Find a nutcracker in our famous flea market room!
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.
Find a nutcracker in our famous flea market room!
Come visit Brookfield Senior Centers corner of Holiday Cheer. Leave an ornament for our tree, put a Christmas card up for all your friends and take a minute to read the cards on the wall. Being physically distant doesn't mean we have to be socially distant!
There is a LOT going on at Brookfield Senior Center this December. Check out our December Newsletter - hot off the press!
We want to wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving. This year has been a rollercoaster of emotions and challenges for us all and we know your Thanksgiving celebration this year will look very different as will ours. As we celebrate our friends and family by protecting one another, let's all remember to take a few minutes to focus on the blessings in our life and appreciate the big things (like our homes and families) and the little ones too (like a good book, laughing with a friend over the phone, or a cup of coffee on a cold morning). There is always something to be thankful for!
Today is the last day to register for this Statewide Holiday Party! You won't want to miss this event.
Featuring VIP greetings from around the state, seasonal music, ballroom dancing performances, holiday vignettes celebrating diverse cultures and traditions and many more of our favorite things!
You are all invited to the party of the year with our friends from all over the state! Register now as the deadline is Nov. 23 to qualify for a goody bag! To register, click here - https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IC41OgGITxuHwFi20U1w2g
Friday, November 13th, 2020 CORONA VIRUS UPDATE #36
To: All residents
From: Steve Dunn, First Selectman
COVID CASES IN BROOKFIELD
As of yesterday, Thursday the 12th of November, Brookfield is still in the Red Zone.
Between the last two weeks reported, ending last Saturday the 7th, we have reported 53 new cases of the virus in Brookfield. That moves our rate per 100K residents to 22.3. The threshold to be in the red zone is 15 cases per 100K residents. Total cases in Brookfield are now over 300 in total since the start of the pandemic. We remain with 9 deaths and 5 residents hospitalized. The trend is going in the opposite direction that we need it to go. There are now 100 towns and cities in CT classified in the red zone, 52 classified on the orange zone and 13 in the yellow zone. Only 18 communities are in the grey zone. Transmission has occurred as a result of social gatherings, family gatherings and larger group gatherings at restaurants, where masks are not worn and social distancing is violated.
The State has issued an advisory for everyone to stay home between the hours of 10 PM and 5 AM. This applies to everyone except essential workers who must leave home to work or those who need to seek medical care or to purchase medical supplies, food or groceries.
We request that everyone please stay home as much as possible and if you do need to go out, please wear a mask, social distance and wash your hands frequently.
We are very concerned that we may see a spike in the number of cases. The only way to stop it is to work together as a community to keep each other safe.
GRANTS FOR SMALL BUSINESSES
DECD will start accepting applications for the Connecticut CARES Small Business Grant Program. Small businesses and nonprofits in Connecticut with a 2019 annualized payroll of less than $1.5 million OR 20 or fewer employees can receive a one-time grant of $5,000. All funding will be disbursed by the end of December and will not require repayment.
STATE TO START TRACKING COVID USING PHONE APP
The state has launched new technology to help stop the spread of COVID-19 among our residents and families. With support from Apple and Google, we launched COVID Alert CT, a notification app to inform you of possible exposure to COVID-19 – all without disclosing your location or personal information.
This app is only as successful as the number of people who use it, which is why we ask that you share this information with employees, colleagues, family, and friends.
The app is available in multiple languages and can be used on Android and iPhone. Use the following link to download the Android app from the Google Play Store or click here to learn how to enable the app through the settings on your iPhone.
The schools have been reopened and will remain in hybrid mode.
UNDERSTANDING THE STATE CODING SYSTEM
There are three categories in the Coding system. The Red zone indicates municipalities that have an average daily COVID-19 case rate over the last two weeks of greater than 15 per 100,000 population. The orange zone indicates those that have case rates between 10 to 14 cases per 100,000 population. The yellow zone indicates municipalities that have case rates between 5 and 9 per 100,000 population, and those indicated in gray have case rates lower than five per 100,000 population.
