Seniors

Seniors & Active Adults (55+)

September Newsletter  Oct 2018

Craft Fair:

This year’s Annual Craft Fair will be held at the Community Center on Saturday, October 20, 2018, from 9:00 am. – 2:00 p.m. Our seniors have been working all year on beautiful holiday and everyday decorations, various sewn creations, jewelry, children’s intrigues, dog & cat toys and garments, as well as charming knitted & crocheted sweaters, hats, etc. Delicious cakes & cookies will be available for sale at our bake table. Our popular gently used jewelry and books tables are expected to again be well stocked this year as will our Market Place. Breakfast & lunch will be prepared by the Senior Kitchen staff and will be available at a reasonable cost. There will be something for the whole family – all at reasonable prices! The fair is an important fund raiser for our 55+ programs. You can help by attending, and shopping and by donating any gently used jewelry or books. We also accept homemade bakery items for the bake table. Jewelry & books can be dropped off at the office any time & baked goods can be dropped off at the office Friday, October 19.

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The Guilford Senior Citizens Program provides services, programs and trips for seniors and active adults 55 and over. Our goal is to promote independence, creativity, social networking and involvement in the community. Services offered include a hot meal program, transportation to the community as well as medical and personal care appointments, educational and fitness programs and day and overnight trips.  To register for upcoming programs, click here.

Programs

Many programs are offered for seniors and active adults in the Guilford community, in areas including fitness, crafts, dance, and foreign language. These activities are designed to encourage older adults to stay active, healthy, and involved with other active adults in the community. To read more information about available programs, or to register for a specific program, click here.

NEW!! Join the newly formed active adult chorus. The Guilford Senior Chorus is up and running and has been having fun rehearsing weekly and planning for performances at area nursing  homes and at the Parks and Recreation Department’s Community Picnic.  If you like to sing consider joining us.  Practice is on Mondays from 11:15-12:15 P.M.

SILL

The Shoreline Institute for Lifelong Learning offers intellectual programs to retired and semi-retired citizens of Guilford and Madison, who share a love of learning and passion for expanding their knowledge base. Membership is open to all adults looking to enjoy a few hours of intellectual stimulation and social interaction. Residents from other communities who are interested are also welcome to attend.

Affiliated with the Elderhostel Institute Network, we offer daytime academic programs designed to suit varied interests. Instructors and team leaders are all unpaid volunteers. The SILL objective is to offer college-level classes without concern for credit, grades, or prerequisites. No previous level of high school or college education is required. All that is asked for is your interest and enthusiasm! For more information visit www.ssill.org.

Trips

Various day and overnight excursions are planned for adults 55 and older. Day trips are planned to the theatre, musical performances, museums, historical sites, and shopping centers. Overnight trips under consideration to 2011 include Gettysburg and Tennessee.

For information regarding upcoming trips or to make trip reservations, please contact Terry Buckley at (203) 453-8086.

Transportation

photoThe Guilford Senior Citizens Program provides transportation on Mondays, Tuesday, Thursdays and Fridays within the Town of Guilford for errands, food shopping, medical appointments, hair salon appointments, and more. Please provide 24-hour notice for any transportation requests.

Please call the office at (203) 453-8086 to schedule transportation times.

Hot Meals

Enjoy a complete hot meal on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday served at noon in the Community Center. Please pre-register for lunch the day before. Stop at the office for a monthly menu or sign up for the monthly newsletter.

Hot meals have nominal fees.

Breakfast is also available from 8:00-10:00 a.m. Monday through Friday.