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March Senior Center Happenings

 EXERCISE CLASS WITH LAURIE LUCE

It’s important to exercise at any age and now is the time to start the New Year off on the right foot! We offer an exercise class which includes a combination of strength training, cardio, flexibility and balance. You do not have to be a senior to attend. All ages are welcome. The 1 hour class is held in the gymnasium on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:00 to 4:00. You may start at any time, prior registration is not required. The cost is only $2.00 per class. We look forward to seeing you and helping you to stay healthy for many years to come!

“NEW TO MEDICARE”

There is not cost to attend, reservations are required by email to lpruitt@aoascc.org or by calling Leslie Pruitt at 203-785-8533 ext.3165. One week prior to the event date, please call ahead to be certain that the event will happen in the event of inclement weather. Presentation is repeated on 3 different dates.

Location:                     Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut

1 Long Wharf Dr., Suite 1L, New Haven

Dates:                          Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Time:                                         10:00 a.m. to   12:00 p.m.

BOOK CLUB — On Tues. March 31st at 11:00 a.m.

The book club will meet at the Woodbridge Library Meeting Room To discuss “Lost Memories” by Kim Fay. Refreshments will be served. Call 203-389-3430 for more information.

FRIENDLY VISITORS NEEDED

The Town of Woodbridge Human Service Department has been coordinating the Friendly Visitor and Telephone Reassurance Program for over 15 years and are currently in need of compassionate people to offer some time to visit or call residents who are shut-in. To become a Friendly Visitor, a person will attend a training workshop provided by Interfaith Caregivers and have references checked. Friendly visitors perform a variety of functions from providing weekly phone calls or visits to providing transportation for appointments. We currently have a few people who are requesting a Friendly Visitor or a comforting call. Please call Mary Lee Raro at the Woodbridge Human Services Department (203) 389-3429 if you are interested in joining the team.

 

 

 

VOLUNTEER INCOME TAX ASSISTANCE (VITA)

The Woodbridge Senior Center will be offering free tax help again this year. Appointments are necessary and can be made by calling (203) 389-3430. This service is available on Tuesdays 9:00 – 12:00 starting February 3 until April 15. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. Some of the documents you may need to bring to your appointment are: Photo ID, (such as a drivers license), proof of medical insurance, Social Security Card for each person claimed on the return, prior year’s tax return if available, all current years income documents/statements, W-2’s, 1099’s. Also, Medicare Part D premiums, fees covering medical care, long term care, cost of transportation to treatments. If you wish to have a refund direct deposited, please bring your bank routing number and the account number. All will be asked to complete an intake form prior to completing their return.

Advanced Tai Chi        Mondays from 1:30 – 2:30       starting 3/16, ending 6/29

Beginner Tai Chi         Thursdays from 1:30 – 2:30       starting 3/19, ending 6/18

Cost is $30.00   Class size limited to 15 people.   Please call 203-389-3430 to register.

 

MARCH PROGRAMS

Mon.    Mar. 2             A.A.R.P. Driver Safety Course

Tue.     Mar. 10                        “Last Will and Embezzlement” Video shown by Triad program.

Wed.    Mar. 11                        Basics of the iPhone $5.00

Tue.     Mar. 16                        Tai Chi – Advanced

Tue.     Mar. 17            St. Patrick’s Day Luncheon $6.00 Join us for corned beef & cabbage, potatoes, carrots, Irish Soda Bread, salad and desert. Please call 203-389-3430 to reserve a seat. Entertainment provided “The Nickie D Show”

Thu.     Mar. 19                        Tai Chi – Beginner

Tue.     Mar. 24                        Roger Hart slide presentation

Tue.     Mar. 31                        Entertainment by Larry Batter

 

FUTURE TRIPS

Wed.    April 1             $169.00           New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall

featuring “The Rockettes”. Ticket includes: transportation,

lunch at CARMINE’S, admission to “New York Spring

Spectacular”, Driver’s Gratuity. Payment due: 03/02/15.

Make checks payable to: Getaway Tours

Thur.   April 30           $99.00             Westchester Broadway Theatre “West Side Story”

matinee &lunch.

Tue.     June 23            $111.00                       9/11 Memorial & Museum with late afternoon lunch at Carmines.

Sun.      July 5             $136.00                       Boston Pops at Tanglewood featuring Bernadette Peters.

Lunch at Cork N’Hearth or The Red Lion

 

BOOK CLUB — On Tues. March 31st at 11:00 a.m.

The book club will meet at the Woodbridge Library Meeting Room To discuss “Lost Memories” by Kim Fay. Refreshments will be served. Call 203-389-3430 for more information.

movies & popcorn FRIDAY’S AT 1:00

Movies are shown at the Senior Center on Friday afternoons at 1 pm. Join us at 12:15 for a nutritious $3 lunch, followed by a movie and free popcorn (or just attend the movie at 1 pm).

The March movies are: Water for Elephants, The Lightkeepers, These Old Broads, A Dog Year

“Cooking For Men”

Emeritus at Woodbridge, in conjunction with the Woodbridge Senior Center, will be conducting a 4 part cooking class targeted at men who are looking to develop food preparation and cooking skills. This program will be limited to 8 – 10 men who will work side by side with award winning chef, Tim Cornish, Dining Service Director at Emeritus Woodbridge. Classes 1, 2, & 3 will be held at the Woodbridge Senior Center, and the 4th class will be held at Emeritus at Woodbridge. The program will run from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Wednesday, March 4, 9-12, Woodbridge Senior Center

Wednesday, March 11, 9-12, Woodbridge Senior Center

Wednesday, March 18, 9-12, Woodbridge Senior Center

Wednesday, March 25, 9-12, Emeritus at Woodbridge

The class will enjoy eating the food they prepared and will receive a booklet with everything that was learned in the classes. The last class “playing with your food” will teach you how to create decorations out of fruits & vegetables.

There will be no charge to participate in the “Cooking for Men” classes. To register please call Lee Canning, Director, Woodbridge Senior Center, 203-389-3430.

“Last Will and Embezzlement”

Join us at the Senior Center to watch the documentary, “LAST WILL AND EMBEZZLEMENT”. This film is part of a continuing effort to spread the word about the financial exploitation of the elderly and is scheduled to be shown at the Senior Center on Tuesday March 10th at 12:45. It stars veteran actor Mickey Rooney. In 2011 Rooney testified before the United States Senate Special Committee on Aging about the years of financial abuse he said he suffered at the hands of a close family member.

A follow up gathering will be held at the Center on Tuesday, April 14th to discuss key issues surrounding the financial exploitation of the elderly including victim profiles, the challenges of our present legal system, the perpetrators’ modus operandi, the symptoms and effects of these crimes, as well as potential solutions to this ever-increasing worldwide problem. Representatives from the local law enforcement and legal communities will be present. Everyone is invited. All are welcome to attend this very informative documentary. Please call Lee Canning, Director, Woodbridge Senior Center at 203-389-3430 if you plan on attending.

 

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