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The Woodbridge Center from March 2023

March 9, 2023
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The Woodbridge Center from March 2023
Kristy Moriarty and Jeanette Glicksman help distribute lunches at the Soup-er Sweet Masquerade Drive-thru in February. This event was sponsored by Coachman Square at Woodbridge and Opal Stork Home Care with a special treat provided by Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.

Are you over 55 years old?  Contact The Woodbridge Center: C all 203-389-3430 or email kmoriarty@woodbridgect.org for information on all programming.  Preregistration is required for all programming and events.

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Sponsored Lunch (for Woodbridge residents over 60 years of age):

Spring Drive-thru Luncheon: Celebrate spring at the Spring Drive-thru Luncheon on April 13 from 12-1 pm.  Lunch includes:  choice of sandwich, ancient grain salad, and pineapple upside down cake for dessert.  This drive-thru is generously co-sponsored by The Linden at Woodbridge.  No charge, though donations are welcome.  Please RSVP by April 6.

All Level Pinochle Players Welcome! Anyone interested in playing pinochle or learning to play pinochle is invited to join the pinochle group on Thursdays from 1:30-4 pm.  Call 203-389-3430 for more information.

Becket Greten-Harrison, Cardiology PA and founder of Hearts at Home, provides a special presentation to a full room, on atrial fibrillation and congestive heart failure for National Heart Awareness Month

Upcoming programs

Free Healthy Cooking Demo:  Join Chef Toni from The Linden at Woodbridge for a demonstration on how to cook healthy meals for 1 or 2 people.  Samples will be provided.  The cooking demonstration will meet March 22 from 11 am to 12 pm in the Library Meeting Room.  Please RSVP by calling The Center at 203-389-3430.

Lunch Bunch Returns!  Join in a social outing to lunch at Carmines di Vega in New Haven on March 29.  Self-pay for your meal at the restaurant.  The van leaves at 11:30 am from The Center.  $3 per person for transportation (or meet at the restaurant).  Call The Center to RSVP.

Fabric Bowl Craft Workshop:  Enjoy a casual crafting experience making a unique, functional, fabric bowl.  All materials will be provided with personal instruction from Deb Urso of Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.  This free workshop will meet on March 30 from 11 am - 12 pm in the Library Meeting Room.  Please RSVP to participate.

Decoupage Egg Craft:  Everyone can be a crafter while making beautiful decoupage eggs for spring during this workshop provided by Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center on April 6, from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, in the Library Meeting Room.  Please call to RSVP.


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, in the Center Building gym.  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.  There is a $3 fee paid at the beginning of each class.

Pickleball:  Monday through Friday, 12:30-3:30 pm, in the Center Building gym and outside 7 days/week.  All levels are welcome.  Call for more information.  There is an annual fee of $20 for residents, $25 for non-residents.  Please make sure your dues are current.

Some of the crafters from the Valentine's Day Card Workshop, provided by Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, display their beautiful creations


Bridge:  Fridays, 1-4 pm in the Library Meeting Room.

Craft Group:  Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am - 12 pm, in the Woodbridge Room of the Library.  Bring your current knitting, crocheting, or needlepoint project to work on while having an enjoyable time socializing.

Painting for Pleasure with local artist Carole Abbate:  Monday, 10 am - 12 pm, in the Library Meeting Room.  Create your own paintings as Carole helps inspire beginners to intermediates to paint with acrylics or watercolors.  Paint the subject of your choice-bring in a note card or photo for inspiration.  No experience necessary.  Call to sign-up for this 6-week, $36 class.  Class will be prorated.

Pinochle:  Thursdays, 1:30-4 pm in the Center Building, room 16.

Services offered (for Woodbridge residents only)

Tech Tuesday and Thursday, 2:45-4:15 pm:  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, Amity High School student volunteers.  No charge.

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).

Transportation:  Those over the age of 60, 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 on a first call, first serve basis.  Appointments may be made up to three months in advance.  Vehicles are cleaned between each use.  Masks are required.

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 website (https://woodbridgect.org/541/Lunch-Meal-Programs) for a complete list of offerings.

Frozen soups are available for $1.50 per 10 oz. container.  Varieties include:  Italian wedding, beef orzo, minestrone, harvest vegetable, lemon chicken and rice, and many more.  Call 203-389-3430 to place your order.

Friendly Visitor Program:  Call Judi Young, Senior 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 spring clean-up, party assistance, baby-sitting, and more.

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