Welcome to Woodbury Senior Community Center
Home to Town of Woodbury Department of Senior Services
Home to Town of Woodbury Department of Senior Services
The Center building is reopening for limited services and programs beginning October 1, 2020. Many programs and services will remain virtual. During this time we are publishing updates electronically which you can find on this website. Thank you for understanding that we must reserve the right to make changes with little or no notice as we begin to reopen our building carefully and cautiously. As always, the health and safety of our members, our staff, our instructors and our community remain our first priority.
Please note that all in-person programs and services after October 1 must be by appointment. Visitors will be screened at the door; masks must be worn. We are taking necessary precautions to keep our members, our staff, our instructors and our community safe. If you cannot or choose not to wear a mask we will attempt to help you virtually or curbside.
Call us at (203) 263-2828 or email us at email@example.com. We continue to offer reassurance calls, urgent transportation, grocery & food bank deliveries, Meals on Wheels, virtual senior center programming, an e-newsletter with up-to-date information, daily Facebook postings,and more during the COVID outbreak.
For reopening FAQs, please read below.
CENTER OPENS FOR IN-HOUSE SERVICES AND APPOINTMENTS Beginning October 1 our doors reopen for limited services inside the building. We’ve missed seeing you in person and welcome you back. Below are some answers to frequently asked questions about reopening the building:
Will I be screened at the door? Yes, we will be asking you a few questions about whether you’ve had any chills, fever, etc. before you enter the door.
Are masks required? Yes, masks are required at all times inside the building. If you cannot or choose not to wear a mask, we will do our best to assist you virtually or outside the building.
Can I come to the office for help, or just to say hi? Yes, you can. We ask that you call first so we know to expect you. Come to the office window when you arrive, or we will meet you outside if it’s a social call. A doorbell is now available at our front door. Please ring the bell if you need staff.
Is my class returning? In accordance with state guidelines, most classes which can be done online will stay online for the time being. We will bring back in-person programs slowly. Some of the factors that go into this decision include the number of people involved, the need for equipment and supplies for the program, the availability of instructors and a reduced schedule due to the need to clean and sanitize the rooms after each program. Call us with questions.
Can I make a social services appointment? Yes, indeed. Most social services appointments will continue to be held curbside.
Can I hang out with my friends? Initially we ask that you meet your friends on our patio for chatting. The lounge, café and TV rooms will not be open.
Can I use the Fitness Room? Yes, Fitness Room members may make an appointment to use the equipment Monday through Friday. Please call or email us for more information.
Can I use the pool table? Yes, the pool table will be available for use by two people at a time, by appointment only, Monday through Friday. Please call in advance.
Will you serve meals? At this time, congregate meals will not be served at the Center. We hope to bring this service back as soon as it is deemed safe to do so. Meals on Wheels continue to be delivered. Grab and Go meals will return this fall.
Will bathrooms be available? Yes, the main hallway bathrooms will only be available upon request. No showers are available.
Will some of the new virtual programs continue? Yes, virtual Senior Center programs are here to stay.
Wednesdays and Fridays at 9 am on Zoom. To register, call the Center at (203) 263-2828.
Tuesdays at 11 and Thursdays at 10. To register, call the Center at (203) 263-2828.
This is the same chair balance class offered at the Center. Find it on our Facebook page (you don't have to be a Facebook user to see and play the video). Available when you are.
This is the program that's been called a "game changer for older adults". AMP is a fun, innovative, and person-centered education program that empowers participants to embrace their gift of longevity by spending more time each day doing things that are good for themselves and for others. The program encourages mastery—developing sustainable behaviors across many dimensions that lead to improved health, stronger economic security, enhanced well-being, and increased societal participation. Call the Center for details on the next session!
Every Tuesday evening, the library hosts a program with a local expert speaking on interesting and timely topics. Check out the library's website to learn more!
In the rapidly expanding world of virtual programs, Senior Planet is a true leader. Look here for everything from technical instruction to cooking classes to virtual travel and more.
Wednesdays at 10:30 am. To register, call the Center at (2030 263-2828.
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 pm. These live, interactive classes feature topics ranging from historical museum tours to swimming with dolphins with marine animal experts at your virtual side! Check out our newsletter for current offerings.
Woodbury Senior Services, located at the Woodbury Senior Community Center, is focused on helping make our community a better, happier and healthier place. Our goal is to support older adults by providing resources, classes, programs and services to help them stay strong, healthy and independent across the lifespan. Our services and programs are open to all those age 60 and better. We also have information and referral services on aging-related issues for people of all ages. The Center is a vibrant, warm and friendly place -won't you join us?
From Pilates to Tai Chi, from art history to genealogy, from life enrichment to community service, there's something - and a place - for everyone. Check out our newsletter and calendar. During the pandemic, we continue to provide programs for virtual engagement, outdoor activities, take-home materials, outreach and no-contact visits and more. Read the newsletter for details.
We offer transportation via the Senior Bus, nutritional support,health care clinics,memory screenings, social services and much more. Don't know where to start? Start here. During the COVID-19 pandemic our services have greatly expanded to include sourcing masks, providing delivered meals, setting up a volunteer shopping program, online support, virtual programming, expanded telephone reassurance programs, and more. Call us at (203) 263-2828 if you have a need.
Last summer, Anthem BCBS and Anthem Foundation brought a professional film crew to the Center to make a video. The video's focus is on the Aging Mastery Program, and the powerful impact that AMP and senior centers are having. The star of the 3 minute video is Carolyn, who took the AMP course right here at Woodbury Senior Center, and some of the other members of the Center. It was a long and exciting day of filming, and we are thrilled with the result. Take a look; watch now to see how Anthem's support of the Aging Mastery Program is making a difference right here in Woodbury, and across our nation. Happening NOW: AMP class is being offered virtually! We plan to offer the class again in September; call us for more information (203) 263-2828.
To see the video highlighting Carolyn’s AMP experience at the Woodbury Senior Community Center , click here!
The Senior Bus service is out in our community every weekday, connecting people to medical appointments, necessary shopping and food and other delivered supplies.
The Center offers so much to do, to learn, to stay connected to the community. Click below for our newest ideas, programs and services! The best age to try something new is now.
Information on local resources to answer your aging-related questions and help someone you love.
The Center is home to the Woodbury Ukulele Band, a thriving group meeting monthly for fun with four strings and friends. You are invited! During the global pandemic, WUB is meeting online - and you can join the fun.
The beautiful Community Room and Kitchen are available for rentals on weekends for your event. Please note: Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, rentals are suspended until further notice.
Looking for social trips? All social trips are suspended as we move through the global pandemic. We look forward to the day we can once again offer quality daytrips and overnight getaways.