Southington seniors’ listings for the Aug. 26 edition

Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489. Phone: (860) 621-3014

Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St, Southington, CT 06489. Phone: (860) 621-3014

FRIDAY, AUG 26

SOUTHINGTON

SUMMER BREAK BINGO. 1 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Sponsored by The Summit at Plantsville. Ice cream and cake. Tickets cost $1.

MONDAY, AUG 29

SOUTHINGTON

COMPUTER CLASS REGISTRATION. 10 a.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Classes begin on Aug. 29. Forms available at 9:30 a.m. Classes: Computer Basics for Beginners; Introduction to Computers; Windows 10 overview; Basic Digital Photography/Picasa; Android Phone Basics; iPad Basics; Kindle Fire Basics.

WEDNESDAY, AUG 31

SOUTHINGTON

THE DUPREES. 11:30 a.m. at the Aqua Turf. Known for their romantic interpretations of the love songs. Family style lunch featuring salad, pasta, chicken francias, scrod with cracker crumb topping, vegetable, potato, rolls, dessert and beverage. Cost $75. Tickets available at Calendar House office.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 1

SOUTHINGTON

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 11 a.m. to noon at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Provided by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services and the CT Center for Healthy Aging. Referrals and resources available.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 7

SOUTHINGTON

CALENDAR HOUSE BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING. 4:30 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Be aware of the activities surrounding the development of the new Calendar House. Public is welcome.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 8

SOUTHINGTON

COFFEE ‘N DESSERT – DIABETES 101. 1:30 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. An informal talk with Miles Everett of the Bristol Hospital Center for Diabetes. Miles is a registered nurse, registered dietician and certified diabetes educator. RSVP at (860) 621-3014.

FRIDAY, SEPT. 9

SOUTHINGTON

55 ALIVE SAFE DRIVING COURSE. 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Focuses on latest driving techniques with emphasis on defensive driving. No in-the-car training involved, only classroom. Cost: $15 for AARP Members ($20 for Non AARP Members). Payable to AARP. Register at (860) 621-3014

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 10

SOUTHINGTON

OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St. Edesa Discar, retirement counselor, will lead the tour of the independent and assisted living community. Coffee will be served. For more info, call (860) 628-5656.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 14

SOUTHINGTON

SOUTHINGTON SENIOR HEALTH FAIR. 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Free health fair features exhibits and opportunities to talk with medical professionals. Free screenings will be offered, including balance, blood pressure, memory, blood glucose and cholesterol. Attendees can bring medications in a “brown bag” to have them reviewed by pharmacists. Pre-registration is required for blood glucose and/or cholesterol screenings at (860) 621-3014.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 24

SOUTHINGTON

OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Orchards, 34 Hobart St. Edesa Discar, retirement counselor, will lead the tour of the independent and assisted living community. Coffee will be served. For more info, call (860) 628-5656.

ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON

FREE BALANCE SCREENINGS. Hartford HealthCare Senior Services offers free balance screenings provided by licensed physical therapists at Southington Care Center, 45 Meriden Ave. Such screenings can play an important role in preventing falls. Appointments are required. Call (860) 378-1234.

BRIDGE AT THE ORCHARDS OF SOUTHINGTON. 1 p.m. on Mondays at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St. Do you like to play cards and meet new people? Learn the game of bridge and become a member of their Bridge Club. For more information, please call Edesa Ciscar at (860) 628-5656.

FRIENDSHIP CLUB AT MULBERRY GARDENS. The third Thursday of every month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St. A free monthly club for older adults seeking socialization and meaningful activities. Participants can enjoy coffee socials, live music, lunch, bingo and more while socializing in a safe and friendly setting. There is limited seating and transportation may be provided. For more info or to reserve your spot, call Marie Terzak at (860) 276-1020.

DONATIONS OF USED PERSONAL MUSIC DEVICES. Southington Care Center accepts donations of used iPods or MP3 players to engage residents in a music and memory program. Music has proved to be beneficial in various therapies for people who have dementia. Contact Stacy Carleton, Southington Care Center director of therapeutic recreation, at (860) 378-1286.

WHEELER SENIOR COMMUNITY HEALTH OUTREACH COORDINATOR JUSTINE MICALIZZI. Mondays, 10 a.m to noon. Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. Receive information about mental health, substance use disorders, treatment recovery resources, early childhood, and local programs and services. Southington Library and Museum, 255 Main St., Southington.

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