Danielson veterans coffeehouse

Our Coffeehouse is open every Tuesday morning at 9am.  It is located at the Killingly Community Center, 185 Broad Street, 2nd floor, rear entrance.  Doors open at 8:30am and the program starts at 9am.  The morning Coffeehouse is open to VETERANS ONLY due to limited seatimng.

The Evening Coffeehouse is the first Tuesday night of every month located at St. John's Lutheran Church, 190 Wauregan Rd (Rt 12) in Danielson, CT.  The evening program is open to veterans and spouse and ONE GUEST. 

Locations, dates and times may change in the future so plese check this web site ir our Faceboob page at Danielson Veterans Coffeehouse.

Locations, dates and times may change in the future so please check this web site or our Facebook page at Danielson Veterans Coffeehouse.

June 18 - Putnam, Police Chie

Chris Ferace

  

June 18   - Putnam, Police Chief, Chris Ferace 

Hired by Plainfield Police Department 1991-1993, 1993 Joined the Norwich Police Department, worked for nearly 25 years in Norwich, rose through the ranks. In 2018 Retired as the Deputy Chief to take the Chief of Police position with Putnam Police Department. Graduate of the FBI National Academy.

The Putnam Police Department was established in 1896. For over 110 years, it has been their commitment to provide this community with a lifestyle where you can walk the streets at night time safely, and rest assured that your property is being protected and patrolled. They pride themselves with a positive relationship to the community and the people that they serve. They have a sense of community policing that is second to none and maintain the personality of a small town police department where officers are known by name, while at the same time keeping pace with technology and procedures which are equal to a large city police department. The department is a 911 answering point with calls for police, fire and EMS are received and dispatched by a certified public safety dispatcher. With this direct communication between dispatch and police units, this community enjoys an average response time of less than two minutes to ninety percent of all requests for services. Officers walk a minimum of one hour of foot beat per shift, which calculates to 40 hours a week and they attempt to walk an hour a day depending on the calls for service.. Officers stop in at local businesses where they personally interact with business owners and members of the community. Officers randomly walk through our local bank branches and speak to bank employees numerously throughout the shift. They continue their tradition of offering services which many other police departments have eliminated. They conduct daily house checks for citizens who are away on vacation and provide security and transportation to merchants making after hours deposits at local banks and will unlock vehicles for persons who have mistakenly locked their keys in their cars. Officers are medically certified for response to first aid scenes. Each patrol vehicle is equipped with automatic defibrillators and certified officers can respond to a heart attack within minutes. It is a pleasure to SERVE & PROTECT the community.

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June 4 - Morning Coffeehouse

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June 4 – Norwich Vet Center, Natalie Martinez, Veterans Outreach Program Specialist

Vet Centers are community-based counseling centers that provide a wide range of social and psychological services, including professional readjustment counseling to eligible Veterans, active duty service members, including National Guard and Reserve components, and their families. Readjustment counseling is offered to make a successful transition from military to civilian life or after a traumatic event experienced in the military. Individual, group, marriage and family counseling is offered in addition to referral and connection to other VA or community benefits and services. Vet Center counselors and outreach staff, many of whom are Veterans themselves, are experienced and prepared to discuss the tragedies of war, loss, grief and transition after trauma. Vet Centers across the country provide a broad range of counseling, outreach, and referral services to combat Veterans and their families. Vet Centers guide Veterans and their families through many of the major adjustments in lifestyle that often occur after a Veteran returns from combat. Services for a Veteran may include individual and group counseling in areas such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), alcohol and drug assessment, and suicide prevention referrals. All services are free of cost and are strictly confidential.

june 4, Evening Coffeehouse

Author Richard Foye

  

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

7:00 p.m. St. John’s Lutheran Church

19 Wauregan Road, Danielson

Local Author Richard Foye

Rich will talk about his new book titled:

Foye and the Filipinos.

This book chronicles his father’s story of bravery and survival after his plane was shot down over the Philippines during WWII. He survived four months in the jungle after being rescued, hidden, and fed by Filipino guerillas and local citizens who supported the United States.   

