September is National Senior Center Month!

The Windsor Senior Center is celebrating National Senior Center Month, where we strive to “Strengthen Community Connections". We hope you join us in celebrating all month long!

September is National Senior Center Month—an opportunity for the Windsor Senior Center to promote a positive image of aging, highlight how our center improves the lives of older adults, and to show the importance of seniors in the community. We love our seniors and are committed to providing the information and tools they need to manage and maintain their health, and improve their lives. We hope you enjoy the variety (and abundance) of programming we have planned for this very special month.

On Friday September 2, Celebrate National Food Bank Day by attending our Open House and Food Drive from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Enjoy coffee and refreshments with the staff and volunteers. Bring a non-perishable food donation with you for the Windsor Food Bank before taking a tour of the Center to see the building renovations and amenities, as well as learn about our services. First 30 guests will leave with a parting gift. 

Additionally, every Friday in September, the Senior Center will encourage patrons to participate in a series of Spirit Days! September 2 is USA Day (dress in red, white, and blue). 

On Tuesday September 6, Join Senior Center staff as they prepare to accept a proclamation from the Windsor Town Council, celebrating September as National Senior Center Month! From 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM at the Senior Center, dinner and drinks will be served, then we’ll take the Dial-A-Ride bus to Town Hall for the Town Council Meeting at 7:30 PM. Registrants will receive a free t-shirt and will join us during the acceptance of the proclamation. Be photo ready, as we will want to take pictures of this momentous event. Register online by clicking HERE. Space is limited.

The Golden Fellowship was staple in Windsor and even pre-dates the Windsor Senior Center. In recent years due to the pandemic, the committee has dissolved. We are asking for help with reinstating it by way of your participation. This committee, with a President, VP, Treasurer, Secretary, and board will plan events, trips, outings and other activities for members. Anyone interested in reinstating the historic Golden Fellowship is encouraged to attend this meeting on Wednesday September 7 at 1:00 PM at the Senior Center. Call 860-285-1992 to sign up.

 

Monthly Book Club returns after summer hiatus! The group meets on September 8 (the second Thursday of each month) at 10:30 AM. The book to be discussed in September will be 11-22-63 by Stephen King. Led by book enthusiast Martha O’Donnell, you’ll surely want to join in the fun with Martha and fellow avid readers! Call 860-285-1992 to learn more.

And at 5:30 PM, join the experts from Jordan Florist in Windsor as they offer a Floral Arrangement Class at the Windsor Senior Center. Learn how to create a beautiful, living, dimensional art piece with flowers and greenery. Any adult aged over 18, and accompanied by a senior is welcome to register. $35.00 Register online by clicking HERE. Space is limited.

Every Friday in September, the Senior Center will encourage patrons to participate in a series of Spirit Days! September 9 is Decades Day (dress from your favorite decade). 

Line Dancing returns on September 9 at 1:30 PM. Free!

And at 5:00 PM, in partnership with Dr. Keon Berry’s ADDvantage Academy, The Windsor Senior Center presents: An intergenerational series to develop relationships, create conversation, and enhance intellect, all done across a chess board. Chess is a wildly popular activity that friends of all ages can enjoy and embrace! Dinner and beverages will be served for free. All ages are Encouraged to attend.  Please call 860-285-1992 to register.

On Saturday September 10, join the Bus Trip to Lessard Lanes in Plainville, CT. Depart the Senior Center at 11:15 AM, and return at 2:45 PM. Enjoy two games of bowling with shoe rental, plus one round of mini-golf. Also included is a slice of pizza and soft drink. $13.00 per person. All registrants will be entered into a raffle, where a lucky winner will receive this trip FREE! Register online by clicking HERE.

AARP Driver Safety returns on Monday September 12 from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Anyone aged 50 or older can take the Driver Safety Program presented by AARP. Learn about new laws and how you can be a better and safer driver. This course qualifies you for lower insurance rates in Connecticut. $20.00 with AARP membership card, or $25.00 for non-members. Cash or check only at time of the class, payable to AARP. Call 860-285 1992 to register.

Also on Monday, September 12 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM, you can participate in “Tech on the Road” to learn basic tasks to get you familiar with computers. Presentation to be held monthly in the Senior Center.

Additionally, it’s Free Class Week. Try any fitness class during the week of September 12 for free to see if it’s something you’d like to continue.

On September 13, we travel via motor coach to Providence’s Little Italy. Join your tour guide for a behind-the-scenes tour of Providence’s Historic Federal Hill, “One of the top ten Little Italy’s in America.” After, enjoy a three-course lunch at Cassarino’s Restaurant. The experience continues onboard an original Venetian Gondola, where you can view the historical sights of the Renaissance City from a truly unique vantage point. Glide under the magnificent Italian-influenced bridges while observing the illustrious beauty surrounding the Riverwalk. A little singing by the gondolier will complete the experience. Sit along the Riverwalk listening to live music with an Italian flair. The music, covered bridges, magnificent architecture, the food, and gondolas will certainly transport you to Italy. In sitting along the Riverwalk, some benches are provided. If you would like to bring a chair to sit in while listening to music, you are more than welcome to do so. $175 per person. Register online by clicking HERE.

