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Thank you New London Seniors!    

…For all that you have done for our community this year:

Fundraising & Donations: Holiday Boot Drive, Adopt-A-Senior, School Supplies, Care Packages for Armed Service Members, Holiday Cards to Veterans, Fundraiser for Soup Kitchen, Tommy Maynard Fund Raiser, N. L. High School Scholarship, N. L. Police Department Brochure, etc.

Volunteerism: Food Pantry, Nursing Home Visits, TVCCA Kitchen, Local Beach Clean-Up, TVCA RSVP Program, Sliver Threads Boutique Thrift Shop, Jason’s Tag Sale, Books Sales and Sawing Shop Sales at the Senior Center, Trips, Bingo, Volunteer Luncheon, Pen Pals Program, Scrapbooking Project for Nursing Home Residents, etc.

Collaboration with Community Organizations: Big Event and Kids Camp (w/ N. L. Recreation Department), “Carousal “ and Senior Prom (w/ Conn. College), Lightbulb Exchange (w/ Eversource), Summer Fiesta (w/ Centro de la Comunidad).

Special Events at the Senior Center: Health Education Series, Intergenerational Programing, Holiday Gathering, Butterfly Memorial, Talent Show, Gong Show, Mother’s Day Tea, Father’s Day Breakfast…

 

 

 

 

 

    June- “Senior Spotlight”

    Karen Brown

    Volunteers are a very special breed. They’re not afraid to step in when they see the need.

    They’re always willing to lend a hand,
    To lift someone up who’s sinking in quicksand.

    They always have something encouraging to say,
    And they manage to say it in the kindest way.

    They share their skills, talents and time.
    And in return, they don’t ask for a dime

    Thank You Karen for helping with bingo, and other projects when needed! You’re greatly appreciated!

     

    New Exercise Card

    To participate in our exercise classes you must  purchase a card.  This card allows you to participate in one or all of the following classes: Tai Chi, Health and Wellness, Yoga, Exercise, and Pickleball.

    ($15 Members / $30 Non-Members)

    (Income-based discounts are available for members. Please inquire at the front desk.)

     

    Content by Judy – Living vs Existing

    We get up each morning. Begin our routine. Bathroom. Coffee. Read the paper. Watch the news. Shower. Dress. And so, the day begins.

    In those moments are you living or existing? Me at that point I’m existing. Getting going in the morning is a real chore for me. I’m not a bright bubbly person at the start of the day.

    Soon I’m living! I’m doing a job I love. Enjoying my husband and our beagle. Interacting with others. Planning what’s next. Enjoying the grass getting green, the beginning of leaves and flowers. Spotting my first Hummingbird of the year!

    I hope all of you are LIVING as well!

    Break your routines! The same old thing is boring!

    Do something new and out of your ordinary.

    Be the best you can be.

    Let SeniorCenterCt.org assist you in your “out of the ordinary” journey.

    Visit.

    Plan.

    Schedule.

    Invite others.

    Start doing!

    Don’t ponder. Stop all that thinking and all those what ifs.

    LIVE!

    -Judy Jencks.5.2018