What's Happening:

    Cracking Cold Cases in CT - Returns! Wednesday, March 14th at 1:00PM

    Presented by Michael Sullivan, Chief Inspector of the Chief’s State Attorney’s Cold Case Unit
    Our friends from the Cold Case Unit are coming back! Learn about cold cases in Connecticut, and how these cases get prosecuted. Free. Register by March 7th.

    Scuba Diving Adventures Friday, March 16th at 10:30AM

    Presented by John Silliman, AETNA Retiree Services
    This spectacular program will take you under the sea to explore the colors and sights from John’s various scuba expeditions. Light refreshments will be served. Free. Register by March 9th.

    Bears in Granby, Monday, March 26th at 10:00AM

    Paul Colburn, Certified Master Wildlife Conservationist
    This engaging presentation provides an overview of the black bears in Connecticut. Black bear artifacts will be shared with the audience. Cost $5. Register by March 19th.

    Educated Canines, Tuesday, April 3rd at 1:00PM

    Presented by Dale Picard, ECAD Executive Director
    Started in 1995 here in Granby, learn how their service dogs are trained, selected and the services they provide. You will get to meet one of their service dogs, Tuna.  Cost $5. Register by March 27th.

    Women in Flight, Thursday, April 5th at 10:30AM

    Presented by Glenna Blackwell, CT Chapter Ninety-Nines
    Pilot Glenna Blackwell became a member of the Ninety-Nines—an organization dedicated to preserving the history of female pilots. Glenna will tell stories of these incredible, brave women and many of her flying heroes. Free. Sign up by March 28th.

    Tea & Vintage Jewelry Presentation, Tuesday, March 20th at 1:30PM

    Sponsored by Panache on Park Boutique & Suffield by the River
    Marguerite, from Panache on Park Boutique, will be teaching us about costume jewelry from the 30’s to current times. Bring your own vintage pieces to show and tell! Tea and refreshments will be provided. Cost $5. Register by March 13th. Snow date Thursday, April 19th at 1:30PM.

    Jukebox Bingo and Pizza, Wednesday, March 28th at 4:30PM

    Hosted by Keith Alan, Keith Alan Productions
    This is not your ordinary game of Bingo! Join in the fun as we play a “Name That Tune” version for fun prizes.  Dinner includes pizza, salad and dessert. Cost $6. Register by March 21st.

    Avril à Paris, Wednesday, April 25th at 1:00PM

    It’s April in Paris! This fun event features famous French pastries, desserts and coffee as well as lovely entertainment by musician and vocalist Ellen Iovino. Cost $5. Sign up by April 18th.

    Five Steps to Healthy Living, Breakfast Presentation, Thursday, March 1st at 9:00AM

    Presented by October Kitchen
    Discover how eating habits can leave your body fed, but undernourished leading to serious health consequences. Breakfast included. Free. Register by February 22nd.

    Live Well with Diabetes, Tuesdays beginning March 6th at 1:00PM

    Presented by Justine Ginsberg FVHD & Lori Blackburn
    Do you have or do you care for someone with Type 2 Diabetes? Learn to manage symptoms to get the most out of life. The Farmington Valley Health District is making this 6 week course available to us for free. Registration is required.

    Five Wishes, Monday, April 16th at 1:00PM

    Presented by Nina Karlson, VITAS Healthcare
    The Five Wishes document gives you a way to control how you are treated if you get seriously ill. Free. Register by April 9th.

    Lunch for the Mind

    Dreams & Waking Dreams --- Presented by Natalie Griffin, Founder of Naughty Shaman, Wednesday, March 21st at 12:30PM
    We will examine dream symbols as well as four types of dreams. Learn to develop your ability to interpret what they might mean.
    Register by calling 860-844-5352. Cost is $5. Bring your own lunch. Desserts and beverages provided.

    Lunch for the Mind

    Touring The Street (In Granby) ---  Presented by Carol Laun, Archivist at the Salmon Brook Historical Society, Wednesday, April 18th at 12:30PM
    Visit the homes of Delia Church, Two-gun Hotchkiss, Judge William Maltbie and Dr. Ernest Pendleton’s hospital who lived in town in the 1880’s.

