Senior Center News

Spotlight on Social Services

The Social Services office is right in the senior center — but do you know what this department offers? The following are the services that might be most helpful to seniors: on-site food pantry, help with applications for various state and federal programs (such as Connecticut Energy Assistance Program, HUSKY Health Insurance, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Medicare Savings Program, cash and disability assistance), help with enrolling in Medicare and reviewing current prescription drug coverage, help with accessing home care services and home delivered meals, and referrals to other local agencies for services and support. The senior center is actually part of social services too. As you may know, some of the senior center offerings include recreational programming, flu shots, blood pressure screenings, and other social and educational events throughout the year.

Youth Services is also a part of social services and offers short-term counseling and referrals for youth and their families. Other services for families with school-aged children include crisis intervention, program development, advocacy, referrals to other support services, and case management.

Please call 203-834-6238 or stop by (the door to our office is diagonally across from the senior center café) to learn more about these services. The social services office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30.

Coming events

Friday, Dec. 7 , 10:00, NO Feldenkrais; 10:00, Jewelry Workshop; 12:00, Bridge; 1:00, Intermediate Bridge.

Monday, Dec. 10, 10:30 Line Dancing with Beatriz Araujo; 12:00, Movie; 1:00, Bridge.

Tuesday, Dec. 11, 9:45, BeMoved with Phyllis Hirschfield; 11:00, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:30; Five Crowns with Nerina Klobas; 1:00, Studio Knitting; 1:30, Mah Jongg.

Wednesday, Dec. 12, 10:00, Writers Group; 10:00, Open Bridge with Mike Hess; 10:30, Tai Chi with Joe Alampi; 1:00, American Mah Jongg.

Thursday, Dec. 13, 10:00, Yoga with Denise O’Hearn; 12:00, Lunch; 12:45, Bingo.