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 are Session Based: These classes will have a specific start and end date. Class sessions typically run for 3 months.

Music Classes – Ukulele and Guitar lessons. Explore your creative side and challenge yourself mentally by learning to play an instrument. Beginner level is offered as well as more advanced classes. Loaner instrument is available if needed.

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.

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 and Thursday at 11:45am. You must register for a lunch at least 24 hours in advance.

    February TVCCA Cafe 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. Suggested donation $3pp.

    2
    Sloppy Joe w/Bun, Herb Roasted Potatoes, Mixed Vegetables Medley, Pineapple Tidbits

    7
    Birthday Celebration

    Beef Stew, Steamed Parsley Potatoes, Broccoli, Birthday Treat, Orange Juice

    9
    Stuffed Shells/Marinara, Carrot Coins, Waxed Beans, Applesauce Cup

    14
    Cuban Pulled Pork, Spanish Rice, Cauliflower, Carrots & Snap Peas, Tropical Fruit Cup

    16
    Whole Grain Fish Sticks, Tater Tots, Broccoli, Peppers & Mushrooms, Diced Pears

    21
    Chicken Parmesan, Pasta Shells w/Marinara, Zucchini & Yellow Squash, Fresh Fruit

    23
    Pork Sausage & Gravy, Home Fries, Broccoli, Diced Peaches

    28
    Cheese Omelet, Home Fries, Squash Mix w/Carrots & String Beans, Pineapple Tidbits

     

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

    Over The Hill Hiking Group: February Hikes

    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 with the group before enrolling into a difficult hike.

    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.

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

     

    February Hikes:

    February 3 – Pequot Woods Park, Mystic
    Moderate
    Chuck
    February 10 – Stenger Farm Park, Waterford
    Easy
    Cindy & Heidi
    February 17 – Johnston Preserve, Lyme
    Moderate
    Susan & Heidi
    February 24 – Airline Trail/Comstock Bridge, Colchester
    Easy
    Heidi

    ROMEO Club at Longhorn Steakhouse

    Wednesday, February 22nd 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),

    Trip: La Llorona in Niantic

    Wednesday, February 8th

    Departing 11:00am, Returning 3:00pm

     

    Lunch right here in town!

    Trip fee is $5pp (transportation only).
    Open to Non-Residents if there is availability. Non-residents will be charged a $1.00 surcharge.

    Senior Center Fun Trips use a bus from the Center for transport to and from destination. # of seats very limited.

    AARP Mature Driver Safety Class

    Wednesday, February 1st from 12:30-4:30pm

    and Wednesday, March 1st from 9:15am-1:15pm

    $20 for AARP member  –  $25 for non-AARP member
    Register with the Senior Center office. Payment due upon registration

     

    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.