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Senior Center 10/10/14

CREATIVE HAPPENINGS NEWSLETTER

“Creative Happenings Newsletter” is published monthly and may be received by mail, email or accessed online through the town website: www.woodbridgect.org click on Departments, Senior Center, Current Creative Happenings Newsletter. If you are not currently receiving a copy and wish to do so, please contact the Senior Center at (203) 389-3430. We are pleased to announce Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services is co-sponsoring our Creative Happenings Newsletter.

EXERCISE CLASS with LAURIE LUCE

The exercise classes taught by Laurie Luce will continue to be on Tuesday and Thursday with a new time of 3:00 to 4:00. We look forward to seeing you in the new time slot. If you wish to register for this class, please call Lee at (203) 389-3430.

SAVE THE DATE FOR SENATOR JOE CRISCO’S ANNUAL “SENIOR FAIR”

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2014

WARSAW PARK, ANSONIA

Developing Programs for the Baby Boomer Generation

Baby Boomers are changing the face of retirement and have rewritten the rules through every life stage and they will do it again. The Woodbridge Senior Center is looking forward to welcoming “Boomers” and with input from new or soon-to-be retirees, we will break through traditional norms to meet the demands of this generation. Adult-focused activities that encompass the social and physical interests of this dynamic age group are being planned. Contact us at 203-389-3430 with any program ideas that you’d like to share that will engage Woodbridge Boomers!

The Woodbridge Senior Center recently increased newsletter mailings by 800 residents who turned 60 this year. We offer free memberships to all Woodbridge residents ages 60+. There are numerous activities and events throughout the year. For many of the participating patrons, the Senior Center is a place to socialize and feel needed, a place to stimulate minds, play billiards, table tennis, zumba, tai chi, mah jong and bridge. It has changed lives and improved the quality of life for many seniors living in Woodbridge.

ZUMBA GOLD CLASS

The class runs weekly at 9:00 am on Friday’s and will meet in the cafeteria. All are welcome! Cost for the 6 week class is $30.00. Payment is due when you register. Zumba Gold was designed for the active older adult, the true beginner, and/or people who are not used to exercising, or people who may be limited physically. It is done at a low intensity. Zumba Gold classes strive to improve our balance, strength, flexibility and most importantly, the heart. The schedule for the current session is October 3, 17, 24, 31 and November 7 & 14. (No class Oct. 10) To register call 203-389-3430.

“LUNCH BUNCH”

Meets on the last Monday of the month. Everyone is welcome to join us and share lunch and friendly conversation. The lunch is “Dutch Treat” and van transportation can be arranged for a $3 fee. Please call Lee at 203-389-3430 to make a reservation for the lunch and/or transportation.

TABLE TENNIS

A Table Tennis table has been donated to the center and is available for use. Table Tennis is great for eye-hand coordination, reflexes, balance, planning, strategy and a stress reliever, exercising the mind and body. If you are interested in playing, please call 203-389-3430.

OCTOBER HAPPENINGS

Oct 10 Fri Connecticut Energy Assistance Program Applications Accepted

Oct 14 Tue Bingo, prizes, refreshments & discussion about civil preparedness.

Oct 13 Mon In observance of “COLUMBUS DAY” the senior center will be closed.

Oct 16 Thur “SENIOR FAIR” Warsaw Park, Ansonia with Sen. Joe Crisco

Oct 20 Mon Flu & pneumonia clinic 3:00 to 5:30

Oct 21 Tue “Oktoberfest” trip to Platzl Brauhaus, Pomona, NY departs today.

Oct 21 Tue “Keeping Woodbridge Residents on Their Feet” Fall Prevention Program

Oct 28 Tue Larry Batter will entertain after lunch

Oct 21 Tue Book Club

BOOK CLUB

Will be meeting at 11:00 on Tuesday October 21st in The Woodbridge Library. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 203-389-3430.

CONNECTICUT ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Connecticut Energy Assistance Program, administered by TEAM, Inc., is currently helping qualified Connecticut residents with their fuel costs. Applications are being accepted at the Human Services Department on Tuesday and Friday mornings.

Verification of income and assets must be submitted with the application. This includes copies of the last statements or checks from pay stubs, social security, SSI, pension, unemployment, alimony/child support, interest and dividend income, and a utility bill. In addition, the names, dates of birth, and social security numbers of all family members residing with the applicant are required.

If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call Mary Lee Raro at (203) 389-3429.

BINGO

Please join us for a BINGO sponsored by the American Red Cross and a discussion will be held on the topic of Civil Preparedness on Tuesday, October 14th beginning at 12:45 following lunch. Deputy Chief Stuart of the Woodbridge Police Department, and Mary Ellen LaRocca, Human Services Director will be our guest speakers. There will be prizes and refreshments will be served.

FLU AND PNEUMONIA CLINIC

VNA Community Healthcare has scheduled a Flu and Pneumonia Clinic at the Woodbridge Senior Center on Monday, October 20th from 3:00 to 5:30 p.m.

“KEEPING WOODBRIDGE RESIDENTS ON THEIR FEET”

Tuesday, October 21 at 12:45 p.m.

Learn how to prevent falls, how to get up properly from a fall, and ways to maintain balance are some of the topics that will be discussed. The program is presented by the Woodbridge EMS Commission is association with American Medical Response and in collaboration with Woodbridge Human Services, Woodbridge Senior Center and VNA Community Healthcare.

“FOOD PANTRY DONATIONS”

Woodbridge Human Services is seeking donations for the Food Pantry to help our families in need. Current food needs:

Liquids: Boxed Milk (Parmalot, Horizon, e.g.), Juices, Cooking Oil

Dry Goods: Pancake Mix, Whole Grain Foods, Cake/Muffin/Bread Mixes, Granola Bars, Crackers, Cookies, Tea Bags, Gravy Mixes.

Canned Goods: Stew, Chili, Pasta, Tomatoes, Tomato Sauce, Spaghetti Sauce, Gravy, Canned Vegetables, Potatoes, Ground Coffee, Frosting.

Personal Hygiene Items: Toothpaste, Tooth Brushes, Shampoo, Bar Soap, Feminine Hygiene items, Shaving Cream, Individual Toilet Tissue, etc.

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