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The Center 9/29/17

The Center 9/29/17


From the Director – Jeanette Glicksman

October means seasonal change is once again upon us.  As leaves turn color and fall, and as temperatures steadily cool we have an opportunity to also think about changes people can make around town.  October includes ‘National Make a Difference Day’ – a chance for each of us to consider ways to improve the lives of those around us.

There are many opportunities here at the Center for those who want to be involved.  As we prepare for the November 4th Harvest & Holly Fair we welcome volunteers and community members willing to pitch in.  Please call the Center to sign up or with questions!  “The greatest gift you can give someone is your time.” – Anonymous

September Lunch Menu

Lunch is served Tuesdays and Fridays at the Center Café at 12:15 pm.  The cost is $3 for dine-in meals and $4 for take-out.  Reservations are requested.  Meals include bread, juice, coffee/tea and dessert.  Menu items:  10/3 Stuffed cabbage with potatoes, 10/6 Sausage& peppers over rice, 10/10 Roast beef with gravy and mashed potatoes, 10/13 Flu Clinic:  Chicken enchiladas with bowl of chili, 10/17 Baked stuffed tilapia with rice pilaf, 10/20 Tell-a-Joke day! Chicken stir fry over rice, 10/24 Turkey lasagna with red sauce and garlic bread, 10/31 Halloween party! Chicken caccitore.

New! ‘Coffee at 10:00’ Lecture Series – A bit of breakfast and a bit of knowledge!

October 25      Opiates and Chronic Pain with Seybridge Pharmacy owner Peter Przybylski

November 29  Healthy Diet: herbs, anti-inflammatory foods and immune system boosters with owner of Revive Wellness Center and author of author of Anti-inflammation Diet for Dummies Dr. Artemis Morris

December 20   Genealogy Methodology with Sheila McCreven and Mary Ellen Lucuk

Join us in the Center lounge to whet your curiosity and your appetite, RSVP requested.

Special Programming:

October 3 – Lunch program entertainment with Janey Street, winner of the L.A. Music Critic’s 2017 Icon award, at 12:30 pm.  Lunch begins at 12:15 pm, reservations are requested.

October 9 – Closed Columbus Day

October 11, 25 – Free Classes! 11-12:15 pm, Kripalu Chair Yoga with Woodbridge resident Julie Luciani, a certified yoga instructor and occupational therapist with extensive experience working with seniors to improve strength, range of motion, balance and endurance.  The 12 week class begins November 1 for $50.  Classes include seated exercises, standing balance exercises and simple standing poses using a chair.  Come try it!

October 13 –11:00- 2:30 pm VNA Sponsored Flu Clinic in the Center Lounge.  Please bring all insurance cards with you.  The CDC recommends yearly flu shots.

October 16 – Lunch Bunch!  Join in for lunch with friends at U.S.S. Chowder Pot III in Branford.  Transportation is provided by the Center van or you can meet us there.  Reservations are required.  Cost of the van transportation is $3.00.

October 19,–2-part Series: Social Security 101, 6 pm at the Woodbridge Town Library.  Learn how to maximize your Social Security benefits in this workshop sponsored by Legacy Group LLC and presented by David Cowan.  Please register at http://www.aaaretire or call the Woodbridge Library at 203-389-3434.  David Cowan is an AAA endorsed retirement advisor.  Second Session is Medicare 101 on November 8 at the Center Lounge from 6-7 pm, RSVP to the Center.

October 18– “Fall Ball” sponsored by New England Young at Heart 11 am–3 pm at Aria in Prospect.  Tickets may be purchased at the Woodbridge Center and are $10.00.  Price includes buffet lunch, music, dancing, and raffles.  Please RSVP by October 10th.

October 18– State Senator George Logan’s Senior Health and Wellness Fair 11 am-2 pm at Warsaw Park in Ansonia.  Transportation for Woodbridge residents will be provided at no cost by the Center.  Please call to reserve transportation by October 13.

October 20 – Tell-a-Joke Day!  Come share a laugh during lunch!  Jokes are provided or bring an appropriate one of your own.

October 30 – AARP Safe Driver Training class: 9 am–1 pm in the Center lounge; $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members.  Reservations are required.

October 31 – Halloween Party!  Lunch program entertainment with Larry Batter at 12:30 pm.  Lunch begins at 12:15 pm and reservations are requested.  Come in your favorite costume!

