Senior center events: Elder law, health checks, parties and more

The 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.

Caregiver sessions

Held Thursday, June 20, 5:30 p.m. at the Derby Senior Center. The evening’s topic is Home Care Options. A light supper provided. Call the Shelton Senior Center at 203-924-9324 to register. Reservations will be taken up to the Tuesday before the event.

Elder law

Tuesday, June 25, 10 a.m. Informational session all about gifting. Non-members welcome.

Hearing maintenance

Precision Hearing Specialists provide members with free hearing maintenance at the center the fourth Tuesday of each month, from 10:30 to noon. This month’s session is June 25. Appointments are necessary, call 203-381-9555 to schedule. Non-members welcome.

Band jam

Music and dancing Tuesdays at 1 p.m.

Blood pressure screening

The Emergency Care Institute of Bridgeport Hospital will conduct blood pressure screenings at the senior center on the fourth Monday of each month from noon to 2 p.m. This month’s screening is June 24. Non-members welcome.

Father’s Day party

Friday, June 14, at noon, for a luncheon buffet. Tickets will be sold up until the Wednesday at noon before the party. Music by Vinnie Carr. Cost: $15. Father of the Year 2013 will be announced.

Book club

June book is The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln by Stephen Carter, discussion is Friday, June 14, noon. Summer read is The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton. Members only.

Senior health and wellness fair

Wednesday, June 19, 9:30-1 p.m., State Sen. Kevin Kelly and staff will host at the center. Health screenings and up-to date information about programs available for seniors will be available.

June Birthday Party

Held Friday, June 28, 1 p.m. Cost: $4. Music by Vivian Blake. Tickets on sale at the reception desk Friday, June 3, 9:30 to 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Tickets will be sold up until the Wednesday at noon before the party.

Crafting donations

The quilting class is in need of material that is 100 % cotton — all colors and patterns. The center is looking for donations of yarn for the knitting and crochet groups.

Hot topics with Janet Wheeler

Held on the second Tuesday of each month at 10:30 a.m.


Wii bowling, Thursdays at 2 p.m. Bingo, Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 1 p.m. in the Bingo Room. Scrabble, Wednesdays at 10 a.m. Members only.

Pool lessons

Available for men and women. Call 203-924-9324 to make an appointment, or just come in and play if you already know how. Members only.

Lion’s International Recycle for Sight and Hearing Project

The senior center is a drop off site for old eyeglasses and hearing aids.

Information line

The center has a special telephone number to call for daily announcements, cancellations and information: 203-924-2355.

Emergency light flashers

The center provides flashing lights to help ambulance crews, police and firefighters locate homes more quickly in the event of an emergency. Supplies of the flashers are limited and available only to Shelton residents who are 55 and older. Information: 203-924-9324.