Trumbull Senior Center programs and upcoming trips

The following programs are listed for December at the Trumbull Senior Center.

The Center at 23 Priscilla Place is open Thursday evenings until 7 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, call 203-452-5199, unless otherwise noted.

The Center provides transportation for medical, social, and nutritional needs to Trumbull residents who are age 60 and over and/or age 55-59 and disabled, five days a week. Rides are for those traveling to and from the senior center, medical appointments, legal appointments and nutrition programs.

The Senior Center provides medical transportation within the following towns/cities: Trumbull, Bridgeport, Stratford, Monroe, and Shelton. Contact Ashley Grace at 203-452-5137 to schedule a ride.

Winter Stillness — Metta Meditation Thursday, Dec. 13th 4:30-5:30 p.m. Metta Meditation is an ancient practice of Vipassana or Insight meditation. Take a breath, slow down from the hectic holiday schedule. Come to a quiet place to join Deborah Swann and share meditation in winter’s stillness and awaken your heart’s inherent nature of compassion. No experience necessary. Chair options can be offered. RSVP.

Veterans Group — Friday, Dec. 14, 9 a.m. All Veterans are welcome; any gender, any era, branch of service, or type of discharge. Join Christopher Dean, MSW Student, every second Friday of the month for discussion and support. RSVP.

Lunch and Learn — Simplify Your Financial Life, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 10:30 a.m. Join Stephen Archer, Certified Financial Planner, for a presentation about ways to organize and simplify your finances. Be advised that Archer is not an attorney and cannot give legal advice. Consult with an attorney for legal advice. Lunch will be sponsored by Partners in Care, Inc. who are affiliated with VNS of Connecticut. RSVP.

Trumbull Senior Center’s annual holiday party — Friday, Dec. 21, 11 a.m. Music provided by DJ Al Song. Hosting the event will be Jay Kiley, owner of Synergy Home Care. Lunch will be catered by Vazzy’s and includes pot roast, green beans and potatoes. $8 per person. Desserts will be sponsored by Wesley Village and Bridges by EPOCH. RSVP.

Monthly Birthday Party — Friday, Dec. 28, 11:30 a.m. Celebrate December birthdays. Cake and coffee will be served. This event is sponsored by SYNERGY Homecare. RSVP.

New Bingo and 50/50 raffle — Friday, Dec. 28, 1 p.m., 10 games played. Sponsored by SYNERGY Homecare and Right at Home. $1 for the first two cards; $1 each additional card. All cash prizes. RSVP.

The Travel Corner

Osborne Homestead Museum and the Italian Pavilion — Thursday, Dec. 13. Experience a great holiday tour of the Osborne Homestead Museum and view all of the beautiful holiday decorations that are on display. Enjoy lunch at the Italian Pavilion in Derby. Admission to the museum is free; however, donations are appreciated. You are responsible for the cost of your lunch. Transportation fee is $2. RSVP.

Festival of Lights and Duchess Family Restaurant — Monday, Dec. 17. Enjoy an evening with a holiday light display like no other. First, have dinner at Duchess Restaurant in Orange. After dinner, take a ride through Lighthouse Point Park in New Haven and view a beautiful holiday light display. Admission to the Festival of Lights is $4 per person. Cash only. Transportation fee is $2. Pay at the front desk. 20 maximum riders. RSVP.