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Happenings At The Woodbridge Center 6/29/18

Happenings At The Woodbridge Center 6/29/18

New Services!

New Meetinghouse Café opens July 1

Ever in the Center of town looking for a quick and delicious bite?  Look no further than the new Meetinghouse Café located at 4 Meetinghouse Lane on the lower level.  The café is open from 8 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday and has everything from muffins and coffee to sandwiches, salads, soups, cookies and beverages served at market prices.  Although the café is in The Woodbridge Center, all ages are welcome to come and enjoy.  For menu choices and prices please see the Town’s website or come in and check out the menu!

Additionally, our vendor, Elaine Marcucio and New England Young at Heart, now offers Elaine’s Home Meal Delivery, a five day per week home meal delivery program bringing hot meals directly to you or a family member.  Please call 203-887-5047 or 203-389-3491 or visit http://www.neyoungatheart.com for more information on menus, prices and directions on how to order meals.

Continuing services

Our 2-day per week hot, nutritious meal program will continue on Tuesdays and Fridays with no interruption.  The cost will remain $3.00 for eat-in meals and $4.00 for take-out meals.  The menu for our 2-day per week nutritious meal program is available at The Woodbridge Center’s website at http://www.woodbridgect.org/234/Senior-Center and in the Woodbridge Town News.

Changes to our services

Please note that all reservations and cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.  Please call 203-389-3430 or email jglicksman@woodbridgect.org.  If you make a reservation and do not attend, you will be charged the $3.00 fee for eat-in meals and $4.00 for take-out meals.  If you do not have a reservation for the nutritious meal program, food will be available for purchase from the Meetinghouse Café.

Living Treasure Awards Dinner– Save the Date

A new tradition is born!  Please save the date– October 3, 2018 for a terrific night out in Woodbridge!  Woodbridge Human Services will host the Living Treasure Award Ceremony and Dinner from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.—at the Center building.

The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of Woodbridge’s first Living Treasure Awards to two community-minded Woodbridge residents.  They will be recognized for their dedication to our community and for their years of community service.  Nominations may be made until August 10th.  Nominees must demonstrate positive actions to improve the quality of life for residents and have contributed time to enhance the community as a whole.  This person must have performed this work as an unpaid volunteer.  Additionally, nominees must be current residents of Woodbridge, 60 years of age or older and may not be nominated by a family member.

There will be a silent auction, a program, dinner and entertainment.  Tickets for this wonderful evening are just $35.00 and are available at the Woodbridge Human Services office – 4 Meetinghouse Lane – 203-389-3429.  Donations of silent auction items, purchase of ads in the program book and table sponsorships are available by calling the Woodbridge Center at 203-389-3430 or emailing jglicksman@woodbridgect.org.  Nomination forms may be found at The Woodbridge Center, at Woodbridge Human Services, at Town Hall or can be downloaded from the Woodbridge Center’s page at the Town website www.woodbridgect.org.

Living Well with Diabetes or Prediabetes

Do you have diabetes or are you trying to prevent it?  Come for an information session with Mary Swansiger, BSN, MPH, from Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach and Parish Nursing Department, on Wednesday, September 26 from 10-11 am in the Center lounge.

According to the American Diabetes Association 50% of people over 65 in the U.S. have prediabetes, but most are unaware and nearly 27% of people in the U.S. have Diabetes.  Learn about risk factors, treatment options and prevention.  Ongoing disease prevention or management programs such as the CDC Prevent T2 Diabetes Program, the Diabetes Self- Management Workshop as well as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop will be offered if enough participation.  Contact The Woodbridge Center for more info and to RSVP.

July Lunch Menu

Lunch is served Tuesdays and Fridays at the Center Café at 12:15 pm.  The cost is $3 for dine-in meals and $4 for take-out.  Reservations and cancellations are required with at least 24 hours’ notice.  Meals include bread, juice, coffee/tea and dessert.  Menu items:  7/3 Summer BBQ- hamburgers, hot dogs, 7/6 National Fried Chicken Day! with sweet potato fries and coleslaw, 7/10 Chicken cacciatore with angel hair pasta, 7/13 Moussaka with Greek salad, 7/17 Meatloaf with mashed potatoes, 7/20 Farm fresh salad with choice of salmon or chicken, 7/24 Eggplant parmesan with rigatoni, 7/27 National Chicken Wing Day! 3 choices: BBQ, spicy hot or teriyaki with baked potato bar, 7/31 Annual Summer In-door Picnic: $6.00 includes BBQ chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, watermelon and dessert.  Co-sponsored by the Woodbridge Police Department –please RSVP by July 24).

Special Programming:

Events are held at The Woodbridge Center unless otherwise noted.  To RSVP or for more information, call 203-389-3430 or email jglicksman@woodbridgect.org.

RSVP is required one day prior for all events unless otherwise noted

July 3: Independence Day BBQ—join us for hamburgers and hot dogs! 12:15 pm.

July 9: 9 am– 1 pm AARP Safe Driver Training, Center lounge. $15 members; $20 non-members.

