Windsor Seniors’ Newsle er WINDSOR SENIOR CENTER · 599 Matianuck Avenue · Windsor, CT 06095 · 860- 285-1992 Early Bird Supper! Our popular Early Bird Supper takes place this month on Tuesday, April 28, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM. The menu features pork loin with gravy, sweet potato casserole, herb vegetables, rolls, salad, coffee, tea, and Spring Cup Cake for dessert! Hosted by Kindred Transitional Care. Sign up in the office, online, or call 860-2851992 before April 23. $8.00. Rise ‘n Shine Breakfast Join us at the Windsor Senior Center Café on Thursday, April 16, at 9:00 AM for our popular Rise ‘n Shine Breakfast. Enjoy delicious omelets to order, breakfast meat, muffins, orange juice, coffee/tea. Sign up in the office, or call 860-285-1992 by Tuesday, April 14. Free! Limit 50 people. Please note: Sign ups begin on April 1. . Windsor’s Shining Stars Senior Talent Show! Mark you calendars now! In celebration of Older American’s Month, please join us for our first ever Windsor’s Shining Stars Senior Talent Show on Wednesday, May 27, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM in our café! From singing to dancing, comedy to poetry, to playing a musical instrument ~ ALL talents welcome and we encourage you to sign up to perform in this awesome event. Prizes, Prizes, Prizes! Sponsored and judging by Seabury. Entrants, please complete and submit a signup form by May 15. Forms are available in this newsletter or in the Senior Center office. Ever Wonder What Your Antiques are Worth? All seniors are invited to bring 1 or 2 items to be appraised by local expert Jamie Selig, of Windsor’s Central Street Antiques. The appraisal will be held in the Senior Center, Room AP1, on Wednesday, April 22, fr om 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Call 860285-1992 to sign up for this free program! Please limit your items to 1 or 2, in order for everyone to get a chance for an appraisal. *************************** KNOW YOUR RIGHTS in a Long Term Care Setting The Long Term Care Ombudsman will be at the Senior Center café on Wednesday, April 29, from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM to present valuable information on residents’ rights. What they are and how to access them should you find yourself or a loved one in a Long Term Care situation. A delicious dessert will also be provided by Riverside Healthcare and The Village at Buckland Court. Space is limited to 35, so please register soon in the office, or call 860-285-1992. Free! PAGE 2 Windsor Seniors Newsletter Daytime Mall & Shopping Trips In an effort to meet your needs, the monthly “Daytime Mall Trips” have been expanded to include drop-offs and pick-ups at nearby stores. When you call to sign up, just let us know what store you would like to go to in areas adjacent to the major malls. Please call 860-285-1846 by noon at least 2 days in advance to sign up for mall trips: Enfield — Tues - Apr 7 Manchester — Tues - Apr 14 Wal-Mart/Big Y — Wed - Apr 1/Apr 15/Apr 29 Target/Stop&Shop — Wed - Apr 8/Apr 22 Art P“art”y Class! This month’s session will be held Wednesdays, April 1 and April 8, from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM in the Senior Lounge. Instructor Deb Boemmels will teach “I Love Paris in The Springtime” with the cher r y blossoms as the cr owning glory of this spectacular city of Paris! Paint this acrylic on canvas that will follow the cherry blossomed tree path to the famed Eifel Tower. And remember, art stimulates the imagination, improves problem solving, reduces stress, helps you stay focused, and most importantly it enhances cognitive and memory abilities. So sign up today! $15.00 per session. Sign up on the office or call 860-285-1992. Class