Senior Center news
Updated 12:01 am, Thursday, July 5, 2012
BRIDGEWATER SENIOR CENTER
Mondays: Art classes, 10 a.m. through July 16.
Tuesdays: Senior van, 9 a.m-1 p.m. and by appointment by calling Bob Brown at 860-354-4190. Walking group, 9:30 a.m. Computer group tutoring, 10 a.m. Geriatric nurse available for questions, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Silver Needles (quilters), 1-4 p.m. VNA blood pressure and sugar screenings, 1-2 p.m. (second Tuesday of each month).
Wednesdays: Tai chi, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mah-jongg, 1 p.m. (call to confirm dates).
Thursdays: Senior van, 10 a.m-4 p.m. Coffee hour, 10-11 a.m. (unless special event is planned).
Fridays: Poker, 10 a.m. Canasta, 1 p.m.
Trips are open to non-Bridgewater residents.
Barbecue and program about Medicare changes: July 25.
Computer Club: Aug. 28. To discuss new schedule.
Health Day: Aug. 23, 1 p.m. With Dr. Archna Prassad Johar of Danbury Eye Physicians & Surgeons and Scott A. Adamsons of Hearing Technology Center of Southbury.
Bingo: Aug. 9, 1 p.m.
Birthday party: Aug. 15, 1 p.m.
The senior center, located on Hut Hill Road, is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 860-355-3090.
KENT SENIOR CENTER
Mondays: center opens at 10:30 a.m. for games, cards, Bingo, Wii sports; meal program served at 12:30 p.m., suggested donation of $3, reservations required by calling 860-927-3403.
Tuesday: ROMEO (Retired Old Men Eating Out), 8:30 a.m., the Villager Restaurant, Main Street, newcomers are welcome; senior center open 1-4 p.m. for Library Bridge Group, some experience needed; card players welcome also.
Wednesdays: center opens at 10:30 a.m. for games, cards, Bingo, Wii sports, meal program served at 12:30 p.m., suggested donation $3, reservations required by calling 860-927-3403; blood pressure screening, monthly on the first Wednesday, 1-2 p.m.
Thursdays: Library Bridge Group at senior center, 1:15-4 p.m., some experience needed.
Fridays: Friday: center opens at 11:30 a.m.; Senior Friday Lunch at noon; activities (September-June only).
Senior suppers: Daily, 4-6 p.m. At New Milford Hospital, 21 Elm St., New Milford. $5. Reservations are required by the day before at 2 p.m. by calling 860-210-7470.
Activities take place at the Kent Senior Center on Swift Lane, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 860-927-1003.
Mondays: Handwork Circle, 10 a.m. Beginners bridge, 10:30 a.m. VIP Support Group (third Monday each month), 10 a.m. Mah Jongg, 12:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: Carving group, 9:30 a.m. Creative Cards with Laurie (call to confirm date), 9:30 a.m. Senior Singers (first Tuesday each month), 10 a.m. Exercise with Kathy, 11 a.m. Scrabble, 1 p.m. Quilt Circle, 1 p.m. Book discussion (fourth Tuesday each month), 1 p.m.
Wednesdays: Blood draws (third Wednesday each month), 8:30-10:30 a.m. New Milford VNA blood pressure screening and pre-diabetes screening, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Books from New Milford Public Library (first Wednesday each month), 11:15 a.m. Bridge group, 12:30 p.m. Bingo, 12:40 p.m. Alzheimer's Couples Social Group (fourth Wednesday each month except July), 1 p.m. Special bingo (first Wednesday of each month), 1 p.m. New Milford Hospital senior suppers, 5 p.m. (second and fourth Friday).
Thursdays: Tai chi, 9:45 a.m. Writing group (first and third Thursday each month), 10 a.m. Bible discussion (second Thursday each month), 10 a.m. Exercise with Kathy, 11 a.m. Fun with Spanish and Portuguese (first and third Thursday each month except July and August), 11 a.m. Bridge group, 12:30 p.m. Beginner Wii bowling, 1 p.m.
Fridays: Mah-jongg, 9:30 a.m. Ask An Attorney (fourth Friday each month), 9:30 a.m. Wii bowling, noon. Bridge group, 1 p.m.
