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.

    Thursday, May 30th- The East Lyme Library Foundation Presents: Health, Wellness, and Longevity How to live your life longer and better

    Time: 7:00pm

    Location: East Lyme Community Center

    Dr. Geoffrey Tremont and Dr. Cooney will be the guest speakers. In addition, availability and accessibility of support services for older individuals in SECT will be discussed. Dr. Tremont is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Brown University and will share his expertise in cognitive function discussing normal patterns of aging, psychological aging, and memory loss and its prevention.

    Dr. Cooney is a Professor of Medicine in Internal Medicine, Geriatric, and Rheumatology at Yale University and will speak in-depth on adaption ot getting older, both physically and cognitively.

    Please call the East Lyme Public Library to register for this free event at 860-739-6926. Transportation can be provided upon request but the ride reservation must be made by Fri, May 24th.

    Thursday, May 29th- White House Memories

    Time: 6:00pm

    Former White House butler, Alan DeValerio, will tell you about his personal experience working in the White House. From providing inside details about all the preparations involved in White House entertainment to sharing stories of taking care of our First Families since the Franklin Roosevelt administration, he will relate his first-hand experiences with history. His book, A History of Entertaining in the Modern White House, will be available for purchase. This program is brought to you by the East Lyme Public Library and the East Lyme Senior Center.

    Program registration is required. Please contact the Library at 860-739-6926. Transportation can be provided upon request but ride reservation must be made by Fri, May 24th.

    Friday, June 21st- Day Trip to Newport Flower Show

    Departure time: 8:45am

    When registering for any of the below trips, you can sign up yourself and one other person only. Payment is due upon registration. Please stop by the Senior Center office.

    DAY TRIPS Registration begins on the dates noted below. Register as soon as you can. Trip counts are required a month in advance to determine if we have the minimum number for a trip to run. Detailed flyers available for all Day Trips. 

    Trip to the Newport Flower Show at Rosecliff Mansion in Newport with lunch/shopping on your own at the Wharf. Trip fee is $49pp. Registration begins March 1st. Moderate walking.

    Mon, May 13th- Talk with Scott J. Stanat, MD


    Are you suffering from Hip & Knee Pain ?

    Educational seminar with Dr. Stanat of Orthopedic Partners.

    Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm.

    Free.

    Must register.

     

    Quilters- Fridays on May 17 and May 24

    Time: 5:00pm – 9:00pm

    This is a sewing group – there is no official teaching but there is much sharing of information. Bring your own material and sewing equipment.

    Bring a dish to share.

    $2pp drop in fee