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The Woodbridge Center – October 2020

The Woodbridge Center – October 2020

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Flu Clinics

The Woodbridge Center will host a drive-thru Flu Clinic provided by VNA Community Healthcare on October 20 from 11 am – 2 pm, by appointment only.  Contact https://connecticuthomecare.org/flu/ or call 866-474-5230 for reservations.  Call for information on accepted insurance or if self-paying, cost is $46.  The drive-thru will be in front of the Senior Center/Gym entrance.  The second clinic, on October 26, will be hosted by Orange VNA under the white canopy on the Library lawn from 12-2 pm.  Reservations are required; please call 203-891-4752 for information on accepted insurance and appointments.

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 people.

Access To Absentee Voting

Transportation may be arranged for Woodbridge seniors or disabled residents to return both absentee ballot applications and absentee ballots to the ballot box outside Town Hall prior to Election Day.

Outdoor Classes

Call to RSVP as space is limited.  In case of rain, all outdoor activities are cancelled.

Exercise with Laurie meets at 10 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Bocce court.  Class has a $2 drop in fee.

Targeted Strength Training with Michele Tenney meets 4 weeks in October; 9-10 am on Wednesdays.  RSVP is required and class fee is $5 per class.

Craft group meets from 9:30 -11:30 am at the white canopy (just off the Library’s side parking lot).  An instructor is available as needed.  Wear a mask and bring a chair cushion or your own lawn chair for additional comfort.

Art Class with Graham Dale meets outside under the white canopy with easels, masks, and social distance.  The class runs through October 14 with rain date of October 21, Wednesdays from 10 am -12 pm.  Fee for this class is $5.00 per class.

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.  For safety reasons, masks are required, a health screening will be completed, 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.

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.

Scouts Collect For The Food Pantry

On Saturday, October 24 the Woodbridge Boy Scout Troop 63, along with help from Troop 907, will be collecting food and hygiene products to benefit the Woodbridge Food Pantry.  Donations should be placed in a bag and left by your mailbox.  Bags should be outside by 9 am and will be picked up by noon the same day.  The Woodbridge Food Pantry can benefit from canned chicken, canned fruits, pasta sauce, canned stews, rice, instant potatoes, peanut butter, jams, breakfast cereal, snacks, coffee, detergent and personal hygiene care products.  Please, no expired items, no perishables, and no glass containers.  For additional information, please contact Human Services at 203 -389 -3429.

Holiday Baskets, Toys & Fuel

Woodbridge Human Services is accepting applications through October 30 for holiday food baskets.  In addition, families may apply for the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program and Toys for Kids Program Inc., both administered by TEAM Inc.  Residents can call 203-389-3429 for eligibility guidelines and an appointment to apply for a holiday basket, toys, or fuel assistance.  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, please contact the Human Services Department 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.  Please call to speak with a member of the staff.

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.  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.

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.

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

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