The Woodbridge Center provides a program of health, recreational, educational, and social activities for residents 55 years of age and older. The Center offers a luncheon program as well as a transportation program. Call us to find out more or sign up to receive our newsletter by mail or email. Please contact us at 203-389-3430 or email@example.com.
Nosh & Knowledge Lecture Series
January 29: Creative Cooking for 1 or 2 with Laurie Van Cleft of Jewish Senior Services of Bridgeport. This lecture is at 10:00 a.m. in The Center cafeteria.
February 26: Medical Marijuana—Unraveling the Mystery with Canna Care Docs Education Center in Milford. Lecture begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Woodbridge Library.
Special Programming, RSVP is required one day prior unless otherwise noted. Please call 203-389-3430 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
January 14: Lunch entertainment at The Center café with Mary Conway begins at 12:15 pm.
January 22: Financial Planning for Retirement presented by David Quast, a Financial Planning Advisor with VALIC Financial Advisors, Inc. at 6 pm at the Woodbridge Library.
January 28: Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau will be commemorated at The Center with a viewing of the documentary Paper Clips at 1 pm in the lounge.
February 4: Celebrate Chinese New Year, the year of the rat, with entertainment at 12:15 pm.
February 4: Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Tuesday through April 14. VITA is a free tax preparation service available to low-income individuals, people who have a disability and those who speak limited English. Call 203-389-3429 for information on required documents and to make an appointment.
February 14: Valentine’s Day lunch party with entertainment by Jim Sheehan at12:15 in The Center café.
February 24: Mini Trip! Spring Wreath making at New England Young at Heart in Oxford. Trip includes transportation, craft materials and lunch. Lunch will be provided by Elim Park Health Care and Rehabilitation in Cheshire. The van leaves The Woodbridge Center at 10 am and returns at 1:30 pm. RSVP by February 19; cost is $20.00.
February 28: Mindfulness with Dr. Jennifer Botwick of the New Haven Naturopathic Center from 6-7 pm in Room 13 in the Woodbridge Center building. This is an educational and fun 6-part series to improve focus, sleep, memory and comfort. Class meets 2/19, 3 /4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1(note no class 2/26). Cost is $25.00.
March 18: Beginning Bridge with Wendy Frieden, 6 weeks-Wednesdays 1-3 pm in Room 13, Center Building. RSVP required along with $75.00 payment by March 11. This course introduces the basics of bridge. Instruction introduces the mechanics of the game and covers bidding, play and defense. Learn a game for a lifetime of enjoyment.
January Lunch Menu
Lunch is served Tuesday and Thursday at The Center café, at 12:15 p.m. Cost is $3 for dine-in meals, $4 for take-out. RSVP is required by noon one day prior. Meals include bread, juice, coffee/tea and dessert. If eating in and taking left-overs to-go, please bring a plastic container with you. Charges for to-go containers are .50 per container.
½ Italian wedding soup, eggplant rollatini, rice pilaf, garlic bread, chocolate pudding, 1/7 Onion soup, cilantro-lime salmon, mashed potato, roasted zucchini, blueberry cobbler, 1/9 Ginger carrot soup, chicken picatta, mashed sweet potato, apple squares, 1/14 Minestrone soup, spaghetti and meatballs, garlic toast, ambrosia, 1/16 Potato leek soup, crab cakes with remoulade sauce, toasted orzo, banana cake, 1/21 Escarole and bean soup, veal bruschetta, baked potatoes, creamy spinach, carrot cake, 1/23 Harvest soup, lemon-rosemary chicken, yams, garlic broccollini, lemon pound cake, 1/28 Split pea soup, fish with lemon and white wine sauce, rice pilaf, steamed carrots, brownie, 1/30 Mushroom bisque, pot roast, mashed potatoes, chopped spinach, chocolate cream pie.
Calling all poker, canasta and spades players—call The Center and share your interest 203-389-3430. The Center will put a group or a game together!
New! Beginning Bridge class with Wendy Frieden, begins March 18, Wednesdays 1-3 pm in Room 13, Center Building. This is a 6-week beginner class for $75, RSVP required by March 11.
T’ai Chi with Bill Banick, Fridays 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. in Room 16 (beginner, intermediate levels). Class will be prorated for those joining late. Current session runs through February 28. This class is designed to increase balance and stability, prevent falls and help manage arthritis. Ten weeks for $50.
Gin Rummy Thursdays, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m., in The Center café, no reservation needed.
Weekly Craft Group meets Thursdays, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., in The Center lounge. All yarn and sewing crafts welcome. No RSVP necessary. Consider donating your unused, clean yarn and circular knitting needles (sizes 6, 7, 8) to The Center.
Yoga for Healthy Aging Class meets Fridays, 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m., in the Center Building, Room 16, with instructor Julie Luciani. Session began 12/6 and runs 12 weeks for $75. Class fee will be prorated if joined late. Class combines seated and standing postures and is safe for all. New session begins March 6.
Mahjong Mondays & Fridays, 10:00 a.m., Center Building, Room 13 for advanced players; Room 11 for beginner and intermediate.
Exercise with Laurie Workout includes a combination of strength training, cardio, flexibility and balance. Bring weights if you have them. Class meets in The Center Building gym on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. No need to sign up—just pay a drop-in fee of $2.
Book Club The book club meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 11:00 a.m. at the Library. The next meeting is January 14 (note 2nd Tuesday). The book will be Miracle Creek by Angie Kim. New members are welcome.
Art Class Class meets each Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., in The Center café. The class is taught by local artist Graham Dale. Next 10-week session begins January 8.
Tuesday Movies Following lunch in The Center lounge at 1:00 p.m. 1/7 The Farewell (PG, 101 min.), 1/14 The Art of Racing in the Rain (PG, 123 min.). 1/21 Judy (PG13, 118 min.), 1/28 Paper Clips (G, 84 minutes).
Thursday Movies Oldies, musicals, classics following lunch in The Center lounge, 1:00 p.m.
Ask the Nurse 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month, 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., blood pressure screenings, weight and conversation with a registered VNA Community Healthcare Nurse in The Center lounge.
Duplicate Bridge Mondays, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in The Center café.
Bridge The Center’s Wednesday bridge group invites new members! Join in for a friendly card game, no reservations—just come to The Center café, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Pinochle Monday, Wednesday or Thursday, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., in The Center lounge. Come any day—the group looks for new players and is willing to bring rusty players up to speed!
Pickleball Meets Monday-Thursday in the Center Building gym for group play, 12:30-2:30 p.m. and Friday, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Paid annual members may arrange playing times with others. Annual membership is $20 for Woodbridge residents and $25 for non-residents and is due in January. Stop by the office to make payment.
- Center members hold some of the holiday cards they made at New England Young at Heart in Oxford during a recent “mini” trip. The trip included a visit to Chrisandra’s Country Store, lunch and card making. A delicious lunch was provided by Elim Park Health Care and Rehabilitation.
- Dottie Malerba and her sister Ann Adamovitch enjoy the festivities during The Center’s recent Intergenerational New Year’s Eve party.