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.
Congregate Meal Program for December
We are pleased to share the menu selections for the month of December
for your review. As a reminder, reservations are necessary to participate in the
meal. The phone number is 860-889-0770. Staff are available to answer your
questions on Monday from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.
December 5th: Chicken Cordon Bleu, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Zucchini &
Yellow Squash, Sweet Treat, Apple Juice, Bread, Margarine and Beverage.
December 12th: Swedish Meatballs, Egg Noodles, Squash Mix w/Carrots & String
Beans, Fresh Orange, Bread, Margarine and Beverage.
December 19th: Bratwurst w/Sauerkraut, German Potato Salad, Red Cabbage,
Diced Pears, Bread, Margarine and Beverage.
December 26th: Program Closed.
Uncas Health District has seasonal flu vaccine and COVID-19 boosters for homebound individuals
Please contact Uncas Health District directly if you know of a person that would benefit from a home visit. The telephone number is: 860-823-1189.