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Published 4:08 pm, Wednesday, November 7, 2012
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BRIDGEWATER SENIOR CENTER

Ongoing events

Mondays: Closed.

Tuesdays: Walking Group, 9:30 a.m. Computer Club (starts Sept. 11), 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 (second Tuesday each month), 1-2 p.m.

Wednesdays: Tai Chi, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mah Jongg, 1 p.m. (call to confirm dates).

Thursdays: Coffee hour, 10-11 a.m. (unless special event is planned).

Fridays: Poker, 10 a.m. Canasta, 1 p.m.

Upcoming events

Trips are open to non-Bridgewater residents.

Computer Club breakfast: Sept. 7, 9 a.m. $5.

Cholesterol screening: Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-noon.

Bingo: Sept. 13, 1 p.m.

Class in Picasa and Photo Gallery: Sept. 13, 7 p.m. Sign up required.

Birthday social: Sept. 19, 1 p.m.

Trip to Culinary Institute of America: Sept. 20. $89. Includes bus fare, lunch, tour at Staatsburgh Mansion and Gardens.

Flex Appeal: Six-week course starts Sept. 24, 11 a.m.

VNA flu clinic: Oct. 4, 10 a.m.-noon.

Senior van: Available Mondays-Fridays. Call for details.

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

Ongoing events

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 of $3, reservations required by calling 860-927-3403; blood pressure screening, monthly on the first Wednesday, 1-2 p.m.

Thursdays: Art group, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Library Bridge Group at senior center, 1:15-4 p.m., some experience needed.

Fridays: center opens at 11:30 a.m.; Senior Friday Lunch at noon; activities (September-June only).

Special events

Holiday luncheon: Dec. 19, noon. Entertainment by Kent Center School students. $3/person. Reservations required by calling 860-927-3403 by Dec. 12.

New Year's luncheon: Jan. 9, noon. Reservations required by calling 860-927-3403 by Jan. 3.

Senior suppers: Daily, 4-6 p.m. At New Milford Hospital, 21 Elm St., New Milford. $5/person. Reservations are required by the day before at 2 p.m. by calling 860-210-7470.

Bus to Torrington: Service to Torrington or Danbury. Picks up on the second Tuesday of the month for shopping, lunch, medical appointments, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations required by calling 866-906-7433.

Activities are held at the Kent Senior Center on Swift Lane, unless otherwise noted. For more information, call 860-927-1003.

NEW MILFORD

SENIOR CENTER

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. Mexican train dominoes (third Monday each month), 1 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, 12:30 p.m. Quilt Circle, 1 p.m. Book discussion (fourth Tuesday each month), 1 p.m.

Wednesdays: Blood draws (third Wednesday each month), 9-10 a.m. Yoga with Kristin, 9:45 a.m. Story time with Children's Center (second Wednesday each month), 10 a.m. Pinochle, 10 a.m. New Milford VNA blood pressure screening, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Pre-diabetes screening, (third Wednesday each month), 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), 1 p.m. Special bingo (fourth 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), 11 a.m. Bridge Group, 12:15 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. Yoga with Kristin, 10:45 a.m. Wii bowling, noon. Bridge Group, 1 p.m. Going Solo (second Friday each month), 2:30 p.m.

Upcoming events

The center recommends advance registration for the majority of programs.

Fall prevention program: Nov. 19 and 26, 1-2 p.m. With New Milford Visiting Nurse Association and Health Department.

Open mic with Billie Michael: Nov. 14, 10:30 a.m.

Birthday party: Nov. 15, 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.

ROXBURY SENIOR CENTER

Ongoing events

Tuesdays: Senior aerobics, 10 a.m.

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.

The Roxbury Senior Center, located 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.

SHERMAN RENAISSANCE CENTER

Weekly events

Mondays: Walking Group, 9 a.m., at the Sherman track. Call ahead to confirm. Pinochle card games, noon-4 p.m.

Tuesdays: Bridge card games, 1 p.m. Shopping, call for a ride.

