Programs

Programs – The Senior Center plans events on a monthly basis. Below is a listing for what generally occurs. For more details on events not listed below, check the Calendar Section and/or the News Section.

Fitness – Participants can trial any class without obligation. Please notify the Senior Center office if you are trialing a class.

All participants are encouraged to participate at their level of fitness/comfort. Any physical concerns are to be addressed to your personal physician. Questions about modifying the routines are to be directed to your instructor. All instructors are CPR certified and qualified in the class they are teaching.

Classes that utilize the Pass System: With the Pass System, the participant purchases a card which has a specific number of classes on it that must be used within one year of purchase. The Pass must be brought to every class. Attendance will be tracked and when your “punches” are used, a new pass must be purchased.

Classes that are Session Based: These classes will have a specific start and end date. Participants can elect to attend all of the classes or half of the classes. Class sessions typically run for 2 months.

Music Classes – Explore your creative side and challenge yourself mentally by learning to play an instrument.

Education/Enrichment Classes – Learn new skills in the areas of the arts, technology, health and more.  Through education develop and help maintain your mental abilities as well as enhance your self-esteem and creative needs. Explore and develop your interests.

Cards/GamesA variety of choices for group play and individual play. Promotes mental stimulation and provides for socialization. They stimulate memory, attention skills and have great social interaction which works on many parts of the brain.  Our games programs include a variety of levels from basic to more challenging options.

Social Scene – The Senior Center plans, often with meals, events that are offered to provide socialization and entertainment. Any excuse for a party is considered whether it be to celebrate a National Holiday or just to have some fun. A regional dinner dance is held annually also to allow for socializing with friends from the other towns in the county.

Health Services – These services are provided to help older adults age at home and stay as well as possible.  Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of the programs.

Nutrition Services – The Senior Nutrition Program, administered by TVCCA, offers nutritious meals on a daily basis.

    Monday, November 27th- DOUBLE REEDS ENSEMBLE

    Showcasing the unusual and beautiful sounds of the double reed instruments.

    Beef Barley soup and half of a roast beef sandwich and dessert.

    $5pp – Mon, November 27th

    Registration begins November 1st.

     

    Wednesday, November 15th- HOSPICE AND 5 WISHES

    with VITAS HEALTHCARE

    “It’s never too soon to talk about comfort, peace, dignity– hospice.

    Wed, November 15th at 12:30pm

    Please call to register

    Monday, November 13th- SALUTE TO OUR VETERANS

    Veterans Day Breakfast – free to Vets!

    $5pp for all others. Breakfast Casserole,

    Muffins, Fruit Salad, OJ and Coffee.

    Mon, November 13th at 9am

    Registration begins November 1st

    Guest Speaker Michael Zacchea will join us at 9:30am. He has been featured in several books and documentaries addressing the Iraq War, Veterans issues and Iraqi refugee issues.

    A Flag Retiring Ceremony will conclude our day.

     

    Second Tuesday of the month- TECH SUPPORT w/ELHS STUDENTS

    If you are  you having trouble learning how to use your lap-top, tablet or

    smart phone device join the East Lyme High School students to learn.

    Call to set-up your appointment.

    Second Tue of the month at 2:45pm

    Begins: Tue, November 14th at 2:45pm

     

    Monday, November 13th- TEAM MEETING

    Together Everyone Achieves More

    We are looking to create a collaborative group to exchange ideas, share info, and

    opinions, to ensure we have the best senior center on the East Coast!

    Mon, November 13th at 11:30am. Please call to register.