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Senior Center Programs

Senior Center Programs

The Cheshire Senior Center, 240 Maple Ave., is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about classes and programs, call the Administrative Office at (203) 272-8286. Transportation is available upon request by calling (203) 272-0047.

Veterans Coffee House – Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. This month’s featured speaker is Southington-Cheshire Probate Judge Matthew Jalowiec, who was part of a World War II airborne demonstration team that gathered in France and successfully completed parachute operations to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy. Registration is appreciated. For additional information and to register, call (203) 272-8286.

Cheshire Readers Book Club – Tuesday, Oct. 15, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Read “Before We Were Yours” by Lisa Wingate for discussion this month.

Blood Pressure Screenings – Tuesday, Oct. 15, 1 to 2:30 p.m.  Courtesy of Sandy Micalizzi, community educator for Saint Mary’s Hospital and Waterbury Hospital.

Whist – Thursday, Oct. 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. Fee: $3. Call the Senior Center at (203) 272-8286 to reserve a table/seat.

Lunch and Learn: “Fat Attack” — Monday, Oct. 21, at 11:30 a.m. This fun and interactive workshop is designed to raise awareness about the amount of fat hidden in many food items we eat. Presented by Michelle Anderson, Community Engagement Program, Connecticut Health Network and co-sponsored with Masonicare. Registration is required by Oct. 16.

AARP Safe Driving Course – Monday, Oct. 21, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cost: $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-AARP members. Pre-register with payment by check or money order only, payable to AARP. Wait list only.  

Photo ID – Monday,  Oct. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. Photos are taken on a first-come, first-served basis.

Blood Pressure Screenings – Tuesday, Oct. 22, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Courtesy of Sandy Micalizzi, community educator for Saint Mary’s Hospital and Waterbury Hospital.

Through the Magnifying Glass: The Cheshire Sherlock Holmes Society – Thursday,  Oct. 24, at 1 p.m. Note new date. Read “The Adventure of Wisteria Lodge” (beginning of “His Last Bow”). New members are always welcome. Registration is appreciated. Any questions, email Andy at tranquilli@hotmail.com.  

Cognitive Screenings – Monday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to noon. Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare at Home. Screenings will be done at 30-minute intervals starting at 10 a.m. Registration is required. Call (203) 272-8286 to schedule an appointment.

Coin Show – Monday,  Oct. 28, at 1 p.m. Presented by Blair Soucy, a  professional coin dealer, president of the Litchfield Coin Club and vice president of the Bristol, Connecticut Coin Club. This program is designed for everyone, whether you are an experienced collector or just want to know what some of your old coins are worth. Attendees are encouraged to bring in any coins or currency for Blair to look at and give an idea of value and rarity. Registration is requested by Thursday,  Oct. 24.

Ask the Probate Judge – Tuesday,  Oct. 29, from 10 to 11 a.m. Informal roundtable with Judge Matt Jalowiec. Registration is requested, but walk-ins are welcome.

Blood Pressure Screenings – Tuesday,  Oct. 29, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Courtesy of Hartford HomeCare.

Arthritis? Get Moving Again – Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 11 a.m. Presented by Dr.  Leonard Kolstad, Assistant Medical Director of the Connecticut Orthopedic Institute. Learn about arthritis, its effects on your joints and how to manage it and move freely again. Registration is requested by Friday, Oct. 25. 

Halloween Party – Thursday, Oct. 31, from 1 to 2 p.m. Come in costume or Halloween colors and dance the afternoon away to the musical talents of The Boogie Boys. Prizes will be given out for best costume and most Halloween spirit. Refreshments will be served. Cost: $5. Registration is requested by Monday, Oct. 28.


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