Programs

    Tuesday: February 13th- Stroke Awareness Presentation: Prevention, Signs, Symptoms and Treatment- Presented By: Backus Hospital

    Time: 10:30am

    Join us for this hour long presentation by Melissa Lawson, RN, Stroke Program Coordinator at Backus Hospital.  At this presentation, learn about stroke prevention, the signs and symptoms of a person having a stroke and stroke patient treatment and recovery.  Time for questions and answers will follow the presentation.  Hope you join us for this important and informative presentation.
    Please sign up with Receptionist if you will be attending.

    CONTENT BY JUDY

    Greetings! I hope your holiday season brought you the brightest of gifts – love, friendship, family and peace.

    “Content by Judy “is written by Judy Jencks,  the President of Jencks Network, LLC which owns, manages and pours thier heart and soul into SeniorCenterCt.org.

    I want to thank you for finding and using SeniorCenterCt.org and requesting this newsletter. SeniorCenterCt.org is the first in the nation collaborative Senior Center website. This amazing website has over 75 pages of news, resources and services. Our goal is to keep you and the larger community informed about what is happening at our area senior centers.

    As 2017 wrapped up we are pleased to share that SeniorCenterCt.org has been visited by over 10,500 users and those users have viewed over 52,300 pages. Over 20 companies have advertised this year and all their ads click over to their company’s website. It’s their vision and funding that makes this website possible.

    Please share SeniorCenterCt.org with others and like us on Facebook for even more news and articles!

    See more of you in 2018

    -Judy

    Pitch- Tuesdays

    Time: 12:30 pm

    Location: Card Room

    Pitch is a trick-taking game using a standard 52-card deck; each player is dealt six cards. Each player can bid on the value of his or her hand and plays to take tricks and get points. Although one player wins the bid and tries to take all the points, all players can get points by taking key cards. The goal is to be the first player to reach the winning score (7, 11, or 21). Stop by if you would like to play!

    Tuesday, January 23rd- Caregiver Strain Presentation by Hartford Healthcare at Home

    Time: 10:30am

    Many seniors are taking care of spouses who have dementia or other debilitating illnesses.  We all know how this caretaking can take a toll on caregivers.  Join us to learn ways to help ease the strain of caring for your loved one.  This 20 minute presentation will be followed by questions and answers.  Nurses from Hartford Healthcare at Home will also be available to talk with anyone privately about your needs and offer you suggestions on how to help relieve your stain.  Hope you join us!

    Please sign up at Reception.

     

    Thursday, January 18th- Senior Financial Scams: How to Protect Yourself, Family and Friends Presentation by CorePlus Credit Union

    Time: 10:45am

    Did you know that out-of-pocket costs associated with senior financial scams and exploitation are estimated at $2.9 billion a year?  And that’s on the low side because unfortunately many cases go unreported.  Senior scams are on the rise, but with proper prevention and education, we can reverse that trend.

    To increase your odds that you, a loved one, a friend, or someone in your care can avoid becoming a victim of financial exploitation, you need to know the facts.  Your professional friends at CorePlus Credit Union can help.

    There’s no cost to attend this presentation.  You’ll find out how big the problem of financial exploitation is, who’s committing the crimes, common examples of senior scams, how to recognize signs of abuse, what the long-term effects of exploitation are, how to prevent it, and where to go for help.

    Hope you join us!  Please sign up at Reception.