West Hartford’s nonagenarians were treated to an outdoor party on Wednesday.
By Ronni Newton
Several dozen seniors who are at least 90 – or will turn 90 in 2021 – were honored at an outdoor celebration Wednesday on the grounds of the Elmwood Community Center.
Hosted by the town’s two senior centers, members who were eligible to attend the group birthday party were each allowed to bring one guest.
The senior centers have been closed to in-person activities for the past 14 months, but recently have started offering outdoor activities, including walks and “pop-up tent” events. A diverse selection of virtual activities have been offered to seniors throughout the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wednesday’s event offered the opportunity for attendees to receive a deluxe boxed lunch that they could enjoy from the safety of their car, but those who felt comfortable sitting outside could bring their own lawn chairs and sit in specially marked and distanced circles. Ice cream was served, and each registrant received a gift bag.
Musical entertainment was provided as well, and Mayor Shari Cantor and her mom, Rose Granow, didn’t pass up the opportunity to do a bit of dancing.
For information about newly-added instructional programs as well as many virtual special events and educational presentations, sign up for the senior center weekly emails at https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/su/DUpqesI
You can also register for programs by email [email protected] or call 860-561-7583, and leave a message. Hard copies of the Spring Bulletin are available outside the West Hartford Senior Center and any West Hartford Public Library.
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