Panel Discussion on “Embezzlement & Undue Influence with the Elderly”
A discussion will be held at the Center on Tuesday, April 14th to discuss key issues surrounding the financial exploitation of the elderly including victim profiles, the challenges of our present legal system, the perpetrators’ modus operandi, the symptoms and effects of these crimes, as well as potential solutions to this ever-increasing worldwide problem. Representatives from the local law enforcement and legal communities will be present. All are welcome to attend the discussion which will begin at 12:45. For more information call 203-389-3430.
“Put a Spring in Your Step”
The Senior Care Professional Council will be holding a symposium and health fair titled “Put a Spring in Your Step” on Wednesday, May 13th, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Thornton Wilder Hall Auditorium, 2901 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden. At 11:00 a.m., Margaret Palmieri of the VNA Community Healthcare Physical Therapy team will provide a Sitercise demonstration and a demonstration on how to exercise with assistive devices. Bill Banick will demonstrate Tai Chi.
The symposium showcases services available to older adults. In addition to health exhibits with information, various agencies will be providing services and screenings such as glaucoma testing, blood pressure checks, and body fat testing. Gift bags with snacks, free giveaways and raffles will be available.
The Senior Care Professional Council is a consortium of agencies serving our elders in Bethany, Hamden and Woodbridge area and represents the continuum of care to these individuals. All are welcome to attend. Contact Betty Wetmore at 203-376-9677 for more information.
Woodbridge Senior Center – Accepting Donations – May 1st to May 29th
All Items Collected Will Be Donated To “My Sisters Place” And Will Used To Benefit The “Center For Domestic Violence”
- My Sisters Place is a thrift store, located at 380 Main Street in Ansonia, CT, selling gently used or new items including clothing, books, housewares, furniture, collectibles, jewelry, shoes, and more. All items for sale have been donated to the store and all donations, including those through the Corporate Drop, are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.
Who benefits from My Sister’s Place?
- Victims of domestic violence and their families, and members of the community.
- The proceeds from the sale of goods at MSP directly benefits the Center for Domestic Violence Services (CDVS) of BHcare. On average, the store annually contributes over $150,000 to the program, which provides life-saving services to victims and their children.
- MSP also manages a voucher system for area residents in crisis. Clients of BHcare (including CDVS), TEAM, and Spooner House may apply for a shopping voucher, enabling them to purchase needed items (i.e., clothing, shoes, bedding) at no cost up to a certain value.
- The store is open to the general public, providing quality, gently used and new items at significantly reduced prices.
Foreign Language Class to Be Held at Woodbridge Senior Center
Starting on May 8th at 10:00 a Spanish language class will begin at the Senior Center. The cost of the class is $40.00 for 8 weeks.
The classes are being taught by A3P, a division of Aux 3 Pommes, LLC in New Haven & Guilford. The classes will be taught by a highly qualified and native speaking teacher. Please call 203-389-3430 for more information and to register.