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The Woodbridge Center – March 2022

The Woodbridge Center – March 2022

Are you over 55 years old? Contact The Woodbridge Center:  Call 203-389-3430 or email kmoriarty@woodbridgect.org for information on all programming.  Pre-registration is required for all programming and events.

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COVID Update at The Center:  All in-person programming (except meals) is back at The Center!  Masks will be required for all Center programs until the COVID positivity rate for Woodbridge is in the yellow zone for three consecutive weeks.

Drive-thru lunches:  St. Patrick’s Day Drive-thru Luncheon:  A reminder if you have registered, the St. Patrick’s Day Drive-thru lunch, sponsored by Coachman Square at Woodbridge and the Holli Shanbrom Team – Coldwell Banker Real Estate, will be on Thursday, March 17 from 12-1 pm.

Spring Drive-thru Luncheon for those over 60 years of age:  Celebrate spring at the Spring Drive-thru Luncheon on April 14 from 12-1 pm.  Lunch includes:  choice of curry chicken salad with mango chutney or seafood salad sandwich, ancient grain salad, and pineapple upside down cake for dessert.  This drive-thru is generously sponsored by the law firm of Resnik and Resnik and The Linden at Woodbridge.  No charge.  Please RSVP by April 7.

Upcoming events/programs:

New! Indoor Cornhole:  Sign-up today to participate in this part skill, part luck, all fun activity!  Toss a beanbag onto the slanted board get 1 point, in the hole- you get 3 points.  This is a game everyone can play!  All levels are welcome.  Every Wednesday, 10 am – 11:30 am in the Center Building gym beginning April 1.  Call to register: 203-389-3430.

The American Armchair Adventure – National Park Series:  This in-person monthly series, sponsored by Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, will take you to 6 National Parks in 6 months.  Each month you will “travel” to one of the most breathtaking parks in the United States.  Enjoy simulated tours, interactive discussions, trivia, local cuisine, and more.  Preregistration is required for this adventure that will meet the 2nd Friday of each month beginning March 11, with a “trip” to Yellowstone National Park, from 11am – 12pm in the Woodbridge Library’s meeting room.  RSVP required.

Other adventures include:  Yosemite – April 8, Glacier National Park – May 13, Grand Canyon – June 10, Zion – July 8, and Grand Teton – August 12.

Free In-person Virtual Art Tour Series viewing co-hosted with the Woodbridge Town Library:  Experience art history via the oldest public art museum in the U.S.  Come view the Wadsworth Virtual Art Tour series.  Each tour will feature a different docent led theme.  Preregistration is required.  Please call 203-389-3430 to sign up.  The series includes:

3/16/2022 @ 1 pm:  Women Artists : A Women’s History Month Spotlight (in the library’s meeting room);

4/6/2022 @ 7 pm:  Milton Avery:  A Special Exhibit (in the Center Building, room 16);

5/11/2022 @ 1 pm:  Impressionists (in the library’s meeting room).

Tag sale:  It’s time to gather your unwanted items and turn them into cash!  On April 23, from 10 am to 1 pm, as part of the Town’s Earth Day Celebration, The Center will host a tag sale in the Grove.  There is a fee of $10 for each space which includes one, six-foot table.  Space is limited, call 203-389-3430 to reserve your spot.

Exercise

Not sure if a class session is right for you?  Try a complimentary class first!

Aerobics Class with Laura Richling:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 am, in the Center Building gym.  Come enjoy a complete cardio and strength training workout to a variety of music.  Bring your own 1- or 2-pound hand weights, if you have them, to use during the class.  There is a $3 fee paid at the beginning of each class.

Pickleball:  Monday through Friday, 12:30-3:30 pm, in the Center Building gym.  New players please call to register.  All levels are welcome.  Call for more information.  There is an annual fee of $20 for residents, $25 for non-residents.

Zumba Gold with Amanda Aranzullo:  Fridays, 9:30-10:15 am, in the Center Building gym.  Who says exercise can’t be fun?  This fun “dance party” focuses on all elements of cardiovascular health, muscular conditioning, flexibility, and balance.  No prior Zumba experience required.  The fee is $30 for a 6-week session.  Join anytime – current session will be pro-rated.  Please call to register.

Hobbies/Social

Bridge:  Wednesdays and Fridays, 1-4 pm in The Center café.

Computer lab is open Monday – Friday, 10 am – 2 pm.  Two-person limit in computer lab.  Printing is available (first 5 pages free).  Preregistration is required.

Craft Group:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am – 12 pm, in The Center café.  Bring your current knitting, crocheting, or needlepoint project to work on while enjoying a lovely time socializing.

Painting for Pleasure with Carole Abbate:  Mondays, 10 am – 12 pm, in The Center café.  You will find joy in creating your own paintings as Carole helps inspire beginners to intermediates.  Paint the subject of your choice with acrylics or watercolors-bring in a postcard or photo for inspiration.  Join anytime for this 6-week, $36 class, prorated for midsession.  Sessions run consecutively.

Pinochle:  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 1:30-4 pm, the Center Building, room 16.

Services offered (for Woodbridge residents only):

Tech Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:45-4:15 pm:  Need some help navigating your computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone?  Not sure where to start?  Want to know more about what features you aren’t using?  Call 203-389-3430 to sign-up for a 1:1 session in The Center’s computer lab with patient, knowledgeable, Amity High School student volunteers.  No fee.

Transportation for medical appointments is available for those age 60+ or with a long-term or short-term disability, Monday – Friday from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with limited exceptions.  Transportation for grocery shopping, local banking, and pharmacy pick-up is also available.  Call to arrange car or wheelchair accessible van transportation.  Vehicles are cleaned between each use.  Masks are required.

Meals:  Healthy, well balanced, flash frozen meals for $5.25/meal are available.  Order by noon on Monday for delivery to your home on Tuesday.  Choose from a wide variety of options including chicken parmesan, lemon dill cod, eggplant rollatini, beef pot roast, vegetable frittata, and fresh Cobb salad with grilled chicken breast.  Meals include a roll, fresh fruit, and dessert.  Two-meal minimum.  See website (https://woodbridgect.org/541/Lunch-Meal-Programs) for a complete list of offerings.

Frozen soups are available for $1.50 per 10 oz. container.  Varieties include:  Italian wedding, beef orzo, minestrone, harvest vegetable, chicken noodle, and many more.  Call 203-389-3430 to place your order.

Friendly Visitor Program:  Call Judi Young, Senior Social Worker, at 203-389-3429, to arrange for a friendly visitor.

Medical Loan Closet:  Durable medical equipment is available for lending including walkers, wheelchairs, knee rollers, shower chairs, and more.  Call for details.

Job Bank:  Residents may call Nancy Pfund, Youth Services, at 203-389-3429, to hire a student worker.  Schedule now for spring cleanup and more.

  1. Coachman Square’s Carol Davino assists The Center at the February drive-thru luncheon.  Coachman Square at Woodbridge and Opal Stork Home Care generously sponsored this event with Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care providing fun Chinese New Year kits.  The highlight were the Valentines, handmade by youths in the community, that were provided by Youth Services and distributed to each of the 95 attendees.
  2. Participants of Laura Richling’s aerobics class enjoy an upbeat, fun workout.  Coachman Square’s generous donation enabled all aerobics class participants to enjoy classes at no charge in recognition of February’s Heart Health Month.
  3. Pickleball players enjoy playing together again at The Center

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