Senior Center news
Published 1:13 am, Wednesday, March 12, 2014
BRIDGEWATER SENIOR CENTER
Mondays: Coffee hour, 10:30 a.m.
Tuesdays: Computer Group, 10 a.m. Dawn MacNutt visits, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Silver Needles (quilters), 1-4 p.m. VNA blood pressure (second Tuesday each month), 1-2 p.m.
Wednesdays: Tai chi, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mah Jongg, 1-4 p.m. (call to confirm dates).
Thursdays: Ancestry, 10 a.m. Coffee hour, 10:30 a.m. (unless special event is planned).
Fridays: Poker, 10 a.m. Canasta, 1 p.m.
Trips are open to non-Bridgewater residents.
Birthday social: March 20, 1 p.m.
Program about memory with Dr. Susann Varano: March 27, 1 p.m.
Comedy night: March 27, 6:30 p.m. Screening of "Carol Burnett Show."
Trip to 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York City: June 25. $109 includes transportation, admission and lunch at Carmine's. Checks should be payable to Getaway Tours. Deadline May 30.
Thimble Islands cruise: July 24. Includes lunch at Chowder Pot Restaurant, trolley museum and ride, transportation, cruise, etc. $95. Checks should be payable to Getaway Tours. Deadline June 16.
Five-day trip to Quebec City and Montreal: Starts July 13. Includes two nights at Hotel Palace Royal and two nights at Fairmount Queen Elizabeth Hotel, six meals, city tours and more. $799 for double occupancy. Checks should be made payable to Conway Tours. Deadline June 13.
Seven-day trip to Biltmore Estates and the Great Smokies: Starts Sept. 8. Includes stay at Edgewater Hotel in Gatlinburg, Tenn., 11 meals, five shows, tour of Biltmore Estates and more. $1,079 for double occupancy.
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 or visit www.bridgewatertownhall.org.
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.
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. Hand/chair massages (third Thursday), 1:15 p.m.
Fridays: center opens at 11:30 a.m.; Senior Friday lunch at noon beginning in March ($2); activities (September-June only).
Activities are 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. Intermediate Bridge, 10 a.m. VIP Support Group (third Monday each month, March-December), 10 a.m. Mexican Train game, 10:30 a.m. (first and third Mondays) Lunch, noon. Mah Jongg, 12:30 p.m. Bingo, 12:40 p.m. Line dancing, 1:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: Carving Group, 9:30 a.m. Caregiver Support Group, (first and third Tuesdays), 10 a.m. Living without a Partner Group (second and fourth Tuesdays), 10 a.m. Strength & Balance, 11 a.m. Lunch, noon. Scrabble, 12:30 p.m. Chess Club, 12:30 p.m. Quilt Circle, 1 p.m. Senior Singers (first Tuesday each month), 1 p.m. Book discussion (fourth Tuesday each month), 1 p.m. Relaxation Station (first and third Tuesdays each month), 1 p.m.
Wednesdays: Yoga with Kristin, 9:30 a.m. Story time with Children's Center (second Wednesday each month, except in summer), 10 a.m. Blood pressure screening with NMVNA, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Book exchange with library (first Wednesday), 11:15 a.m. Chair yoga, 10:45 a.m. Lunch, noon. Bridge group, 12:30 p.m. Midweek matinee, 1 p.m. (call to confirm). Alzheimer's Couples Social Group (fourth Wednesday each month), 1 p.m. Beginner's Tai Chi, 1:30 p.m.
Thursdays: Tai chi, 9:45 a.m. Bible discussion (second Thursday each month), 10 a.m. Writing Group (first and third Thursdays each month), 9:45 a.m. Fun with Spanish (first and third Thursdays each month), 10:45 a.m. Strength & Balance, 11 a.m. Lunch, noon. Bridge Group, 12:15 p.m. Open floor dance, 1 p.m.
Fridays: Ask An Attorney (fourth Friday each month), 9 a.m. Mah Jongg, 9:30 a.m. Yoga with Kristin, 10:45 a.m. Wii B Happy Bowlers, noon. Bridge group, 1 p.m.
The center recommends advance registration for the majority of programs.
Odd Fellows men's breakfast: March 14, 9 a.m.
St. Patrick's Day lunch and celebration: March 17, noon.
