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Woodbridge Center News 8/31/18

Woodbridge Center News 8/31/18

Award Winners Announced! 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.  The winners of the inaugural Living Treasure Award are:  Robert Conniff, Dorothy J. Martino, Louisa E. Cunningham and Leland Torrence, Sr.  These four individuals have contributed years of volunteer service to the Town of Woodbridge and will be honored at the Living Treasure Award Dinner on October 3 in the Woodbridge Center Gymnasium at 4 Meetinghouse Lane.  We are grateful to the community for nominating a wonderful group of residents with a vast collective contribution to this town!

The evening features a silent auction, program, pasta dinner and entertainment.  Tickets for this wonderful community building evening are $35.00 and are available at the Woodbridge Human Services office, 4 Meetinghouse Lane, 203-389-3429.  We congratulate the winners and invite the community to purchase tickets by September 26 at Woodbridge Human Services.  For information on congratulatory messages, ads, sponsorships and the silent auction, visit www.woodbridgect.org, email humanservices@woodbridgect.org or call Human Services at 203-389-3429.  All proceeds benefit The Woodbridge Center.

New Meetinghouse Café

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 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.  Please note that all reservations and cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance – by noon 1 day prior.  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 10-11am 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.

September 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:  9/4Lasagna and salad, 9/7 Pulled pork, 9/11 Chicken cacciatore and pasta, 9/14 Shrimp with vegetables, 9/18 Farm to Table Week: Eggplant Parmesan, 9/21Farm to Table Week:  Cavatelli with broccoli and sausage, 9/25 Stuffed chicken breast with rice, 9/28 Seafood Newburg.

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.orgRSVP is required one day prior for all events unless otherwise noted.

September 7:  Yoga for Healthy Aging:  New Date and Time!  Meets Fridays through November 16 from 11:45am1:00pm in the Center Building, Room 16, with instructor Julie Luciani.  Reserve your spot-10 sessions for $75.00.

September 11:  Lunch entertainment with Kayte Devlin at 12:30pm.  Lunch begins at 12:15pm.

September 13 and September 20:  Pickleball demonstrations and lessons for beginners–2 sessions 12:30 – 2:30pm with Fred Butterfield and Les Rosenbaum in the Center gym.  No fee.  Please RSVP.

September 17:  Lunch Bunch!  Join in for lunch with friends at The Ole Dog Tavern in Oxford.  Transportation is provided by the Center van ($3) or meet us there at noon.  Self-pay at the restaurant.

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

September 25:  Lunch entertainment with Pierce Campbell at 12:30pm.  Lunch begins at 12:15pm.

September 26:  Living Well with Diabetes or Prediabetes-Come for an information session with Mary Swansiger, BSN, MPH, from Griffin Hospital from 10-11am 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.  Risk factors, treatment options and prevention will be discussed.  Ongoing disease prevention or management programs will be offered.

September 26-October 10:  Art Class!  Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) Art Class with Graham Dale begins–3 weeks, Wednesdays from 10am–12pm.  This is a 3-week class that shows how to follow a step-by-step process to create a painting using acrylics.  $30.00 membership fee to ILR paid through curriculum@ilralbertus.org and $10.00 class fee.  The Woodbridge Center’s 10-week art class with instructor Graham Dale begins anew on October 31 and continues on Wednesdays from 10-12.  This art class is for all levels with any medium.

September 30:  SUNDAY2017 Walk to End Alzheimer’s–at Lighthouse Point in New Haven.  Join or donate to the Woodbridge Center’s team.  Go to alz.org/walk and search team ‘Motrin in Motion – Woodbridge’.  We’re committed to raising awareness and funds to support Alzheimer’s care, support and research, and we need your help.  You can help by joining the team and walk with us and/or 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 Association-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:  5:30-8:30 Living Treasure Awards Dinner-Save the Date and buy your business or congratulatory ad by September 12.  Tickets must be purchased by September 26.  Contact Woodbridge Human Services for more information: 203-389-3429.

October 17:  Fall Ball with New England Young at Heart 11 am to 3 pm at Aria in Prospect.  Tickets are $22.00, RSVP by 9/30.

October 24:  Trip!  To Broadway with lunch at Carmines and then choice of show:  Wicked or My Fair Lady.  Includes transportation, tickets to show, luncheon and gratuity-$259.00.

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 and disabled residents.  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.

Looking for a game of Poker?

Coming soon-Tuesdays at 1pm in the Center lounge-give us a call!  We’re also looking for card players for Spades, or Canasta-let us know if you are interested.

New! Tai Chi

September 26-December 12:  Tai Chi with Instructor Gabriella Connolly, R.N. 10-11 am.  Class is offered by VNA Community Healthcare and Hospice and is part of their grant for fall prevention which reduces the cost to $15 for 12 classes!  Class is designed to increase balance, stability, prevent falls and help manage arthritis.

New! Bocce

On-going Tuesdays 11am-12pm at the Bocce court in the picnic grove behind the old firehouse.  All are welcome!

Yoga For Healthy Aging: Note New Time And Day!

Meets Fridays September 7– November 16 from 12:15pm in the Center Building, Room 16, with instructor Julie Luciani.  The class fee will be pro-rated for anyone registering late.  Class combines seated and standing postures and is safe for all.  Reserve your spot-11 sessions for $75.00.

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

Book Club:  Note New Time

The book club meets the 4th Tuesday of each month, 2pm at the Woodbridge Town Library. The next meeting is September 25.  This month’s book is Bar Harbor Retirement Home for Famous Writers (and their muses):  a novel by Terri-Lynne DeFino.  New members are always welcome.

Art Class

Class begins in September and meets each Wednesday 10am12pm in the Center Café.  The class is taught by local artist Graham Dale.  Institute for Learning in Retirement (ILR) offers 3 classes 9/26, 10/3, 10/10 with Graham-registration is with ILR membership at curriculum@ilralbertus.org.  The Woodbridge Center class follows for ten weeks beginning 10/31.  Registration for the ten-week class is through the Center and is $60.00.  Questions, call the Center 203-389-3430.

Friday Movies

Following lunch in the Center lounge at 1 pm:  9/7 Book Club, 9/14 Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, 9/21 Finding Your Feet, Favorite Film Friday 9/28 High Society, 1956.

Ask The Nurse

1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 11am-12:30pm, blood pressure screenings, weight and conversation with a registered VNA Community Healthcare Nurse.

Duplicate Bridge

Mondays, 9:30 am, Center Café.

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 at 1pm.

Pinochle

Monday, Wednesday and/or Thursday, 14 pm, Center lounge.  Come any day—the group is always looking for new players and is willing to bring rusty players up to speed!

Mah-jong

Monday & Friday, 10am, Center Building, Room 11.

Pickleball

Meets Monday-Thursday, Center Gym for group play, 12:30-2:30pm, Friday, 12:30-3:30pm.  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.

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