Busy Westport senior citizens will have the opportunity to use the Center for Senior Activities on weekends starting Saturday.
The center will be open Saturdays at 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. after seniors expressed an interest in the expanded hours.
Saturday activities will include fitness classes such as Yoga and Pilates.
Alexandra Oudheusden, who oversees Thursday night and Saturday programs, said Saturday hours are part of an effort to include working seniors in center activities and for all seniors to be able to bring their families.
With July 4 on Tuesday, many people turned this weekend into a four-day holiday weekend and were hitting the beach and the local roads this afternoon. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
A boat sits in the sand at low tide at Westport’s Old Mill Beach on Thursday. It was a foggy start to the day, but the fog soon gave way to sunshine. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Westport will host a collaborative volunteer training opportunity in emergency preparedness on Tuesday, July 11 at 4 p.m. at the Center for Senior Activities.
The two-hour event will include volunteers from the Mid-Fairfield County Chapter of the American Red Cross, the Westport-Weston Health District, Westport Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), the Westport-Weston United Way, Westport Volunteer EMS and the Westport Department of Human Services Mental Health Network.
“One purpose of this collaborative effort is to maximize the training resources of the community emergency preparedness team,” said Human Services Director Barbara Butler. “More importantly, this provides an opportunity to build relationships among the many volunteers who will be assisting in a community response.”
The meeting is the first of what will be quarterly meetings and will focus on personal preparedness.