size limited to 15 people. Movie of the Month! Spring has sprung and it’s time for a little action! Join us in the Senior Lounge on Tuesday, April 21, to watch “The Sentinel.” Michael Douglas, Kiefer Sutherland, Eva Longoria and Kim Basinger head up the perfect cast in this gripping suspense thriller, that delivers “nonstop action around every turn!” (NBC review). “An edge-ofyour-seat thriller!” (ABC review). Rated PG-13. The movie begins promptly at 12:45 PM, concluding at 3:00 PM. Free popcorn; soda for $1.00. Transportation available. Sign up in the office or call 860-285-1992. Don’t miss this exciting action-packed thriller! SPRING EXERCISE Exercise Class Session Dates Cost Yoga— Yoga—Thursdays 10:00 am - 11:00 am Mar 5— 5—Apr 23 $40 Tai Chi— Chi—Beg/Int Monday & Friday 8:00 am -10:00 am Apr 3— 3— Apr 24 $35 Tai Chi— Chi—Adv. Fridays 10:45 am - 11:45 am Mar 6— 6—Apr 17 $35 **************************************************************************************************************************** Become a Senior Techi Come to our Sr. Computer Lab for a 2part class. On Friday, April 3 at 10:45 AM, learn E-mail set up. E-mail basics will be taught on Friday, April 17 at 10:45 AM. Please sign up in the office or call 860285-1992. Free! Class size limited to 8 people. HIKE WITH RYAN! Join Ryan Deneen on Wednesday, April 22, for a tr ail walk at Northwest Park to celebrate Earth Day! The walk will begin at 10:30 AM and participants are asked to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy after the walk. Call 860-285-1992 to sign up or for more information. Free! Shape Up & Work Out Mon, Wed, Fri 8:30 am - 9:30 am Sit, Stretch & Groove Mon. & Wed. 10:00 am - 11:00 am Zumba Gold Wednesdays 11:00 am - noon Water Fitness @ The Hilton * Tuesday & Thursday Apr 1 — Apr 29 Apr 1 –- Apr 29 Apr 1— 1—June 3 $52 $36 $50 May 5— 5—June 30 No class 5/7, 5/12 or 5/14. See $56 calendar for times. *Water shoes are MANDATORY to wear to participate in any water fitness class. If you have any questions, contact 860-285-1992. PAGE 3 Windsor Seniors Newsletter TRIPS Evening & Weekend Trips Call 860-285-1992 to sign up. Transportation available from your home; cost of meals and/or fees are your responsibility. ☺ Apr. 8 ~ Wednesday, Texas Roadhouse, ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ Manchester; Leave 4:15 PM; return after dinner. Apr. 11 ~ Satur day, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford; leave 11:00 AM; lunch at Bears, Hartford, at 1:30 PM; return after lunch. Apr. 14 ~ Tuesday, Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale Restaurant; leave 4:15 PM; r etur n after dinner. Apr. 18 ~ Satur day, IKEA, New Haven; leave 9:00 AM; 1:00 PM lunch in café or Brazi’s Retaurant; return after lunch. Apr. 19 ~ Sunday, D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts Exhibits, Spr ingfield, MA: Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami. Leave 11:00 AM; tour followed by lunch at 1:30 PM at the Blake House Café. Return after lunch. Admission is $18.00 Adults; $12:00 Seniors. Apr. 22 ~ Wednesday, Carrabba’s, Manchester; leave 4:15 PM; return after dinner. Apr. 25 ~ Satur day, Tanger Outlet, Westbrook; leave 9:00 AM; lunch at Bill’s Seafood Restaurant, Westbrook, at 1:30 PM; return after lunch. CLUB NEWS Bowling— The Windsor Sportsters’ co-ed bowling league meets every Monday from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM at Bradley Bowl. Cost is $11.00 for three games. French Club— Meets 1st and 3rd Fridays each month in the Senior Lounge. Speak French with us! Free! (please call 860-285-1992 for class schedule/times) Genealogy Club— Ray Thomas will teach you how to research your ancestry on Monday, April 6 