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.

    Over the Hill Hiking Group: April Hikes

    Apr 5 – Avery Farm
    Groton – Easy

    Apr 12 – Tri Town Forest Preserve East
    North Stonington – Difficult


    Apr 19 – Rocky Neck
    Niantic – Easy
    Deb & Barry

    Apr 26 – The Preserve
    Old Saybrook – Moderate



     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 by Wednesday for each hike by
    calling the East Lyme Senior Center – 860-739-5859.
     Hikers are to bring water and sturdy shoes; and lunch,
    insect repellent and sunscreen if desired.

    ROMEO Club: Bill’s Seafood in Westbrook

    Wednesday, April 24th at 11:00am


    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).

    Introducing: Zumba Gold Seated

    Monday, April 29th at 11:30am


    Free Demo Class! Instructor: Monica Bengtson

    We can stay seated and still have a Zumba party! Get an effective core, arm and brain workout – you may be surprised how effective seated exercise is.

    Registration begins Apr 1st. Register by Apr 22nd.

    HHC Center for Healthy Aging: Memory Loss, When to be Concerned

    Friday, April 19th at 10:30am

    Memory Loss, When to be Concerned This program will discuss the differences between mild forgetfulness and more serious memory problems.

    PRESENTED BY: Kristine Johnson, Dementia Specialist Hartford HealthCare Center for Healthy Aging

    Discussion will include:
     Causes of memory loss
     Tips to have the difficult
    conversations about dementia
     Potential next steps

    Registration begins on Apr 1st. Register by Apr 16th.

    Tiny Houses Craft Class

    Monday, April 15th at 10:00am


    Learn how to upgrade two tiny unpainted wood house shapes into two fabulous looking tiny houses using patterned paper, sentiment strips and accent paper pieces. Turn the unpainted houses pieces from drab to fab in this paper crafting class.

    With Nancy Souza, Card Maker, Mixed Media Artist and Altenew Certified Educator.

    Class fee $15 per person. Registration begins Apr 1st. Register by Apr 12th.