MOVIES & MUNCHIES: Fridays, 1-3p.m. FREE. Schedule: July 5 “Seems Like Old Times,” 1980, PG, 1 hour, 42 minutes. When writer Nick Gardenia is abducted from his home and forced to rob a bank, his quiet life is thrown into chaos. Now a felon and a fugitive, Nick seeks help from an unlikely source: his ex-wife—a public defender who’s married to a prosecutor. July 12 “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” 1951, PG, 1 hour, 54 minutes. As he lay injured at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa, writer Harry Street reflects on his life and choices he made. July 19 “A Dog’s Purpose,” 2017, PG, 1 hour, 40 minutes. Unfolding through the prospect of a reincarnated dog, this affecting family tale follows the faithful canine as he learns the purpose of his existence through the lives of his numerous owners. July 26 “Barefoot in the Park,” 1967, G, 1 hour, 45 minutes. Neil Simon’s delightful screenplay chronicles the trials of a pair of newlyweds—stuffed shirt Paul and avant-garde Corie—attempting to adapt to each other and life in a small Greenwich Village walk-up. Movies are shown in room 212 of the Elmwood Senior Center. There is no charge to attend and no registration is necessary! Popcorn and drinks are served.
WEST HARTFORD A TO Z EXHIBIT: Come stroll through the hallways of the Elmwood Senior Center and enjoy this updated and redesigned exhibit created by the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. West Hartford A to Z is a bold, colorful, interactive, and whimsical exhibit featuring over three hundred years of life in our town. Visitors will see the visual record of the Town’s triumphs and losses through the hundreds of images. The exhibit is located on the second floor of the Elmwood Senior Center.
LITTLE BOUTIQUE: The Little Boutique at ESC, 9:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. Merchandise changes from day to day with value-priced items available. Shelf rentals are available for a $10 monthly fee. Donations of new or gently used merchandise and collectibles in good condition (except clothing or shoes) are always welcome.
TROUT BROOK TRAVELERS: Ongoing, Thursdays, 9 - 10 a.m. ESC has organized a group to independently walk together along the various sections of the beautiful Trout Brook trail in West Hartford. If you are interested in joining the adventure with friends old and new, please leave your name and contact information with office staff/volunteers. This “walking, talking, and FUN” can continue while New England weather cooperates! The walking group meets at the Gazebo and heads out on the Trout Brook Trail. Wear comfortable footwear and bring a water bottle. For more information, please contact the Elmwood Senior Center, 860-561-8180.
DANCING: with “Elmwood’s Jive Five” Fridays, 1-3pm. Come join the “Elmwood Jive Five” as for great music and tunes that take the audience on a trip down memory lane. FREE. The band performs for your dancing and listening pleasure from 1 to 3 p.m. with a break where tea and a sweet treat are sold for $1. Dances are held in the Ernest O. St. Jacques Auditorium of Elmwood Senior Center. For more information, contact the Elmwood Senior Center: 860-561-8180.
Games ‘N Grub by the Gazebo: Monday, July 8, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Head “down the hill” to the gazebo green space where we’ll have horseshoes, croquet, bean bag toss, ladder ball, bocce, and more. Take time to hike the Trout Brook, which leaves from the lower lot, and discover wildlife along the way! A picnic lunch of hotdogs, watermelon, chips, baked beans, lemonade and ice cream cones will cap off the day and find everyone relaxing in the great outdoors. Location: Elmwood Senior Center Gazebo (lower parking lot). Rain date: Tuesday, July 9. Pre-registration required by July 5. COST: $4/M; $6/NM.
Veterans Coffee Hour: Wednesday, July 10, 10:30. – 11:30 a.m. Free monthly social for veterans, their spouses and family members. Wayne Rioux, Veterans Liaison at Hartford Health Care at Home, facilitates the meetings on the Second Wednesday of each month, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., July 10, August 14, and September11. Rioux helps to connect veterans to each other and assists them in getting access to the benefits to which they are entitled. Location: Elmwood Senior Center.
Tour Elmwood Senior Center: Wednesday, July 10, 2019, 1:00 p.m. For new members or for those considering joining Elmwood Senior Center, these tours cover all three levels of this facility and provide visitors with a room-by-room description of activities, classes, and services offered. Registration requested. Our staff looks forward to meeting you and answering your questions. Location: Elmwood Senior Center.
