Baldwin Center Programs and Activities

January Activities & Classes

AARP Stratford Chapter
Meetings are held at The Baldwin Center on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.
Wednesday, January 19th @ 1pm
AARP members are asked to bring non-perishable food items to the January 2022 meeting for donation to the South End Community Center Food Pantry.

Strength & Balance with Bobbi
Mondays, January 3, 10, 31, 2022 @ 9-10am
$9 Enrollment Fee ($3/class), payable by cash or check, prior to or at the door of the first class. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Bingo
Mondays, January 3, 10, 24, 31 2022 @ 1pm
Disposable cards provided, but please bring your own toppers! We play for fun... no cash prizes. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to secure your spot.

Yoga with the Y
Tuesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25, 2022 @ 10:00am
Class is free for YMCA Members who have Renew Active or Silver Sneakers. For those who do not, there is a $12 enrollment fee ($3/class) due prior to the start of the class.
Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to reserve your spot.
~Namaste~

Watercolors with Sabine
Tuesdays @ 1:00pm (Advanced Class)
Tuesdays @ 2:00pm (Beginner Class)
January 4th – February 8th, 2022
Tap into your internal artist by joining this 6 week watercolors class and create your own personal works of art.
$45 Enrollment Fee ($7.50/class), payable by cash or check, prior to or at the door of the first class. Fee can be paid by cash or check. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Sit & Dance with Mio
Wednesdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26 2022 @ 10am
Join this upbeat, seated dance and exercise class. You will get your workout while having the time of your life! Chairs provided. There is no fee. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to secure your spot.

Tap with Deb
Wednesdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26 2022 @ 1pm
$20 Enrollment Fee ($5/class) is due prior to start of first class. Fee can be paid by cash or check. Receipts will be issued for cash payments. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Tai Chi Easy
Thursdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022 @ 10:00am
Join Phylis Satin, Certified Instructor for Tai Chi EasyTM. Tai Chi EasyTM is designed to improve the quality of life for all people, and is gaining popularity as an evidence-based and cost-effective health intervention that works for any population. It uses slow and careful movement without strain to strengthen the body’s own healing forces and is medically proven to support disease prevention, accelerate healing, and reduce stress.
There is no fee to participate. Pre-Registration is required. Please call (203) 385-4050 to reserve your spot.

Zumba Gold Training with Pauline
Thursdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022 @ 11:15am
$12 Enrollment Fee ($3/class), payable by cash or check, prior to or at the door of the first class. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected]tratford.com to reserve your spot.

Stress Less
Thursdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022 @ 1pm
Stretch, relax and meditate. There is no fee. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to secure your spot.

Cardio & Strength with Virginia
Fridays, January 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022 @ 10am
$12 Enrollment Fee ($3/class), payable by cash or check, prior to or at the door of the first class. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to reserve your spot.

Chair Yoga with Virginia
Fridays, January 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022 @ 11am
$12 Enrollment Fee ($3/class), payable by cash or check, prior to or at the door of the first class. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to reserve your spot.

January Special Programs

Café Conversations January Series!
Thursday, January 6th @ 9:30 am: Meet the Baldwin Center Staff
Join us for coffee, meet, or become reacquainted with The Baldwin Center Staff!

“What Do Seniors Need? You Tell Us…”
Thursday, January 13th @ 9:30 am:
Come share your thoughts with us about what programs and services Stratford’s older adult want and need.

“What Do Seniors Need? You Tell Us…”
Thursday, January 20th @ 9:30 am
Come share your thoughts with us about what programs and services Stratford’s older adult want and need.

Stratford Health Department
Thursday, January 27th @ 9:30 am
Join representatives from Stratford’s Health Department to ask questions, get helpful health and safety tips, and share your thoughts.
Coffee is on us! There is no fee for this program. Please call (203) 385-4050 to reserve your spot.

Bus Trip to Stew Leonard’s in Norwalk!
Friday, January 21, 2022 @ 10am – 2pm
Norwalk Senior Center Transportation departs from the Baldwin Center at 10am sharp. Proof of vaccination for COVID-19 is required to board the bus. Masks are mandatory. Each trip is limited to 10 passengers and there is a 3 bag maximum. There is no fee. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to secure your spot.

Snowy Mason Jar Luminaries with Caitlyn & Mio
Thursday, January 13th @ 2:00pm Session 1
Thursday, January 20th @ 2:00pm Session 2
Join Mio & Caitlyn for an afternoon of do-it-yourself crafting, relaxation and friends. Mio & Caitlyn will guide you through creating these beautiful Snow Mason Jar Luminaires. As always, no previous art experience required!... bring only yourself, your smile, and your imagination! There is no fee for this program. Donations are welcome. Please call (203) 385-4050 to reserve your spot.

