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Director of Human Resources: Sandra Yost
Senior & Social Services administrative Assistant: Trish Tappenden
Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Lunch for the Mind
Wed., March 15 at 12:30 p.m. What happens when a small Korean pony is drafted by the US Marines to haul ammunition to the front lines? Find out with Janet Barrett, author of the book, They Called Her Reckless, a True Story of War, Love and One Extraordinary Horse. Bring a bagged lunch. Beverage and dessert provided. Cost is $5. Register by calling 860-844-5350.
Long-Term Care Insurance and Estate Planning
Wed., March 8, 10 a.m. Anyone who wants a say in how their assets are handled after they’re gone should have an estate plan in place. Join us for a free seminar to learn about the tools and partners you’ll need to get the right plan. Presented by LPL Financial. Call to register. Free
Helping Hands Needed
Wed., March 22, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Please join Days for Girls Internationally (www.daysforgirls.org) who will be sewing for women in need of sanitary products around the world. Need sewers and non-sewers to volunteer. To learn more please call Josie Klein at 860-653-5752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
AARP Tax Assistance
Free tax assistance. The AARP volunteers are back again through March and the first week in April. Call the office to make an appointment. 860-844-5350. Must bring a photo ID, previous year’s tax return and pertinent information/paperwork for this year’s taxes.
Just for Fun!
Fun events are free; drop in unless otherwise noted.
Poets: Wednesdays, March 8 & 22 at 10:30 a.m.
Coloring Class: Tuesdays 10 a.m. Supplies provided.
Setback: Tuesdays at 2 p.m.
Monday Morning Coffee: Mondays 8:45 a.m.
Mexican Train: Mondays at 9:45 a.m.
Artist Group: Wednesdays at 9 a.m.
Needleworks: Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Beading: Fridays at 9:30 a.m.
Greeting Card Stamping Class: Thurs., March 16 at 9:30 a.m. Come out and be creative. No experience? No worries. Register 860-844-5350. Cost $5 includes supplies.
Camera Club: Mon., March 6 at 7 p.m. Camera Club annual fee $10
Senior Club: Thurs.,March 2 at 12:30 p.m. Annual membership is $3. The Senior Club is actively seeking new members to join them in making a difference in the community. Please join members at the next meeting and bring your ideas to make a difference for seniors in the Granby community!
Civic Engagement Team: Thurs., March 9 at 9:30 a.m.
Men’s Breakfast: Fri., March 10 at 8:30 a.m. Cost $2
Women’s Breakfast: Wed., March 1 at 8:30 a.m. Call 860-653-9891 to reserve your spot. Cost $3
Commission on Aging: Mon., March 13 at 9:30 a.m. The Commission on Aging proposes and evaluates programs and services for the elderly in the community, and assists the town staff in the development, initiation, coordination, and implementation of programs and services for the elderly. Meetings are open to the public.
The Granby Senior Van provides rides for adults 60 and over to shopping and activities at the Senior Center. Call the Transportation Coordinators at 860-844-5353 one week in advance for scheduling. All persons who use the van MUST have paid their van fee for the year and obtain updated membership. Van fees are $10 for the year and memberships are $5 for a Granby resident and $10 for out-of- town guests.
Shops at Farmington Valley: Kohl’s, Wal-Mart, Home-Goods, Marshalls and More. Fri., March 3, departs at 9:30 a.m. Cost $3
Ocean State Job Lot/Big Y: Tues., March 7, departs at 1:30 p.m.
Manchester Mall: Fri., March 31, departs at 9:30 a.m.
Taste of the Valley: Union Street Tavern, Windsor. Fri., March 17.
Warner Theatre: Calendar Girls Fri., March 19.
This hilarious comedy is based on a true story about 11 middle-aged Englishwomen who pose nude for their annual Women’s Institute calendar as a fund-raiser for their local hospital. Lunch will be on your own prior to the show at The Backstage. Tickets for the show cost $34. Please register by calling 860-844-5352.
Russell Inn and Country Drive: Wed., March 8 departs at 10:15 a.m. Russell has great food at a good value. We will stop at the Bread Basket Bakery and Deli on the way, and then we will take a ride through the hills. Cost $4
Natures Art and Bead Center: Fri., March 10 departs at 9 a.m. Nature’s Art Village in Montville, CT offers and extensive selection of unusual gifts, numerous beading supplies, educational fun toys, minerals, jewelry and antiques. A small café is available for a light lunch. Cost $4
“WEBS” Yarn and Lyman Conservatory Annual Spring Bulb Show, North Hampton, MA Wed., March 15 departs 9 a.m. WEBS is America’s largest yarn store with a comprehensive selection of yarns, needles, books, patterns and supplies for knitters, weavers and more. We will stop for a delicious lunch at Sylvester’s, and then visit the Spring Bulb Show at Smith College. Cost $4.