What You Need to Know about the Use & Misuse of Opioids: (Rx Pain Killers) Presenters: Community Renewal Team & West Hartford Prevention Partnership, Thursday, July 11, 10 to 11 a.m. Learn what questions to ask to protect yourself, and to make sure you have the right medications for you and are using them properly. Know what you can do to safely store and dispose of your opioid medications and other medications you take, and what to do in case of an overdose. FREE! Registration Required: 860-561-8180. Drug disposal kits, handouts, and refreshments for all who attend.
1940’S Uso Dance: presented by The Elmwood Senior Center and the Elmwood Troubadours, Friday, July 12, 2019, 7 to 9 p.m. Traditional USO Canteen fare of Donuts, Coffee & Tea are included. Water will also be served to keep you hydrated while dancing the night away to the sounds of “Senior Eighth Notes Band” Door Prizes too! Cost: $8.00 Senior Members; $10.00 General Admission. Tickets may be purchased at The Elmwood Senior Center. Location: Ernest O. St. Jacques Auditorium at the Elmwood Community & Senior Center, 1106 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06110. For more information call Elmwood Senior Center 860-561-8180.
Coronation of State Queens for Ms. Senior America 2019: Connecticut * Rhode Island * Maine * Vermont * South Dakota - Saturday, July 13, 6:30 p.m. Enjoy Talent, Evening Gowns, and contestants Inner Beauty Philosophy of Life. Pageant is for women who have reached the “Age of Elegance” 60 years and older. Location: Elmwood Senior Center.Tickets: $5.00. Advance sales at Elmwood Senior Center. Limited tickets at the door. Complimentary Dessert Bar will be provided by Brookdale – Chatfield. The National Ms. Senior America 2019 Pageant will be held on October 20, 2019 at Resorts Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, NJ.
Hideki Yamaya — The History of the Guitar: Monday, July 15th, 11:00 a.m. to Noon FREE! Join guitarist Hideki Yamaya in a journey through time as he performs on four instruments from the 16th through 19th centuries: Renaissance guitar, vihuela, Baroque guitar, and Romantic guitar. We’ll discuss the instruments, the music, and the composers; Q&A session following. Location: Elmwood Senior Center. Registration Required: 860-561-8180.
TED Talks with Facilitator: Power Foods for the Brain by Neal Barnard, Tuesday, July 16, 12 -1 p.m. After the film (10-20 minutes), there will be a facilitated discussion and idea exchange amongst attendees. Martha O’Neal, Researcher & Writer, will have prepared talking points from her research to begin facilitating the conversation. Snacks/bag lunches encouraged. There is NO CHARGE to attend but Registration with the Elmwood Senior Center is requested. Call (860) 561-8180 to register. Location: Elmwood Senior Center.
Cris Radio Presentation: by Laura Boogaert, Enterprise Engagement Coordinator, Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. The Connecticut Radio Information System, Inc. CRIS is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) radio-reading service that has been serving people who are blind or print-challenged for more than four decades. Attend this workshop and learn how to navigate the different technologies available to access CRIS Radio. Listeners can hear CRIS Radio’s 24/7 broadcasts of more than 70 newspapers and magazines several different ways, including online and on-demand. Bagels & cream cheese, juice & coffee are served. Pre-registration Required: $2/M, $4/NM per event. Location: Elmwood Senior Center. Call the Elmwood Senior Center at (860) 561-8180 for more information.
Greater Hartford Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group: Tuesday, July 16, 1 -3 p.m. Elmwood Senior Center will be the host site for a newly-organized Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group. Meetings will continue year-round on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. Meetings are open to all, including family members, caregivers, and friends. Mal Doyle will facilitate the group. Contact him at 860-805-0504 OR at email@example.com for further information. Meetings are FREE to attend and held at Elmwood Senior Center.
Gazebo Band Concert: featuring The Sphinx Shrine Band, Monday, July 22 FREE FOR ALL! 6:30 - 8 p.m. Bring a lawn chair or blanket to Elmwood Senior Center’s Gazebo, located in the lovely green space at the lower level parking lot. This 15-piece brass concert band, under the direction of Conductor Lou Donato, performs a variety of music including military concert marches, show tunes, and big band swing. Bring a picnic supper or snacks and enjoy this outdoor performance. This is an all-age event open to the public. Location: Elmwood Senior Center. Rain location: Ernest O. St. Jacques Auditorium, Elmwood Senior Center.