    Register by calling 860-844-5352. Cost is $5. Bring your own lunch. Desserts and beverages provided.
    brought to you by the Civic Engagement Education Team (Program funded in part by NCAAA, Inc.)

    Calligraphy 101, Mondays starting March 26th through April 16th at 1:00PM

    Instructor Debby Reelitz
    Have you ever admired how beautiful calligraphy looks on cards, letters, etc.? Learn Blackletter Calligraphy that is a classic, dramatic lettering style. Cost for the 4-week session plus all materials $85. Register by March 16th.

    Kindness Rocks Intergenerational Program, Friday, April 13th at 10:30AM
    Join the Kindness Rocks Project in Granby. The Kindness Rocks Project was created as a simple reminder that we are all connected as human beings and we share more similarities than differences at our core. Come paint alongside our Granby youth. Painted rocks will be placed around town. You do not need to be an artist! Free. Register by April 4th.
    Sacred Ground Labyrinth, Tuesday, April 17th at 1:00PM

    Presented by Tina Angeli, Founder & Director of S.O.U.L. (Source of Unconditional Love) Center
    To celebrate Earth Day, Tina will discuss her labyrinth, located in Granby. Learn how you can benefit from using labyrinths to find peace, joy and healing. Free. Presentation will be at the Senior Center. Register by April 10th.

    The Body Mechanics of Gardening, Tuesday, April 24th at 11:00AM
    Presented by Barbara Evans, Rehabilitation Supervisor at McLean Home Care & Hospice.
    Gardening is a great exercise and rewarding on so many levels, however it’s easy to overwork and stress our bodies.  Learn how to reduce your chances for pain and injury. Free. Register by April 17th.
    Veteran’s Coffee, Tuesday, March 20th & April 17th at 10:00AM

    Presented by Hartford HealthCare at Home
    A monthly coffee to learn about benefits, entitlements and other services. Hartford Healthcare's Veteran's liaison, Wayne Rioux will facilitate the group discussion. FREE.  Registration is requested, but drop-ins are welcome.  Call 860-844-5350.

    Greeting Card Stamping Class, Thursday, March 15th, April 19th  at 9:30AM

    Learn the basics of creating your own greeting cards.  No experience necessary. Register by calling 860-844-5350. Cost $5. Supplies provided

    AARP Tax Assistance:
    By Appointment on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from mid-February until the beginning of April

    AARP Tax-Aide is the nation's largest free, tax assistance and preparation service. These trained volunteer professionals will assist those 60 years and over with form 1040 and the standard schedules, including A and B. Electronic filing is available. Call (860) 844-5352 for an appointment. This service is now on recess until 2018.

    Alzheimer's Support Group,  March 13th & April 10th at 10:00AM

    As a caregiver, while in the support group, there will be a supervised activity for your loved one in the next room. Caring for a loved one diagnosed with Alzheimer's can be overwhelming. Learning to cope with the changes in their behavior and understanding how to handle it is sometimes best explained by those who are dealing with a similar situation. Led by Peggy Coburn of the Alzheimer's Association.

    Helping Hands Needed: Days For Girls: March 28th and April 25th at 9:30AM

    Please join Days for Girls Internationally (website) who will be sewing for women in need of sanitary products around the world. For our project to be a success we are looking for both sewers and non-sewers to volunteer their help. Please help us make a positive difference for others in need. To learn more please call Josie Klein at (860) 653-5752 or click here to email.

    Coloring Class: Tuesdays 10:00am to Noon

    Coloring is not only for kids anymore! With a hugely diverse range of styles and scenes, there is something here for all tastes. Coloring is the new meditation and is the ideal way to enhance your artistic skills along with socializing. Materials provided, drop in, free!

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    Health & Wellness:

    Five Steps to Healthy Living, Breakfast Presentation, Thursday, March 1st at 9:00AM

    Presented by October Kitchen
    Discover how eating habits can leave your body fed, but undernourished leading to serious health consequences. Breakfast included. Free. Register by February 22nd.