from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM in the Computer Lab. Call the Senior Center at 860-285-1992 to sign up. Free! Line Dancing— Meets every Friday from 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM in the Ballet Room. Men and women are invited to join the fun. Free! MahJongg— Meets every Monday and Thursday from 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM in the Senior Lounge. Free! 90’s Club— For those 90 yrs+ meets the last Friday of each month in the Senior Center Café at 10:00 AM. Free! Pinochle— Players gather every Monday at 1:00 PM in the Senior Center Café. New players welcome! Free. Quilting Club— The First Towne Quilters meet in the Senior Center Craft Room on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays fr om 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM. All welcome! Red Hat Mamas— Join us every 2nd Friday of the month at 11:00 AM in Senior Lounge for fun and frolic! Note change in location. All ladies and new members welcome! Call Queen Mum Toni Coiro at 860-688-6942 for trips. ROLEO Group— Meets 3rd Friday of each month at Friendly’s, Rt. 75, Windsor Locks, at 9:00 AM. New women members welcome. Come eat, chat & enjoy! ROMEO Group— Meets 2nd Friday of each month at The Whistle Stop, 139 Br oad St., Windsor , at 8:00 AM for breakfast and conversation. New men members welcome! Register Online — For your convenience, you can register online for some activities from your home at www.rec1.com. Call 860-285-1992 for help with registering for programs. Free Medical Equipment — The Loaning Closet lends used medical equipment to Windsor residents at no cost. We have walkers, wheelchairs, commodes, shower chairs and other equipment. Please call ahead to see what’s available @ 860-285-1992. Freestyle Dancing— Every 2nd Wednesday of the month, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM. Free! Feel free to bring your own CD’s and refreshments to share! Tap Dancing— Join the fun every Thursday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Men and women are invited to join. In the auditorium. Stop by! Free! Wii Bowling– Join us for Wii Bowling in the Senior Lounge every Wednesday from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. Free. Windsor Whirlers— Square Dancing every Thursday from 1:00 PM-3:00 PM in the Fitness Room. No partner needed. Stop by! WOW (Watch Our Weight) — Meets every Wednesday fr om 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM in Room AP1. Gain support while taking off weight. Call 860-688-2515. MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY April 2015 8:00 ..... Tai Chi—Beginners 8:30 ..... Shape Up & Work Out 9:00 ..... Tai Chi—Intermediate 10:00 ... Sit Stretch & Groove 10:005Genealogy Club 10:00 ... Bowling 10:005Pickleball 12:45 ... BINGO 1:00 ..Mahjongg 8:00 ..... Tai Chi—Beginners 8:30 ..... Shape Up & Work Out 9:00 ..... Tai Chi—Intermediate 10:00 ... Sit Stretch & Groove 10:00 ... Bowling / Pickleball 12:45 BINGO 1:00 ..... Mahjongg 8:00 ..... Tai Chi—Beginners 8:30 ..... Shape Up & Work Out 9:00 ..... Tai Chi—Intermediate 10:00 ... Sit Stretch & Groove 10:00 ... Bowling / Pickleball 12:45 BINGO 1:00 ..... Mahjongg 8:00 ..... Tai Chi—Beginners 8:30 ..... Shape Up & Work Out 9:00 ..... Tai Chi—Intermediate 10:00 ... Sit Stretch & Groove 10:00 ... Bowling / Pickleball 12:45 BINGO 1:00 ..... Mahjongg 6 9:305.Windsor Trail Riders Mtg. 10:00 ... Bridge 10:155Computer Class 12:00...Water Fitness @ Hilton 12:45 ... Setback 1:155.Water Fitness @ Hilton 7 8 13 20 27 10:00 ... Bridge 10:15...Estate Planning Seminar 12:00...Water Fitness @ Hilton 12:45...Setback 1:00 ..Windsor C.A.R.E.S. 1:155.Water Fitness @ Hilton 4:155..Lenny & Joe’s Fish Tale Restaurant 10:00 ... Bridge 12:00...Water Fitness @ Hilton 12:45 ... Setback 12:455Movie of the Month! 