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May 28 Danielson Veterans Coffeehouse

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Danielson Veterans Coffeehouse May 28 - Jessie Loss, LCSW, Suicide Prevention Coordinator


The team of 3 social workers comprises the Suicide Prevention program for VA Connecticut. They will provide some information about suicide prevention, and how a veteran can seek care for themselves, or support a peer who may be struggling.  They typically do a gatekeeper training that teaches about warning signs for suicidal thinking, how to reach out and ask someone if they are having suicidal thoughts, how to support them, and be the bridge to care.  They encourage all to access to the Veteran’s Crisis Line, 1-800-273-8255, Press 1, 24/7

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Dr. Nick Bellantoni, Tuesday May 21

Dr. Nick Bellantoni's presentation will be on archaeological military sites in CT and include battlefield and campsites associated with the Revolutionary War (one in Killingly). He will also discuss his role in the investigation into identifying a sailor on the Confederate submarine, CSS Hunley and the discoveryof frontline trenches of WWI.  He’ll talk about his travels to Moscow and the History Channel's investigation and involvement to examine what was purported to be the bullet hole skull fragment of Adolph Hitler in his Berlin bunker and held by the Russian federation. 

Dr. Nick Bellantoni has discovered the fallacy of the old saying “Dead men tell no tales.” Whether he’s involved in forensic work with law enforcement officers and the state medical examiner, with the discovery of bones in a CT colonial era cemetery that led to an investigation into vampirism, or his involvement in the internment and forensic identification.  He has used the science of archaeology to help understand both the recent and distant past.

Dr. Bellantoni, who is also an Associate Research Professor in UConn’s Department of Anthropology, will explain how he became fascinated with archaeology and share his experiences throughout his illustrious career.  He'll explain how his work is critical to historic and archeological preservation, and the role he plays with police departments and the medical examiner’s office whenever human skeletal remains are discovered.  

Dr. Bellantoni is an associate adjunct professor in the Anthropology Department at the University of Connecticut and Emeritus Connecticut State Archaeologist at the Connecticut State Museum of Natural History.

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May 7 Evening Coffeehouse @ 7PM,the Danielson Veterans Coffee

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OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

May 7 Evening Coffeehouse @ 7PM,the Danielson Veterans Coffeehouse 

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

Armed with a voice, entourage of instruments, and faith in the power of story, songstress Kala Farnham set out into the world with one vision: To inspire through the transformative power of musical storytelling. Farnham has since garnered numerous awards and recognition, including 2017 RISA Performing Songwriter Contest winner and alumni of the Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project. Farnham's recent album, a heartfelt account of adventure and homecoming titled "Samadhi: Home Is Where You Are", was nominated for RI's Motif Music Awards "Best Americana Album", and hailed by Bill Copeland Music News as "soulful Americana" in "one of New England’s best voices in one of this year’s best written and best recorded works". Drawing from a classical education and professional career in musical theater, Kala presents hallmark reinvention of the folk tradition; Her passion for fairytales, ancient history, and vivid storytelling draws her audience into imaginative re-creations of the familiar world.

May 7 - - Morning Coffeehouse

Alyssa Kelleher, Director, Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs

May 7 - - Morning Coffeehouse
Alyssa Kelleher, Director, Office of Veterans Affairs and Military Programs
Come participate in an interactive short introduction to the Veteran’s History Project at the University of Connecticut. UConn is committed to collecting, preserving, and promoting living histories of all U.S. Veterans. Oral History is a unique method of capturing history that paints a picture of the personal experiences of every service member, no matter the era in which they served. From Khe Sanh to the Cold War and from The Chosin Reservoir to Ramadi, the day to day and the once-in-a-lifetime stories are all part of American History. Learn more about how you can participate and share your story!

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April 30 – Renee’s Working Girl Catering, Renée Berube

Renée’s Working Girl Catering Service is the inspiration of owner Renée A. Berube. Renée has over 25 years of experience in the food service industry including extensive experience with catering and banquets. Her passion for exemplary customer service is a standard for all her employees; which is reflected by the high quality of customer service you will experience at Renée’s Working Girl Catering Service. Did you know Renee’s Working Girl Catering runs full bar services at any catering event? We can cater everything from food to bar service or bar service alone.

April 23 - Attorney Stephen F. Sutton, Kahan, Kerensky & Capossela, LLP

April 23 - Attorney Stephen F. Sutton, Kahan, Kerensky & Capossela, LLP

Steve is a partner practicing in the areas of Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate Administration, Business, and Taxation and this is an excellent for seniors. He has been practicing over 20 years and received his Law Degree cum laude as well as a Masters in Law in Estate Planning and Elder Law from Western New England College School of Law. He is a member of the ABA Sections on Taxation and Business Law and is also a Certified Public Accountant in Connecticut and New York. Steve is active in numerous professional and civic organizations and is a frequent lecturer on Estate Planning, Elder Law, and Probate matters. Steve enjoys both participating in and watching sporting events, including softball and running, and coaches his daughter's softball team.  This program is OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and will be held in the first floor auditorium at 9AM.

