THE SENIOR CONNECTION A Monthly Publication of programs, events, trips and news for South Windsor residents 55+ 150 Nevers Road MARCH 2015 AARP “Road to Livability” Program Wednesday, March 11 at 11:00 AM 860860-648648-6361 www.southwindsor.org Like us on Facebook: Facebook.com/swseniorcenter St Patrick’s Day Party Tuesday, March 17 at 11:30 AM Put your GREEN on and join us for Irish entertainment and a delicious corned beef and cabbage lunch with a special dessert! To start, we’ll enjoy a performance by Irish Step Dancers from the Golden Harp Dance School at 11:30 AM prior to lunch at Noon.. Call to reserve your CRT lunch 860-648-6361 ext. 328 (suggested donation $2.50). Bus transportation is available by calling ext. 335. AARP has traveled on the “Road to Livability” for many years providing families with resources and tools to create a place where you can live in comfort and safety no matter what stage of life. AARP is helping families go deeper by looking at choices for changing needs. AARP is introducing a new resource that takes a look at “what you have” vs. “what you will need” when Advanced Directives it comes to your HOME, CAR or COMMUNITY. Attorney Marilyn Denny from Greater Hartford Legal Please call to register for this FREE program 860Aid will be at the Center on Monday, March 23 at 648-6361 ext. 335. 11:00 AM for a talk on Advance Directives. Attorney “25 Ways to Train Your Brain” ~ Denny will review and explain Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives. Individuals 60 and over are Brain Awareness Week March 16 - 20 There is a lot of emphasis these days on staying given an opportunity to indicate if they would like to physically healthy, but we should be just as have one or both of these documents prepared for concerned for our mental well-being and them. If so, they receive a packet that facilitates the memory. In order to stay sharp, it is vitally process of gathering the information that is required. important to exercise our brain. This workshop Once this packet is returned to Legal Aid, the forms are will teach participants 25 ways to develop a prepared and Attorney Denny returns to the center to training regimen for your brain! Have you ever execute the documents. To register for this free wondered why when we get older our memory program, please call 860-648-6361 ext. 335. may start to fade? It takes longer to memorize “Consumer Scam things, we have to think a bit longer trying to Presentation” recall names of friends, and it becomes more difficult to concentrate and remember details The North Central Area Agency on Aging from a book we just read. To prevent that from Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program in happening we need to TRAIN OUR BRAIN, partnership with Connecticut Legal Service, Inc. will which will improve blood flow and intake of the present a free informational session on “Identifying and brain and stimulating the many regions of the Preventing Consumer Scams” on Wednesday, Wednesday March brain. JoAnne Harrison-Becker is our speaker on 25 at 1:00 PM at the Community Center. Attorney Friday, March 20 at 10 AM. Please call to register Cheryl Feuerman will talk about common scams and 860-648-6361 ext. 335. give tips on what consumers should watch for to avoid becoming victims. She will provide resources dedicated MONTE CARLO WHIST Party to consumer protection and reporting suspected fraud. call to register for this free program 860-648Friday, March 27 at 1:00 PM Please 6361 ext. 335. See Inside for More Details! NonNon-Driver Photo ID’s: The Department of Motor Vehicles issues a non-driver photo ID card to any applicant who does not possess a valid driver’s license. The cost is $22.50 and can be obtained at a full service DMV office (such as Enfield or Wethersfield). You must be a CT resident. Check out www.ct.gov/dmv for more information. Do Not Call List: To get your phone number removed from telemarketers lists, call 1-888–3821222. You must be calling from the number you want to register. OR, you can register up to THREE numbers, including your cell phone, online at www.donotcall.gov Free Cellphones: If you are part of a government program such as energy assistance, SNAP, Medicaid, etc. you may qualify for a free cell phone through Assurance Wireless or Safelink. To see if you qualify for a free cell phone through Assurance Wireless call 1-800-395-2171. You can get more information on Safelink by visiting their website at www.safelinkwireless.com. Adult and Senior Services Contact Information: Main Number: 860860-648648-6361 Transportation: Linda Worthington ext. 335 Cindy Malone ext. 310 Lunch Reservations: Sharon Bosco, ext. 328 Program Coordinator: Tracy Conery ext. 340 CARES Coordinator: Amy Patterson ext. 311 Assistant Director of Adult and Senior Services: Lindsey Ravalese, ext. 319 Director of Adult and Senior Services: Andrea Cofrancesco ext. 316 VETERANS PROGRAMS American Legion Post 133 Post Service Officers will be at the Community Center on Thursday, March 5 to assist Veterans and dependents in obtaining the benefits to which they are entitled. Stop in anytime from 8:00--9:30 AM. Know a homebound veteran who can use a visit? Contact Ken Lewis: 860860-416416-5276 or [email protected] Energy Audits Available Reduce your utility bills by as much as 20% A program offered by CL & P that checks homes for energy efficiency is available to residents. Technicians will provide a 3-4 hour audit, where they will check windows and doors for drafts, review your heating system, and do minor work such as sealing. This service is free to those who qualify, but for those who do not qualify, the service is $75-99 depending on the type of heat source you have. The value is $600-700. Income limits are based on family size. For more information or to get an application sent to you, call 1-888-811-3748. HEARING AID ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE WITH LOW INCOME Audient is a nationwide program that helps those in