Falls Avenue Senior Center – Aug. 13 to 20, 2014

Falls Avenue Senior Center events for area adults 55 and older follow. Most require reservations, which can be made by calling 860-945-5250. Please speak with a staff member when calling as the senior center does not accept voice-mail reservations. The center is at 311 Falls Ave. in Oakville, Conn.

Strength, sculpt and tone

The center’s free, 30-minute strength, sculpt and tone exercise class meets every Wednesday and Friday at 1 p.m. While sculpting and improving strength and balance, participants work muscles to tone them and get some cardiovascular training at the same time. Kimberly Johnston of Fitness at the Edge in Middlebury teaches this class. Reservations are not required. The class is funded by a grant from the East Hill Woods Fund at the Connecticut Community Foundation.

Ask the nurse

Thursday, Aug. 14 from 11 to 11:30 a.m., this program sponsored by Beacon Brook Health Center will provide a registered nurse to meet individually with you and answer your medical and prescription questions. No reservations are required.

End-of-Summer Dance

A Rockin’ Robin End-of-Summer Dance Party featuring vocalist Dave Mindell will be held Friday, Aug. 15, at 2 p.m. Reservations are required by Aug. 14. Admission is a dessert to share.

Social services information

Jim Dunn from the Western Connecticut Area Agency on Aging will provide one-on-one assistance with social services questions and needs Wednesday, Aug. 20, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Adults 55 and older seeking social services assistance are encouraged to meet with Dunn to find out what programs are available for older adults. No reservations are needed.

Guiding Eyes presentation

Maribeth Stolfi, Peter Vaccaro, Day Palmer and a few guide dogs from the Central Connecticut region of Guiding Eyes will be at the center Wednesday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. Learn about this organization that breeds, raises and trains dogs for vision-impaired persons. It is one of the few that provide dogs to vision-impaired persons completely free of charge, even though the dogs cost Guiding Eyes $45,000 each to breed, raise and train. Reservations are required by Aug. 19.

Reflexology session

Certified reflexologist Kim Stewart will offer 20-minute reflexology sessions for hands or feet Thursday, Aug. 21, from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m. The cost is $15. Reservations are required by Aug. 20.


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