Bring your own coffee.

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April 9, Derek May & Janine Vose

Tuesday April 9, Derek May & Janine Vose. will give a 15 minute overview of your new defibrillator that the Coffeehouse has acquired (the parts and the purpose), the need to contact 9-1-1 right away, and a look at hands-only bystander CPR.  we will discuss where AED will be located and any instructions specific to our group.  If there are veterans at the Coffeehouse who want to take a full CPR/AED certification class, they will be given the contact information.

Open Forum to Follow

April 2 - Evening Coffeehouse at 7PM

The Danielson Veterans Coffeehouse will have a presentation by NEADS. world class service dogs. NEADS trains a wide range of Service Dogs to meet the needs of people with a variety of disabilities, hearing loss and developmental disabilities. The hearing dogs are trained to alert their partners to the source of a sound. The service dogs for veterans are designed to help the growing population of veterans who can benefit from canine assistance. People with physical disabilities can benefit people performing everyday tasks like picking up dropped items, opening doors and more. Service dogs for children assist those between the ages of 8 - 16 who are on the autism spectrum or who have other developmental disabilities. Each dog is trained to do specific tasks to meet the needs of the child with whom it is matched. They will discuss where they get their dogs, how they train them and how to get a dog and they will bring one of their dogs to the Coffeehouse.
This will beheld at St. John's Lutheran Church, 190 Wauregan Rd. (Rt 12) Danielson, 1/2 mile from Big Y at 7PM.  This event is open to the public.

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April 2, MORNING COFFEEHOUSE- NorthStar Home Loans LLC – Jason Verraneault

Their mission, No down payment, low interest rates and fast closings. NorthStar Home Loans is an outstanding mortgage brokerage firm serving the lending needs of real estate professionals, financial advisors, attorneys, and individual home buyers. We have access to a full range of mortgage programs and are dedicated to finding the right loan program to meet each of our client’s individual needs. NorthStar Home Loans LLC offers high-quality mortgage brokerage services to residential customers. 

As a retired military service member, active duty member and veterans, they are entitled to exclusive mortgage benefits. They want to give back to the local heroes to show our appreciation for the sacrifices they make. They help our communities so much it only seems right to give back to these brave, caring individuals. This is a great program and allows us to pull a team together within our community that share the same thoughts and respect of our local heroes.

Who is eligible? Law enforcement, firefighters, health care professionals, first responders, and teachers. Customer service is the top priority at NorthStar. You will always get a call back and know the next step in your journey to closing.

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March26 - NO COFFEEHOUSE

Bus trip to the NEW ENGLAND AIR MUSEUM

March 19 - Laura Crosetti. Christopher Heights Assisted Living , Webster, MA

  

This comfortable and cozy lifestyle includes many wonderful amenities. Our full scope of services consists of 24-hour staff, a safe and secure building with private apartments, housekeeping, linen and laundry services, as well as assistance with medications, bathing and personal grooming, if needed. Our wonderful chef and the staff prepare three nutritious and delicious meals each day, as well as snacks available 24-hours a day. Our Activities Director plans daily activities, as well as exciting outings throughout the month. We also offer a pub with a daily pub time and WiFi access throughout the building Our lovely apartments give the residents the privacy they need while giving them the security to grow older gracefully in the apartment they have chosen.

Christopher Heights favorite offerings that sets them apart from other assisted living communities is that Christopher Heights offers programs of financial assistance to enable residents to remain in their apartments once personal savings are depleted. Our financial programs provide affordable options that give residents and their families peace-of-mind knowing that their residency is secure. They find this offering very important to consider because no matter the asset level everyone deserves to be treated with dignity and their organization recognizes that this quality-of-being should be made available to everyone, no matter what their income or asset level.

