Southington seniors’ listings for the Sept. 9 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, 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.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 11

SOUTHINGTON

ENTERTAINER AL LEONE. 2 p.m. Special program to honor veterans and first responders. The Summit at Plantsville Health Care and Rehabilitation, 261 Summit St., Plantsville. No admission fee. (860) 628-0368.

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.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 15

SOUTHINGTON

‘THE CENTER FOR HEALTHY AGING OFFERS THAT?’ 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Discussion of Geriatric Care Management program and the roles of dementia specialists and transitional care specialist and transitional care nurses. Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St., Southington. RSVP. (860) 621-3014.

SUNDAY, SEPT. 18

SOUTHINGTON

OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St. Marie Terzak, retirement counselor, will lead the event. Light refreshments will be served. (860) 276-1020.

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

ALZHEIMER’S SUPPORT GROUP. Second Tuesday of every month, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St. Free support group for families and caregivers. To check for availability, call Marie Terzak at (860) 276-1020.

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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