AARP Awards Grants to Three Connecticut Organizations as Part of its Nationwide Program to Make Communities More Livable
AARP Connecticut announced three organizations throughout the state will receive 2022 Community Challenge grants – part of the largest group of grantees to date with $3.4 million awarded among 260 organizations nationwide. Grantees will implement quick-action projects that help communities become more livable in the long-term by improving public places; transportation; housing; diversity, equity and inclusion; digital access; and civic engagement, with an emphasis on the needs of adults age 50 and over.
“We are proud to collaborate with Connecticut organizations as they make immediate improvements in their communities to jumpstart long-term change, especially for those age 50 and over,” said Nora Duncan, AARP Connecticut State Director. “We are committed to working with communities to improve residents’ quality of life through tangible changes.”
Here in Connecticut, projects funded include:
- Bolton Senior Center: The Community Challenge grant will be used to install a pickleball court and spectator bench as part of an initiative that will transform an underutilized outdoor area behind the Senior Center into a social gathering place with multiple activities for all.
Carrie Concatelli, Director of Senior and Social Services or the Town of Bolton, said, “We are excited to revitalize this outdoor space into a more welcoming and accessible location for social engagement and healthy activity in our community.”
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FOOD PANTRY NEEDS
The Bolton Food Pantry is always accepting donations
of non-perishable food items, toiletries, household cleaners and paper goods.
Click on the link below for a list of suggested donation items
The Food Pantry is available for all residents. It is located at the Bolton Senior Center and is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or by appointment the remainder of the week. Delivery is available by arrangement. Bolton residents can apply to use the Food Pantry by filling out the Food Pantry application.
Donations can be made to the Residents Assistance Fund. This fund assists lower income families with one-time emergency needs, such as fuel assistance, rental assistance, etc. Donations can be sent to the Carrie Concatelli at 104 Notch Road, Bolton CT 06043. Please note: checks should be paid to the order of Town of Bolton, with Resident Assistance Fund in the memo.
2023 Connecticut Foodshare Distribution Schedule
The senior and disabled transportation program provides passenger trips to residents age 60 and older and to disabled adults free of charge. Transportation is provided on a scheduled space available basis for medical appointments, grocery shopping, errands and community events. Please call the Senior Center at 647-9196 to schedule a ride.
AARP Tax Aide
Bolton Senior Center hosts the AARP FREE Tax Preparation Program form February to April. To schedule an appointment, please call Bolton Senior Center at 860-647-9196.
Other services offered include:
AARP Safe Driver
AARP Tax Aide
CHOICES Medicare Information
Information and referrals
Sand delivery (winter months)
Tax Credit program
And much more!