Seniors’ listings for the Feb. 24 edition

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

SATURDAY, FEB. 25

SOUTHINGTON

OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St. Visitors can tour the senior living community. Coffee will be served. More info, call (860) 628-5656.

MONDAY, FEB. 27

SOUTHINGTON

COMPUTER CLASS REGISTRATION. 10 a.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Registration forms will be available at 9:30 a.m. Classes include: Computer fundamentals – From basics to the web and e-mail; iPad Basics – Learn to use the Apple iPad tablet; Android Tablet Basics – Find out how to use these new tablets; Android Phone Basics – Find out what you can do with these smart phones; Advanced Android tablet and phone . – More things that you can do with android phones and tablets. Students must bring their tablet or phone to the appropriate class. Class details at www.CalendarHouse.org

 

TUESDAY, FEB. 28

SOUTHINGTON

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENINGS. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1

SOUTHINGTON

CALENDAR HOUSE BUILDING COMMITTEE MEETING.

4:30 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Public is welcome.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 2

SOUTHINGTON

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

 

COIN & CURRENCY COLLECTING. 1 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Professional coin dealer Blair Soucy will discuss the hobby today, the US Mint and its products, the gold and silver bullion market. Participants are encouraged to bring in any coins/currency for an idea of value and rarity. RSVP at (860) 621-3014.

 

COFFEE ‘N DESSERT – “ANTHEM’S DUAL SPECIAL NEEDS PLAN.” 1:30 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Join Zobeida Torres and Miriam Perez as they provide information and answer questions on Anthem BC/BS’s”Dual Special Needs Plan.”  Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare Senior Services. RSVP at (860) 621-3014.

 

MONDAY, MARCH 6

SOUTHINGTON

COMPUTER CLASS REGISTRATION. 10 a.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Registration forms will be available at 9:30 a.m. Classes include: Computer fundamentals – From basics to the web and e-mail; iPad Basics – Learn to use the Apple iPad tablet; Android Tablet Basics – Find out how to use these new tablets; Android Phone Basics – Find out what you can do with these smart phones; Advanced Android tablet and phone . – More things that you can do with android phones and tablets. Students must bring their tablet or phone to the appropriate class. Class details at www.CalendarHouse.org

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 9

SOUTHINGTON

COFFEE ‘N DESSERT – “COMMUNITY BALANCE SYSTEM.” 1:30 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Kevin Berghorn, DPT, of Community Physical Therapy will be presenting the program, as well as some ways to make you and your home safer. 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

FRIENDSHIP CLUB. Third Thursday of the month, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St. A free monthly club for older adults seeking socialization and meaningful activities. Coffee socials, live music, lunch, bingo and more while socializing in a safe and friendly setting. Limited seating and transportation may be provided. RSVP Marie Terzak at (860) 276-1020.

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