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Are you over 55 years old? Contact The Woodbridge Center: Call 203-389-3430 or email kmoriarty@woodbridgect.org for information on all programming. Preregistration is required for all programming and events.

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COVID Update at The Center:

Masks will be required for all Center programs until the COVID positivity rate for Woodbridge is in the yellow zone for three consecutive weeks.

Drive-thru luncheon:

Father’s Day Drive-thru Luncheon (for Woodbridge residents over 60 years of age): Everyone is welcome to celebrate all fathers at the Father’s Day Drive-thru Luncheon on Thursday, June 16 from 12-1 pm. Enjoy choice of sandwich: BBQ pulled beef or chicken Caesar wrap, macaroni salad, and a special dessert. This drive-thru is generously sponsored by Coachman Square at Woodbridge and Amity Physical Therapy. Also enjoy a treat provided by Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. No charge. Please RSVP by June 9.

Upcoming events/programs:

New! Cornhole: Sign-up today to participate in this part skill, part luck, all fun activity! Toss a beanbag onto the slanted board get 1 point, in the hole- you get 3 points. This is a game everyone can play! All levels are welcome. Every Monday and Friday, 10-11:30 am in the Grove, weather permitting. Call to register: 203-389-3430.

Free In-person Virtual Art Tour Series viewing co-hosted with the Woodbridge Town Library: Experience art history via the oldest public art museum in the U.S. Come view the last Wadsworth Virtual Art Tour in the series focused on Impressionists on May 11, from 1-2 pm, in the Library’s Meeting Room. Preregistration is required, call 203-389-3430 to sign-up.

The American Armchair Adventure – National Park Series: This in-person monthly series, sponsored by Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, will take you to 6 National Parks in 6 months. Each month you will “travel” to one of the most breathtaking parks in the United States. Enjoy simulated tours, interactive discussions, trivia, local cuisine, and more. Preregistration is required. Adventures include: Glacier National Park – May 13, Grand Canyon – June 10, Zion – July 8, and Grand Teton – August 12. Program meets 11 am – 12 pm in the Library’s Meeting Room. Please call to sign-up for any or all of the remaining parks.

We are Celebrating YOU! All Woodbridge residents over 55 years of age are invited to come to this fun outdoor social! Play a game of BINGO with prizes! Have a free muffin courtesy of Coachman Square at Woodbridge, and cup of coffee or tea in the Grove. Play a game of corn hole, bocce, or shuffleboard. All to celebrate Older American Month! May 11 from 10 am – 12 pm. Rain date will be May 18. Please call 203-389-3430 to register.

AAA Driver Improvement Class:  Members and non-members may be able to lower their auto insurance costs while improving their driving skills when they enroll in AAA’s Driver Improvement Program which teaches the basics of defensive driving and provides current driving practice updates. This class is offered, free of charge, on May 16 from 9 am – 1 pm in the Woodbridge Library’s Meeting Room. Space is limited; pre-registration is required.

FREE Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance (TJQ:MBB): TJQ:MBB is a research-based fall prevention exercise program  which uses Tai Ji Quan based movements to improve strength, mobility, balance, and daily function to prevent falls. It is designed for older adults and people with balance difficulties. Classes are taught by trained local instructor, Bill Bannick, in a supportive environment. This program can accommodate individuals who need some assistance with walking, such as with a cane. No prior experience with Tai Chi is needed. This 24-week (48 class) program is offered in partnership with the CT Healthy Living Collective and funded by     the State of CT Department of Aging and Disability Services State Unit on Aging. The program begins June 6 and will meet Mondays and Fridays, from 10-11 am in the Center Building gymnasium. Call 203-389-3430 to register.

Exercise:

Not sure if a class session is right for you? Try a complimentary class first!

Aerobics Class with Laura Richling: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 am, in the Center Building gym. Come enjoy a complete cardio and strength training workout to a variety of music. Bring your own 1 or 2 pound hand weights, if you have them, to use during the class. There is a $3 fee paid at the beginning of each class.

Pickleball: Monday through Friday, 12:30-3:30 pm, in the Center Building gym and outside 7 days/week. New players please call to register. All levels are welcome. Call for more information. There is an annual fee of $20 for residents, $25 for non-residents.

Hobbies/Social:

Bridge: Wednesdays and Fridays, 1-4 pm in the Library’s Meeting Room.

Computer lab is open Monday – Friday, 10 am – 2 pm. Two-person limit in computer lab. Printing is available (first 5 pages free). Preregistration is required.

Craft Group: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am – 12 pm, in the Woodbridge room of the Library or outdoors on the lawn adjacent to Newton Road weather permitting. Bring your current knitting, crocheting, or needlepoint project to work on while enjoying a lovely time socializing.

Painting for Pleasure with Carole Abbate: Mondays, 10 am – 12 pm, in the Library’s Meeting Room. You will find joy in creating your own paintings as Carole helps inspire beginners to intermediates. Paint the subject of your choice with acrylics or watercolors- bring in a postcard or photo for inspiration. Join anytime for this 6-week, $36 class, prorated for midsession. Sessions run consecutively.

Pinochle: Mondays, Wednesdays, 1-4 pm and Thursdays, 1:30-4 pm, the Center Building, room 16.

Services offered (for Woodbridge residents only):

Transportation for medical appointments is available for those age 60+ or with a long-term or short-term disability, Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with limited exceptions. Transportation for grocery shopping, local banking, and pharmacy pick-up is also available. Call to arrange car or wheelchair accessible van transportation. Vehicles are cleaned between each use. Masks are required.

Meals: Healthy, well balanced, flash frozen meals for $5.25/meal are available. Order by noon on Monday for delivery to your home on Tuesday. Choose from a wide variety of options including chicken parmesan, lemon dill cod, eggplant rollatini, beef pot roast, vegetable frittata, and fresh Cobb salad with grilled chicken breast. Meals include a roll, fresh fruit, and dessert. Two meal minimum order with a ten meal limit. See website (https://woodbridgect.org/541/Lunch-Meal-Programs) for a complete list of offerings.

Frozen soups are available for $1.50 per 10 oz. container. Varieties include: Italian wedding, beef orzo, minestrone, harvest vegetable, chicken noodle, and many more. Call 203-389-3430 to place your order.

Friendly Visitor Program: Call Judi Young, Senior Social Worker, at 203-389-3429, to arrange for a friendly visitor.

Medical Loan Closet: Durable medical equipment, including walkers, wheelchairs, knee rollers, shower chairs, and more, is available for lending. Donations of wheelchairs and transport chairs are needed. Call for details.

Job Bank: Residents may call Nancy Pfund, Youth Services, at 203-389-3429, to hire a student worker. Schedule now for spring cleanup and more.

  1. Photo 1: Woodbridge Center’s Jessica Esposito and Director, Kristy Moriarty distribute meals to attendees of the Spring Drive-thru luncheon. The beautiful weather and upbeat music added to the enjoyment of the drive-thru generously sponsored by the law firm of Resnik and Resnik, and The Linden at Woodbridge.
  2. Photo 2: Participants in the last Armchair Adventure National Park program, Yosemite, offered by Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, explore their artistic side painting a watercolor scene from the park.
  3. Photo 3: Sergeant Pedalino shares information about how to stay safe at the Crime Prevention Presentation. Participants received a safety keychain courtesy of the Woodbridge Police Union.

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