OAKVILLE — The Falls Avenue Community Center and Senior Services offers monthly special programs in addition to its recurring weekly activities for area adults 55 years of age and older.
All events take place at the Falls Avenue Community Center and Senior Services at 311 Falls Ave.
Advance reservations are required for these programs. Those interested may call 860-945-5250 on or before the RSVP deadline. The center does not accept voicemail reservations; all reservations must be confirmed by a staff member.
Reflexology sessions will be offered at 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, January 14.
Reflexologist Kimberly Stewart offers 20-minute sessions for either feet or hands. Advance reservations will be taken until Monday, January 13. The cost of the event is $20.
Dr. Maryann Mancini and Dr. Amber Hayes of Connect Physical Therapy of Watertown will share ways to maintain a healthy back at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, January 15.
They will discuss how to alleviate pain, build strength and stability and prevent back injuries through physical therapy. Advance reservations are required by Tuesday, January 14.
At 11:30 a.m. Friday, January 17, the center will host Mind, Body and Spirit Connection.
Chaplain Geri Cappabianca, M.A., LPC, BCC, will share her insights on where stress comes from and how it affects the mind, body and spirit.
She will share techniques to manage stress and explore how thoughts and beliefs influence stress levels.
Ms. Cappabianca also will share her journey coping with the stresses of working in hospitals for the last 15 years.
Advance reservations are required by Thursday, January 16.
Viva Italia! A Musical Tour of Italy will be presented at 2 p.m. Friday, January 17.
Vincenzo Boscarino will lead a musical tour of the regions of Italy including Genova, Venice, Tuscany, Rome, Naples, Sicily and Sardinia. He will perform songs from each of these regions and invite his audience to sing along.
Mr. Boscarino has performed throughout the United States and Europe. Advance reservations are required by Thursday, January 16. This event is sponsored by the Dubuque Family. The event is limited to 50 participants. The snow date for the event is 2 p.m. Friday, January 24.
This month’s Cooking with Corky class will meet at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 21. Chef Plourde’s classes help participants prepare affordable and nutritious recipes. Advance reservations are required by Friday, January 17.
The Connecticut Historical Society will present That’s Weird at 11:30 a.m. Friday, January 31. This presentation explores some of the Connecticut Historical Society’s strangest items.
The audience will learn how even the oddest artifacts can be gateways into a deeper understanding and appreciation of the state’s history. Advance reservations are required by Thursday, January 30. The event is limited to 50 participants. The snow date of the event is 11:30 a.m. Friday, February 7.
From noon to 4 p.m. Friday, February 7, the center will host an AARP four-hour Smart Driver course.
The cost of the course is $15 for AARP members and $20 for nonmembers. Payment, in the form of a check payable to AARP, must be presented to the instructor at class.
State law mandates a minimum discount of five percent off liability insurance for two years for persons 60 years old or older that take a safe-driving course.
The course is limited to 30 participants and preregistration is required.
Those seeking additional information may call 860-945-5250.