1:00 .Diabetic Support Group 1:155.Water Fitness @ Hilton 9:305..Hearing Clinic 10:00 ... Bridge 12:45 ... Setback 5:005.Early Bird Supper 14 21 28 8:30......Shape Up & Work Out 9:00......Cribbage 9:00......WOW 9:305..Art P“art”y class 10:00....Sit Stretch & Groove 11:00 .Zumba Gold 11:005.Pickleball 1:005. .Wii Bowling 1:00 ..SNAP Blitz in AP1 1:005..AARP Meeting 8:30......Shape Up & Work Out 9:00......Cribbage 9:00......WOW 9:305..Art P“art”y class 10:00....Sit Stretch & Groove 10:005.WIN-TV Senior Voice 10:155Computer Class 10:305.Visiting Nurse 11:00 .Zumba Gold 11:005.Pickleball 12:30 .Quilting Club 1:00 . .Wii Bowling 1:005...Freestyle Dancing 4:155..Texas Roadhouse 8:30......Shape Up & Work Out 9:00......Cribbage 9:00......WOW 10:00....Sit Stretch & Groove 11:005.Zumba Gold 11:005Pickleball 1:00......Wii Bowling 1:005.Golden Fellowship Meeting 4:305..Evening Bingo 8:30......Shape Up & Work Out 9:00......Cribbage 9:00......WOW 10:005.WIN-TV Senior Voice 10:00....Sit Stretch & Groove 10:305.Hike with Ryan 11:00 .Zumba Gold 11:005Pickleball 12:30 Quilting Club 1:005..Antiques Appraisal 1:00......Wii Bowling 4:155..Carrabba’s Restaurant 8:30......Shape Up & Work Out 9:00......Cribbage 9:00......WOW 10:00....Sit Stretch & Groove 11:00 .Zumba Gold 11:005Pickleball 11:455Birthday Lunch 12:30 Quilting Club 12:455Whist 1:00......Wii Bowling 1:005..Know Your Rights! THURSDAY 1 8 9 15 g 22 29 9:00 ..AARP Tax Prep 10:00 ... Yoga 12:155.Water Fitness @ Hilton 12:45 ... Setback 1:00..... Tap Dancing 1:00 ...Mahjongg 1:00 ..Square Dancing 1:305.Water Fitness @ Hilton FRIDAY 2 10:00 ... Yoga 9 10:155Computer Class 12:305Advanced Computer Class 12:45 ... Setback 1:00..... Tap Dancing 1:00 ...Mahjongg 1:00 ..Square Dancing 1:305.Water Fitness @ Hilton 10 9:005..Rise ‘n Shine Breakfast 9:005...Foot Clinic 10:00 ... Yoga 12:155.Water Fitness @ Hilton 12:45 ... Setback 1:00..... Tap Dancing 1:00 ...Mahjongg 1:00 ..Square Dancing 1:305.Water Fitness @ Hilton 9:005...Foot Clinic 10:00 ... Yoga 12:45 ... Setback 1:00..... Tap Dancing 1:00 ...Mahjongg 1:00 ..Square Dancing 10:00 ... Yoga 12:45 ... Setback 1:00..... Tap Dancing 1:00 ...Mahjongg 1:00 ..Square Dancing 16 23 30 8:00 ..... Tai Chi—Beginners 8:30 ..... Shape Up & Work Out 8:45 ..Mobile Foodshare 9:00 ..... Tai Chi—Intermediate 9:005..Pickleball 10:455Senior Technology Class 11:00 Tai Chi Advanced 12:45 ... BINGO 1:00 ..French Club 1:30 ..Line Dancing 8:00 ..... ROMEO GROUP 8:00 ..... Tai Chi—Beginners 9:005..Pickleball 9:00 ..Tai Chi—Intermediate 10:45 Groceries to Go 11:00 .Red Hat Mamas 11:00 Tai Chi Advanced 12:45 ... BINGO 1:30 ..Line Dancing 8:00 ..... Tai Chi—Beginners 8:30 ..... Shape Up & Work Out 8:45 ..Mobile Foodshare 9:005..Pickleball 9:00 ..ROLEO GROUP 9:00 ..Tai Chi—Intermediate 9:00 ..SNAP Blitz in AP1 10:455Senior Technology Class 11:00 Tai Chi Advanced 12:45 ... BINGO 1:00 ..French Club 1:30 ..Line Dancing 8:00 ..... Tai Chi—Beginners 8:30 ..... Shape Up & Work Out 9:005..Pickleball 9:00 ..... Tai Chi—Intermediate 10:45 Groceries to Go 10:005.90’s Club 11:00 Tai Chi Advanced 12:45 ... BINGO 1:30 ..Line Dancing SAT/SUNDAY 3 4 ——————————— 5 10 11:00...Wadsworth Atheneum w/ lunch 11 6 ———————————— 12 11 17 12 9:00...IKEA w/ lunch 18 13 ———————————— 11:00...D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts 19 Exhibits w/ lunch 24 9:00...Tanger Outlet w/ lunch 25 20 ————————--——— 26 PAGE 6 Windsor Seniors Newsletter Health & Wellness Clinics VISITING NURSE Blood Pressure Clinic Visiting Nurse & Health Services of CT offers free wellness screenings including blood pressure and pulse checks, medication reviews, heart and weight monitoring, and