Programs

 

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    SPECIAL EVENTS

    2nd Annual Veteran’s Tribute Concert
    Thursday, November 8th at 7 PM
    Event to be held at Valley Brook Community Church
    Presenting Sponsor: Simsbury Bank
    In partnership with The Granby Senior Center, Resilience Grows Here
    and Valley Brook Community Church

    Featuring the First Company, Governor’s Foot Guard Band under the direction of Bandmaster, Captain David Carlson, please join us for an evening of patriotic songs and other favorites as we pay tribute to those who have served in the military.  Let’s show our support and thanks for all our Veterans have done and sacrificed! This is a free event, open to the whole community. Valley Brook Community Church, 160 Granville Road, North Granby, CT.

    Almost Sunrise Movie Screening
    Wednesday, November 7th at 6:30 PM
    Presented by Resilience Grows Here

    Almost Sunrise tells the inspiring story of two young men, Tom Voss and Anthony Anderson, who, in an attempt to put their haunting Iraq combat experiences behind them, embark on an extraordinary journey - a 2,700 mile trek on foot across America. The film acts as an urgent call for communities to better understand the deep-seated psychic wounds creating while serving in combat, and for the government to acknowledge and finally treat moral pain by using other methods than pills. Please join us for this 98 minute documentary and gain a better understanding of the veterans in our lives and how we can work      together to serve and honor them when they come home. FREE. Please call 860-844-5352 to register.

    Veteran Spousal Benefit Presentation
    Thursday November 8th, at 1:00 PM
    Sponsored by VITAS Healthcare

    Spouses of veterans may be eligible for a number of benefits including insurance, health care, pension and housing assistance. Learn more at this free presentation. Call 860-844-5352 to register.

    Thanksgiving Luncheon
    Thursday, November 15th at noon
    Presented by Granby Senior Center Staff

    We will be serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal complete with turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, vegetables and pie. Local musician, Tim Mayock, will provide background entertainment. This is a favorite so sign up early! Cost $5. Register by November 8th.

    Holiday Dinner and Dance
    Wednesday, December 12th at 5:00 PM
    Presented by Granby Senior Center Staff

    Begin the evening with hors d’oeuvres followed by an elegant baked ham dinner. Entertainment provided by the ever popular   Elderly Brothers, singing tunes from the 50’s, 60’s and beyond. Be sure to leave room for dessert and dancing! Cost $8. Register by December 5th.

    CREATIVE ARTS

    Wire Wrapped Jewelry Making--Wednesday, November 14th at 10:00AM-Fortieth Muse Designs
    Learn basic wire wrapping techniques and use your new skill to make a beautiful piece of jewelry. All materials provided. Students should bring glasses or safety glasses to this class. Cost $25. 

    Christmas in a Teacup-Tuesday, December 11th at 1:00PM-Instructor Linda Markee

     

    Make this beautiful, petite flower arrangement in one of your own special teacups or one that will be provided. This is a great hostess gift or to decorate your own home. Cost $25.

    HEALTHY LIVING

    Medicare Open Enrollment: What You Need to Know
    Wednesday, November 7th at 10:00 AM
    Presented by Chris O’Neil, from AIM Insurance

    Whether you are new to Medicare or would like to review your best options, come and hear the most up-to-date information. Free. Call 860-844-5352 to register.

    Opioid Drug Addiction in Seniors
    Tuesday, November 13th at 1:00 PM
    Presented by the Farmington Valley VNA

    Learn about opioids, it’s use, and the dangers of  addiction. Discussion includes complications that come from  taking prescription medications. Know the risks and help prevent problems before they happen. Free. Register by November 4th.

    Hearing Clinic with Audiology Concierge
    Thursday,December 6th by appointment
    We are excited to announce Audiology Concierge as our new Hearing Clinic Provider. They will be at the Senior Center on a quarterly basis offering complete audiological evaluations, ear wax inspection and removal, hearing aid cleaning and repair, wireless solutions for TV, telephones and audio and more. Call 860-844-5352 for your appointment.

    Parkinson’s Support Group
    Monday, November 19th and December 17th  at 1:30 PM
    Facilitated by Krisztina Jarai, Residence at Brookside
    A support group for those with Parkinson’s and their families. Free. Please call 860-844-5350 to register.

    FAMILIAR FAVORITES!

    Women’s Breakfast
    November 7th: North End of Hartford Memories
    December 5th: Choral Voices from GHMS
    Cost $4. Register by calling 860-653-9891.

    Men’s Breakfast
    Meets the second Friday of the month at 8:30 AM Cost $2. To register call 860-844-5352
    November 9th: Connor Hogan, Caretaker McLean Game Refuge
    December 14th: GMHS Chorus

    Helping Hands Needed Wednesday, November 28th at 9:00 AM
    Please join Days for Girls International (www.daysforgirls.org) who will be sewing for women in need of sanitary products. Need sewers and non-sewers to volunteer. To learn more please call Josie Klein at 860-653-5752 or email josiklein640@gmail.com.

    SENIOR VAN SERVICE AND EXCURSIONS!
    The Granby Senior Van provides rides for adults 60 and over to shopping and activities at the Senior Center. Please call our Transportation Coordinators at 860-844-5353 one week in advance for scheduling.
    West Farms Mall
    Friday, November 30th at 9:30 AM. Cost $4.B
    Buckland Hills Mall
    Friday, December 14th at  9:30 AM. Cost $4.

    Grocery Shopping
    Ocean State Job Lot & Big Y in Southwick
    Every Tuesday, departs at 1:30PM
     Big Y’s 10% senior discount every Tuesday!
    Geissler’s
     
    Every Wednesday. Call to arrange a time. Geissler’s 5% senior discount every   Wednesday!
    Stop & Shop
     
    Every Thursday, departs at 1:30PM

    TRIPS!
    Kringle Candle, Friday,  November 9th at 9:00 AM, Bernardston, MA

    The Kringle Candle Company was created by the son of the founder of Yankee Candle. Visit the store and do some holiday shopping, then enjoy lunch at the Farm Table restaurant located on site. Lunch is on your own. Cost $5.

    Ikea Trip, Monday,  November 26th at 9:00 AM,  New Haven, CT
    It’s a nice time to go holiday shopping and enjoy an extensive array of household items to decorate your home; also you’ll find a café inside with a variety of delicious food. Cost $4.

    Olde Mystic Village Friday, December 7th at 8:45 AM, Mystic, CT
    Come out and enjoy an abundance of shops near the shore during the holiday season. Lunch on your own at Sellfish Restaurant.  Cost $5.