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Woodbridge Center Events: 2/9/2018

Woodbridge Center Events: 2/9/2018

Woodbridge Center Transportation Program

This program provides transportation to Woodbridge residents only, weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Any resident of Woodbridge who is 60 years or older, or permanently or temporarily disabled may schedule transportation on a first-come, first-served basis.  For more information with regard to making reservations and contributions, call 203-389-3430 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, weekdays.  Transportation to medical appointments is available to the following towns:  Woodbridge, Ansonia, Bethany, Derby, Hamden, New Haven, Orange, Seymour, Shelton, Branford, East Haven, Milford, North Haven, Wallingford, and West Haven.  Transportation for grocery shopping, banking and pharmacy needs is available on Wednesdays and transportation to the Woodbridge Center’s activities is available daily.  Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance of all appointments.

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:  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 Begins! Sweet and sour shrimp over rice with egg roll, 2/20 Muffin Mania! Muffin tin meatloaf, corn bread and cupcakes, 2/23 clam chowder and tuna sandwich, 2/27 cavatelli with broccoli and sausage, 3/2 Chinese New Year Ends! shrimp stir fry, homemade dumplings, ginger ice cream with fortune cookies.

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

Representatives from Southern Connecticut Wellness and Healing Center in Milford speak at the Woodbridge Center during the Coffee at 10:00 Lecture Series.  The topic of the January lecture was Marijuana as Medicine; join us February 28th for ‘Getting your House Ready for Sale’ with Realtors Holli Shanbrom and Debbie Schlegel.

February 28 – Getting your House Ready for Sale with Realtors Holli Shanbrom and Debbie Schlegel

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:

February 6 – April 10:  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 10.  Call for information on required documents.

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

February 14:  Free Valentine’s Kripalu Chair Yoga class with Julie Luciani, Center Building, room 16.  Call to reserve a spot.

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 20:  National Muffin Day!  Enjoy all things from a muffin tin– meatloaf, corn bread, cupcakes!  Lunch begins at 12:15 pm, reservations are requested.

February 22:  Trip!  CT Flower Show in Hartford with Lunch at Dakota¹s.  Call to reserve your spot today!

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

February 28:  2:45 pm Team Tech Day in the meeting room at the Woodbridge Library.  Bring any devise and any question – the free session is taught by Amity High School students.  Please RSVP.

Mach. 2:  Chinese New Year Celebration!  Join us as we celebrate the Year of the Dog with a dumpling cooking demonstration at 12pm with Tina Yao and guest speaker Nancy Yao Maasbach.  Lunch begins at 12:15 pm, reservations are requested.

March 4: Trip!  AAC Women’s Basketball Semi-Finals at Mohegan Sun Arena.

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:  12:15 pm 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.

AARP Safe Driver Training 2018 dates:  March 5, May 14, July 9, September 17, and October 29.  Classes run from 9 am-1 pm 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 203-389-3430 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.

Members of the Pickleball group take a break between games in the gym at the Center building. 

Pickleball:  Meets daily in the Center Gym for group play, 12:30 – 2:15 pm 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 – 11 am.  No need to sign up just pay a drop in fee of $2 and stay for a great workout!

Art Class:  New class begins February 28 and meets each Wednesday for ten weeks 10 am 12 pm 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 Wednesdays from 1– 2:15 pm in the Room 16, Center Building with instructor Julie Luciani.  New class starts February 14 – May 9.  Register for class and pay $50 fee for 10 weeks (plus 1 free trial week).  The classes include seated exercises, and simple standing poses using a chair.

Book Club:  The book club meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, 11 am at the Woodbridge Town Library.  The next meeting is February 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 1 pm:  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 – 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.

From the Director – Jeanette Glicksman


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