Brookfield, CT Senior Center

The Brookfield Senior Center seeks to improve the quality of life for Brookfield senior citizens through social, educational, physical, creative and intergenerational programs.The Brookfield Senior Center promotes successful aging. There is no fee to join the Center for residents of Brookfield. Non-residents are required to pay a $20 annual fee which covers their membership from July 1 to June 30. This fee covers programming and teacher costs.

AARP-CT
07/14/2020

AARP-CT

Join our Facebook Live Tuesday, July 14, at 10 am for a discussion on the status of senior center operations in Connecticut and the information you need to know. AARP Connecticut State Director Nora Duncan will moderate the event with guests Commissioner Amy Porter of the Connecticut Department of Aging & Disability, and Dianne Stone, director of Newington Senior and Disabled Center & president of Connecticut Association of Senior Center Personnel

Our July newsletter just hit your mailbox! We are excited about a few of the upcoming events the week of July 6! Please ...
07/04/2020

Our July newsletter just hit your mailbox! We are excited about a few of the upcoming events the week of July 6! Please call the Center at 203-775-5308 to sign up for the Friday, July 10th Grab and Go activities. As always, please continue to use physical distancing protocols while at the Grab and Go table. Enjoy your 4th of July! Be well, be safe.

The July Newsletter is in the mail! Along with the newsletter is a paper copy of the Annual Membership Registration.  He...
06/26/2020

The July Newsletter is in the mail! Along with the newsletter is a paper copy of the Annual Membership Registration. Here's a few tidbits for next week:

Today is Juneteenth; Juneteenth is celebrated as a commemoration of the end of slavery In the United States. If you are ...
06/19/2020
JUNETEENTH WORLD WIDE CELEBRATION

Today is Juneteenth; Juneteenth is celebrated as a commemoration of the end of slavery In the United States. If you are not familiar with Juneteenth, we invite you to read about it.

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. June 19thMajor General Gordon GrangerGalveston, Texasenslaved were now freetwo and a half years afterEmancipation Proclamationbecome official January 1, 1863Executive Ordersurrender of Genera...

Join in on Wednesday, June 24th for Music Bingo as we show you just how easy hosting a virtual fundraiser to benefit you...
06/17/2020

Join in on Wednesday, June 24th for Music Bingo as we show you just how easy hosting a virtual fundraiser to benefit your Walk to End Alzheimer's team can be! Jam out to decade favorites with new and returning There will be walkers from around the state and prizes will be awarded each round.

Please RSVP to [email protected] to receive your Bingo cards and the virtual meeting information

In honor of Father's Day, please stop by the Senior Center for a Men's Breakfast "Grab and Go" on Friday, June 19 at 9:3...
06/15/2020

In honor of Father's Day, please stop by the Senior Center for a Men's Breakfast "Grab and Go" on Friday, June 19 at 9:30 am. Register by tomorrow, June 16th to get your hot, fresh egg sandwich and fruit, sponsored by The Village at Brookfield Commons, and other goodies from Candlewood Valley Rehab in New Milford.

Please, follow physical and social distancing guidelines. Wear a mask and approach the table one at a time.

Join "Seniors for Seniors" for some special entertainment this weekend!
06/12/2020

Join "Seniors for Seniors" for some special entertainment this weekend!

Have you joined one of our Zoom exercise classes yet? We're having fun, seeing friends and getting fit! Contact the seni...
06/05/2020

Have you joined one of our Zoom exercise classes yet? We're having fun, seeing friends and getting fit! Contact the senior center for instructions. Feel free to ask your favorite non-human friends to join you too!

You’ve missed Bandstand Boogie with Matt? It’s back! Join Matt tomorrow (Thursday May14) at 10:30am via Zoom.
05/14/2020

You’ve missed Bandstand Boogie with Matt? It’s back! Join Matt tomorrow (Thursday May14) at 10:30am via Zoom.

Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company
04/21/2020

Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company

Please join us on Saturday April 25th as we join in making noise for Brookfield. From 7:00 PM - 7:05 PM. Gather outside your front door, grab your cowbell (you can never make too much noise!), pots and pans, bells, whistles and voices to celebrate all that is Brookfield!
Let’s give thanks to our:
Healthcare workers in hospitals and medical offices;
Firefighters keeping us safe, and bringing smiles to those celebrating birthdays as they drive by our homes with sirens blaring and lights flashing;
Police Department making sure we are safe and sound;
EMT’s on constant call to take our loved ones to get care;
Teachers virtually educating our children, and creating a parade to wave to their students;
Students working hard studying virtually;
Food handlers at grocery stores and restaurants
Neighbors sewing facemasks or assembling 3D parts for medical equipment;
Food Bank volunteers making sure everyone has food and home supplies;
Neighbors donating to the Brookfield Recovers Together special fund helping those affected by the virus;
Local businesses sharing their PPE masks and gowns to those on the front line;
Neighbors who are staying home to help keep us all safe and healthy

03/29/2020
Brookfield Spotlight

Brookfield Spotlight

Sunday, March 29th, 2020 CORONA VIRUS UPDATE #10
To: All residents
From: Steve Dunn, First Selectman
NEW RULES FOR SELF ISOLATION
From Dr. Raymond Sullivan-Director of Public Health:
Those who have tested positive can come off if isolation if:
1) They are fever free for three days while off fever reducing medications AND
2) They are entirely without symptoms of any cough, sneezing or respiratory difficulty for the same three days AND
3 They have been self-isolated for a minimum of 7 days

BROOKFIELD NOW HAS 45 CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19
We will no longer list the age range and sex of affected residents because our Director of Public Health tells us that the virus is affecting all age groups and sexes.
Welcome news is that CT ranks 44th on the lists of deaths per capita (No 1 being worst). This is in large part due to the skills of our healthcare workers in CT.

TOWN HALL CLOSED NEXT WEEK
A person who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus was in Town Hall. With an abundance of caution and after discussing with the Director of Public Health, Town Hall will be closed next week to comply with the recommended 14-day isolation period.
We will be hiring a company to thoroughly clean the building early next week. Experts tell us that the virus does not live on surfaces longer than three days. Even though we have been cleaning the building daily, we want to keep our employees and the public safe with this additional cleaning.
Staff will be working from home, but will respond to calls and emails daily. We will bring staff back to their offices starting April 6.

BLOOD DRIVE APRIL 7 BROOKFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
The American Red Cross has had to cancel over 40 blood drives in the state due to the virus. Greg Dembowski, Community Development Manager and John Barile, Superintendent of Schools, and his team, developed a way to safely conduct a blood drive. We ask all healthy residents consider donating, because there is a great need. We will post information about the drive at the town website with links to ARC next week.

STILL RIVER GREENWAY IS CLOSED
There are too many people using the Greenway to practice safe physical distancing, so we have closed it until further notice. We encourage you, in small family groups, to hike Gurski Farm, Happy Landings, Burr Farm and the Brookfield Open Spaces Legacy properties.

SCHOOLS DONATE SUPLIES TO TOWN
Working with Superintendent Barile and Rosa Fernandes, Chairman of the Board of Education, and under the guidance and support of the State Commissioner of Education, the school system has donated numerous supplies our first responders need. The town has supplies on order, but some are delayed. We will return the supplies to the schools as soon as possible.
Brookfield is a great town and emergencies like this demonstrate why people love to live here. We take care of our own, work as a team, and fully support our police, fire, EMS and other volunteer groups fully.
SELF-DISTANCING
We have to make sure we are doing everything we can as a community to stop this pandemic. We can do that if each one of you, and your families, stays home and is extremely careful in public.
We ask that you do not go to our parks. We need every resident to leave the house only if absolutely necessary, to practice physical distancing at all times, and to wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds.
Remember that a very large percentage of those who have the virus have no symptoms and unwittingly may spread the virus. Here’s how you can help your fellow residents, many of whom are in the most vulnerable categories. Treat every encounter as meeting someone with the virus. Only in doing this can we successfully slow the spread of the disease.
When you shop, please do so by yourself, if possible. Do not allow your children to congregate in large groups, attend parties or sleepovers -- any activity that will bring children together.

