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Stay Active, Social, and Healthy this April at the Woodbridge Center

July 4, 2024
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Upcoming Programs

In-person Lunch ($5 for Woodbridge residents, $6 for non-residents, unless otherwise noted)

Tuesdays, select Thursdays 12:00 pm

The Center Café 

Please RSVP with The Center 203-389-3430 by noon the day before.

April lunches will be offered as follows:

Tuesday’s will be a choice of 6” fresh deli sub with a side, dessert, coffee and tea.

Thursday’s will offer a monthly holiday celebration, Zuppardi’s Pizza and Beer (root) lunch, and a sponsored Lunch & Learn. 

  • 3/26 Choice of sub: Italian combo or egg salad
  • 4/2 Choice of sub: BLT or cranberry walnut chicken salad
  • 4/4 Stamp Out Stroke Lunch & Learn – see details below
  • 4/9 Choice of sub: mesquite smoked turkey or tuna salad
  • 4/16 Choice of sub: roast beef or chicken salad
  • 4/18 Zuppardi’s Pizza and Beer (root) – see details below.
  • 4/23 Choice of sub: turkey club or egg salad
  • 4/25 Spring Fling Luncheon – see details below
  • 4/30 Choice of sub: virginia baked ham and Swiss or chicken salad 

Free - Tech Assistance

Mondays and Wednesdays

Need help navigating your computer, laptop, tablet, or smart phone? Call to sign-up for a 1:1 session in The Center’s computer lab with patient, knowledgeable, local high school student volunteers.

NEW! Bingo!

Every Tuesday, 12:30 pm

The Center Café

$1 fee per 10 game book

Bingo at The Center is sure to be a fun time with our very own Rose as the caller! Cash money prizes dependent on number of cards sold. Must be over the age of 60 to participate. Bring your own dabber or purchase one for $2. Please call to register.

Free - Lunch & Learn: Stamp Out Stroke

Thursday, April 4, 12-1:30 pm

The Center Café

Learn stroke risk factors, how to recognize warning signs, and the importance of receiving prompt care during this interactive Stamp Out Stroke presentation. A Q&A session will follow.

Stamp Out Stroke is a community outreach group affiliated with the Yale Stroke Department comprised of physicians, nurses, and students with a goal to educate the New Haven and surrounding community about stroke. Lunch will be sponsored by Coachman Square at Woodbridge. Please RSVP by March 28.

Free - Ask the Nurse Program with OVNA

Tuesday, April 9, 11 am – 12 pm

The Center Consultation Office in The Center Café

 A registered nurse from Orange Visting Nurse Association (OVNA) will be available during the second Tuesday of each month to monitor your blood pressure, check your weight, and answer questions to help guide your health and wellness. No appointment is necessary.

T’ai-Chi and Qigong Class

April 15 – June 10

8 weeks, 16 classes

Mondays and Fridays, 10-11 am

$50 session (must pay for full session)

Join local instructor Bill Banick as he guides students through seated and standing Qigong and T’ai Ji Quan movements to build a stronger core and improve balance. All levels are welcome to participate. Please call to register by April 10.

Lunch Bunch to Founders House Pub & Patio

Wednesday, April 17

Van leaves The Center at 11:30 am or meet at the restaurant at 12 pm

Meet at The Center then continue on a social outing to Founders House located on the historic Milford Green. Self-pay for your meal at the restaurant. $3.00 per person for transportation (or meet at the restaurant). Call The Center to RSVP by April 12. Space is limited.

Zuppardi’s Pizza and Beer (Root) with April Birthday Celebrations

Thursday, April 18, 12-1 pm

The Center Café

Cost: $5 for residents, $6 for non-residents – no takeout

Enjoy two slices of pizzeria style cheese pizza from Zuppardi’s with a side salad, during the regular lunch program, every 3rd Thursday of the month. Diet and regular root beer, coffee and tea included. Then celebrate all April birthdays with cupcakes or cake provided by Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. Please RSVP by noon the day before.

Free – Spring Decoupage Plaque Craft

Thursday, April 18, 1:00 pm

The Center Café

 Use the art of decoupage to make a wooden spring plaque suitable for hanging. All materials and instructions will be provided by Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center. No prior experience is necessary.  Please call The Center to register.

