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.

    STORM PREPAREDNESS SERIES – Wednesdays in August

    Time: 10am

    Wed, August 1st:

    Be stormed prepared

    Wed, August 8th: 

    Getting your go-pack ready: financial records and important household papers

    Wed, August 15th:

    Stocking up – preparing your emergency food supply

    Must register

     

    COOKBOOK CLUB – Tuesday, July 18th

    Time: 10:00

    Presented by the E.L. Senior Center and the E.L. Library
    Cooking, eating, discussing, & sharing food brings us together!

    *Bring a recipe from a cookbook (not the internet). This month’s topic is Salads – Bring the cookbook and copies of the recipe to share. Bring a sample to taste. Must register!

    MATURE DRIVER SAFETY CLASS SPONSORED BY AARP – Wednesday, August 8th

    Time: 9:15am to 1:15pm

    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.

    Where: East Lyme Public Library

    How: Register with the Senior Center in person.

    Payment by check to AARP

    $15pp for AARP MemberCar

    $20pp for Non-Member