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.

    PACE or People with Arthritis Can Exercise – Thursdays

    PACE is a safe fitness program that helps increase range of motion and functional movement through a series of exercises and stretches. It has been shown to help reduce pain and depression and encourage socialization all of which improve participants’ quality of life.

    Time: 1pm-2pmExercising

    6 classes

    $14R/NR$16

    Registration begins October 25th

     

     

     

    MATURE DRIVER SAFETY CLASS SPONSORED BY AARP – Wednesday, November 7th

    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

     

    NURSE MANAGED FOOT CLINIC – Wednesday, November 14th

    Time: 1:00pm to 3:00pm
    Appointment necessary.

    The VNASC is offering a monthly foot clinic. Routine foot care will be provided for a fee of $10pp. Anyone with a diabetic diagnosis cannot be seen by this clinic but all others are welcome.

    Call the Senior Center at 860-739-5859.

     

    LUNCH & LEARN – Monday, November 19th

    Time: 10:30am

    Laurie & Jas from William Raveis will present information on Work Force Units – what they are – what are the qualifications needed to purchase a unit – current market examples – what this may be a good option for an older adult(s) looking to downsize.

    Option lunch will follow provided by the Senior Center. Hot dog & hamburger, chips, a pickle, dessert and drinks.
    $5 fee for lunch

    *Please note you are welcome to attend just the Learn portion of the program but please register to ensure enough seating. Registration begins November 1st.

    UKULELE LESSONS – LEVEL 2 – Mondays

    UKULELE LESSONS LEVEL 2

    High quality group lessons. Improve your playing skills and meet others interested in music lessons. Must know the C Family Chord Group.

    Begins Mon, November 5th and ends on December 17th

    Mon from 11am-12pm. 6 classes. No class on 11/12

    $30R/$33NR

    Registration begins October 25th

    Must have your own instrument