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Human Services – September 2021

Human Services – September 2021

Living Treasure Award:  The winners of the 2021 Living Treasure Award are Andy Esposito Jr., Nate Case and Lorenzina “Lor” Ferrante Fernandez.  Congratulations to these three outstanding community members who embody the spirit of volunteerism.  The winners represent years of public service within the town from serving on boards and commissions and ad hoc committees, at local churches, with the Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts and Eagle Scouts, the Park Association, the Woodbridge Volunteer Fire Association, at Beecher Road School, Amity High School, The Woodbridge Child Care Center, Woodbridge Father’s Baseball League to quietly helping their neighbors.

If you would like to honor their contributions to the town by attending the event on Thursday, September 23, please contact the Human Services Department to purchase tickets.  Congratulatory ads, business ads and memorial contributions in the program book are welcome.  Please visit the website at woodridgect.org/05/living-treasure-awards for an ad form or contact the department at 203-389-3429.

Energy Assistance Program:  Human Services will accept appointments starting September 13 for residents to apply for the 2021-2022 CT Energy Assistance Program administered by TEAM, INC.  Income eligibility requirements must be met.  For information, or to schedule an appointment, call Judi Young at 203-389-3429.

Adopt-A-Family Program:  Human Services seeks sponsors for the Adopt-A-Family program.  The program provides food baskets for the December Holidays to Woodbridge families in need.  Basket distribution will take place early December.  If interested in sponsoring a family, call by October 29.  Gift cards are always welcome.

Two Flu Clinics:  Woodbridge flu clinics are for those residents 60 years of age and older, town employees and volunteer Fire Fighters.  Flu clinics are scheduled for October 14, 11 am – 1 pm and October 21, 11 am – 3 pm in the Center Gym.  Both quadrivalent and regular doses will be available as supplies last.  Preregistration for October 14 clinic is required through Orange VNA at 203-891-4752.  Participating insurance is Aetna, Anthem BC/BS and traditional Medicare programs.  Non-participating insurance is United Healthcare and Connecticare.  No self-pay at this clinic.  For the October 21 clinic, preregistration is required through VNA Community Healthcare & Hospice at www.vnacommunityhealthcare.org/flu or 203-458-4348 (for additional assistance).  Participating insurance for those over 65 is Medicare plans including Aetna Medicare, Anthem BC/BS Medicare, and Connecticare VIP.  For those under 65 participating insurance is Aetna, Anthem BC/BS, Connecticare, and Harvard Pilgrim Health.  Non-participating insurance is Cigna and United Healthcare.  A self-pay option is available at this clinic for $46.00 per vaccine and $55.00 per quadrivalent vaccine.

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.

Pictured:

  1. Lt. Governor Susan Bysiewicz, left, State Representative Mary Welander, State Senators Jorge Cabrera and James Maroney, and Representative Dorinda Borer, member of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, recently toured The Woodbridge Center with Jeanette Glicksman, Human Services Director. The tour follows the State Bond Commission’s announcement of $300,000 awarded to The Woodbridge Center for renovations.  Thanks to Governor Lamont, Lt. Governor Bysiewicz, the Woodbridge Delegation and Representative Borer, Beth Heller and her team for their efforts on behalf of the residents of Town of Woodbridge.
  2. Woodbridge Human Services Social Worker Judi Young left, joined the Rotary Club of Woodbridge, the local club of Rotary International.  Shown here at the club’s membership event with current President, Dr. Nileema Kushal, center left, member Bill DeRosa, center right and Dr. Jonathan Budd, Superintendent of Beecher Road School.

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