Programs

    Virtual Presentations

    These virtual presentations are being shared by Fairfield Senior Center,

    West Hartford Senior Center, Cromwell Senior Center and Cheshire Senior Center.

    • The Strategic Significance of Pearl Harbor Mon., Dec 7th  10:00a.m.

    The Strategic Significance of the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor presented by Mark Albertson.

    Pre-registration required by emailing BigelowCenter@fairfieldct.org to receive the link.

    • Virtual Hanukkah Celebration in 2 Parts Tues., Dec 8th  1:30p.m. & 2:45p.m.

    1:30p.m. Jewish Heroes (and Not So Heroic) presented by Susan and Art Zuckerman.

    2:45p.m. Klezmer music by Zev & the East Side Klezmer Ensemble featuring Tami Sherman.

    Pre-registration required by emailing Lisa.hanse@westhartfordct.gov to receive the link.

    • Virtual Concert – ECH05 – Happy Holidays Wed., Dec 9th  1:00p.m.

    East Coast Hop Orchestra Quintet-Live music streamed from Atria Hamilton Heights.  ECHO is a jazzy act, combining genres of Jazz from the 40’s to today.

    Pre-registration required by emailing Lisa.hanse@westhartfordct.gov to receive the link.

    • Historical Hartford – Churches & Synagogues Thurs., Dec 10th  1:00p.m.

    Hartford is home to many historic churches & Synagogues. This talk will focus on some of these buildings used by the major denominations. Walk virtually with Dan Sterner through history as you see these buildings with special historical significance.

    Pre-registration required by emailing Lisa.hanse@westhartfordct.gov to receive the link

    • Virtual Concert – Airborne Jazz Thurs., Dec 11th  1:00p.m.

    Holiday concert by jazz group Airborne Jazz.

    Pre-registration required by emailing cromwellseniorcenter41@gmail.com for the link.

    • The History of Christmas Mon., Dec 14th  10:00a.m.

    Mark Albertson Presents: The History of Christmas.

    Pre-registration required by emailing BigelowCenter@fairfieldct.org to receive the link.

    • Virtual Concert – Holiday Concert with Sal Anastasio Mon., Dec 14th   1:30p.m.

    Join us via Zoom for a Holiday concert with Sal Anastasio.

    Pre-registration required by emailing lgravel@cheshirect.org or call (203)272-8286.

    • Downton Abbey Style Wed., Dec 16th  1:00p.m.

    Influences of Fashion 1912 – 1925 -Today’s program explores the social, technological, and political developments of the early 20th century as reflected in the evolution of women’s and men’s clothing. We will look at some influential designers and other people who impacted what people wore. Questions/discussion encouraged!

    Pre-registration required by emailing Lisa.hanse@westhartfordct.gov to receive the link.

    • Stories from the Attic: Holiday Edition Wed., Dec 16th  2:00p.m.

    Urban Archeologist Greg Von Antwerp presents beautiful holiday trinkets and decorations he’s unearthed in his travels to estate and tag sales.

    Pre-registration required by emailing BigelowCenter@fairfieldct.org to receive the link.

    • Reflections on Hanukkah Thurs., Dec 17th  2:00p.m.

    Join Rabbi Barbara Paris, of Jewish Family Service to learn and reflect on Hanukkah.

    Pre-registration required by emailing BigelowCenter@fairfieldct.org to receive the link.

     

    Flu Shot

    Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever this year to protect yourself and the people around you from flu, and to help reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    If you have not done so already, call your Doctor to discuss getting a flu shot.

    Flu shots are also available at local grocery stores and drug stores.

     

    NEW GARDEN BEDS

    A very special thank you to Barbara Althen and Bill Ofsiany for taking great care of our outside garden and removal of the old garden beds.

    They also put together 10 new garden beds that should last us the next 10 years.

    Thank You!

     

    AARP Income Tax Assistance

    If you wish to have your taxes done, please call the Senior Center starting January 4th to add your name to the list.  Due to COVID, appointment dates and times TBD.  In person appointments may not be available.  This is a free-of-charge service through AARP.

    (860) 889-5960.  Call early, limited appointments available!

     

    Medication Drop Box ~ Norwich Police Department Dispose of unused or expired medication the safe way.

    Medication that is thrown in the trash can be retrieved by others and improperly used or sold and flushing medication can contaminate the water supply.  Dispose of unwanted medications properly to prevent drug misuse and to protect the environment.

    Norwich Police Department has a drop box located in their lobby to properly dispose of unused and expired medication.  No questions asked, no ID needed to be shown.  The Drop Box is located in the Norwich Police lobby at 70 Thames Street and is available 24 hours a day for medication drop off.

    Drop boxes are a safe and confidential way to dispose of unwanted medication.

    Deterra bags are also available which are used to deactivate drugs before disposing them in the trash.  If you would like a Deterra bag to dispose of your medication, contact Mike at the Senior Center.