SATURDAY, JUNE 10
ORCHARDS OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St. Visitors will have the opportunity to tour the senior living community. People are welcome to just stop by. More info, call Jessica Baillargeon, (860) 628-5656.
THURSDAY, JUNE 15
COFFEE ‘N DESSERT – HEALTHY EATING FOR SENIORS. 1 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Sponsored by Central Connecticut Senior Health Services. Southington Care Center’s director of dining services, Jennifer Petrucci, will discuss how age-related changes can affect how your body processes food, which influences your dietary needs, and how to affect your appetite. RSVP at (860) 621-3014.
LUNCH & LEARN: AN OVERVIEW OF VETERANS’ BENEFITS. Noon at The Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Campus, 81 Meriden Ave. Wayne Rioux, veterans’ liaison with Hartford HealthCare at Home will present this free seminar. A complimentary lunch will be served. Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging. Seating is limited. RSVP at 1-877-424-4641.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21
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, JUNE 22
REPUBLICAN MEET ‘N GREET. 12:30 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. State Sen. Joe Markley, along with State Reps. Rob Sampson and John Fusco, will share the latest news from Hartford, answer questions, and listen to ideas and concerns.
MEMBERSHIP MEETING. 1 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. All are welcome. A brief update on Calendar House business, then sit back and enjoy “La La Land,” a romantic musical comedy-drama starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Light refreshments. RSVP at (860) 621-3014
MONDAY, JULY 10
COMPUTER, TABLET & PHONE CLASSES. 10 a.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Register for the fall session of computer, tablet and Phone classes. Sessions begin the week of Sept. 10. Classes offered: computing fundamentals; iPad basics; Kindle Fire refresher; Android phone basics; and advanced tablet and phone.
CAREGIVERS SUPPORT GROUP. 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St. Second Tuesday of every month (except December). Facilitators provide suggestions, community support, and a safe environment to listen or share thoughts and feelings. To register, call Marie Terzak, (860) 276-1020.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
CALLING ALL BINGO CALLERS. Thursdays and Saturdays, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St. Volunteers needed for bingo callers. Contact Carol Volpe, (860) 628-5656.
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.
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.