03/27/2020
Brookfield Spotlight

Brookfield Spotlight

March 26th, 2020 CORONA VIRUS UPDATE #8
To: All residents
From: Steve Dunn First Selectman

TOWN HALL CLOSED FRIDAY, MARCH 27
We learned this evening that a person who has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus was in Town Hall. With an abundance of caution and after discussing with the Director of Public Health, Town Hall will be closed tomorrow. We are trying to hire a company to do a deep clean of the building over the weekend.
Experts tell us that the virus does not live on surfaces longer than three days. Even though we have been cleaning the building daily, we want to keep our employees and the public safe by doing this additional cleaning.
We will decide this weekend if we can open Town Hall on Monday.

SELF DISTANCING
Brookfield has 24 confirmed cases of COVID-19, one of the state’s highest infection rates, based on population.
We have to make sure we are doing everything we can as a community to stop this pandemic. We can do that if each one of you, and your families, stays home and is extremely careful in public.
We will close the Still River Greenway starting Friday in an effort to help lower the infection rate. We ask that you do not go to our parks. We need every resident to leave the house only if absolutely necessary, to practice physical distancing at all times, and to wash your hands frequently with soap and water for 20 seconds.
Remember that a very large percentage of those who have the virus have no symptoms and unwittingly may spread the virus. Here’s how you can help your fellow residents, many of whom are in the most vulnerable categories. Treat every encounter as meeting someone with the virus. Only in doing this can we successfully slow the spread of the disease.
When you shop, please do so by yourself, if possible. Do not allow your children to congregate in large groups, attend parties or sleepovers -- any activity that will bring children together.

[updated 8:40PM for town hall closure]

03/26/2020

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If you want to sign up for our email newsletter and updates, contact us at [email protected] and let us know.

Please know we are here so let us know how the center can help you. Above all, take care of yourselves and let us know if you need anything.

Ellen, Amy and Lorraine

Shop Rite is offering Senior only hours. Thank you Shop Rite!
03/20/2020

Shop Rite is offering Senior only hours. Thank you Shop Rite!

Our stores are working to address how best to meet our community’s needs and the Grade A Shoprite has decided to reserve special shopping hours for our customers who are elderly or high-risk. Customers who are 65 and over can shop between 6 AM and 7 AM. We’d like to thank our customers for helping to accommodate this request.

‼️ PLEASE NOTE: We will be closing at 9 PM in order to restock and maintain a healthy, sanitized work environment.

Additionally, we continue to be vigilant about cleaning and sanitizing key areas of the store throughout all hours of operation to safeguard the health and well-being of all of our customers and the associates who are working hard to serve our communities during these challenging times.

Applicable at the following Grade A ShopRite Stores:
ShopRite of Danbury
ShopRite of Southbury
ShopRite of Brookfield
ShopRite of Shelton
ShopRite of Derby
ShopRite of Stamford
ShopRite of Fairfield
ShopRite of Norwalk
ShopRite of Shippan Ave
Grade A Market- Hope St.
Grade A Market- Newfield Ave.

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03/19/2020
Urgent Care | 23 Locations | PhysicianOne Urgent Care

Urgent Care | 23 Locations | PhysicianOne Urgent Care

Walk-in care urgent care. Flu, strep, UTI treatment, STD testing, broken bones, X-rays, stitches, more. Yale New Haven Health and Tufts Medical Center affiliate.

Dear friends,As you all know by now, all Senior Center activities and programs are suspended until further notice. I kno...
03/19/2020

Dear friends,

As you all know by now, all Senior Center activities and programs are suspended until further notice. I know you are anxious about AARP Tax Preparation, trips and programs, so we will let you know as soon as we have definitive information.

