Woodbridge Human Services staff and other Town employees were certified in CPR, AED and First Aid in a recent hybrid American Heart Association class. Half of the class was offered remotely, and half of the class was offered with in-person, hands-on training. The class was taught by Rene Cordova.
Living Treasure Awards Return- Save the Date, September 14. Here’s a chance to get involved with the 3rd Living Treasure Awards event. The event is a fundraiser for The Woodbridge Center which honors community-minded Woodbridge residents for their dedication to the Town and for their years of community service. This year’s event will be modified in scale but still will include a silent auction, an ad book and a delicious outdoor dinner (eat-in or take to-go). Don’t miss this chance to advertise your business with a wide cross section of Woodbridge residents; this event brings all groups of Woodbridge residents together for a great night to honor the backbone of the community while raising money for The Woodbridge Center! Donations of silent auction items, purchase of ads in the program book and table sponsorships are available. Two deserving Woodbridge residents will be chosen for this honor. Nomination forms are available as are ad book submission forms at the Human Services page of the Town’s website. Volunteers are needed! To volunteer please contact Jeanette Glicksman at 203-389-3415 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Woodbridge Food Pantry is available to seniors and families in need with non-perishable food items as well as gift cards to Stop & Shop for perishable items for qualifying families. Items needed for donation to the Food Pantry include coffee, tea, jam or jelly, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and gift cards.
FEMA Coronavirus Funeral Assistance is available to qualifying individuals who have lost a loved one to COVID-19 since January 2020. For more information, please call the helpline at 1-844-6333 or online at FEMA.gov/funeral-assistance/faq.
Limited durable medical equipment is available for loan to Woodbridge residents. Contact the department to borrow wheelchairs, walkers, knee scooters, crutches, canes, commodes and more.
- Homebound Coronavirus vaccines were delivered in early May. AMR ENT Troyanna Hie, Public Health Nurse Jennifer Bobok and AMR Paramedic Rachel Rodriguez visited homes of those Woodbridge residents who utilized the Department of Public Health’s Homebound Vaccination program. Many thanks to the Woodbridge Police Department and the Quinnipiack Valley Health District for their assistance.
- Congratulations to Human Services staff social worker Judi Young. Judi received her recertification as a CHOICES counselor. CHOICES is Connecticut’s program for Health insurance assistance, Outreach, Information and referral, Counseling, and Eligibility Screening. CHOICES counselors provide Medicare recipients with non-biased, free health insurance counseling and outreach. The Medicare program can be challenging to navigate. If you have questions and need information, please call Human Services.
To reach Woodbridge Human Services call 203-389-3429 or 203-389-3415 or email email@example.com