The Old Guard
The Old Guard is a group of retired and semi-retired men dedicated to education, fellowship and community service. Weekly meetings feature guest speakers from government, education and business. Opportunities for fellowship include informal gathering before the meetings, excursions and athletic events, bowling, golf and luncheons. Committee chairmen work with civic groups to organize opportunities for member contributions, both financial and donation of time,some periodic, some ongoing. Old Guard members work with Meals on Wheels, Habitat for Humanity, Food Share, Salvation Army, the West Hartford YMCA and the University of Connecticut Medical Center. Old Guard members provided leadership in the revitalization and ongoing administration of the West Hartford Seniors Job Bank.
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‘Tis the Season…
It is the season of giving and thirty Old Guard members on Saturdays during December rang the bell and staffed the Salvation Army kettle at the LaSalle Road post office in West Hartford Center. Sunny, cloudy, cold or rain they greeted passersby and collected contributions for the less fortunate. Below are some of the men who contributed their time to this traditional Old Guard activity. The kettle has also been available for Old Guard member contributions at each Tuesday meeting in December. The Old Guard-Salvation Army relationship is coordinated by Chairman Ed Turbert.