Winter Movie Matinees
Friday, January 14th @ 1pm “Grumpy Old Men”
"John Gustafson and Max Goldman are two curmudgeonly neighbors who have been at each other’s throats for years. The rivalry of the former friends intensifies when Ariel comes along and provides a love interest for both of them. A hilarious comedy and a heartwarming story of love and true friendship.”

“Miracle”
Friday, January 21st @ 1pm
“Miracle" tells a true story of the 1980 men’s Olympic hockey team and coach who brought them to victory. As the U.S. squad tries to overcome insurmountable odds and win the gold medal, the team becomes a microcosm for American patriotism during the Cold War”
Light refreshments will be served

January Clubs & Free Play Activities

Knitting
Mondays & Wednesdays, January 3, 5, 10, 12, 19, 24, 26, 31, 2022 @ 9:30-11am
The Knitting Club is happily accepting donations of knitting supplies, including yarn, knitting needles and crochet hooks.
If interested in joining Knitting, call 203-385-4050 or email [email protected]

Friendship Club
The Friendship Club meets the 2nd Monday of the month
Monday, January 10, 2022 @ 2:00pm
If interested in joining the Friendship Club, call 203-385-4050 or email [email protected].

Walking Club
Tuesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25, 2022 @ 1:00pm
Location is decided on a weekly basis by group consensus. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing [email protected] to reserve your spot and find out the walking route.

Pinochle League
Tuesdays, January 4, 11, 18, 25, 2022 @ 9:00am

Book Club
The Baldwin Center’s Book Club will NOT be meeting in January. The Book Club plans to resume meetings on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month of February. If you are interested in joining the Book Club, call 203-385-4050 or email [email protected].

Mah Jong
Wednesdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022 @ 1-4pm
Fridays, January 7, 14, 21, 28, [email protected] 9:30-12:30pm
If interested in playing Mah Jong, call 203-385-4050 or email [email protected]

Cards & Cribbage
Wednesdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022 @ 2-4pm
If interested in playing cards or Mah Jong, call 203-385-4050 or email [email protected]

Wii Bowling
Thursdays, January 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022 @1pm
If interested in joining the Wii Bowling, call 203-385-4050 or email [email protected]

Senior Men’s Club
The Baldwin Men’s Club meetings are help on the 1st and 3rd Friday of the month.
January meeting dates: January 7, 21, 2022 @ 9am
If interested in joining the Men’s Club, call 203-385-4050 or email [email protected].
 
The Baldwin Players
Rehearsals on Fridays @1:00 pm

French Club
Wednesdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022 @ 1:30pm
French Club is your place to learn and practice speaking French. Even if you never had a French lesson, you are welcome. Books of French stories are shared and a conversation manual is available. Bring a notebook and pencil. If interested in joining French Club, please call 203-385-4050 or email [email protected]

Chess Club
The Baldwin Center Chess Club meets the 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month from 1:00-4:00 pm in the Multipurpose Room. If you are interested in joining the Chess Club, please call 203-385-4050

Game Hour with Mio
Friday, January 7th @ 1pm
Come join Mio for an hour of games and laughs with friends! There is no fee to participate. Pre-Registration is required. Please call (203) 385-4050 to reserve your spot.

Introduction to MahJong
Mondays in January @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am
Join Baldwin Center Volunteer, Peggy Mehai for this 4-week session on Monday mornings and learn to play MahJong! Peggy comes with 10 years of play experience. She will introduce the premise of the game, as well as table set up, tiles, dealing, game rules and how to apply the rules to active play!
There is no fee to participate. Pre-Registration is required. Please call (203) 385-4050 to reserve your spot.

ArtWorks
Wednesdays, January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2022 @ 10am
Join the ArtWorks Club to create your own works of art and craft projects with friends. A morning of good conversation, inspiring one another with new ideas, and learning from your peers! Bring your own supplies and projects to work on. If interested in joining ArtWorks, please call 203-385-4050 or email [email protected]

Brain Games & Trivia
Every 3rd Thursday @ 10-11 am
This month: January 20, 2022 Baldwin Center Multipurpose room
Danielle Ramos, CDP of National Health Care for an hour of “Brain Games & Trivia” to keep your mind sharp with word games, word puzzles, and variety of trivia!... Plus a LOT OF LAUGHS with friends! Please call (203) 385-4050 to reserve your spot!