The Trumbull Senior Center, 23 Priscilla Place is open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information and to RSVP for events, call 203-452-5199, unless otherwise noted.

The Town has announced the Senior Discount Program for Trumbull residents 65+.

The program’s purpose is to increase patronage at our local establishments, many of which are Trumbull owned and managed, while at the same time offering an incentive for our senior residents to shop and eat locally.

The Directory can be found online at http://bit.ly/seniordiscountprogram.

Any interested Trumbull business that would like to participate can contact Mary Isaac: mary.isaac@trumbull-ct.gov.

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 center provides medical transportation within the following towns/cities: Trumbull, Bridgeport, Stratford, Monroe and Shelton. To schedule a ride, contact Ashley Grace a 203-452-5135.

September

AARP Safe Drivers Course — Friday, Sept. 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. AARP will present their Safe Drivers Course. $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Checks only; you will pay the instructor the day of the class. RSVP.

How to Properly Communicate with Your Doctor — Wednesday, Sept. 25, 10:30 a.m. Join Marcie Carlson, MSW, LCSW, from Bayada Home Health Care, for an informative presentation about the importance of properly communicating with your physicians and being your own healthcare advocate. Call to RSVP or for more information.

Caregiver Support Group —Monday, Sept. 30, 2 p.m. Join this group and share your feelings in a safe environment among others who are going through the same experiences. You can learn about resources, caregiving strategies and other valuable tools to provide support. RSVP.

Upcoming Program — Mlima’s Tale at the Westport Country Playhouse, Wednesday, Oct. 16, at 2 p.m. Payment due Friday, Sept. 27. $32, checks only; written out to Westport Country Playhouse. From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Ruined and Sweat. Mlima’s Tale is a powerful, theatrical fable about a magnificent and beloved Kenyan elephant named Mlima hunted for his coveted ivory tusks. Playwright Lynn Nottage recently made the list of Time’s 100 Most Influential People in 2019. Transportation available. Maximum 20 seats on the bus. To RSVP, please sign up and pay at the front desk.

October

Trumbull Senior Cookbook — A collection of recipe favorites by Trumbull seniors. The Senior Commission is gathering recipes from 55+ residents to create a Trumbull Seniors’ Cookbook which will be published and for sale in our community. All proceeds will support senior programs and services. For more information, call 203-452-5199.

Flu Clinic — Thursday, Oct. 17,10-11:30 a.m.,Trumbull Health Department.Stop in and get your flu shot. Insurance accepted. Bring your driver’s license, I.D. and insurance card. For those without insurance,the cost is: $50 (cash/check) High Dose Flu Vaccine(65-years plus;) $30 (cash/check) Standard Flu Vaccine.

Caregiver Support Group — New Facilitator, Counselor

Monday, Oct. 7, Monday, Oct. 21,

2 p.m.

Join this group and share your feelings in a safe environment among others who are going through the same experiences. You can learn about resources, caregiving strategies and other valuable tools to provide support. To RSVP, please call Cornelia Morris at (203) 452-5193.

Art Expo — The second annual Art Expo will take place at the Center at Priscilla Place on Friday, Oct. 25, at 11 a.m. Meet and greet with the art instructors and students and view their work, some available for sale. Refreshments will be served by Sunrise Senior Living.

Family Conflict Group — New facilitator, Thursday, Oct. 10, Thursday, Oct. 24, 10-11 a.m. Meets on the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Come meet the new group facilitator, Cornelia Morris. For any questions, contact Cornelia Morris, cmorris@trumbull-ct.gov; phone number: 203-452-5193.

Wellness Talk with Michiko — Friday, Oct. 4, 11 a.m. Join Michiko, a Rite Aid Wellness Ambassador, for a Wellness Talk about fall allergies. Call for more information and to RSVP.

Breakfast and Brain Games— Tuesday, Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m. Join Danielle Ramos, CDP, Director of Community Relations for Cambridge Health & Rehabilitation Center for breakfast and to participate in fun, stimulating brain games. Call for more information and to RSVP.

History Talks with Historian, Arthur Gottlieb — Tuesday, Oct. 15, (Cuban Missile Crisis), 1 p.m.;

Tuesday, Oct. 22, (Appomattox) 1 p.m. Gottlieb returns to the Center for informative history talks on the Cuban Missile Crisis and Appomattox. RSVP.

Preventing Caregiver Burnout — Monday, Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m. Open to the public. Join Arthur Gottlieb, LCSW, for an informative discussion about the importance of preventing caregiver burnout and respite care. Call for more information and to RSVP.

2020 Medicare Updates — Wednesday, Oct. 23, 10:30 a.m. Join Nancy Lombard from the Southwestern Connecticut Agency on Aging for a presentation about recent updates and changes to Medicare for 2020. Call for more information and to RSVP.

Collette Tours Presents — Thursday, Oct. 24, 1 p.m. Join Collette Tours for an informative presentation about their upcoming 2020 overnight trips on Imperial Cities and Pacific Northwest and California. Refreshments will be served. Call for more information and to RSVP.

Author Talk with Brien Brown —Tuesday, Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m. Connecticut author, Brien Brown, returns to the Center for a discussion on his new book The Fourth Son. The Fourth Son is a work of historical fiction following the young son of a French noble family from France into colonial America. RSVP.

Cooking Demo — Wednesday, Oct. 30, 11 a.m. Join St. Joseph's Center, Chef Ed Hutwagner, for an exciting cooking demonstration of Pumpkin Risotto with Fig and Asiago Cheese. RSVP.