National Senior Center Month

Glastonbury - posted Aug, 31 2012

GLASTONBURY - September is National Senior Center Month and the 2012 Theme is: "It Happens at My Senior Center. My Life. My Time. My Way." Glastonbury Senior Center has planned special activities for this month-long celebration. Upcoming activities include: The Celebration of Age Sept. 27 from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. will feature special programs, food and door prizes. Make reservations by Sept. 24, there will be no fee to attend. Mayor of Hartford, state Senator, author and civil rights leader Thirman Milner will present the topic of the secret of “Positive Aging” on Sept. 13. On Sept. 17, "Glastonbury Grown: Connecticut Farm-to-Chef-to Table Harvest Celebration" will take place. In collaboration with Glastonbury Health Department, cooks will feature locally grown produce from town farms. Laura Perry, Glastonbury’s public health nurse, will speak on the importance of the “farm to table” initiative which will feature the best that Glastonbury farmers have grown, how creatively the produce can be used and the health benefits of using locally grown produce. The produce, purchased through a state grant, is designed to encourage consumers to become aware of the quality, freshness, variety of items that our local farms have to offer. On Sept. 19, Glastonbury Health Care Center’s Chelsea Fowler, registered dietitian for Glastonbury Health Care Center, will discuss the importance of “whole foods," and how processed foods affect energy, muscles, vision and more. Learn about foods that are unprocessed and unrefined, or processed/refined as little as possible, and the importance they have with our particular body parts. Glastonbury Health Care Center also has a surprise for all who attend. “Name That Tune” in a four or less notes with DJ Sir James from WRTC 89.3, who will test listening powers and recall as he plays classic tunes from 1880s through the 1950s on Sept. 25. Audience contestants will compete against each other in this ultimate music quiz that will test memories. What should you can to prevent your purse from being snatched? What does parking lot safety consist of, and are you aware of the numerous motorist cons and scams? Join Katy Beard from Glastonbury Funeral Home as she presents a program entitled "Safety Out & About" on Oct. 2. An eye care presentation with Bingo fun will occur on Oct. 3. Participants will learn about cataracts, glaucoma, dry eyes, eye lid surgery, flashes, floaters and macular degeneration while playing Bingo with fun prizes and giveaways. The Glastonbury Senior Center is located at the Riverfront Community Center, 300 Welles St., Glastonbury and can be reached at 860-652-7645.

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