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 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.

    SENIOR & DISABLED HOMEOWNERS’ TAX RELIEF 2021

    The State of Connecticut offers a state run Elderly Tax Benefit known as the Circuit Breaker. It is for eligible real estate taxpayers within the Town of East Lyme. To apply, you must have reached the age of 65 prior to     December 31, 2020 or be totally disabled if under the age of 65. You are applying for a credit on the taxes due on your primary residence in East Lyme. Under the law, Social Security income MUST be declared and the program requires you to provide information regarding all GROSS income received during 2020.

    The new income limit, including GROSS income and Social Security:

    $45,800 for married couples and

    $37,600 for single persons.

                            LOCAL TAX CREDIT OPTION:

    Also, the Town of East Lyme provides on Additional Tax Relief for elderly and totally disabled homeowners. The new income limit, including GROSS income and Social Security is

    $45,800 regardless of marital status.

    For further information, contact the Assessor’s Office at the Town Hall.

     

    Filing dates for the above programs are February 1, through May 15, 2021.

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Assessor’s Office does not yet know how they will be processing the applications.

    Please call their office before you go to the Town Hall.

     

    There is also a Veteran’s Exemption that is available. For more information, contact the Assessor’s Office.

     

    Thu, February 18th at 10:30am- LIVE webinar session on Staying On Your Feet On The Ice and Snow

    Staying On Your Feet On The Ice and Snow

    Thu, February 18th at 10:30am

    In this free, LIVE webinar session, join exercise physiologist Evan Gross, to learn techniques for staying

    safe in the snow and ice this winter. Q&A with the speaker will follow the presentation.

    https://hartfordhealthcare.org/health-wellness/classes-events/conifer-registration

    Wed, February 17th at 1:30pm- Senior & Medications Virtual interactive educational session

    Senior & Medications

    Wed, February 17th at 1:30pm

    Join our interactive educational session right from the comfort of your phone, computer or tablet. What should you know before taking medications? Presented by Hartford HealthCare Integrated Health Partners

    Pharmacists and UCONN pharmacy students.

    https://hartfordhealthcare.org/health-wellness/classes-events/conifer-registration