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Woodbridge Center for November & December 2023

November 16, 2023
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Woodbridge Center for November & December 2023
The Holli Shanbrom Team, Coldwell Banker Realty, is one of seventeen vendors at the Spooky Sponsor Social who have supported The Center over the past year. Vendors dressed in costumes and decorated their tables to help make the Spooky Sponsor Social a success on October 26.

Contact The Woodbridge Center:  More information on available programs and services can be found on The Center’s page of the Town Website.  Call 203-389-3430 or email with questions or to register for programming.  Follow us on Facebook (The Woodbridge Center, Woodbridge CT) for current updates, local information, and fun programming photos.

The Center will be closed on November 23 and 24 for the Thanksgiving holiday. 

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 months of November and December are provided by Woodbridge residents Barry and Hyla Vine.

Art Wall

The Center Café

The artwork display for the month of November is provided by local photographer and Center member Phyllis Gamm.

Whitney Rehabilitation and Health Care Center and Coachman Square at Woodbridge engage with participants of the Spooky Sponsor Social.  Whitney Rehab and Coachman Square sponsored the lunch provided at the event.


In-person Lunch

For everyone 55 and older

Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12-1 pm

The Center Café

Lunch includes a choice of hot entrée with roll and sides or a sandwich, along with dessert, coffee/tea and water.  The price for all lunches is $5.00 for residents, $6.00 for non-residents, with a $1.00 additional fee for take-out (waived for sandwich choice).  Please RSVP with The Center 203-389-3430 by noon the day before.

Choices for November/December include:

  • 11/21 Chicken Marsala or roast beef/cheese on a wrap;
  • 11/23 Closed – Thanksgiving;
  • 11/28 Vegetable and cheese frittata or chicken salad on a croissant;
  • 11/30 Tuna salad or turkey/cheese on a wrap;
  • 12/5 Ziti with meat sauce or egg salad on a roll;
  • 12/7 BBQ meatloaf or chicken Caesar wrap;
  • 12/12 Turkey pot pie or roast beef and Swiss cheese on a roll;
  • 12/14 Rotary sponsored Holiday Luncheon – see details below;
  • 12/19 Stuffed peppers or seafood salad on a croissant;
  • 12/21 Baked manicotti or chicken salad with apples and cranberries on a roll;
  • 12/26 and 12/28 No lunch service.

Popcorn and a Movie

Tuesdays at 1 pm

The Center Lounge

View a variety of movie genres with freshly popped popcorn at The Center:

  • 11/21 The Greatest Showman (2017 – Hugh Jackman);
  • 11/28 You’ve got Mail (1998 – Tom Hanks & Meg Ryan);
  • 12/5 The Mountain Between Us (2017 – Kate Winslet & Idris Elba);
  • 12/12 Fiddler on the Roof (1971);
  • 12/19 Polar Express (2004 – Tom Hanks).

Snow Globe Vase Craft

Thursday, November 30, 12:45-1:30 pm

The Center Café, no charge

All supplies and instructions to make a seasonal Snow Globe Vase will be provided by Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.  Please call to pre-register.

Lunch Bunch to Stonebridge Restaurant

Monday, December 11

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

Meet at The Center then continue on a social outing to Stonebridge Restaurant in Milford.  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 December 7.  Space is limited.

Ask the Nurse & Ask a Cardiology PA Programs

December 12 and 21, 11 am – 12 pm

Center Consultation Office

See details below.

Annual Holiday Luncheon

Thursday, December 14, 12-1 pm

The Center Café, no charge

The Annual Holiday Luncheon, catered by Lasse’s Restaurant & Caterers, will include stuffed chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, and dessert.  This event is sponsored by the Woodbridge Rotary ClubSpace is limited.  Please call The Center 203-389-3430 to register.

December Birthdays Celebration

Thursday, December 21, 12-1 pm

The Center Café

December birthdays will be celebrated during the regular lunch from 12-1 pm.  Cupcakes or cake will be provided by Hamden Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.  Future birthdays will be celebrated on the third Thursday of each month.

Tech Assistance

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.



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.



Wednesdays, 1-4 pm

The Center Café

Seasoned bridge players are welcome to play bridge every Wednesday in The Center Café.  Please call The Center prior to first attendance.


Mondays 12:30 – 2:30 pm

The Center Lounge

Seasoned Mahjongg players are invited to participate.  Please call The Center prior to first attendance.

Painting for Pleasure Art Class with local artist Carole Abbate

Mondays, 10 am - 12 pm

The Center Cafe

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.  Call to sign-up for this 6-week, $36 class.  Sessions run concurrently with classes prorated if applicable. 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.


Ask the Nurse Program with OVNA

Second Tuesday of the month, 11 am – 12 pm

The Center Consultation Office in The Center Café

A registered nurse from Orange Visting Nurse Association (OVNA) will be available to monitor your blood pressure, check your weight, and answer questions to help guide your health and wellness during the second Tuesday of each month.

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

Fourth Thursday of the month, 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 during 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.

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).

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

Delivered Meals (Woodbridge residents only)

Healthy, well balanced, flash frozen meals for $5.25/meal are available for delivery.  Order by noon on Monday for delivery to your home during the same week.  Choose from a wide variety of options including lasagna, vegetable and cheese frittata, crab stuffed tilapia, 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 (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 fall clean-up, party assistance, baby-sitting, and more.

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