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See what’s happening at the East Lyme Senior Center!

    MYSTERY DINNER THEATER – Saturday, March 30th

    6pm start
    $20pp – Pre-registration strongly encouraged

    Snowbound Murder Mystery at the East Lymestone Inn in East Lymestone, CT

    Interact with the East Lyme Mystery Players to solve a murder. Prizes for solving murder & the mysteries. Raffle Items.

    Fundraiser for TUTS (Theater Under the Shell) and the East Lyme Players.

    Dinner:
    Baked Ziti, Salad
    Garlic Bread
    Dessert

    AARP TAX-AIDE PROGRAM – Mondays and Fridays thru April 15th

    The AARP Tax-Aide program provides tax counseling and preparation for middle to low-income taxpayers with special attention to those people aged 60 and over. This service is free. The Tax Advisors are available for the months of February, March and April on Monday and Friday mornings at 9am beginning February 1st. Appointments must be made by calling the Senior Center. Taxpayers are asked to provide their:

    1. Personal Identification and Social Security Number
    2. Copies of your 2017 Federal and Connecticut tax returns, and
    3. All 2018 income reports that have been received (SSA-1099 forms, all 1099 forms, W-2 forms, Unemployment Compensation Forms, all other Forms that indicate Federal and/or Connecticut income taxes were paid in 2018), and
    4. Any documentation showing original cost of sold assets in 2018.

     

    Thursday, March 21st – DRUMMING FOR HEALTH – Drum Circle

    Time: 10:00am

    This energizing program allows us to find inner rhythm by playing the hand drums.

    It’s Fun!

    Participants have enjoyed this in the past! Space is limited so sign up fast.

    Free

    Please call to register.


     

    ST. PATRICK’S DAY POTATO BAR – Friday, March 15th

    ANOTHER WAY TO CELEBRATE ST. PATRICK’S DAY

    Fri, March 15th at 11:45am – $6pp

    Potato Bar – Baked Potato with all the fixings

    Butter – Sour Cream – Bacon Bits – Chives – Cheddar Cheese –

    Salad, Roll and Dessert

    Registration begins March 1st

    Entertainment by Willie and Jan

    Must enroll by March 13th

    Baked Potato

    Help- Content by Judy

    We have all heard the Beatles song “When I was younger, so much younger than today…” “Help me if you can….” And this song brings to mind that the definition of help has many meanings. To give help and to receive help are two very different things. We all have a tendency to offer our help but are reluctant to ask for help. Now why is that!! We can’t help each other if no one ever asks for assistance.

    What’s so hard about asking? We don’t want to bother anyone. We don’t want to be a burden. We can do everything! All of the time! All by ourselves!

    Now how ridiculous is that statement!! We need doctors, electricians, plumbers, accountants, mailmen, and on and on. We need services, assistance and relief in many different ways from the time we are born until the time we die.

    We accept, hire, allow support and services every day. We just don’t term it as “help”. Reconsider all of those things. Perhaps it will assist you in redefining the word “help”.

    And then we want to step forward, chip in and offer a lending hand to others. It might be cutting our neighbors grass, picking something up for a friend, giving a ride so your sister can drop her car of at the dealership. Doing these things makes us feel good. We want to volunteer. Maybe at the school, the senior center, the library, for scouts, as a fireman or EMT. We want to help others.

    We by nature are very giving. It’s easy to offer but remember others can’t give if you don’t ask. And your ask doesn’t have to be big. It can be as simple as “Can you bring me back a coffee when you get yours?” So, the next time someone asks if they can do anything for you… say YES! Both of you will feel good about it.