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.

    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

     

    Don’t wait too long – Content by Judy

    Do we wait too long?
    To look….
    At ourselves and see ourselves as we really are? Not as we still think we are.
    Our housing and does it fit the life we will live in the future? Will we age well and safely where we are?
    Our income? Do we have enough? Will the money last or will we outlive our savings?
    Our own fragility? How will we manage and cope? When will we speak up and say I’m no longer safe on my own?

    We have a tendency to wait too long to “live” as well. We say, “We’ll travel when we retire”, “We’ll downsize and move when we retire”, “Oh, I’ll figure that out after I retire”

    Let’s revisit all of that. Let’s start planning today how we will live our lives to the fullest. Don’t put things off. Make modifications to your home as the years go by. Have most of it done before you retire. Start traveling as soon as the kids are independent and some of your money is freed up. Travel while you are healthy and able to. It’s a whole lot more fun to explore the world before you experience health issues.
    Start now thinking about what you’ll do each day, all day once you are not working. You’ll have a lot of hours and days to fill up. Do you want to learn new skills? Watch your grandchildren? Volunteer and where will you volunteer? Find a new job? Start a new career?
    Don’t wait too long. Life can pass us by. We can only wish once those days and years are behind us. Live life to the fullest and start that living right now!!

    BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL – Friday, July 27th

    Time: 11:45am

    Enjoy our savory sausage, onions & pepper grinders, pasta salad, and
    sparkling BLUEBERRY LEMONADE! Dessert provided by Crescent Point.
    Bbingo to follow at 1pm.

    Registration begins Jul 2nd
    Must register by Jul 24th
    $6 Fee

    ANNUAL ROTARY CLUB SPONSORED PICNIC – Wednesday, July 11th

    Time: 12:00pm

    At the East Lyme Senior Center
    $1pp
    Money collected will be raffled off!!

    Hamburger, Hot Dog, Salads and Desserts are all provided by the Niantic Rotary Club.

    Musical Entertainment by Music Mania Ralph Sacco.

    Must register for this event by July 7th.