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Woodbridge Center December Events

Woodbridge Center December Events

Meetinghouse Café remains open through Construction

The Meetinghouse Café located at 4 Meetinghouse Lane on the lower level is open to all ages from 8 am to 2 pm, Monday-Friday, and serves breakfast and lunch.  During the renovation the café remains open for business.  Please call 203-389-3491 to place an order or drop in for a tasty meal!  Additionally, Elaine’s Home Meal Delivery is available – order these meals for yourself, a loved one or a neighbor in need.  The Woodbridge Center is undergoing construction to add an accessible restroom and ramp to the facility to improve service to the community.  During this renovation all activities will continue without interruption.  For more information regarding individual activities, please call The Center: 203-389-3430.

Breakfast at 10 – Lecture Series

November 28

Tips for Healthcare Self Advocacy with Jeanne Hughes, BSN, RN of Seabury Care at Home, Woodbridge Library meeting room

This lecture will include organizing health information and how to compile it, understanding your insurance plan-what is covered and what is not, becoming familiar with your illness or condition, planning ahead-preparing for a medical appointment and what you will need to bring with you, appointment do’s and don’ts, following doctor’s orders and knowing when to get a second opinion.

January 30

Estate Planning and Asset Protection with Guertin and Guertin, LLC—Center lounge.

November, December Lunch Menu

Lunch is served Tuesday and Friday at the First Church of Christ Church, 5 Meetinghouse Lane at 12:15 pm.  Cost is $3/dine-in meals, $4/take-out.  RSVP is required by noon one day prior.  Meals include bread, juice, coffee/tea and dessert. 11/16 Stuffed cabbage and potatoes, 11/20 Lasagna and salad, 11/23 Closed-Thanksgiving holiday, 11/27 Baked stuffed shrimp over rice pilaf, salad and vegetable, 11/30 Garlic chicken with whipped sweet potatoes, 12/4 Meatloaf and Mashed potatoes, 12/7 Holiday Luncheon! Baked, stuffed chicken breast with roasted red potatoes,12/11 Moussaka, 12/14 Chicken cacciatore, 12/18 Stuffed peppers with turkey and quinoa, 12/21 Swedish meatballs over egg noodles,12/25 Closed, 12/28 Baked, stuffed shrimp.

Special Programming

RSVP is required by noon the day before unless otherwise noted.

November 27:  Lunch entertainment with Brian Gillie, begins 12:15 pm.

December 1, Saturday:  Center Art Exhibit & Reception, 1-3:30 pm at the Library.  Join us for wine & hors d’oeuvres.  Exhibit continues throughout December.

December 4 and December 6:  Pickleball for beginners with Fred Butterfield and Les Rosenbaum, 12:30-2:30 pm in the Center Gym.  Equipment provided, please RSVP.

December 6:  Holiday Origami with Dollars! 10 am in room 11 of the Center Building, 4 Meetinghouse Lane.  Free lesson teaches a unique way to give monetary gifts for Hanukkah or Christmas!  Make a 3D origami heart, star or wreath out of your own crisp $1, $5 or $10 bills for grandchildren, adult kids, someone you love!  Warm beverage & cookies will be served.  You provide the crisp dollar bills!  Call to reserve your spot 203-389-3430 by 12/4/18.  This is a fun way to give cash gifts!

December 7:  Annual Holiday Luncheon sponsored by the Woodbridge Rotary Club.  Lunch will be served at 12:15pm.  Entertainment by Paula Pettinella.  There is no cost for this luncheon but reservations are required by November 30.

December 25 – Closed Christmas Day

December 28:  New Year’s Party with Paul Schlein, begins at 12:15.  RSVP required.

January 9:  Diabetes Prevention Program on-going Wednesdays from10-11 am in the Center Lounge.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – led National Diabetes Prevention Program can help you make a change for life!  This program will help you learn how to change your lifestyle to prevent type 2 diabetes.  Groups meet for 16 weekly sessions and 6 monthly follow-up sessions with a trained lifestyle coach.  There is no cost associated with this program but you must register.  This program costs $500 at other facilities!  This course is sponsored by Griffin Hospital, Area Agency on Aging.

