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Senior Center Happenings – 1/15/16

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 mornings from 10:00 to 11:00. 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!

Read’em, Keep’em or Bring’em Back!

At the Senior Center Library, there’s a whole new selection of gently used books, brought to you for your reading pleasure by the Friends of The Woodbridge Library. Many more books are available for VERY reasonable prices at the new Friends Bookstore Alley, located on the mezzanine level and open during all Woodbridge Town Library hours.

Friendly Visitors Needed

Do you have some extra time and would like to volunteer? We are looking for some Friendly Visitors to visit or telephone people in our community who are isolated and shut-in. Your visits are a gift that makes a world of difference to someone who is alone and would appreciate some company. Please contact Mary Lee Raro at the Human Services Department 203-389-3429. Orientation and training workshop will be scheduled soon for new recruits.

Executive Chef John Bencivengo, Jr. “Cooking Demo” – Wednesday – March 9th, 2016

The Woodbridge Senior Center is sponsoring a Cooking Demonstration with Executive Chef John Bencivengo, Jr. of The Chowder Pot in Branford. The cooking demo will be held in the Senior Center Cafeteria at noon. Join us for the demonstration and enjoy the delicious food prepared by Chef Bencivengo. Reservations are required. Please call the Senior Center at (203) 389-3430 by Wednesday, March 2nd 2016. A $5.00 per person charge will be collected on the day of the event. Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy this fun and entertaining afternoon.

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.

Book Club

Book Club will meet at 11:00 on Tuesday, January 26th at The Woodbridge Library Meeting room to discuss “The Muralist” by B.A. Shapiro. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 203-389-3430.

Woodbridge Senior Center Cafeteria

January Menu

Tuesday 01/05

Baked Tilapia

Friday 01/07

Manicotti & Meatballs

Tuesday 01/12

Chicken

Friday 01/15

Lasagna

Tuesday 01/19

Stew

Friday 01/22

Turkey Dinner

Tuesday 01/26

Roast Beef Dinner

Friday 01/29

Soup & Sandwiches

Meals cost $3 and include salad, bread, juice, coffee/tea, & dessert.

Free Friday Afternoon Movies

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 January movies are:

Last Love     Enough Said   Chef   And So It Goes     You Again

January Programs

January 18, Monday  Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 26, Tuesday  Sal Anastassio, Pianist, will entertain

AARP Smart Driver Course   – 2016 March Classroom Date

Monday          03/07/2016      09:00 AM – 1:00 PM

The classroom course costs only $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Checks are payable to AARP. Call the Senior Center at (203) 389-3430 to register. Learn how to sharpen your driving skills, develop strategies for adjusting to age-related changes in vision, hearing and re-action time and much more. Completion of course entitles those eligible for discounts on their automobile insurance.

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