need obtain hearing aids at a reduced cost. Candidates are qualified based on their annual household income. For info on income guidelines, call Audient at 1-866-956-5400 or visit www.audientalliance.org MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Birthday Lunch: Thursday, March 26 at 12 noon Senior Advisory Council: Tuesday, March 10 at 10:00 AM Community Service Group: Wednesday, March 18 at 12:30 PM Super Sixty’s: Thursday, March 12 and 26 at 1 PM Sign Up Day: Thursday, March 5 at 7:30 AM SIGN UP POLICY: SW residents register for newly advertised trips on the 1st Thursday of each month beginning at 7:30 AM and can register one other SW resident. Non-residents may register the next day beginning at 8:00 AM as space allows. Be aware most of our trips that utilize our senior bus holds 20 people and fills up on sign up day. South Windsor Senior Center March 2015 SOCIAL SERVICES 860860-648648-6361 PROPERTY TAX RELIEF CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP Elderly and disabled homeowners who qualify can apply for reduced property taxes on their homes until May 15, 2015. If you were on the program previously, call the office 860-648-6361 to see if you need to re-apply this year. This year’s income limits are $34,600 maximum for an individual and $42,200*for a couple. After your taxes are done, you can make a quick calculation by adding your adjusted gross income and your social security to see if you might be eligible. Documents you will need: Signed 1040 Federal Tax form (if you file); Social Security Statement (SSA-1099); Pension Statement; Bank Interest Statement; Any other Income. Please call for more info or to schedule an appointment 860-648-6361 *Local option allows up to $4,000 higher income than regular program. A registered nurse from Care For Me At Home will be here on Friday, March 13 at 10:30 AM to show you how to provide both passive and active range of motion to your loved one, in order to decrease stiffness in joints, maintain muscle tone and prevent contractures. Call by 12 noon on 3/11 to register if you wish to stay for lunch. To be added to the mailing list, call Andrea. ENERGY ASSISTANCE Deadline for Oil is March 15! Applications for the 2014-15 energy assistance program are underway for all heat sources. Single individuals can gross up to $32,515 and couples up to $42,519. Assets cannot exceed $7,000 as a renter and $10,000 as a homeowner. If your assets exceed the limit and your income is low then you may still qualify. Documentation needed: last four weeks of income, bank statements and utility bills. For an appointment or for more info, call 860-648-6361. PREPRE-PLANNING YOUR FUNERAL On Wednesday, April 8 at 1:00 PM, representatives from Samsel & Carmon Funeral Home will be at the center for a free, pre-planning seminar. Learn about the benefits of making funeral plans in advance and hear the benefits of planning your funeral or cremation in advance. Veteran's Benefits will also be discussed. An increasing number of Americans are planning their own final arrangements in order to spare their families much of the emotional and financial burden. This seminar will provide the opportunity for you to get the answers you need to help you and/or family members make these important decisions. Please call to register. MOBILE FOODSHARE On Thursdays, March 12 and 26 from 12:30 to 1:00 PM at Wapping Community Church, 1790 Ellington Road. Get fresh fruits and vegetables (bring bags). Transportation is available: 860-648-6361 ext. 335. Room in the C.A.R.E.S. Program The CARES group provides Center Activity, Recreation, Exercise and Socialization for residents 60 and over who can benefit from socialization due to cognitive or physical limitations. The group meets Tuesday thru Friday from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM at the Community Center. Enjoy a variety of activities including music, crafts, games, reminiscence, current events, exercise, stretching and holiday events. Lunch is served at 12 noon. Transportation is available. The cost is $3/day and a $2.50 donation for lunch. If you have limitations or disabilities but do not need medical or self-care assistance while in the group, you may benefit from this program. Call Andrea for more information. SPAY AND NEUTER PROGRAM FOR LOW INCOME FAMILIES CT Department of Social Services is partnering with the CT Dept. of Agriculture to offer a spay and neuter program for dogs and cats owned by low-income families. The program offers vouchers for vaccination and sterilization of dogs and cats that families who participate in DSS eligibility programs can utilize to cover the basic costs of these procedures. Approved households may receive up to 2 vouchers, which provide a benefit of $50 for a male cat, $70 for a female cat, $100 for a male dog, or $120 for a female dog. Please call 860-648-6361 for an application. South Windsor Senior Center March 2015 EXERCISE AND ACTIVE MARDI GRAS PARTY Exercise Programs The Senior Center has many exercise classes to help you get into shape or stay in shape! All new enrollees are welcome to try the first class for free, and if you choose to join, you pay for the session. You can join any class in the middle of a session with the class fee being propro-rated. In order for classes to run, there is a minimum number of participants required. Classes may be cancelled if we do not get enough enrolled. Sign up for all exercise classes any time Monday through Friday from 8-4:30, no need to wait for Sign-Up day. Call 860-648-6361 ext. 335 for more information. Exercise Programs Class Days/Times/ Place Session Dates Cost n/c=No Class Fridays 3 PM Room 207 Feb 20—Apr 17 No class: 4/3 $40.00 8 weeks Chair Yoga Wednesdays 11 AM Room 207 March 4—April 29 No Class 3/25 8 weeks $40 Qigong Mondays 3:00 PM Banquet Hall Jan 5—April 13 No class: 3/2 8 weeks $40 Pickleball at Ellsworth School Gym 9:00 AM: Times are subject to Advanced: Tues/Thurs/ change—see website Fri. www.usapa.org