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Woodbridge Human Services – June 2022

Ask the Pharmacist:  Human Services will partner with the Quinnipiac Valley Health District (QVHD) and the Connecticut Pharmacists Association (CPA) to host individual Medication Review Sessions with residents on Thursday, June 9, from 10 am to 3 pm at the Woodbridge library.  Pharmacists 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.

Federal Home Test Kits Available:  The Biden administration has once again opened CovidTests.gov to order free at-home COVID test kits.  Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order a 3rd round of free tests.  You may order up to 8 test kits per household through the website.  For telephone assistance, call 1-800-232-0233 (TTY 1-888-720-7489).

Local Masks and Test Kits:  The Human Services Department will continue to distribute free COVID-19 at-home test kits and N95 masks to 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.

4th Annual Living Treasure Event – call for nominations:  The Human Services Department will hold the 4th annual Living Treasure event on September 29th at 5:30 pm.  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 have performed this work on a volunteer, unpaid basis.  Nomination forms are available at the Town Website, at the Human Services Department, and at Town Hall.  Nominations must be completed and returned by 8/1 to Woodbridge Human Services.

Members of the community are welcome to join the event planning committee which meets frequently during the months of June, July, August, and September.  The first committee meeting will be June 23 at 2 pm at Woodbridge Human Services.  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 peanut butter, jelly, crackers, canola and olive oils, ground coffee, baking mixes, snack foods, salad dressing, cleaning sprays, 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 over 100 volunteers at the 32nd Annual Volunteer Recognition celebration.  Many thanks to all receiving this honor for their generous volunteer contributions.  The Human Services Special Recognition Award will be presented to The Living Treasure Planning Committee, The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Volunteers, and the Woodbridge Volunteer Fire Association.  Outstanding Volunteers this year are Susan Davidson, Cathy and Tim Austin, Alice Lippman, and Teena Arbo.  The Community Organization and Business Award will be given to The Friends of the Woodbridge Library, Good Night Sleep Tight PJ Program, Inc., Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, and Coachman Square at Woodbridge.  The Woodbridge Center Award will be given to Sandy Faggiana and Linda Caffalette.  The First Selectman’s Youth Award will be presented to Ava Shanbrom.  Attendance at this event is by invitation only.  Please call if you have not received your invitation and believe you should be on the list.

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