Senior center hosts open houses this week and next
Published 5:41 am, Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Two open houses are planned at the town’s Bigelow Center for Senior Activities during October to introduce the public to the center’s facilities and growing number of programs.
An evening open house will take place Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m., and a daytime open house is planned at 1 p.m. Oct. 6. Light refreshments will be served.
The building at 100 Mona Terrace is handicapped-accessible, with nearby parking.
Docents, who are members of the center, will be available for tours. Any state resident over 50 is eligible to join.
There is no membership fee.
The senior center, which has more than 2,200 members, occupies 22,000 square feet, with a gym that has a newly refinished floor. The center offers 11 types of physical exercise classes and play, including the fast-growing sport, Pickleball.
Starting in October, the center will open Saturday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon through Dec. 19. It will be closed on Saturdays over the Columbus Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s weekends.
The multipurpose room accommodates more than 100 people and has a state-of-the-art audiovisual system with a 64-inch Blu Ray HD television, free Wi-Fi access and surround-sound speakers. The room is used for classes, as well as free movies screened every Friday at 12:30 p.m.
Lunches are served weekdays in the dining hall, and other features include a woodcarving/woodworking room, a room dedicated to larger woodworking machinery, a computer lab, ping-pong, a small exercise room with a treadmill and stationary bikes, a crafts room, meeting room/classroom, a television lounge/library and Silver Belles Craft Shop. A range of classes in different subjects is also offered.
For more information, call 203-256-3166 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.