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.

    A COMMUNITY READ of the Declaration of Independence – Tuesday, July 3rd

    Time: 3:30pm
    Sponsored by the East Lyme Senior Center, the East Lyme Public Library,
    the Smith-Harris House, East Lyme Parks & Recreation, and the Book Group.
    Celebrate the Fourth by hearing these powerful works in good company.
    If you would like to read, come at 3pm to sign up for your section.

    Light refreshments and conversation to follow.

    At the East Lyme Senior Center

    Friday mornings through June 22nd – Hiking – OVER THE HILL GANG with John

    Couple Hiking

    Fri mornings starting May 4th- June 22nd

    Time: 9am

    For a list of hikes come to the Senior Center.
    Hikes are local and away.  We will transport for away hikes @ $5pp.

    Directions will be provided. Call to register and for more information.

    Wear sturdy shoes – Bring a bottle of water, snack, sunscreen & bug spray.

     

    VASCULAR SCREENING – Monday, May 21st – NEW

    w/Southern CT Vascular Center, Vascular Experts

    Mon, May 21st – from 9am-12pm

    Appointments needed for a quick ultra sound.

    Registration begins May 1st. Free.

     

    GUITAR LESSONS – Thursdays

    Guitar Lessons are a great way to challenge yourself mentally, a fun way to  explore your creative side, and just fun!  Loaner guitars are available with a deposit.

    Begins on Thu, May 10th and runs thru June 21st

    Time: 12:30pm-1:30pm

    Guitar

    7 classes. $42R/$46NR

    Registration begins on May 1st