Beginners: Mon/Wed. Tai Chi Zumba Thursdays 4 PM Banquet Hall Feb 5—March 12 No class 2/12 April 2—May 21 Feb 19—Apr 9 Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday” & reflects the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the fasting of Lent. Gather your masks, beads and brightly colored clothing and join us on our “Fat Tuesday” March 10. Enjoy some Jazz music by the SWHS Jazz band at 11:30 AM and munch on special Mardi Gras treats! Lunch is at 12:00 noon. Register for lunch by calling 648-6361 ext 328 by Noon the day before and ext 335 for transportation. THE PLANT MAN RETURNS Mat Yoga Line Dancing Thursdays 1:30 PM Banquet Hall Special Programs Free 5 weeks $25 8 weeks $40 8 weeks $40 Fridays 10 AM Banquet Hall Feb 13—Apr 17 No class 4/3 8 weeks $40 Strength Training Thursdays 2:30 PM Banquet Hall Feb 19—Apr 9 8 weeks $40 Move to Music Tuesdays 2:15 PM Banquet Hall Feb 3—March 10 March 31—May 19 Light Aerobics Mon and Wed 9 AM Banquet Hall On-going ~ No classes on 4/6, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 $2 drop-in per class Pilates Wed 10 AM Room 207 March 4—April 29 No Class 3/25 8 weeks $40 International Folk Dance Mondays 10:15 AM Banquet Hall On-going 6 weeks $30 8 weeks $40 $3 drop-in per class Join Jeff Eleveld, known as The Plant Man, for a talk on “Plants are Humans Too” and the similarities of the species on Monday, March 16 at 10:00 AM. Jeff is an engaging & humorous speaker who is humorous and knowledgeable about plants and flowers. Please call to register for this free program 860-648-6361 ext. 335. BUTTERFLIES & BUGS Tuesday, March 24 at 11:00 AM. Come and take a look at a variety of beetles, bugs and butterflies all in display cases! Brad Case will explain how they were collected and more about his fascinating collection! No need to register for this informal, drop in program! Intro to Senior Cycling Tuesday, March 31 at 11:00 AM Did you enjoy riding your bicycle when you were a kid? If so, you’ll also enjoy it as an adult! Please join Ginny Hole from South Windsor Walk & Wheel Ways and Andy Johnson from The Bike Shop in S. Windsor as they discuss the opportunities to bicycle in our area, bicycle safety, rules of the road, places to cycle and groups that are currently riding in the area. Different groups ride most everyday; age varies from young adults to 80+ year olds. No matter what your ability level, there are groups that will welcome you. Call to register: 648-6361 South Windsor Senior Center March 2015 Health and Wellness FUN AND GAMES! EAR INSPECTIONS AND WAX REMOVAL Bingo ~ Mondays at 1:00 All clinics are full. If interested, please call to put your name on the wait list. When new dates are secured, those on the wait list are called. Dr. Christine DiRienzo, a doctor of audiology from Advanced Hearing Healthcare will be at the center to do ear inspections and wax removal. Appointments are available 9:30-11:30 AM. Please call 860-648-6361 ext. 335. ASK THE NURSE ~ Free March 5 ~ 9:309:30-10:30 AM Ask a nurse questions about your health, medication or nutrition. No appt. needed. ELDER WELLNESS ~ Free Thursdays, March 5, 12, 19, 26 9:00 to 11:00 AM Setback ~ Mon at 1:00 & Wed at 6:00 (Transportation available-860-648-6361 x 335) “Dealer’s Choice” Poker ~ Mondays at 1:00 Play for “pennies”! Samba ~ Tuesdays at 12:30 Knitters ~ Tuesdays at 10:30 LCR Dice Game ~ Tuesdays at 11:00 Cribbage ~ Tuesdays at 6:00 Hand, Knee & Foot ~ Wednesdays at 12:30 Evening Bingo ~ March 5 and March 19 at 6:30 PM (For Transportation to Bingo—call 648-6361 x 335) Mexican Train Dominoes ~ Fridays at 12:45 Mahjong (American) ~ Thursdays at 10:00 Duplicate Bridge ~ Wednesdays at 1:00 Bridge ~ Mondays and Fridays at 9:00 EVENING SETBACK TRANSPORTATION A nurse will take your blood pressure and check your blood sugar. No appointment needed. Every Wednesday evening transportation is available for our setback game, held in the banquet hall from 6-8 PM. FOOT CARE ~$29.00 For a ride, please call the office at 860-648-6361 ext. 335. Monday, March 2 by appointment Call 860860-648648-6361 ext. 335 HEARING CLINIC ~ Free Quarterly: next date is April. Hearing Tests and minor repairs of hearing aids ELDER WELLNESS AT HOUSING SITES Ceramics ~Thursdays 9:00-11:00 ~ This is a drop-in program where you provide your own green ware and supplies (such as paints and brushes), and enjoy the company of others. There is no instructor. A $2 charge/class covers the cost of the glaze and firing. No need to register—just come on down! Inclement Weather Policy If South Windsor schools are closed due to inclement weather, senior center programs, transportation and Blood pressure and blood sugar screening lunch is cancelled. If the weather is bad and school 10:00 to 11:00 AM ~ Free opening is delayed, our transportation begins at 8:30 Flax Hill Community Hall: Tues. March 10 AM. However, staff still reports to work. For more info Mews Community Hall: Tues. March 3 on weather related changes or cancellations to our TABLE MASSAGES ~ $20 / 30 minutes or scheduled programs, listen to WTIC AM (1080), or FM $40 / hour ~ Tues/Fri by appt. 860-794-3430 (96.5), or watch WFSB Channel 3, NBC CT or FOX CT. MEET AND GREET See what the Center has to offer seniors! Take a tour and make new friends! On Thursday, March 5, from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM volunteers from the Senior Advisory Council will be on hand to greet you, show you around, and answer your questions. Goodies and coffee will be served in the lobby. No need to sign up, just come on down! The Center is located in the Charles N. Enes Community Center, 150 Nevers Road and is shared with the Recreation Department, Teen Center and Youth and Family Services. South Windsor Senior Center March 2015 CLASSES Special Activities COMPUTER CLASSES Extreme Shopping Computer classes will be held at Timothy Edwards Middle School from 3:15-5:15 PM. Beginner’s Class will start on Tuesday, March 17 and the Intermediate Class begins on Friday, March 20. 