Caregiver Support Group with guest speaker: March 18, 10 a.m.
Genealogy workshop using Family Search: March 21, 10 a.m.
Hearing presentation: March 26, 10:30 a.m.
"Let's Play `Let's Make a Deal' ": March 27, 1 p.m.
Free hearing screening: March 28, 10 a.m.
The New Milford Senior Center offers regular activities to people in New Milford. For information, visit the 40 Main St. center or call 860-355-6075.
ROXBURY SENIOR CENTER
Tuesdays: Senior aerobics, 10 a.m. Zumba gold, 11:15 a.m.
Wednesdays: Computer supportive services, 10:30 a.m. Writer's Group (fourth Wednesday each month), 11 a.m. Free blood pressure screening, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Thursdays: Senior aerobics, 10 a.m. Silver Threads (knitting and handicrafts group), 10 a.m.-noon.
Fridays: Yoga, 10-11:30 a.m. Chair yoga, 11:45 a.m.
Spring wreaths crafts workshop: March 14, 1-3 p.m. With Beatriz Conroy.
Book discussion: March 19, 12:30 p.m. Discussion of "Flying Blind" by Max Alan Collins.
Roxbury Seniors' luncheon: March 26, 12:30 p.m. Featuring St. Patrick's Day fare. $8. Sign-up required by March 21.
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 information, call 860-210-0056.
SHERMAN RENAISSANCE CENTER
Mondays: Walking group, 9 a.m., at the Sherman track. Call ahead to confirm. Pinochle card games, noon-4 p.m.
Tuesdays: Exercises, 10 a.m. Bridge card games, 1-4 p.m. Shopping to Sherman IGA, call for a ride.
Wednesdays: Walking group, 9 a.m. at the Sherman track. Call ahead to confirm. Pinochle card games, noon-4 p.m. Trip to mall and Trader Joe's (first Wednesday each month), call at least two days ahead of time to make arrangements.
Thursdays: Shopping in New Milford, call for a ride.
Fridays: Walking group, 9 a.m. at the Sherman track. Call ahead to confirm. Senior Dine, 11 a.m. at American Pie, Sherman Center.
Ongoing: Computers. Open to all seniors.
"Have You Heard?" audio system technology program: March 17, 11 a.m.
Trip to Bruce Museum in Greenwich: March 18.
New Milford Hospital Senior Dine: March 19, 5 p.m. $5. Transportation available.
Cooking with Lori: March 24, 10:30 a.m. Menu will include pea shoot and feta fritters, keftedes (Greek meatball) sliders with pickled baby carrots, radishes and tzatziki, and dessert of baklava tartlettes. $10.
Trip to Applebee's and Loew's: March 25. $6.50 for screening of new movie. Transportation available.
Trip to Elenni's Restaurant in Woodbury: April 17. Transportation available.
April birthday party: April 14, 12:30 p.m. Bring potluck dish to share or donate $5.
Assistive technology demonstration: April 23, 10:30 a.m. Assistive devices such as magnifiers, phone amplifiers, vibrating alarm clock, smart pen, talking watch and more will be demonstrated.
Trip to the Culinary Institute of America: April 28. Includes tour of kitchens and campus and lunch at the CIA's Ristorante Caterina de' Medici. Dress is business casual; $45.
The Sherman Renaissance Center is in Sherman Center. For more information and activity location, call 860-354-2414 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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WASHINGTON SENIOR CENTER
Exercises: March 14, 17 19, 21, 24, 26, 28 and 31, and April 2, 9 a.m.
Chair yoga: March 18, 25 and April 1, 10 a.m.
Zumba: March 18 and 25, and April 1, 9:15 a.m.
Zumba Gold: March 20 and 27, 9:15 a.m.
Senior Pilates: March 20 and 27, 10:30 a.m.
Needles and Things: March 20 and 27, 2 p.m.
Corned beef and cabbage luncheon: March 17, noon.
Strong Women, Strong Bones: March 17, 19, 24, 31, April 2, 2 p.m.
Medicare one-on-one consultations: March 18, 9:30 a.m. Must call for appointment.
Washington History Club: March 24, 10 a.m.
Chair massage: April 2, 10 a.m.
The Senior Center is located in Bryan Plaza. For information, call 860-868-0735.