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June

Broadcasting directly from Mystic Aquarium's Roger Tory Peterson Penguin Pavilion, our African Penguin Animal Ambassador's virtual program is a one-of-a-kind outreach program. You not only "meet" one of their resident African penguins but learn how the staff is working daily to save these endangered species. Kick-off your summer fun by joining us as we "visit" Mystic Aquarium. To receive the link, please register for our Constant Contact: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/DUpqesI

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July

The Senior Centers of West Hartford present a Gazebo Concert Series this summer! Guests are encouraged to bring a lawn chair to the beautiful gazebo located near the lower parking lot at the Elmwood Community Center. Bring the whole family, the concerts are open to everyone and do not require a registration or fee. All shows will be held rain or shine on Tuesdays from 6:00-7:30 p.m. In the event of rain, the concert will be held inside at the Ernest O. St. Jacques Auditorium inside the Elmwood Community Center, 1106 New Britain Avenue, West Hartford. The musicians and dates are as follows:

June 22- The Survivors Swing Band

July 6- John Banker & Island Rhythm

July 20- Zev & the East Side Klezmer Band

August 3- Nosmo Kings- Early Rock & Roll

August 17- Airborne Jazz

The Gazebo Concert Series is made possible by the Sheehan-Hilborn-Breen Funeral Home, At-Home Care, Kearns & Kearns, Dispatch Health and the Music Performance Trust Fund who are generously co-sponsoring.

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This workshop, focuses on managing concerns about falls for the aging adult. It starts with education regarding fear of falling, fall risks, and small changes that can be made in the home. The series of exercises are designed to improve strength, stability and coordination. This program is provided by Dr. Suzanne Osborne. Please make sure you are set up next to a counter or equipped with a sturdy chair to participate in the virtual balance exercises. To receive the link, please register for our Constant Contact: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/DUpqesI

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Join Anne-Paul as she leads us through a variety of BRAIN GAMES designed to improve your BRAIN FITNESS. You will work as a group on word, visual, logic, reasoning, and memory activities on paper. This is a SUPPORTIVE group where we will help each other with solving mental and visual puzzles and activities. The only requirements are laughter and the anticipation of a FUN time! Light refreshments will be served. Cost per event: $3Members; $5Nonmembers Limited seats. Please pre-register by email WHSC@westhartfordct.gov or call (860) 561-7583.

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What makes a good life? The aging process involves losses and challenges, but it can also wake us up to our essential resilience. Join a supportive community of peers for nourishing teachings and conversation about how living mindfully can reframe life changes and become a pathway to profound transformation at any stage of life. Our presenter, Sharon Gutterman, PhD is an experienced, inspiring teacher guiding people to live mindfully with less-stress and increased well-being. Sharon is the founder of Mindful Wow, consulting and training based in West Hartford. This presentation will be accompanied with a Grab & Go Continental Breakfast for pick-up at the West Hartford Senior Center at 9:00. Please pre-register by calling 860-561-7583 or email: WHSC@westhartfordct.gov

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Play your favorite game at home on Zoom or in person at the WHSC. No computer? Just phone in to play along! If you are playing in person or are a new player please pre-register by calling 860-561-7583 or email WHSC@westhartfordct.gov by 6/7. New players need to pick up their new player bingo card packet prior to game date. Virtual returning players who already have bingo cards do not need to pre-register.

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A group of motorists hear about a crook's hidden stash of loot, and race against each other across the country to get to it. This hilarious movie features a cast of old time favorites including: Jonathan Winters, Ethel Merman, Buddy Hacket, Sid Ceaser, Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Mickey Rooney, Phil Silvers, Jimmy Derante and many more! There will be a short intermission with Light Refreshments. Pre-registration is required by calling 860-561-7583 or email: WHSC@westhartfordct.gov

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