Southington seniors’ listings for the Oct. 28 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



HALLOWEEN ‘BOO’ BINGO. 1 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Bingo with prizes, desserts and treats provided by the Summit at Plantsville. Designer placemats created by the Derynoski Elementary School fifth graders will scare or delight you. Tickets are $1, available in Calendar House office.



FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mulberry Gardens of Southington, 58 Mulberry St. Qualified healthcare professionals will administer the memory screenings and provide educational materials about memory concerns, brain health and caregiving. To register, call (860) 276-1020.

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

COFFEE ‘N DESSERT – VETERANS COFFEE HOUR. 1:30 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Wayne Rioux, a US Army Vietnam era veteran engages in conversation about military service experiences, assignments, their likes and dislikes about the military and their experience that led to careers in civilian life. Info available about the CT Veterans Wartime Service Medal, Honor Flight and other benefits. Veterans, spouses, survivors and anyone interested are invited to attend. RSVP at (860) 621-3014.



MEDICARE CHOICES COUNSELING SESSIONS. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley campus, 81 Meriden Ave, conference room A. Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging is holding this event during Medicare’s annual open enrollment period. Individuals will meet one on one with a CHOICES counselor to discuss Medicare benefit options.



FLU SHOT CLINIC. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Provided by the Plainville-Southington Regional Health District for any Southington resident ages 4 an up and any Southington municipal employee. Proof is required. Cost is $20 (Free with insurance or Medicare Part B card). Consent forms available.



LAUGHTER YOGA. Tuesdays, 6 p.m. at Mulberry Gardens of Southington. The free sessions Leslie Cotton and Elaine Hobart. Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable clothing and no special equipment is necessary. The moves are gentle and can accommodate any person’s ability and range of motion. More info, call Donna Johnson, (860) 276-1020.

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.

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.

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED. Senior Transportation Services, Inc. is a nonprofit transportation service for senior citizens, age 55 and older in need of volunteer drivers willing to commit to 2 hours a week to meet the needs of their community in aiding seniors to “age in place.” Mileage for volunteer drivers is reimbursed. Contact: (860) 224-7117 or at

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