Wonders Of Wellness: Understanding Lymphedema presented by Theresa Plant, MS, OTR/L CLT-LANA, Hartford Hospital Rehabilitation Network, Monday, July 22, 12:30 -1:30 p.m. FREE. Lymphedema or chronic swelling is a disease that can cause pain, limit our mobility and cause us to be insecure about ourselves. Join a Certified Lymphedema Therapist from Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation to learn more about the causes and effects of swelling, ways to manage it and how participation in skilled Occupational and Physical Therapy can help. Location: Elmwood Senior Center. Call the ESC at (860) 561-8180 for more information.
Historical Hartford: Theaters Of Hartford, Wednesday, July 24th, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. presented by Daniel Sterner, author & historian. We will explore the lost theaters and movie palaces that many might remember. Daniel has enlightened audiences at Elmwood Senior Center in three programs including “Highlights of Asylum Street,” “A Walk Through Hartford’s Old East Side,” and “Nook Farm.” Refreshments and beverages will be served. Register in advance. COST: $3M per event; $4NM per event. **BONUS: All three - $8M, $11NM
SmartDriver, AARP Driving Class: Monday, July 26, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. AARP sponsors a Smart Driver Program encompassing the latest techniques in driving with special emphasis on defensive driving. This is classroom training only; there is no in-the-car-training. Upon completion of this class, you will receive a certificate of completion, which may be used to obtain a minimum of 5% discount on one’s liability auto insurance. (This is the state statute for those who are age 60 years or older). The class is limited to 20 people. There is a $15 fee for AARP Members (Card presented with payment) and a $20 fee for all non-AARP members. This is a newly revised course with new course material and updated workbooks and videos. Maximum of 20 per class. Must register and pay in person at ESC Office BEFORE the CLASS DATE. No registrations will be taken the day of the class.
Bobcats: The Spitfires of the Animal Kingdom: presented by DEEP Master Wildlife Conservationist, Ginny Apple, Monday, July 29, 11 a.m. to Noon. “The Bobcat: Connecticut’s Secretive Wild Cat,” focuses on the natural history of bobcats in Connecticut and provides an overview of bobcat habitat, diet, behavior, reproduction and current research efforts. Bobcat artifacts will also be shown. Guests may also look forward to Ginny’s popular BEAR PROGRAM which is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m. to noon. It is her passion with the bear population that led her to become a Master Wildlife Conservationist with the State Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. COST: $3M, $5NM includes Cheese/Crackers, Fruits & Vegetables, Dip. Location: Elmwood Senior Center.
COZY CORNER: Monday - Friday, 9 - 11 a.m., 2nd Floor Library. FREE! Get out and spend some time at Elmwood Senior Center, grab coffee and a pastry at our Coffee Corner and stay a while. There will be Puzzles to work on, Adult Coloring Books, Scrabble games and others games available as you keep warm and cozy during the winter months. Bring a friend or make new friends as we beat the winter blahs together!
LOOKING FOR QUILTERS: Do you have previous sewing experience and would like to learn how to quilt? Are you a quilter and would like to further advance your quilting skills? We are collecting names of those interested. Call Elmwood Senior Center Office to leave your information 860-561-8180.
THE REGENTS: Marc Shapiro, President Weekly business meetings, Tuesday, 1:30 p.m. This social club features guest speakers, as well as recreational activities such as bowling, golf, table tennis, bridge and lawn bowling. Members volunteer in the community. Coffee/dessert served.
THE SQUIRES: Stu Schirmer, President Weekly business meetings, Friday, 10 a.m. This social club for retired men in the Greater West Hartford area features guest speakers on timely topics, golf and bowling leagues, and a choral group that entertains weekly. Refreshments served.
THE WRITE-AWAY CLUB: Do you jot down poems? Tell creative stories? Write to newspapers?Enjoy researching? Have a half- finished novel? Then we would love you to join us. We will meet the first Monday of each month 1 - 3 p.m. We read our own creative works of fiction, memoirs, stories and we discuss each others’ work. Short stories and poetry are shared. This informal group is dedicated to improving our writing. Come join us and get your creative juices going. Open To All.
OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB: For those who love to experience nature and explore the outdoors, Elmwood Senior Center is in the process of forming an Outdoor Adventure Club. We have had several groups begin this journey of adventure. Our very fit and active toning and strength class has gone on outdoor hikes and enjoyed picnic lunches together, our Trout Brook travelers have walked the Trout Brook Trail weekly, and the All About Adventure group has expressed interest in winter hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing. Now it’s time to put them all together to start our own Outdoor Adventure Club. If you enjoy walking, hiking, kayaking, biking, and cross country skiing and other outdoor activities call our office at 860-561-8180 and give us your name and phone number so we can organize these events as meet-ups in our area.
