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Senior Center Happenings 2/12/16

Executive Chef John Bencivengo, Jr. “Cooking Demo” – Wednesday – March 16th, 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 11, 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.

Tai Chi

Sponsored by V.N.A. Community Healthcare

A series of 12 classes will be held on Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 at the Center beginning on March 10th and will continue through June 9th. Classes are for beginners and are $20.00 for the series. Please call the Center at 203-389-3430 to register and make checks payable to V.N.A. Community Healthcare.

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).


Mar.                           March 7 Tues.           A.A.R.P. Safe Driver Program 9 to 1

March 8 Tues.           Paula Pettinella, vocalist will entertain

March 16 Wed.           Chef John Bencivengo, Jr. “Cooking Demo” $5.00 per person is payable upon registration.

Mar. 18 Fri.                St. Patrick’s Day Party, entertainment by Shawn Taylor $6.00. Please call to reserve a seat.

Mar. 25 Mon.             Closed in observance of Good Friday

Mar. 29 Tues.             Larry Batter, vocalist will entertain

Future Trips

Apr.    6      Wed         “An American in Paris” Palace Theatre New York                $229.

Apr.    21    Thur.       “Man of La Mancha” Westchester Dinner Theatre               $99.

May    12    Thur.       “Kykuit” The Rockefeller Estate, Hudson River Valley        $109.

Jun.     15    Wed.        “Boston Duck Boat Tours” Lunch at Marggiano’s                $109.

Jun.     22    Wed.        “World Trade Center” Freedom Tower w/Spirit of N.Y. Boat Ride. $147.

Many more trips are being planned through 2016. For more information please call the Center at 203-389-3430. Information is also available in our monthly newsletter “Creative 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 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 work shop will be scheduled soon for new recruits.

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.

Contact Person:                  Lee Canning, Senior Center Director (203-389-3430)

Date:         Feb. 5, 2016

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