The center recommends advance registration for the majority of programs.
Tuesdays at the lake: Starts July 10. Runs through August, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Bus transporation available from senior center, or meet at Lynn Deming Park. Chairs provided. Reservations required.
Mexican train dominoes: July 16, 1 p.m.
AARP driving course: July 16, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. $14. $2 discount for AARP members. For more information and registration, call 860-355-6075.
Birthday party: July 19, 12:15 p.m.
The New Milford Senior Center offers regular activities to people in New Milford. For more information, visit the 40 Main St. center or call 860-355-6075.
Tuesdays: Senior aerobics, 10 a.m. Friends of Roxbury Senior Center's Soup's On, noon, resuming in September.
Wednesdays: Computer supportive services, 10:30 a.m. Free blood pressure screening, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Strengthening exercises class, 2:15 p.m. Call for details.
Thursdays: Senior aerobics, 10 a.m. Silver Threads (knitting and handicrafts group), 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Fridays: Yoga, 10-11:30 a.m.
Conversational Spanish for beginners: July 11, 10-11 a.m. Call to register.
New Adventures in Cooking class: July 11, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Guys in the Kitchen summer grilling class: July 18, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Horseshoes: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 p.m. in center's horseshoe pits.
Yoga class: Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m.
Computer supportive services: Call for details.
SweetHART bus transportation: Available Wednesdays. Call municipal agent at 860-210-0201 by 2 p.m. of the Thursday before to make arrangements.
The Roxbury Senior Center, in the old town hall at 7 South St., is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call 860-210-0056.
Mondays: Walking group, 9 a.m., at the Sherman track. Call ahead. Gentle yoga at JCC, 10:30 a.m. Pinochle card games, noon-4 p.m.
Tuesdays: Bridge games, 1 p.m. Shopping, call for a ride.
Wednesdays: Walking group, 9 a.m., at the Sherman track. Call ahead. Gentle yoga at JCC, 10:30 a.m. Pinochle games, noon-4 p.m. Trip to mall (first Wednesday each month), call at least two days ahead of time to make arrangements.
Thursdays: Shopping, call for a ride. Trip to Shop Rite and Kohl's (third Thursday each month), call at least two days ahead of time to make arrangements.
Fridays: Walking group, 9 a.m., at the Sherman track. Call ahead. Gentle yoga at JCC, 10:40 a.m. Senior Dine, 11 a.m., at American Pie, Sherman Center.
Ongoing: Computers. Open to all seniors.
Telehealth: July 9, 10:30 a.m. With representatives from New Milford Visiting Nurse Association.
Free blood sugar and blood pressure testing: July 9, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
July party: July 9, 12:30 p.m.
Program with Connecticut Legal Services: July 10, 11 a.m. With attorney Esther Rada.
Trip to see "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas": July 12, 2 p.m. At Sharon TriArts Playhouse. $25. Sign up required.
Trip to Wild Animal Park: July 17. $10.
Senior picnic at Holiday Point: July 26, noon.
The Sherman Renaissance Center is in Sherman Center. For more information and activity location, call 860-354-2414 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WARREN PRIME TIMERS
Schedule unavailable at press time.
Programs are put on by the Warren Prime Timers and are available to Warren residents. Activities, unless otherwise noted, will take place at the Warren Academy on Sackett Hill Road.
WASHINGTON SENIOR CENTER
Exercises: July 9-11, 13, 16-18, 20, 23-25, 9 a.m.
Zumba Gold: July 12 and 19, 9:15 p.m.
Van to mall: July 9.
Bridge: July 10, 17 and 21, 1:30 p.m.
Senior Pilates: July 12 and 19, 10:30 a.m.
Computer Club: July 18, 2 p.m.
Needles & Things: July 12 and 19, 2 p.m.
Computer instruction: July 11 and 25, 1 p.m.
Strong Women/Strong Bones: July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23 and 25, 2 p.m.
Advisory board: July 10, 4 p.m.
Washington history discussion group: July 16, 10 a.m.
Blood pressure and pre-diabetes screening: July 18, 11 a.m.
Taco luncheon: July 18, noon.
Acupressure clinic: July 25, 10:30 a.m.
The Senior Center is in Bryan Memorial Plaza. For more information, call 860-868-0735.