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Woodbridge Center Happenings 7/27/18

Woodbridge Center Happenings 7/27/18

Save the Date!  Living Treasure Awards Dinner October 3, 2018

Woodbridge Human Services will host the Living Treasure Award Ceremony and Dinner from 5:30 to 8:30 pm.—at the Center building.  Nominations will be accepted until August 10th.  Nomination forms may be found at The Woodbridge Center, at Woodbridge Human Services or can be downloaded from the Woodbridge Center’s page at the Town website www.woodbridgect.org.  The deadline for nominations is August 10th.

Nominees must demonstrate positive actions to improve the quality of life for residents and have contributed time to enhance the community as a whole.  This person must have performed this work as an unpaid volunteer.  Additionally, nominees must be current residents of Woodbridge, 60 years of age or older.

There will be a silent auction, a program, dinner and entertainment.  Tickets for this wonderful evening are just $35.00 and are available at the Woodbridge Human Services office – 4 Meetinghouse Lane – 203-389-3429.  Donations of silent auction items, purchase of ads in the program book and table sponsorships are available by calling the Woodbridge Center at 203-389-3430 or emailing jglicksman@woodbridgect.org.

New Services!

New Meetinghouse Café opens August 1

Ever in the Center of town looking for a quick and delicious bite?  Look no further than the new Meetinghouse Café located at 4 Meetinghouse Lane on the lower level.  The café is open from 8 am to 2:00 pm Monday through Friday and has everything from muffins and coffee to sandwiches, salads, soups, cookies and beverages served at market prices.  Although the café is in The Woodbridge Center, all ages are welcome to come and enjoy.  For menu choices and prices, please see the Town’s website or come in and check out the menu!

Additionally, our vendor, Elaine Marcucio and New England Young at Heart, now offers Elaine’s Home Meal Delivery, a five day per week home meal delivery program bringing hot meals directly to you or a family member.  Please call 203-887-5047 or 203-389-3491 or visit http://www.neyoungatheart.com for more information on menus, prices and directions on how to order meals.

Continuing Services:

Our 2-day per week hot, nutritious meal program will continue on Tuesdays and Fridays with no interruption.  The cost will remain $3.00 for eat-in meals and $4.00 for take-out meals.  The menu for our 2-day per week nutritious meal program is available at The Woodbridge Center’s website at http://www.woodbridgect.org/234/Senior-Center and in the Woodbridge Town News.

Changes To Our Services:

Please note that all reservations and cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance.  Please call 203-389-3430 or email jglicksman@woodbridgect.org.  If you make a reservation and do not attend, you will be charged the $3.00 fee for eat-in meals and $4.00 for take-out meals.  If you do not have a reservation for the nutritious meal program, food will be available for purchase from the Meetinghouse Café.

Living Well with Diabetes or Prediabetes

Do you have diabetes or are you trying to prevent it?  Come for an information session with Mary Swansiger, BSN, MPH, from Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach and Parish Nursing Department, on Wednesday, September 26 from 10-11 am in the Center lounge.  According to the American Diabetes Association 50% of people over 65 in the U.S. have prediabetes, but most are unaware and nearly 27% of people in the U.S. have Diabetes.  Learn about risk factors, treatment options and prevention.  Ongoing disease prevention or management programs such as the CDC Prevent T2 Diabetes Program, the Diabetes Self- Management Workshop as well as the Chronic Disease Self-Management Workshop will be offered if enough participation.  Contact The Woodbridge Center for more info and to RSVP.

August 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 and cancellations are required with at least 24 hours’ notice.  Meals include bread, juice, coffee/tea and dessert.  Menu items:  8/3 Grilled skewered shrimp, 8/7 Free community BBQ- sponsored by Coachman Square, 8/10 Stuffed red peppers with mashed potatoes, 8/14 Closed –Primary Election, 8/17 Baked, stuffed homegrown zucchini over rice, 8/21 Luau! Coconut chicken and pineapple pork with rice, 8/24 Lasagna and salad, 8/28 Roast beef dinner, 8/31 Turkey pot pie.

Special Programming:

Events are held at The Woodbridge Center unless otherwise noted.  To RSVP or for more information, call 203-389-3430 or email jglicksman@woodbridgect.org.