20 Prerequisite for the Intermediate class is completion of the Beginners Class. To register, call 860-648-6361 ext. 335. The instructor will return your call and assign you to the appropriate class. Cost for 7 weeks: $40 for residents/$50 nonresidents, payable to the Town of SW on the first day of class. SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS If you want to learn more about your smartphone devices and/or tablets, Yanique, our student intern from CCSU will be here to help you out Individually or as a group. Get the latest update on how to operate your devices on Wednesday, April 1 at 1:00 PM. Space is limited. Call 860-648-6361 ext 335 beginning 3/5 to register. FREE On Wednesday, March 11 we will travel to CT Post Mall in Milford. Our senior bus leaves the Center at 11:00 AM and departs from the mall at 3:00 PM. Please call anytime to register 860-6486361 ext 335. Note: This is an unescorted trip. Breakfast Bunch This month we will enjoy breakfast at Windsor 75 in Windsor on Thursday, March 12. The bus will leave the Center at 8:30 AM. Call to register 860-648-6361 x335 beginning on March 5. 5 St. Patrick’s Day BINGO On Monday, March 16 at 1:00 PM come and enjoy a special Bingo event sponsored by October Kitchen in Manchester, the company who prepares & delivers delicious home cooked meals to your home! Join us for Bingo with special prizes, door prizes and their amazing “April in Paris” ART P*ART*Y warm apple crisp! Bingo will begin at 1:00 PM. “I Love Paris In The Springtime” and the Call 860-648-6361 x 335 for transportation. cherry blossoms are the crowning glory of Dine Out this spectacular city of Paris. If we can’t be Join us on Friday, March 20 for lunch at there in person, we can visit with our paintbrushes and Willimantic Brewing Company, a living landmark paint in this acrylic painting on canvas that will follow and pub brewing company! Our senior bus will the cherry blossomed tree path to the famed Eiffel leave the Center at 11:30 AM. Call to register Tower. Bring your adventurous spirit and creativity for 860-648-6361 x335 beginning on March 5. 5 this fun art activity. Did you know art is healthy for you? Art stimulates the imagination, improves problem Birthday Lunch solving, reduces stress, helps you stay focused, and most Celebrate all March birthdays on importantly enhances cognitive and memory abilities. Thursday, March 26 at 12 noon. Cake No experience is necessary, instruction is provided and donated by Geissler’s. To sign up for lunch it’s fun! Fridays, April 10 and 17 from 9:309:30-11:30 AM. ($2.50 donation), call by noon the day before Cost is $12. Sign up begins March 5. 860-648-6361 ext 328. MATURE DRIVING New REDUCED class time! Only one 4-hour class needed to complete! The next class, taught by Tom Field, is scheduled for Monday, March 30 from 8 AM to 12 noon OR Friday, April 10 from 12:3012:30-4:30 at the Community Center. SW residents can register by calling 860-648-6361 ext. 335 anytime and let us know which session of choice. Non residents may sign up in the office beginning 3/6. FREE for SW residents, $15 for non residents. Attention Scarlett O’Hatters The first meeting for 2015 will be on Thursday, March 26 at 2:00 PM. PM We’ll discuss future events and activities! The Scarlett O’Hatters are a group of women wearing red hats and purple outfits who get together monthly for special outings, event and socials. For more info on joining, contact Tracy at 860-648-6361 ext 340. All are welcome! Volunteer Corner INCOME TAX SERVICE Community Service Group AARP Tax-Aide is a free program for low and middle income taxpayers with special focus on taxpayers age 60 and over. Tax-Aide workers will be available at the Community Center on Thursdays and Fridays from 9 AM to 12 noon and Fridays from 1-4 PM beginning Thursday, February 5 and continuing through Friday, April 10 by appointment. Please call 860-648-6361 ext. 335 to schedule an appointment. Married couples filing jointly should both be present during the income tax preparation session. No return will be filed until all necessary signatures have been entered on the forms. The next meeting of the Community Service Group will be Wednesday, March 18 from 12:3012:30-2 PM. PM This is a group of adults who work on a variety of projects for South Windsor residents and the surrounding communities such as baking for homebound seniors, making sandwiches for an area shelter, collecting books for a local hospital and more. To find out how you can make a difference in your community, call Tracy. Volunteers Needed to Fight Scammers! Over 68 billion tax dollars are lost annually due to Medicare fraud, waste and abuse. The Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program is looking for volunteers to be trained to educate seniors how to PROTECT their personal identity, DETECT potential errors, fraud, and abuse and how to REPORT it! The next SMP Foundation Training will be held on Thursday, 4/16 from 10 AM to 3 PM at North Central Area Agency on Aging, 151 New Park Ave., Hartford (near the West Hartford line). Participants for this training must complete a personal interview by 4/8 in order to attend this training. Contact Carol Walsh, SMP Volunteer Coordinator [email protected], or phone 860-7246443 ext. 271. www.smpresource.org and www.ncaaact.org Volunteer Drivers Needed Please be sure to bring the following forms: ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ ♦ Personal identification including photo IT, Social Security card, etc. Copy of 2013 Income Tax Return and related forms All applicable 2014 forms which show taxes paid, withheld or “not determined” All W-2 forms for wages earned All 1099 forms INT for interest accounts DIV for dividend accounts R for retirement funds and IRAs Any state refund statements for last year’s Connecticut tax Social Security Annual Statements A blank check with account and routing numbers for direct deposit refund request All personal documents that