Senior listings for the Jan. 27 edition

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

FRIDAY, JAN. 27

SOUTHINGTON

HOT DOG SPECIAL. 1 p.m. at Caldendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Sponsored by The Summit at Plantsville. Food, followed by Bingo ($1).

THURSDAY, FEB. 9

SOUTHINGTON

COFFEE ‘N DESSERT – DIABETES 101. 1:30 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Discussion 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.

SATURDAY, FEB. 11

SOUTHINGTON

MUSIC OF CHICAGO AT NELSON HALL. Presented by the Connecticut Transit Authority. Concert recreates the music of one of the greatest American bands. Cost is $31. Call Calendar House for tickets at (860) 621-3014.

WEDNESDAY, FEB. 15

SOUTHINGTON

CALENDAR HOUSE BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING. 4:30 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Public is welcome.

VALENTINE CELEBRATION.

5:30 p.m. at Hawks Landing CC. Menu features entree choice of filet mignon, chicken cordon bleu or stuffed sole, Coffee, tea and soda included. Cash bar. Music by Kat Kennedy on guitar singing a variety of genres including artist like Elvis, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, Bill Wither and more. Cost is $25. Call Calendar House, (860) 621-3014.

THURSDAY, FEB. 16

SOUTHINGTON

COFFEE ‘N DESSERT – DOWNSIZING. 1:30 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Professional organizer Regina Sanchez will discuss the importance and how to downsize, providing strategies and insights into the emotional and physical aspects of making the process happen. Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. Space is limited. RSVP at (860) 621-3014.

ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON

IN HOME ASSESSMENTS FOR OVER-55. Geriatric specialists provide free in-home assessments to Southington residents. Paid by the Bradley Henry Barnes and Leila Upson Barnes Memorial Trust of the Main Street Community Foundation. Provided funding to Hartford HealthCare Center at Home for free home consultations with a geriatrician, geriatric pharmacist or occupational therapist. For more info, call HHC Center for Healthy Aging, 1-877-4AGING1 (877-424-4641).

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 seniortransportationservices@yahoo.com

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