Category: Programs

TVCCA April Menu

To make a reservation for lunch, contact the Senior Center office by 12pm the day prior by either calling at 860-739-5859 or stopping by. Lunch is served at 11:45am.



BBQ Pulled Pork w/Bun, Baked Beans, Zucchini, Peas, & Carrots, Sweet Treat, Grape Juice


Cod w/Herbs & Tomatoes, Rice Pilaf, Broccoli, Tropical Fruit Cup

Meatballs Marinara, Lemon Parmesan Penne Pasta, Green & Waxed Beans, Pineapple Tidbits

Western Omelet, Home Fries, Mixed Vegetables Medley, Mandarin Oranges

Pesto Grilled Chicken, Roasted Garlic Rice, Soybean Succotash, Pineapple Tidbits

Cheese Omelet, Sweet Potato Tater Tots, Peas & Pearl Onions, Diced Pears


Cheese Lasagna Roll-Ups w/Marinara Sauce, Snap Peas, Zucchini & Yellow Squash, Fresh Fruit



Chicken Fried Beef Steak, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Green & Waxed Beans, Mixed Fruit Cup

Over the Hill Hiking Group April Hikes

April 7 – Chapal Farm Preserve & Boot Rock Preserve, East Haddam
Led by Karen & Heidi

April 14 – Lay Preserve, Old Lyme

Led by Jan

April 21 – Pleasant Valley & Jewett Preserves, Lyme

Led by Debbie & Barry

April 28 – Oswegatchie Hills Nature Preserve, Niantic

Led by Gail


All hikes are approximately three to four miles long, and will begin at 9:30 A.M. Hikers who wish to carpool should meet at East Lyme Senior Center at 9:00 A.M.

Distances, locations and leaders are subject to change, if necessary.

All hikers must register for each hike by calling the East Lyme Senior Center – 860-739-5859.

Living Wills with Attorney McNamara

Monday, April 24th at 1:30pm


National Healthcare Decisions Day (NHDD) exists to inspire, educate and empower the public and providers about the importance of advance care planning. NHDD is an initiative to encourage patients to express their wishes regarding healthcare and for providers and facilities to respect those wishes, whatever they may be. If you would like help in filling out a Living Will form or would like more information about the process, Attorney Jeff McNamara will be available at the Senior Center.

​​​​​​​Registration begins Apr 3rd. Register by Apr 21st. Forms will be available.

Smith Acres Herb Garden Workshop

Tuesday, April 18th at 9:30am


We will create a windowsill herb planter using 3 different herbs. Plastic planter has 3 pots with attached saucer. Lightweight and perfect for your windowsill. When it gets warmer, the herbs can be brought outside. We will talk about different herbs, and participants can choose from a vast assortment of herb plants. We will talk about the herbs and uses for all of them.

Registration begins Apr 3rd. Register by Apr 14th.

Cost is $20 per person.

Space is limited.

5-Part Healthy Brain Series

Friday, April 14th from 10:30-11:30am


o Session 1: Activities to ‘challenge’ your mind
o Session 2: Importance of diet and nutrition
o Session 3: Finding meaningful engagement as you age
o Session 4: Importance of sleep and your brain
o Session 5: Lessons for living longer from people who lived the longest

Registration begins Mon Apr 3rd. Please register by Tue Apr 11th.

“Thoughtful Tuesday” Monthly Mindfulness Coaching

Tuesday, April 11th at 10:15am


Would you like to experience more peace and calm, even when everything around you seems chaotic and busy? Would you like to feel rested and enjoy better sleep? Would you like to experience more joy?

Join Wellness Coach and Pharmacist Lisa Bragaw from Zen & Now Wellness Center once a month. At each session, Lisa will introduce breathing techniques and some very easy to implement mindfulness tools and strategies you can use anytime to bring more ease into your life.

This group will meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Please register with the Senior Center. $10pp each month.

Registration begins Apr 3rd. Register by Apr 7th.

Grandparent Support Group

Wednesday, April 5th at 10:00am


Are you a grandparent or relative helping to raise your grandchild(ren)? Are you looking for others to connect with who are are also helping raise their grandchild(ren)? Join us for a free information session! Deb Walker from SERAC will join us to discuss the program Powered Up.

Registration is now open.

Grief Support Group

Tuesday, April 4th at 10:30am


The loss of a spouse or partner is often one of the hardest losses we will encounter. Our lives turn upside down. You ask yourself, “How will I survive and feel all alone?” You are not alone. This group will offer a safe and private space for you to learn from others and understand that there are others sharing this similar experience. The group is peer to peer support with a trained peer facilitator from the Brian Dagle Foundation.


This group meets the first Tuesday of each month at the Senior Center.

Please register with the Senior Center.

AARP Mature Driver Safety Class

Wednesday, April 5th from 12:30-4:30pm


The AARP Smart Driver course is the nation’s first refresher course specifically
designed for drivers age 50 and older. In many states, drivers may benefit from a discount on their auto insurance premium upon completing the course. Contact your insurance company to find out. And you will learn something new along the way. In fact, an evaluation of the course found that 97% of participants changed at least one driving habit as a result of what they learned.


$20 for AARP member $25 for non-AARP member

Register with the Senior Center office. Payment due upon registration.

Lunch & Learn: Home Safety Tips

Wednesday, April 19th at 12:30pm


Safety in the Home discussion with Lower Valley Care Advocates. Learn about safety equipment for your home, services and assistance programs to keep you safe, and memory care specific precautions.

Registration begins Apr 3rd. Please register by Apr 14th. $2pp.