SOUTHINGTON - Full color, detailed emergency phone number magnets are being made available to the public, compliments of Southington United Way.
United Way recently was awarded a $40,000 grant from the Main Street Community Foundation to assist in transportation for those citizens 55 years of age and older.
“We are partnering with New Britain Senior Transportation to service Southington seniors with rides to doctor offices, medical appointments and any emergency needs,” said Jack Eisenmann, United Way executive director.
The magnets feature the phone numbers of police, fire, town hall and more than 20 other places that Eisenmann says are important for seniors who need a ride and others who may need assistance. He points out that the services in transportation are for Southington residents only.
Free magnets can be found at Southington Town Hall, local TD banks, the Calendar Senior Center, Liberty Bank and the Barnes Museum and will also be made available to residents of the town’s senior apartments.
“This project is part of our motto of Southington people serving Southington people,” Eisenmann stated.
United Way also announced its new slate of 2018 officers with Rob Flood elected president to succeed Marc Pelletier, Art Secondo as vice president, Ruth Warner as secretary and Pelletier as treasurer.
For more information, call the United Way office at 860-628-4565 or visit the website at unitedwayofsouthington.org
-The United Way of Southington