ADULT SWIM LESSONS: at Doty Aquatic Center (Avery Heights), 12 - 12:45 p.m Fridays, through July 26, 12 - 12:45 p.m. and Fridays, August 2, - Sept. 20.This class will help older adults get comfortable in the water while learning basic swimming skills and strokes. It is never too late to learn! (Limited space: 6 students max/3 min) 8 sessions. Cost: $64. This program is only for Senior Center Members! Sign up in the Elmwood Senior Center Office. Health and waiver forms must be submitted on the first day of class at Avery Pool for new participants taking water classes. Go to the reception desk at Avery Heights to receive a key card to gain entrance to the pool. A $10 refundable deposit is required.
AQUACISE: at Doty Aquatic Center (Avery Heights), Mondays & Wednesdays, through July 29, 2 - 2:45 p.m. (16 Sessions) and July 31 - Sept. 25, 2 - 2:45 p.m No swimming skills required. Emphasizes stretching, toning, and cardio exercise. This class will improve your energy and fitness levels with no impact on your joints. Instructor: Avery Heights Staff. 16 sessions. Cost: $56. This program is only for Senior Center Members! Sign up in the Elmwood Senior Center Office, 860-561-8180. Attendees fill out health and waiver forms at Avery Pool the first day of class for new participants taking water classes. Go to the reception desk at Avery Heights to receive a key card to gain entrance to the pool. A $10 refundable deposit is required.
WATER ARTHRITIS: Tuesdays & Thursdays, through July 18, 1 - 1:45 p.m. and July 23 — Sept. 12, 1 — 1:45 p.m. No swimming skills required. Gentle on the joints while helping you get in shape. Participants gain increased range of motion in stiff, sore joints while protecting joints from weight-bearing impacts. Instructor: Avery Heights Staff. 16 Sessions. Cost: $56. Call for information 860-561-8180. This program is only for Senior Center Members. Sign up in the Elmwood Senior Center Office: 1106 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford, 860-561-8180. Attendees fill out health and waiver forms at Avery Pool the first day of class for new participants taking water classes. Go to the reception desk at Avery Heights to receive a key card to gain entrance to the pool. A $10 refundable deposit is required.
ARTHRITIS EXERCISE & RELAXATION: Tuesdays, July 16 – August 29, 9 to 10 a.m. Gentle stretching exercises to improve range of motion, joint flexibility, muscle strength, endurance and coordination are led by a physical therapist or certified athletic trainer. Instructor: Brian Elliot. 8 Sessions. Cost: $40M/$50R/$55NR. Call for information or to register: 860-561-8180. Elmwood Senior Center.
BRAIN GAMES: Mondays, through August 12, 10 - 11 a.m. Entertaining, interactive group activities such as: word games, riddles and visual puzzles. Brain Games can increase cognitive awareness and logical reasoning, as well as enhance memory. Instructor: Joel Huntington. 6 Sessions. Cost: $10M/$12R/$14NR. Call for information or to register: 860-561-8180. Elmwood Senior Center.
COLLAGE & PAINTING: Tuesdays, through July 9, and July 23 – August 20, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Learn to make your own unique, mixed media works of art. By collaging together papers you’ve painted, you will create beautiful pieces that you will enjoy. For all ability levels. Instructor: Jeff Poole. 7 Sessions. Cost: $60M/$70R/$75NR. Call for information or to register: 860-561-8180. Elmwood Senior Center.
PILATES: Mondays, July 8 – August 26, 6 - 7 p.m. Pilates improves flexibility, posture and abdominal strength. Additionally, Pilates decreases back, neck, and joint pain. This class is for all fitness levels. Beginners must attend the first session. Please bring your own mat. Instructor: Helene Korchin. No Class: 11/12. Cost: $70M/$80R/$90NR. Call for information or to register: 860-561-8180. Elmwood Senior Center.
QIGONG: Tuesdays, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. July 23 — August 27. Qigong involves the regulation of 3 mutually dependent basic processes of regulation: 1. Posture, 2. Respiration, and 3. Mind. Additionally, the practice of Qigong helps restore vitality and conserves energy. Instructor: Hoa Nguyen. 8 sessions. Cost: $48/M; $58/R; $63/NR. Call for information or to register: 860-561-8180. Elmwood Senior Center.