Free - Ask a Cardiology PA (Physician’s Assistant) Program with Becket Greten-Harrison

Thursday, April 25, 11 am – 12 pm

The Center Consultation Office in The Center Café

Becket Greten-Harrison, PA and founder of Hearts at Home, will be available the 4th Thursday of each month to help answer questions and concerns about your health, check vital signs including blood pressure, and perform a brief exam upon request. EKG monitoring is also available. Consultations are private, informal, and strictly confidential. No notes or other personal information will be saved. No appointment is necessary.

Spring Fling Luncheon with live musical entertainment!

Thursday, April 25, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Center Café

Cost: $6 for residents, $7 for non-residents – no takeout

 Enjoy a delicious meal of Chicken Francese, potatoes, and vegetables from Carmines Di Vega while enjoying music provided by CT State Troubadour Pierce Campbell. Dessert will also be provided. Elim Park is sponsoring this event to help defray costs. Please RSVP by April 18. Space is limited.

Free – Smithsonian Cherry Blossom Virtual Tour

Monday, April 29, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

The Center Café

The revered sakura, or cherry blossom, has been celebrated in landscapes, figure paintings, and prints by artists from medieval Japan to Katsushika Hokusai and beyond. Long after the cherry blossoms fall in Washington, DC, you are invited to embrace hanami, the traditional Japanese custom of “flower viewing,” by going cherry blossom viewing in the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art’s Japanese art collections! Japanese tea and treats will be served. Please RSVP by April 24.

Tag Sale

April 27, 10 am – 3 pm

Front lawn, Center Building

$10 per space (must bring your own table)

Are you tired of the clutter in your home? Are you looking for an opportunity to sell some of your gently used items? Are you thinking about downsizing? The Woodbridge Center has a solution for you!

We’re happy to announce an upcoming tag sale in conjunction with the Woodbridge Earth Day 2024 event. Sign up for an opportunity to connect with your community, declutter, socialize, and earn some extra cash!

Spaces are limited. To reserve your space, contact The Woodbridge Center at 203-389-3430 or by email at Tag sale participation is $10 (must bring your own table) and may be paid by check to The Town of Woodbridge and dropped off or sent to The Woodbridge Center, 11 Meetinghouse Lane or by credit card through this link: See below for information about the Woodbridge Earth Day2024 Event.

Free - Lounge Library

The Center Lounge

Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4 pm

Be sure to stop by The Center’s Library in the lounge and pick up a book or two for yourself or your grands! The Center’s Library, maintained by the Friends of the Library, has added a grandchildren’s section for clients who have grandchildren/great-grandchildren visiting. You can also grab a coupon for your (great) grandchildren to go shopping for a free book at the Friends’ Bookstore located in the Town Library.

Regular Programs


Not sure if a class is right for you? Try a complimentary class first!

Aerobics Class with Laura Richling

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 am

The Center Café

Fee: $3.00 payable at the start of each class

Come enjoy a complete cardio and strength training workout to music. Bring your own 1- or 2-pound hand weights, if you have them, to use during the class. 

Indoor Pickleball

Monday through Friday, 12:30-3:30 pm

Center Building Gymnasium

Annual fee: $20 for residents, $25 for non-residents

All levels are welcome. The annual fee includes seasonal outdoor play as well. Call for more information.

Outdoor Pickleball

Every Day

Outdoors on the Town Courts

Annual fee: $20 for residents, $25 for non-residents

The annual fee includes indoor play as well. Please make sure your dues are current to obtain the new lock code for the nets and deck boxes. Call for more information.



Wednesdays, 1-4 pm

The Center Café

Seasoned bridge players are welcome to play bridge every Wednesday in The Center Café. No partner required. Please call The Center prior to first attendance.


Mondays, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

The Center Lounge

Experienced mahjong players are invited to participate every Monday in The Center Lounge. Please call The Center prior to first attendance. Stay tuned for casual beginner lessons offered in the near future.

Painting for Pleasure Art Class with local artist Carole Abbate

Mondays, 10 am - 12 pm

The Center Café

Fee: 6-week, $36 class – prorated if applicable

Create paintings of your choice as Carole helps inspire beginners to intermediates to paint with acrylics or watercolors. Bring in a picture or a photo for inspiration. No experience is necessary. Sessions run concurrently - join anytime. Please call to register.


Thursdays, 1:30-4 pm

The Center Lounge

Anyone interested in playing pinochle, or learning to play pinochle, is invited to join the pinochle group on Thursdays from 1:30-4 pm in The Center Lounge. Please call The Center prior to first attendance.

Stitch Craft

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am - 12 pm

The Center Lounge

Bring your current knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, or other craft project to work on while having an enjoyable time socializing.

Services offered:

Computer Lab

Computers and laptops are located in room 11 of the Center Building Human Services corridor, which is open Monday through Friday, 10 am - 2 pm. Printing is available (first 5 pages free).


(Woodbridge residents only)

Those 60 years of age and older, or who are temporarily or permanently disabled, may call to arrange car or wheelchair accessible van transportation to medical appointments to 17 surrounding towns, local grocery shopping, banking, pharmacy pick-up, and social engagements. This service is provided Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm based on availability. Vehicles are cleaned between each use. 

Delivered Meals 

(Woodbridge residents only)

Healthy, well balanced, flash frozen meals for $8.00/meal effective April 1 (due to a recent lunch vendor price increase) are available for delivery. Order by 4 pm on Monday for delivery to your home during the same week. Choose from a wide variety of options including lasagna, crab stuffed tilapia, and turkey pot pie. Meals include a roll, fresh fruit, and dessert. Two meal minimum order with a ten-meal limit. A wide variety of frozen soups are also available for $2.00 per 10 oz. container. Please call for more information.

Friendly Visitor Program 

(Woodbridge residents only)

 Call the Human Services Social Worker at 203-389-3429 to arrange for a friendly visitor.

Medical Loan Closet 

(Woodbridge residents only)

 Durable medical equipment, including walkers, wheelchairs, knee rollers, shower chairs, and more, is available for lending. Donations of transport chairs are needed. Call for details.

Job Bank 

(Woodbridge residents only)

 Residents may call Nancy Pfund, Youth Services Director, at 203-389-3429, to hire a student worker. Schedule now for spring clean-up, party assistance, baby-sitting, and more.

Thank you to all of our sponsors

Sponsored Coffee Bar 

The Center Café, no charge 

Stop by The Center between the hours of 9 am – 4 pm and enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea at no charge. Sponsorship for the month of March is courtesy of Woodbridge residents Nina Goodless-Sanchez and Harry Sanchez. The month of April will be sponsored by Barry and Hyla Vine. Call The Center to learn how you can be a Coffee Bar Sponsor. 

Super Sponsor Wall @ The Center café

Coachman Square at Woodbridge is a "Super Sponsor" for the month of April. “Super Sponsors” provide a monthly contribution to support The Center in exchange for a 24”x36” advertisement display on The Center’s Sponsor Wall. Call The Center to find out how your business can advertise on the Super Sponsor Wall.

Non-Center Programs:

Community Game Night

April 10, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

The Center Café

$10 per family

 Fun for the whole family! Community Game Night is an all-age event for toddlers, grandparents and everyone in between. Admission includes games, pizza, drinks, and cookies. The event is sponsored by the Woodbridge Rotary Club and hosted by Woodbridge Youth Services. Please RSVP with the number of family members and the ages of the children to Woodbridge Human Services at 203-389-3429 or by email to

Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. 

COVID Vaccine Clinic

April 24, beginning at 10 am

Center Building Gymnasium

Woodbridge Human Services, in conjunction with Valley Pharmacy, is offering a COVID vaccine clinic based on the CDC’s recently released new Spring 2024 COVID guidelines which includes a recommendation for those over 65, and those who are immunosuppressed, to receive a COVID booster. Please call Human Services for an appointment at 203-389-3429.

Earth Day

Woodridge Earth Day 2024 is coordinated by the Ad Hoc Sustainability Committee and the Woodbridge Town Library. You’ll find The Woodbridge Center’s tag sale on the front lawn of the Center Building from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, April 27th.

Earth Day also includes live music, clothing freecycle, textile recycling, Friends of the Library book sale, food trucks, electronic recycling, mattress recycling, compost & rain barrels, paper shredding, a seed exchange, Drug Take Back Day, food trucks, and more. You can read about the event here:


The Woodbridge Center offers a free membership for everyone 55 years of age and above (unless otherwise noted). Call 203-389-3430 or email to sign up or for more information.

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