Destroy Documents and Declutter at Chelsea Groton Community Shred Days

Chelsea Groton Bank is providing FREE secure document shredding services this spring, to protect confidential information and avoid identity theft. 
 
“The number of people who are victimized because sensitive data is stolen continues to rise,” said Lori Dufficy, EVP, Chief Experience & Engagement Officer at Chelsea Groton Bank. “Although criminals are increasingly using cyber-attacks to gain access to personal information online, we encourage everyone to properly dispose of hard copy documents that can literally put their financial future in the wrong hands.”
   
To make the process quick, convenient and safe, three separate Chelsea Groton-sponsored Shred Days are being offered in the parking lots of local libraries:
Saturday April 23, 2022 from 9am – 12pm at the Center Groton Branch, 1319 Gold Star Highway, Groton
Saturday, May 14, 2022 from 9am – 12pm at the North Stonington Branch, 391 Norwich Westerly Road, North Stonington
Saturday, May 21, 2022 from 9am – 12pm at the Westside Branch, 444 West Main Street, Norwich
 
These complimentary services are available to members and non-members of the Bank. Simply bring up to three file-sized boxes of documents to any of the events and bank representatives will ensure everything is destroyed. Once shredded, the paper will be recycled.
 
Local non-profit organization, Senior Resources, will be on hand to share information on their program, The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP), which seeks to reduce fraud, errors and scams related to Medicare by working with beneficiaries to prevent, detect and report the over $60 billion dollars lost each year.
Senior Resources is a private non-profit agency on aging working to enhance quality of life for older adults and their families through access to state and federal programs related to aging.  
 
Chelsea Groton will also be collecting non-perishable food items for the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Bank. Items in need are canned and dry goods, that are not in glass containers, in the following categories: tuna, meats, stew, vegetables, fruits, pasta, rice, instant potatoes, dried beans, peanut butter, and baby food.