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Woodbridge Senior Center: 3/10/17

The Senior Center provides a program of health, recreational, educational, 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.

The St. Patrick’s Day luncheon will be held on Tuesday, March 14th at 12 p.m.  Join us for a traditional lunch of corned beef and cabbage.  This annual luncheon is $6.00.  Call for reservations.

The Center will offer 15 minute, private, no cost Memory Screenings with Dr. Susann Verano, Geriatrician with Hamden Health Care and Rehab Center, on Monday, March 13th from 12:30-2:30 p.m.  Call for an appointment.

The Senior Center will offer a free Diabetes Prevention program from the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) in conjunction with Griffin Hospital’s Community Outreach and Parish Nursing Department.  This 16 week program is designed to assist participants in reducing their body weight by 7% and increasing physical activity to 150 minutes per week to help prevent Type 2 Diabetes.  Following the 16 weekly sessions, monthly support will be provided for one year.  Research by the National Institutes of Health has shown that programs like this can reduce the number of new cases of Type 2 Diabetes by 58% in adults 60+.  Call to find out more information about this important class.  The 16 week class runs Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. and begins March 15th.

Pickleball is now on-going at the Center Gymnasium every Friday at 2:00 p.m.  This fun exercise program is offered with a yearly fee of $20.00.  More weekly playing time is coming soon!

VITA –Volunteer Income Tax Assistance is available by appointment each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon through April 11th.

Antiques Roadshow—Woodbridge Edition

Have you ever been curious about the history of a family heirloom or a favorite piece of jewelry?  Join us for an entertaining & informative evening on Wednesday, March 22nd from 6-8 p.m. at the Senior Center Cafeteria.  Residents are encouraged to bring items of interesting background and significance for review by local historians and appraisers.  This free program is offered in collaboration with the Woodbridge Library.  Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be provided.  One item per person—please!

Senior Bridge, Humana Social Worker Lisa Navarra will coordinate a 6-week support group beginning March 24th from 10a.m.-11p.m.  This group will meet every other week in the Center lounge.  The focus of the group will be “Loss of Independence”.  This group is limited in size- please call to reserve your spot.

Join us for lunch each Tuesday and Friday with wonderful meals created by our chef Elaine Marcuccio.  Menu items:  3/17 Vegetable Linguini (change from previously announced menu), 3/21 stuffed cabbage, 3/24 eggplant parmesan with pasta, 3/24 pork loin, 3/28 Assorted sandwiches and soup, 4/4 lasagna, 4/7 crab cakes, 4/11 chicken cacciatore.  Meals are served at 12:15 for just $3.00- and $4.00 for a meal to-go.  Great meals at a low price!

Save the Date!  The Woodbridge Senior Center is turning 40!  Join us May 24th for the 40th Anniversary Celebration Program and Dinner.  Wine & hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5:30 p.m. and program, dinner and entertainment will start at 6:15 p.m.

Friendly Visitor Program—Seniors often experience limitations in their ability to get out and about as they age.  Make a difference and become a friendly visitor to elderly members of our community.  If you are interested in volunteering please contact Judi Young, Senior Service Social Worker, at (203) 389-3429 for information about our training program.

For more information about any of our programs, please call the Senior Center at 203-389-3430.  All programs are at the Woodbridge Senior Center unless otherwise noted.

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