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Woodbridge Human Services – 9/30/22

Woodbridge Human Services – 9/30/22

 

A COVID Booster Clinic will be held on October 13 beginning at 9 am in the Center Building gym.  The COVID-19 virus changes over time and the protection from previous boosters wanes.  Keep your protection up to date by getting the most recent booster vaccine.  This new bivalent vaccine is designed to give broad protection against COVID-19 including the Omicron variant.  This clinic will be provided by QVHD; booster shots will be available to Woodbridge residents 55+ and town employees.  Please call 203- 389-3429 to schedule an appointment.

Two Flu Clinics:  Human Services will host flu clinics this fall on October 18 from 12-3 pm and October 25, 11 am-1 pm in the Center Building gymnasium.  High-dose and regular quadrivalent vaccines will be available at each clinic.  Please indicate whether you wish to receive the high-dose vaccine when making an appointment.  Preregistration is required for each clinic.  Please call for more information on participating insurance and an appointment time slot.

Safety Programs:  In honor of Alzheimer’s Awareness month, the Woodbridge Police Department, in conjunction with the Human Services Department will launch two new safety programs, the Alzheimer’s/Dementia Safety Alert Program and the Autism Safety Alert Program.  These two programs are designed for families of individuals with dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, or those with autism spectrum disorder.  This program will create a data base to be used by the Police Department in cases of missing persons and interactions with police, etc.  Family members and caregivers will be asked to register loved ones to provide information to a data base which can be accessed by officers when needed in an emergency.  Please call for in-take forms.

Food Drives:  Please consider donating to two upcoming food drives.  The Woodbridge Police Department will accept non-perishable food items on October 1 at the Woodbridge 5K Road Race, and the annual Boy Scout food drive and collection will take place on October 29.  Each food drive benefits the Woodbridge Food Pantry and local families.

Food Pantry:  Residents in need may call for access to non-perishable food each month.  The food pantry currently needs donations of tomato sauce, peanut butter, jams and jellies, canola/olive oils, shelf stable milk, coffee, hot and cold cereal, mac and cheese, snack foods, salad dressing, condiments, dish soap, deodorant, paper towels, cleaning sprays, laundry detergent, and gift cards for groceries.  Kindly check expiration dates prior to donating.

Energy Assistance Program:  Qualifying residents may now schedule an appointment to apply for the 2022 – 2023 CT Energy Assistance Program administered by TEAM, INC.  For more information regarding this program, please call Judi Young at 203-389-3429.

Adopt-A-Family:  Human Services seeks sponsors for the Adopt-A-Family program.  The program provides holiday food and gift card baskets for the December holidays to Woodbridge families in need.  Distribution of the baskets will take place in early December.  If interested in sponsoring a family, please call the department by October 29.  Gift cards are also welcome for this program.

Alzheimer’s Walk:  Each year, Human Services and The Woodbridge Center sponsor a walk team for the Walk to End Alzheimer’s.  The team, Motrin in Motion – Woodbridge, raised $500 for this great cause through local donations.  If you would like to donate, please visit the team’s page at http://act.alz.org/goto/MotrininMotionALZ or you may send a check to The Woodbridge Center.

  1. The 4th annual Living Treasure event honoring Dwight Rowland, Susan Jacobs, Rich Jeynes, and the 93 years of volunteer service of the Woodbridge Volunteer Fire Association was held at the Woodbridge Fire Station recently.  Also in attendance at the award dinner were State Senators James Maroney and Jorge Cabrera and State Representative Mary Welander.
  2. Living Treasure Award winner Dwight Roland receives a round of applause after the presentation of a state citation from State Representative Mary Welander during the recent event.
  3. Well over 100 people attended this wonderful community-building event.  The event included a program, silent auction, raffle, dinner, and a chance for neighbors to gather.  All proceeds from this event benefit The Woodbridge Center.  Many thanks to all who attended, the advertisers, and local businesses for their support.

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