SILVER SNEAKERS — BALANCE & STRENGTHENING: Tuesdays, through August 27, 11 a.m. — 12 p.m., or Thursdays, through August 29, 11 a.m. — 12 p.m. This class was designed to strengthen the muscles that help us balance, strengthen the response from the body when off-balance, and to maximize independence doing everyday tasks where balance is required or challenged. The class includes a warm up, exercises that strengthen the muscles that support balance, positional poses that practice static balance, and movement patterns that practice dynamic balance. Class is free to Silver Sneakers participants but you must register in advance. Instructor: Cindy Guimond. 10 Sessions. Cost: $30M/$40R/$45NR. Call for information or to register: 860-561-8180. Elmwood Senior Center.
TAI CHI BEGINNER FOUNDATIONS: Tuesdays, through July 9, 1:30 — 2:30 p.m. Learn the basic techniques and methods to achieve a solid foundation of Tai Chi practice. Deepen your understanding of this martial art and learn more about its origins in this informative and interactive foundations class. Instructor: Hoa Nguyen. 8 sessions. Cost: $48/Member; $58/Resident; $63/Non- resident. Call for information or to register: (860) 561-8180. Elmwood Senior Center.
TAI CHI INTERMEDIATE FOUNDATIONS: Thursdays, through July 11, 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Take your practice of Tai Chi to the next level. Use your solid foundation learned at the beginner level to a new and deeper understanding of this martial art. Instructor: Hoa Nguyen. 8 sessions. Cost: $48/M; $58/R; $63/NR. Call for information or to register: 860-561-8180. Elmwood Senior Center.
TAI CHI, BEGINNER: Fridays, July 12 - August 23, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Enjoy the relaxing, graceful movements of Tai Chi while improving your balance, strength and mobility. This is a wonderful exercise for men and women of all ages and physical abilities. Instructor: Faith Geist. No Class: 11/23. 13 Sessions. Cost: $65M/$70R/$75NR.
TAI CHI, INTERMEDIATE: Fridays, July 12, 2019 - August 23, 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Enjoy the relaxing, graceful movements of Tai Chi while improving your balance, strength and mobility. This is a wonderful exercise for men and women of all ages and physical abilities. Instructor: Faith Geist. No Class: 11/23. 13 Sessions. Cost: $65M/$70R/$75NR.
TONING & STRENGTH CARDIO FUN: Fridays, 10 a.m. - 11a.m., July 12 - August 2. Great class for all fitness levels. Modifications by a licensed instructor specializing in senior fitness. Exciting partner and team games will make you laugh and have fun while exercising. Exercises to challenge your memory and improve balance. Expect to improve your cardiovascular endurance and strength with use of bands, balls, weights and step. Exercises change weekly so you never get bored and look forward to coming back for more! You can also add this class to one of the Toning & Strength classes that meets on the MW schedule. Instructor: Wendy LeClerc. 6 Sessions. No Class 4/19 Cost: $36/Member; $46/Resident; $51/Non-resident. Call for information or to register: 860-561-8180. Elmwood Senior Center
TONING & STRENGTH: July 8 – August 2, 9 a.m. (MWF) OR July 8 – July 31, 10 a.m. (M/W). Weight training is the only type of exercise that can slow and even reverse the decline in muscle mass, bone density and strength. Strength training can also delay the onset of osteoporosis, lower blood pressure and even reduce cholesterol levels. The 9 a.m. class gives you 2 options. You may choose a 2 day or a 3 day class. Instructor: Wendy LeClerc The 9 a.m. class gives you 2 options—You may choose 2 days OR 3 days per week. No class 4/19. For information on pricing, other questions, or to register, please contact Elmwood Senior Center: 860-561-8180.
TOTAL BODY STRONGER SENIORS DVD: MWF, through August 30, 9-10 a.m. This three day a week class is designed specifically for those 55 and over. Focus on all areas of the body, head to toe, to promote flexibility, limberness and attain maximum benefits. DVD Only. No Class: 4/3, 4/19, 5/27. FREE Location: Elmwood Senior Center.
YOGA MINDFULNESS MEDITATION: Fridays, through July 12, and July 26 - August 30, 10 - 11 a.m. (6 sessions) Enhances flexibility, strength, coordination and poise. Additionally, did you know that yoga improves your quality of sleep. Breathing and meditation techniques help you revitalize and calm your mind and body. Instructor: Janet Conley. No Class: 4/19. 6 Sessions. Cost: $36M/$41R/$43NR. Call for information or to register: 860-561-8180. Elmwood Senior Center.
SILVER SNEAKERS, ZUMBA GOLD: Wednesdays, July 10 – August 28, 11 a.m. -12 p.m. There are no requirements other than enjoying music and wanting to have fun. Zumba Gold® is done at a lower intensity than Zumba, not quite as fast, but is certainly as much fun! Instructor: Wendy LeClerc. 6 Sessions. Cost: $15M/$25R/$30NR.