Institute of Learning in Retirement (ILR)

Check out new classes listed at www.ilralbertus.org.  Contact Joan Murphy at 203-314-6352 for information or membership.

Upcoming Trips

November 9 – Westchester Broadway TheaterAnnie Get Your Gun, with music and lyrics by Irving Berlin.  This trip includes transportation, lunch, show and driver’s gratuity for just $102.00.

November 17 – Radio City Christmas Spectacular with lunch at Carmine’s.  Cost of trip includes transportation, lunch, show and gratuity for $198.00pp.

November programming includes the 24th annual Harvest & Holly fair, Chair Yoga, Diabetes prevention, Intergenerational programming, and our Annual Thanksgiving luncheon!

To RSVP or for more information, call 203-389-3430 or email jglicksman@woodbridgect.org.

Ongoing Programming

Stay healthy, meet new friends, and enjoy one of Woodbridge’s best walking locations!  Walk the cornfield loop at the Fitzgerald Property at a moderate or gentle pace.  The walking group will meet at the parking area on Beecher Road and leave promptly Friday mornings at 9:30 am.  To join the group, call the Woodbridge Center at: 203-389-3430 or email Judi Young at: srsocialworker@Woodbridgect.org.

Pickleball:  Meets daily in the Center Gym and for group play Fridays from 12:30-3:30 pm.  Self-scheduled hours are available for those who have paid annual fee of $20. Interested players can make arrangements with other players or use our Doodle scheduling tool and drop in 12:30 pm –2:15 pm Monday thru Thursday.

Exercise with Laurie:  Tuesdays and Thursdays in the Center Café 10 –11 am.  No need to sign up – just pay a drop in fee of $2 and stay for a great workout!  Exercise class includes a combination of strength training, cardio, flexibility and balance.  Please bring your own weights if you have them.

Book Club:  The book club meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month, 11 am at the Library.  The next meeting is October 24th.  This month’s book is News of the World by Paulette Jiles.  New members are always welcome- stop by the library to pick up your copy of the book at the Adult Services desk.

Art Class:  Class begins October 4th and meets Wednesdays 10 am – noon in the Center Café.  The class, taught by local artist Graham Dale, is just $60 and participants are asked to bring their own supplies.  For a list of supplies and to register contact the Center.

Friday Movies:  Following lunch in the Center lounge at approximately 1 pm:  10/6 Wonder Woman,10/13 Megan Leavey, 10/20 Churchill, Favorite Film Friday:  10/27 Airplane!

Ask the Nurse:  1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month 11 am- 12:30 pm, blood pressure screenings, weight and conversation with a registered nurse from VNA Community Healthcare.

Duplicate Bridge:  Mondays, 9:30 am, Center Café.

Bridge:  The Center’s Wednesday bridge group invites new members!  Join the group for a friendly game of cards.  No reservations necessary– just come down to the Center lounge at 1 pm.

Pinochle:  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 1-4 pm, Center lounge.  The group is always looking for new players and is willing to bring rusty players up to speed!

Mah-jong:  Mondays and Fridays, 10 am, Center Building- room 11.

24th Annual Harvest & Holly Fair – Saturday, November 4th, 10 am-2 pm in the Center Gym & Café.  KIDS ZONE!  Enjoy photos with Santa & ornament making, face painting, cookie decorating and kids bake-off competition.  Additionally at the fair:  entertainment, sweet treats bakery, jewelry—vintage & new, treasure chest tag sale, Silent Auction & Take-a-Chance tables, Sunflower Farm items, Craft Group– handmade crochet & knit items, pie & homemade fudge, Friends of the Library table, LuLaRoe clothing, Steeped Tea Organics, Inspirational wall art, handmade lotions & candles, homemade sweet potato dog treats, lighting & energy vendors and Elaine’s Café.  The first 300 attendees will receive either a free U.I. night light or an emergency beacon light and a SnapLight. TechniArt, New England Conservation Services & United Illuminating will be offering services and products at reduced rates.  All attendees will receive a raffle ticket & will be entered into our holiday drawing.  Buy $10.00 of raffle tickets and get $1.00 off ‘Swinging Through the Stacks’ indoor golf at the Woodbridge Library.  This event helps to support the Woodbridge Center’s programming and needs.  To volunteer, donate items, baskets or for details, contact Elaine Marcucio at 203-887-5047 or the Center at 203-389-3430.

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