relate to deductible expenses: Medical expenses, including mileage to the medical facility Prescription expenses Sales tax expense for major purchases Mortgage interest paid Contributions to charities, churches, etc. Home improvements that conserved energy Replacement windows, doors, furnace Property tax statements from the Town for your home and automobile(s) Note: sewer taxes cannot be claimed FISH is an all volunteer organization that provides South Windsor residents rides to medical appointments. Volunteers are needed to assist one day a month by helping with phone calls or driving. For more info or to volunteer, please call Phyllis Oswald at 860- ♦ 644-2910. New this year: bring health insurance coverage info for you, your spouse and all your dependents. South Windsor Senior Center March 2015 Note: Trips and events listed below have either been advertised previously or you simply do not need to wait until signsign-up day! To register— register—please just stop in and signsign-up today!! Victorian Cape May April 28th - May 1st, 2015 4 Days/6 Meals We’ll travel to the southern most tip of the New Jersey Beaches to Historic & Victorian Cape May! We’ll have 4 days & 3 nights of old world charm while staying in beautiful seaside accommodations at Marquis de Lafayette Hotel! Hotel We will visit the Physick Estate, Cape May’s only Victorian House Museum along with a trolley ride through the historic district. We’ll enjoy dinner and a show, a boat cruise about the Cape May Spirit and other fun adventures too lengthy to describe here. See trip flyer for more details. TOUR INCLUDES: * Roundtrip motorcoach transportation * Three nights’ lodging at the Marquis de Lafayette * 6 Meals: 3 buffet breakfasts, 3 dinners * Trolley tour of Cape May’s historic district * Tour of the Physick Estate * Visit to Cape May Winery * Cape May Point & Lighthouse tour * Visit to Historic Smithville * [email protected]’s and Lobster House Restaurants * Dinner/show at Elaine’s Famous Dinner Theatre * Dolphin Watch Sightseeing Cruise * Shopping at the Washington Street Mall * Charter package at Resorts Casino * Luggage handling (one per person) * Full-time Landmark Tours Escort * All taxes and gratuities (including escort, driver & guides) and Trip and Cancellation Insurance Cost: $675/person double; $859 Single $615 Triple. $100 Deposit, payable to Landmark Tours & Cruise is due with reservation. Balance due by March 15. Any questions, call Tracy. Note: All advertised senior trips are open to South Windsor residents and nonnon-residents! MONTE CARLO WHIST Party Join us on Friday, Friday March 27 at the Community Center for a Whist card party hosted by our Community Service Group volunteers. Please arrive at 12:45 PM. Cash prizes will be awarded and home-baked goodies/ refreshments will be served! Cost: $4.00 (proceeds benefit the many projects of our Community Service Group!) Registration is requested ~ walk-ins are allowed if space is available. Bus transportation is available by calling 860-648-6361 ext. 335. You do not need a partner to play Whist! Please register at any time in the Human Services office—no need to wait until sign-up day. Any questions, call Tracy 860-648-6361 ext 340. Mormon Tabernacle Choir & Orchestra Saratoga Performing Arts Center This choir has not toured on the East coast since 2003 and this is one of only five East Coast performances!! There is nothing like being there and hearing this amazing Choir LIVE! If you’ve never experienced their 360-voice sound accompanied by their spectacular orchestra—well, then you won’t want to miss this!! Prior to arriving in Saratoga, we’ll enjoy an early dinner at The Desmond Hotel in Albany, NY who are celebrating 40 yrs of premier service! Meal choices are: Filet Mignon or Potato Encrusted Salmon. Salmon Our motorcoach will depart from Geissler’s On Monday, June 29 at 2:00 PM and return approx. midnight. This is a shared trip with a group from AAA Pioneer Valley so space is limited! Cost: $145. payable to Tours of Distinction includes motorcoach, dinner, reserved “great” orchestra seats, tour escort & all gratuities. Any questions, call Tracy. Space is limited….only a few spots left! ~~ Please call for availability!! Senior Center Phone Number: 860-648-6361 Tracy Conery: Ext 340 South Windsor Senior Center March 2015 SIGN UP POLICY: Registration begins on Thursday, March 5 at 7:30 AM. (Non(Non-residents may register beginning Friday, March 6 if space is available.) The Shoppes at Whittemore Crossing and Middlebury Consignment Thursday, March 19 Come and visit CT’s premier consignment destination with furniture and decorative accessories obtained from local estates, from families looking to downsize, or from those just looking to reinvent their style. Perhaps you'll find that one of a kind item you couldn't find anywhere else. Our senior bus will depart the Center at 9:15 AM for shopping and then lunch at The Café. Approx. return time: 3:00 PM. Cost: $28.00 payable to Town of SW includes bus transportation, lunch entrée, coffee, tea or soda, dessert and gratuity. Any questions, call Tracy. “West Side Story” & Lunch at Westchester Broadway Theatre Thursday, April 30 Possibly the greatest musical ever created! This classic modern version of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, set on the mean streets of New York during the turbulent 50s depicts a rivalry between the Sharks and the Jets happening all while Tony and Maria attempt to create a life together! This brilliant production combines music, lyrics and dance into a timeless tribute to young love! Our motorcoach will depart from Geissler’s at 8:15 AM and travel to Elmsford, NY for a day of entertainment and fun! Cost: $97 payable to Getaway Tours includes transportation, lunch and theater show. Approx. MCC Gourmet Lunch return time is 6:30 PM. This is a shared bus with Thursday, April 16 MCC culinary students are cooking, and the kitchen's our friends from the Glastonbury Senior Center. open to