Senior services for Newtown seniors are available at the Multi-Purpose 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 more
Senior services for Newtown seniors are available at the Multi-Purpose 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 more information about programs offered at the Senior Center call 270-4310.
You may drop in at the Senior Center on Riverside Road in Sandy Hook 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 Wal-Mart Route 6). Cost is 65Â¢ each way for the Sand Hill Plaza trip, 75Â¢ each way for out of town. Call 748-2511 TWO DAYS IN ADVANCE to book a ride and get the out-of-town Friday schedule.
This Weekâs Programs
*AARP TAX ASSISTANCE, February 4 through April on Mondays only from 9 am to noon. Bring last yearâs tax return and all other pertinent information. Call 270-4310 for an appointment.
*Ace In The Hole presents SWINGING MARDI GRAS at the Tides in New Jersey for a Fat Tuesday Party on Tuesday, February 5. Enjoy Big Band tunes, international skating stars, circus acrobats and beads, live dancing, and Dixieland marches. Depart at 9 am; cost is $77 per person.
*POT LUCKÂ dinner will be February 12, from 4 to 6 pm. Socialize and enjoy different dishes.
*Watch Miro the MAGICIAN on Valentineâs Day, Thursday, February 14, at 10:30 am, and then stay and play BINGO at 1 pm.
*Come play BINGO on Wednesday, February 6 and February 21, at 1 pm.
*The COMMISSION ON AGING meets at the Senior Center the third Monday of the month at 5 pm.
*RICHARD CLARK returns Wednesday, February 20, at 1 pm, with Love Letters, a Broadway hit as told through the reading of letters of complicated feelings and emotions during the World War II era.
*POETRY READING by Judy Barta on Wednesday, February 27, at 1:30 pm.
*AARP 55 ALIVE mature driving course for Thursday, March 27, and Friday, March 28, from 12:30 to 4:30 pm. Must attend both classes. Fee is $10.
*ST PATTYâS DAY CELEBRATION at Chez Josef on Friday, March 14. Enjoy a corned beef and cabbage dinner and an Irish extravaganza of Irish music and comedy.
*American Ballet Theatre presents SWAN LAKE. Depart 9:30 am on Saturday, May 31, to New York City and enjoy lunch and the ballet Swan Lake. Cost is $150.
*An overnight package at MOHEGAN SUN on February 27â28. Receive a bonus package, lunch packages, and enjoy A Russian Folk Fair by The Moscow Circus. Call the Newtown Senior Center for the cost of the accommodations. Options are with or without the show. Reservations are still available.
*COMPUTER LESSONS are given every Monday and Tuesday at 3 pm.
*YOGA classes are Monday and Thursday at 10:30 am.
*BOWLING at Brookfield Lanes for Senior âFun Bowl,â Tuesday and Thursday from noon to 3 pm.
*CARDS FOR OUR TROOPS every Tuesday morning from 10 am to noon and 1 to 3 pm.
*BEGINNERS BRIDGE LESSONS on Wednesday, 9:30 am, with Mary Matern.
*BOARD GAME DAY is every Thursday at 1 pm. Coffee or tea and snack will be supplied.
*MOVIE TIME on Fridays at 1 pm. Enjoy a good âfavoriteâ movie with a friend. We supply the video and popcorn.
Monday: AM pinochle, hatha yoga, exercise, PM computer classes, chorus group.
Tuesday: AM pinochle, country-western line dancing; PM Tai Chi & Chi Kung, bowling, walking for fitness, computer classes, crafts.
Wednesday: AM exercise; PM bingo, crafts.
Thursday: AM Breakfast Club, hatha yoga, cards; PM bowling, walking for fitness, board games.
Friday: AM advanced mah jongg, sewing, quilting, PM movie time, knitting, cards.
Menu For Week of
Monday: Hungarian stuffed cabbage, boiled potatoes, diced carrots, pumpernickel bread, seasonal fresh fruit, grape juice.
Tuesday: Black bean soup served with crackers, thinly sliced steak with mushroom gravy, mashed squash, green peas, wheat bread, chocolate fudge brownie.
Wednesday: Ash Wednesday: Fish almondine, roasted new potatoes, French green beans, dinner roll, holiday cake.
Thursday: Chinese New Year: Stir fry beef and broccoli, vegetarian fried rice, oriental blend vegetables, oatmeal bread, mandarin oranges.
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Monday, February 11: Spaghetti and meatballs in marinara sauce, parmesan cheese, Caesar salad with crouton and Caesar dressing, garlic bread, apricot halves.
Tuesday, February 12: Closed Lincolnâs Birthday.
Remember, you must call at least one day in advance to book a ride, 270-4310; the Senior Bus, 748-2511.