Senior Docket

Senior Docket



Center hours: Mon.-Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Phone: 401-596-2404.

Today — Bingo 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m.

Monday — Center closed for Labor Day.

Tuesday — Woodshop 8:30 a.m.; billiards 8:30 a.m.; Summer Shuffleboard Breakfast 9 a.m.; chair caning 9 a.m.; tai chi 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.; Royal Travelers meeting 11 a.m.; mahjong 12:30 p.m.; computer 1:15 p.m.; TOPS 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday — Woodshop 8:30 a.m.; billiards 8:30 a.m.; painting class 9 a.m.; “99” 9:30 a.m.; practice bridge/bridge lessons 9:30 a.m.; sewing and crafts 10 a.m.; INSIGHT 11 a.m..; bridge 1:15 p.m.; public bingo 6:30 p.m.

Thursday — Woodshop 8:30 a.m.; billiards 8:30 a.m.; wood carving 8:30 a.m.; exercise 9:30 a.m.; pitch 9:30 a.m.; Smart Money Tour 10 a.m.; Westerly Hospital exercise group 10:45 a.m.; canasta 1 p.m.; tai chi 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.; line dancing 1:30 p.m.; TOPS 6:30 p.m.; bridge 7 p.m.

Friday — Yoga 8:15 a.m.; woodshop 8:30 a.m.; billiards 8:30 a.m.; ping-pong 9 a.m.; cribbage 9:30 a.m.; bridge 12:45 p.m.; pinochle 1:15 p.m.; bowling 1:30 p.m.; square dancing 8 p.m.

Upcoming trips:

• Foxwoods Resort Casino — Tuesday, Oct. 15. Cost: $23. Deposit: $5. Balance due: Sept. 15. Includes transportation, tip, buffet lunch and $10 Lucky Seven keno. Departs: 9:30 a.m. ETA: 4:30 p.m. (Fox Tours)

• Allen Edwards’ Annual Holiday Show at Venus de Milo — Thursday, Dec. 5. Cost: $84, insurance: $4. Full payment and insurance due at time of reservation. Allen Edwards, country performer, who has been a favorite of the Westerly Senior Center, performs at the Venus de Milo in Swansea, Mass. Lunch of prime rib or shrimp with cracker crumbs is included. (Royal Travelers)

• Canyon Country — March 27–April 4. Cost: $2,699 per person double, $3,399 single, $2,669 per person triple. (Save $100 if you book before Sept. 27. Insurance: $165 per person. Includes round trip air fare from Logan, air taxes and fees, hotel transfers, transportation to and from Logan. Highlights: Scottsdale, Oak Creek Canyon, Kabab National Forest, Grand canyon, Lake Powell, Monument Valley, Bryce Canyon National park, Zion National Park, and Las Vegas. (Collette Tours) Valid ID picture required.

• HU-KE-LAU (Sept. 12) — Cost: $79, insurance $7. Full payment and insurance due at time of booking. 75-minute Hawaiian show at the Massachusetts Hu-Ke-Lau. Audience members are invited to take part. Your lunch choice is prime rib or scrod. (Royal Travelers)

Listings of the trips presently offered by the center are available at the front office counter, in the center newsletter, and online at

Needed — Wheelchairs with foot rests, transport wheelchairs, shower benches, shower chairs, transfer benches, walkers with wheels, strollers in good, used condition to lend to area seniors


Serving Stonington, North Stonington and Westerly. Phone: 860-599-3285.

TVCCA Congregate meals are served T uesday-Thursday, except on holidays. They are freshly prepared meals for $3. Meal choices are listed below. Intergenerational bistro meal provided every Monday for $3.

Monday — Center closed for Labor Day.

Tuesday — VNA Foot Clinic 8:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.; appointments necessary. Strength and Balance exercise class 9-10 a.m.; Body, Mind, and Spirit 10:30-11:30 a.m. Chair Dancing 11-11:15 a.m. Senior lunch is Salisbury steak with gravy at 11:30 a.m. Bingo after lunch. Suggested donation is $3. Grocery shopping at McQuade’s in Westerly at 9 a.m.

Wednesday — Zumba Lite in the lower level of the Senior Center, 9 a.m.-10 a.m. Tai Chi 2:15-3:15 p.m. September is Fall Prevention Month, join us at 11 a.m. before lunch for an informative video about preventing falls. Proper ways to do every day things can help prevent you from falling and severely injuring yourself. Senior lunch is at 11:30 a.m. and will be baked cod or salad. Suggested donation is $3 per hot meal or $4 for a salad for lunch. Bingo after lunch.

Thursday — Line dancing 9:30-11 a.m. Join us for dominoes from noon until 2 p.m. Or come and work on a puzzle or play a board game from noon until 2:30 p.m. Shopping at Walmart at 11:15 a.m., call to reserve your seat on the bus.