the public! While the student "chefs-in- Space is limited! Questions, call Tracy. training" wow you with their culinary skills, the wait “Once” at Bushnell staff of culinary arts and hospitality students will Saturday, May 30 @ 2:00 PM provide you with superior table service! Lunch menu: Salad of Seared Sea Scallops w/Oriental Vinaigrette, Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® freshly baked bread, Blanquette of Lamb with Egg including BEST MUSICAL,“ONCE” is a MUSICAL Noodles, Sautéed Asparagus and Assorted Pies for truly original Broadway experience. dessert. Bus departs the Center at 11:30 AM for lunch Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians at noon. Approx. return time: 2:00 PM. Cost: $8.00 who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells payable to Town of SW. Any questions, call Tracy. the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful “Camelot” at The Bushnell young woman takes a sudden interest in his Saturday, April 25 @ 2:00 PM One of theatre’s most legendary musicals. Intimate haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them and fresh, never has this story of passion, pageantry grows, his music soars to powerful new heights... and betrayal been more captivating! Recount the but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, and more complex than your everyday romance. Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table in an It's an unforgettable story about going for your enchanting fable of chivalry, majesty, and dreams and the power of music to connect us all. brotherhood in this four-time Tony Award® winning Our bus departs the Center at 11:15 AM for lunch/ show! Senior bus departs the center at 11:15 AM for brunch at Market Grill in Manchester prior to the lunch at Olive Garden Restaurant prior to the show. show. Approx. return time is 5:00 PM. Cost: Cost: $71.00 payable to Town of SW includes theatre $80.00 payable to Town of SW includes theatre ticket & bus transportation. Please bring money for ticket and transportation. Please bring money for lunch. Any questions, call Tracy. lunch. Any questions, call Tracy. Senior Center Phone Number: 860-648-6361 Tracy Conery Ext 340 South Windsor Senior Center March 2015 Special Event Transportation The South Windsor FOOD Alliance* in partnership with South Windsor Senior Center & Parks & Recreation Department presents: This service is for residents age 60 years or older; or who are under age 60 and on Social Security Disability. Our service is curb to curb. Passengers must be able to reach the bus independently. Drivers are not allowed to go into homes or apartments. Community Health & Locally Grown Happiness Medical Transportation Medical transportation is provided for routine medical and dialysis appointments only. Special procedures such as colonoscopies, stress tests, etc. do not qualify as routine Thursday, March 12 at 7 PM: Eating Like Your Life medical appointments. Medical transportation Depends on It with Dr. Andrew Paterna, Professor, is available for the following: MCC Manchester and South Windsor: The First Annual Farmers Market Workshop Series 2015 Thursday, March 26 at 7 PM: Eating for a Healthy Heart; Plant-Based/Whole Foods with Brad Biskup, Physician Assistant. UCONN Health Center Monday and Wednesday 9:30 to 3:00 Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 9:30 to 11 Thursday, April 9 at 7 PM: Drinking Tea for Your Health with Whole Harmony 4U and Beginning BEEKEEPING with Naomi Rothe, Forgotten Acres Hartford & East Hartford: Monday 9:30 to Vernon: Wednesday 9:30 to 3:00 3:00 OUT OF TOWN SHOPPING Thursday, April 23 at 7 PM: Chicken & Eggs, Which Vernon Tri-City Plaza: Tuesdays Comes First? with Brenda Sullivan, Thompson St Farm, Pick-ups begin at 9 AM. Return trips scheduled Glastonbury and Invasive Plants in Your Backyard for 12:15 with Sameena Shah, SWHS Buckland Hills Mall: Fridays Thursday, April 30 at 6 PM: Special Event: Pick-ups begin at 9 AM. Return trips scheduled Vegetarian Buffet Dinner & Song with Music by for 12:00 at Walmart; 12:15 at the mall. Hannah H’s Field, Dinner by Chef Bliss. $20, payable to SW Parks and Recreation Department. Register in IN TOWN GROCERY SHOPPING: Advance. Stop and Shop Plaza and Geissler’s Wednesday: Pick-ups begin at 8:30 AM. Return trip is All programs are held at the Charles N. Enes Community Center. Light refreshments will be served 11:30 AM. Friday: Pick-ups begin at 10:00 AM . Return trip is at all workshops. 12:15 PM. Entry fee for all events except April 30: $1.00 or To Schedule transportation or to non-perishable food donation, payable at the door, receive a full brochure, call Human with advance registration in Human Services or online Services at 860-648-6361 Ext. 335 South Windsor Senior Center Calendar - March 2015 Monday 2 Tuesday 3 Bridge 9:00 AM Errands Light Aerobics 9:00 AM Vernon Tri-City Plaza Bowling-Vernon 9:30 AM Sit & Knit Group International Folk Dance 10:15 AM LCR Dice Game Lunch 12:00 PM Lunch Bingo 1:00 PM Samba Setback 1:00 PM Move to Music "Dealer's Choice Poker" 1:00 PM Cribbage 9 16 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 12:30 PM 2:15 PM 6:00 PM Errands Local Shopping Light Aerobics Pilates Trash Museum Chair Yoga Lunch Hand, Knee & Foot Duplicate Bridge Setback 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:00 AM 11:30 AM 12:00 PM 12:30 PM 2:15 PM 6:00 PM Errands Local Shopping Light Aerobics Pilates Chair Yoga Extreme Shopping AARP Road to Livability Lunch Hand, Knee & Foot Duplicate Bridge Setback 10 Bridge 9:00 AM Errands Light Aerobics 9:00 AM Vernon Tri-City Plaza Bowling-Vernon 9:30 AM Senior Advisory International Folk Dance 10:15 AM Sit & Knit Group Lunch 12:00 PM LCR Dice Game Bingo 1:00 PM Mardi Gras Party Setback 1:00 PM Lunch "Dealer's Choice Poker" 1:00 PM Samba Qigong 3:00 PM Move to Music Mohegan Sun 3:15 PM Cribbage 17 Wednesday 4 Sign-Up Day Veteran's Program Meet and Greet Blood Pressure/Sugar Errands Ceramics "Ask the Nurse" Mah