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The Woodbridge Center – 10/30/2020

Call 203-389-3430 or email kmoriarty@woodbridgect.org for information and registration for all programming.

Halloween Drive-Thru Trick Or Treating!

In collaboration with the Library on Friday, October 30 from 11:30 am – 1 pm all ages may drive by The Center and the Library to get treats!  Costumes are encouraged; masks are required; treats available for first 100 cars.

The Craft group will move indoors to the café beginning Thursday, November 5 from 9:30-11:30 am.  Exterior building doors will remain locked.  Please RSVP for this group to gain access.  Masks must be worn at all times; physical distance will be maintained and a health screening will be provided.  Space is limited.

Art Class with Graham Dale will also move indoors beginning January 6 and will meet Wednesdays from 10 am-12 pm for 10 weeks.  Fee for this class is $60.00.  Space is limited, masks will be required as well as physical distance and health screenings.

The Thanksgiving drive-thru luncheon will be held November 12 from 12-1 pm.  Those 60+ may RSVP by November 5 to get a delicious, traditional holiday meal by Lasse’s Caterers.  Many thanks to Coachman Square, the Woodbridge Police Union, The Linden and Bailey, Moore, Schaefer, Glazer, and Proto, LLC for their generous sponsorship of this event.  Please wear your mask when picking up your meal.

The Holiday Luncheon will be held on December 8 from 12-1 pm.  Woodbridge residents 60+ may RSVP for this drive-thru event by December 2.  This annual event is generously sponsored by the Rotary Club and catered by Lasse’s Caterers.  Space is limited.  Please wear your mask when picking up your meal.

Transportation for medical appointments and local shopping is available for those 60+ or disabled Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm (with some limited exceptions).  Call to arrange transportation for all.  Transportation for grocery shopping and pharmacy pick-up is also available.  For safety reasons, masks are required, temperatures will be taken.  Please know the vehicle is cleaned between each use.

Meals:  Seniors may reserve frozen meals ($5/meal) by noon on Monday for delivery to your home on Tuesday.  Minimum order of two lunches please.

Email address: Want to receive weekly updates from The Center?  Call or email us with your email address.

Human Services:  Call 203-389-3429 for information.  The Human Services Department social worker, Judi Young, is available to those in need of assistance due to isolation and other issues associated with long-term quarantine and social distancing.

Holiday Baskets, Toys & Fuel:  Woodbridge residents may call for an appointment to apply for CT Energy Assistance program administered by TEAM Inc.  Income eligibility requirements must be met.  Call social worker Judi Young at 203-389-3429.  Residents may also apply for the Toys for Kids program and Holiday Basket program.  Sponsors are needed to participate in the Adopt-A-Family program to provide holiday food baskets to families in need for the December holidays.  To adopt a family, contact the Human Services Dept. at 203-389-3429.

Food Pantry:  Woodbridge Human Services is available to assist seniors and families in need with non-perishable food items from the food pantry as well as gift cards to Stop & Shop for perishable items.  To view items currently in need you can download a new app for your iPhone.  Ethan Lavi, of Woodbridge, recently completed an Eagle Scout project by developing Pantry Angels, an app designed to provide updated needs for local pantries.  Once you download the app, select Woodbridge Town Food Pantry to view the updated list.

Donations:  Monetary donations and gift cards are appreciated.  Donations of canned fruit, Parmalat milk, coffee, tea, cereal (hot & cold), tuna, canned chicken, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, cookies, snack foods, baking mixes, oil, bar soap, toilet paper, paper towels and other non-perishable items are welcome.  Please make sure all items are not expired.  Call 203-389-3429 to arrange a no-contact drop-off appointment.

Masks:  Woodbridge residents may call to arrange pick-up or delivery of a cloth mask.  Volunteers making masks are invited to contact Woodbridge Human Services to donate.

Emergency Call List:  Prepare for storms by stocking up on water, canned goods and batteries.  Residents can call the Human Services Department to be added to the Emergency Call List.  For those who are elderly, have a health issue, are disabled or know someone who falls into these categories, please sign up for the Human Services’ Emergency Call List.  During emergencies, the department calls listed residents to ensure they are safe and to offer help as needed.  To be added to the list, please call 203-389-3429.

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