In this time of uncertainty, I hope that you are all staying well and in good spirits. I want you to know that even though the Senior Center is closed, we are here if there is anything we can do to assist you. Maybe you have a question, or you just want to stay in touch. We miss you as much as you miss us!

I ask you to please keep in touch with one another. We are isolated physically, but we can stay connected. We’re offering you the opportunity to talk by phone with other seniors or community volunteers who would love to chat with you. You can call the Senior Center to give us permission to share your phone number with another senior -- vice versa. Don’t forget to call other family members or friends you haven’t spoken to in a while – this is a great time to catch them at home!

In response to this health emergency, the town has formed the “Brookfield Outreach Program” for residents older than 60, or vulnerable residents who have special needs during this unprecedented time. To register for this program, you can either call the Senior Center or email [email protected].

We will contact you all via email as new information becomes available. If you are not on our email list, please let me know at [email protected] and I will add you. We will also update our page and voice mail message. The Town of Brookfield website (www.brookfieldct.gov) is updated regularly with current and correct information.
Here are some websites you might enjoy:
• The YMCA has posted some online fitness classes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOGt_IpceP_xQhhCMCrut_A
• Many museums have offered virtual tours you can take from home: https://www.travelandleisure.com/attractions/museums-galleries/museums-with-virtual-tours?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=social-share-article&utm_content=20200316&fbclid=IwAR25brN4eBWJbco9UI6k-hF5_RNfozEBkgdMGx6YhXHKrAbNvZibGhq75aA
• My personal favorite is the Monterey aquarium live animal camera: https://www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams/

Try to not spend too much time in front of the TV news or online. Some other things to think about daily might be
• What am I grateful for today? Let us know in the comments below so we can all share!
• Who am I checking in on today?
• How am I getting outside today?
• How am I moving my body today?
• Let us know what you are doing to stay active and healthy and we will share it with others in our next update.
• What am I doing new today? (learn something, create something for the fun of it, try a new recipe, read that book you’ve been meaning to for ages, clean out a closet…remember the Senior Center tag sale will be scheduled before you know it)

Please know we are here so let us know how the center can help you. Above all, take care of yourselves and let us know if you need anything.

03/16/2020

Brookfield Senior Center is closed for all programs and activities at this time. We will be rescheduling AARP Income Tax Prep appointments, once we have new dates. Please take care of yourselves during this unprecedented time. Stay home, call some friends and keep washing your hands!

We are at the office and still answering phones. Please reach out to us if things get overwhelming or if you have any questions or concerns. We'd love to hear from you and hear how you're doing! 203-775-5308.

Keep checking back as we will post more information as it becomes available.

03/12/2020

Effective March 13, 2020

The State of CT has declared a public health emergency in response to COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution, the Brookfield Senior Center will suspend all classes, programs and events effective Friday, March 13. We will carefully monitor and follow all guidance from the town and state health departments. We will reassess this policy as we receive new information and inform you on a timely basis. We will update our website as new information becomes available.

The Senior Center will remain open during normal business hours and our staff will be available to help you or answer your questions.

For more information, please go to www.brookfieldct.gov or www.ct.gov/coronavirus. Thank you for your understanding.

Thank you for your understanding.

Update: Our Monday-Thursday lunch program will be cancelled through March 27.

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Brookfield, CT Senior Center's cover photo
02/25/2020

Brookfield, CT Senior Center's cover photo

Due to the weather conditions today, Brookfield Senior Center is closed today. Please stay safe and warm!
12/17/2019

Due to the weather conditions today, Brookfield Senior Center is closed today. Please stay safe and warm!

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100 Pocono Rd
Brookfield, CT
06804

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Monday 08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:00
Thursday 08:00 - 16:00
Friday 08:00 - 16:00

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(203) 775-5308

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