Senior listings for May 16

FRIDAY, MAY 16

PLAINVILLE

FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS. 11:30 a.m. on the third Friday of each month. Single, divorced, widowed seniors who don’t like to eat alone meet at a local restaurant. Stadium Burgers, 245 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728.

 

MAY 16, 23

PLAINVILLE

‘TRASH TO TREASURE ART PROJECT.’ Fridays, 10 a.m. Make a floral arrangement using toilet paper tubes. Bring 10 to 15, toilet paper tubes to create this project. Sample will be on display in the Senior Center Showcase. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. $2. Register.

 

SATURDAY, MAY 17

OTHER

FREE HEALTH FAIR DESIGNED FOR SENIORS. 2 to 4 p.m. Meet local professionals who offer massages, health screenings, raffle prizes, and essential services. Light refreshments. Village Gate, 88 Scott Swamp Rd., Farmington. RSVP (860) 676-8626.

 

SOUTHINGTON

OPEN HOUSE AT THE ORCHARDS. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Independent and assisted living community. Coffee. The Orchards of Southington, 34 Hobart St., Southington. RSVP. (860) 628-5656.

 

SUNDAY, MAY 18

OTHER

OPEN HOUSE AT ARBOR ROSE AT JEROME HOME. 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Assisted living and memory care community. Arbor Rose at JeromeHome, 975 Corbin Ave., New Britain. RSVP. (860) 229-3707.

 

MONDAY, MAY 19

PLAINVILLE

QUESTIONS FOR A SOCIAL WORKER. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Plainville Senior Center Outreach coordinator Stephanie Soucy will be available to answer questions on a walk-in basis. Answer questions about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Part D, Medicare Savings Program, Housing Options, Alzheimer’s Help, caregiving, home care. No registration necessary. Open to PlainvilleSeniorCenter members are residents of Plainville, PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728.

 

DANCERS DELIGHT. 4 p.m. Dance group from Image Studio, ages 9 to 13, will perform a short dance program. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Free. Register. (860) 747-5728.

 

TUESDAY, MAY 20

PLAINVILLE

CAREGIVING CONNECTIONS. 10 a.m. Caregivers know ways that help them get through the difficult days. Share what you do and learn what others do. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728.

 

THURSDAY, MAY 22

PLAINVILLE

POSTURE AND YOU. 10 a.m. Miles Everett, RD, RN, CDE, will give a presentation, teach you how to stand on your bones, and begin to release the aches and pains caused by years of poor posture in sitting and standing. He will explain how to get the best use of your body by putting it in the right place and prepare to lose some waist inches at the same time. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Register. (860)747-5728.

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 17

PLAINVILLE

AARP DRIVER SAFETY CLASS. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Course covers the effects of aging and medication on driving, local hazards, accident prevention measures, and more. Films and discussions will be presented and a driver’s manual provided. No written or on the road test required. Upon completion, an insurance company must give a discount of at least 5 percent on auto insurance. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. $15 for AARP members, providing a membership number and $20 for other attendees. Sign-up at senior center.

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 18

PLAINVILLE

KAYAKING AT RIVERFRONT PARK NORTH, SPRINGFIELD, MASS. Bus leaves Our Lady of Mercy Church, Plainville at 9 a.m. Returns at 2 p.m. Instructor Matt Preye from Wilderness Experience Unlimited to go kayaking on the Connecticut River. Wear clothing that can get wet and water shoes. Bring sunscreen, hat, water, and a bag lunch. Beginners to experienced. Instruction available if needed. Register. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Raindate is June 25.

 

ONGOING

SOUTHINGTON

WEEKLY BRIDGE CLUB. 1:30 p.m. Learn the game and become a member. The Orchards at Southington, 34 Hobart St., Southington. SouthingtonOrchards.org. (860) 628-5656.

 

PLAINVILLE

THE PLAINVILLE SENIORS’ BOWLING. Mondays, 12:45 p.m. Laurel Lanes, 136 New Britain Ave., Plainville. $8 per person, per week, and includes three games of bowling, automatic scoring, and free weekly beverage. Open to bowlers of all abilities. Frank Robinson, Bowling League president, (860) 747-2918.

 

CANASTA. Friday mornings at 10 a.m. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville. Sign-up. (860) 747-5728.

 

OPEN PAINTING GROUP. Wednesdays from 1 to 3 p.m. Informal group, no instructor. No registration necessary. PlainvilleSeniorCenter, 200 East St., Plainville.