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Woodbridge Center 1/12/18

Woodbridge Center 1/12/18

STORM CLOSINGS – If the weather is inclement or questionable, tune into Channel 3 (WFSB) or News Channel 8 (WTNH) for Woodbridge Center closings.  If the Woodbridge School system has a weather related closing then all activities and programming – including transportation and lunch – is cancelled at the Center.

January, February Lunch Menu

Lunch is served Tuesdays and Fridays at the Center Café at 12:15 pm.  The cost is $3 for dine-in meals and $4 for take-out.  Reservations are requested.  Meals include bread, juice, coffee/tea and dessert.  Menu items:  1/12 kielbasa, cabbage and baked noodles, 1/16 roast beef, mashed potatoes and vegetable, 1/19 moussaka (eggplant casserole), 1/23 meatballs and manicotti, 1/26 assorted sandwiches and soup, 1/30 shrimp stir-fry, 2/2 quiche and soup, 2/6 chicken burrito with black bean soup, 2/9 lasagna and salad, 2/13 Valentine’s Day & Fat Tuesday! pulled pork with beans, cold slaw, corn bread and king cakes! 2/16 Chinese New Year! General Tso’s chicken with rice and egg roll, 2/20 Muffin Mania! Muffin tin meatloaf, corn bread and dessert, 2/23 clam chowder and tuna sandwich, 2/27 cavatelli with broccoli and sausage.

“Coffee At 10:00” Lecture Series – A Bit Of Breakfast And A Bit Of Knowledge!

January 24       Marijuana as Medicine with Southern CT Wellness & Healing Center

February 28     Getting your House Ready for Sale with Realtors Pat Cardozo, Holli Shanbrom and Debbie Schlegel

March 28         Gardening Wisely with the Garden Club of Woodbridge

Join us in the Center lounge to whet your curiosity and your appetite, RSVP requested.

Special Programming:

January 16 12:30 Gait and Balance Program with Family Care Visiting Nurse Home Care Agency.  Lunch begins at 12:15 pm, reservations are preferred.

January 23 Tea Party with New England Young at Heart, 1-2 pm in café.  Join us for an informational program about health benefits of organic teas.  Scones and biscotti will be served.  The class is $2.00-please reserve your spot.

January 30 – Lunch program entertainment with Katie Devlin at 12:30 pm.  Lunch begins at 12:15 pm, reservations are requested.

February 6 Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program begins.  VITA is a free tax preparation service available to low-income individuals, people who have a disability, and those who speak limited English.  Appointments are made through Human Services and the Woodbridge Center and are available Tuesdays from 9-12 through April 11.  Call for information on required documents.

February 13 Valentine’s Day & Fat Tuesday!  Lunch program entertainment with Paula Pettinella at 12:30 pm.  Lunch begins at 12:15 pm, reservations are requested.

February 20 – 11 am-12 pm; Presentation by Anthem Blue Cross/Blue Shield on ‘Dual Need Plan’ for those eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid programs.  Learn more about no cost assistance with vision, hearing, dental and other preventative care including Silver Sneakers and the ‘Over the Counter Card’ provisions.

February 27 – Lunch program entertainment with John Paolillo at 12:30 pm.  Lunch begins at 12:15 pm, reservations are requested.

To RSVP or for more information, call 203-389-3430 or email jglicksman@woodbridgect.org

Ongoing Programming:

The Woodbridge Center provides a program of health, wellness, recreation, education, arts and social activities for residents 60 years of age and older.  The Center offers a wide range of programming including a luncheon program and a transportation program.  Please contact us at 203-389-3430 or at jglicksman@woodbridgect.org for information and questions regarding the Center’s programming.

Pickleball:  Meets Fridays in the Center Gym for group play from 12:30-3:30 pm.  Self-scheduled hours are available for those who have paid annual fee of $20.  Interested players can make arrangements with other players or use our Doodle scheduling tool and drop in daily from 12:30 pm –2:15 pm Monday thru Thursday.

Exercise with Laurie:  Workout includes a combination of strength training, cardio, flexibility and balance.  Bring your own weights if you have them.  Class is at the Center Café, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 – 11 am.  No need to sign up just pay a drop in fee of $2 and stay for a great workout!

Kripalu Chair Yoga with Julie Luciani:  Wednesdays at 11 am in the Center Gym.  Classes include seated exercises, standing balance exercises and simple standing poses using a chair.

Book Club:  The next meeting is January 23.  This month’s book is Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan.  New members are always welcome- stop by the library to pick up your copy of the book at the Adult Services desk.

Friday Movies:  Following lunch in the Center lounge at approximately 1 pm:  1/18 Victoria and Abdul, Favorite Film Friday 1/26 Meet Me In St. Louis, 2/2 Battle of the Sexes, 2/9 Stronger, 2/16 Home Again, Favorite Film Friday 2/23 Lincoln

Ask the Nurse:  1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month 11 am- 12:30 pm, blood pressure screenings, weight and conversation with a registered nurse from VNA Community Healthcare.

Duplicate Bridge:  Mondays, 9:30 am, Center Café.

Bridge:  The Center’s Wednesday bridge group invites new members!  Join the group for a friendly game of cards.  No reservations necessary– just come down to the Center lounge at 1 pm.

Pinochle:  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 1-4 pm, Center lounge.  The group is always looking for new players and is willing to bring rusty players up to speed!

Mah-jong:  Mondays and Fridays, 10 am, Center Building- room 11.

Pictured:

  1. Courtney Huggins, RD prepares a crust-less holiday dessert during the Healthy Holiday Cooking Demonstration at the Woodbridge Center sponsored by ShopRite.
  2. Woodbridge resident Alene Kelly enjoys the New Year’s celebration at the Woodbridge Center. 

From the Director – Jeanette Glicksman

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