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Easterseals 5K Your Way Virtual Race

October 15th to October 31st, 2020

5k your way

Enlist in our Mission, Anywhere and Anytime This October!

We’ve gone virtual with our Easterseals annual 5K…it’s Easterseals “5K Your Way” Virtual Race! Run, walk, ruck, roll, or stroll for a great cause anywhere in the world from October 15th to October 31st. Register or donate by clicking here.


Vets Helping Vets Peer-to-Peer Men and Women Group – Norwich

Every Wednesday 5 to 6:30pm at Veterans Rally Point, 24 Stott Avenue, Norwich, CT

*Pre-registration required by 3pm day before.

*Note: Meeting times subject to change based on participation.

This informal gathering is hosted weekly at our Veterans Rally Point location in Norwich. Join us for conversation and refreshments. Meetings range from Open Discussion to learning a new activity to a Guest Speaker coming in to share on a topic. Together we stand. Remember…You are not alone! Gathering will be hosted by Veterans Rally Point, a program of Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT.

All male and female veterans are welcome (Veterans, Reserves & National Guard) Safe, Welcoming and Free.

To register, email Ron Welch at rwelch@escrec.org or Lori Marriott at lmarriott@escrec.org.

Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT is your Rally Point!

Norwich Men and Women’s Group Facebook Event


Vets Helping Vets Peer-to-Peer Men and Women Support Group – Rocky Hill

Men: Every Monday 5 to 6:30pm at Veterans Rally Point II, 287 West Street Building #13, Rocky Hill, CT

Women: Every Thursday, 5:30 to 7 pm

Veterans Rally Point II, 287 West Street Building #13, Rocky Hill CT

*Pre-registration required by 3pm day before. Meeting times subject to change based on participation.

Join us for conversation and refreshments. No topic off limits. Together we stand…you are not alone. Gathering will be hosted by Veterans Rally Point, a program of Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT. All male veterans are welcome (Veterans, Reserves & National Guard). Safe, Welcoming and Free.

To register for the men’s group, email Vin O’Neill at voneill@escrec.org.

To register for the women warrior’s group, email Heather “Bree” Brisson, hbrisson@escrec.org.

Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT is your Rally Point!


Operation Money Management

Call Josh Salazar for schedule details at 860.859.4148 extension 1.


Easterseals Annual Volleyball Marathon

March 2021

Loomis Chaffee

More details to follow.


Easterseals 33rd Annual Crystal Ball

Saturday, March 13th 2021

Marriott Hartford Downtown

This annual event supports our mission to make a profound and life-changing impact on the lives of children, seniors, veterans and adults with disability and barriers. More details to come.


42nd Annual Easterseals Golf Tournament

September 2021

Fishers Island, NY

More details to follow.


News Articles


Easterseals Cancels Annual Crystal Ball Due To COVID-19 Crisis, March 16th, 2020

2,000 Winter Coats Distributed to CT Veterans at Easterseals Veterans Rally Point December 20th, 2019

Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT Awarded Grant from the Chelsea Groton Foundation for Veterans Technology Center, Press Release, July 15th, 2019

Easterseals Receives $230,000 In Grants From The Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation To Leverage Technology That Creates Opportunities For People With Disabilities June 27th, 2019

Bob’s Discount Furniture Veteran’s Day Donation! April 10th, 2019

Commissioner Saadi Congratulates Easterseals on 32nd Annual Star Power Crystal BallApril 5th, 2019

Easterseals & Veterans Rally Point Stories 2019, February 7th, 2019

Comcast Newsmakers Dr. Allen Gouse Veterans Rally Point Interview, December 31st, 2018

lululemon Westfarms Sponsors Inaugural Timed 5K Race, August 14th, 2018

Veteran “VIPs” Join Forces with Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT on March 10th for the 31st Annual Crystal Ball, February 26th, 2018

Hoffman Auto Group Video Promoting 31st Annual Crystal Ball, February 13th, 2018

Trending Now @ Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern Connecticut, December 2017/January 2018 Newsletter

“New Program to Offer Money Help, Emergency Financial Assistance to Vets”, The Day, November 21st, 2017

Easterseals Capital Region & Eastern CT Casts Emergency Financial Safety Net & Training to Veterans and Their Families, With Grant From Dominion Energy Foundation, Press Release, November 21st, 2017

NBC Connecticut News Story on Operation Rally Point, aired August 15th, 2017

“Veterans Hear Plan for Facility to Serve Them”, Norwich Bulletin, August 8th, 2017

“Easterseals Plans to Build Job Center for Veterans”, Norwich Bulletin, July 10th, 2017

“Easterseals Plans to Build $1.8 Million Veterans Center in Norwich”, The Day, July 9th, 2017

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