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The Woodbridge Center: 12/11/20

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

Statewide Senior Center Virtual Holiday Bash on December 18 from 1 to 2:30 pm featuring VIP greetings from around the state, seasonal music, ballroom dancing performances, and holiday vignettes celebrating diverse cultures and traditions.  Please use this link to register: https://cthealthyliving.org/events/statewide-senior-center-holiday-bash/ or contact the Woodbridge Center and we will help you register.

Drive-Thru Holidays Party:  Come on Ground Hog Day, February 2 from 12-1 pm, to celebrate a ‘Super Mask-car-ade New Year Party with Love’.  This drive-thru event celebrates the super bowl, Mardi Gras, Chinese New Year, and Valentine’s Day.  RSVP for this special winter pick-me-up including soup and chocolate by 1/15.  This free event is open to all Woodbridge residents 60+.

Zoom Exercise:  Sign up for a weekly Targeted Strength Training zoom class.  This 8-week class began December 7, on Mondays, 9 – 10 am.  The fee of $35.00 may be mailed or dropped off to The Woodbridge Center.  Each week you’ll be provided with an email link for access to the next class.  You can join this class in progress as detailed instructions are provided.  Call to register.

Exercise with Laurie continues to run on GATV channel 79 on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 10 am.  Enjoy a great workout from the comfort of your home!

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, and 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.

Safe Driver classes:  An online version of this AARP class is available with a 25% discount through March.  Go to www.aarpdriversafety.org and use promo code DRIVINGSKILLS to receive a discount on the rate.

Email address:  Want to receive 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.

Thanks to the many Woodbridge businesses, families, individuals and organizations who donated to the Holiday Basket program, the Woodbridge Food & Fuel Fund, and The Woodbridge Center.  This coalition of community came together to create holiday cheer for so many of our Woodbridge neighbors.

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.

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.  Check out Pantry Angels, an app designed by Ethan Lavi to provide up to date 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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