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Human Services Department for July 2023

June 22, 2023
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Human Services Department for July 2023
Gerry Shaw, Executive Assistant to Woodbridge’s First Selectman, receives her bi-valent booster during the recent COVID-19 vaccine clinic sponsored by CT Department of Public Health and Griffin Health. Human Services will be holding flu clinics this fall. Stay tuned for more information.

5th Annual Living Treasure Event – call for nominations:  The Human Services Department will hold its 5th annual Living Treasure event on September 14th at 5:30 pm.  The event will honor 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, available on the Town Website, in the Human Services Department, and in the library, must be completed and returned by July 27th to Woodbridge Human Services.

This wonderful community-building event, which honors older Woodbridge residents also serves as the primary fundraising event for The Woodbridge Center.  Members of the community are welcome to join the event planning committee which meets frequently through the upcoming months.  Please contact Jeanette Glicksman at 203-389-3429 to volunteer, to contribute, or to join the committee.  Donations of gift certificates to local businesses are welcome!

Goodbye Yellow Brick Row!  The final touches are being put in place as The Center prepares for its opening. All programming will be moved back into The Center beginning June 22. Stop by The Center weekdays between 9 am and 4 pm to receive more information on programming, meals, transportation, and special events. You may also sign up for email blasts, check out the website, or its Facebook page.

#Thanks to the ADA campaign:  July 26 marks the 33rd anniversary of the passage of historic civil rights law protecting people with disabilities.  To celebrate the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) you can share a moment in your life when you were thankful for the ADA.

To share your thanks, choose a social media platform and use the hashtag #ThanksToTheADA to share what the ADA means to you.  Share any media of your choice (video, picture, written word, or other) and include #ThanksToTheADA.

For more information, please call 203-389-3429 to speak with the Town’s certified ADA coordinator Jeanette Glicksman.

Meagan Acampora and her daughter Grace Acampora deliver a large food donation to Woodbridge Human Services following Trinity Evangelical Free Church’s Women’s Ministry Brunch and food collection in June.

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/olive oils, ground coffee, baking mixes/snacks, salad dressing, deodorants, and laundry detergent.  Kindly check all expiration dates prior to drop-off.

Got Yarn?  The Woodbridge Center’s craft group is looking for donations of new, clean yarn for projects they donate to Human Services and other agencies.

Emergency Preparedness:  In the event of a weather emergency or power outage, older 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.

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