ZUMBA LOVERS: Thursdays, July 11 - August, 29, 6 - 7 p.m. Join Carmen Sarmiento, Zumba lover and instructor, to dance the night away. Carmen has an amazing success story about how Zumba has helped her lose weight and feel healthier than ever before. Instructor: Carmen Sarmiento. No Class 11/22. Ongoing Drop in Fee $5 per class. Call for information or to register: 860-561-8180. Elmwood Senior Center.
OUTDOOR PICKLEBALL: There will be 6 new Pickleball Courts at Wolcott Park coming soon! For all Pickleball questions, please contact Lisa Hanse at 860-561-8170. If you would like to become a Senior Center and Elmwood Pickleball Member (for indoor pickleball during the cold months) or for more information, please contact Lisa Hanse at 860-561-8170 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: Elmwood Senior Center.
TABLE TENNIS: Tuesday and Friday 12:30 - 4:30 p.m; Wednesday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Due to high demand and limited court space, Elmwood Senior Center Table Tennis is limited to Elmwood and West Hartford Senior Center Members only. At the BEGINNING OF EACH MONTH, unlimited-use monthly passes will be sold for $5. $1 Daily Pass wristbands may be purchased in Senior Center Office prior to play. ALL participants must sign a waiver of liability form available in the office. If you would like to become an Elmwood Senior Center table tennis member or would like more information, please contact the Elmwood Senior Center Office at 860-561-8180.
WII BOWLING: 9:30 - 11 a.m. Tuesdays. Instead of wooden lanes and pins, hit the virtual lanes using Nintendo’s Wii Game System. No heavy balls to lift and throw and no special bowling shoes. You pick up your Wii-mote and simulate the throwing of a bowling ball. Wii bowling is easy to learn and fun for everyone. No experience necessary! If you are interested, please call the senior center office at 860-561-8180 or just come. On Tuesday mornings at 9:30 am. New participants always welcome. Location: Elmwood Senior Center.
ALL YOU CAN EAT LOBSTER, DELANEY HOUSE: Tuesday, July 9, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (Est.). John Timpanelli returns after a short hiatus. He’ll make you laugh with his great comedic timing and his outstanding singing voice for a great afternoon. Served at your table: cheese and vegetable platter, shrimp cocktail and salad, bread basket. Buffet Menu: Lobster, Lobster, Lobster! Variety of salads, fresh fruit, pork Marengo, grilled focaccia, haddock, chicken Marsala, baked ziti, vegetable, delicious dessert and beverage. Depart: Cost: $99M; $109NM. Please sign up in person at the Elmwood Senior Center, 1106 New Britain Avenue, W. Hartford, CT. For more information, call the ESC office at 860.561.8180. Departs From Elmwood Senior Center.
LAVENDER FARM, KILLINGWORTH: Wednesday, July 17, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Est.) Lavender Pond Farm was born with the simple purpose of doing its small part to help make the world a more beautiful place. With over 10,000 lavender plants on its sprawling 25-acre property, Lavender Pond Farm is a relaxing and inviting oasis for the body and the mind. During your visit say “Hi” to Flora, the farm and family dog; walk in the field of nearly 10,000 lavender plants. Take a ride on the LPF Express where you can learn about the farm and take a purple train ride around the property. Visit the bees and watch them working around the hive. Shop in the Shoppe for live plants and lavender goodies. Check out the chickens, covered bridge and so much more including the still. Lunch will be on your own at the Copper Skillet. Cost: $47M; $57NM. Please sign up in person at the Elmwood Senior Center, 1106 New Britain Avenue, W. Hartford, CT. For more information, call the ESC office at 860.561.8180. Departs From Elmwood Senior Center.
MADISON CONSIGNMENT: Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Est.) Today, we will be shopping in Madison. Our first stop will be to Molly Rose Consignments. They have women’s clothing, dresses for all occasions, accessories and jewelry, furniture and home décor. Next, you will have lunch on your own at Lenny and Joe’s. The last stop will be to Act II Thrift Shop. They have a wide assortment of items including clothing, jewelry, accessories, craft supplies, furniture, housewares, and antiques. There is something here for everyone! Cost: $37M; $47NM. Please sign up in person at the Elmwood Senior Center, 1106 New Britain Avenue, W. Hartford, CT. For more information, call the ESC office at 860.561.8180. Departs From Elmwood Senior Center.
