Join us on March 13th at 12:45 for the hysterical movie Wild Hogs that came out in 2007 starring Tim Allen, John Travolta, Martin Lawrence and William H. Macy. The movie is about “a group of middle-aged friends decide to rev up their routine suburban lives with a freewheeling motorcycle trip. Taking a long dreamed-of breather from their stressful jobs and family responsibilities, they can’t wait to feel the freedom of the open road. When this mismatched foursome, who have grown far more used to the couch than the saddle, set out for this once-in-a-lifetime experience, they encounter a world that holds far more than they ever bargained for. The trip begins to challenge their wits and their luck, especially during a chance run-in with the Del Fuegos, a real-life biker gang who are less than amused with their novice approach. As they go looking for adventure, they soon find that they’ve embarked on a journey they will never forget.”
Welcome back Connecticut’s 1st State Troubadour, Tom Callinan. He will perform Irish & Irish – American songs and tunes for us on March 7th at 1:00pm. His special blend of multi instruments to include a penny whistle, guitar, and drum to name a few will have us singing, clapping, and even dancing along within minutes!
Tired of paying for cable, but don’t know what the alternatives are? Discover the ins and outs of streaming services in this hands-on class. We will take a closer look at services such as streaming movies and TV, radio, music and more. Join us on March 5th from 1:00-3:00pm. Please register by calling (860)434-1605 ext. 240.
2018 brings successes and challenges. As I look back I see the 50% growth of www.SeniorCenterCt.org. As I look forward I see the challenge of matching that 50% growth plus expanding Jencks Network. I’m thankful for what has happened and hopeful of what the future holds.
And that brings me to this little ditty I wrote…
What is old?? Me? NO! You? NO! Them?? Of course, it’s them… not us! Right!
Is old turning 40? 50? Oh, wait I’m past those, so it must be 70…80…90???
Hey all I know is it’s not me right now. I don’t feel old – however that feels – and I sure as heck don’t look my age – as I stamp my foot!
So, if we are not old….
Then we can and will do everything we have ever done. Right?
We will continue to learn and do new things.
We will be trendsetters.
We will reinvent ourselves again!
We will find new paths.
We will not say “Oh I’m too old for that”
We will not say “I can’t do that.”
We will not say “I always wanted to do that.”
We will not say “If I was younger…”
I know what I will do!
I will take smart risks.
I will set attainable goals.
I will reach for the impossible.
I will push forward, and I hope you join me on the aging journey!!
Because if we don’t age in a positive fashion…..
– tell me what the alternative is!
Join us on February 28th at 12:45 pm for the movie Trouble with the Curve starring Clint Eastwood. “Gus Lobel (Clint Eastwood) has been one of the best scouts in baseball for decades, but, despite his efforts to hide it, age is starting to catch up with him. Nevertheless, Gus-who can tell a pitch just by the crack of the bat-refuses to be benched for what may be the final innings of his career. He may not have a choice. The front office of the Atlanta Braves is starting to question his judgment, especially with the country’s hottest batting phenom on deck for the draft. The one person who might be able to help is also the one person Gus would never ask: his daughter, Mickey (Amy Adams), an associate at a high-powered Atlanta law firm whose drive and ambition has put her on the fast track to becoming partner. Against her better judgment, and over Gus’s objections, Mickey joins him on his latest scouting trip to North Carolina, jeopardizing her own career to save his.” Film will be shown in closed caption.