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Ways To Love Your Brain
Live, Learn, Lunch
Monday, November 19 ~ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm  
Litchfield Community Center
Tina Hogan from the Alzheimer's Association will present on Ways To Love Your Brain. Growing evidence indicates that people can reduce their risk of cognitive decline by adopting key lifestyle habits. When possible, combine these habits to achieve maximum benefit for the brain and body. Start now. It's never too late or too early to incorporate healthy habits.
"Live, Learn & Lunch" Series
*Presentation 11:00 a.m. *Lunch with Q & A 11:45 a.m.
* FREE! Walk-ins welcome ~ Pre Reg. for lunch!
Join us for a light lunch and enlightening presentations
on healthy living topics to benefit you and/or someone you love!
Free & Open to the Public
Pre-registration required to be included in lunch count
For more info call 860-567-8302
Connecticut Community Foundation Awards
$16,000in Grants for Community Events
that Entertain, Empower and Educate
Residents of Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills will reap the benefits of $16,000 in grants for community events recently awarded by Connecticut Community Foundation to 18 local nonprofit organizations.  Funded events include community theater productions, fundraising dinners and auctions, historical exhibits, holiday celebrations, a robotics competition and a girls’ leadership conference.
Julie Loughran, president and CEO of Connecticut Community Foundation, “Events like these are essential to bringing communities closer together.  Pursuit of common goals—side by side with neighbors—is often the springboard for shared understanding.  As the community foundation for Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills, we want to help create those opportunities for local residents now more than ever.”
Goshen Players, an all-volunteer community theater in Goshen that is the second oldest continuously performing theatre group in Connecticut, also received a grant. Began by a small but enthusiastic group of professional and amateur actors, Goshen Players has expanded their offerings to a full season of productions.
“Goshen Players has been providing quality community theater to the northwest corner for more than 70 years, which we would not be able to accomplish without the support of our season sponsors, including Connecticut Community Foundation.  Along with the cost of the three productions in our season, we also maintain and improve our theater in the beautiful, historic Old Town Hall of Goshen to provide the best possible theater experience for our patrons,” said Lynne Wilson, president of the Goshen Players Board of Directors.
View all 18 new grantees and their funded events
This is the third round of event sponsorship grants awarded by the Foundation this year. Made possible through the generosity of many donors, the grants support events open to the public in the Foundation’s 21-townservice area hosted by 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, libraries, over-55 communities and/or senior centers.
Established in 1923, Connecticut Community Foundation fosters creative partnerships that build rewarding lives and thriving communities in 21 towns in Greater Waterbury and the Litchfield Hills. The Foundation provides leadership in addressing the region’s critical issues, strengthens local nonprofit organizations through grants and technical assistance programs, and works with individuals, families and corporations to administer charitable funds. Learn more at
Litchfield 300th Anniversary Committee
On May 19, 2019 Litchfield will be celebrating 300 years since its incorporation. Any organization that is planning an event to celebrate, or that is interested in partnering with another organization in celebrating, is asked to coordinate their efforts with the 300th Anniversary Committee. Businesses interested in sponsoring an event are also asked to contact the committee. Please contact Lisa Losee at