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March 5th Capt. Randy Bagwell

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"Fishin With a Mission"

  

February 26 – Tom Nash, Online Security and Scams

The topics to be covered in this presentation will include online security (how to maintain a reasonable level of computer security), cell phone security, and how to recognize scams and attempts to obtain your personal identifying information. Actual fraudulent documents will be used during the presentation to discuss tactics used in these scams. Items to be discussed include: robo calls, computer protection/security, most dangerous words, unsolicited emails, tax season scams, credit card/debit card and similar offers, your credit report Tom has been a member of International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) since 1989 and Tom was instrumental in developing the Association’s Certified Financial Crimes Investigator program. Tom has presented his fraud prevention programs nationally for the American Bankers Association and America’s Community Bankers, and is a frequent speaker on the topics of identity theft and Internet fraud for community organizations. He is also an instructor of Identity Theft for Real Estate Professionals for the Connecticut Real Estate Academy, and has taught online identity theft and Internet fraud courses for Northwest Connecticut Community College.  There will be a Q&A period for attendees to ask specific question of interest to them.

February 26 - Tom Nash

  

February 26 – Tom Nash, Online Security and Scams

The topics to be covered in this presentation will include online security (how to maintain a reasonable level of computer security), cell phone security, and how to recognize scams and attempts to obtain your personal identifying information. Actual fraudulent documents will be used during the presentation to discuss tactics used in these scams. Items to be discussed include: robo calls, computer protection/security, most dangerous words, unsolicited emails, tax season scams, credit card/debit card and similar offers, your credit report Tom has been a member of International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) since 1989 and Tom was instrumental in developing the Association’s Certified Financial Crimes Investigator program. Tom has presented his fraud prevention programs nationally for the American Bankers Association and America’s Community Bankers, and is a frequent speaker on the topics of identity theft and Internet fraud for community organizations. He is also an instructor of Identity Theft for Real Estate Professionals for the Connecticut Real Estate Academy, and has taught online identity theft and Internet fraud courses for Northwest Connecticut Community College.  There will be a Q&A period for attendees to ask specific question of interest to them.

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February 19th morning coffeehouse

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Karen Osbrey, President of IHSP

Interfaith Human Services of Putnam R.E.A.C.H.'s out to Restore lives through Education and Empowerment of individuals, to Actively respond to the needs in our community, to be Compassionate towards others, and to Help those around us who are in need or in transition by sponsoring, funding and facilitating programs and projects that address these needs in Northeastern Connecticut.
Established in 2005, Interfaith Human Services of Putnam [IHSP] is an all-volunteer, 501c3 non-profit charitable organization that oversees the operation of the Daily Bread Food Pantry, Pathways 2 Success, the NU2U Clothing Closet, the Diaper Bank of NECT, Fuel/Heating Assistance and Homelessness Support/Prevention & Rental Assistance. They also provide Thanksgiving baskets and support for the Town of Putnam Summer Food program. It is a testament to the extraordinary giving nature of people in Northeastern Connecticut that they are able to operate with an all-volunteer staff. Simply put, they are really just an old-fashioned neighborhood helping to wrap their arms around our friends and neighbors in need and volunteering to help provide them a hand during tough times.

February 19th evening coffeehouse

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Sheryl Faye Presents: Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart’s fearless, adventuresome spirit leads to hair-raising rides down her homemade roller coaster, and she is enthralled with the wonders of the new “flying machines” during a family vacation to the Iowa State Fair.
As she matures, she is fulfilled by her work as a nurse’s aide and begins to consider a career in medicine. This idea “flies out the window,” however, when she pays a pilot $1.00 to take her up for a short “hop” in his plane. From then on, the science of aviation becomes her passion as flying becomes her career.
She follows her dreams with an indomitable spirit, and her story will inspire everyone to pursue their own budding interests, whatever they may be, and will also reinforce the importance of family, respect for others and individuality.  At St. John's Lutheran Church at 7pm.  Open to veterans and their families ONLY.

february 26th

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Everyday Security

 The topics to be covered in this presentation will include online security (how to maintain a reasonable level of computer security), cell phone security, and how to recognize scams and attempts to obtain your personal identifying information. Actual fraudulent documents will be used during the presentation to discuss tactics used in these scams. Items to be discussed include: robo calls, computer protection/security, most dangerous words, unsolicited emails, tax season scams, credit card/debit card and similar offers, your credit report Tom has been a member of International Association of Financial Crimes Investigators (IAFCI) since 1989 and Tom was instrumental in developing the Association’s Certified Financial Crimes Investigator program. Tom has presented his fraud prevention programs nationally for the American Bankers Association and America’s Community Bankers, and is a frequent speaker on the topics of identity theft and Internet fraud for community organizations. He is also an  .