Seniors’ listings for May 15

QUESTIONS FOR A SOCIAL WORKER. 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., Stephanie Soucy, Plainville Senior Center Outreach Coordinator available to answer questions on a walk-in basis. Questions about Medicare, Medicaid, Medicare Part D, Medicare Savings Program, Housing Options, Alzheimer’s Help, Caregiving, Homecare, etc. Open to residents of Plainville, 60 years of age or older or their caregivers. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728.

CROQUET IN THE PARK. With the Plainville Senior Center’s Outdoor Adventure Club. 1 p.m. Beginners and advanced players welcome. Norton Park, Plainville. $3. Register. (860) 747-5728.

GRANDPARENTS RAISING GRANDCHILDREN CONFERENCE. 9 a.m. For grandparents and relatives who are raising grandchildren, nieces or nephews. Information, activities, workshops, lunch, prizes. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728.
THE WEST CENTRAL CONNECTICUT TRIAD FREE CONFERENCE. “Working Mind—Health Mind: Cognitive Fitness and Your Health.” Registration, 9:30 a.m. Program runs from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Box lunch provided. Promoting healthy living and health aging. Keynote speakers Stephani Sivers, Alzheimer’s Resource Center, Dr. Margarita Reyes, geriatric medicine. Interactive demonstrations and activities, a viewing of “Alive Inside” at noon. Health screenings. Bristol Public Library, 5 High St., Bristol. TRIAD serves Bristol, Burlington, Plainville, Plymouth/Terryville. RSVP. (860) 582-9559.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CLUB OF PLAINVILLE SENIOR CENTER. Hike along Crescent Trail in Southington. $3. Register. (860) 747-5728.

MAY 20-JUNE 17
IPAD BASICS CLASS. Wednesdays 1 to 3 p.m. Five week class taught by instructor Evelyn Morin will cover the basics of using your iPad, downloading “Apps,” surfing the internet, using the camera and calendar function, more. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. $25 per person. Register. (860) 747-5728.

A SENIOR RENTERS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES. 10 a.m. Presented by Attorney Marilyn Denny from Greater Hartford Legal Services. The lease a senior signs at the time of renting is the key to understanding his/ her responsibilities concerning rental payments, maintenance of the property, and other obligations. Recently, seniors have been granted two benefits under a rental agreement that recognizes their special needs. Denny will discuss the terms of standard lease agreements, the expectations seniors can claim, and some of the problems renters can experience. Free. Register. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. (860) 747-5728.

COUNTRY WESTERN STYLE POTLUCK. Co-sponsored by the Plainville Lions Club and Plainville Senior Center. Noon. Hot dogs and hamburgers. Entertainment provided by Sandy and Sandy, performing old country, folk, and rock and roll music. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. No charge if you bring a side dish. Let the center know what you’re bringing when you register. $5 for center members, $10 for non-members. Register. (860) 747-5728.

AARP SMART DRIVER COURSE. 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 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 of the course, an insurance company must give a discount of at least 5 percent on auto insurance. Cost is $15 for AARP members, providing a membership number, and $20 for other attendees. Register. (860) 747-5728.

AUG. 19-21
DENTAL CLINIC. Provided by Community Health Center, Inc. By appointment. Registered dental hygienist will provide a complete exam, dental cleaning, scalants, and X-rays when appropriate. Help in paying for the clinic in form of scholarships provided by a grant through the Older Americans Act through the North Central Area on Aging are available to members of the Plainville Senior Center. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. Appointments. (860) 983-2990. For information on scholarships, call (860) 747-5728.

EIGHTH ANNUAL CONNECTICUT SENIOR JURIED ART SHOW. All seniors 70 plus are invited to participate at show at Pomperaug Woods, Southbury in September. Entries accepted for painting, drawing, photography and sculpture. First, second, third and honorable mention awards will be given in each category. Winning art in each category will be on exhibit at Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury Oct. 4 to Nov. 15. Entry forms, rules, and information is available at the Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville or

CHOLESTEROL SCREENING. 10 minute appointment, few drops of blood from a fingertip, and you can learn your numbers for total cholesterol, and the good and bad cholesterol, triglycerides, and glucose. Doesn’t require fasting. Plainville Senior Center, 200 East St., Plainville. $10. Pay at the appointment. Appointments. (860) 747-5728. Plainville Senior Center members only.

SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE. Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Bristol Senior Center is host to a remote Social Security office. No need to reserve time. First-come, first-serve. Bristol Senior Center, 240 Stafford Ave., Bristol.