    Live Well with Diabetes, Tuesdays beginning March 6th at 1:00PM

    Presented by Justine Ginsberg FVHD & Lori Blackburn
    Do you have or do you care for someone with Type 2 Diabetes? Learn to manage symptoms to get the most out of life. The Farmington Valley Health District is making this 6 week course available to us for free. Registration is required.

    Karate for Adults, Starting Tuesdays March 27th at 9:30AM
    Instructor, Master Jeff Firestone

    Regardless of your physical ability, this 6 week program will teach easy to learn self-defense skills and concepts while getting good exercise in a fun, friendly environment. $60 for 6 weeks. Register by March 20th.

    Walk with Ease, Mondays starting April 16th - May 21st  at 9:30AM

    Facilitated by Justine Ginsberg, FVHD
    This Arthritis Foundation program offers many benefits including feeling better, reducing pain and stiffness, more energy, confidence that you can manage arthritis and the opportunity to be active and social. Free. Register by April 9th. Full benefits will be realized by attending the entire program.

    Step Up To Golf, Starting Thursday, April 19th at 11:00AM  (with optional 2 holes afterward)
    Located at Copper Hill Golf Club, East Granby

    Need a refresher? Just starting out? This is a great bridge to the “Boomers” Golf League. This is a four week session. Cost $65. Call 860-653-6191 to register.

    Copper Hill “Boomers” Golf League, Starting Thursdays beginning April 12th  (tee times 8:00AM to 9:00AM)

    Located at Copper Hill Golf Club, East Granby
    Come as you can golf league for golfers of all ages and abilities. Special rates: green fees $12, optional cart fee $5 for ages 55 and over. Copper Hill provides structure for fun with a mix of non-competitive and quasi-competitive formats. Call 860-653-6191 if interested in playing.

    Adventure Club: Fly Fishing 101, Friday, April 20th at 10:00AM at Senior Center

    This presentation will teach the basics of fly fishing. Learn about basic equipment, how to assemble the rods, casting techniques and more. A fly fishing trip will be offered in spring/summer. Free. Register by April 13th.

    Hearing Clinic with And-How Hearing, by appointment January 4th

    Granby Senior Center is pleased to offer a new and improved hearing service for its members. Dr. Howard Raff from And-How Hearing in Avon will be available for screenings, hearing aid cleanings and simple servicing. 

    MS Support Group: Second and Fourth Monday at 1:00pm

    This is a self help group for persons with Multiple Sclerosis and their caregivers.

    Foot Care Service with Pedi-Care: Fourth Friday of the Month By Appointment

    A specially trained nurse will perform assessment of the feet and lower extremities, trimming, filing and cleaning of the nails, smoothing of corns and calluses, massaging of the feet and referrals to medical doctors or podiatrist as needed. Cost is $28, payable at time of service (not covered by insurance). Call (860) 844-5352 to schedule.

    Healthy Minds: By Appointment

    Coping with life's transitions are not always easy. Situations such as the death of a loved one, failing health, strained family relationships or the stress of deciding to leave a home that is too big to manage can be daunting to face alone. Working through feelings of isolation, anxiety, abandonment or failure may ease your mind. Colleen Golnik, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, has the ability to help you understand and deal with these feelings so you may move forward with the better part of life. Call (860) 844-5352 to schedule a confidential appointment. Suggested donation is $20 per session.

    VNA Health Clinic Blood Pressure Clinic: Thursdays from 11:00am to 12:30pm

    The nurses will be available to check your blood pressure. Be sure to stop by.

    Chair Massage: First, Third, and Fifth Tuesday of the Month By Appointment  

    Provided by Bev Harris. 15-minute chair massage. For an appointment, call (860) 844-5352. Cost $10.

    Reiki: Second and Fourth Tuesday of the Month By Appointment

    Reiki treatment is believed to aid in reducing stress and anxiety. It is an ancient Japanese healing method. Call for an appointment (860) 844-5350. Cost $20 for half hour.

