the Lisbon area. You
must sign-up in advance of the Monday shopping schedule. Please contact the Senior Affairs
Office at 860-887-5581 ext. 6.
We continue working with United Community & Family Services to offer a monthly food
distribution at the Preston Senior Center, 42 Long Society Road, Preston. Our next distribution
will be held on Friday, July 1st between the hours of 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Our plans are to
conduct distributions throughout the summer months on the first Friday of each month as long
as interest warrants continuation. Persons from surrounding towns are welcome to participate
in our program
Transportation services are available on Monday mornings for seniors interested in grocery shopping in the Norwich and Lisbon area. The bus departs Preston at approximately 9:00 a.m. and returns at noon. If you are interested in the shopping schedule, please contact the Senior Affairs Office at 860-887-5581 ext. 6