Senior listings for the Oct. 20 edition

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

MONDAY, OCT. 23

SOUTHINGTON

PREVENTING FALLS AND INJURIES. 11:30 a.m. at Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St. Southington Care Center exercise physiologist Mark Colello will lead the free Lunch & Learn discussion, offering tips on preventing falls and injuries. A light complimentary lunch will be served. To RSVP, call Mulberry Gardens at (860) 276-1020.

 

THURSDAY, OCT. 26

SOUTHINGTON

FLU SHOT CLINIC. 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Plainville-Southington Regional Health District will offer flu vaccinations for any Plainville or Southington resident (4 years of age and older) or any Plainville or Southington municipal employee. Bring insurance or Medicare Part B card to avoid the $20 fee. Proof of residency or employment may be requested. Consent Forms available at the clinic.

 

CALENDAR HOUSE MEMBERSHIP MEETING. 1 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. All are welcome. Business meeting followed by “It Happened to Jane” on the large screen. Light refreshments. RSVP at (860) 621-3014.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 2

SOUTHINGTON

COFFEE ‘N DESSERT – “KEEPING MEMORY STRONG.” 1 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Tips on keeping your memory strong. Learn fun activities that will challenge your brain. Presented by Patty O’Brian, dementia specialist with the Hartford HealthCare Centers for Healthy Aging. RSVP at (860) 621-3014. P

 

FREE MEMORY SCREENINGS. 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St. Appointments will be taken for every 15 minutes. Qualified healthcare professionals will administer the one-on-one memory screenings and provide educational materials about memory concerns, brain health and caregiving. For appointments, call Mulberry Gardens, (860) 276-1020.

 

KEEPING THE MEMORY STRONG THROUGHOUT THE AGING PROCESS. 1 p.m. at Calendar House, 288 Pleasant St. Facilited by Patty O’Brian, CDP, dementia specialist for Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging. Seating is limited. To register, call (860) 621-3014.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 3

SOUTHINGTON

CHOICES COUNSELING EVENT. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial campus, 81 Meriden Ave., conference room A. Sponsored by HHC Center for Healthy Aging. Certified CHOICES counselors will provide consultations. Space is limited. For appointments, call 1-(877) 424-4641.

 

THURSDAY, NOV. 9

SOUTHINGTON

CALENDAR HOUSE VOLUNTEER MEETING. 1 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. All are welcome. Meeting to plan how best to help all activities in the new building.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 11

SOUTHINGTON

OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Mulberry Gardens, 58 Mulberry St. Tour the assisted living, adult day and memory care community. Marie Terzak, retirement counselor, will lead the event. Light refreshments will be served. More info, call Marie Terzak, (860) 276-1020 or visit mulberrygardens.org.

 

TUESDAY, NOV. 14

SOUTHINGTON

SENIOR CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMISSION MEETING. 4:30 p.m. at Calendar House, 388 Pleasant St. Calendar House members and the public are encouraged to attend.

 

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 15

SOUTHINGTON

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.

 

FRIDAY, NOV. 17

SOUTHINGTON

CHOICES COUNSELING EVENT. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging, Hospital of Central Connecticut, Bradley Memorial campus, 81 Meriden Ave., conference room A. Sponsored by HHC Center for Healthy Aging. Certified CHOICES counselors will provide consultations. Space is limited. For appointments, call 1-(877) 424-4641.

 

SATURDAY, NOV. 18

SOUTHINGTON

OPEN HOUSE. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St. Tour the independent and assisted living community. More info, call retirement counselor Jessica Baillargeon, (860) 628-5656 or visit southingtonorchards.org.

 

ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON

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 seniortransportationservices@yahoo.com

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).

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. 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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