nutritional information. A nurse will be available on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Call 860-2851992 for an appointment. This month’s date: Wed., April 8 — 10:30 AM to Noon FOOT CLINIC Registered nurses from Pedi-Care will trim nails and check for foot health problems on Thursday, April 16 and April 23, 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Appointments required. Please call 860-285-1992. Cost is $29, payable to Pedi-Care. Please pay nurse that day. HEARING CLINIC A qualified hearing specialist from Advanced Hearing will conduct free hearing tests, cleaning and minor hearing aid repairs between 9:30 AM and noon, on Tuesday, April 28. Please call 860285-1992 to schedule an appointment. Windsor Transporta!on Services DIAL-A-RIDE IN WINDSOR Dial-A-Ride is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM. Tr anspor tation is pr ovided for medical appointments, shopping, and other activities in town. Schedule a ride, call 860-285-1846 no later than 12:00 noon two business days before you want a ride. To Schedule a Ride: 860-285-1846 To Cancel a Ride: 860-285-1996 For any other transportation questions, please call the Transportation Coordinator at 860-285-1996. AARP Chapter #1101 AARP Chapter 1101’s next monthly meeting will be Wed., April 1, at 1:00 PM in the Senior Center Café. We have programs of interest and important information for seniors. On April 1st, we will have Attorney Steven Brown, a partner in the Windsor law firm of Johnson, Dowe, Brown & Barbarotta, LLC, bring you expert information on how to choose an attorney and how to keep important paperwork (i.e., wills, trusts, titles, deeds, insurance, etc.) organized and available for future reference. There will be time for questions and answers, as well. All are welcome to this informative meeting and refreshments and a raffle will follow the meeting. Please call President, Barbara Zawrotny, 688-8444, for more information. Upcoming events: Don’t miss our Pot Luck Luncheon in the café on MAY 6 at 1:00 PM. Free. Please bring your favorite dish (serving at least 6), or $7.00 if you can’t supply a dish. Please sign up at the April meeting. Trips: Please see the oppor tunities fr om the Windsor Senior Center and Golden Fellowship, or call Bernie Simmons at 860-688-6119. OUT-OF-TOWN MEDICAL RIDES Transportation is available for out-of-town medical appointments Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM. You must call by noon 7 days in advance of your appointment. Wheelchair transportation is available on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays only to Bloomfield, Hartford & W. Hartford. To schedule a ride, call 860-285-1992 between 9:00 AM—3:00 PM. Pr ovide your doctor ’s name, phone, addr ess, appointment time & length. Cancellations, call 860-285 -1992 immediately. Patient pays all parking fees. GOLDEN FELLOWSHIP Golden Fellowship is a social club with entertainment and refreshments every 3rd Wednesday of each month in the Senior Center Café. Our next meeting will be Wed., April 15, at 1:00 PM. Golden Fellowship TRIPS: Contact Pauline Martin at 860-688-6602 to sign up. Trips depart Windsor Sr. Center north parking lot and include driver gratuity. Flyers of our trips are located in the Senior Center. May 5: “Mohegan Sun Casino” (note date change) Join us for a day at Mohegan Sun! Bonus $15 food coupon, $15 game play. $22 pp. Depart 8:30am. June 9: “Ticket to Ride, The Beatles Tribute” Join us at the Grand Oak Villa in Oakville, CT for a Beatles tribute show and authentic Italian cuisine! Family style menu. Depart 10:15am, return 4:30pm. $76 pp. Aug. 18: “Odyssey Lunch Cruise/Boston Harbor” Enjoy lunch and entertainment aboard the Odyssey while cruising Boston