On January 3rd, Fairfield First Selectman Mike Tetreau celebrated his birthday by becoming a member of the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities at 100 Mona Terrace. Since the Bigelow Center accepts Connecticut residents over the age of 50, First Selectman Tetreau was officially welcomed as a new member. Fairfield residents can join the Center at no cost. A few programs and activities have nominal fees, but most are free of charge.
First Selectman Tetreau said, “The Bigelow Center is a very active and vibrant place in Fairfield and I would personally like to invite any Fairfielder age 50 and over to become a member. The wide variety of programs, talks, events, trips, active games, and more than 30 different types of health and exercise programs provide choices for almost everyone.”
According to the Bigelow Center, “In the U.S., there is no one definition of ‘Who is a senior?’ People may consider themselves seniors because of changes in social roles, employment or activity or when they become grandparents, are invited to join AARP, or qualify for Medicare. More than 25% of the active members of the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities are Baby Boomers.”
Human and Social Services Director Terry Giegengack said, “I encourage anyone in Fairfield age 50+ to come on down and take a tour of the Bigelow Center. The application is free and if you use email, just give the Center your email address on the free application and you will receive a weekly email update on upcoming activities and programs. There is also a Facebook page and an informative monthly newsletter.”
Ms. Giegengack continued, “And watch for the news this summer. The Center boasts nine statewide medal winners in Pickleball! Word has it that these winners have been invited to compete in the national games in 2017.”
The Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.to 3:30 p.m. On Thursdays in March, the Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. From April to June, on Thursdays, the Center will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. From March to June, the Center will also be open on Saturdays from
9 a.m.to 12 p.m.
For more information on becoming a member, call 203-256-3166.
The photo shows new Bigelow Center for Senior Activities member First Selectman Mike Tetreau cutting his birthday cake at the Center. The cake was donated by one of the Center's dining room volunteers.