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The Woodbridge Center Upcoming Events and Activities in July!

July 3, 2024
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Andrew Jambor from Amston Home Transition Solutions shares great tips for creating a safer home environment at the June 6 Lunch & Learn. Amston also partnered with Milford Health and Rehabilitation Center to provide lunch to those who attended.

Upcoming Programs and Activities

In-person Lunch

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

Tuesdays, select Thursdays, 12 pm

The Center Café

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

Upcoming lunches will be offered as follows:

July:

  • 7/2 Choice of sub: Italian with provolone or chicken salad;
  • 7/4 CLOSED – 4th of July;
  • 7/9 Choice of sub: turkey or tuna salad;
  • 7/11 Free Lunch & Learn: Cooking Demo – see details below;
  • 7/16 Choice of sub: roast beef or egg salad;
  • 7/18 Zuppardi’s Pizza and Beer (root) – see details below;
  • 7/23 Choice of sub:  BLT or cranberry walnut chicken salad;
  • 7/25 Free Annual Indoor Picnic – see details below;
  • 7/30 Choice of sub: mesquite smoked turkey and Swiss cheese or tuna salad.

NEW! Coffee and Conversation with First Selectman, Mica Cardozo

Wednesday, July 10, 9:30 – 10:30 am

The Center Café

First Selectman Mica Cardozo will be available the second Wednesday of the month for coffee and casual conversation.  Bring your questions, comments, and concerns to discuss with First Selectman Cardozo.  Please RSVP with The Center 203-389-3430 and share any topics you may be interested in learning more about.

Enjoying the Father's Day Luncheon sponsored by Visiting Angels of Woodbridge on June 20!  Great food from Carmine's di Vega, music by Steve Bettencourt, and our traditional root beer floats made for a great event.

Free – Lunch & Learn:  Cooking Demo

Thursday, July 11, 12-1 pm

The Center Café

Chef Eddie, from Charter Senior Living, will demonstrate how to make Tropical Chicken Wraps, a couscous salad and no-bake gluten-free Coconut Cream Bars.  All attendees will enjoy a lunch of the demonstrated meal.  Please RSVP with The Center 203-389-3430 by July 8.  Space is limited.

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

Thursday, July 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, every 3rd Thursday of the month.  Diet and regular root beer, coffee and tea included.  Then celebrate all July birthdays with cupcakes or cake provided by Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.  Please RSVP by noon the day before.

Free No-Bake Baking with Deb

July 22, 1:30 pm

The Center Café

Make a Strawberry Lemon Trifle summer dessert under Deb’s guidance.  Have a taste when you are done and bring some home as well.  All supplies and directions are provided by Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.  Please call The Center 203-389-3430 to register.

Free - Annual Indoor Picnic with live music

Thursday, July 25, 12-1 pm

The Center Café

No takeout

Enjoy live music by Pierce Campbell and BBQ at its best with the Woodbridge Police Department Grill Masters serving up BBQ chicken, hot dogs, and hamburgers.  Summer salads 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 18.  Priority given to Woodbridge residents.  Space is limited.

Crafting suncatchers with the guidance (and materials) provided by Deb Urso from Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care.

Art Exhibit

The Center Café

The July exhibit continues to feature a beautiful array of artwork by participants of The Center’s Painting for Pleasure class.  Please stop by to view the works of these talented artists and to find out how to join the Painting for Pleasure class which will resume September 16, on Mondays from 10 am – 12 pm.

Free - Lounge Library

The Center Lounge

Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4 pm

Be sure to stop by The Center’s Library in the lounge this summer 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.

Enjoying lunch from Café Flo after the docent-led tour of the Florence Griswold Museum.  Other recent trips have included Lunch Bunch at Dockside in Branford, and a three-part Ice cream excursion series with the first stop to Rich Farm.

Regular Programs

Exercise

Aerobics Class with Laura Richling

Drop in, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10-11 am (no class June 20)

Tuesdays: The Center Café

Thursdays: The Library Meeting Room

Fee: $3.00 cash/check 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.  Not sure if the class is right for you?  Try a complimentary class first!

Outdoor Pickleball

Every Day

Outdoors on the Town Tennis Courts

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

The annual fee includes indoor play after the gym renovation is complete.  Please make sure your dues are current to obtain the lock code for the nets and deck boxes.  Call for more information.

Hobbies/Social

Bridge

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.

Mahjong

Drop in, Mondays, 12:30 – 2:30 pm

The Center Lounge

Experienced mahjong players are invited to participate every Monday (and select other days) in The Center Lounge.  Beginner players meet Wednesdays, at 1 pm.  No experience is required.  Please call before attending the first class.

Pinochle

Drop in, Thursdays, 1:30-4 pm

The Center Lounge

Anyone interested in playing pinochle, or learning to play pinochle, is invited to join.  Please call The Center prior to first attendance.

Stitch Craft

Drop in, 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

Free - Tech Assistance

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.

Computer Lab

Drop-in

Computers and laptops are located for use in room 11, 2nd floor in the Center Building, Monday through Friday, 10 am - 2 pm.  Printing is available (first 5 pages free).

Transportation

(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.

Delivered Meals

(Woodbridge residents only)

Healthy, well balanced, flash frozen meals for $8.00/meal 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 8 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 wheelchairs 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 yard work, party assistance, baby-sitting, and more.

Thank you to all of our sponsors including

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.  Call or stop by The Center to learn how you can be a Coffee Bar Sponsor.

Super Sponsor Wall @ The Center café

“Super Sponsors” for the month of July include the following:

  • Whitney Rehabilitation and Health Care Center;
  • Coachman Square at Woodbridge.

“Super Sponsors” provide a monthly contribution to support The Center in exchange for a 24”x 36” advertisement display on The Center’s Sponsor Wall.  Call The Center to find out how your business can advertise on the Super Sponsor Wall.

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The Woodbridge Center offers a free membership for everyone 55 years of age and above (unless otherwise noted).  Call 203-389-3430 or email kmoriarty@woodbridgect.org to sign up or for more information.  Please be sure to sign up early.  Many programs and trips have limited space.

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