Friday — Strength and Balance exercise class 9-9:45 a.m. Life Stories Writing Group at 10:15-11:30 a.m. on the lower level. Shopping at Stop & Shop Pawcatuck 9:30 a.m. The movie this week is “27 Dresses,” (2007) with Katherine Heigl. Come and enjoy the movie with free pizza, popcorn, dessert and lemonade.

Save the dates:

• Our Book Club Selection for September is “Winter Garden” by K. Hannah. We will meet to discuss on Thursday, Sept. 26 at 11:30 a.m. Call Peggy at 860-599-3285, Ext. 15, if you would like to sign up.


Charlestown Senior/Community Center, Country Trail, Ninigret Park, 401-364-9955

Monday — Center closed for Labor Day.

Tuesday — Yoga at 8:30 a.m.; painting at 10 a.m.; Board of Directors Member Meeting at 1:15 p.m.; pilates at 5:30 p.m. Today’s meal is vegetable beef soup, chef salad, wheat bread or turkey and cheese on wheat.

Wednesday — Strength and stability at 9 a.m.; bridge class at 10 a.m.; bridge at 1 p.m.; pinochle at 1:15 p.m. Today’s meal is minestrone soup, vegetable lasagna with marinara sauce, or Italian grinder.

Thursday — Yoga at 9 a.m.; Rummikub at 10 a.m.; Scrabble at 1:15 p.m.; pilates at 5:30 p.m. Today’s meal is beef noodle soup, home-style meatloaf, mashed potatoes or tuna salad on wheat.

Friday — Kids gymnastics at 9:30 a.m.; pitch at 10 a.m. Today’s meal is garden salad, penne pasta with clam sauce or corned beef and cheese on rye.


• The Charlestown Community Garden needs volunteers to work in the garden at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Donations of gardening items are tax-deductible; checks should be made out to: The Charlestown Community Garden. For more information, visit

• New York Life is sponsoring a workshop on Tuesday, Sept. 3 at 1:15 p.m. to discuss costs of long-term care and Medicaid planning. Call 364-9955 to sign up.

• The Harvest Festival in Ninigret Park is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 21. Details TBA.

• A flu clinic is scheduled for R.I. residents on Friday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. to noon. Bring insurance information with you.


Phone: 401-491-9404; email

Mailing: Richmond Senior Center, c/o Richmond Town Hall, 5 Richmond Townhouse Road, Wyoming, RI 02898.

Monday — Center closed for Labor Day.

Tuesday — Coffee 8:30 to 11 a.m.; art class 10 a.m.; bingo 6 p.m.

Wednesday — Coffee 8:30 to 11 a.m.; sit get fit 9 a.m.; cribbage 1:30 p.m.

Thursday — Coffee 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; knitting at 9 a.m.; mahjong at 12:30 p.m.; cardio at 5:30 p.m.

Friday — Coffee 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.; sit get fit 9 a.m.; yoga 10:30 a.m.


• The next monthly members’ meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 12. The Social Activities committee will be holding a basket raffle. The baskets will be on display and tickets will be for sale at the membership meeting. The drawing will be held in October.

• AARP will offer a Driver Safety course from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 16 at the center. The cost is $12 for AARP members; $14 for others. Call the center to sign up; limited seating available.

• The Oct. 5 trip to Kittery Outlets departs at 8 a.m. from the Exit 3 park and ride. Tour includes bus transportation and shopping in Kittery, Maine. Cost is $38 for adults, $34 per child. Payment is due Sept. 20.


For information on any of the senior programs, call the Recreation Department at 401-377-7795.

Monday — Center closed for Labor Day.

Tuesday — Tai chi for arthritis 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Crandall House, $2 for nonresidents. Lunch served at the Crandall House at 11 a.m., cost is $3, call 377-2857 for reservations.

Wednesday — Yolates 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Thursday — Coffee hour 8:30 to 11 a.m. at the Crandall House; tai chi for arthritis 10:30 to 11 a.m. at the Crandall House, $2 for nonresidents. Lunch served at the Crandall House at 11 a.m., cost is $3, call 401-377-2857 for reservations. Bingo 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Crandall Field Activities Center. JABOOM, adult basketball for those older than 40, 7:30 p.m., at Ashaway School.


• Visiting nurse the second Tuesday of the month from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Crandall House.

• Trips to various restaurants, Chariho Vocational School and other venues are periodically scheduled. Call Mark for information at 377-2857.

North Stonington

Phone: 860-535-8188; email Center hours are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday.

• Yearly membership dues of $10 are due at the end of each January. Club meetings are held at the center on the first Wednesday of each month.

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