Senior Center news
Updated 9:02 pm, Wednesday, January 15, 2014
BRIDGEWATER SENIOR CENTER
Mondays: Closed unless a special event is offered.
Tuesdays: Computer Group, 10 a.m. Dawn MacNutt visits, 11 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: 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.
Ancestry help: Thursdays, Jan. 23-June. With Ed Wainwright and Holly Azavedo. Available by appointment. $10 one-time fee.
Program about veterans benefits: Jan. 27, 10:30 a.m. With Jo Buchheit, Bridgewater's Veterans Administration liaison.
Bingo: Feb. 6, 1 p.m. $1 for first card, 50 cents per additional card.
Valentine lunch: Feb. 13, noon. Features chicken piccata and music by Broadway producer John Flaxman on piano.
Birthday social: Feb. 20, 1 p.m.
Future programs: The center is working on a program by the New Milford VNA; scams, presented by the town's state trooper; memory, presented by Dr. Susann Varano; and a talk by the state of Connecticut Jury Outreach Program.
Travel Group: One-day and overnight trips are planned. Day trips include visits to the Goodspeed Opera House, with lunch on Lady Katherine, Thimble Island; the 9/11 Memorial; the Pumpkin Festival in Keene, N.H.; and Mystic Seaport. Overnight trips include visits to Quebec City and Montreal, and the Biltmore Estates and Great Smokies.
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, call 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).
Hand/chair massage: Third Wednesday each month, 1:15 p.m. $10/10-minute massage.
Blood pressure screening: First Wednesday each month, 1-2 p.m. With New Milford Visiting Nurse Association.
Wellness clinic: Third Tuesday, 10-11 a.m. Provided by Salisbury Visiting Nurse Association. Features blood pressure, heart rate and pulse oximetry measurements, review of medications, health teaching specific to one's medical condition, as well as a clinic on a specific health topic related to the time of year. For more information, contact Tina Hogan or Michelle Holst-Grubbe at 860-435-0816.
Senior art program: Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. Bring own supplies. Registration forms at senior center. For more information, call Park and Rec at 860-927-1003.
Bus to Torrington: Second Tuesday of each month for shopping, lunch and medical appointments, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in Torrington. Offered by the Northwest Connecticut Transit District. Appointments should be made between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. by calling 866-906-7433.
Senior suppers: Daily, 4-6 p.m. At New Milford Hospital, 21 Elm St., $5. Senior supper card required; cards available through the Park and Rec office. Reservations are required by the day before at 2 p.m. by calling 860-210-7470.
Volunteer openings at Kent Senior Center: Community volunteers are needed to assist with the Elderly Nutrition Program Mondays and Wednesdays at the Kent Senior Center, Swifts Lane.
Activities take place at the Kent Senior Center on Swift Lane, unless otherwise noted. For details, call 860-927-1003.
NEW MILFORD SENIOR CENTER
Mondays: Handwork Circle, 10 a.m. Intermediate bingo, 10 a.m. Beginners bridge, 10:30 a.m. VIP Support Group (third Monday each month), 10 a.m. Mexican Train game, 10:30 a.m. 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. Living without a Partner Group (second and fourth Tuesdays), 10 a.m. Strength & Balance, 11 a.m. Lunch, noon. Scrabble, 12:30 p.m. Quilt Circle, 1 p.m. Senior Singers (first Tuesday each month), 1 p.m. Book discussion (third Tuesday each month), 1 p.m. Relaxation Station (first and third Tuesdays each month), 1 p.m.
Wednesdays: Photobook making class, 9:30 a.m. Yoga with Kristin, 9:45 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. 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 Kristen, 10:30 a.m. Wii B Happy Bowlers, noon. Bridge group, 1 p.m.
Odd Fellows roast beef lunch: Jan. 31, noon. RSVP required.
The New Milford Senior Center offers regular activities to residents. For more information, visit the 40 Main St. center or call 860-355-6075.
ROXBURY SENIOR CENTER
Schedule unavailable at press time.
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
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.
Senior Dine at Elenni's: Feb. 3.
Trip to Danbury Fair Mall, Christmas Tree Shop and Trader Joe's: Feb. 5. Van leaves Sherman at 10 a.m.
Blood pressure screening: Feb. 10, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Birthday party: Feb. 10, 12:30 p.m. Transportation available.
Craft class: Feb. 12, 10:30 a.m. With Martha Osborn.
Senior sewing class: Feb. 19, 10 a.m. Volunteers needed to finish heart pillows for children at the heart ward at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital's Mathew's Heart of Hope.
New Milford Hospital Dine: Feb. 19, 5 p.m. $5.
Trip to Connecticut Flower and Garden Show: Feb. 20. $14.
Cooking class: Feb. 24, 10 a.m. With Lori Bechtold. $10.
Trip to Applebee's and Loew's: Feb. 27. Movie and time to be announced.
The Sherman Renaissance Center is in Sherman Center. For more information and activity location, call 860-354-2414 or email email@example.com.
WARREN PRIME TIMERS
Schedule unavailable at press time.
WASHINGTON SENIOR CENTER
Exercises: Jan. 17, 22, 24, 27 and 29 , 9 a.m.
Chair yoga: Jan. 21 and 28, 10 a.m.
Zumba Gold: Jan. 21, 23 and 29, 9:15 a.m.
Senior Pilates: Jan. 23, 10:30 a.m.
Needles and Things: Jan. 23, 2 p.m.
Joint pain seminar: Jan. 17, 12:15 p.m.
Medicare one-on-one consultations: Jan. 21, 9:30 a.m.
Strong Women Strong Bones: Jan. 22, 27 and 29, 2 p.m.
Washington History Club: Jan. 27, 10 a.m.
The Senior Center is in Bryan Plaza. For details, call 860-868-0735.