Harbor. $87 pp. Depart 9:00am. Windsor Seniors Newsletter PAGE 7 PAGE 8 Windsor Seniors Newsletter Estate Planning Seminar Connecticut has the 2nd highest cost of long-term care in the nation, so you need to protect yourself and your retirement assets from long-term care costs. Should you give your home to your children? How can you get the State to pay for nursing home and home care? How can you qualify for Medicaid benefits while keeping your assets? If you know the rules and plan ahead, you can still protect your hard-earned assets. Attend an informative presentation in the Senior Center Café to answer these questions and more, hosted by the law firm of Czepiga, Daly & Pope, specialists in Estate Planning and Elder Law. Join us on Tuesday, April 14, from 10:15 AM to 11:45 AM. Sign up in the office or call 860-285-1992. Free! Upcoming Trips! Join us Tuesday, August 11, 2015, for “Triple Lobsters and The Riverboat Ramblers” at the Hukelau in Springfield, MA. Cost: $64. Package includes 3 lobsters per person (or prime rib), a performance by The Riverboat Ramblers, and server’s tip and meal taxes. Bus leaves 11:00 AM; return after lunch and entertainment. Join us for a Friendship Tours Special to Atlantic City & Cape May, fr om Tuesday, September 1 to Thursday, September 3, 2015. Cost: $291 twin; $391 single. 2 nights accommodations at the Resorts Casino, $30 slot, $10 food credit, 2 buffets, and show! Please call Millicent in the Senior Center office at 860-285-1992 to make your reservations, or for more information on these exciting trips! Computer Classes On April 7, 8, and 9 from 10:15 AM to 11:45 AM, come to the Senior Center Computer Lab and learn about Windows 7 and Office 2013. Professor Paul will be your instructor for this 3-class session. A minimum of 4 people attending all three classes is necessary for this session to run. Sign up in the office or call 860-285-1992. Free! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! If you have a birthday this month, come celebrate on Wednesday, April 29, from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM. Free cake for everyone donated by Geissler’s. Birthday surprises provided by Kimberly Hall. Call 860-285-1992 before April 27 to sign up. Windsor Trail Riders! The first meeting of the Windsor Trail Riders will be held on Tuesday, April 7, at 9:30 AM, in the Senior Center Café. Learn about the bike trips planned from April to October. New members always welcome. Free! AARP Driver Safety On Tuesday, May 5, 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, anyone age 50 or older can take the Driver Safety Program, hosted by AARP, held in the Senior Lounge. The course qualifies you for lower insurance rates in CT. $15 AARP members/$20 non-members. Class size limited to 20 students. Call 860-285-1992 to sign up. Senior Lunch Program Hot lunch is provided by CRT for seniors 60 years or older in the cafeteria, 12:00 noon, Monday through Friday. Make reservations by noon the day before by calling 860-285-1843. Donation is $2.50. Windsor Senior Center Weekly Cards & Games 599 Matianuck Avenue, Windsor, CT 06095 Phone: (860) 285-1992 Hours: Mon—Fri, 8:00 AM — 5:00 PM Cribbage Bingo Setback Wed 9:00 AM Mon & Fri 12:45 PM Tue & Thu Senior Center Coord: Rebecca Joyce Senior Center Staff: Millicent Gill, Carol McOmber and Alma McCormick Kitchen CRT Staff: Ann Westry and Tony Strychard Bridge Mahjongg Whist Tuesdays 10:00 AM Mon & Thu Last Wedof mo. 1:00 PM 12:45 PM 12:45 PM Transportation Coord: Ryan Deneen Transportation Staff: Jake Trotman, Nick DeCarlo, Ed Sargalski, Ellis Cobbs, Michele Herzfeld, Betsy Daddona, Woody Woodard, Frank Granato, Jim Fournier, and Marcus Mann.
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