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 Tuesday through Friday at 11:45am. You must register for a lunch at least 24 hours in advance.

    NIANTIC TOASTMASTERS – Monday, December 17th

    Talented speakers will regale you with Christmas stories to help you get into the Holiday Spirit!

    Mon, December 17th at 11:45am

    Must register. $5 Fee for lunch

    Lunch will be provided by the senior center.

    Pulled Pork Shepherd’s Pie, Salad, Roll and a Drink. You can register for the program without ordering lunch. Be sure to tell us if you are ordering lunch.

     

    Live in the now! – CONTENT BY JUDY

    Oh, I don’t have time.
    Nope I can’t afford it.
    It’s too expensive.
    Who will take care of the dog?
    I can’t because my husband, mother, sister isn’t feeling well.
    I have to be available for my grandchildren.
    There is no one else.
    Next time I will.
    Next year I will.
    After I retire I will.
    Yes, I really really want to but….
    Have you heard and or said these things?
    Is this what stops you from doing the things you dream about? The things you want to do?
    Is this what stops you from making that bucket list.
    Well you know what – there will come a time when you really won’t be able to do those things. It will be when your spouse or traveling partner is dead. When you have lost the ability to travel. When you truly have no money left because you gave it all to the kids.
    So, change all of those things. Stop being that person who always has a reason to not do something. Become the person who is out and about. The person executing the plans.
    My in-laws died before they could do any of the above things because they always had those reasons of why not to and unfortunately, they both died within 3 months of each other in their late 60’s.
    My husband and I learned to get out there and travel, remodel the house, visit relatives, learn new things, question our wants and needs.
    Live in the now. Don’t delay! Make your plans for 2019! Be present.
    And you know what you’ll be happier. You’ll enjoy life more. You’ll have new stories to tell. And you’ll find more things you can and want to do. Get out there and enjoy life.

    HOLIDAY CELEBRATION – Friday, December 28th

    Time: 11:45am

    Cost: $6pp

    Our own Joe & Rita will be making Baked Ziti with Sweet Italian Sausage, Tossed Salad, Garlic Bread, and Dessert. After lunch, the Valley Shore Acappella “Sweet Adelines” will perform at 12:30pm.

    Registration begins December 3rd.

    No Bingo today.

    VALLEY SHORE ACAPPELLA HOLIDAY CONCERT – Wednesday, December 12th

    Time: 7pm

    The Valley Shore Acappella “Sweet Adelines” will be holding a holiday concert on Wednesday, December 12th at 7pm in the Activity Room of the East Lyme Community Center.

    The concert is free but donations will be gratefully accepted.

    HOLIDAY MEAL – Wednesday, December 19th

    TVCCA & Senior Center HOLIDAY MEAL

    Wed Dec 19th, at 11:45am
    Reservations by noon Thu, Dec 13th.

    *Glazed Ham
    *Sweet Potatoes
    *Scandinavian Veggie Blend
    *Gingerbread Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting
    *Whole Wheat Roll

    Suggested donation amount of $4.50