Past Issues of the Putnam Town Crier

DAYVILLE — Fred Inman, RN was named the January 2022 Employee of the Month for Country Living at Westview Commons.  As Westview Commons’ Assistant Nursing Supervisor, he is an integral member of the team aiding the accommodations and abilities provided to residents through assisted living care.  As one of the primary registered nurses on Westview Commons’ staff, he helps those in need to make plans for their wellness and directly assists them with their activities of daily living.  
He grew up in Glocester, served in the U.S. Air Force. After that he earned an associate’s degree in criminal justice. He worked as a security guard, then in a hotel accounting department, becoming assistant controller.  He then became certified nursing assistant, then a registered nurse.
He is the father to his son Fred Inman V and daughter Briana, is a devoted Boston Bruins fan, an avid golfer and enjoys traveling.
Executive Vice President David T. Panteleakos said: “Fred continues his lifelong devotion to care for seniors with great enthusiasm here at Westview Commons, and we greatly appreciate knowing that our residents benefit from his knowledge and experience.    Fred is especially detailed when discussing and developing the protocol for Westview Commons’ assisted living services agency with our team of caregivers.”


NOW starting
Northeast Opportunities for Wellness, Inc. is starting a new Preschool Power Hour Playgroup program in partnership with the Putnam Public Library.
This is a weekly playgroup starting in March. There are two separate groups: from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesdays or from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursdays. Registration is limited and required. Go to:
This program was designed as a playgroup to pair senior citizens with toddler age children to cultivate meaningful bonds. The seniors for this program have been carefully selected, background checked, and will be paired with a toddler. Evidence has shown the significant impact on wellbeing when seniors and toddlers are paired together in a prosocial, educational, and purposeful environment.
Each playgroup will start with seniors and toddlers reading a fun and educational story selected by the Putnam Public Library staff. Following the story NOW staff will work on movement skills, basic fundamentals of sports, fitness games, fine and gross motor skills, and agility. The staff will use a combination of obstacle course equipment, arts and crafts, sports, sensory play, critical thinking games, and more.


Town of Pomfret
The Town of Pomfret Department of Public Works and the Department of Parks and Recreation are seeking a part-time (20 hours per week) motivated individual.
Must perform all maintenance duties at Recreation Park during park season and general maintenance at Town owned buildings.  Must perform snow removal of Town owned buildings during the winter season.  Must have  general knowledge of mowing and landscaping equipment, snow plowing, and basic hand tools.  Must be able to lift 50 lbs. and be available to work nights and weekends as needed.
Submit application to Office of the First Selectman, 5 Haven Road, Pomfret Center, CT  06259.  Applications and job description available at  EEO/AA.



Unicorr gave NOW a donation of $5,000 recently. Charles Pious, president of  Unicorr Packaging Group, is at left; Tayler Shea, executive director of NOW is third from the right and stands next to Jeffrey Rawson, NOW board member. Two Unicorr employees round out the photo.

PUTNAM — Northeast Opportunities for Wellness, Inc. (NOW) was recently included in a presentation of donations from Unicorr Packaging Group.
President Charlie Pious and his staff presented their year-end charitable donations, totaling $30,000 to five local non-profit groups, with NOW receiving $5,000 to support youth wellness programs in the region.
NOW Executive Director Tayler Shea received the donation alongside NOW board member Jeff Rawson, on behalf of the organization and extended their sincere appreciation for the support. “We are beyond thankful for the continuous support that we have received over the years from Unicorr Packaging Group. The generosity that is found within our small community is heartwarming, and we are both proud and grateful to be a part of it.”
Other groups recognized with donations included Daily Bread in Putnam, Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group (TEEG) in Thompson, The QVCC Foundation in Danielson, and the Hale YMCA Putnam Pride, in Putnam.
Northeast Opportunities for Wellness, is a non-profit human services organization focused on youth social, emotional, and physical wellness. Serving the 10-town area of Northeast Connecticut, NOW provides children with the opportunity to participate in area wellness activities, offering free programming and youth activity scholarships to families of the community with up to 95% of the cost being subsidized by NOW. The mission of the organization is to provide all children, regardless of financial resources, equal opportunities to achieve & maintain youth wellness, beginning at an early age.


Woodstock Elementary/Middle
Every day:  Fruit. Monday: Hot dogs, beans Tuesday: Grilled cheese sandwiches, tomato soup. Wednesday? Chicken tenders, brown rice, wax beans. Thursday - half day: American Chop Suey, broccoli. Friday - half day: Pizza, corn. Thursday and Friday - Middle School - half day - breakfast only.
Putnam Elementary/Middle
Every day: Fruit. Monday: Chicken tenders, macaroni and cheese, broccoli. Tuesday: Cheese-filled twisted bread, broccoli. Wednesday (Elementary only) Read Across America - free book giveaway): "Green" eggs and Ham. "ABC" French toast sticks, "Fox in Sox" hash browns, "Cat in the Hat" fruit parfait. Thursday: Popcorn chicken potato bowl, corn. Friday: Primo cheese pizza, salad.
Putnam High
Monday: Orange chicken bowl or spicy chicken sandwiches. Tuesday: Chicken burrito power bowls or bacon cheeseburgers. Wednesday: Waffle bar or buffalo chicken panini. Thursday: Chicken strips or calzone pizza boli. Friday: Stuffed-crust pizza or mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce.
Pomfret Community
Every day: Fresh fruit and veggies, Alt. Sunbutter and Jelly. Monday: Grilled cheese sandwiches. Tuesday: BBQ chicken with brown rice. Wednesday: Meatball and cheese grinders. Thursday: French toast with sausage. Friday: Pizza.


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