Senior Center news
Published 11:10 am, Wednesday, May 4, 2011
BRIDGEWATER SENIOR CENTER
Tuesdays: Senior van, 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. and by appointment by calling Bob Brown at 860-354-4190. Computer Group, 10 a.m. Quilters,
1 to 4 p.m. Visits with geriatric care manager Dawn MacNutt, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. VNA blood pressure and sugar screenings, 1 to 2 p.m. (second Tuesday of each month).
Wednesdays: Tai Chi, 10:30 to
11:30 a.m. Mah Jongg, 1 p.m.
(call to confirm dates).
Thursdays: Senior van, 10 a.m to
4 p.m. Coffee hour, 10 to 11 a.m.
Fridays: Poker, 10 a.m. Canasta,
Upcoming events: Trips are open to non-Bridgewater residents.
Mother's Day luncheon: May 6, noon. With guest speaker Vela Urban, who will talk about Chica Peeps.
Wind Over Wings program followed by lunch: May 18, 11 a.m. At Bridgewater pavilion, Sarah Sanford Road. With visits with several birds. $5 donation for lunch.
Brunch: June 2, 10:30 a.m. In lieu of regular lunch.
Tag sale: June 11. More details to come.
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.
Tuesdays: Retired Old Men Eating Out (ROMEO), 8:30 a.m., The Villager Restaurant, Main Street, newcomers are welcome. Handwork group, 11 a.m. to 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 to 2 p.m.
Thursdays: Library Bridge Group at senior center, 1:15 to 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 to 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: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m. 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. Monday Bingo, 12:40 p.m.
Tuesdays: Carving Group, 9:30 a.m. Creative Cards with Sue (second Tuesday each month), 9:30 a.m. Yoga with Kristin, 9:45 a.m. Senior Singers (first Tuesday each month), 10 a.m. "Conversations on Diabetes" (third Tuesday each month), 10 a.m. Exercise with Kathy, 11 a.m. Hearing Impaired Support Group (first Tuesday each month), 12:45 p.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 to 10:30 a.m. Storytime with Children's Center (second Wednesday), 10 a.m. New Milford VNA blood pressure screening and pre-diabetes screening, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Books from New Milford Public Library (first Wednesday each month),
11:30 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),
Thursdays: Fun with Spanish (first and third Thursday each month), 9:15 a.m. Tai Chi, 9:30 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. Photography for Fun with Parks Hopkins (second and fourth Thursday each month), 1:30 p.m.
Fridays: Ask An Attorney (fourth Wednesday each month), 9 a.m. Mah Jongg, 9:30 a.m. Tai Chi,
9:30 a.m. Yoga with Dina,
10:30 a.m. Bridge Group, 1 p.m.
Wii bowling, 1 p.m. Going Solo (second Friday each month),
The center recommends advance registration for the majority of programs.
Health talk about latest diagnostic testing and cardiovascular screening and testing techniques: May 10,
Glenn Miller Day: May 18, 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. With big band musician Howard Williams.
"Live Well: It's Your Life...Live it Well" series: Wednesdays May 25 to June 29, 1 to 3:30 p.m. For patients and caregivers. To register, call 860-3550-6075.
Birthday party: May 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. Soup's On luncheon, noon.
Wednesdays: Computer supportive services, 10:30 a.m. Free blood pressure screening, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Lunch Bunch Book Discussion Group, 12:30 p.m. Exercises, 2 p.m. Call for details.
Thursdays: Silver Threads (knitting and handicrafts group), 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Fridays: Exercise to the Fitness Over 60 Video Group, 11 a.m.
New Adventures in Cooking class: May 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Based on Mother's Day theme. $15.
Movies: May 13: screening of
"The King's Speech," 1 p.m. May 20: screening of "Secretariat," 1 p.m.
Introductory talk to hypertufa garden container workshop:
May 24, 1:30 p.m.
Roxbury Senior's luncheon: May 25, 12:30 p.m. $5. Program with Brookfield Pharmacy pharmacist, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sign up by May 20.
Hypertufa garden container workshop: June 3, 1:30 p.m. $15.
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, 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.
Coffee & Conversations: May 9: "Americans with Disabilities Act," 10:30 a.m. May 11: nutrition,
10:30 a.m. May 16: hearing health, 11 a.m. May 25: "Investing in Today's Economy," 11 a.m. Reverse Mortgages," 11:30 a.m. June 7: With Connected Home Services,
10:30 a.m. June 13: regional ombudsman to talk about Resident Advocate Program, 10:30 a.m.
June 20: screening of "Age-Old Friends," 10:30 a.m. June 22: Energy bingo, 10:30 a.m. July 18: discussion of new probate court system and elder law issues with Probate Judge Martin Landgrebe and elder law attorney Barbara W. Reynolds, 10:30 a.m.
Trip to Stew Leonard's: May 10. Call for details.
Computer course about uploading photos: May 12, 10 to 11 a.m.
Connecticut Money School: May 13 and 27, June 10, 10:30 a.m.
Tour of 1790 Hotchkiss home and gardens, and lunch: May 17. Call for details.
RSVP luncheon: May 18. Ethan Allen, Danbury. Call for details.
"Conflict Resolution, Difficult Conversations, Touchy Subjects" workshop: May 21. Call for details.
Trip to movies and Applebee's: May 24 and July 19.
Picnic: May 26 and June 23, noon. Sherman Beach Pavilion.
Senior Dine: May 31 and July 26: Sycamore, Bethel. June 6 and July 4: Elennis Restaurant, Woodbury.
June 28: Jacqueline's, Bethel.
Volunteer Tea: June 9.
Trip to Hotchkiss home in Gaylordsville: June 14. Rain date, June 21. Tour gardens, play bocci or just hang out. Bring picnic lunch.
Trip to see "42nd Street": June 29. TriArts Playhouse, Sharon. $26.
Computer class about free and low-cost software: July 14, 9 a.m.
Senior picnic: July 21. Holiday Point.
The Sherman Renaissance Center is located in Sherman Center. For more information and activity location, call 860-354-2414 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
WARREN PRIME TIMERS
Lunch Bunch: May 19: Hopkins Inn, Warren, noon. June 16: Painted Pony, Bethlehem, noon.
Prime Timers meeting: June 1, noon. Bring bag lunch. With Stephen Bartkus, curator of Gunn Memorial Museum in Washington. Prime Timers board meets at 11:15 a.m. before the program.
The above programs are put on by the Warren Prime Timers and are available to Warren residents. Activities, unless otherwise noted, will be held at the Warren Academy, located on Sackett Hill Road.
WASHINGTON SENIOR CENTER
Exercises: May 6, 9-11, 13, 16-18, 20, 23-25, 27, 31 and June 1, 9 a.m.
Zumba Gold: May 12, 19 and 26, 9:15 a.m.
Van to mall: May 9, 9 a.m.
Bridge: May 10, 17, 24 and 31, 1 p.m.
Tai Chi: May 10, 17, 24 and 31,
Computer instruction: May 11 and 25, 1 p.m.
Needles & Things: May 12, 19 and 26, 2 p.m.
Computer Club: May 18, 2 p.m.
Hearing screening: May 9,
10:30 a.m. to noon.
Advisory Board: May 10, 4 p.m.
Acupressure clinic: May 10, 1 p.m.
Blood pressure clinic: May 18, 11:30 a.m.
Barbecue lunch: May 18, noon.
The Senior Center is located in Bryan Memorial Plaza. For more information, call 860-868-0735.