Senior Center news
BRIDGEWATER SENIOR CENTER
Tuesdays: Senior van, 9 a.m-1 p.m. and by appointment by calling Bob Brown at 860-354-4190. Computer Club, 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.
Fridays: Poker, 10 a.m. Canasta, 1 p.m.
Computer courses: Run through March 27.
Bingo: Jan. 26, Feb. 23 and March 22, 10:30 a.m.
Birthday parties: Feb. 8 and March 7, 1 p.m.
Cooking class with Nancy Stuart Ploch: Feb. 13, 1 p.m.
Program about Bridgewater birds with Julie Seger Stuart and cooking with John Kracen: Feb. 16.
Exhibit of photography by Julie Seger Stuart: On display February through April.
Art classes with Diana Baxter: Starts March 5. Students must provide own materials.
Irish soda bread making session: March 12, 1 p.m.
St. Patrick's Day lunch: March 15.
The senior center, 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.
Tuesdays: Retired Old Men Eating Out (ROMEO), 8:30 a.m., The Villager Restaurant, Main Street, newcomers are welcome. Handwork group, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
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: Library Bridge Group at senior center, 1:15-4 p.m., some experience needed.
Fridays: Center opens at 11:30 a.m. Luncheon, noon. Provided by The Kent, along with Kent, Marvelwood and South Kent schools. Activities follow most luncheons. $2. Pre-registration required by calling 860-927-4627 by Thursday at noon.
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.
Activities are held 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, except won't meet in January), 10 a.m. Mah Jongg, 12:30 p.m.
Tuesdays: Carving Group, 9:30 a.m. Creative Cards with Sue (call to confirm date), 9:30 a.m. Chair yoga with Lisa, 9:45 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 (fourth Wednesday each month), 8:30-10:30 a.m. Yoga with Kristin, 9:45 a.m. Story time with Children's Center (second Wednesday each month), 10 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. Alzheimer's Couples Social Group (fourth Wednesday each month except July), 1 p.m. Special bingo (first Wednesday of each month), 1 p.m.
Thursdays: Fun with Spanish (first and third Thursday each month), 9:15 a.m. 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. 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. Bridge Group, 1 p.m. Wii bowling, noon.
The center recommends advance registration for the majority of programs.
Nutrition talk: Jan. 24, 11:30 a.m.
Birthday party and NMHS Drama Club murder mystery: Jan. 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: Exercise to the Fitness Over 60 Video Group, 11 a.m. Friends of Roxbury Senior Center's Soup's On, noon.
Wednesdays: Computer supportive services, 10:30 a.m. Free blood pressure screening, 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Thursdays: Silver Threads (knitting and handicrafts group), 10:30 a.m.-noon.
Fridays: Exercise to the Fitness Over 60 Video Group, 11 a.m.
Screening of film version of the book "The Help" by Kathryn Stockett: Jan. 20, 1 p.m.
Two-part heart basket workshop: Jan. 20 and 27, 10:30- a.m. Must attend both classes. With Peg Ambruso. $5.
"Guys in the Kitchen" cooking class: Feb. 1, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Snow date, Feb. 2, noon-3 p.m. With Marianne De Silva, leader of New Adventures in Cooking classes. $15/person.
Computer lessons: 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 card games, 1 p.m. Shopping, call for a ride.
Wednesdays: Walking Group, 9 a.m., at the Sherman track. Call ahead. 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. Trip to Shop Rite and Kohls (third Wednesday each month), call at least two days ahead of time to make arrangements.
Thursdays: Shopping, call for a ride.
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.
Movie and discussion: Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m. Screening of "Buena Vista Social Club."
Trip to The Bruce Museum: Jan. 24. Free.
International potluck and sing-a-long: Jan. 30, noon. Snow date, Jan. 31. Bring a favorite cultural dish to share and stories of your heritage. Registration suggested.
Coffee & Conversation: Feb. 8: "Synergy Home Care," 10:30 a.m. Snow date, Feb. 22. Feb. 15: Nutritionist, 10:30 a.m. Feb. 21: Program with First Selectman Clay Cope, 11 a.m. March 6: "Hearing Loss and Depression," 10:30 a.m.
Discussion Club: Feb. 13: "Aging Interview." Feb. 27: "Top 10 Money Saving Tips for Seniors." March 12: "Wellness Tools: Yoga, Meditation, and the Breath/Pranayama." March 26, April 9 and April 23 to be announced.
Trip to Connecticut Flower & Garden Show: Feb. 23. $16/person.
Intro to Spanish class: March 13, 20 and 27, 11 a.m.
Trip to Metropolitan Museum of Art: March 29. $25.
Spa day: April 5, 11 a.m.
Trip to Keeler Tavern and Museum: April 18, 1 p.m. tour. $3.
AARP Safe Driving course: April 19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. For people 62 and older. $12/member. $14/non-member.
The Sherman Renaissance Center is located in Sherman Center. For more information and activity location, call 860-354-2414 or e-mail email@example.com.
WARREN PRIME TIMERS
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WASHINGTON SENIOR CENTER
Exercises: Jan. 20, 23-25, 27, 30-31, Feb. 1, 3, 6-8, 10, 13-15, 17, 21-22, 9 a.m.
Zumba Gold: Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 9:15 a.m.
Van to mall: Feb. 13, 9 a.m.
Bridge: Jan. 24 and 31, Feb. 7, 14 and 21, 1:30 p.m.
Computer Club: Feb. 15, 2 p.m.
Needles & Things: Jan. 26, Feb. 2, 9 and 16, 2 p.m.
Computer instruction: Jan. 25, Feb. 1, 8 and 22, 1 p.m.
Gunn Memorial Museum archive reading: Feb. 6, 10 a.m.
Free tax advice: Feb. 9 and 16, 2 p.m.
Blood pressure clinic: Feb. 15, 11:30 a.m.
Roast pork luncheon: Feb. 15, noon.
The Senior Center is in Bryan Memorial Plaza. For more information, call 860-868-0735.