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Woodbridge Center News: 12/15/17

Woodbridge Center News: 12/15/17

January 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:  ½ garlic chicken, rice and vegetable, 1/5 eggplant parmesan with pasta, 1/9 linguini with clam sauce, 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.

“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:        Garden Club of Woodbridge – Join us in the Center lounge to whet your curiosity and your appetite, RSVP requested.

Special Programming:

December 19 – 11 am- 12noon:  Gingerbread Cookie Decorating with New England Young at Heart

December 21 – 1 pm Healthy Holiday Cooking Demo with Courtney Huggins sponsored by ShopRite.  No cost, RSVP required by 12/14.

December 25 – Closed Christmas Day

December 26 – Closed lunch

December 29New Year Celebration!  Lunch program entertainment with John Paolillo at 12:30 pm.  Lunch begins at 12:15 pm and reservations are requested.

January 9 – Lunch program entertainment with Jim Sheehan at 12:30 pm.  Lunch begins at 12:15 pm, reservations are requested.

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 the healthy 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 preferred.

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.

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

Ongoing 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:  Class resumes on January 2nd.  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 December 19.  This month’s book is The Boat Rocker by Hajim.  New members are always welcome- stop by the library to pick up your copy of the book at the Adult Services desk.  The book club will meet on January 23 for a discussion of Manhattan Beach by Jennifer Egan.

Friday Movies:  Following lunch in the Center lounge at approximately 1 pm:  12/15 Viceroy’s House, 12/22 Dunkirk, 12/28 Elf!

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.

Top: Woodbridge Center members enjoy a wonderful holiday luncheon sponsored by the Woodbridge Rotary Club. This annual event featured a delicious meal served by Rotary Club members and with entertainment provided by Karyn Wagner.

Bottom: Woodbridge Rotary Club member Buddy DeGennaro serves local seniors during the Annual Woodbridge Center Holiday Luncheon. More than 20 Rotarians attended and served over 110 participants a delicious luncheon prepared by Center chef Elaine Marcucio.

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