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Woodbridge Senior Center and Human Services July 31, 2020

Woodbridge Senior Center and Human Services July 31, 2020

The Woodbridge Center

Call 203-389-3430 or email jglicksman@woodbridgect.org for information and registration for all programming.

The Town’s Human Services, Library and Recreation Departments have teamed up to provide socially distanced outdoor programming underneath canopies on the Library lawn during the pandemic.  All outdoor programming will require registration—space is limited.  Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced.  The canopies will be in place for outdoor classes from August through October.  In case of rain, all outdoor activities are cancelled.

Join in for exercise in one of two new outdoor spaces.  Exercise class meets at 10 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning August 3rd at the Bocce canopy (between The Center parking lot and the Old Firehouse).  Class is a $2 drop-in fee.  While the class is still Exercise with Laurie, we will temporarily be bringing in a new teacher.  Michelle Teney from Orange will teach the class during the month of August with the exception of no class on August 11th and August 13th.  Beginning September 1st Laurie Luce will return to teach the class.

Craft group is back!  Starting August 6th from 9:30 -11:30 am at the Newton Road canopy (just off the Library’s side parking lot).  There will be metal chairs, tables, and social distance!  Bring a chair cushion or your own lawn chair for additional comfort.

Art Class, with Graham Dale, will begin on September 9th outdoors with easels, masks and social distance.  The class will run August 9- October 16, Wednesdays from 10 am -12 pm around the Newton Road canopy, under the shade trees.  For those who do not have a table easel, you may request to use one belonging to The Center.  There will be a rain date of October 21st.  Class is $30.00 for 6 weeks.

Memoir Writing Project:  Use memoir writing to revive interesting memories and include letters, postcards, photos, recipes, etc.  Please call The Center to let us know you are working on your personal history.  We’d love to hear from you!  If you want to participate but need assistance let us know and we’ll find a volunteer to assist.  Entries must be submitted by September 30th.  Memoirs will be bound for each participant and a copy of the collection of stories will be available at the Library.  Entries must be submitted by September 30.  Many thanks to Bailey, Moore, Glazer, Schaefer and Proto LLP for their generous sponsorship.

Transportation for medical appointments is available for those 60+ or disabled Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm (with some limited exceptions).  Call to arrange transportation for all medical appointments.  Transportation for grocery shopping and pharmacy pick-up is also available.  For safety reasons, masks are required, temperatures will be taken, and the vehicle is cleaned between each use.

Meals:  Seniors may reserve frozen meals ($4/meal) by noon on Monday for delivery to your home on Tuesday.  Minimum order of two lunches please.

Email address:  Want to receive weekly updates from The Center?  Call or email us with your email address.

Woodbridge Human Services is available to assist seniors and families in need with non-perishable food items from the food pantry as well as gift cards to Stop & Shop for perishable items.  Please call 203-389-3429 to speak with a member of the staff.

Monetary donations and gift cards are appreciated.  Donations of canned fruit, Parmalat milk, coffee, tea, cereal (hot & cold), tuna, canned chicken, peanut butter, spaghetti sauce, cookies, snack foods, baking mixes, oil, bar soap, toilet paper, paper towels and other non-perishable items are welcome-please make sure all donated items are not expired.  Call 203-389-3429 to arrange a no-contact drop-off appointment.

The Human Services Department Social Worker, Judi Young, is available to those in need of assistance due to isolation and other issues associated with long-term quarantine and social distance call 203-389-3429 to reach the office.

Masks:  Woodbridge residents may call The Center to arrange pick-up or delivery of a cloth mask.  Volunteers making masks are invited to contact Woodbridge Human Services to donate.

Pictured: Woodbridge Library Director Eric Werthmann, Jennifer Sullivan, Head of Adult Services at the Library, Nancy Pfund, Woodbridge Youth Services Director, and Jeanette Glicksman, Director Woodbridge Human Services and Senior Center Director, stand with one of two canopies set up outside the Library for use as an outdoor classroom.  The canopies were generously loaned and set up by the Woodbridge Recreation Department—many thanks to John Adamovich.  The canopies will provide an anchor to outdoor, socially distant programming.

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