RSVP is required one day prior for all events unless otherwise noted

August 7:  Everyone’s invited!  Second annual BBQ hosted by Coachman Square at Woodbridge from 12-2pm at the picnic grove next to the Woodbridge Library.  Come for hot dogs and hamburgers, stay for the entertainment and play a game of bocce.  Coachman Square will be giving back to the community through their ‘Radiant Acts of Kindness’ program.  They will provide a delicious BBQ to all town employees, first responders, and residents of the Town of Woodbridge.  There will be entertainment with Brian Gillie.

August 14:  Center closed for Connecticut primary.

August 17:  National Tell a Joke Day:  Join us for some good and not so good humor during our Friday meal program at 12:15 pm.

August20:  Lunch Bunch!  Join in for lunch with friends at Pepe’s Pizzeria in New Haven at 11:00 am.  Transportation is provided by the Center van ($3) or meet us there.  Self-pay at the restaurant.

August 24:  Mini-manicures!  More than just pretty nails—come enjoy a relaxing stress reduction! 11:00 am to 1:30 pm – by reservation only – with Naomi Mapomyani owner of Brilliant Home Care in Naugatuck.  No fee.

August 28:  Lunch entertainment with Paul Schlein at 12:30 pm.  Lunch begins at 12:15 pm.

September 6:  Trip to 9/11 Memorial and Museum – $113.00 includes transportation, luncheon at Carmine’s, admission to the museum.  Call for more information.

September 19:  Trip to Big E Connecticut Day.  $53.00 includes transportation and Admission.

September 26:  Living Well with Diabetes or Prediabetes -10 – 11 am.  Learn about risk factors, treatment options and preventions.  Ongoing disease prevention and management programs will be offered.

September 30:  Walk to End Alzheimer’s – The Woodbridge Center is participating in the 2018 Walk to End Alzheimer’s – New Haven, CT.  We’re committed to raising awareness and funds to support Alzheimer’s care, support and research, and we need your help.  You can help in two ways:  join the team and walk with us and help us meet our fundraising goal by making a donation to our team.  Please send donations to the Woodbridge Center – all checks made payable to Alzheimer’s Ass. – or go to Alz.org, select “find a walk near you”, enter zip code and choose New Haven.  Enter our team name:  Motrin in Motion and follow to our page.  Choose ‘join team’ or ‘donate’!

October 3:  Living Treasure Awards Dinner-Save the Date!

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 – 2:15 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 meets in the Center Gym, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 – 11 am except in July and August when it moves to the air-conditioned Cafeteria.  No need to sign up just pay a drop-in fee of $2 and stay for a great workout!

Art Class:  New Class Begins October 17!  Class meets each Wednesday 10 am 12 pm in the Center Café for 10 weeks.  The class is taught by local artist Graham Dale.  Please call the Center to register for this new session.  Additionally, The Institute for Learning in Retirement will be running 3 classes with Graham starting September 26 from 10 am – 12 pm at the Center.  For more information on how to become a member and to register for those three classes contact: www.ilralbertus.org.

New Class!  Tai Chi with Gabriella Connolly, R.N, certified in Tai Chi rehabilitation; Wednesdays 10:00-11:00 am, September 26 – December 12.  This class is offered by VNA Community Healthcare and Hospice and will be covered under their Fall Prevention Grant reducing the cost of the class to just $15 for 12 weeks!  The class is designed to increase balance and stability, prevent falls and help manage arthritis.  Class will meet in the Center Gym.

Yoga for Healthy Aging:  Note New day and time!  Meets Fridays September 7th – November 16th from 12:15 pm in the Center Building, Room 16, with instructor Julie Luciani. .Julie is an occupational therapist and a 500 hour Kripalu Certified yoga teacher.  This is an alignment based yoga practice working to strengthen, add flexibility, balance and agility.  Class combines seated and standing postures and is safe for all.  Modifications will be suggested for individuals with limited mobility or balance issues.  Reserve your spot – 10 sessions for $75.00.

Book Club:  Note new time!  The book club meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, 2 pm at the Woodbridge Town Library.  The next meeting is August 28.  This month’s book is The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware.  New members are always welcome.

Friday Movies:  Following lunch in the Center lounge at 1 pm- Summer Academy Award nominees and winners series:  8/3 The Shape of Water, 8/10 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, 8/17 I, Tonya, 8/24 Call Me By Your Name, 8/31 Favorite Film Friday The Sting (1973 Best Picture winner).

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- especially on Wednesdays- and is willing to bring rusty players up to speed!

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

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