    On Grief and Loss: Second and Fourth Wednesday at 2:30pm

    Through discussion, sharing and creative activities this group will help you in understanding and coping with grief. Whether your loss is recent or long ago, you will find support, information and strategies for helping you with the grieving process.

    Grandparents Support Group: Thursdays at 12:00pm

    This group is for grandparents who find themselves helping to raise children for the second or third time. Bring a bag lunch and join others like yourself to share friendships, ideas and tips on being a parent again. Call (860) 844-5355 for additional information.

    CHOICES: Third Wednesday of the Month By Appointment

    "One-stop shopping" information source for services available to older adults. CHOICES provides information and assistance about Medicare and other related health insurance options including: Original Medicare, Medicare Rx, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicaid, Medicare Managed Care, Prescription Drug Coverage and Long-Term Care Insurance. Please call (860) 844-5350 to schedule a meeting with our counselor.

    Ask the Attorney: First Wednesday of the Month By Appointment

    An Elder law attorney will be available to answer your questions. Please call (860) 844-5350 to schedule an appointment.

    Durable Medical Equipment Loaner Closet: By Appointment

    You may donate or borrow gently used wheelchairs, walkers, tub seats, etc. The closet may be accessed by appointment. Call (860) 844-5352. (Program funded in part by NCAAA, Inc.)

    Checks and Balances: By Appointment

    Aurelle Locke, retired tax attorney, will assist you in balancing your checkbook at the Senior Center. Call (860) 844-5352 to make an appointment.

    Handicapped Parking Permits

    Forms are available in the office. Form must be signed by a physician and returned to DMV.

    Meals on Wheels

    McLean Home provides meals for ill, homebound, or disabled persons. Delivered by volunteers 5 days a week. Call (860) 653-3700.

    TAP (Transportation Action Program)

    This volunteer service provides rides for medical appointments when the Senior Van is booked. TAP Line: (860) 264-6131. Leave a message on voice mail.

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    Club News 


    Billiard League: Fall and Spring Doubles Leagues

    Please call (860) 844-5352 to get involved.

    Camera Club: First Monday of the Month at 7:00pm

    Annual dues are $10 for Granby residents and $20 for non-Granby residents.

    Civic Club: Third Thursday of the Month at 1:00pm

    All women are invited to join for service and socializing with a vision for "A Better Granby." (No meeting during July and August.)

    Civic Engagement Team: Second Thursday at 9:30am

    Self- directed teams identify, develop and execute community minded projects. (Medical Equipment Loaner Closet and Lunch for the Mind, Educational program are examples)

    Senior Club: First Thursday of the Month at 12:30pm

    Promotes fellowship among senior citizens. Annual dues $3.

    Men's Breakfast Group: Second Friday of the Month at 8:30am
    Guest speakers on a variety of topics. $2 for breakfast. (No Breakfast during July and August.)
    Women's Breakfast Group: First Wednesday of each month at 8:30am

    Guest speakers on a variety of topics. $4 for breakfast. (No Breakfast during July and August.)

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    Ongoing at The Center:

    Monday Morning Coffee: Mondays from 8:30am to 10:30am

    Drop in for a cup of coffee and friendly banter. It is the place to get the latest on Granby happenings!

    Mexican Train: A Domino Game: Mondays at 10:00am and Wednesdays at 1:00pm

    It's easy to learn and fun to play!

    Community Cafe: Tuesdays and Thursdays at Noon

    The Community Renewal Team (CRT) provides the meals. Suggested donation is $2.50. Call (860) 844-5350 by noon on Friday to sign up for the following week.

    Setback: Tuesdays at 2:00pm

    Come and play this friendly card game.

    Artists Group: Wednesdays from 9:00am to 11:00am

    Do you have an interest in watercolors, drawing or painting? Bring your materials and join artists during this friendly gathering. Ideas and techniques are shared.

    Needleworkers: Thursdays at 10:00am

    Knitting, cross stitching, crewel work and other needlework projects are worked on during this friendly gathering. Enjoy a cup of coffee as you work on your latest project.

    Beading Group: Fridays at 9:30am

    Drop in with your current projects. Work, share and enjoy time with your former classmates and instructor.

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