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Human Services – May 2022

Human Services – May 2022

May is National Dental Health Month!

Many older Americans do not have dental insurance due to lost benefits at retirement or no routine coverage through Medicare.  If you need dental care but don’t have insurance, there are options for free dental clinics and providers offering a sliding scale available at the Area Agency on Aging South-Central Region’s Resource Center at 203-785-8533 (choose option 4).

Ask the Pharmacist

Human Services will partner with the Quinnipiac Valley Health District (QVHD) & the Connecticut Pharmacists Association (CPA) to host individual Medication Review Sessions with residents on Thursday, June 9, 10 am to 3 pm at the library.  A pharmacist will be available to answer questions and address concerns through a personal medication review.  These recommendations can be further discussed with your doctor.  All information will be kept confidential.  To RSVP, please contact 203-389-3429.

Masks and Test Kits

The Human Services Department will continue to distribute free COVID-19 at-home test kits and N95 masks for Woodbridge residents while supplies last.  Residents in need of home test kits, masks, or both may call 203-389-3429 to make an appointment to pick up.  Proof of residency is required.

Living Treasure Committee Volunteers Sought

The Human Services Department will hold the 4th annual Living Treasure event this fall.  The event will honor a few residents age 60 or over, who have demonstrated positive actions to improve the quality of life in Woodbridge, have contributed and may continue to contribute their time to enhance our community, and has performed this work on a volunteer, unpaid basis.  Members of the community are welcome to join the event planning committee which meets frequently during the months of June, July, August, and September.  Please contact Jeanette Glicksman at 203-389-3429 to volunteer.  Donations of gift certificates to local businesses are welcome!

Food Pantry

Residents in need may contact Human Services for access to non-perishable food each month.  The food pantry is currently looking for donations of canola and olive oils, ground coffee, baking mixes/snacks, salad dressing, deodorants, and laundry detergent.  Kindly check all expiration dates prior to drop-off.

Emergency Preparedness

In the event of a weather emergency or power outage, elderly residents and those with disabilities are encouraged to register for the Emergency Call List by calling the Human Services Department at 203-389-3429.  The Department will provide outreach to all on the list prior to anticipated emergencies.

Volunteer Appreciation Event

The Human Services Dept. will honor volunteers at the 32nd Annual Volunteer Recognition celebration.  Many thanks to all receiving this honor for their generous volunteer contributions.

Pictured: Mary and Bob Breitenstein receive their COVID-19 booster vaccines at the QVHD clinic hosted by Woodbridge Human Services in the Center Building Gymnasium.  Close to 80 residents received their booster vaccines over two days of local clinics.

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