February 5:  Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) 9 am – 12 pm, Tuesdays through April 9.  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, 9 am noon, through April 11.  Call for information on required documents and to make an appointment.

CHOICES Counselors Available

Medicare’s Open Enrollment period runs from October 1 to December 7.  The Town of Woodbridge has certified CHOICES Counselors available to provide counseling and information on topics such as Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicare HMO’s, Long-Term Care Insurance and other state and federal benefit programs.  Please contact Mary Ellen LaRocca or Judi Young for an appointment at (203)389-3429.

On-Going Programming

Calling all knitters and crocheters as well as poker, canasta and spades players!  Call the Center and let us know you are interested and we’ll put a group or a game together!

Poker on Tuesdays, 1-3:30 pm join in for a friendly game of poker in the Center Building, Room11. Call for details.

Art Class:  Meets each Wednesday, 10 am 12 pm, in the Center Building., room 11.  The class is taught by local artist Graham Dale.  Call to register for the ten-week class—$60.  Class is pro-rated for those joining late.

Tai Chi with Instructor Gabriella Connolly, R.N. Wednesdays, 10-11 am and 11 am – 12 pm, 9/26-12/12.

Bocce:  Begins again in AprilTuesdays 11 am – 12 pm at the Bocce court in the picnic grove behind the Old Firehouse.

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, 1011 am.  No need to sign up—just pay a drop-in fee of $2.

Book Club: T he book club meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, 11 am at the Woodbridge Town Library.  The next meeting is November 27.  This month’s book is Library at the Edge of the World by Felicity Hayes-McCoy.  New members are welcome.

Friday Movies:  Following lunch in the Woodbridge Library Meeting Room at 1 pm:  11/16 BlackKKlansman, 11/23 Closed, 11/30 Favorite Film Friday:  Dr. No., 12/7: Puzzle, 12/14: Colette, 12/21: Crazy Rich Asians, 12/28 Favorite Film Friday:  Victor Victoria.

Ask the Nurse:  1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 11 am – 12:30 pm in the lounge at the Congregational Church Parish House, 5 Meetinghouse Lane-blood pressure screenings, weight and conversation with a registered VNA Community Healthcare Nurse.

Duplicate Bridge:  Mondays, 9 am, in the Center Gym.

Bridge:  The Center’s Wednesday bridge group invites new members!  Join the group for a friendly card game.  No reservations necessary—just come to the Center Building, Room 11.

Pinochle:  Meets Mondays and Thursdays in the Center Building.  From 1-4 pm and meets Wednesdays, 1:30-4 pm, in the Town library, meeting room.  Come any day—the group looks for new players and is willing to bring rusty players up to speed!

Yoga for Healthy Aging:  New 12 session class begins November 30- please register- meets Fridays, from 11:45 am -1 pm in the Center Building, Room 16, with instructor Julie Luciani.  Class combines seated and standing postures and is safe for all.  Reserve your spot—12 sessions for $75.

Mah-jong: Monday & Friday, 10 am, Center Building, Room 11.

Pickleball:  Meets Monday-Thursday, 12:30-2:30 pm and Friday, 12:30-3:30 pm in the Center gym for group play.  Paid annual members may arrange playing times with other players through the Doodle scheduling tool.  Annual membership is $20 with a suggested $5 additional donation.  Equipment is available on a first come, first served basis.


  1. The Woodbridge Center’s trip to Fascia’s Chocolate Factory in Waterbury yielded many delicious treats!  Fascia’s provided a great history of chocolate as well as step by step instruction of the process of making chocolate from the Cacao tree to truffles, caramels and creams.  Each visitor made their own chocolate bar and had the chance to try an assortment of samples.
  2. Children from the Orange Community Nursery School sang Halloween songs to members of the Woodbridge Center during the annual Halloween party at the First Church of Christ of Woodbridge

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