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.

    DANCE w/The Illusions Band

    Dancing Seniors

    Fri, March 9th, 2018 from 7pm to 10pm

    East Lyme Community Center

    Come dance with The Illusions Band or come listen – either way, a good time!

    Doors open at 6:30pm – tickets sold at the door

    $10pp – Light Refreshments available

     

    FAMILY FEUD w/Utopia Health Care

    Thu, March 1st at 12:30pm

     Do you love watching the T.V. game show Family Feud?

    Then you’ll love playing it with Utopia Home Care.

    Prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be served!

    Free. Please call to register.

    Content by Judy

    2018 brings successes and challenges. As I look back I see the 50% growth of www.SeniorCenterCt.org. As I look forward I see the challenge of matching that 50% growth plus expanding Jencks Network. I’m thankful for what has happened and hopeful of what the future holds.

    And that brings me to this little ditty I wrote…

    What is old??  Me? NO!  You? NO!  Them?? Of course, it’s them… not us! Right!

    Is old turning 40? 50?  Oh, wait I’m past those, so it must be 70…80…90???

    Hey all I know is it’s not me right now. I don’t feel old – however that feels –  and I sure as heck don’t look my age – as I stamp my foot!

    So, if we are not old….

    Then we can and will do everything we have ever done. Right?

    We will continue to learn and do new things.

    We will be trendsetters.

    We will reinvent ourselves again!

    We will find new paths.

    We will not say “Oh I’m too old for that”

    We will not say “I can’t do that.”

    We will not say “I always wanted to do that.”

    We will not say “If I was younger…”

    I know what I will do!

    I will take smart risks.

    I will set attainable goals.

    I will reach for the impossible.

    I will push forward, and I hope you join me on the aging journey!!

    Because if we don’t age in a positive fashion…..

    – tell me what the alternative is!

    -Judy Jencks

    VALENTINE DAY CELEBRATION

    Entertainment by John Banker a charismatic leader of the Riverboat Ramblers and Island Rhythm. John is also an engaging performer presenting interactive specialty programs spiced with nostalgia, humor, and showmanship. John has toured with top entertainers such as Frank Sinatra, Henry Mancini & Mel Torme!

    Lunch will be: Baked chicken, rice, salad, rolls,

    red punch and chocolate cake.

    Fri, February 16th @ 11:45am

    Fee $6

    Must register by February 12th.

    No Bingo played on this date.

    MATURE DRIVER SAFETY CLASS SPONSORED BY AARP

    This course reviews and reinforces safe driving skills. No driving test and no written test. Contact your automobile insurance company regarding a potential discount with completion of the course.

    What day:          Wed, February 7th

    What time:       12:30pm to 4:30pm

    Where:              East Lyme Public Library

    How:                 Register with the Senior Center in person starting February 1st.

    Payment by check to AARP

    $15pp for AARP MemberCar

    $20pp for Non-Member