INFORMATION ABOUT OUR ANNUAL MEETING
The Church Council has voted to move the Annual meeting to June 14. If we are not able to meet in June we will do an email and mail vote in order to elect the committee members/officers for 2020/2021. Everyone can read the committee reports in the Annual Report to learn about committee activities.
Committee reports are due by May 1.
Thank you to everyone who has been sending in offerings and keeping up with their pledges. It is very much appreciated!
Opportunities within the congregation
SAVE THE DATE: Harvest Fest and Turkey Dinner will be October 17, 2020 this year.
Mark your calendars!
Opportunities within the community
WHERE SHOULD I DONATE?
Before giving to any organization at this time of great need, the best course of action is to check out the charity with one of the major charity watchdogs, including the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and Charity Navigator. From their website you will get information and a link to the group that you are most interested in funding.
LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS FOR GIVING
Can be found here: Community non-profits
ASSISTED LIVING OPTIONS FOR LOW-INCOME ELDERS
Assisted living facilities are an excellent option for elderly adults who are no longer able to live alone in their home, but don’t require the around-the-clock care provided in a nursing home. Unfortunately, it can be incredibly challenging for elders and their families to find affordable assisted living. The high cost associated with many assisted living communities can cause a huge financial strain for many people, but especially for those individuals with lower incomes. Fortunately, various forms of financial assistance to help cover the cost of assisted living are available for those who qualify. But for many individuals, the process of determining which forms of assistance they’re eligible for and exactly what it covers can be a long and confusing process.
While the costs of assisted living and the financial assistance available for low-income elders vary from state to state, there are resources available for seniors across the country. Learn more at: Assisted Living
HELP FOR SENIORS THROUGHOUT CONNECTICUT Caring.com is a leading senior care resource for family caregivers seeking information and support as they care for aging parents, spouses and other loved ones. Many aging adults are unaware of the available care options and programs that can help them maintain their independence and quality of life. So we created a free resource that provides comprehensive information on topics like financial support and care options that are available in their area. Yu can read more about our work here:
Carol Wells (800) 204-7132 Community Outreach and Senior Advocate