Our seniors are active! There is always a monthly event where they can enjoy each other’s company while doing or seeing something interesting and stimulating. Recent mid-day events have included a sight- seeing cruise around Manhattan, a guided tour of the New Yankee Stadium, a visit to the Yale Center for British Art, our annual Christmas luncheon, a presentation by Westport’s First Selectman, a musical at Westport Playhouse and a guided historical bus tour of Green’s Farms and Westport beach areas. Over the last year about 75 members and friends have participated in our diversified events. Newcomers and friends are most welcome. For current information check the homepage of this web site or contact Wayne Balfanz at 203 762-2063.
Join us at our upcoming events!
On Wednesday, MAY 8, the GFC Seniors will attend the production of THE DINING ROOM at the Westport Playhouse; and on Wednesday, MAY 22, we will board the Ferry to Port Jefferson for lunch.
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Wednesday April 24, 2013 11am to 12noon (Lunch follows the presentation)
Green’s Farms Church Seniors - Third Chat n’ Chew
VFW Westport- 465 Riverside Avenue, Westport CT, 06880
Part I: Estates and Taxation For Everyone: What is the State of My Estate?
Instructing Professional: Attorney Sharon Cregeen, Esq., O'Donnell, McDonald & Cregeen
Understanding the basics of the probate process and estate planning instruments available to you can have a great impact on you and your family. Make sure your plan is up to date to match your goals and is maximizing tax saving strategies. In this workshop we will discuss:
*Understanding Probate: techniques to make the process as efficient and effective as possible
*The roles and responsibilities in your Estate Plan - Shared Experiences and Discussion
*Additional Documents you should have in your Estate Plan
* How to plan: updates on the current estate and income taxes and how the recent changes
in law may impact your plan
On Saturday, MARCH 23 the GFC Seniors will be attending the Staples Players matinee performance of "A Chorus Line." The deadline for purchasing these tickets will be March 15th. Space is limited. The cost of the tickets are $10. If you wish to attend please contact Alison at 203-227-2728 x 107 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
On Wednesday, FEBRUARY 20 we plan to gather in the Social Hall starting at 11:15 a.m. to discuss plans for our 2013 events, enjoy a pizza & salad lunch and then settle in to enjoy our guest speaker, Betsy Rudden. Betsy is the founder and leader of Guideworth, a small Fairfield based organization that works with seniors and their families to provide practical confidence building solutions to help seniors maintain their independence in a safe and meaningful environment. Betsy will discuss smart, simple steps to help you stay safe, secure and independent by communicating your needs and wishes effectively. Her services are customized to meet the needs of each senior and include many options. This promises to be an interesting and informative session.. All are invited. The cost of the meal will be $6 per person payable at check in. We need an approximate head count so please RSVP to Alison Fisher at 203-227-2728 or email@example.com
On Wednesday OCTOBER 3 we are planning a substitute cruise across Long Island Sound. Our plan is to meet at GFC at 9:45 AM to drive to Bridgeport Harbor where we will board the 10:30 AM ferry for a 75 minute cruise to Port Jefferson. At Port Jefferson the Blomfield’s have selected the WAVE a nice near the boat restaurant for a group lunch. After lunch you can get on the 1:30 PM ferry, or you can explore some of the local shops and catch the 3 PM ferry to Bridgeport. The cost for the round trip ferry ride is $18 per senior payable on board. The large ferry has an elevator that is available for boarding.
Note: This trip across Long Island Sound was originally scheduled for September 26. Date changed due to inclement weather. Our previously scheduled September trip to Mystic Harbor has been cancelled because of the long drive and the likely shortage of drivers.
On Wednesday October 24 we plan to go to see RAISIN IN THE SUN at the Westport Playhouse. This moving play is about family life on the south side of Chicago in about 1950. It deals with poverty, racism and three generation family conflicts as an African American family strives for a better life.
WEDNESDAY, November 28 - Ground Zero (if museum is open or a local area trip)
WEDNESDAY, December 19 - Christmas Luncheon at GFC
In addition, Del Horsfall and Donna Reisner will be managing the reservation process for $20 per ticket for the following matinees at The Westport Playhouse:
May 23 "Into the Woods"
June 27 "The Year of Magical Thinking"
Sept 12 "Harbor"
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Memories of Ed Strait and Bill Bryant Ministries
We have two copies of a 70 minute DVD of our March 30 Event in the Meetinghouse, where 15 members told stories and related personal memories of the Ed Strait and Bill Bryant Ministries. If you would like to see this video, please contact Elain Long (203-259-6489) or Wayne Balfanz (203-762-2063).