RESOURCE LINKS FOR COVID:
COVID-19 Community Alert Infographic:
COVID-19 Community Alert Map is posted here at 4:00 pm on Thursdays: https://portal.ct.gov/Coronavirus/COVID-19-Data-Tracker
The case rates will be included in the detailed data report that DPH publishes every Thursday, which will also be posted on the Data Tracker webpage:
DPH Stay at Home Advisory:
Executive Order 9K on Phase 2.1:
Latest guidance and Sector Rules:
Questions on the reopening phases can be emailed to [email protected]
Questions on sports guidance can be emailed to [email protected]
State Testing Locations:
Questions on testing can be emailed to [email protected]
Community Resources Page:
Questions on testing can be emailed to [email protected]
2-11 COVID-19 Resources Page:
State Department of Education Revised Addendum 4:
The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America Virtual Educational Conference is on Tuesday, November 17, 2020. The conference is FREE and open to the public and will provide Connecticut residents information about Alzheimer’s disease, brain health, caregiving and advance planning.
Are you ready? Matt Ames will be bringing Zumba back to Brookfield Senior Center via Zoom starting tomorrow! Call today to sign up and get the link so you don't miss the fun!
Are you ready for Daylight Saving Time?
Daylight saving time will be ending this Sunday, November 1st. This means that we will “gain” an hour when we turn our clocks back, but our “internal clocks” will need to adjust!
One Day University Lecture Series, Presented by AARP - Four Fantastic Films & How They Were Made.
Date: Wednesday, October 28 at 5:30 PM
The website on which the lecture is hosted is only available within the United States and its territories. A link to view the lecture will be emailed to you on the afternoon of the event. You must register here and provide a valid email address in order to receive a link to participate in the lecture.
Register here: https://www.cvent.com/events/one-day-university-lecture-series-presented-by-aarp-four-fantastic-films-how-they-were-made/registration-1D3649A2390D4DAEBE04CAF532D1A224.aspx
Eleanor Week is finally here and you won't want to miss it!
Tuesday, October 27 - Part 1 - "Partner in the White House"
Thursday, October 29 - Part 2 - "Casting her own Shadow in the Post White House Years"
Call today to sign up!
Official page for the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum of the National Archives & Records Administration.
There's alot going on at Brookfield Senior Center these days! Don't miss the fun.
Take advantage of all these wonderful programs and learn something new. Call today to reserve your spot!
AARP of CT is hosting daily events offering practical resources and fun! Today begins a 4 part series on the Beardsley Zoo at 1:00 PM.
To Register: https://states.aarp.org/connecticut/events-ct
Register by emailing [email protected] for this great introdcution to the benefits of acupuncture. Tomorrow, October 1 at 1:30 PM.
Sign up today!
Today at Town Hall! Rain or Shine!
Thank you Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center for another great craft project. We appreciate all you are doing for us!
Fabric Decoupage Plate. Another fabulous Crafting with Candlewood Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center. Thank you for more grab and go creativity!
It's CT Primary Election Day! If you didn't vote by absentee ballot, the polls are open until 8 pm tonight.
Don't miss Friday's Grab and Go Crafting with Candlewood! Call today (Tuesday) to reserve your spot!
Brookfield Senior Center has power today, August 7, but the Men's Breakfast, Zoom Wellness & Wisdom and the Zoom Lunch Bunch is cancelled. The internet is very spotty here in Brookfield.
Charging stations were set up outside the Senior Center for you to charge your cell phones. Non-potable water is available for you to bring a jug...great for washing hands, filling toilets and washing dishes.
Please be well; stay safe.
Brookfield Senior Center is closed today, August 6, 2020
to programming. Please be well; stay safe.
The Brookfield Senior Center is closed today, Wednesday, August 5 due to no power.
There will be no Zoom exercise classes or grab -and -go programs.
The lunch program will be distributed.
Be Well. Stay Safe.
Brookfield Volunteer Fire Company
Tornado warning for Brookfield, please take cover immediately.
Join Our friends from Murphy and Murphy to discuss Trusts. Sign up with the Senior Center to get the Zoom code.
The August newsletter is out. See what we have going on this month and join us!
Thank you to the Brookfield Garden Club, Ellen Koh and Kathy Berg especially, for arranging a sweet "Grab-and-Go" project for our Senior Center members. They enjoyed the artistic craft while now nurturing their impatient!
Thanks to everyone who stopped by our Drive-through Ice Cream Social. It was great to see you. 😀
Have you signed up yet for our first ever Drive-By Ice Cream Social? You won't want to miss the fun!
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