Baldwin Center Programs and Activities

The Baldwin Center is open for programs by registration only and services by telephone appointment. Effective Friday, August 20, 2021, Mayor Laura R. Hoydick has elevated the requirement for wearing face masks for all staff and visitors to public buildings, including The Baldwin Center and regardless of vaccination status. Staff are available from 8:00am to 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, by calling 203-385-4050.

As we near completion of the renovations to the Baldwin Center, several rooms can safely and comfortably accommodate programs. Please check the Baldwin Beacon or call 203-385-4050 for the current schedule of programs. At this time, all in-person activities are limited to Stratford residents and require pre-registration.
             
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September Activities & Classes

Strength & Balance with Bobbi
Mondays, September 13, 20, 27, 2021 @ 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 seniorservices@townofstratford.com to reserve your spot.

Bingo
Mondays, September 13, 20, 27, 2021 @ 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 seniorservices@townofstratford.com to secure your spot.

IPad Training Sessions
Tuesdays, September 8 & 15, 2021 @ 1pm
Join Lizbeth Perez from the Stratford Library for this two-session training to learn how to use and navigate an IPad. For seniors without their own IPad, one is provided by Senior Services through the Digital Dreams Project.

Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing seniorservices@townofstratford.com to reserve your spot.

Advanced Watercolors with Sabine
Tuesdays, September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 2021 @ 1pm
Tap into your internal artist by joining this four-week watercolors class and create your own personal works of art.

$30 Enrollment Fee ($7.50/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 seniorservices@townofstratford.com to reserve your spot.

Beginner Watercolors with Sabine
Tuesdays, September 14, 21, 28, October 5, 2021 @ 2:30pm
Tap into your internal artist by joining this four-week watercolors class and create your own personal works of art.

$30 Enrollment Fee ($7.50/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 seniorservices@townofstratford.com to reserve your spot.

Sit & Stretch with Mio
Wednesdays, September 1, 8, 15, 22, 2021 @ 10am
Learn basic breathing exercises ad how to use a chair to relax and stretch. Chairs provided. There is no fee. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing seniorservices@townofstratford.com to secure your spot.

Zumba Gold Training with Pauline
Thursdays, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 @ 11:15am
$15 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 seniorservices@townofstratford.com to reserve your spot.

Stress Less with Laura
Thursdays, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 @ 1pm
Stretch, relax and meditate. There is no fee. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing seniorservices@townofstratford.com to secure your spot.

Cardio & Strength with Virginia
Fridays, September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021 @ 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 seniorservices@townofstratford.com to reserve your spot.

Chair Yoga with Virginia
Fridays,September 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021 @ 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 seniorservices@townofstratford.com to reserve your spot.

September Special Programs

Cooking Demonstration with Nuovo Pasta
Tuesday, September 14th @ 2:00pm
Join the Head Chef form Stratford’s own Nuovo Pasta to observe and learn how to make pumpkin ravioli, sauce and fall-themed side dishes. Participants taste samples of the prepared dishes and go home with a bag of Nuovo Pumpkin Pasta.
There is no fee. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing seniorservices@townofstratford.com to secure your spot.

Bus Trips to Stew Leonards
Fridays, September 3 & 17, 2021 @ 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 seniorservices@townofstratford.com to secure your spot. Registration is only taken for one date per person.

String Art with Mio & Laura
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 @ 2pm
Join us for an afternoon of art, relaxation and refreshments as you are guided through creating a colorful feather string art.

$6 Enrollment Fee to cover the cost of supplies. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing seniorservices@townofstratford.com to reserve your spot by September 20, 2021.

Extreme Make-Over: Baldwin Edition Grand Re-Opening & Ribbon-Cutting
Wednesday, September 29, 2021 @ 10am
Join Mayor Laura R. Hoydick to tour the newly renovated Baldwin Center, along with refreshments and music, featuring Dr. Joe Utterback on the piano. Bunnell-Stratford Bulldog Marching Band Drum Line will make a special appearance Please RSVP by September 22, 2021 by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing seniorservices@townofstraford.com.

September Clubs

Knitting
Mondays & Wednesdays, September 8, 13, 15, 20, 22, 27, 2021 @ 9:30-11am.
If interested in joining Knitting, call 203-385-4050 or email seniorservices@townofstratford.com

Friendship Club
Monday, September 13, 2021 @ 2:00pm
If interested in joining the Friendship Club, call 203-385-4050 or email seniorservices@townofstratford.com.

Walking Club
Tuesdays, September 7, 14, 21, 28, 2021 @ 10:00am
Location is decided on a weekly basis by group consensus. Pre-registration is required by calling 203-385-4050 or emailing seniorservices@townofstratford.com to reserve your spot and find out the walking route.

Book Club
Wednesdays, September 1 & 15, 2021 @ 10-11am
If interested in joining the Book Club, call 203-385-4050 or email seniorservices@townofstratford.com.

Mah Jong & Cards
Wednesdays, September 8, 15, 22, 2021 @ 2-4pm
If interested in playing card or Mah Jong, call 203-385-4050 or email seniorservices@townofstratford.com.

Senior Men’s Club
Fridays, September 3 & 17, 2021 @ 9am
First Congregational Church, 2301 Main Street
If interested in joining the Men’s Club, call 203-385-4050 or email seniorservices@townofstratford.com.

September CALL-IN & VIRTUAL Programs

Brain Games & Trivia with Danielle Ramos with Cambridge Health & Rehabilitation Center for fun and challenging word games and puzzles, trivia and more!
Thursdays, September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2021 @ 10am
Call 203-385-4050 or email seniorservices@townofstratford.com for more information and how to join by telephone or computer.