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.

    Senior Fitness- Mondays & Wednesdays

    Time: 10:00am to 11:00am

    Residents $50.00 for 30 classes – Non-residents $55.00 for 30 classes

    Pass Class

    Senior Fitness is a low impact, moderate intensity class which provides a balanced workout to promote endurance of your heart and lungs, to strengthen your muscles and bones, to improve posture and balance, to increases flexibility, and to challenge your brain. To keep things fun and interesting, we move to music from all eras and genres. Dyna bands, weights, and other props are available for strengthening and stretching. Work at your own pace in a non-judgmental, relaxed atmosphere. Modify as you need. Please bring water and wear appropriate shoes and comfortable clothes.

    “FILE OF LIFE” Information w/Niantic Fire Chief John McDonald

    Meet Niantic Fire Chief John McDonald and learn about the

    importance of keeping a “File of Life” card in your home at all times.

    Registration begins January 4th. Event to be held on Wed, January 27th at 11:00am.

     

    AARP Sponsored Mature Driver Safety Class

    MATURE DRIVER SAFETY CLASS

    What day:     Wed, December 9th

    What time:    12:30pm -4:30pm

    Where:           East Lyme Public Library

    How:              Registration begins December 1st

     

    Payment by check to AARP

    $15pp for AARP Member

    $20pp for Non-Member

     

    Thursdays- PiYo

    Join Pilates & Yoga into one workout.

    Burn calories, tone muscles, work on balance and stretch.

    9 classes – Registration begins December 1st.

    * NEW TIME & DAY*

    Thu, December 10th    11:30am -12:20pm

    9 classes no class on 12/24 & 12/31

    $32 Residents-$36 Non-Residents

     

    Monday, December 14th- Bunco

    Join Kristen on Mon, December 14th and play BUNCO from 9:30am to 11:30 am.

    Please call to register.  We are hoping for at least twelve players.

    Newcomers welcome!

    $2 Fee