Jong Lunch Line Dancing Strength Training Tai Chi Bingo 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 12:30 PM 1:00 PM 6:00 PM Breakfast Bunch Blood Pressure/Sugar Errands Ceramics Mah Jong Lunch Super Sixty's Meeting Line Dancing Strength Training Tai Chi 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:15 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 12:30 PM 12:30 PM 1:00 PM 6:00 PM Blood Pressure/Sugar Errands Ceramics Whittemore Crossing Mah Jong Lunch Strength Training Tai Chi Bingo Friday 6 7:30 AM 8:00 AM 8:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:30 PM 2:30 PM 4:00 PM 6:30 PM Mall Bridge Art Class Local Shopping Zumba Lunch Mexican Train Dominoes Mat Yoga 8:30 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 1:30 PM 2:30 PM 4:00 PM Mall Bridge Art Class Zumba Local Shopping Caregivers Support Gr Lunch Mexican Train Dominoes Mat Yoga 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:15 AM 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 2:30 PM 4:00 PM 6:30 PM Mall Bridge Brain Awareness Local Shopping Zumba Dine Out Lunch Mexican Train Dominoes Mat Yoga Advanced Comp. Class 12 18 Bridge 9:00 AM Errands 9:00 AM Errands Light Aerobics 9:00 AM Vernon Tri-City Plaza 9:00 AM Local Shopping Bowling-Vernon 9:30 AM Sit & Knit Group 10:30 AM Light Aerobics Plant Man 10:00 AM LCR Dice Game 11:00 AM Pilates International Folk Dance 10:15 AM Irish Step Dancers 11:30 AM Aqua Turf Lunch 12:00 PM St Patrick's Day Lunch 12:00 PM Chair Yoga St Patrick's Day Bingo 1:00 PM Samba 12:30 PM Lunch Setback 1:00 PM Beginner Comp. Class 3:15 PM Community Service Gr "Dealer's Choice Poker" 1:00 PM Cribbage 6:00 PM Hand, Knee & Foot Duplicate Bridge Qigong 3:00 PM Setback Thursday 5 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 12:30 PM 1:00 PM 6:00 PM 11 (860) 648-6361, Ext. 335 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 12:45 PM 3:00 PM 13 19 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:30 AM 12:00 PM 12:45 PM 3:00 PM 20 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 11:30 AM 12:00 PM 12:45 PM 3:00 PM 3:15 PM First Day of Spring! 23 24 Bridge 9:00 AM Errands Light Aerobics 9:00 AM Vernon Tri-City Plaza Bowling-Vernon 9:30 AM Sit & Knit Group International Folk Dance 10:15 AM LCR Dice Game Advanced Directives 11:00 AM Butterflies & Bugs Lunch 12:00 PM Lunch Bingo 1:00 PM Samba Setback 1:00 PM Beginner Comp. Class "Dealer's Choice Poker" 1:00 PM Cribbage Qigong 3:00 PM 30 25 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 12:30 PM 3:15 PM 6:00 PM Errands Local Shopping Light Aerobics Lunch Hand, Knee & Foot Duplicate Bridge Consumer Scam Pres Pond House Garden Setback 26 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 12:00 PM 12:30 PM 1:00 PM 1:00 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM Blood Pressure/Sugar Errands Ceramics Mah Jong Birthday Lunch Super Sixty's Meeting Scarlett O'Hatter's Strength Training Tai Chi 27 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 1:00 PM 2:00 PM 2:30 PM 4:00 PM Mall Bridge Local Shopping Zumba Lunch Monte Carlo Whist Mexican Train Dominoes Mat Yoga Advanced Comp. Class 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:00 AM 10:00 AM 12:00 PM 12:45 PM 12:45 PM 3:00 PM 3:15 PM 31 Mature Driving 8:00 AM Errands Bridge 9:00 AM Vernon Tri-City Plaza Light Aerobics 9:00 AM Sit & Knit Group Bowling-Vernon 9:30 AM Intro to Senior Cycling International Folk Dance 10:15 AM LCR Dice Game Lunch 12:00 PM Lunch Bingo 1:00 PM Samba Setback 1:00 PM Move to Music "Dealer's Choice Poker" 1:00 PM Beginner Comp. Class Qigong 3:00 PM Cribbage 9:00 AM 9:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:00 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 12:30 PM 2:15 PM 3:15 PM 6:00 PM UPCOMING ACTIVITIES March Sun., March 29 DancEnlight's Annual Dance Show April Thurs., April 16 MCC Gourmet Lunch Sat., April 25 "Camelot" at The Bushnell April 28-May 1 Victorian Cape May Trip Thurs., April 30 "West Side Story" at Westchester Theatre May Sun., May 3 "Hello Dolly" at Warner Theatre Thurs., May 21 "Let's Hang On!" at Foxwoods Sat., May 30 "Once" at The Bushnell June Mon., June 29 Mormon Choir at Saratoga C.A.R.E.S. Corner From the Desk of Amy Patterson The CARES group activities are designed to promote wellness for those seniors who are in need of enhancement and maintenance of productivity in socialization, mobility, cognition and quality of life. There is a saying, "THE SHARPER THE BLAST, THE SOONER 'TIS PAST". The CARES group is in great anticipation of Spring! We all have "had it" with the cold and snowy Winter and we will begin to welcome Spring with many activities to pass the days in March until then. The first week we will learn about the Jewish festival of Purim and bake Hamantashen cookies to go along with the story of the holiday. Then it is onto the joyous holiday of St. Patrick's Day with wisdom, wit, and humor portrayed by games, limericks, and music of the Irish people. Following our week long celebration of St. Patrick, the CARES group will direct their attention to all things "greening up" for Spring. There is much to look forward to in March. Limited Space is available. Please call Andrea Cofrancesco at 860-648-6357. SENIOR COMMUNITY CAFÉ CALENDAR CONGREGATE MARCH-2015 MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY 2 Zucchini Soup Meatloaf w/Vegetable Gravy Orzo Pilaf Broccoli & Cauliflower Rye Bread Pineapple Tidbits 3 Orange-Pineapple Juice Chicken Brunswick Stew Parslied Boiled Potatoes Baby Carrots Dinner Roll Fresh Fruit 4 Vegetarian Vegetable Soup Roast Pork A La Orange Oriental Rice Prince William Blend Vegetables Pumpernickel Bread Cherry Peach Crisp 5 Beef Liver w/Sauteed Onions Mashed Potatoes Mixed Vegetables 100% Whole Wheat Bread Sliced Pears 6 Mulligataway Soup Eggplant Roll-Up w/Extra Marinara Sauce Rotini w/Tomato & Basil Sauce Zucchini Squash Whole Grain White Bread Sliced Apples 9 Roasted Chicken Leg w/Gravy Garlic Smashed Potatoes