CONTENT BY JUDY – Perennials, Active Agers, Baby boomers

    Just what are we? And are you paying attention to us??

    A search for a term that doesn’t offend is taking place. Trying to avoid terms like senior citizen, retiree, elder and the elderly. The question becomes what do we call everyone 55+?

    Terms are materializing that are perhaps more appropriate and appealing.

    The term, Baby Boomer was created and has been used since all those World War II babies were being born. This group has changed and revolutionized the United States as the have passed though each phase of aging. And they will and are changing and redefining the term senior each day. Just look around – they are not stationary, boring or old.

    The title, Perennial has been around for several years now and refers to blooming again and again. And yes, we do that again and again during our lives. We become young adults striking out on our own. We become homeowners, parents. So forth and so on as we parade along the paths of our lives. Ever changing and blossoming into the “new” me.

    Active Ager is a newer term and defines seniors as young at heart, tech-loving, gym-using, trend setting, fun-seeking marketer’s dream. This term might be the best fitting so far as each generation is truly younger than the generation before them.

    Whatever term you use 55+ adults are strong, happy, healthy. They are using and buying what they choose. They want the same products all ages want and use. They are not to be overlooked as they are living longer, working longer, staying healthier and maintaining their independent as well.

    Call them what you will but remember they spend $2.9 trillion on products and services each year.


    Looking for people Interested in Beginner Tai Chi – Fridays

    Time: 1:45pm- 3:00pm

    Interested in learning Tai Chi?  This class is for you!  Tai Chi is a gentle form of exercise using graceful movements to connect the mind and body.  Sometimes described as “meditation in motion”, Tai Chi is used for stress reduction and to help with a variety of other health conditions. This class is for beginners with no experience or limited experience.  Start date of class TBD in the Fall.

    Minimum number of participants needed in order to start the class.
    Please leave your Name & Telephone Number at Reception if interested.
    Classes are open to members of the Rose City Senior Center only.  Not a member yet?  Sign up today!

    Golf Anyone?

    Looking for a group of golfers (beginners welcomed) to play at local courses once a week.

    If interested, please call Peter Bettencourt at 860-889-4681

    Thank you! – Volunteer Recognition Breakfast

    Thank You to Senior Center volunteer Cora Landry who helped with set-up, Big Y volunteers who helped with food preparation and serving; Clayton Allen for his wonderful entertainment and to Matthew’s Catering for the delicious food and clean up!  Thank you all so much!


    Thank you- Pet Wellness Clinic – CT Humane Society

    A very big thank you to the CT Humane Society who recently held a free Pet Wellness Clinic at the Senior Center!  This clinic provided much needed help to seniors who may not have had the access to veterinary care for their beloved pets due to financial reasons.  36 pets were able to be seen during this clinic.  Thank you so much!