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Senior services for Newtown seniors are available at the Multipurpose Building on Riverside Road in Sandy Hook. The Senior Center is under the auspices of the Commission on Aging. The center is run by Senior Services Director Marilyn Place. For infor

Published: November 23, 2012

LINDA BAUER

    Senior services for Newtown seniors are available at the Multipurpose Building on Riverside Road in Sandy Hook. The Senior Center is under the auspices of the Commission on Aging. The center is run by Senior Services Director Marilyn Place. For information about programs offered, call 203-270-4310.

    You may drop in at the Senior Center weekdays between 9 am and 4 pm. A hot meal is served at noon, for which you must reserve three days in advance.

    Newtown has daily door-to-door minibus service Monday through Friday. Buses also run all day from the Senior Center to Sand Hill Plaza. On Fridays, the bus alternates between rides to Danbury Fair Mall and Berkshire Plaza in Danbury (to Walmart Route 6). Cost is $1 each way for the Sand Hill Plaza trip. Call 203-748-2511 TWO DAYS IN ADVANCE to book a ride and get the out-of-town Friday schedule.

     

    This Week‘s Programs

    *Come listen to a wide variety of classic songs and all-time favorites with Sharpe and Flats on Thursday, November 29, at 1 pm. Space is limited; call to reserve a seat.

     

    Upcoming Programs

    *Weather Policy: The center will not have any classes in the event school is canceled due to weather-related issues; if there is a delayed opening no morning classes and if early dismissal no afternoon classes.

    *Holiday cookie swap and contest on Friday, December 6, at 1 pm. Bring in two-dozen baked cookies, along with your recipe. Recipe cards will be saved for a future Senior Center Recipe Book Fundraiser. Sample and share with those participating. There will be two winners with prizes. Bring a tin to take some home. Call the center to be a part of this.

    *Upcoming bingo dates are Wednesday, December 12, and Holiday Bingo on Wednesday, December 19, at 1 pm.

    *Holiday gathering with Opus Pocus Band on Thursday, December 13, at 1 pm. The decorations will be up, the tree lit, so come and enjoy an afternoon of dancing and singing. Refreshments will be served.

    *Bakers Wanted! A bake sale will be on the third Monday of the month from 9 to 10 am. Bring donations of baked goods in before that time.

    *Closing for the holidays. December 24 (½ day) and December 25 for Christmas and January 1 for New Year’s Day

    Day Trips

    *Depart on Thursday, December 6, for the Huke Lau Restaurant and Dinner Theater in Chicopee, Mass. Christmas songs and traditional Hawaiian Christmas dances by Polynesian dancers will be performed during the luncheon. After the show depart to the Christmas Tree Shop and then to Springfield for the lighting display at “Bright Night” at Forest Park. Cost is $71.

    *Holiday Party, Tuesday, December 11, 11 am to 3 pm, at Capellaro’s. On the agenda is a gourmet buffet, 50/50 raffle and regular raffles, and music by Vinnie Carr. Cost is $35. Call for reservations now. No classes on the day of the holiday party.

     

    Overnight Trips

    *Overnight trip to Mohegan Sun on Wednesday and Thursday, January 30 and 31, includes (2) $15 food coupons, (2) $10 free bets, enjoy the luxurious day spa or swim in the pool. Prices are $163 pp double, $233 pp single and $153 pp triple.

    Recurring Activities

    Monday: 10 am, cards; 10:30 am, exercise; noon, lunch; 1 pm, chorus/sing-along; 1:30 pm, art class. 2 pm yoga.

    Tuesday: 10 am, Cards For Troops; 10 am, cards; 10:30, crafts; noon, lunch; 1 pm Wii bowling; 2 pm, tai chi; 3 pm, chair yoga.

    Wednesday: 10 am, cards; 10:30 am, exercise; noon, lunch; 1 pm, line dance/ballroom dancing; 1 pm, Wii bowling.

    Thursday: 10:30 am Iris fold cards; noon, lunch; 1 pm, Scrabble; 1 pm, yoga; 1:30 Wii bowling; 3 pm Polynesian/Hawaiian dance lessons.

    Friday: 9 am, Zumba Gold; 9 am, mah jongg; 10:30 am, exercise; 10:30, quilting or sewing; noon, knit or crochet; 3 pm, chair yoga.

    Other items available at any time are: Wii (bowling, tennis, baseball, golf), pool table, ping pong table, card table, and various board games.

     

    Menu For Week Of

    November 26–30

    Monday: Orange juice, kielbasa, sauerkraut, whipped potatoes, green peas, rye bread, fresh apple.

    Tuesday: Pineapple juice, beef stew with vegetables, brown rice, multigrain bread, vanilla/chocolate ice cream cup.

    Wednesday: Chicken patty on whole wheat bun with lettuce and tomato, macaroni salad, pineapple upside down cake.

    Thursday: Grape juice, whole wheat baked ziti, meatballs, tossed salad with Italian dressing, garlic bread, peaches.