July10: Lunch entertainment with Pierce Campbell at 12:30 pm.  Lunch begins at 12:15 pm.

July12: Coins & Claws trip-lobster and casino.  Enjoy lobster or herb roasted chicken at Abbott’s in Noank and then depart for the Mohegan Sun casino.  Call for more info—$75.00.

July16: Lunch Bunch! Join in for lunch with friends at Bellini’s in North Haven.  Transportation is provided by the Center van ($3) or meet us there.  Self-pay at the restaurant.

July 17: 12:30 pm Alcohol Awareness Program provided by Dishello Distributers.

July 24: Plant Your Own Garden craft program 11am -12 pm, lounge.  Join Elizabeth’s Homecare to paint flower pots and plant herbs for your very own kitchen garden!

July 27 and August 24: Mini-manicures!  More than just pretty nails—come for a relaxing stress reduction session!  11:00 am to 1:30 pm —Brilliant Home Care in Naugatuck.  No fee.

July 31: Annual Summer In-door Picnic co-sponsored by Woodbridge Police Dept.: $6.00- BBQ chicken, hot dogs, hamburgers, salads, watermelon and dessert.  RSVP required by July 24.  Lunch begins at 12:15 with entertainment provided by John Paolillo.

August 7: Everyone’s invited!  Second annual BBQ hosted by Coachman Square at Woodbridge from 12-2pm at the picnic grove next to the Woodbridge Library.  Come for hot dogs and hamburgers, stay for the entertainment, play a game of bocce.  Coachman Square will be giving back to the community through their ‘Radiant Acts of Kindness’ program.  They will provide a delicious BBQ to all town employees, first responders, and residents of the Town of Woodbridge.  Entertainment with Brian Gillie.

Ongoing Programming

The Woodbridge Center provides a program of health, wellness, recreation, education, arts and social activities for residents 60 years of age and older.  The Center offers a wide range of programming including a luncheon program and a transportation program.  Please contact us at 203-389-3430 or at jglicksman@woodbridgect.org for information and questions regarding the Center’s programming.

Pickleball:  Meets daily in the Center Gym for group play, 12:30 – 2:15 pm with additional time on Fridays until 3:30pm.  Paid annual members may arrange playing times with other players through the Doodle scheduling tool.  Annual membership is $20.00 with a suggested $5.00 additional donation to the Center.  Equipment is available on a first come, first served basis.

Exercise with Laurie:  Workout includes a combination of strength training, cardio, flexibility and balance.  Bring weights if you have them.  Class is in the Center Gym, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 – 11 am.  Class has moved to the air-conditioned Cafeteria for the remainder of the hot summer months.  No need to sign up just pay a drop-in fee of $2 and stay for a great workout!

Art Class:  Class meets each Wednesday 10 am 12 pm in the Center Café.  The class is taught by local artist Graham Dale.  Call for more information on fees and dates of next session starting in September.

New Class!  Yoga for Healthy Aging:  Meets Wednesdays May 30 – August 1 from 12:15 pm in the Center Building, Room 16, with instructor Julie Luciani.  Julie is an occupational therapist and a 500-hour Kripalu Certified yoga teacher.  The class fee will be pro-rated for anyone registering late.  This is an alignment-based yoga practice working to strengthen, add flexibility, balance and agility.  Class combines seated and standing postures and is safe for all.  Modifications will be suggested for individuals with limited mobility or balance issues.  Reserve your spot – 10 sessions for $75.00.

Book Club:  Note new time!  The book club meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, 2 pm at the Woodbridge Town Library.  The next meeting is July 24.  This month’s book is Tangerine by Christine Mangan.  New members are always welcome.

Friday Movies:  Following lunch in the Center lounge at 1 pm – Summer Academy Award nominees and winners’ series:  7/6 Roman J. Israel, Esq., 7/13 Wonder, 7/20 The Florida Project, 7/27; Favorite Film Friday An American in Paris (1951 Best Picture winner).

Ask the Nurse – 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month 11 am – 12:30 pm, blood pressure screenings, weight and conversation with a registered nurse from VNA Community Healthcare.

Duplicate Bridge: Mondays, 9:30 am, Center Café.

Bridge:  The Center’s Wednesday bridge group invites new members!  Join the group for a friendly game of cards.  No reservations necessary– just come down to the Center lounge at 1 pm.

Pinochle:  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 1-4 pm, Center lounge – come any day that works in your schedule!  The group is always looking for new players and is willing to bring rusty players up to speed!

Mah-Jong:  Mondays and Fridays, 10 am, Center Building- room 11.

  1. Richard Traumer stands in the Center’s vegetable Garden with the first harvest of the year.  Many thanks to wonderful volunteers Chris Sorensen and Valerie and Richard Traumer to get the ready and planted and to the Woodbridge Garden Club for the funds to buy the plants!  The Center’s kitchen will use the fresh vegetables and herbs in many of the healthy foods served.
  2. Pincochle

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