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Senior Center Happenings: 9/18/15

Our 22nd Annual Holiday Fair will be held Saturday, November 7th at the center and is always a great event. This year’s fair promises to be the best ever and we need you to be a part of it! Do you like to bake, create needlework, help in the kitchen, help sort tag sale items? We welcome new volunteers who can give just a few hours of their time. If you would like to volunteer in any way, please call Lee Canning at the senior center, 203-389-3430.

This year’s fair will feature hand-crafted items, new and slightly used costume jewelry, cookies, cakes, bread, pies and a great tag sale table. The Take A Chance Auction and the Silent Auction tables will be back again this year. Tag sale items can be dropped off at the center until November 2nd. We cannot accept clothing, stuffed animals or baby equipment. We gratefully accept donations that can be sold in our tag sale table.

SPANISH LANGUAGE CLASSES

If you would like to study Spanish we will be offering another 8 week SPANISH language class starting September 18th at 10:00 a.m. The cost of the class is $40.00 and will be taught by a highly qualified teacher who is also a native speaker of the language. This is a very popular class so please call 203-389-3430 to register or for more information.

CURRENT PROGRAMS

Monday, September 21          A.A.R.P. Driver safety class 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Tuesday, September 22          Ed Cowern , Batteries Plus Bulbs

Tuesday, September 29          Sal Anastasio, Pianist, will be here to play background music while you are dining.

FUTURE PROGRAMS

Tuesday, October 6    Bob Mel, vocalist will entertain

Friday, October 9       Trish Pearson will be at the center to discuss changes in Medicare.

Monday, October 12  COLUMBUS DAY – CLOSED

Tuesday, October 13  Lyme disease awareness, symptoms and other tick borne illnesses will be discussed.

Monday, October 19  Flu Clinic/BP Clinic 3:00 – 5:00

Tuesday, October 20  Easy Accessible Solutions – Aging in Place. Chris Frombach, Occupational Therapist will speak

Tuesday, October 20  Flu Clinic/BP Clinic 11:00 – 12:30

Tuesday, October 27  Larry BatterVocalist / Pianist

Friday, October 30     Halloween Party at the senior center today!!

FUTURE TRIPS

Tuesday, October 27              $114.00/SALEM IN OCTOBER Salem, Massachusetts

Thursday, November 12         $ 99.00/“SHOWBOAT” at the Westchester Broadway Theatre

Friday, November 20              $165.00/“CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR” at Radio City, lunch at CARMINE’S

December 9 – 11                      $487.00/PP Double “THE MIRACLE OF CHRISTMAS” Amish Christmas Getaway

Friday, December 11                TBA – “WOMEN’S BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME” Mohegan Sun, UCONN vs FLORIDA STATE

On Tuesday, October 27th at 11:00 a.m. the book club will meet at the Woodbridge Library Meeting Room to discuss “Circling the Sun” written by Paula McLain. Refreshments will be served. Call Lee at 203-389-3430 for more information.

SAVE THE DATE

Senator Joe Crisco and the Annual 17th Senatorial District Senior Fair. The fair will take place on Thursday, October 15, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at Warsaw Park, Pulaski Highway (Route 242) in Ansonia.

PINOCHLE PLAYERS

If you like to play Pinochle, our friendly group always welcomes new players. It meets on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s from 1:00 to 4:00. If you are interested in playing Pinochle, please call the Senior Center at 203-389-3430.

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. To register, call 203-389-3430.

V.N.A. COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKS ARE HELD ON THE 1st & 3rd TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH

A Registered Nurse is available to check your blood pressure, pulse and weight; assess your health and work with you to set goals. The Nurse can also review your medications and help you to create a medication list, as well as discuss how to prepare for an appointment with your doctor.

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