Senior center calendar: Veterans support, caregiver sessions, fire prevention and more

Shelton-SeniorCenter-FIWIThe Shelton Senior Center offers classes, workshops and support to area seniors. The center is located at 81 Wheeler Street. Information: 203-924-9324. Some classes are for members only; others are for members and non-members alike. Wi-Fi is available to members from 9 to 4:30 p.m.

Veterans support sessions

Ramon Agosto, veteran service officer, will be available Wednesday, Sept. 10, at 12:30 p.m. to assist veterans in applying for V.A. benefits and preparing and presenting claims. Non-members welcome. No appointments necessary.

Camera and computer imaging workshop

Thursday, Sept. 11, 9:30 a.m.,  meet on Thursdays for eight weeks. Cost: $10. Taught by Perry DeGeorge. Learn how to set your camera to get the best pictures and make them better by editing them in your computer.  Printing in different sizes and saving them for the future and more. Members only. Register.

Fire prevention

Thursday, Sept. 11, 10 a.m., Ted Pisciotta, assistant chief — fire prevention — will be presenting home fire hazard prevention and preparedness. Pisciotta will explain how to identify potential hazards and risks associated with your home. His presentation will discuss how to prevent a fire from occurring, but also how to be prepared and react in the event an unwanted fire does happen. Non-members welcome.

Membership meeting

Friday, Sept. 12, 10:30 a.m. Minutes of the meeting and agenda for the following month are posted on the membership board outside the assembly (bingo) room.

September dance

Friday, Sept. 12, 1 p.m. Tickets are $4. Music by Vinnie Carr. Tickets on sale through Sept. 10. Lunch is served from 11:45 to 12:15 p.m., for $3.

Elder law session

Attorney Drazen will meet Tuesday, Sept. 16, 10:30 a.m. The topic of discussion will be: Planning with IRA and 401K’s. Non-members welcome.

Caregiver Workshop

Thursday, Sept. 18, 5:30 p.m. Topic: Fast, easy and healthy meals. Savour Catering will be presenting. A light supper will be served. Register. Reservations up to Sept. 16.

Blood pressure screening

The Emergency Care Institute of Bridgeport Hospital will conduct screenings Monday, Sept. 22, 12 to 2 p.m. Non-members welcome.

Senior health and wellness fair

Tuesday, Sept. 23. State Sen. Kevin Kelly and his staff hosts. State and local organizations will be on site to provide health screenings and up-to date information about programs available to the senior population and their families relating to health, legal issues and financial services.

There will be a special presentation at noon when Judith Stein, executive director of the Center for Medicare Advocacy and member of the Federal Commission on Long Term Care, will discuss recent Medicare developments and what they mean for you and your family.

Foot care

Dr. Sharnoff presents Wednesday, Sept. 24, 10 a.m. for an informative session on foot care. Non-members welcome.

Portugal presentation

Collette Travel will present a slide show on Friday, Sept. 26, at 10:30 a.m. on the upcoming 2015 trip to Portugal. Cost, discounts and itinerary will be discussed. Deposits will be accepted at the presentation.

September birthday party

Friday, Sept. 26, 1 p.m. Cost: $4. Music by Vinnie Carr. Tickets on sale through Sept. 24.

Halloween

Party Friday, Oct. 24, noon to 3 p.m. Menu: Pumpkin ravioli, chicken piccatta, rice pilaf, broccoli and carrot medley, candied pecan salad, roll, Halloween cupcakes, tea or coffee. Cost: $15. Music by Vinnie Carr. Tickets on sale Sept. 26 through Oct. 22.

Hearing maintenance

Precision Hearing Specialists provide free hearing maintenance the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10:30 to noon. Appointments are necessary and may be made by calling 203-381-9555. Non-members welcome.

Bridge lessons

Are you interested in learning how to play Bridge or just looking to sharpen your skills? Call the center to register. Lessons Wednesdays at 10 a.m., if there are enough registered for a class. Members only.

Pocket billiard mixer

Pool players are welcome to join the Monday “mixer” at 1 p.m. Teaching clinics and organized games are part of the program. All skill levels. Members only.

Games

Wii Bowling, Thursdays at 2 p.m.; Bingo, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 1 p.m.

Pool lessons

Available for members; call 203-924-9324 for an appointment.

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