Staropolska Polish Restaurant: Wed., March 22 departs at 10:30 a.m. Welcome Spring time, with good Polish food at Staropolska in New Britain, where you will find all the favorites. Then we will stop at Roger’s Orchard Farm Store and finally a leisurely ride home. Cost $4
Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale: Wed., March 29 departs at 8:45 a.m. This is among the oldest, largest and most prolific natural history museums in the world. There are exhibits and dioramas on natural environments, human origins and our region. Cost $13.
Health & Wellness
Community Café: Tuesdays and Thursdays at noon. Complete hot meal served for seniors through the Community Renewal Team (CRT) nutrition program. Suggested donation of $2.50. Monthly menus are available. Call 844-5350 by Friday at noon to make your reservation for the following week.
Healthy Minds: by appointment. 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. Colleen Golnik a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist has the ability to help you move forward with the better part of life. Call 860-844-5352 to schedule a confidential appointment. Suggested donation is $20 per session.
On Grief and Loss: Wednesdays, March 8 and March 22 at 2:30 p.m. Whether your loss is recent or not, you will find support. Facilitated by Jane Johnson, Granby resident and creator of Bryan’s Landing and the Our Children’s Garden in Salmon Brook Park. Drop in/Free
Farmington Valley VNA Blood Pressure Check: Available every Thursday from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Free.
Foot Care Clinic with Pedi-Care: Fri., March 24. Cost is $29 at time of service (not covered by insurance).
Reiki Sessions: Tuesdays, March 14 and 28 by appointment. Half-hour session $20.
Chair Massage: Tuesdays, March 7 and 21 appointment. A 15-minute chair massage for $10.
Classes are available six days a week and are ongoing. Registration forms are available by contacting the office at 860-844-5350. Not sure which class best fits your abilities and needs? Use the exercise class guide to assist or call our knowledgeable staff. Drop in $8.
Beginning Tai Chi, Mondays at 9 a.m. One of the best exercises for balance and fall prevention. Instructor, Judy Laiuppa.
Yoga Flow: Mondays at 10:15 a.m. Rise and shine with this gentle, yet effective, yoga=-flow class. Instructor, Mary Fuller.
Gentle Movement and Balance: Mondays at 11:15 a.m. An exercise class designed to increase strength, balance, flexibility and coordination. Instructor Paula Pirog.
Cardio and Strength: Mondays at 4:30 p.m. Combination of aerobics and strength training to give you a total body workout. Instructor, Mary Fuller.
Weight Training for Women: Tuesdays at 9 a.m. Use hand-held weights, medicine balls and resistance bands to increase muscle tone and build stamina. With Jen Dzielak
Chair Yoga: Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. Enhanced breathing, increased blood flow, reduced tension and better posture are achieved through the various yoga poses. Great for those with limited mobility! Instructor, Paula Pirog.
Yoga: Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. Thoughtful breathing and controlled postures. With Paula Pirog.
Tone-up Tune-up: Wednesdays at 10:15 a.m. Move to the music of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. This is a low impact cardiovascular workout with intervals of weight work for upper and lower body strengthening. This workout does not go to the floor; core training performed seated or standing. Instructor, Mary Fuller.
Full Body Workout: Wednesdays at 4:30 p.m. As the name implies this class is designed with a combination of aerobics and strength with more muscle work with weights. Instructor, Gina Marecki.
Pilates Fusion: Thursdays at 4:30 p.m. This high energy fusion workout focuses on core strengthening and total body sculpting. Set to popular music, this class uses light weights to strengthen and define the upper body while Pilates and ballet inspired exercises target the lower body and core. Form is emphasized with no prior experience needed. Instructor, Mary Fuller.
Advanced Tai Chi: Fridays at 9 a.m. The name says it all. Those who wish to take Advanced Tai Chi should speak with Instructor, Judy Laiuppa.
Cardio Combo: Fridays at 10:15 a.m. Quicker pace and more aerobics. With Mary Fuller.
Peak Sundays: at 7:30 a.m. For the weekend warrior! Vigorous aerobics and weights. Instructor, Jen Dzielak.
Alzheimer’s Support Group for Caregivers and Their Loved One: Tues., March 14 at 10 a.m. As a caregiver, while you are in the support group there will be a supervised activity for your loved one. Learn how to cope with the changes in behavior, changes in your relationship with them, and understand how to handle it all. Led by Peggy Coburn of the Alzheimer’s Association.
MS Support Group: Monday, March 13 and March 27 at 1 p.m. This is a self-help group for persons with Multiple Sclerosis and their caregivers.
Raising Grandchildren Support Group: Thursdays at noon. Support for grandparents who are raising grandchildren.
CHOICES Counselor: Wed., March 15. Do you need help in understanding Medicare and its supplements? Our counselor will help you weigh the medical plan options to find the right plan for your needs. Call for an appointment. Free.
Medical Equipment Loaner Closet: If you are ever in need of a wheelchair, walker, cane, tub seat or other durable medical equipment contact 860-844-5352. Donations accepted.
Ask the Attorney: Wed., March 1. By appointment only. Call 860-844-5352. Generic situations can be discussed.