Wednesdays: Walking Group, 9 a.m., at the Sherman track. Call ahead to confirm. Wii, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Pinochle card 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 Stew Leonard'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 to confirm. Gentle yoga at JCC, 10:40 a.m. Senior Dine, 11 a.m., at American Pie, Sherman Center.

Ongoing: Computers. Open to all seniors.

Upcoming Events

SPTO Thanksgiving luncheon: Nov. 14, 1 p.m. RSVP required.

Coffee talk: Nov. 15, 10 a.m.

Social Services presentation: Nov. 15, 11 a.m.

"Navigating the Elder Living Maze": Nov. 19, 11 a.m. With Wendy Seiler, senior care consultant.

Art appreciation days: Nov. 26: Monet. Dec. 17: Degas. Jan. 28: Toulouse-Lauteres. 10:30 a.m.

Trips to Applebee's and Loews: Nov. 27, Dec. and Jan. 29.

"Retirement Crossroads": Nov. 29, 11 a.m. With Lori Lang Finck of UBS Financial Services INc. Private Wealth Management.

Senior Dine at Elennis: Dec. 3, 11 a.m.

Emergency kit day: Dec. 4, 11 a.m. Items provided for nominal cost.

Holiday party: Dec. 6, noon. At Hearth in Brookfield. $20. RSVP required.

Veterans' breakfast: Dec. 7, 8-10 a.m. With guest John Cilio, author of "Women's Work in World War II." RSVP by Dec. 3.

Photo boot camp class: Dec. 7, 10:30 a.m.

Program with Sherman Resident State Trooper: Dec. 10, 11 a.m.

New Milford Hospital dining days: Dec. 11 and Jan. 8, 4 p.m.

Program with John J. McCarthy Observatory: Dec. 11, 6 p.m.

Holiday decorations: Dec. 12, 11 a.m. With Sherman Historical Society.

Discussion of latest social science research on plastic surgery: Dec. 19, 11 a.m. With oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Michael ehrlich.

Beginning Spanish: Jan. 2 and 9, 10:30 a.m.

Tea party: Jan. 7, 11 a.m.

Cooking class: Jan. 8, 11 a.m. With Lori Bechtold. Call for details.

Program about status of Sherman School: Jan. 10, 1 p.m. With Sherman Superintendent Don Fiftal.

Program about town with First Selectman Clay Cope: Jan. 14, 11 a.m.

"Estate Planning and Tax Savings": Jan. 16, 11 a.m. With Gary Billingsley of Billingsley Financial.

International potluck: Jan. 28, noon. Snow date, Jan. 30.

The Sherman Renaissance Center is located in Sherman Center. For more information and activity location, call 860-354-2414 or e-mail shermanactivities@charter.net.

WARREN PRIME TIMERS

Schedule unavailable at press time.

WASHINGTON SENIOR CENTER

Ongoing events

Exercises: Nov. 9, 12-16, 19-21 and 26-28, 9 a.m.

Zumba Gold: Nov. 14, 21 and 28, 9:15 p.m.

Van to mall: Nov. 12.

Bridge: Nov. 13, 20 and 27, 1:30 p.m.

Senior pilates: Nov. 15, 10:30 a.m.

Upcoming programs

Art appreciation programs: Nov. 12: Manet, 10:30 a.m.

Advisory Board: Nov. 13, 4 p.m.

Thanksgiving luncheon: Nov. 15, 11:30 a.m. At Washington Primary School. Sign up required.

Needles & Things: Nov. 15, 2 p.m.

Senior Helper Program: Nov. 16, 10 a.m.

Chinese culture program: Nov. 16, 1 p.m.

Washington History Discussion Group: Nov. 19, 10 a.m.

Blood pressure clinic: Nov. 14 and 21, 11 a.m.

Probate program: Nov. 20, 10 a.m.

The Senior Center is located in Bryan Memorial Plaza. For more information, call 860-868-0735.