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Woodbridge Center Activities 3/9/18

Woodbridge Center Activities 3/9/18

Volunteer Opportunities At The Woodbridge Center

The Woodbridge Center seeks volunteers to coordinate and assist in the planning and execution of the annual Holiday Fair.  If you are looking for a community service opportunity this annual event needs your attention!

Other volunteer opportunities exist with the lunch program and to help with programming needs in the Center.  Contact us with your availability!

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:  3/9 spinach Alfredo and salad, 3/13 St. Patrick’s Day! Traditional corned beef, cabbage and potato!-$6.00 3/16 tuna or egg salad sandwiches and vegetable soup, 3/20 chicken pot pie and salad, 3/23 baked, stuffed tilapia and Manhattan clam chowder, 3/27 meatloaf with potato and vegetable.

“Coffee at 10:00” Lecture Series – A bit of breakfast and a bit of knowledge!

March 28         Gardening Wisely with the Garden Club of Woodbridge

April 25           Genealogy Methodology with Sheila McCreven and Mary Ellen Lucuk

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

Special Programming:

March 6- April 10:  Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program continues.  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 10.  Call for information on required documents.

March 6:  National Consumer Protection Week Event!  Senior Scams and Safety presented by the Valley Senior Services Council with speaker Tracey Parks, Coordinator of Community Education & Training at BH Care.

March 13:  12:15pm Annual St. Patrick’s Day luncheon with entertainment provided by Pierce Campbell.  Traditional corned beef lunch- $6.00.  RSVP required by March 5.

March 14:  March Madness Dance sponsored by New England Young at Heart (and Coachman Square).  At the JCC of Greater New Haven from 11 am—2 pm.  Buy your tickets today–just $12.00 for lunch, entertainment and transportation!  RSVP deadline March 2.

March 14:  10-11am Living Well with Diabetes or Prediabetes program in Center lounge.  Mary Swansiger, BSN, MPH, Certified Diabetes Educator from Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach and Parish Nursing Dept. will discuss symptoms, risk factors, prevention and treatment.  A multi-week, self-management program or prevention program will be offered following the information session.

March 20:  Intergenerational Program with Beecher Road School Student Council members begins at 11am.  Includes lunch with students.

March 27:  Lunch entertainment with Larry Batter, 12:30pm.  Lunch served 12:15pm.  RSVP.

March 30:  Center closed– Good Friday.

April 3:  Audiology lunch program with Dr. Zelda Shleifer, Au.D., CCC-A, 12:15-12:45pm.  Audiology Screenings 11am -12:15pm and 12:45-2:30pm by appointment.

AARP Safe Driver Training 2018 dates:  March 5, May 14, July 9, September 17, and October 29.  Classes run from 9am-1pm in the Center Lounge.  The classroom course costs only $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers.  Checks should be made payable to AARP and registration is required.  Completion of this 4- hour, one-day course may entitle eligible drivers to a discount on their automobile insurance.

To RSVP or for more information, call 203-389-343 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 daily in the Center Gym for group play, 12:30 – 2:15pm with additional time on Fridays until 3:30pm.  Paid annual members may arrange playing times with other players through the Doodle scheduling tool.  Annual membership is $20.00 with a suggested $5.00 additional donation to the Center.  Equipment is available on a first come, first served basis.

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

Art Class:  New class begins March 7 and meets each Wednesday for ten weeks 10am 12pm in the Center Café.  The class is taught by local artist Graham Dale.  Registration and $60.00 payment is required for this class.  A month-long art exhibit of class members’ work will hang at the Woodbridge Library during the month of May.

Chair Kripalu Yoga:  Meets each Wednesday through May 9 from 12:15 pm in the Center Building, Room 16, with instructor Julie Luciani.  The $50 ten-week fee will be pro-rated for anyone interested in registering.  The classes include seated exercises and simple standing poses using a chair.

Book Club:  The book club meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, 11am at the Woodbridge Town Library.  The next meeting is March 27. This month’s book is The Alice Network by Kate Quinn.  New members are always welcome.

Friday Movies:  Following lunch in the Center lounge at 1pm:  3/9 Lady Bird, 3/16 The Greatest Showman, 3/23 Darkest Hour, Favorite Film Friday 3/30 Easter Parade.

Ask the Nurse –1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month 11am- 12:30pm, 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 1pm.

Pinochle:  Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, 1-4 pm, Center lounge – come any day that works in your schedule!  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.

  1. Woodbridge residents Minnie Criscuolo and Dottie Malerba enjoy the Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras Celebration during lunch at the Woodbridge Center
  2. The Chinese New Year celebration at the Woodbridge Center was part of an Intergenerational program where Amity High School students instructed area residents with a presentation on Chinese culture

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