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Senior Center Happenings: February 2015


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!


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 – will meet at 11:00 on Tuesday, February 24th at The Woodbridge Library Meeting room to discuss “The Invention of Wings” by Sue Monk Kidd. Refreshments will be served. New members are always welcome. For more information, call 203-389-3430.


The Town of Woodbridge Human Service Department has been coordinating the Friendly Visitor and Telephone Reassurance Program for over 15 years and is 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.


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) 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.


Emeritas at Woodbridge is sponsoring a 4 week cooking series, for men. Classes 1, 2, & 3 will be held at the Woodbridge Senior Center, and the 4th class will be held at Emeritas at Woodbridge. The program will run from 9 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. on the following dates:

Wed.    March 4           9-12                 Woodbridge Senior Center

Wed.   March 11         9-12                 Woodbridge Senior Center

Wed.   March 18         9-12                 Woodbridge Senior Center

Wed.   March 25         9-12                 Emeritas at Woodbridge

Chef Tim Cornish will oversee the series. There is no charge to attend and space is limited. All are welcome. Please call 203-389-3430 to register.


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.


“Last Will and Embezzlement”

Join us at the Senior Center on Tuesday, March 10th 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. The film is scheduled to be shown at the Senior Center on Tuesday March 10th. On Tuesday, April 14, a follow up gathering with legal representatives and local law enforcement will be at the Senior Center to discuss what senior citizens and their loved ones can do to prevent these crimes. Everyone is invited. Time to be announced.


SUNDAY   MARCH 8     $66.00 per person 2015 American Athletic Conference Women’s

Basketball Tournament “Semi-Final Games” at Mohegan Sun. Bus arrives at Mohegan Sun around noon. First game begins at 5:30 p.m., second game starts at 7:30 p.m. Ticket includes: Transportation, admittance to AAC Semi-Final Games, Food Voucher & Casino Bonus, Driver’s Gratuity. Payment due: 02/06/15. Please make check payable to: Getaway Tours.

WEDNESDAY APRIL 1 $169.00 per person 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. Please make payable to: Getaway Tours.

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 February movies are:

Pat and Mike                        Sweetland                              Gentleman’s Agreement                                 Beowulf

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