“WINN DIXIE,” GOODSPEED: Wednesday, July 24, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Est.) In a Southern town filled with lost souls, a new lease on life is just around the corner, when a preacher and his daughter take in a mutt named Winn Dixie. The beloved, award-winning novel about a quirky community learning to get along now sings for the first time in this uplifting new musical. Lunch will be at the Griswold Inn. Lunch choices are: pan-seared salmon with fresh dill light Dijon cream sauce or sliced sirloin with port wine reductions. We will start our meal with a house salad of gathered greens and end with an apple turnover with lightly whipped cream and coffee or tea. Cost: $120M; $130NM. Please sign up in person at the Elmwood Senior Center, 1106 New Britain Avenue, W. Hartford, CT. For more information, call the ESC office at 860.561.8180. Departs From Elmwood Senior Center.
• The West Hartford Senior Center will close on July 4, in observance of Independence Day.
• The West Hartford Senior Center’s Main Room has scheduled floor maintenance from July 1- July 6. Please check with the office if your program has been postponed or relocated.
• The Fitness Center will close at 4:30 from July 1-July 5.
GIFT OF MEMBERSHIP: Please note change in Price. Annual memberships are $15 for residents and $40 for non-residents. The center offers a wide range of activities and services consisting of many classes, special events, trips and prevention programs. A full range fitness center membership is also available for an additional cost. Visit the West Hartford Senior Center in Bishops Corner or call 860-561-7583 for more information.
SALE: Gently used hardcover and paperback books, audio books and DVDS/CDS are for sale at the West Hartford Senior Center in Bishops Corner. All hard cover and paperback books are $1, audio books range from $5 to $15 and DVDs/CDs are $2. Proceeds support the activities of the senior center. The center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
DONATIONS ACCEPTED: Mercy Housing and Shelter on Wethersfield Avenue in Hartford provides housing assistance and supportive services to persons who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Mercy works to empower its clients to become independent, so they may live and work with dignity and respect. Their goal has not changed in the thirty years since Mercy Housing and Shelter was founded: to make homelessness history. They are currently in need of the following toiletry items (full size or trial size): soap, shampoo, conditioner, hand/body lotion, toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, deodorant, disposable razors, feminine hygiene products, baby wipes, hairbrushes and combs. Drop off donations at the West Hartford Senior Center in Bishops Corner.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: West Hartford Senior Center in Bishops Corner is looking for additional volunteers and have several openings in the front office and fitness center, ranging from 2 to 4 hours. To learn more, call 860-561-7583 and ask for Gina Marino.
STORYTELLING: Mondays 10-12 Join Ben Cooper, WWII Army Combat Medic, for a morning of storytelling and sharing. Ben will facilitate this informal gathering where veterans from all branches of the service can share common experiences and make new friends. Everyone is welcome to meet our veterans and watch history come alive. Program is Free. Pre-Registration NOT required. Please call 860-561-7583 for more information.
July 4: Senior Center Closed
July 9: Bagel Breakfast “Mold” 9 -10 am. Jeffery Lame, ServiceMaster An educational presentation about common types of mold that could be in your home, what the effects they might have on your health and remedies to get rid of it. There will be handouts and goody bags for all attendees. Cost: $2 M; $4NM per event. Tickets should be purchased at least one day in advance. Please call (860) 561-7583 for more information.
July 9 - August 13: Games Galore 12:30 pm. You bring the game or borrow one from our Game Closet and play in our air conditioned Main Room. Weekly drawing for a door prize. Summer time refreshments served. Please call (860) 561-7583 to register for the free program.
July 10: Director’s Tour 11 am. Join our Director, Gina Marino, for a tour and overview of programs and services offered at the West Hartford Senior Center. Please call to register for this free orientation. (860) 561-7583.
July 12 - August 16: Bingo Bonanza 1 pm. Join us on Fridays at 1pm for an exciting afternoon of bingo. Each week will feature different specials, prizes and refreshments. Bingo cards are $.50 each and paper sheets for special games are $1. Cash Prizes! Please call (860) 561-7583 to register for the free program.
July 12: “Being Mortal” 10:30am. Join us for a free screening and discussion of the PBS Frontline documentary “Being Mortal.” Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses and family members who care for them. This event is brought to you in collaboration with AARP CT & Borrow My Glasses. Register for this FREE program by calling 860-561-7583.
