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North Branford Senior Center Mission Statement
The North Branford Senior Center is committed to servicing the needs of our community’s individuals, age 55 years and older. We strive to provide activities based on the interests and needs expressed by our seniors and to improve quality of life by providing activities and programs that enhance overall wellness.
Social, recreational, educational, physical and cultural activities are offered year round to enrich the lives of our seniors by helping maintain an active, independent and fulfilling life. We provide various activities and programs including,
· Reasonably priced nutritious meals
· Health and wellness
· Transportation for town residents
· Social and recreational programs
North Branford Senior Center is located in the STW Community Center:
1332 Middletown Ave, Northford.
NOVEMBER/DECEMBER NEWSLETTER & MENU
North Branford Senior Center Phased Re-Opening
We are excited about welcoming people back into the building and we will be re-opening in September! Safety, for our members and our staff, is our highest priority and therefore we must abide by state and local guidelines in order to keep everyone safe and healthy. Even though things will be a little different since you were last here, we are excited to open our doors and begin offer opportunities for people to see each other and to have fun.Can I just stop by the Senior Center any time I want? Yes, we ask that you sign in at the reception desk and register for programs. You can do this by going online to nbrecreation.com or by calling the office at (203) 484-6017. This is necessary for contact tracing in the event someone tests positive for COVID-19 and to keep track of the numbers of people in the building. Each activity will have maximum attendance limits due to the size of the room and the activity.
Masks: Masks must be worn when you enter the building and in the hallways. Once you are at your activity, vaccinated members may take off your mask. Masks must be worn covering the nose and the mouth completely.
Hand Sanitizer/Hand Washing: Hand sanitizer will be available around the building. In addition, please wash your hands, frequently and thoroughly, for a minimum of 20 seconds.
Entrance/Exit: The primary entrance is the main front door. The handicap entrance is available to enter, but you are still required to check in with the front desk.
Check-In: Upon arrival at the Senior Center, all visitors will be required to “check-in” with the front desk. This is necessary for contact tracing should someone test positive for COVID-19, as well as keep track of the number of people in the building.
If you are experiencing any symptoms associated with COVID-19, please stay home. If a person shows up with or begins to experience COVID-19 symptoms while at the Senior Center, they will be asked to go home immediately. We will request a negative COVID test for return.
Classes: Classes such as Get Fit, Strongercise, Tai Chi, Crafts, Bingo etc. have resumed. New classes will be added soon, so be on the lookout. Participants will have to register for classes in advance.
DiLungo Fitness Center: The Fitness Center is open to members. Please make sure to wear a mask in the hallways, but once you are in the fitness center, vaccinated members may take off your mask.
Meals/Eating/Drinking: In-house meals are currently being offered. Please see the menu for details. Meal pick-up will continue for $3.00 per meal. We will not be able to offer coffee or tea. There is one water station available in the senior room, please bring your own water bottle. Please help us to plan ahead, we encourage you to order your meals at the beginning of each week if possible.
Trips: We have two trips open for registration and hope to offer more in the coming months. The Hudson River Cruise is being held on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $132 for residents and $137 for non-residents. The Ride and Dine along Narragansett Bay is scheduled for Wednesday, October 20, 2021 from 8:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. The cost is $130 for residents and $135 for non-residents. To register, call the Senior Center or register online. These trips are available to all!
Transportation: Daily transportation is now available. You must call and register for pickups. Masks must be worn on the van at all times.
Medical Transportation: Transportation for medical visits are available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Please call to check availability for transportation and schedule your doctor visits during this time.
Thank you for your patience as we all navigate this situation together. Guidelines continue to be fluid and we will provide with updates as changes unfold. But for now, WELCOME BACK! We have missed you!
Membership is free!