Broccoli Spears 100% Whole Wheat Bread Fresh Fruit 10 Veal Parmesan Parslied Bowties Italian Blend Vegetables Club Roll Fresh Fruit 11 Beef Noodle Soup Salisbury Steak w/Peppers/Onions/Mushrooms Rice Medley Winter Squash 12-Grain Bread Applesauce 12 Cran-Apple Juice Roast Turkey w/Gravy Baked Potato Cranberry Sauce Peas & Pearl Onions Dinner Roll Chocolate Pudding w/Whipped Topping 13 Stuffed Salmon w/Newburg Sauce Wild Rice Whole Green Beans Wheat Bread Peaches 18 Mandarin Chicken Fluffy White Rice Peas & Carrots Rye Bread Fresh Fruit 19 Baked Ham w/Pineapple Maraschino Cherry Sauce Cut-Up Sweet Potatoes Spinach Wheat Dinner Roll Applesauce 20 Minestrone Soup Tony’s Individual Cheese Pizza Spinach Salad w/Tomatoes & Cucumbers Raspberry Vinaigrette Dressing Saltines Fresh Fruit 25 Hearty Vegetable Soup Pot Roast w/Gravy Oven Roasted Potatoes Sliced Carrots Dinner Roll Fresh Fruit 26 Orange Juice Stuffed Cabbage w/Extra Tomato Sauce Mashed Potatoeas Prince Edward Blend Vegetables Pumpernickel Bread Lemon Pudding Tart w/Whipped Topping 27 Alaskan Pollock w/Seafood Sauce Brown Rice Pilaf Broccoli Cuts 100% Whole Wheat Bread Peaches & Pears 16 White Bean & Escarole Soup 17 Meatballs w/Tomato Sauce Cheese Rigatoni Garden Salad w/Cherry Tomatoes & Cucumbers Italian Dressing Club Roll Saltines Fruit Cocktail 23 Veal Patty w/Onion Gravy 24 Cut-Up Sweet Potatoes Capri Blend Vegetables 12-Grain Bread Fresh Fruit 30 Chicken Jubilee 31 Rice Pilaf Cut Green Beans Wheat Dinner Roll Applesauce HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY Orange-Pineapple Juice Corned Beef Cabbage Parslied Baby Carrots Boiled Potatoes Mustard Rye Bread Special Dessert Cran-Apple Juice Chicken Cacciatore Penne w/Marinara Sauce Broccoli Florets Italian Bread Pineapple Tidbits & Mandarins Corn Chowder Crabby Cake on Multi-Grain Roll Tater Tots Saltines Red/Green Cabbage Coleslaw w/Shredded Carrots Tartar Sauce Fresh Fruit Meals are served at the Charles N. Enes Community Center 150 Nevers Road South Windsor, CT Reserve a meal by 12 noon the day before 860-648-6361 ext. 328 Elderly Nutrition Program meals are served Monday thru Friday to persons 60 years of age or older and their spouses. All meals are served with milk, bread and margarine. DONATIONS: $2.50 (or whatever you can afford) Join the SOUTH WINDSOR SENIOR CENTER on a tour to... April 28th - May 1st, 2015 * 4 Days/6 Meals ravel to the southern most tip of the New Jersey Beaches to Historic and Victorian Cape May. On the first day we will stop north of the Cape at the Towne of Historic Smithville. Filled with Old English Charm and period buildings enjoy lunch on your own at many dining possibilities and strolling between the different shops that surround the Village Green. We arrive at Cape May and Check into our seaside hotel - The Marquis de Lafayette, perfectly located for access to the sea, the village and shopping possibilities. This evening you can have dinner at your leisure at the Aleathea’s Restaurant - located one block from the hotel just inside the big wraparound porch of the Inn of Cape May. On Day 2 after a leisurely breakfast we will head out to the Physick Estate. The Estate is Cape May’s only Victorian House Museum. Experience the opulence and experience life as it was in the 1890's. This visit is paired with a trolley ride through the historic district. We next depart for Cape May Point State Park. Located on the historic Cape May Peninsula at the southern tip of New Jersey, the scenery offers an ever changing shoreline of dunes, coastal marshes and ponds, wooded islands and varied uplands. We will also visit the Cape May Point Lighthouse and Sunset Beach. In the early afternoon return to the hotel to enjoy the many amenities, stroll the beach, have lunch on your own at the many restaurant choices or shop in the historic Washington Street Mall. This evening we will enjoy Dinner and a show at the unique ‘Elaine’s Dinner Theater’. On Day 3 we will depart for the Marina and enjoy a Boat Cruise aboard the Cape May Spirit. Enjoy light snacks and beverages as we Cruise around Cape May Point and up the Coastline viewing dolphins, birds and other wildlife. Afterwards, we will visit the award-winning Cape May Winery for a tour and tasting. Return to the Village for some more free time and lunch on own and this evening we will dine at the Lobster House. On our last day after a leisurely breakfast we will check-out and head for Atlantic City. A visit to the Resorts Casino is in order with slot bonuses and meal package for free time and lunch on your own before we return home in the early evening. T TOUR INCLUDES: * Roundtrip motorcoach transportation * Three nights’ lodging at the Marquis de Lafayette * 6 Meals: 3 buffet breakfasts, 3 dinners * Trolley tour of Cape May’s historic district * Tour of the Physick Estate * Visit to Cape May Winery * Cape May Point & Lighthouse tour * Visit to Historic Smithville * Dinners at Aleathea’s and Lobster House Restaurants * Dinner/show at Elaine’s Famous Dinner Theatre * Dolphin Watch Sightseeing Cruise * Shopping at the Washington Street Mall * Charter package at Resorts Casino * Luggage handling (one per person) * Full-time Landmark Tours Escort * All taxes and gratuities (including escort, driver & guides) * Trip and Cancellation Insurance Price: $675 per person double $859 Single *$615 Triple For information call: TRACY CONERY @ (860) 648-6361 x 340 $100 Deposit with Reservation Balance due by March 15th, 2015 Trip arranged by Landmark Tours & Cruises, Inc. Landmark Tours & Cruises, Inc. arranges the components of the tours and does not own or operate the independent suppliers of services including motorcoaches. Trips cancelled due to weather conditions are handled on a per trip basis. Refunds will depend on timing of the cancellation and supplier policies. Landmark Tours reserves the right to adjust cost based on fuel or other surcharges imposed by vendors.
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