July 17: Senior Picnic 12 pm. Our annual Senior Picnic will feature traditional favorites grilled by West Hartford Police Officers. We will enjoy Hebrew National Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Potato Salad, Coleslaw and dessert. Our entertainment for the afternoon is the popular senior performing group The Trobadours. Cost: $5 Members, $8 Nonmembers. Tickets are limited to 200 and will be on a first come, first serve basis. Tickets should be purchased at least one day in advance. Please call (860) 561-7583 for more information.
July 24: Health and Wellness Workshop – Journey Beyond Medicine - 10:30 – 12 pm. We will examine the avenues for maintaining optimal health by analyzing how various components of life impact our day to day living and how small changes can make a big difference. Presented by Dr. Amala Guha, Director, Complementary Alternative Medicine, UConn Health, School of Medicine. Program is FREE. Pre-registration required by calling 860-561-7583.
July 31: Health and Wellness Workshop “STAYING HYDRATED” 10 – 11am. Learn the importance of staying hydrated, strategies to stay hydrated and the symptoms someone may experience when they are dehydrated. Presented by Kaitlin Cuas, MSN, RN, Transitional Care Nurse. Sponsored by Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging. Program is FREE. Pre-registration required by calling 860-561-7583.
IPhone Tutor: Wednesdays, July 10, 31 & August 14 -9:00-11:15 am. Your Smart Phone is not just a phone but a powerful handheld computer. Would you like one-on-one instruction on how to navigate your phone? Please make an appointment for your 40 minute individual class with Kyle. Make sure you know your Apple ID and password as well as email ID and password for class, if different. Instructor: Kyle Roberts. Program is free for members. $8.00 Non-members. Please call: 860-561-7583 to register.
All movies are free of charge. Thursday Afternoon Movies shown at 1 p.m. Movies are preceded by a brief introductory talk. July 4: NO Movie. July 11: “Mary Poppins Returns” Comedy, Family, Fantasy (PG) 2018 – 2 Hr., 10 min. Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael’s children through a difficult time in their lives. Starring: Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw. July 18: “If Beale Street Could Talk” Drama, Romance (R) 2018 – 1 Hr. 59 min. A young woman embraces her pregnancy while she and her family set out to prove her childhood friend and lover innocent of a crime he didn’t commit. Starring: Kiki Layne, Stephan James, Regina King. July 25: “Bohemian Rhapsody” Biography, Drama, Music (PG-13) 2018 – 2 Hr. 14 min. The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid (1985). Starring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee. August 1: “Mary Queen of Scots” Biography, Drama, History (R) 2018 – 2 Hr. 4 min. Mary Stuart’s attempt to overthrow her cousin Elizabeth I, Queen of England, finds her condemned to years of imprisonment before facing execution. Starring: Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Jack Lowden
JULY 13: New Hampshire Fisher Cats vs Hartford Yard Goats. Join us for an evening game at Dunkin’ Donuts Park in Hartford. Two ticket options are available. Enjoy the 2.5 hour all-you-can eat buffet OR sit in Section 109 (right side of home plate) and eat on your own. Enjoy the fireworks after the game. Pricing varies. BUFFET: Cost: $47M; $57NM. SECTION 109 (Eat on Your Own) Cost: $28M; $38NM. Depart: 4:30 p.m. Game Time: 6:05 p.m. Estimated Return: 10 p.m. Trip Leader: Ned Skinnon. Departs From West Hartford Senior Center
AUGUST 3: Red Sox at New York Yankees. The world champion Boston Red Sox will travel to Yankee Stadium for one of sport’s greatest and longest rivalries Yankees vs Red Sox. Our excellent seats are located in the main level of right field section 205. The Sox are led by superstars Mookie Betts and J. D. Martinez and the Yankees by Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton. A short rest stop will be made on the way home if time permits. Game Time 4:05 p.m. CHARTER. Depart: 12:30 p.m. Est. Return: 10:30 p.m. Cost: $140 M; $150 NM. Trip Leader: Ned Skinnon. Departs From West Hartford Senior Center.
AUGUST 11: Los Angeles Angels at Boston Red Sox. The world champion Boston Red Sox will host the California Angels today. We have terrific grandstand seats behind home plate in Section 21. The Red Sox are led by superstars Mookie Betts and J. D. Martinez while the Angels have Mike Trout and Japanese sensation Shei Ohtani. No rest stop on the way home. Game Time 1:05 p.m. CHARTER Depart: 9:45 a.m. Est. Return: 7:30 p.m. Cost: $ 110 Member; $120 Nonmember. Trip Leader: Ned Skinnon Departs From West Hartford Senior Center