The Woodbridge Senior Center will have a new director starting on Monday June 27. Woodbridge resident Jeanette Glicksman will fill the position to replace Lee Canning who is retiring after nearly 35 years.
The Senior Center offers a healthy hot lunch on Tuesdays and Fridays and provides educational, cultural and entertainment programming such as AARP driver safety classes, pinochle games, a billiards table, a computer lab and computer classes, a book club, exercise classes and day trips, including to Broadway shows.
“Lee Canning’s warm smile and friendly nature have welcomed Woodbridge seniors for nearly three decades, and we will miss her,” said First Selectman Ellen Scalettar. “I am delighted that we have found just the right person to fill her shoes. Jeanette will provide both continuity and innovation and she will bring high energy into this important role.”
“The Woodbridge Senior Center provides important programs, activities, and referrals to help keep older residents informed, engaged, and connected,” Glicksman said. “I’m grateful for this new opportunity to interact with the town’s vibrant community of seniors. After helping out for years I look forward to this expanded role. The entire community reaps benefits from a vibrant center focusing on wellness as well as social and intellectual enrichment.”
“The Human Services Commission is working to make the Senior Center appealing to a broad range of folks, including those from 60 to 116,” said Sharon Bender, Chair of the Human Services Commission. “We are excited to have a young and energetic director bring new ideas to help us achieve that goal. To that end, please join us for a pickle ball demonstration in the Center School Gym on July 26 at 10 am!”
Glicksman currently holds a part-time position with the Town of Woodbridge as the Youth Services program coordinator. She is also the Democratic Registrar of Voters. Glicksman will resign both positions.