On Wednesday, September 14 at 1:00 PM in the Senior Center, join Maisie Shannon from All-American Assisted Living in Enfield as she presents an informational, healthy workshop with a water tasting. Prizes to be awarded during the session. Free. Call 860-285-1992 to register.

Also on September 14 is Family BINGO! Grandparents are invited to bring their grandchildren to the Senior Center on Wednesday, September 15, from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.  Grandparents and grandchildren will enjoy Dinner, bingo games, and prizes!  Doors open at 5:00 pm, and Dinner will be served from 5:00 – 5:45 pm.  Bingo will be played from 5:45-7:00 pm.  This program is free, and registration is limited to the first 100 people.  This event is sponsored by the Senior Services and the Recreation Department.  Register online by clicking HERE

Senior Hearing Clinics have returned! Join Sam of Nova Hearing on Thursday, September 15 at 10:00 AM as he presents on services he will be able to provide on a regular basis to Windsor’s seniors. Register for time with Sam after the presentation to have your hearing, or hearing
aids checked or to discuss any hearing concerns you have. Call 860-285-1992 to book your 20 minute appointment.

Also, from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Artist Sandy
Poirier will host the monthly evening “Captivating Canvas” Paint Class. Enjoy painting with acrylics on an 11×14 stretched
canvas. Once you finish, your one-of-a-kind masterpiece is yours to take home. No experience necessary. Fee includes instruction and all supplies. $13.00 for Windsor residents, $15.00 for non-Windsor residents. Register online by clicking HERE

Every Friday in September, the Senior Center will encourage patrons to participate in a series of Spirit Days!  September 16 is Maroon and White Day (dress in Windsor’s school colors).

On Saturday, September 17, from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, come to the Senior Center Pancake Breakfast to continue celebrating Senior Center Month. Breakfast served up by Windsor Senior Center staff and volunteers. Enjoy fresh-made flapjacks, sausage or bacon, coffee, tea and juice. $7.00 per person. Free raffle for all attendees. Registration is required. Space is limited. Transportation is available for Dial-A-Ride enrollees. Register online by clicking HERE.

On Wednesday, September 21 in the Senior Center, join Public Health Nurse Jeni Waldo RN MS for the last Wellness Screening of a month’s long series. This service will offer free blood pressure screenings, pulse checks, medication reviews and assistance with self-monitoring blood pressure devices between 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Appointments may be made by calling 860-285-1992. Walk-ins are welcome, but may be subject to a wait.

Also, Join us for Evening Bingo tonight at the senior center. Doors open at 3:00 PM, bingo cards should be purchased before 4:15 PM, the games begin at 4:30 PM and end before 6:30 PM. $1.00 per card. There will be special prizes, raffles and refreshments available. 860-285-1992. 

Today from 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM, we’ll throw a “Squeeze the Last Bit Out of Summer Party” in the courtyard (weather permitting). The music will be pumping while we serve up ice cream sundaes, and practice the art of tie die with help from our crafty friend Antoinette. Bring your own clean, white shirt (preferably 100% cotton), and pay only $5.00 to tie die, or purchase a shirt to tie die and pay $10.00. See the September newsletter for more information. Register online by clicking HERE.

Every Friday in September, the Senior Center will encourage patrons to participate in a series of Spirit Days!  September 23 is Silly Sock Day!

Casino Trips have returned! On September 24, join your friends at the Senior Center on a trip to Mohegan Sun. Bus departs the Senior Center at 9:00 AM and returns at approximately 3:00 PM. No vouchers will be provided, just transportation to the casino. $10.00. Register online beginning September 1 by clicking HERE.

On Monday, September 26, sign up for a spot during “Bring your Apple Gadget to the Geeks”. Bring your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Macbook to the to have all of your questions answered. Appointments will be booked in 15 minute increments from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Call 860-285-1992 to register. Thank you Cailey and Gabbie from Wilson Branch Library!

The popular Early Bird Supper returns! From 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM,   at the Senior Center, enjoy “Surf or Turf”: Sliced Roast Beef and Gravy, mashed potatoes, and seasonal veggies OR Baked Cod topped with Seafood Stuffing, rice pilaf and seasonal veggies. Catered by Dom’s Broad Street Eatery. Live entertainment provided by Ashly Cruz. Register online by Clicking HERE

On September 28, from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM, we celebrate the birthday of every Windsor senior born in September. Free cake donated by Geissler’s Supermarkets for the birthday honorees and all who sign up for lunch. Sponsored by Homewatch Caregivers. Free. Honorees should sign up by the Wednesday before the event in the senior center office for a gift. 860-285-1992.

Also, at 1:00 PM, David MacNiven, Independent Health Insurance Agent with Nutmeg Advisory Group will present “Medicare Uncomplicated” in the Senior Center.  Attend to learn more about Medicare and the options available in advance of the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period that runs from October 15 to December 7. Free. 860-285-1992.

Every Friday in September, the Senior Center will encourage patrons to participate in a series of Spirit Days! September 30 is Hawaiian Shirt Day.

Plus, after lunch in the Senior Center café, participate in the Senior Cookie Swap. Bring a dozen, take a dozen! Do you have an old family recipe worth sharing? Maybe you’ve created a new recipe you’re hoping others will try out. Cookies must be homemade and accompanied by either the recipe or a list of ingredients, for those with allergies. Sign up online by clicking HERE, or by calling 860-285-1992.