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.

    TVCC Senior Cafe October Menu


    Menu is subject to change without notice.

    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. Suggested donation $3 per person. Lunch is served at 11:45am



    Pork Taco Bowl, Roaster Garlic Rice, Mixed Vegetable Medley, Pineapple Tidbits

    Crispy Cod, Macaroni & Cheese, Broccoli, Mixed Fruit Cup
    Stuffed Chicken w/Broccoli & Cheese, Lemon Parmesan Pasta, Green & Waxed Beans, Sweet Treat, Grape Juice

    Shrimp Stir -Fry, Steamed Rice, Asian Vegetable Blend, Mandarin Oranges
    Cheese Omelet, Home Fries, Squash Mix w/Carrots & String Beans, Tropical Fruit Cup

    Salisbury Steak w/Gravy, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Corn w/Peppers & Onions, Pineapple Tidbits
    Country Fried Beef Steak, Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes, Zucchini & Yellow Squash, Fresh Fruit

    Pork Sausage & Gravy, Tater Tots, Broccoli, Diced Pears

    1% milk and whole grain bread are
    served with each meal.

    Over the Hill Hiking Group October Hikes

    Oct 7th, Rocky Neck, Niantic
    Leader: Carol
    Oct 14th, Machimoodus, East Haddam*
    Leader: Heidi & Suzanne
    Oct 21 Avery Farm/Candlewood, Groton
    Leader: Cindy
    Oct 28th, Tri Town Trail, Preston
    Leader: Debbie & Barry


    Hikers from other towns are welcome to participate.

    Medium hikes may have a few hills, rocks or beach sand. The difficult hike is more strenuous; participants must have completed two medium hikes.

    All hikes are approximately three to four miles long, and will
    begin at 9:30 A.M. *Senior Van – $5.00 fee limited occupancy. 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.

    Hikers are to bring water and sturdy shoes; and lunch, insect
    repellant and sunscreen if desired

    Romeo Club: Recovery Room in New London

    Wednesday, October 26th at 11:30am


    So, what is the ROMEO Club? (Retired Old Men Eating Out)

    They eat out, have fun, make and keep friends. Men Only!

    ​​​​​​​ Trip fee is $5pp (transportation only),

    AARP Mature Driver Safety Class

    Wednesday, October 5th from 9:15-11:15am


    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.

    Cookie Decorating Class

    Tuesday, November 1st from 1:00-4:00pm


    Learn how to decorate cookies with royal icing. With fun fall cookie shapes and icing colors.

    Cost is $15 per person, Registration begins Oct 3rd, Register by Oct 21st. Space is limited.