Senior Center Update
Happy Summer! The heat has certainly arrived, and we hope you’re all staying cool and safe!
The Senior Center building is still closed to the public, and we do not have a re-opening date as of now. What we do know is Senior Centers are not included in Phase II of the state’s re-opening, and the recommended CDC guidelines for anyone 65+ or considered high risk is to continue to "stay home and stay safe" through all of Phase II. While we’re all anxious to resume a sense of normalcy, we do want to stress the importance of keeping yourself safe through the re-opening phases. For more information on current guidelines and ways to protect yourself, visit www.cdc.gov. And, if have any questions at all, please call us at 860-429-0262 and we can direct you to the correct resource.
Over the coming month, we will be working closely with State leaders and Town officials to develop policies and procedures, as well as a timeline, for a safe reopening plan that aligns with the State and Health District’s recommendations. We will be carefully considering exactly how to ensure your safety when we return, and what may become a new normal for our Center when we do reopen. We will continue to use the Senior Center website, Facebook page, Sparks and emails to communicate any news or announcements, and we will let you know as soon as we do!
Although the building is not open, we are working daily and we are here for you! We continue to provide meal delivery, information and referrals, transportation to medical appointments, wellness calls, and maybe even safe, no-contact surprise visits once in a while! If you or anyone you know could use any support at all, please let us know. We’ve got a whole month full of fun in the pages ahead, too, so jump into the "Great Outdoors" in July and let us know what you find!
We miss you terribly, and we are thinking of you all the time!
Be safe and stay well!
Sarah, Jordan, Sharon & Mary
New Grocery Delivery Program through Senior Resources
Are you having trouble adjusting to this new normal?
Are you finding it difficult to safely go grocery shopping?
Senior Resources can help!
Call 860-887-3561 and ask to speak to a staff member about the COVID-FOOD Delivery Program.
When calling, please have your grocery list ready, and be prepared to answer a few eligibility questions, such as your age and any current programs you may be enrolled in.
Curbside Pick-Up, Homebound Delivery & Chromebooks available through the Mansfield Library!
If you are homebound or immunocompromised, you can also call to arrange for a no-contact drop off at your residence.
Chromebooks are small, Senior-friendly computers you can use to access the internet. If you don’t have internet service at home, please note there are several places in town where you can access free wi-fi, including the Library, Town Hall and Community Center parking lots.
Decorate Your Doors for the Great Outdoors!
Throughout the summer, we’re challenging everyone in Mansfield to show your community spirit and decorate your front doors! Each month will feature a different theme, and we encourage you to let your creativity shine!.
July’s theme is THE GREAT OUTDOORS
What do you love about the Great Outdoors?
What are your favorite memories about being outside?
Once you’ve created your masterpiece, snap a photo, share your story and send it to us so we can compile a gallery of Mansfield Outdoors!
Take a Hike!
July is National Parks & Recreation month, and we’re encouraging you to get out there and enjoy the Great Outdoors! Mansfield is fortunate to have so many beautiful open spaces, and we’ve compiled a list of local trails and resources for you to explore right here in your own backyard! Many of these trails offer level, gravel paths, and Bicentennial Pond includes a universal access trail.
Discover all there is at Mansfield Hollow State Park!
Take a walk along the historic Airline Trail!
Find a new trail in Mansfield’s many parks!
Tax Aid is available through both AARP and VITA programs in a variety of safe formats.
For more information please see the links below: