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The Woodbridge Center for June 2023

July 4, 2024
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Participants of May’s Lunch Bunch enjoy socializing over a delicious lunch at the Italian Pavilion in Derby. The next outing will take place on July 12 to Dockside Seafood & Grill in Branford. Please RSVP.

Contact The Woodbridge Center:  More information on available programs and services can be found on The Center’s page of the Town Website.  Please go to SchedulesPlus to directly sign-up for most programs.  Call 203-389-3430 or email with questions or for more information.

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Grand Re-opening of The Center

The time is finally here to celebrate the long-awaited re-opening of The Center, and it was worth the wait!  Everyone is invited to come to the ribbon cutting celebration on Wednesday, June 21 at 4:00 pm.  Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP with The Center 203-389-3430.

Stop by The Center Thursday, June 22 through Wednesday, June 29 to sign up for a free membership to The Center and receive a commemorative pen and special treat while supplies last.

The fully renovated Center will have a new HVAC system, new reception office, hot coffee and tea available all day, a private consultation office for meeting with the Human Services Social Worker or with a nurse during the regularly scheduled “Ask the Nurse” program (with blood pressure monitoring), and a new audio-visual system which includes a new sound system, projector, and screen (funded by a federal grant awarded by Agency on Aging of South Central CT and fundraising dollars raised at the Human Services’ Living Treasure Events).  In addition, The Center will continue to provide all of the programs it has offered throughout the renovation process, and on July 18, the in-person meal program will resume on Tuesdays and Thursdays

Stop by The Center in early July for a Center Newsletter/Calendar with program details, sign-up to receive regular email blast updates, or check the Town Website for current activities and events.

All activities and programs, except for aerobics, Tai Ji Quan:  Moving for Better Balance, and pickleball, will meet in The Center beginning Monday, June 26.

Jessica Esposito, The Woodbridge Center, and Kelsey Lang, Elim Park, get ready to assist distribution of 100 lunches to the Mother’s Day Drive-thru participants. The drive-thru was sponsored by Visiting Angels and Elim Park, with a special favor provided by Hamden Health.

Sponsored Lunch 

(for Woodbridge residents 60 years of age or over)

Father’s Day Drive-thru Luncheon

Thursday, June 15, 12-1 pm

In front of main entrance of The Center

Everyone is welcome to celebrate all fathers at the Father’s Day Drive-thru Luncheon.  Enjoy choice of turkey BLT on wholegrain bread or BBQ shredded beef on a roll, macaroni salad, and dessert sponsored by Whitney Rehabilitation Care Center and Coachman Square.  A deconstructed root beer float will be provided by Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.  No charge.  RSVP by June 8.

Upcoming Programs

Immersive Japan Experience

Friday, June 9, 11 am - 12 pm

Library Meeting Room

Enjoy a virtual tour of Japan, trivia, and authentic treats during this one-hour immersive experience provided by Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.  Please RSVP with The Center 203-389-3430.

Flip Flop Wreath Craft

Thursday, June 29, 11 am - 12 pm

The Center Cafe

This workshop, sponsored by Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, will provide everything required to make a fun flip flop wreath for summer.  Please RSVP with The Center 203-389-3430.

Lunch Bunch

Wednesday, July 12

Van leaves The Center at 11:30 am or meet at Dockside Seafood & Grill at 12 pm

Join in a social outing to lunch at the Dockside Seafood & Grill in Branford.  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 July 6.

Hands-Only CPR & AED Training

Wednesday, July 19, 10 am - 12 pm

The Center Cafe

This free training opportunity is offered through the American Red Cross and Yale New Haven Health.  Hands-on learning is included in this program that will teach life-saving skills to recognize the signs of cardiac arrest, perform CPR on adults and children, and utilize an AED.  Please RSVP with The Center 203-389-3430.

Annual Indoor Summer Picnic - once again IN the Center Café!

Thursday, July 27, 12-1 pm

The Center Café

Enjoy live music & BBQ at its best with the Woodbridge Police Department Grill Masters serving up BBQ chicken, hot dogs, and hamburgers.  Summer salads, watermelon, and dessert will also be served.  This free event is co-sponsored by The Woodbridge Police Department and the law firm of Resnik & Resnik.  Please RSVP by July 20.  Space is limited.

Sarah Mach, Whitney Rehabilitation Care Center – recipient of the Business Award, and Deb Urso, Hamden Rehabilitation and Care Center – recipient of The Woodbridge Center Award, display their awards standing with Kristy Moriarty and Jessica Esposito, The Woodbridge Center, at The Human Services Volunteer Appreciation Event in May

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

Center Building Gymnasium

Come enjoy a complete cardio and strength training workout to a variety of music.  Bring your own 1- or 2-pound hand weights, if you have them, to use during the class.  Please pay $3 at the beginning of each class.

Indoor Pickleball

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

Center Building Gymnasium

All levels are welcome.  There is an annual fee of $20 for residents, $25 for non-residents.  The annual fee includes outdoor play as well.  Please make sure your dues are current.  Call The Center 203-389-3430 for more information.

Outdoor Pickleball

Every Day

Outdoors on the Town Courts

All levels are welcome.  There is an annual fee of $20 for residents, $25 for non-residents.  The annual fee includes indoor play as well.  Please make sure your dues are current.  Call The Center 203-389-3430 for more information.


All will meet in The Woodbridge Center beginning Thursday, June 22.


Wednesdays, 1-4 pm

Library Meeting Room

Seasoned bridge players are welcome to play bridge every Wednesday in the Library Meeting Room.  Please call prior to initial play.

Craft Group

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am - 12 pm

Woodbridge Room of the Library

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


Thursdays, 1:30-4 pm

Center Building, Room 16

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 Building, Room 16.  Call 203-389-3430 for more information.

Services offered

(for Woodbridge residents only)

Computer Lab

Multiple computers and laptops are located in room 11 of the Center Building Human Services corridor, which is open Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays, 10 am - 2 pm.  Printing is available (first 5 pages free).


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.  Appointments may be made up to three months in advance.  Vehicles are cleaned between each use.

Delivered Meals

Healthy, well balanced, flash frozen meals for $5.25/meal are available.  Order by noon on Monday for delivery to your home during the same week.  Choose from a wide variety of options including baked ziti, chicken piccata, flounder Florentine, and turkey pot pie.  Meals include a roll, fresh fruit, and dessert.  Two meal minimum order with a ten-meal limit.  See The Center’s page on the Town website for a complete list of offerings.  A wide variety of frozen soups are also available for $1.50 per 10 oz. container.

Friendly Visitor Program

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

Medical Loan Closet

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

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

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