Welcome to Middlebury, Connecticut
Welcome to Middlebury, Connecticut

Activities at the Senior Center

ART CLASS

Art class is held every Friday at 9:30am.  Instructor is Dolores Rose.  Fee is $5 per class.

ADULT STRENGTHENING CLASS

Jim Demeis, a Physical Therapist from Access Rehab will be at the Middlebury Senior Center to teach older adults strength training exercises on Friday afternoons from 12:30 to 1:30. Fee is $3.00 per class.

BILLARDS

Our billiard room is open daily.  There is no charge to play.

BINGO

Bingo parties continue every Tuesday & Wednesday at 12:30 pm.  Enhanced visual Bingo cards are available.  Anyone interested in having our lunch before bingo should give us a two day notice.  Lunch suggested donation is $3.50

COMPUTER TRAINING

The Middlebury Senior Center is currently accepting registration for its computer courses at the center.  The series will offer four week and eight week courses on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.  There is no age limit for computer training. 

 

Also available is one-on-one lessons, subject to availability of time.  These lessons will be on Thursdays only from 9:30am-1:30pm, by appointment only.  The fee is $15.00 per hour.

 

If you need help with your IPAD, Nook, Kindle or other tablet, instruction is also available.  Sean is also able to help you with viruses and malware for a nominal fee.

 

Those interested should call the Senior Center at 203-577-4166.

FREE BLOOD PRESSURE SCREENING

There is a free Blood Pressure screening every Tuesday done by our very own nurse Diane Morotto.  Besides blood pressure screenings, Nurse Diane can help you with any questions you may have.  The hours are 10:00am to 12:00pm.  No appointment necessary.

FREE HEARING SCREENING

The free hearing screening this month will be on Wednesday, September 24, 2014.  Please call for an appointment at 203-577-4166.

KNITTING AND CROCHETING

Knitting & crocheting classes are held every Tuesday at 10:00am.  This class is free of charge.

LINE DANCING

Line dancing classes are held on Thursdays at 10:00 – 11:30am. Fee is $30.00 for 10 classes.

LOSING WEIGHT WITH ELIZABETH - A PERSONAL PROGRAM

“At Losing Weight with Elizabeth”, you will have the support of a small group along with a program customized to meet your individual weight loss goals.  The latest in online and in person resources are available.

 

The Personal Approach

Group meetings – Small group meeting provide members a circle of support.

Individual support – Members enjoy a one to one orientation to the program and ongoing connection with weight loss resources.

 

Plan your meals…Plan your life – Members learn to create individualized eating plans.  Shipping holidays and dining out are addressed with the member’s life style in mind.

 

Healthy Catering – LWWE offers healthy catering services for gatherings large and small

 

Work Place Meetings – Contact member services for arrangements.

 

Come in to see for yourself if this is the right program for you.  The first meeting is free.  Join us any Thursday at 11am in Room 26 in the Shepardson Community Center 1172 Whittemore Road, Middlebury CT.  Please call 203-577-4166 for questions.

MAH-JONGG

Mah-jongg is a Chinese game for four players that is played using 144 domino-like tiles.  Middlebury has mah-jongg games every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursdays at 10:30am; Thursdays @ 1:00pm & Tuesdays at 5:30pm.  The fee is $1.00.

MEDICARE OPEN ENROLLMENT

Medicare open enrollment is October 15th through December 7th.  Check your medical plans to make sure they still fit your needs.  Call the Middlebury Senior Center to schedule an appointment.  Nancy Cimmino, Insurance specialist will be available for help with Medicare enrollment on Wednesdays, beginning October 1st.

If you need help with your insurance decisions call 203-577-4166 to make an appointment with Nancy.

NVCC’s +50 Program

Learn how you can get the education and skills for a new job, a career change, or increased earning potential in the fields of health care, education and social services.

PILATES

The next new Pilates classes are held on Mondays & Wednesdays, 10:30 to 11:30 am.

The cost is $30.00 for eight classes.

POLISH POKER

Polish Poker will be offered every second Wednesday at 1:00 PM.

SEWING

Sewing machines are available for use every Tuesday at 10:00 am.

The fee for this class is $1.00.

SOCIAL SECURITY UPDATE

Our office was previously informed the Social Security Office would no longer be providing benefit verification letters.  Because of the many consequences to social security recipients, Social Security has decided to continue providing benefit verification letters in field offices until further notice. 

                      

Social Security may be contacted by calling the toll free number at 1-800-772-1213 or by setting up a “my Social Security account at SSA.gov.”  Applicant must have a personal email account to request information online.

STAYWELL HEALTH CENTER

The Staywell Health Center will send Outreach workers to the Middlebury Social Services Center on the second Monday of each month until further notice to help our communities apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), (food stamps) at 10:00am.

 

To be eligible; according to household size:

 

One person in household cannot have a gross income of $1,800 per month:

Two people in a household cannot have a gross income of $2,425

Three people in a household cannot have a gross income of $3,052

Four people in a household cannot have a gross income of $3,678

 

A “household” is all the people who live together and buy and prepare food together.

 

You can just walk in….no appointment needed.

TABLE TENNIS

Join Rene Cunningham for some table tennis at the Shepardson Community Building, every Wednesday morning 9am-2pm.  No charge.

WII BOWLING

Join us on Fridays at 11:00am in the Media room at the Middlebury Senior Center where our friends are playing WII Bowling.  It’s great fun and the exercise is good for us.

YOGA

The Yoga classes are held on Tuesday, 9:30 – 10:30; Thursdays 9:00 – 10:30; & Fridays 9:30 – 10:30.  Chair Yoga Mondays @ 9:00am.  Fee is $25.00 for 6 classes.

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